Hokuma Karimova


Name: Hokuma Karimova
Position: Foreign Desk Editor
Graduation Year: 2007
Hokuma is a fun and happy person, who has been described by some as crazy and eccentric. She is ecstatic to be part of the Silver Chips Online staff and hopes to someday fulfill the legacy that her older sister left behind. One thing that Hokuma can't live without is music – it's her life. For someone who lives by the quote "in the 21st century knowledge is power and music is life," Hokuma is in love with music and always finds a song to fit any situation. Another unique thing about her is that she is the only Azerbaijani person at Blair and therefore loves to rep her heritage any chance she gets. If you see her in the hallways, do not be afraid to say "wuts up," and get a glimpse of her pearly white smile.


Stories (30)


International News for March 5 - 11

By Hokuma Karimova | March 13, 2007, midnight | In International »

International News for March 5 - 11

International News for Feb. 12-19

By Hokuma Karimova | Feb. 25, 2007, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC World News and New York Times International News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

International News for Feb. 18 - 25

By Hokuma Karimova | Feb. 18, 2007, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the New York Times International News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

International News for Feb. 5- Feb. 11

By Hokuma Karimova | Feb. 13, 2007, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC World News and New York Times International News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

Two Wootton girls found dead

By Hokuma Karimova | Feb. 7, 2007, midnight | In Local »

Two students from Wootton High School who went missing on Jan. 19 were found dead in a dark blue Subaru on Feb. 4 in Loudoun County. Two people who were four-wheeling in the area discovered their bodies.

International News from Jan. 29- Feb. 4

By Hokuma Karimova | Feb. 5, 2007, midnight | In International »

News round-up from around the world, Jan. 29-Feb. 4.

International News for Jan. 22-26

By Hokuma Karimova | Jan. 27, 2007, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC World News and New York Times International News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

International News for the past week

By Hokuma Karimova | Dec. 29, 2006, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC World News and New York Times International News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

International News Headlines - December 26

By Hokuma Karimova | Dec. 26, 2006, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC World News and New York Times International News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

Deaths in Iraq multiplying

By Hokuma Karimova | Nov. 24, 2006, midnight | In International »

Shiite Muslims bombed mosques and homes in the Sunni Arab area of Baghdad, killing at least 30 people in response to yesterday's bombing in the Shia Sadr City that left more than 200 Shiite Muslims dead, the most fatal attack since the 2003 US-led invasion.

International News for the second week of November

By Hokuma Karimova | Nov. 10, 2006, midnight | In International »

This article is a compilation of recent news around the world. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

International News for the first week of October

By Hokuma Karimova | Oct. 9, 2006, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC News and New York Times. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

International News Headlines - June 2

By Hokuma Karimova | June 2, 2006, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

International News Headlines for May

By Hokuma Karimova | June 1, 2006, midnight | In International »

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the BBC News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

String beans and eggs

By Hokuma Karimova | March 30, 2006, midnight | In Sides »

What do you get when you mix string beans with eggs? The string beans and eggs dish, which is pretty straight forward to cook and will fill you up quickly.

Sweetness of Halva

By Hokuma Karimova | March 30, 2006, midnight | In Desserts »

If you want a taste of mouth-melting cuisine, here is your chance. Halva, which is literally translated as "sweet meat," is a dessert that originated in the Mediterranean. It is very delicious and very easy to make.

Spinach delight

By Hokuma Karimova | March 30, 2006, midnight | In Sides »

Although not many people enjoy eating spinach, this dish has the power to change minds. Rich with vitamins and minerals, along with other good-for-you ingredients, this plate will make your taste buds tingle. In addition, the fried onions and eggs make the dish much tastier than you ever though it could be.

Woman leader elected in Jamaica

By Hokuma Karimova | March 2, 2006, midnight | In International »

Portia Simpson Miller, 60, was elected president of the People's National Party in Jamaica, on Feb. 26.

Ethnic strife grips Iraq

By Hokuma Karimova | Feb. 24, 2006, midnight | In International »

The suspected Al Quaeda bombing of a Shiite mosque has left Iraq in a state of inter-ethnic tension as curfews go into place throughout the country.

