The Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center, originally slated to open in Oct. 2011, has been delayed again due to problems with the structure's floor thickness.
The Blair ice hockey team (8-3) defeated the Blake Bengals (0-10) 5-0, in a game marked by some inconsistent playing and a less than desirable amount of teamwork from the Blazers. It was Blair's last regular season game, and junior goalie Michel Devynck's third shutout in four games.
The Silver Chips Online staff defeated the Silver Chips Print staff in basketball on Friday afternoo—wait, what?
The month's biggest international stories: the bombings in Damascus, the violent aftermath of the Congo elections, Kim Jong Il's death and the Brazilian oil spill.
Officials in the Montgomery County Department of Transportation discussed the proposed addition of 50 new bikeshare stations along the Metro's Red Line.
When fliers for Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (P. Fox) were passed out during advisory last week, the outrage was immediate and widespread. What we should take away most from this is the discussion, and the importance of it.
This intrepid reporter has traveled all over the Internet to bring you the best ways to make Columbus Day special – or at least very, very interesting.
Your academic experts here at SCO have been whining – I mean brainstorming – about how to improve the college application process and we have the answer: welcome to the application for SCOllege.
We decided that we needed to take a serious break to honor a monumental loss to the wizarding world's sense of humor: the death of Fred Weasley.
When Blair administered the SAT on June 4, students were not prepared to start the test an hour and a half late.
Summer comes with a great mystery – what are our teachers doing right now? Students may theoretically know that teachers have lives outside of school, but it's still difficult to picture teachers at the beach or watching fireworks on the Fourth of July. Yet as the years go by and students begin to realize that teachers are actually people, the concept becomes more and more intriguing. What do they do? This year, a group of Blazers know exactly what their teachers will be doing for at least part of the summer. Why? Because they're going with them, traveling to new countries – this year it's Eastern and Western Europe – and bringing new memories back home.
On May 23, a panel comprised of cluster superintendent Bronda Mills, parents, teachers, students and administrators selected current Takoma Park Middle School principal Renay Johnson to be Blair's next principal.
Osama bin Laden is dead – unless the conspiracy theorists are right for the first time. But to those who were celebrating in the streets, this is more or less the only fact that matters: for the people from Pakistan, the terrorist's death may be only the beginning. Bin Laden's death prompted a newly introduced bill that proposes ending all American aid to Pakistan, which could have catastrophic results for the already problematic relations between the U.S. and Pakistan.
Students become progressively more restless as the calendar ticks down to winter or spring break, and we daydream endlessly about all the time we can spend in the non-academic world…
Out of a pool of approximately 1.5 million PSAT takers, there were 8,400 National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists. Of those semi-finalists, seniors Tommy Zhang and Shilpa Kannan received $4,000 and $6,000 respectively from science companies.
The Blair coed volleyball team (2-7) lost a hard-fought game against the Gaithersburg Trojans (9-1) Monday night.
For a long time, swooning preteen girls said Chris Brown's name in dreamy tones. His voice, his looks, his dancing… the man could do no wrong. Then, everything changed.
When the damage from the tsunami spread to several of Japan's nuclear reactors, the issues raised sent ripples across the world. All the debate boils down to a simple question: is nuclear power worth the risk?
Being funny is hard, as anyone who's had a joke go south can tell you (the memory will stay with you until you die. Maybe after.) You readers have it easy.
Blair's "It's Academic" quiz bowl team hosted its first tournament in 10 years this past Saturday. Twelve teams competed in the tournament, though Blair did not compete.
Catherine Hardwicke's "Red Riding Hood" is – and there's only one word for it – confused. Any potential the movie had was squandered on a lurching, awkward script. The acting suffers even more as a result and the film's only redeeming points are gorgeous scenery and some bursts of talent.
There's tons of slang being tossed around Blair nowadays, but we've picked out the best of the best to get you #hip.
The Blair girls' basketball team (13-10) lost to the Sherwood Warriors (12-11) by a score of 28-35 in a hard-fought game, ending a season marked by injuries.
Having made it farther in the playoffs than in any other season, the Blair ice hockey team (10-5-1) was eliminated by the Washington County North Stars (15-1-2) in a game that ended 5-2.
The Blair ice hockey team (10-3-1) solidly beat the D.C. Tigers (8-8-1) by a score of 7-2 in the first playoff game of the season.
