Elena Pinsky


Name: Elena Pinsky
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2006
Elena Pinsky is a SENIOR and the art editor of Silver Chips Online. If she were a fruit, she would be a peach. She drives a Prius and isn't afraid to brag about its STELLAR gas mileage. When she draws cartoons, she finds inspiration from the world around her. So, do something stupid and she'll make a comic out of it. Also, Elena takes photos for SCO with a digital camera that she's in LOVE with. She will never turn-down any strawberry-flavored candy. She and Diana head a KILLAH VISUAL TEAM!! Art and photos at your serice.


Stories (4)


Doctors without boundaries

By Elena Pinsky | Nov. 18, 2005, midnight | In Print »

On Sunday nights, "Grey's Anatomy" is the perfect show to end to any weekend, one last indulgence before a taxing week ahead. Airing right after "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" adds serious weight to the ABC Sunday night lineup, making it one of the most highly viewed shows on broadcast television. In fact, according to Nielson Media, the medical hit averages around 18 millions viewers each week, and it's no surprise that so many are tuning in.

"Desperate" to watch

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 3, 2005, midnight | In Print »

On Wisteria Lane, it seems that every new neighbor has a secret. First, it was the attractive and mysterious plumber Mike Delfino (James Denton), whose seemingly underhanded motives for moving to the street fueled most of the conflict during the first season. It turns out that despite the criminal record and the gun, the hunk is just innocently investigating the murder of a lost love and the possibility that he has a son who has been raised by one of the neighbors.

The true story behind President's Day

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 21, 2005, midnight | In Print »

On the third Monday of every February, Montgomery County schools and administrative offices are closed in observance of President's Day. To students, this day may only be a welcome extension to the weekend because few know the true origins of this holiday. In fact, over time, the holiday has transformed from one that commemorates the birthday of former President George Washington to one that honors all past American presidents.

Discovery Channel sponsors Pro Cycling Team

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The Discovery Channel officially announced their sponsorship of a newly-created 2005 Pro Cycling Team in a press event held at the AFI Theater in Silver Spring on Monday, Jan. 10. In a speech given to press members and Blair students, Judith McHale, Discovery Channel Communications president and CEO, introduced six-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong to lead a team.



Images (203)


Photo: Mom Wig

By Elena Pinsky | May 18, 2006, midnight

Photo: Lack of Bathroom Doors

By Elena Pinsky | May 11, 2006, midnight

Photo: No Bathroom Door

By Elena Pinsky | May 11, 2006, midnight

Photo: Blair Fair H

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

Sophomore Michelle Lopez, president of the Japanese Club, mans a table filled with Japanese comic books and dolls.

Photo: Blair Fair L

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

Members of the Blair After Prom Committee sold food during Blair Fair to raise money for After Prom decorations and activities.

Photo: Blair Fair I

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

Freshman Jessica Arce and sophomore Shantasia Mitchell enjoy the free chips and slurpees provided by the Blair cafeteria.

Photo: Blair Fair N

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

A table sponsored by the Federal Credit Union encouraged passerbys to open banking accounts.

Photo: Blair Fair K

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

Tables featuring bidding sheets for a variety of goods and services lined the SAC for the Silent Auction.

Photo: Blair Fair E

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

Blair Network Communications hosted an episode of their student-produced game show, Rapid Fire, in the middle of Blair Boulevard.

Photo: Blair Fair J

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

Ann Hoffnar and Rhonda Krantz hold a stuffed salamander to attract attention for their booth about the Friends of Sligo Creek, an organization devoted to protecting Sligo Creek Park.

Photo: Blair Fair O

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

The table display for the Math Department.

Photo: Blair Fair M

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

English Department Head Vickie Adamson proudly shows off a display of books read by Blair English classes. Some might say she's all that and a "bag of chips."

Photo: Blair Fair F

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

The SGA table during Blair Fair encouraged Blazers to get involved in the school.

Photo: Silent Auction

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

Blazer families, Blair academic departments and other outside organizations donated themed gift baskets to help raise money for Blair during the Silent Auction held at Blair Fair on April 28.