Trip to Iran canceled due to continued violence

By Hokuma Karimova | Feb. 24, 2006, midnight | In Local »

The Spring Break trip to Iran, which included Blair students, has been canceled after cartoon caricatures of Muhammad prompted unrest in the Middle East, according to the trip's organizer and social studies teacher David Swaney. Swaney said that the decision to cancel the trip stemmed from the continuous demonstrations and protests in Middle Eastern countries.

78 deaths caused by virus

By Hokuma Karimova | Jan. 15, 2006, midnight | In International »

As of Jan. 14, 78 people worldwide have died of the bird flu virus. The latest victim is 12 year-old Fatma Ozcan, who died in Agri Province, Turkey on Jan. 7.

Love is stronger than "Pride and Prejudice"

By Hokuma Karimova | Nov. 16, 2005, midnight | In Movies »

A free spirited girl who believes that "nothing but the deepest love will induce me into matrimony" and a snobbish man who has a straightforward approach to life are a very unlikely couple. However, this is type of bond is very much likely in Jane Austen's classic story "Pride and Prejudice," directed by Joe Wright.

Lithuania

By Hokuma Karimova | Nov. 14, 2005, midnight | In International »

A teenager from Lithuania talks about his experience in his homeland and America.

Eid al-Fitr Celebration

By Hokuma Karimova | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight | In International »

With the crescent moon, which marked the beginning of Ramadan, out of sight, and new one on the horizon, Muslims all over the world began celebrating the end of Ramadan. The three day festival is called Eid al-Fitr, and during the first week of November Muslims rejoice the end of fasting by heading to mosques, giving each other presents, donating money to charities and spending time with family and friends.

Anarchy reigns in streets of France

By Alex Hyder Hokuma Karimova | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight | In International »

Monday marked the twelfth day of street violence in Paris and its suburbs, as the most intense street violence to hit France in four decades spilled into over 200 cities and towns throughout the country.

"One Tree Hill" returns for another unforgettable season

By Hokuma Karimova | Oct. 19, 2005, midnight | In Television »

The third season of the acclaimed teen drama "One Tree Hill" began on Wed., Oct. 5. The season premiere once again captured the attention of viewers with its great plot lines, interesting dialogue and enjoyable music.

Celebrating Ramadan

By Hokuma Karimova | Oct. 11, 2005, midnight | In Features »

Ramadan, a time when Muslims celebrate Allah's revelation of the first verses of the Koran, began Wednesday, Oct. 5. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, but because Islam uses the lunar calendar, the holiday begins on a different day each year. This year, Ramadan will last until Nov. 4.

Playing ball for a good cause

By Hokuma Karimova | Oct. 1, 2005, midnight | In Features »

Blair staff members faced off against Montgomery County Police officers in a basketball game to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Summer in El Salvador

By Hokuma Karimova | Sept. 23, 2005, midnight | In International »

It was 6:00 a.m. and the sun was slowly rising beyond the horizon. In the distance, a rooster warned the start of a new day - a replacement for the usual alarm clock. Looking around, junior Rachel Bernstein realized that this was not her room, not her house, in fact, this was not even America - this was El Salvador.

Cafe Deluxe: Not your ordinary bistro

By Hokuma Karimova | July 3, 2005, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

Bethesda is known for its many restaurants that attract people from around the area for its variety in food, price and location. One of Bethesda's well known eateries, located on Elm Street, is Cafe Deluxe. Named the "favorite neighborhood place" by the Washingtonian Magazine Reader's Survey, Cafe Deluxe has plenty to offer.



Images (6)


Photo: ESOL story photo

By Hokuma Karimova | Dec. 9, 2006, midnight

Photo: ESOL story photo2

By Hokuma Karimova | Dec. 9, 2006, midnight

Photo: Where's the Real Border?

By Hokuma Karimova | May 4, 2006, midnight

Photo: Halva

By Hokuma Karimova | March 30, 2006, midnight

Fluffy and delicious; everything a dessert should be.

Photo: Spinach

By Hokuma Karimova | March 30, 2006, midnight

Spinach has never been this tasty.

Photo: Stringbeans

By Hokuma Karimova | March 30, 2006, midnight

Zesty taste that is bound to leave your taste buds wanting more.