It's time. After 15 minutes of Jon Stewart's comedy and some old gay western jokes, the results are in. Here are the 78th Academy Award winners.
The Academy of Arts and Sciences released the 2006 Oscar nominations today, Tuesday, Jan. 31. Official Silver Chips Online predictions and a special Oscar feature will be released soon.
Holler people of Blair!!! The Editors-in-Chief decided they needed a break from the emotional strain of dealing with the tough (or should we say inane) questions and requested assistance. The great Danny Scheer, from SCO, and the bitter Armin Rosen, from Print, responded to the call and wrote what is undoubtedly one of the 15 best Ask Chips EVER. LOL.
The SGA-organized pep rally brought together the senior, junior, sophomore and freshman classes on Friday, Oct. 28 to rally for the Homecoming game tomorrow, in spite of freshman-hazing fears.
Beginning on Monday, June 20, Blair staff members and other workers labored almost around-the-clock to prepare the building for President Bush's visit to the school on June 23.
President George W. Bush came to Blair to host an event to promote his plan to add personal investment accounts to the Social Security system, on Thursday, June 23. His appearance in Silver Spring drew about 400 protesters to the Four Corners area.
Senior Andrew Helgeson died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday morning, May 25. He was to receive the Terry Hicks award, a highly prestigious scholarship, on Wednesday night.
When I went to see "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," I was filled with questions and expectations. How does Anakin turn to the dark side? What will happen to the Jedi Knights? Why does Obi-Wan end up on Tatooine? Will Yoda have another awesome duel? There is so much to expect from the final installment to the "Star Wars" franchise, and I, like so many other fans, prepared myself for disappointment. It is going to take a lot of magic, I thought, to complete the new trilogy.
Tomorrow is the last installment of the Star Wars prequel franchise, which includes "The Phantom Menace," "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith," and Blazers are psyching up for the most anticipated movie event of the summer. But in light of all the excitement, Blazers are also trying to cope with the end and the dissapointment of the Star Wars franchise as they know it.
To say that Thursday night's One Act plays was anything short of incredible is cruelly unjust. "All in the Timing," directed by juniors Nora Boedecker and Joe Lorenz, was one of the best student-produced plays in the past three years. The last performance of "All in the Timing" will be Friday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Montgomery Blair junior Sebastian Johnson was elected Student Member of the Board (SMOB) defeating opponent John F. Kennedy junior Nadia Sicard today, Wednesday, April 27.
Amidst cheering crowds last Friday, April 15, it became clear that the SGR Spectacular, held at Blair every recent year, has found its home at Blair and in the hearts of many Blazers.
In the action movie department, "Sahara" is pretty mediocre, though it has all the prerequisites - a fast-paced storyline, exotic locales and ridiculous amounts of explosions and gunfire. "Sahara" even includes the stock protagonists: Matthew McConaughey as the hunky boy scout/alpha male, Penelope Cruz as the gorgeous babe and Steven Zahn as the flunky sidekick.
Eight pit members of "Once Upon a Mattress" were burglarized on Thursday, March 10 in the band room during the final rehearsal for the musical.
After weeks of discussion, the first Silver Chips Online photo contest winner has been selected. Junior Katie Frank who got the inspiration for her untitled winning photo from one of her regular photo class assignments. "Our assignment was 'spinning,'" Frank explains. "I had an idea of clothes in a dryer, but I decided, 'This is boring.' So I asked my brother to get in the dryer." The result is SCO's first official photo contest winner.
Assemblies were held in the auditorium last Wednesday, Feb. 23 to encourage freshmen to recycle around Blair. The event, which took place during students' Connections classes, was the first educational opportunity for students as part of the newly-established recycling education program which began second semester.
The winners of the 77th Annual Academy Awards have been announced! See how Silver Chips Online's predictions--and yours--chalk up to the list of real winners.
Who's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about (Shaft!) Right on You see this cat Shaft is a bad mother - (Shut your mouth) Anybody who has heard these lyrics before knows that the deep, sultry voice who sings the funky beat is talking about "Shaft." But most people do not know much about the man behind the infamous Shaft theme, Isaac Hayes.
Three of Silver Chips Online's entertainment staff writers have endeavoured to predict the winners of the 2004-2005 Academy Awards. Submit your own predictions in 12 poll categories!
Published in the early 1950s, "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison chronicled the title character's struggle against black oppression in America and became one of the most significant novels in black American literature.
Zora Neale Hurston, celebrated author of "Their Eyes Were Watching God," flourished during the Harlem Renaissance alongside other cherished black authors such as W.E.B. Dubois and Richard Wright. Hurston wrote many essays and stories incorporating black, American anthropology as well as social and cultural race themes. Her books also contained autobiographical information because Hurston primarily drew from her experiences while living in Florida.
Scott Joplin, known for his compositions "The Entertainer" and "Maple Leaf Rag," was one of the most influential ragtime artist of his era. Born during the Reconstruction period on Nov. 24, 1868, Joplin was raised in rural, eastern Texas.