Photo: Blair Fair P

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

Junior Terence McPherson was in charge of the Silver Chips table, which featured copies of the newspaper, Survivor, the freshman magazine, and Golden Chips, the alumni magazine.

Photo: Blair Fair A

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

Freshman Daniel Woolson demonstrates the classic "tornado-in-a-bottle" science experiment.

Photo: Blair Fair D

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

Sophomore Robert Alexander performs two poems during the Poetry Slam in the media center.

Photo: Blair Fair C

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

The audience looks on during the Poetry Slam. The Media Center was transformed into a low-lit literary haven, complete with scented candles and decorated tables.

Photo: Blair Fair B

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2006, midnight

Junior Daniel DaSilva pores over the record collection at the book and music sale.

Photo: SGA Elections

By Elena Pinsky | April 25, 2006, midnight

Blazers vote for the candidates for SGA positions in the small gym during fourth period on April 25.

Photo: Blair Takes on Poolesville

By Elena Pinsky | April 19, 2006, midnight

Junior Christie Lin stands backward to bump the ball over the net during a home game on Apr. 19.

Photo: Coed Volleyball

By Elena Pinsky | April 18, 2006, midnight

Junior Brian Han serves against WJ during the third set of the April 19 home game against Poolesville.

Photo: The Lame Lunch

By Elena Pinsky | March 30, 2006, midnight

Photo: Military Recruitment Day

By Elena Pinsky | March 28, 2006, midnight

Photo: Softball 2

By Elena Pinsky | March 23, 2006, midnight

Junior Annie Denenberg pitched a shutout for four innings during the home game against Rockville on Mar. 23.

Photo: Varsity win against Rockville

By Elena Pinsky | March 23, 2006, midnight

Junior Michelle Linford steps up to the plate during the varsity shutout game against the Rockville Rams on Mar. 23. The final score was 10-0 Blair.

Photo: Baseball 2

By Elena Pinsky | March 23, 2006, midnight

Senior Jesse Mueller bats against Rockville during a varsity home game on Mar. 23.

Photo: Varsity Baseball

By Elena Pinsky | March 23, 2006, midnight

Junior Adam Kopp pitches during a varsity home game against the Rockville Rams on March 23.

Photo: Varsity Softball

By Elena Pinsky | March 22, 2006, midnight

Junior Allison Rubin bats against the Rockville Rams in a 10-0 varsity Blair win during a home game on March 23.

Photo: State Senate Candidate Jamie Raskin

By Elena Pinsky | March 9, 2006, midnight

Maryland State Senate Candidate Jamie Raskin talked to Blair students in an event sponsored by SGR after school on Mar. 9. Raskin would represent District 20, which includes Takoma Park and much of Silver Spring.

Photo: Jamie Raskin 2

By Elena Pinsky | March 9, 2006, midnight

Jamie Raskin, candidate for Maryland State Senate, held a discussion with Blair students after school on Mar. 9.

Photo: AP U.S. Symposium

By Elena Pinsky | March 8, 2006, midnight

Students taking AP U.S. History participated in a symposium to discuss various issues of national policy from the 1920s. Each Blazer took on the role of a significant icon of the era. The symposium was held in the Media Center on Mar. 8 and freshmen taking U.S. History were invited to watch.

Photo: Spring Track Practice

By Elena Pinsky | March 8, 2006, midnight

The Blair track team runs with high-knee lifts during practice after school on Mar. 7.

Photo: Spring Tennis Practice

By Elena Pinsky | March 8, 2006, midnight

Junior Eric Su returns a serve during boys tennis practice after school on Mar. 7.

Photo: Lime Jello

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 24, 2006, midnight

Photo: Flirtation on the job

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 22, 2006, midnight

Photo: Culture Day E

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 16, 2006, midnight

Juniors Jessica Wolcott and Gabe Fonte wear homemade shirts that display their pride in their Native American heritages on Culture Day during Spirit Week in February.

Photo: Culture Day G

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 16, 2006, midnight

The heritages of senior Ngoclan Nguyen, sophomore Nazanin Yousefnejad, senior Tinny Lee, freshman Dixie Souazoube and sophomore Kadidiatou Traore represent the cultures and dress from countries around the globe.

