Simrin Gupta


Name: Simrin Gupta
Position: Print Managing Entertainment Editor
Graduation Year: 2000


Stories (16)


Jolting juices and energy elixirs for sleep-deprived Blazers

By Helen Bowers Simrin Gupta | Nov. 10, 2011, 11:47 a.m. | In Print Entertainment »

Two acts of danger, daggers and desire

By Simrin Gupta | Nov. 10, 2011, 11:22 a.m. | In Print Entertainment »

Blair's production of the classic 'The Three Musketeers' is chock-full of sword fighting, swashbuckling and surrender. The play is an action-packed masterpiece featuring plenty of pranks and riotous banter. The production has a lot to live up to, seeing as director Paul Anderson released a major motion picture adaptation only two weeks ago, but then again, it's not being performed by your average high school theatre group.

The Secret Life of the Average Blazer

By Simrin Gupta | Oct. 26, 2011, 11:10 a.m. | In Print Entertainment »

Teen pregnancy, coming out stories, fashionistas, relationship drama, crazy parents and bullying. Though it may not seem like they have much in common, they're part of the secret formula writers use when they pitch the average high school TV show. Now there's no denying that every high school has its fair share of drama so in a school as diverse as Blair, one would think that we would be able to relate to all of this, right? I think we can all agree that Blair may get a little crazy at times, but we can consider ourselves lucky that it's not as crazy as some shows make it out to be.

Off the wall at Walmart

By Helen Bowers Simrin Gupta | June 7, 2011, 11:40 a.m. | In Print Entertainment »

Whether you're a fan of the low prices and vast selection or if you greatly oppose the environmental impact and harsh mistreatment of their workers, there is no denying that Walmart is one thing and one thing only: a playground. With vast, unattended spaces and a labyrinth of shelves of objects to be misused, it is almost impossible to resist temptation. And how better to prepare ourselves for the incoming Walmart branches in the DC area (one on Georgia, New York, New Jersey Avenues and another on East Capitol Street) than to try out some of the online tips for having fun at Walmart. So your two daring, brave Silver Chips star reporters decided to breech the rules of consumer etiquette and wreak havoc at Walmart.

Pro/Con: Weast's Retirement

By Simrin Gupta Claire Koenig | June 2, 2011, 11:30 a.m. | In Print Opinions »

Summer Sounds

By Simrin Gupta | June 2, 2011, 10:57 a.m. | In Print Entertainment »

With school finally winding down and summer right around the corner, some of the hottest artists are busy prepping for some sweet summer shows. If you're sticking around this summer, quit looking for ways to beat the heat - listen to some great beats instead. Some scorching tours are happening close to home.

Fro-yo swirls into Downtown

By Simrin Gupta | April 14, 2011, 11:36 a.m. | In Entertainment »

D.C.'s cupcake craze has just met its match. The baked goods are facing some serious competition this spring from frozen yogurt, or "fro-yo," chains.

Mandatory Algebra II proposed

By Simrin Gupta | April 14, 2011, 11:11 a.m. | In Local »

This year, Washington, D.C., has joined 20 states in a nationwide movement to make Algebra II a requirement for high school graduation.

A ‘Kehne' sense for competition

By Simrin Gupta | March 10, 2011, 12:06 p.m. | In Print Sports »

She has played for Blair's junior varsity soccer team and she is on Blair's crew team. She played softball in middle school, she bikes recreationally and she even knows how to unicycle. She also manages the girls' basketball team, but only because a soccer-related knee injury prevents her from being out on the court. Blair athletes know that freshman Adrianne Kehne is a sports maniac--but her biggest athletic achievement is in a sport with which most of them are completely unfamiliar.

Pro/Con: Should student service learning hours be mandatory for high school graduation?

By Simrin Gupta Claire Koenig | March 10, 2011, 11:33 a.m. | In Print Opinions »

As of the 2010-2011 school year, MCPS requires all students to complete 75 hours of community service to graduate, instead of the 60 hours necessary in past years. Though some students find the requirement relatively easy to complete, others with more rigorous schedules question its necessity.

From note-pads to iPads, teaching goes high-tech

By Simrin Gupta | Feb. 9, 2011, 12:20 p.m. | In Print Opinions »

Few students remember the last time they hauled out a dictionary to look up a word. Even fewer remember an instance where they had a question that Google couldn't answer. Gone are the days when the twenty-pound textbook was the best resource. Thanks to the emerging technology of e-readers and tablets, anyone can be privy to a plethora of information with just the click of a button or the tap of a screen. Teachers across the nation have finally begun to capitalize on that concept within our classrooms. It's high time that MCPS do the same.

Blazers turn the tables on Titans

By Simrin Gupta | Dec. 19, 2010, 12:19 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair's boys' varsity basketball team (2-3) defeated the Einstein Titans on Friday night in a nail-biting game that ended in a one-point victory, 39-38. With five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Blair and Einstein were tied at 34-34. As the clock counted down, Einstein scored a three-pointer and brought the score to 38-36 in the final minute of the game.

Teachers and students form bonds beyond Blair Boulevard

By Simrin Gupta | Dec. 16, 2010, 2:44 p.m. | In Print Features »

It's a bevy of hugs, handshakes and high spirits during lunchtime in math teacher Jacob Scott's room. The room is buzzing as kids clamor over one another to talk to Scott. Unconstrained by class work or lesson plans, Scott and his students discuss anything from world news to students' personal lives, while still finding time discuss the material that will be on the quiz next week.

Swim and Dive swamps Kennedy

By Simrin Gupta | Dec. 5, 2010, 11:40 a.m. | In Blair »

The Blair swim and dive team (1-0) defeated the Kennedy Cavaliers (0-1) on Saturday morning in the first meet of the season.

County receives grant for gang control

By Simrin Gupta | Nov. 11, 2010, 11:40 a.m. | In Print News »

Toward the end of this year, The University of Maryland will administer a $2.7 million federal grant to Montgomery and Prince George's counties in order to help pay for anti- gang initiatives.

A midsummer's nightmare

By Simrin Gupta | Oct. 7, 2010, 11:54 a.m. | In Print Features »

Living without clean water, food, and electricity. Without shelter or money. Living 50 miles away from the closest medical facility. Those conditions are commonplace for Pakistani citizens, the majority of whom regularly dealt with these circumstances even before recent flooding devastated multiple communities across the country.



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Photo: Fro-yo

By Simrin Gupta | April 14, 2011, midnight

FroZenYo encourages customers to get creative with their toppings. The chain offers 40 different topping choices.