Kevin Chang


Name: Kevin Chang
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2003
Kevin Chang was born on April 28, 1985. This makes him a bull, and coincidentally, a Taurus. Somehow, he ended up in the Magnet program at Montgomery Blair High School, where he is now a SENIOR! 03! Yes, he is a geek. He is often getting questions wrong on homework and failing tests, but when he's not, he'll be getting questions wrong for the 'It's Academic!' team and helping them to lose at competitions instead. Finally, someone made the mistake of assigning him to Silver Chips Online, where by some strange twist of fate he is Editor-in-Chief this year in addition to being the Technical Editor and one of the Graphics Editors for Silver Chips' print edition. He spends his free time, waitaminute, he doesn't have any free time.


Stories (73)


Fire alarm empties building

By Kevin Chang | May 6, 2003, midnight | In Print »

US rescues POW

By Kevin Chang | April 1, 2003, midnight | In Print »

March 20 walkout: team coverage

By Kevin Chang | March 31, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Coverage of the late Mar 2003 anti-war walkout at Damascus, Walter Johnson, Paint Branch and Quince Orchard high schools.

War protest picture gallery

By Kevin Chang Jeremy Hoffman | March 25, 2003, midnight | In Print »

More pictures from the Thurs Mar 20 anti-war walk-out.

Senior places third in Intel STS

By Kevin Chang Kevin Fang | March 11, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Transcription of speeches of Secretaries Ridge and Paige

By Izaak Orlansky Kevin Chang | March 7, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The following is a transcription of the speeches made by Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Secretary of Education Rod Paige at their visit to Blair on Friday, March 7.

Blair student to compete in national research symposium

By Kevin Chang | March 4, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair takes first at state Science Bowl

By Kevin Chang | March 1, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair teams top state Ocean Science Bowl

By Kevin Chang | Feb. 23, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Picking up the pieces of Columbia

By Kevin Chang Nora Toiv | Feb. 1, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The space shuttle Columbia exploded over north Texas on Feb 1 during the re-entry phase of its return to Earth after a 16 day-long mission, killing all seven astronauts aboard.

Intel semifinalists announced

By Kevin Chang Kevin Fang | Jan. 15, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Science Service today announced 12 Blair seniors as semifinalists in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search.

Semester Shakedown "postponed indefinitely"

By Kevin Chang | Jan. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Semester Shakedown has been postponed indefinitely because of a lack of a clear policy on freak dancing, according to Blair Network Communications (BNC) Public Relations Director Jamie Platky.BNC General Manager Christopher Lloyd, BNC Radio Public Relations Manager/dance coordinator Yodit Beru and Platky decided to postpone the BNC-sponsored dance. "With all the freak dancing controversy going on, we wanted there to be a concrete policy before we hold the dance," said Platky.According to Platky, the SGA and administration met on Jan 13 to discuss a policy on freak dancing. The meeting, postponed from Jan 7, established basic rules about appropriate and inappropriate behavior, but did not produce clear guidelines.The meeting "left it open for chaperones to exercise judgement," said Platky, who cited concerns about "gray area" in the guidelines and inconsistent application of rules as issues in the decision to postpone the dance.Said Platky, BNC wants to wait to hold the dance "until there are specific rules drawn up [regarding freak dancing], though that could take a long time." The SGA, PTSA, faculty and administration plan to draft rules at a joint meeting for which a date has not yet been set.

Speak out: Should juveniles ever be tried as adults?

By Kevin Chang | Dec. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

SGR Spectacular pictures

By Welch Canavan Kevin Chang | Dec. 13, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Check out pictures from tonight's SGR Spectacular here! New pictures will be uploaded after each act.

Silver Chips one of top five newspapers in nation

By Kevin Chang Annie Peirce | Nov. 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The Silver Chips print edition was named a national Pacemaker by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) on Saturday, Nov 23.

Schools open late after new shooting

By Kevin Chang Jeremy Hoffman | Oct. 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Classes started late at Blair today after a new shooting prompted police to close major roads, preventing students and staff from arriving on time. Students were kept in the SAC until after the first period bell rang and staff members were posted at exits.