Photo: Culture Day C

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 16, 2006, midnight

A table in the SAC during lunch on Feb. 16 displays information about the many cultures and traditions in Africa.

Photo: Culture Day H

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 16, 2006, midnight

A table in the SAC displays items from and information about countries in Latin America.

Photo: Culture Day D

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 16, 2006, midnight

Seniors Lucia Jimenez and Mayra Ramos wear matching El Salvador jerseys while junior Braulio Salas sports one from the Dominican Republic.

Photo: Culture Day B

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 16, 2006, midnight

Senior Patrick Aparicio sports a track jacket and tee shirt to display his Brazilian pride during Culture Day on Feb. 16.

Photo: Heritage Day

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 16, 2006, midnight

Seniors Josephine Camara and Ella Amendah wear dresses with African prints for Culture Day on Feb. 16.

Photo: Superhero Day B

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 15, 2006, midnight

Senior Sayoh Mansaray likes to go by the name "Super Mansa."

Photo: Superhero Day A

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 15, 2006, midnight

Senior Shannon Murray hides behind the collar of her Dracula cape.

Photo: Superhero Day C

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 15, 2006, midnight

Junior Odir Sorto pays homage to Batman with an outfit that even includes a toolbelt!

Photo: Fake ID

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 15, 2006, midnight

Photo: AP Art at Blair

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 9, 2006, midnight

Junior Lauren Atha works on a drawing for AP Studio Art during second period on Nov. 22.

Photo: Selling Roses for Valentine's Day

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 9, 2006, midnight

Seniors Austin Fang and Michael Tsai put together handmade roses during 5A lunch at a table along Blair Blvd. on Feb. 9. The Chinese Club, along with other Blair organizations, are selling various items for Valentine's Day, including teddy bears and singing valentines.

Photo: Lauren Atha

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 8, 2006, midnight

Junior Lauren Atha works on a drawing for AP Studio Art during second period on Nov. 22.

Photo: Wrestling Feb. 1

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 2, 2006, midnight

Sophomore Haben Ghebremeschel pins his Northwest opponent during a home match on Feb. 1.

Photo: Honoring Wrestling Seniors

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 1, 2006, midnight

The coaches of the Blair wrestling team honor the graduating seniors with flowers before the home match on Feb. 1.

Photo: Wrestling

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 1, 2006, midnight

Sophomore Noah Sennett looks to take down his Northwest opponent in a wrestling home match held on Feb. 1.

Photo: How Hollywood Makes the Big Bucks

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 1, 2006, midnight

Photo: Buddy Wilson

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 30, 2006, midnight

Photo: Two Blazers Named Intel Finalists

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 26, 2006, midnight

Seniors Minh-Phuong Huynh-Le, right, and Chelsea Zhang were named as 2006 Intel Science Talent Search (STS) finalists. They are two of 40 total Intel finalists in the nation.

Photo: Two Blazers Named Intel Finalists

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 26, 2006, midnight

Seniors Minh-Phuong Huynh-Le and Chelsea Zhang were named as 2006 Intel Science Talent Search (STS) finalists. They are two of 40 total Intel finalists in the nation.

Photo: Answering Machine

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 26, 2006, midnight

Photo: Blair PTSA Fundraiser at El Golfo Restaurant

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 25, 2006, midnight

The Blair PTSA held a fundraising event at the El Golfo Restaurant in Silver Spring on the evening of Jan. 25 and Jan. 26. Signs posted outside the building advertised that Blazer patrons could donate 25 percent of their meal checks to the school.

Photo: Abercrombie

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 12, 2006, midnight

Photo: Middle Eastern Dance Club

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

The Middle Eastern Dance Club uses large scarves in their dance for the Clubs Showcase.

Photo: Winter Concert

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

Blair's string orchestra plays in the Winter Concert on Dec. 22.

Photo: Drumline

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

The Blair drumline strikes up a beat during the Clubs Showcase on Dec. 23.

Photo: Diva Dancers

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

The Diva Dancers show off their skills at the Club Showcase.

Photo: Drumline

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

The Blair drumline strikes up a beat during the club showcase.

Photo: Step Team

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

The Blair Step Team moves in unison during the Club Showcase.

