Langston Taylor


Name: Langston Taylor
Position: Online Editor-in-Chief
Graduation Year: 2013


Stories (46)


Blair student struck by car, in Intensive Care Unit at Suburban Hospital

By Brittany Cheng Langston Taylor | March 19, 2013, 6:31 p.m. | In Local »

Blair junior Van Le was struck by a moving car at 3:30 p.m. Monday while walking home from school, according to Principal Renay Johnson. Le was transported to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., where he is currently receiving treatment.

The Blair Boogie: Drake drops "5AM in Toronto," tries to follow up unbelievable 2012

By Langston Taylor | March 8, 2013, 7:47 p.m. | In Music »

Can Drake maintain the historic prominence and success he reached in 2012? Listen to the rapper's new single below.

The Blair Boogie: The top 10 pop Christmas songs, period.

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Mimi Verdonk | Dec. 21, 2012, 5:35 p.m. | In Music »

Let's talk Christmas music. Not carols, not hymns. Not "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" or "Come All Ye Faithful." In fact, nothing containing the word "ye" at all unless it's pronounced YAY and is referring to Kanye West.

MCPS closes schools Monday, Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy

By Langston Taylor | Oct. 28, 2012, 2:42 p.m. | In Local »

2:42 p.m. Sunday - MCPS has announced that it will close all of its schools on Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, due to "emergency weather conditions."

Drake builds the drama

By Jacob Buchholz Langston Taylor | May 28, 2012, 7:27 p.m. | In Music »

All Canadian actor-turned-rapper Aubrey Drake Graham had to do to put the animated crowd at Verizon Center into an absolute frenzy was utter three letters. After a minute-long, blue-lit, trancelike introduction, Drake casually walked to center stage, performed one song, then quieted his screaming fans and mentioned the three region-specific consonants that made the collective voice of the audience hoarse in a matter of seconds: "DMV."

Summer Concert Overview

By Richard Chen Langston Taylor | May 23, 2012, 9:25 p.m. | In Music »

It may not be June yet, but with APs and prom over and seniors leaving this week, it's not too early to start thinking about summer. For those of you who plan on enjoying any live music during the sunniest season of the year, combing through the countless artists performing in the D.C. area can be daunting. Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood school newspaper has taken the time to sift through the masses and find a few local acts that we think Blazers will love. Enjoy!

UPDATE: Seniors win honorable mention in C-SPAN video contest

By Langston Taylor | May 10, 2012, 1:02 p.m. | In Local »

On Thursday, representatives from C-SPAN and the Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) came to Blair to present seniors Kiernan Colby and Becca Ederer with an honorable mention for their entry in C-SPAN's 2012 StudentCam competition.

No "duty to retreat?"

By Langston Taylor | April 20, 2012, 1:07 p.m. | In News Blog »

In the aftermath of the Feb. 26 shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, many people and publications have analyzed and lamented the apparent racial prejudice that led to such a tragedy.

Seniors win honorable mention in C-SPAN video contest

By Langston Taylor | April 4, 2012, 10:06 p.m. | In Local »

Seniors Kiernan Colby and Becca Ederer were awarded $250 and an honorable mention in C-SPAN's 2012 StudentCam competition.

2012 MLB Preview

By Jacob Buchholz Langston Taylor | April 2, 2012, 11:13 p.m. | In Professional »

For 2012 season Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that it will allow two additional teams to make the playoffs. Let the insanity begin.

PTSA addresses "risky teen behavior"

By Langston Taylor | Feb. 25, 2012, 11:41 a.m. | In Local »

On Tuesday night, the Blair PTSA held its monthly public meeting, which focused on preventing underage drinking, illegal drug use and theft among students.

OT loss for boys' basketball

By Langston Taylor | Feb. 13, 2012, 7:23 p.m. | In Blair »

Echoing its Jan. 15 loss to Kennedy, the varsity boys' basketball team gave its home fans a moment of elation on Friday night, but could not provide them with a win.

Blair debate team sends record number of members to finals

By Langston Taylor | Feb. 13, 2012, 2:42 p.m. | In Local »

Blair Debate will send 26 two-person teams to the Montgomery County Debate League finals on Feb. 29 at Walter Johnson High School. This is the largest number of qualifying students in Blair history, exceeding last year's record of 30 students. Every team in the program that debated for the entire season qualified for finals.

Super Bowl XLVI: Who ya got?

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Feb. 5, 2012, 9:02 a.m. | In Professional »

In a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, the Patriots seek revenge, while Eli Manning will attempt to win his second ring.

Ready for take-off

By Langston Taylor | Feb. 4, 2012, 11:08 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

The "Wow!!" experienced by James was felt around the world as high school students and television pundits alike freaked out over the slam.

