The sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reached the Supreme Court. The original lawsuit against the corporation was filed in 2001 by seven women who claimed that they were paid less and given fewer promotion offers because of their genders.
Just as the weather has been completely unpredictable, so have the outcomes of games during this year's NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.
SilverChic has broken down the best looks from Fashion Week 2011, which ended on Thursday, to give our stylin' readers ideas on how to create outfits for themselves.
The success of these protests could drastically change the lives of Egyptians, what could the success or failure of these protests mean for the rest of the world?
After an exciting year of NFL action, two of the most storied NFL franchises, Green Bay and Pittsburgh, will go head-to-head to see which team holds football supremacy in 2011.
Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters piled into Tahrir Square protesting President Hosni Mubarak. Serving as President for the past 29 years, Murbarak is the longest serving leader of Egypt. Protests have continued for days in the hopes of putting an end to Mubarak's authoritarian regime that the President has deemed democratic.
It's conference championship time, and that means this week will determine who goes to Dallas in two weeks, and who gets sent home.
The Packers, on the other hand, pulled off an upset beating Michael Vick and the Eagles 21-16 – reminding us all that anything can happen in the playoffs.
Seven seniors were named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search (STS) competition on Wednesday. Semifinalists will continue their research in the hopes of being selected as a finalist later this month.
The playoffs are finally here. After a wild regular season, our SCO NFL experts turn their attention to the post-season, starting with the wild card round.
Week 16 brought some huge upsets -- the Vikings beat the Eagles by ten with a rookie quarterback and the Packers demolished the Giants.
Eli has led all season long and hasn't faltered to date, but Blake and Melissa aren't finished yet.
After week 14, fans around the country were left shocked as the Lions somehow beat the Packers and the Chargers shutout the Chiefs, 31-0.
Dec. 6 - Walmart and the Department of Homeland Security teamed up to create the program "If You See Something, Say Something," a program that is designed to promote safety in participating communities. 588 stores in 17 states are participating in the national campaign.
There was no lack of exciting NFL action in week 13. The big question on everyone's mind is what's up with Peyton Manning?
Week twelve was filled with highlights—but the biggest football moments of the week had nothing to do with football.
Happy Thanksgiving, football fans! Grab a plate of that delicious holiday turkey and settle in for another week of exciting NFL action.
Last week's match-ups left fans stunned and a bit confused. The Cowboys won their second game, beating a strong New York Giants defense that was expected to steamroll over the 'Boys.
We saw a lot of ups and downs in week ten. After the Cowboys lost (again) - they've now only got one win this season - the management fired head coach Wade Phillips and hired the team's offensive coordinator Jason Garrett as an interim coach.
Nov. 9—President Hugo Chavez announced that the Venezuelan government will take over Owens-Illinois glass manufacturing plants in the United States.
Week eight left a lot of Redskins fans around the DMV stunned - the Lions were able to beat the 'Skins by 12 points after coach Mike Shanahan decided to bench starting quarterback Donovan McNabb.
Trick or treat! We've reached the halfway point of the season, and our experts are still going strong.
Week Six brought football fans to the edge of their seats with intense nail-biting games that had people buzzing on Monday morning.
It's been a roller coaster of a season so far with no team really asserting itself above the rest of the league. Overall, Eli's still ahead of the pack while we gear up for a week six that should provide plenty of intriguing match-ups.
Last week offered up several intense and interesting games for the fans.
Sept. 29 – BP chief executive Bob Dudley, who replaced former CEO Tony Hayward in July, is creating a new global safety division titled the "Safety & Operational Risk Unit", which will have authority to intervene in all aspects of BP's technical activities.
All of our experts had a winning record this week, which can be attributed to how smart we are...or to the lack of upsets that went down.
Two Metro buses collided on University Boulevard near Brunett Street this morning at around 7 a.m.
After week two, Eli has secured his lead over the other football experts, going 11-5 both weeks. Blake is not far behind after making some excellent picks last week.
The only thing Bristol Palin has grown famous for in the past two years is her pregnancy during her mother Sarah Palin's vice presidential campaign back in 2008.
After week one, Eli is out in front with Blake not far behind. Meanwhile, Melissa falls behind early, failing to cash in on a few too many upset picks.
As warm summer afternoons spent poolside slowly fade into brisk autumn mornings spent commuting to school, Blazers begin to make alterations to their wardrobes.
Get out the chips and dip, grab a couple friends, your favorite team's apparel and your remote control because this Sunday marks the start of football season.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has formed a private partnership with Pearson, an education publishing company, to create a rigorous, integrated curriculum for elementary school students.