Photo: Carribean Club

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

The Carribean Club dances at the Clubs Showcase held in the gym during 7th period on Dec. 23.

Photo: Concert Band

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

The Blair concert band performs during the Winter Concert held in the auditorium on the evening of Dec. 22.

Photo: "Laffy Taffy" Dance

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

Administrator Linda Wanner does a dance to the song "Laffy Taffy."

Photo: Snowman Fight

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 22, 2005, midnight

Photo: Auditions for "Crazy for You"

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 20, 2005, midnight

Blazers practice reading lines and rehearsing dance steps in preparation for auditions for Blair's spring musical "Crazy for You." Auditions were held on Dec. 19 and 20.

Photo: Gas Guzzling

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 16, 2005, midnight

Photo: California Tortilla

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 11, 2005, midnight

Photo: Baja Fresh Exterior

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 6, 2005, midnight

Photo: Baja Fresh

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 6, 2005, midnight

Photo: Chipotle

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 6, 2005, midnight

Photo: AP Art

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 2, 2005, midnight

Junior Erin Fincher uses colored pencils to complete an illustration assignment in Studio Art during second period on Nov. 22. Fincher says she dropped out of the AP art class because she wanted to devote more time to her studies.

Photo: fear of Tornados

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 2, 2005, midnight

Photo: Fear of Heights

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 2, 2005, midnight

Photo: Dreams of...

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 2, 2005, midnight

Photo: Teachers Reading Xangas

By Elena Pinsky | Nov. 14, 2005, midnight

Photo: Red Carpet of Media Attention

By Elena Pinsky | Nov. 14, 2005, midnight

Photo: Freshman Social

By Elena Pinsky | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight

The Step Team performs at the Freshman Social in the SAC after school on Thursday.

Photo: Sewage Problem

By Elena Pinsky | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight

Building service workers strip the carpeting in room 157 after school on Nov. 10. The carpeting had to be removed because the plumbing leaks caused damage.

Photo: Under Observation

By Elena Pinsky | Nov. 4, 2005, midnight

Photo: Spirit Week - Blazer Pride

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

Senior Dana Swarth sports all of the essential Blazer spirit items: devil horns, a Blair t-shirt, painted nails, and a pom-pom wig.

Photo: Spirit Week - Blazer Pride

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

Junior Erica Irving completes her spirited outfit with red and white Christmas lights for her backpack.

Photo: Spirit Week - Hat Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Junior Quentin Snively displays some true cowboy spirit.

Photo: Spirit Week - Hat Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Senior Lysa Cabrera shows off an airbrush-decorated style hat with her name on it.

Photo: Spirit Week - Hat Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Attendence secretary Ms. Fus gets eaten by a giant metallic blue and green fish hat.

Photo: Twin Day-Spirit Week

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Seniors Yolanda Aguilera and Edith Berrios top off their matching getups with identical colored scarves on Oct. 25 for Twin Day.

Photo: Senior Assembly

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Senior administrator Ms. Wanner addresses the senior class during a motivational meeting in the auditorium during first period on October 25.

Photo: Spirit Week - Twin Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Sophomores Delcina Walters, Saletta Taylor, and Daphni Surin triple team to show off their yellow shirts and sequined shoes.

Photo: Spirit Week - Twin Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Juniors Juli Sandberg-Bernard and Courtney Deluca team up to show their love for the Washington Capitals hockey team.

Photo: Spirit Week - Twin Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

SGA seniors Stephen Demarais and Flynn Collins are proud of the iron-on decal shirts that they made themselves.

Photo: Spirit Week - Twin Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Seniors Elizabeth Packer and Tara Huang love the band Brand New so much that they made their own t-shirts with the band's name.

Photo: Spirit Week - Twin Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Sophomores Hannah Nelson and Lindsay Brewer profess their love for chocolate with these matching Hersheys shirts.

Photo: Spirit Week - Pajama Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Senior Maddie Driskill makes a "mooing" sound to complement her "cowgirl" getup.

Photo: Spirit Week - Pajama Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

While freshman Christopher Cagle loves his M'n'M pajama pants, sophomore Candle Turner prefers her silk flowered robe.