The winter pep rally scheduled for seventh period today, Feb. 10 was cancelled by Principal Phillip Gainous after a fight erupted on Blair Boulevard during 5B lunch.
On the frigid morning of Jan. 20, swarms of people trekked through sludge and snow across Washington, D.C., to the base of the Capitol to anxiously await the 55th Inaugural events.
Left punch to the head, right punch to the ribs. Maggie Fitzgerald Hilary Swank) advances, forcing her opponent into the ropes. Right hook to the jaw, left punch to the nose – her opponent is down; Fitzgerald wins the match.
Approximately 400+ Blazers and students from surrounding schools took the SAC floor Friday, Jan. 28 at the BNC Semester Shakedown, which earned roughly $1,000. BNC's executive staff called the student turnout and dance, which ran from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., a success.
Blair juniors attended an assembly in the auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 27 and Friday, Jan. 28, which explained specialty courses and electives available for the upcoming school year. Sophomores will attend a similar assembly on Monday, Jan. 31 and Tuesday, Feb. 1.
The Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations for the 2004-2005 season today, Tuesday, Jan. 25. Official Silver Chips Online predictions will be published within the week. The nominations are:
On Thursday, Jan. 20, sophomore Nic Lukehart will dress up as conservative as possible for the 2004 Inauguration of President Bush. Lukehart, who fashions a slicked back Mohawk and punk apparel, would not normally sport conservative duds. "I want to get as close as possible," Lukehart explains.
The Frisbee club regained use of the fields Monday, Jan. 10, which entitled the club to bypass a fee required by clubs that are not school-sanctioned. However, both the Frisbee and Ice Hockey clubs are still not sponsored by the SGA, according to SGA President Sebastian Johnson.
Blair administrators cancelled the Ice Hockey and Frisbee clubs Friday, Jan. 7, due to a violation of Montgomery County policy prohibiting athletic clubs that compete with other organizations from being school sponsored.
Immediately after school, junior Joe Lorenz drives with his mom to rehearsal. Arriving at The Studio Theatre, one of the premier acting companies and conservatories in downtownImmediately after school, junior Joe Lorenz drives with his mom to rehearsal. Arriving at The Studio Theatre, one of the premier acting companies and conservatories in downtown D.C., Lorenz rushes into the dressing room. D.C., Lorenz rushes into the dressing room.
The SGA collected more than 2000 cans for this year's canned food drive, according to the drive's head organizer, Shewit Woldu.
Can exploding bodies save a dull movie? Sorry to say, "Blade: Trinity" seemed to prove that surefire success theory wrong.
A faulty smoke detector went off during 5A lunch today in the 120's hallway, causing the third unplanned evacuation of the entire building since the beginning of the school year.
Late on Friday night, Dec. 3, at Mayorga Coffee Factory, a small crowd of supporters gathers around a dimly lit table of young poets from Blair's literary magazine, Silver Quill, to sip coffee and read poetry.
Oliver Stone offers everything about the legendary hero Alexander the Great in his newest flick, "Alexander". He has reenactments of Alexander's huge battles, sweeping camera shots of the gorgeous countryside he conquered and all the cutthroat drama he experienced as the king of kings. If only battle scenes and gorgeous scenery translated into good filmmaking.
Chemistry students left Blair at 9:00 a.m. to participate in a field trip to the Blue Plains Waste Water Treatment Plant in D.C., Tuesday, Nov. 9.
An assembly for juniors, organized by Assistant principal Linda Wanner, was held in the auditorium Nov. 10 during first block. A similar assembly for sophomores planned for third block was canceled due to scheduling conflicts, according to assistant principal Suzanne Harvey.
The good news is "South Park"'s creative team is back for another out-of-control film. Expect all of Trey Parker's and Matt Stone's craziness, including their no-apologies, take-no-prisoners attitude and their hilarious violence and perverted plots. This action movie parody has enough exploding heads, silly Muslim caricatures and puppet sex to make the most lenient and cool soccer mom lock up her children until Parker's and Stone's film is banned.
A staff writer for The Washington Post, Rebecca Dana, observed the throng of students exiting Blair after seventh period yesterday, Sept. 17. Her feature on Blair overcrowding will be published today, Saturday, Sept. 18 in the Metro Section of The Washington Post.
Auditions for Blair's fall play Rumors will be held Monday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
The Maryland General Assembly is considering changing the Teacher Pension System to alleviate the budget gap, a move that could result in an extra $80 million expenditure for Montgomery County.
Juniors Greg Donaldson and Josh Gist engage in a breakdance battle among the crowd at the BNC Semester Shakedown.
BNC staff poses for picture. From left to right, junior Dan Green, senior Elysia Sivak, junior Vicky Sandoval, senior Anna Murphy and senior Connie Sinclair.
The dance's DJ prepares to play the next song.
The inaugural protest in which numerous Blazers participated.
SGR members Nat Lichten, Thomas Allen, Will Sprecher and Alexa Gabriel pose outside a security checkpoint
Blazers Justin Hoy, Lindsey E. Fowler-Marques and Lena Moreno demonstrate their political views at the inaugural.