Varsity basketball loses in nail-biter

By Langston Taylor | Jan. 15, 2012, 3:13 p.m. | In Blair »

In sports, ecstasy can turn to agony in the blink of an eye. On Saturday, the Blair varsity boys' basketball team (3-7) fell to the Kennedy Cavaliers (6-6) late in the fourth quarter.

NFL Divisional Round Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Jan. 14, 2012, 9:57 a.m. | In Professional »

Saints v. Niners. Broncs v. Gronks. Texans v. Ravens. G-Men v. Cheeseheads. Four fantastic matchups for your viewing pleasure. We're in for a solid weekend of playoff football, and SCO is here for another round of predictions.

NFL Wild Card Round Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Jan. 7, 2012, 9:27 a.m. | In Professional »

We're back with predictions for the four wild card games: Bengals-Texans, Lions-Saints, Falcons-Giants and Steelers-Broncos.

Boys' basketball falls to Warriors

By Langston Taylor | Jan. 7, 2012, 8:46 a.m. | In Blair »

After three consecutive road losses, the boys' varsity basketball team was hoping that playing in the friendly confines of Blair would help end the losing streak.

NFL Week Sixteen Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Dec. 23, 2011, 10:09 p.m. | In Professional »

Happy holidays, football fans! Get hyped for 13 NFL games on Christmas Eve. The season is coming to an end, but there remains plenty of pigskin to be played!

Keeping the "Peace"

By Langston Taylor | Dec. 23, 2011, 1 p.m. | In Features »

On Friday night, several Blair students and members of the D.C. based youth group City at Peace held a benefit concert outside the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center on Georgia Avenue to raise funds for the organization. City at Peace, which teaches area youth about diversity and promotes tolerance and non-violence through the performing arts, recently shut down indefinitely due to lack of funding and decreased attendance.

NFL Week Fifteen Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Dec. 16, 2011, 3:10 p.m. | In Professional »

Denver quarterback Tim Tebow remains the talk of the NFL as he continues to get the job done.

2011-12 NBA Preview

By Langston Taylor | Dec. 15, 2011, 1:16 p.m. | In Professional »

Contrary to popular belief of a few weeks ago, there will, in fact, be professional basketball this winter. SCO presents the 2011-2012 NBA Season Preview, as we analyze each team and attempt to make some sense of this coming season.

Boys' basketball silenced in home opener

By Langston Taylor | Dec. 13, 2011, 1:56 p.m. | In Blair »

The varsity boys' basketball team (2-1) fell to the Walter Johnson Wildcats (1-2) by a score of 75-49 on Monday night. After two quarters of even basketball, the Wildcats took hold of the lead for good.

NFL Week Thirteen Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Dec. 2, 2011, 8:06 p.m. | In Professional »

Tim Tebow remains biggest topic of conversation in the NFL, as he continues to will his team to victory. Can he keep it up? As teams begin to battle for playoff positioning, our SCO experts turn it into high gear.

Welcoming winter

By Langston Taylor | Dec. 1, 2011, 9:21 a.m. | In Connections Blog »

Forget December 22 - winter really starts now. The Thanksgiving weekend marks a distinct change in time, noticeable in more ways than nonstop Christmas music.

NFL Week Twelve Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 23, 2011, 5:19 p.m. | In Professional »

It's Thanksgiving time, and here at SCO we're thankful for another week of great NFL action. But before you stuff your face, make sure to check out our week 12 predictions.

NFL Week Eleven Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 18, 2011, 8:37 p.m. | In Professional »

Week eleven is highlighted by two NFC East matchups: Skins-Cowboys and Giants-Eagles. While Washington has struggled to put points on the board as of late, it's always fun to watch (arguably) the biggest rivalry in football in action.

NFL Week Ten Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 13, 2011, 8:42 a.m. | In Professional »

The Packers are rolling. Green Bay beat the Chargers last week to remain perfect at 8-0. Like always, our experts are back to dissect the week's games and predict the outcomes of each matchup.

NFL Week Nine Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 5, 2011, 12:04 p.m. | In Professional »

Despite one big upset, all of our experts did well last week. Jacob remains in the lead, but it's a long season, folks. Buckle in for another week of NFL football!

Move over, iTunes

By Langston Taylor | Nov. 2, 2011, 12:17 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Over the past few years, record labels have been coming to terms with the fact that our generation doesn't buy digital music anymore. Enter Spotify, the Stockholm-founded music software that is taking over your Facebook newsfeed.

No Brains Association

By Langston Taylor | Nov. 2, 2011, 7:57 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that and agreement was not made and that another two weeks of the upcoming season would be cancelled.

NFL Week Eight Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 29, 2011, 9:59 p.m. | In Professional »

The Saints put up 62 points on the Colts in week seven. 62. Forget ghosts, monsters and zombies – the Colts' defense was most afraid of Drew Brees and his rocket arm last Sunday. The veteran QB threw for 325 and five scores while New Orleans obliterated the winless Colts. Meanwhile, rookie running back Demarco Murray busted out for a franchise record 253 yards for the Cowboys as Dallas cruised to a 34-7 victory over the Rams.