Photo: Spirit Week - Pajama Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Juniors Briseyda Lopez and Sandy Flores show love for their dog stuffed animals.

Photo: Spirit Week - Pajama Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Senior Bruno Falco strikes a thoughtful pose in his robe and slippers.

Photo: Spirit Week - Pajama Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Senior administrator Ms. Wanner sets an example to the students in her blue robe.

Photo: Spirit Week - Pajama Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Sophomores Stephanie Verduguez and Noel Stewart sport stylish PJs to school.

Photo: Spirit Week - Pajama Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Seniors Mayra Ramos, Lucia Jimenez, Johanna Maldonado, and Susana Sagastizado smile and show off their favorite stuffed animals.

Photo: Spirit Week - Pajama Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Senior Jonah Gold is proud of his "sockasins," sock mocasin hybrids.

Photo: Girls Tennis

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Senior Janice No serves to her opponent during the girls varsity tennis home game against Kennedy on Monday.

Photo: Blair vs. Springbrook

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Senior Margot Pass prepares to return the ball during the girls varsity tennis homegame on Oct. 17.

Photo: Girls Tennis

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Senior Pearl Horng positions herself to hit the ball back to her Kennedy opponent during a girls varsity tennis home game on Oct. 17.

Photo: Blair v.s Kennedy

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Senior Janice No serves to her opponent during a girls varsity tennis home game against Kennedy on Oct. 17.

Photo: My Friend Rob

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 6, 2005, midnight

Photo: Takoma Park Street Festival

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 2, 2005, midnight

The Blair Poms team sells baked goods to raise money during the Takoma Park Street Festival on Oct. 2.

Photo: pro8

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 29, 2005, midnight

Marchers hold signs to express their views during the peace protest in downtown DC on Sept.24.

Photo: thecoup

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 29, 2005, midnight

Hip-hop group, the Coup, takes the stage during the concert held as part of the peace rally on the lawn of the Washington monument on Sept. 24.

Photo: new pro

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 29, 2005, midnight

A group of women in patriotic dress perform popular tunes with lyrics altered to address the issues of the Bush presidency and the war on Iraq during the peace protest in downtown DC on Sept.24.

Photo: Blair vs. Springbrook

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 28, 2005, midnight

Senior Josh Gist (middle) and freshman Colin Schmidt (far right) compete against Springbrook in a 5k cross country meet on Sept. 27.

Photo: protest5

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 27, 2005, midnight

Onlookers view the makeshift gravesite erected for the peace protest in DC on Saturday. The crosses and strings of photos on papers all commemorate soldiers who have died in Iraq.

Photo: Cross Country 2

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 27, 2005, midnight

Senior co-captain Amelyne Major sprints the last leg of the 5k race during a cross country meet against Springbrook on Sept. 27.

Photo: An Act of Peace

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 24, 2005, midnight

A marcher holds up a peace sign during the anti-war rally held in downtown D.C. on Saturday. Many Blazers attended the march to voice their opinions on the war in Iraq.

Photo: National Book Festival

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 24, 2005, midnight

Despite rainy weather, thousands attended the annual National Book Festival held on the National Mall on Saturday. Here, people gather around a bookmobile sponsored by Scholastic books.

Photo: JV Girls Soccer

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 20, 2005, midnight

Sophomore Whitney Skippings outruns the competition during the JV girls soccer game against Sherwood, at Blair on Tuesday, September 20.

Photo: JV Girls Soccer 2

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 20, 2005, midnight

Freshman Paige Munger runs the ball up the sideline during the home game against Sherwood on Tuesday.

Photo: JV Girls Soccer

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 20, 2005, midnight

Sophomore Barbara Hendrick battles pressure from Sherwood players on both sides during the JV Girls soccer home game on Tuesday.

Photo: Jazz Festival

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 19, 2005, midnight

Marcus Johnson performs at the 2005 Silver Spring Jazz Festival.

Photo: Marcus Johnson Performs at the Jazz Festival

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 19, 2005, midnight

Jazz musician Marcus Johnson lights up the stage with his ensemble band during the Silver Spring Jazz Festival.

Photo: On the Farm

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 15, 2005, midnight

Photo: SGA and their Blazer Mascot

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

Members of the SGA display their sculpture of a Blazer during the activity fair during 5B on Tuesday.

