Simon Kanter

Name: Simon Kanter
Position: Online Managing Editor
Graduation Year: 2007
Simon "The Food Guy" Kanter is the silliest person you will ever meet. Though his true joy in life is posting recipes, Simon finds time to spend patting himself on the back for his witty remarks, breeding Trogdors, stealing markers, staplers and other convenient appliances, and idolizing Eve Gleichman. He's also a senior and expects some respect around here.

Stories (25)

Yorktown Sautés Home Cooked

By Simon Kanter | May 16, 2007, midnight | In Blair »

Home Cooked, Blair's unofficial Ultimate Frisbee team, lost to archrival Yorktown 15-2 in a windy and disappointingly under-attended game two Sundays ago. Conflicting schedules and uncooperative weather gave the more experienced and well-manned Yorktown team an advantage that the Blazers couldn't overcome.

Homework doesn't make the grade

By Simon Kanter | April 24, 2007, midnight | In Op/Ed »

For as long as anyone can remember, there has been homework. It has become an unquestionable constant in our society, a concept so etched into the minds of our collective conscious that it's hard to imagine life without massive take-home packets, book work and essays. But what if we did?

The Technological Triumvirate

By Simon Kanter | April 12, 2007, midnight | In Video Games »

Now that most of the hype surrounding the release of the three major next-generation video gaming consoles — the Microsoft Xbox 360, the Nintendo Wii and the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) — has died down, we can take an objective look at which one has come out on top. Or can we?

County Council holds global warming symposium

By Simon Kanter | March 20, 2007, midnight | In Local »

The Montgomery County Council met with area leaders in energy conservation and reform to discuss global warming this past Wednesday, March 14. Headed by Councilmember Roger Berliner, the council discussed current measures the county is taking to fight global warming and what its goals should be for the future.

WingFest, part I

By Alex Hyder, Simon Kanter | March 12, 2007, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

Wings: the final frontier. After so aptly and—ahem—selflessly conquering the realm of burgers on our heroic quest to find, for the edification of our readers, that which can only be described as the acme of beefiness, we could only contemplate what our next quest would be. Finally, on a dark, stormy night, otherwise known as last Tuesday, the answer came to us in the pepsin-induced haze of a dream: let there be wings!

"300" Points

By Simon Kanter | March 11, 2007, midnight | In Movies »

Warning: the following paragraph contains absolutely no accurate information Scientists, film critics, politicians, professionals of all sorts, men, women and children of all ages and a random guy on the street who claims he's from the future all agree that "300" was the best movie ever filmed.

Home Cooked deep fries Thomas Jefferson

By Simon Kanter | March 11, 2007, midnight | In Blair »

On a sunny, slightly breezy Sunday, Blair's unofficial ultimate frisbee team "Home Cooked" took the field against Thomas Jefferson High School, a fellow magnet school from Virginia. The game started late and lasted long, as these two well-matched teams battled for supremacy.

"Borat" beats all

By Simon Kanter | Nov. 2, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

Jak sie masz. My name a Simon. Silver Chips Online is send me to Americans Film Institute for review moviefilm, "Borat." You read!

Texas ranch potato salad

By Simon Kanter | Oct. 11, 2006, midnight | In Sides »

Ever wish your potato salad tasted more like ranch dressing and bacon? Well now it can, with this new recipe for Texas ranch potato salad! This creamy, decadent dish goes perfect with any barbeque or packed lunch. It's fun for the whole family!

A "Force" to be reckoned with

By Simon Kanter | Oct. 6, 2006, midnight | In Music »

As I walk into the packed club, flanked by 11 friends and already sweating from the oppressive humidity, the lights dim abruptly. Only one light remains, a huge digital clock on the stage that pours harsh red light on the crowd. And thus, the countdown begins: three minutes until the most epic event in modern history. DragonForce.

"Fearless" fails

By Simon Kanter | Sept. 25, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

Jet Li is truly fearless. He has faced every kind of opponent and defeated them soundly, conquering not only his enemies but himself. But for some reason, in his latest and last film, he seems to have a strange phobia: plo

Potato Skillet

By Simon Kanter | June 1, 2006, midnight | In Entrées »

Have you ever noticed how restaurants offer "breakfast all day" as a good thing? Well now you can have that same luxury, right in the comfort of your own home! At the risk of sounding like every other recipe posted on Silver Chips, this dish is a relatively simple way to make a monstrously enjoyable meal all in one skillet. While it probably takes too long to make before school (we already get up early enough), this is a great meal to enjoy while watching the Saturday morning cartoons or on weeknights when your parents decide they have something more important to do than cook dinner. Enjoy!