Don't let summer styles make you sweat! The fashion experts of SilverChic are here to give you style tips that are sure to make you melt.
As 2010 marks the Birth Control pill's fiftieth anniversary, it is clear that its use, purpose and even form, have all greatly evolved as a benefactor in the lives of countless women.
A group of 201 Japanese students from Kaichi High School, a private school in Tokyo, visited Blair on Friday. Blazers enrolled in Japanese classes led the students on a tour of the school, which included a visit to fifth period lunch and one class.
The date: May 15. The city: Washington D.C. The mission: survival. With a thirst for adventure, this reporter set out on Saturday night to survive the streets of our nation's capital in the "Journey to the End of the Night.”
The girls' lacrosse team (5 - 3) suffered their third consecutive loss of the season on Wednesday night, falling just short of the Sherwood Warriors. Even with solid teamwork and communication on the field, the Blazers could not push past their opponent and lost with a final score of 4 - 6.
The girls' lacrosse team (5 - 2) experienced their second consecutive loss this season to Northwest on Monday.
Principal Darryl Williams and athletic director Dale Miller hosted a signing ceremony on Thursday morning for three seniors who received Division I athletic scholarships.
The girls' lacrosse team (5 - 0) remained undefeated after a win against Paint Branch Friday night. The Blazers were not completely satisfied with how they positioned themselves on the field but the team is excited to continue the rest of the season. Although the score was close throughout the entire game, the Blazers always remained on top. One exciting moment occurred just before halftime, when senior captain Molly Branson scored two goals in the final minutes of the half, resulting in a score of 7 - 3.
SGA will he holding spring spirit week April 19 - April 23. During the week, SGA will also be holding a blood drive, outdoor pep rally and powder puff game. During the pep rally, which will be emceed by seniors Mady Nadje and Fran Djoukeng, spring sports teams will be announced and walk onto the turf.
Even with a super-star line comedic duo, including both Steve Carell and Tina Fey, "Date Night" disappoints with forced laughs and boredom. With no navigation in such a messy plot, "Date Night" is one disastrous serving.
The girls' lacrosse team (3 - 0) kept the momentum of their winning streak alive in a neck-and-neck battle with the B - CC Barons on Saturday. The Blazers executed a new offensive formation to tackle the Barons' defense, and ended up on top with a final score of 13 - 12.
On Friday April 16, the Blair players will perform W.S. Gilbert's classic play, "The Mikado," in the Blair auditorium. The play will also be performed on April 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and April 18 at 2 p.m. Director Kelly O'Connor chose "The Mikado” to see how Blazers would respond to another play written by Gilbert.
Drawing in over 18 million viewers, Lady Gaga's outrageous "Telephone" video has stunned both fans and foes. In collaboration with fellow diva Beyonce, the artist gives audiences another "Monster" of a music video. And this time, the out-there star finds a way to make the "Paparazzi" go even crazier.
Blair teachers have collaborated with the Minority Scholars Program, Barnes and Noble and Walter Johnson teachers to produce the Paris Essoumba Poetry and Band Slam. The event will be held Friday, March 25 at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda.
In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, we here at Silver Chips Online decided to be experimental with some of our holiday food options. Or rather, more colorful. Besides only wearing green this Saint Patrick's Day, avoid getting pinched by trying some of your favorite Irish dishes- turned green!
The Blair winter sports ceremony was held in the auditorium Monday night from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to celebrate the achievements of Blair athletes during the winter sports season.
Despite its title, Lil Wayne's latest album, "Rebirth," evokes previous albums such as "Tha Carter III," as Wayne spits his typical lyrics about money and women. Though Wayne's attempt at a new style is admirable, "Rebirth" presents a scattered sound.
Blair swim and dive (4-1) came in 11th at the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros) with a combined score of 219 points. The boys placed ninth with a final score of 164 points and the girls placed 20th with a final score of 55 points.
Silver Quill, Blair's literary arts magazine, will no longer be distributed with the yearbook as a part of the senior package. Students who want to receive a copy of Silver Quill can purchase the magazine separately later this year.
Blair's swim and dive team (4-1) secured a second place spot at the divisionals championship on Saturday by conquering the Northwest Jaguars, Poolseville Falcons, Quince Orchard Cougars and Blake Bengals.
Juniors Janet Henkai and David Struewing see a list of unusual activities they can only dream of listed on a friend's blog. "I want…to have a soundtrack to my life, to go streaking, to paint my entire body silver and run down Blair Boulevard, not caring what anyone thinks or says to me…" Interested in the list, the two decide to "reblog" it onto their Tumblr blog.