Photo: Activity Fair

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

Senior Rachel Martin, junior Courtney Deluca and sophomore Nazanin Yousefnejad represent the Middle Eastern Dance Club at the activity fair during 5B lunch on Tuesday in the gym.

Photo: InToneNation

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

Members of the acapella group, InToneNation, use their smile to recruit singers.

Photo: SGA and their Blazer Mascot

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

Members of the SGA display a sculpture of a Blazer during the activity fair in the during 5B on Tuesday.

Photo: Hispanic Club

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

Members of the Hispanic Club strike a pose during the activity fair in the gym during 5B on Tuesday.

Photo: Hispanic Club Table Display

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

The Hispanic Club had a beautiful display for their table at the activity fair in the gym during 5B on Tuesday.

Photo: Amnesty International Club

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

Members of the Amnesty International Club try to get members to join and promote human rights around the world.

Photo: Middle Eastern Dance Club

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

Members of the Middle Eastern Dance Club discuss their art with interested Blazers during the activity fair in the gym during 5B on Tuesday.

Photo: Wynton Marsalis at Silver Spring Jazz Festival

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 11, 2005, midnight

Wynton Marsalis, a nine-time Grammy Award- and Pultizer Prize-winner, plays a tune on his trumpet during the second annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival on the night of September 10.

Photo: Silver Spring Jazz Festival

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 10, 2005, midnight

People gather in downtown Silver Spring for the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on September 10. Click on picture to view gallery.

Photo: BOE member Valerie Ervin speaks at Blair

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 8, 2005, midnight

Board of Education member Valerie Ervin adresses an audience of Blair students after seventh period on Thursday. Ervin spoke about equity in education as part of a discussion sponsored by SGR.

Photo: Bob's Transportation Crisis

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 8, 2005, midnight

Photo: Mother May I?

By Elena Pinsky | June 8, 2005, midnight

Photo: Calculus Award

By Elena Pinsky | June 8, 2005, midnight

Photo: InToneNation Concert

By Elena Pinsky | June 1, 2005, midnight

InToneNation, Blair's a capella group, performs during an end-of-the-year concert held in the band room on the evening of May 31. The group sang classics such as "Amazing Grace," "Smooth Operator" and "Take On Me."

Photo: Seniors sign yearbooks during their last Blair lunch

By Elena Pinsky | May 23, 2005, midnight

Seniors Martin Gilbert, Joey Pinto-Coelho, Karima Tawfik, and Olivia Bevacqua sign yearbooks and rejoice during their last scheduled Blair lunch on May 20.

Photo: Darth Vader

By Elena Pinsky | May 19, 2005, midnight

Photo: Juniors get motivated

By Elena Pinsky | May 17, 2005, midnight

Motivational speaker Rodney Saunders addresses the junior class during an assembly designed to encourage students to attend college held in the auditorium during first period on Tuesday, May 17.

Photo: Sneaking Out

By Elena Pinsky | May 16, 2005, midnight

Photo: Return of the Ducks

By Elena Pinsky | May 15, 2005, midnight

A family of Mallard ducks waddles through the teacher courtyard during seventh period on Friday, May 13.

Click the above picture to read about this year's duck family.

Photo: Choral Concert in SAC

By Elena Pinsky | May 12, 2005, midnight

InTone Nation, Blair's acapella group, performs the song "Amazing Grace" during a choral concert held in the SAC on the evening of Wednesday, May 11.

Photo: Gun Owner

By Elena Pinsky | May 10, 2005, midnight

Photo: Diesel Fuel, Bus

By Elena Pinsky | May 1, 2005, midnight

Photo: Blair blood drive sponsored by INOVA

By Elena Pinsky | April 29, 2005, midnight

A technician prepares to draw blood from senior Jazmin Benitez's arm during the blood drive at Blair on Friday, April 29.

Photo: Voting at Blair

By Elena Pinsky | April 29, 2005, midnight

A voting official assists a student as he attmepts to cast a vote at a laptop voting station in the gym during 3rd period on April 27.