NFL Week Seven Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 21, 2011, 10:11 p.m. | In Professional »

Quarterback change has been the theme in the NFL over the past few days – four teams will feature new starting gunslingers in week seven. Jacob is still in first place among our experts, but his margin for error is slim.

NFL Week Six Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 15, 2011, 10:09 a.m. | In Professional »

So much for the "dream team" in Philly. The Eagles haven't lived up to pre-season expectations, dropping four straight after beating the Rams in week one.

99% problems, 1% solution

By Langston Taylor | Oct. 14, 2011, 10:44 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

The District has been "occupied” since October 1. While six of the protesters were arrested, the group made a major step forward Tuesday: it identified a coherent goal.

NFL Week Five Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 8, 2011, 7:06 p.m. | In Professional »

As we gear up for another week of NFL action, let's check in on how our experts our doing. Jacob extended his lead last week, going 13-3. The rest of our panel is looking to bounce back in week five.

NFL Week Four Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 1, 2011, 1:35 p.m. | In Professional »

Jacob now has sole possession of first place heading into week four. However, the rest of our experts are in close pursuit and looking to improve after another set of games this Sunday.

NFL Week Three Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Sept. 23, 2011, 11:37 a.m. | In Professional »

Week two saw a number of injuries, but luckily they had no effect on our predictions – all of our experts did well last week, with Eli and Jacob leading the pack.

NFL Week Two Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Sept. 16, 2011, 11:26 p.m. | In Professional »

Week two should offer up plenty of excitement, featuring match-ups like Bears-Saints, Chargers-Patriots and Falcons-Eagles.

No pressure

By Langston Taylor | Sept. 14, 2011, 2:58 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Nobody in the Nationals' short history in the nation's capital has excited the fans and given as much hope for the team as 23-year-old pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg.

Germaphobes beware

By Langston Taylor | Sept. 11, 2011, 8:56 p.m. | In Movies »

The story behind director Steven Soderbergh's viral action-thriller wouldn't be particularly interesting without great performances by an all-star cast.

NFL Week One Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Sept. 8, 2011, 12:41 a.m. | In Professional »

Rejoice, people! NFL football is back, and so are SCO's weekly predictions for your reading pleasure.

Girls' soccer triumphs over Trojans

By Langston Taylor | Sept. 3, 2011, 12:06 p.m. | In Blair »

The varsity girls' soccer team (1-0) defeated the Gaithersburg Trojans (0-1) in Blair's season opener. The team got off to a slow start, but strong offense and quality goalkeeping led to a 5-0 Blazer victory.

The best for last

By Langston Taylor | July 18, 2011, 8:36 p.m. | In Movies »

The finale, possibly the best installment of the Potter series, ties up every loose end as tightly as Professor McGonagall's hair.

Going global

By Langston Taylor | July 3, 2011, 12:19 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Times have changed since 1999 when Dirk Nowitzki was the only foreign basketball player drafted in the top fifteen to have not played for a team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).



Images (12)


Photo: Out Arrow

By Langston Taylor | Dec. 31, 2012, midnight

Photo: In Arrow

By Langston Taylor | Dec. 31, 2012, midnight

Photo: Best Christmas Songs

By Langston Taylor | Dec. 19, 2012, midnight

Zendaya, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Mariah Carey sit atop our list of the best Christmas pop songs.

Photo: Drug Busts per Year

By Langston Taylor | Dec. 19, 2012, midnight

There have already been twice as many reported drug incidents at Blair this year as there were all of last year.

Photo: Christmas songs 25-11

By Langston Taylor | Dec. 19, 2012, midnight

These are the songs that didn't make the cut.

Photo: Final Final September AOTM

By Langston Taylor | Oct. 2, 2012, midnight

Vote for your September Athlete of the Month.

Photo: Final September AOTM

By Langston Taylor | Oct. 2, 2012, midnight

Vote for your Athlete of the Month for September.

Photo: Drake

By Langston Taylor | May 25, 2012, midnight

Drake performs at the Verizon Center as part of his Club Paradise Tour.

Photo: 2 Chainz and Drake

By Langston Taylor | May 25, 2012, midnight

2 Chainz and Drake perform "No Lie" at the Verizon Center.

Photo: Drake Tickets

By Langston Taylor | May 22, 2012, midnight

SCO will be sending two members of its senior staff to see Drake, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana on Friday. See our review this weekend.

Photo: Stand Your Ground

By Langston Taylor | April 20, 2012, midnight

Justifiable homicides have nearly tripled in Florida since the passage of the Stand Your Ground law.

Photo: City at Peace

By Langston Taylor | Dec. 23, 2011, midnight

Blair students enjoy a small concert benefiting City at Peace, a youth group that has closed indefinitely.