On a cold January morning, the senator took his last steps as an Illinois politician. Walking towards the podium, facing thousands of Americans below him and millions more viewing from their homes, Barack Obama uttered the oath that would officially name him the 44th President of the United States.
The Blair swim and dive team (3-0) out-swam the Poolesville Falcons Saturday night, beating Poolesville with a final score of 176-166. The girls fell short to the Falcons 103-68, winning two out of eleven events. The boys were undefeated on the night, placing first in every event with a final score of 108-63.
Montgomery County Council members passed a measure on Nov. 17 requiring some restaurants to post calorie counts on menus and menu boards. The law, which was passed by an 8-1 vote, requires restaurants in the Maryland county with 20 or more outlets nationwide to post calorie counts alongside food items and provide additional nutritional information to customers upon request.
Along the main street of Takoma Park lies a welcoming, upscale pizzeria that embodies the inviting, bubbly spirit of its community. Surrounded by animated shops and vivacious people, Roscoe's Neapolitan Pizzeria rises above ordinary pizzerias and stands out among its neighboring restaurants on Carroll Avenue.
In sports, there's a fine line between team spirit and just playing dirty. Unfortunately, University of New Mexico (UNM) soccer player Elizabeth Lambert could not differentiate between the two in New Mexico's game against Brigham Young on Nov. 6.
Although several apocalyptic stories have hit the big screen within the past couple years, "2012" stands out with higher quality and an advanced plot. Director Roland Emmerich captures audiences' imagination with a multi-layered plot and visually stunning special effects. This epic adventure critiques the humanity of the governments of the world's most powerful nations by assessing how the world would respond to an apocalypse.
The D.C. public school system (DCPS) faces a long list of obstacles standing in the way of improvement, chief among them $40 million in budget cuts. This financial deficit has led to the mass firing of more than 200 schoolteachers, according to the Washington Post.
The varsity football team beat the Northwood Gladiators in the Battle of the Boulevard to close their season with a last home victory on Senior Night. Crowds of Blazers braved the cold weather to cheer on their team as they took on the school's greatest rival.
They're everywhere. Ever since the "Twilight" book series was reformatted for the big screen, unnecessary TV shows about vampires have surfaced, ripping off the series' success.
The varsity football team was unable to score in their 75th anniversary game against the BCC Barons on Saturday. The Blazers (1-6) dishearteningly fell to the Barons in a struggle over possession and missed scoring opportunities.
Senior Ibrahim Jarr is ready for the opposing offense. On his toes at all times, he possesses the focus and drive to tackle any opponent who tries to cross into Blazer territory. As the referee blows the whistle, Jarr's aggressiveness consumes him as he rushes towards the other team.
Mixed Unity, a youth-led coalition in Montgomery County, held its first annual Peace Summit at Montgomery College's Takoma Park Campus on Saturday. Roughly 100 high school students and community members attended the event.
Blair's varsity football team could not gain enough momentum to beat Sherwood Friday night, and lost to the Warriors 35-0. Despite the defeat, the Blazers (1-5-0) are ready to put the game behind them.
Waking up one hot June morning, junior Clara Kelly felt unusually nauseated. As she rose from her bed, aches shot up her back and into her head. Her body felt strangely hot - her temperature had risen to a steep 101 degrees. Lacking the energy to move and the will to eat, Kelly lay in bed for days, hoping to sleep off the illness that had suddenly consumed her. She felt almost certain that an influenza virus had struck her, but the timing seemed strange. In fact, the only influenza virus circulating at that juncture was the H1N1 virus. As the rest of the world grew terrified of the strange new pandemic, Kelly feared what the virus held in store for her body.
Any day now, an animated motion picture filled with a talking monkey, spray on shoes, a vicious herd of rat-birds, and some seriously strange weather, will be falling out of the sky into a theater near you. In an attempt to remake a children's book for the big screen, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller successfully turn Judi Barrett's "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" into a delicious 3D animation film. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" leaves audiences of all ages with full stomachs and opened imaginations.
Bundled up against the wind and rain, Blazer fans looked on disappointingly after Blair's varsity football team (0-2-0) fell short in a back-and-forth battle against Magruder. Despite the initial excitement about the team's first game on the turf, the energy diminished after the Blazers lost momentum in the fourth quarter.
Flash forward to August 2012. A time sports fanatics all over the world crave every four years has finally come. But the quadrennial summer Olympic Games in London will be missing something that will bring disappointment to female athletes around the world.
In a newsletter sent to parents regarding the upcoming 2009-2010 school year, Principal Darryl Williams announced that Blazers will no longer be required to display their IDs at all times. The new policy officially states that Blazers must instead have their IDs readily available to be displayed upon request.