Photo: Voting at Blair

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2005, midnight

Blazers line up at the portable voting booths to elect the next Student Member of the Board in the gym during 3rd period on April 27. Blair junior Sebastian Johnson won the election, taking 79 percent of the vote. Click here to read about his victory.

Click on the picture to view a photo gallery of the election.

Photo: Voting at Blair

By Elena Pinsky | April 28, 2005, midnight

A Blazer votes for SGA members at a laptop computer voting station in the gym during 3rd period on April 27.

Photo: Hugging Sebastian Johnson

By Elena Pinsky | April 27, 2005, midnight

Junior Sebastian Johnson, current SGA president and candidate for Student Member of the Board, receives a hug from senior Namerud Admasu.

Photo: Candidate video

By Elena Pinsky | April 27, 2005, midnight

Junior Barun Aryal, future SGA president, shows voters a video of candidate's speeches during 3rd period on April 27.

Photo: Cherry Blossom Festival

By Elena Pinsky | April 15, 2005, midnight

Tourists enjoy the balmy weather and gorgeous cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin.

Photo: Cherry Blossoms in Washington

By Elena Pinsky | April 15, 2005, midnight

The branch of a cherry tree blossom dangling over the water during the National Cherry Blossom Festival at the Tidal Basin in downtown D.C. Click the above picture to view a gallery.

Photo: Cherry Blossoms over the Tidal Basin

By Elena Pinsky | April 15, 2005, midnight

Cherry tree blossoms hanging over the Tidal Basin in downtown D.C.

Photo: More Cherry Blossoms

By Elena Pinsky | April 15, 2005, midnight

The Jefferson Memorial rests majestically on the other side of the Tidal Basin, in downtown D.C.

Photo: Day of Silence

By Elena Pinsky | April 14, 2005, midnight

The Gay-Straight Alliance sponsored the Day of Silence on April 13 during which students voluntarily refrained from speaking for an entire day. After school, students participated in a "Break the Silence" where they hung posters and discussed reactions received from peers and teachers throughout the day.

Photo: sports Foam Hand for Baseball steroids opinion

By Elena Pinsky | April 14, 2005, midnight

Photo: Pacemaker Award 2005

By Elena Pinsky | April 12, 2005, midnight

Photo: Need a Tissue?

By Elena Pinsky | April 6, 2005, midnight

Photo: Ritalin

By Elena Pinsky | April 4, 2005, midnight

Photo: Computers

By Elena Pinsky | April 4, 2005, midnight

Power outages blacked out computers in the room 165 computer lab.

Photo: YMCA Healthy Kids Day Held at Blair

By Elena Pinsky | April 3, 2005, midnight

Over spring break, the YMCA held "Healthy Kids Day" in the SAC.

Photo: Healthy kids day 1

By Elena Pinsky | April 3, 2005, midnight

Over spring break, the YMCA held "healthy kids day" in teh SAC.

Photo: Jewish Culture Club Sells Tickets for Annual Purim Party

By Elena Pinsky | March 22, 2005, midnight

Members of the Jewish Culture Club sell tickets for their Purim Poker Party outside the SAC during 5A lunch on March 22.

Photo: Jewish Culture Club Sells Tickets for Purim Party

By Elena Pinsky | March 22, 2005, midnight

Members of the Jewish Culture Club sell tickets for their Purim Poker Party outside the SAC during 5A lunch on March 22.

Photo: Girl's Lacrosse Takes On Poolesville Falcons

By Elena Pinsky | March 21, 2005, midnight

Senior defender Vicky Dean runs to protect the goal during the home game against the Poolsville Falcons on March 21.

Photo: Gambling With Maryland's Future

By Elena Pinsky | March 7, 2005, midnight

Photo: Gambling With America's Future

By Elena Pinsky | March 7, 2005, midnight

Photo: Aviation Museum Airfield

By Elena Pinsky | March 1, 2005, midnight

The display of airplanes on the College Park Aviation Museum airfield.

Photo: Gangplank Marina

By Elena Pinsky | March 1, 2005, midnight

A view of the boats docked at the Gangplank Marina.

Photo: Ben's Chili Bowl

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 23, 2005, midnight

Photo: African American Civil War Memorial

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 23, 2005, midnight

The African American Civil War Memorial near the U Street Metro station.

