Clair Briggs

Name: Clair Briggs
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2006
Clair Briggs is a junior in the Blair Magnet. She's really excited to be a part of Silver Chips this year! In her free time, Clair likes to spend time with her friends and she likes to eat Chipotle. She loves country music, California, and hopes to someday meet Seth Green. She also loves meeting new people, so introduce yourself!

Stories (14)

Jaguars crush Blazers

By Clair Briggs | Feb. 2, 2006, midnight | In Print »

JAN. 14, NELSON H. KOBREN MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM — The Northwest Jaguars pummeled the Blair varsity wrestling team 63-16 in tonight's match, lowering Blair's season record to 3-10. The Blazers, had several outstanding individual performances, but it was not enough to stay competitive against a simply more talented Northwest team.

Blair wrestling falls to Bengals but handles the Titans

By Clair Briggs | Jan. 16, 2006, midnight | In Print »

JAN. 14, NELSON H. KOBREN MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM — After a six game losing streak, the Blair varsity wrestling team ended today's meet against Blake and Einstein with a 3-7 season record. They lost 27-49 to the Blake Bengals but then rebounded to easily beat the Einstein Titans 42-28.

Blair pins Kennedy

By Clair Briggs | Dec. 18, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The Blair varsity wrestling team continued their winning streak in their second match of the season, easily defeating Kennedy, 56-21.

New stadium name proposed

By Clair Briggs | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Several Blair students and three Blair parents wrote a petition requesting that the currently unnamed athletic stadium be named after deceased senior Andrew Helgeson. Helgeson died from cardiac arrhythmia on May 25.

Fighting devastation with open wallets and open arms

By Justin Vlasits, Clair Briggs | Oct. 6, 2005, midnight | In Print »

When Caroline Kuttner, a 2004 Blair graduate and current sophomore at Tulane University, grabbed a backpack full of clothes and road-tripped to Houston with a few friends on her school's orders, she thought it was just a precautionary measure for Hurricane Katrina. "We get evacuated at least every other year because of threats from hurricanes," she explains. "No one thought that this was any different."

Teen smoking fad stems from tradition

By Clair Briggs | June 3, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Senior Andrew Beach opens the door and steps inside what seems to be an average restaurant in College Park, Maryland. A young man and his two sons talk with a waiter and, nearby, a group of college students share food. However, along with the dim lights and calm atmosphere, comes the aroma of fruit and the cloudy smoke from tobacco, which sets this hookah bar apart from a typical restaurant.

Gymnastics season ends on a sad note

By Clair Briggs | May 5, 2005, midnight | In Print »

After a difficult season due to the loss of key gymnasts, injuries and lack of experience, the Blair gymnastics team didn't expect to win the county meet tonight. They placed last, receiving a score of 128.65 and falling to strong teams like Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Walter Johnson and Blake. The Blake Bengals won the meet with a score of 178.25, breaking a Montgomery County record.

HSAs rise

By Clair Briggs | April 28, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The High School Assessment (HSA) scores for 2004 show that Blair improved from 2003 in all four subject tests. However, 38 percent of Blair students still would not have earned diplomas last spring if passing the tests had been mandatory for graduation.

Gymnastics tumbles

By Clair Briggs | April 28, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Blair's girls gymnastics team lost their first meet of the season to Blake on Friday, April 8. Despite the absence of several gymnasts, the Blazers managed to finish the meet with 106.35 points. The Bengals scored 162.5 points, however, winning the meet and starting Blair's season record at 0-1.

Blair gymnastics starts off on shaky feet

By Clair Briggs | March 21, 2005, midnight | In Print »

After ending last year's season with a disappointing sixth place out of seven teams in the County meet, the girls' gymnastics team has been hit hard this year with the loss of several key athletes.

Useful education in health classes is essential to raise awareness

By Clair Briggs | Feb. 14, 2005, midnight | In Print »

After years of having the same, repetitive, common knowledge taught in health classes, the Board of Education (BOE) has finally realized that times have changed, and health education needs to catch up.

Wasted Blazers, wasted education

By Clair Briggs | Nov. 11, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Where only first names appear, names have been changed to protect the identities of the sources. He first experimented with marijuana and alcohol as a freshman. By the end of ninth grade, he was a regular user. In tenth grade, he began to drink and smoke even more, and come summer he had dabbled in other drugs, including cocaine, mushrooms and painkillers. For Joe, breaking the law was of little concern and breaking school policy at the same time didn't even register. Now a junior, Joe has come to school intoxicated every single day this year.

Understanding the iPod craze

By Clair Briggs | Oct. 6, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Three beautiful women entice rapper 50 Cent in the opening sequence of his music video "P.I.M.P," but he is oblivious to what would seem to be every man's fantasy; his attention is focused not on the woman's lacy white lingerie but instead on the sleek white iPod in his hand.

Eastern graduate dies in car accident

By Clair Briggs, Shannon Egan | Sept. 27, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Sixteen-year-old Alicia Maria Betancourt, a Blake junior and Eastern Magnet graduate, was killed on the night of Sept. 24 in a car accident when the driver of the car she was in lost control of the vehicle and hit a telephone pole, according to The Washington Post article