Let's face it, Valentine's Day has gotten pretty materialistic. Love is often measured by how expensive the gift is. For the single ladies or otherwise it's all about drowning yourself in ice cream and watching cheesy movies, but this writer has decided that there needs to be more to the holiday.
The Blair ice hockey team (9-3-1) defeated the Long Reach Lightning (7-4-0) by a score of 5-3 in an electrifying game marked by a high number of penalties, solid offense and back-and-forth goal scoring. Since it was Blair's last regular season game, the team recognized its two graduating seniors: assistant captain and defenseman Peirce Marston and defenseman Ben Kaufman.
The Blair ice hockey team (8-3-1) solidly beat the Damascus Hornets (4-6-1) by a score of 6-3. With the win, Blair secured a spot in the playoffs.
There were a few redeeming ads among the rabble, and some others that just made us scratch our heads. Congratulations on the victory, Green Bay, but let the real battle begin.
On Monday, Blair's ice hockey team (5-3-1) took on the Walter Johnson Wildcats (4-1-2). Although Blair played strongly in areas such as defense, a sense of lethargy kept the team from reaching its full potential.
The Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE) held two open hearings about the proposed 2012 education budget for MCPS on Jan. 12 and 19 at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. T
The Montgomery Blair High School poms squad placed second in their first competition of the season, held at Richard Montgomery High School on Jan. 8.
The musical community is all abuzz about (read: most of you probably haven't heard of) the new Spider-Man musical, especially after all of the controversy surrounding the apparently dangerous production.
Mayor of Takoma Park Bruce Williams, backed by the Takoma Park City Council, submitted bill MC6-11 before the Maryland state legislature.
This blog is about standardized tests. Now for those of you that haven't instantly clicked away from this page, take deep breaths.
Blair ice hockey (3-2) dominated the B-CC Barons (0-2-1) by a score of 8-1 in a highly physical game that culminated in the one-game suspension of Blair's captain and a B-CC player.
Last year, around 15,000 Americans were arrested for murder. About 800,000 were arrested for car theft. Some 88,000 were arrested for rape. And approximately 750,000 were arrested for the possession of a plant.
The Blazers (2-2) beat the Sherwood Arrows, by a score of 7-1 in an exciting game. Although Sherwood came in with a 2-0 record, the Blazers controlled the game early.
The Blair ice hockey team (1-2) lost to the Wootton Patriots (1-0) by a score of 11-2 in an exhausting game that was closer than the scoreboard made it seem.
With a supremely talented group of actors carrying forward J.K. Rowling's amazing story, the latest installment to the Harry Potter franchise is unforgettable.
The Montgomery County Department of General Services delayed the opening of the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center from October 2011 to January 2012.
Whatever challenges the Blair ice hockey team (1-1) faced in its 6-2 loss against the Whitman Vikings (2-0), lack of spirit was not one of them.
Businessman. The word conveys a clear image: suits and ties, meetings, Blackberries, and above all, adults. Yet, as a growing group of Blazers show, businessman can also mean a sophomore in a plaid shirt making a YouTube video about his product—as long as you understand how hard you need to work.
This year, the World Series spilled over into November, an event that is not startling on its own but is emblematic of a greater problem in sports.
8407 isn't geared towards high schoolers, but don't let that stop you. The restaurant ultimately delivers what any person looks for in a dining experience, regardless of age: good food.
Musical experimentation can be good. Musical experimentation can bring a band greater fame, reach new audiences and sell more records. Simultaneously, extreme musical experimentation can break a band, especially one with a well-established fan base. Linkin Park's fifth album is almost completely different from anything Linkin Park has ever done. The outfit's risky "musical experimentation" alienates both old fans and prospective new ones, with overwrought lyrics, jarring failed attempts at artistry, and a disappointing lack of continuity and sense.
When Florida pastor Terry Jones announced plans to hold an International Burn a Koran Day on the ninth anniversary of September 11 the world flew into an uproar.
At the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, periods 5A and 5B were renamed periods 5 and 6 respectively and period 8 was renamed period 9.
On Tuesday, Aug. 24, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth struck down a presidential order and sent the scientific community reeling. President Obama's law reversed a ban on stem cell research that former president George W. Bush passed in 2001.
In a statement released on Aug. 24, Dr. Jerry Weast announced that he will retire from his 12-year tenure as the MCPS superintendent.
A boy and a girl meet in high school and fall in love. During their relationship, he repeatedly sneaks into her room, forbids her from seeing people she is close to and pressures her into everything from prom to marriage.