Photo: Oxycontin

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 16, 2005, midnight

OxyContin, a drug to which some Blair students have become addicted.

Photo: Interfaith

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 12, 2005, midnight

Photo: Valentine 2, Step 2

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 11, 2005, midnight

Push the tab in the opposite direction so that it remains hidden when the paper is folded. Cut the shape of a heart around the tab. Be sure leave a part of the folded edge on the top part of each side of the heart so that the card will be able to open.

Photo: Valentine 2, Step 1

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 11, 2005, midnight

Fold a piece of construction paper in half hamburger-style. In the middle of the folded side, cut a tab about an inch thick that tapers in.

Photo: Valentine 2, Final Product

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 11, 2005, midnight

Cut out the form of a much smaller heart and write a message on it. Open the paper and you will see that the tab, which juts inward, is formed in two parts. Glue the bottom tip of the smaller heart onto the bottom part of the tab. Once the glue has dried, the card can be further decorated. When your recipient of choice opens the card, your message will pop out.

Photo: Valentine 1, Step 1

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 11, 2005, midnight

Trace the form of a shirt onto a piece of construction paper and cut it out. Next, trace the shape of a pocket on a piece of construction paper and cut it out. Make sure the pocket is large enough to fit your "pocket pal."

Photo: Valentine 1, Step 2

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 11, 2005, midnight

Apply liquid glue to the curved outer edge ONLY and paste to the upper right side of the paper shirt. Decorate a popsicle stick as your pal of choice. Clothes can be cut out of construction paper and glued directly to the stick.

Photo: Valentine 1, Final Product

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 11, 2005, midnight

Once all glue has dried, stick your pal into the pocket and write a spirited message on the shirt itself. This is the perfect Valentine for a cherished friend. Chips staffer Emily-Kate Hannapel poses with the pocket pal Valentine

Photo: American Idol Graphic

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 9, 2005, midnight

Photo: Spam

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 9, 2005, midnight

Photo: College Park - Aviation museum

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 8, 2005, midnight

The aviation museum near the College Park Metro station.

Photo: Waterfront SEU-Arena Stage

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 3, 2005, midnight

The entrance to Arena Stage.

Photo: College Park-PG Mall

By Elena Pinsky | Feb. 3, 2005, midnight

The Mall at Prince Georges

Photo: Sacred documents

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 31, 2005, midnight

Concept by Jeremy Goodman

Photo: Soapbox

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: First sledding

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 25, 2005, midnight

Children at Takoma Park Middle School enjoy sledding in the winter's first significant snow.

Photo: Sledding at tpms

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 22, 2005, midnight

Children sled down the hill at Takoma Park Middle School.

Photo: Blazers meet Lance Armstrong

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 11, 2005, midnight

Six-time Tour de France champion cyclist Lance Armstrong speaks, as the newly-announced members of Team Discovery's 2005 Pro-cycling team look on. Blair students were invited to attend the event, which took place at the AFI Theater in Silver Spring on Monday, Jan. 10.

Photo: Vegetarian Diet vs. Vegan Diet

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 11, 2005, midnight

Photo: Peer Education

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 10, 2005, midnight

The Montgomery Blair Peer Educators spoke to tenth-grade health classes to increase HIV/AIDS awareness on Jan. 9 and 10.

Photo: Cleanout

By Elena Pinsky | Jan. 7, 2005, midnight

Photo: Christmas Comic

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 22, 2004, midnight

Photo: Hypocrisy at Work

By Elena Pinsky | Dec. 14, 2004, midnight

Photo: D.C. Ballpark Fee

By Elena Pinsky | Nov. 14, 2004, midnight

Photo: Election 2004 Key Players

By Elena Pinsky | Nov. 2, 2004, midnight

Photo: Spirit Week - Hat Day

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 27, 2004, midnight

Senior Ashleigh Nixon-Joseph wears a Harry Potter-influenced wizard hat.

Photo: The Cayman Islands

By Elena Pinsky | Oct. 18, 2004, midnight

Photo: Assault Weapons Ban

By Elena Pinsky | Sept. 21, 2004, midnight