E3 2006 rattled the gaming industry

By Simon Kanter | May 29, 2006, midnight | In Video Games »

Every year, the Electronic Entertainment Expo takes over the video gaming world for a week, setting the tone for the year to come. This year, the E3 expo took off with a bang and never looked back, leaving every gamer in a fever pitch.

SGA, Media Center to sponsor book drive

By Simon Kanter | March 29, 2006, midnight | In Local »

The SGA and Media Center are sponsoring a children's book drive through April 7 that will benefit kids enrolled in Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL). Collection boxes for gently used children's books are located in the Media Center, Career Center, counseling office and ESOL academic support rooms.

Chips burger showdown, part I

By Alex Hyder, Simon Kanter | March 24, 2006, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

In this parlous era of terrorism and bird flu, of lobbying scandals and Donald Trump's toupee, there still remains one last vestige of hope: the hamburger. Nothing could be purer, more quintessentially American, than a thick slab of beef wedged between loads of fixins and a toasted bun.

"V" is for vicious

By Simon Kanter | March 23, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

The movie opens with a voice pleading the audience: "Remember, remember the fifth of November." Even before the credits begin to roll, any audience member will find it hard to ever forget.

"Black & White II" is a miracle!

By Simon Kanter | Feb. 1, 2006, midnight | In Video Games »

The stunningly innovative sequel to the critically acclaimed "Black & White" once again puts you among the higher powers. As a god, you are given a civilization and a choice: will you be good or evil? Black or white?

Blazer clubs and bands shine at SGR Spectacular

By Simon Kanter | Dec. 19, 2005, midnight | In Plays »

The SGR Spectacular, featuring over 20 different original Blair acts ranging from Step team and Middle Eastern dancers to Kiltics and Fashion Club, took place in the SAC on Friday, Nov 16. The event, which began around 6:50, aimed to raise money for the Invisible Children's Fund (ICF), which helps Ugandan children who are abducted by the nation's resistance army.

Say hello to the new neighbor, "The Boondocks"

By Simon Kanter | Nov. 29, 2005, midnight | In Television »

Some know "The Boondocks" as a comic strip dripping with sarcasm and political satire. Now that the comic is a full-fledged animated TV show, things are about to get a whole lot funnier.

Van Hollen holds town hall meeting in Takoma Park

By Simon Kanter | Nov. 22, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Democrat of the Eighth Congressional district, convened a town hall meeting to discuss critical issues with area residents at Takoma Park Middle School on Nov. 21.

"Battlefront II": Enter the Jedi

By Simon Kanter | Nov. 16, 2005, midnight | In Video Games »

The first step in fully appreciating "Star Wars Battlefront II" is to forget everything about the first "Battlefront" game. While both are part of the same bestselling series, "Battlefront II" has been tweaked and refined to the point where it is a fresh and excellent game.

Blair's golfers tee off fall sports

By Simon Kanter | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight | In Blair »

The Blair boys' varsity golf team, coached by James Schafer, is already winding down their disappointing season, weeks ahead of other fall sports. Dwindling daylight forces the golf season to end earlier than most sports, but the Blazers still managed to pack in a rigorous schedule.

History, grease and plastic forks

By Simon Kanter | July 13, 2005, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

In 1958, in the heyday of the African American entertainment district that centered around U Street, Ben Ali and his wife Virginia opened not just a restaurant, but a piece of Washington D.C.'s vibrant history. During the riots that tore through the streets of downtown after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., Ben's Chili Bowl was the only place still open while the mobs stormed down the avenue. But Ben's has outlived that era, and while the neighborhood around it is slowly drifting towards urban renewal, it has thrived on two things alone: preservation and really good chili.

Ry Cooder is stuck in a "Ravine"

By Simon Kanter | July 6, 2005, midnight | In Music »

For the last decade, Ry Cooder had been traveling all over the country and the world, accumulating new styles and sounds as he went along. One could say he was attending music school-learning different styles from the masters and then turning around and spinning out new and brilliantly tangled webs of music. His album "Buena Vista Social Club" was a learning experience in conjunction with the Cuban music greats of yesteryear, and the web he spun from that was "Mambo Sinuendo," a fusion of the traditional Cuban music and modern lobby-music-tech-pop.

Separation of reason and state

By Simon Kanter | July 6, 2005, midnight | In Op/Ed »

Less than a week before graduation, the Montgomery County Public School system informed Montgomery Blair High School that it might not be permitted to hold the ceremony at the Jericho City of Praise, the 10,000-seat church that has hosted Blair's ceremony for the last three years. This was the result of a complaint filed by concerned parents to the advocacy group Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AUSCS), which immediately notified MCPS.