Newsbrief: National television show to film at Blair

By Kevin Chang Jeanne Yang | Oct. 17, 2002, midnight | In Print »

According to Principal Phillip Gainous, a producer and filming crew from Good Morning America will be visiting Blair to film students' reactions to the recent sniper attacks.

Mon Oct 14 Letter from the Superintendent

By Kevin Chang | Oct. 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The following is a letter from MCPS Superintendent Jerry Weast to parents regarding the school system's actions regarding recent shootings in the area.

Homecoming game, dance, and pep rally rescheduled

By Kevin Chang Griff Rees | Oct. 11, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair's Homecoming football game has been postponed to November 1 and the dance will be held November 2. The pep rally scheduled for October 11 will be held on November 1 as well.

Sniper fears keep Code Blue in effect

By Kevin Chang Jeremy Hoffman | Oct. 3, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) system central office has reinstated Code Blue emergency procedures for the third time as a result of the recent sniper attacks in the area.

Newsbrief: "It's Academic!" team wins first-round competition

By Kevin Chang | Sept. 29, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The Blair "It's Academic!" team won on its its first-round TV taping on Saturday, September 28.

Senior wins award for environmental work

By Kevin Chang | Sept. 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Senior Morgan Pitts received a $5000 scholarship from the Deer Park/Baltimore Orioles Environmental Service Scholarship Program at the Orioles-Angels game on September 7 for his work protecting and cleaning the Chesapeake Bay.

National Merit Scholar semifinalists announced

By Kevin Chang | Sept. 13, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair announced that it had 31 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program and four semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program late today. The semifinalists attended a reception at the end of seventh period where they received information about becoming finalists and congratulations from staff members.

Fire drill disrupts sixth period

By Kevin Chang | Sept. 12, 2002, midnight | In Print »

A planned fire drill took place at 12:49 today, just as sixth period was beginning.

Your thoughts: September 11, 2002

By Kevin Chang | Sept. 9, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Fire drill interrupts fourth period

By Kevin Chang | Sept. 5, 2002, midnight | In Print »

A planned fire drill interrupted fourth period classes today.

Former Business Manager Frank Ifkovits dies at 64

By Kevin Chang Nora Toiv | July 30, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Frank Ifkovits, former Blair business manager and founder of the Blair student safety committee, died of Parkinson's Disease on June 25.

Blair Advanced Placement exam scores high

By Kevin Chang | July 29, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair students scored well on the 2001-2002 Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

The Washington Post misrepresents Silver Chips article

By Kevin Chang | July 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

On July 22, a Washington Post article about a homeless student's fight to attend public high schools misrepresented a Silver Chips story about students illegally enrolling at Blair.

Lindh pleads guilty

By Kevin Chang | July 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Silver Chips Online summer movie special

By Kevin Chang | June 25, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The Sum of a solid movie

By Kevin Chang | June 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Fire alarms cause little disruption

By Kevin Chang | June 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Press release: free concert at Long Branch Community Center on Sunday

By Kevin Chang | June 4, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Students stabbed during lunch

By Kevin Chang | May 31, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Newsbrief: Gainous wins ESOL award

By Kevin Chang | May 29, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Newsbrief: PSAT answer sheets recovered, scores distributed

By Kevin Chang | May 17, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Olympians visit Blair

By Kevin Chang | April 24, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Code Red emergency drill completed

By Kevin Chang | April 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair wins awards at Technology Challenge

By Kevin Chang | April 20, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Silver Chips second in national contest

By Kevin Chang | April 12, 2002, midnight | In Print »

"It's Academic!" team advances to semifinals

By Kevin Chang | March 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Spirit Week Pictures

By Kevin Chang | March 21, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Spirit Week: Costume Day

By Kevin Chang | March 21, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Spirit Week: Represent a Country Day

By Kevin Chang | March 20, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Spirit Week: "Back in the Day" Day

By Kevin Chang | March 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Spirit Week: Pyjama Day

By Kevin Chang | March 18, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair sophomore dies of leukemia

By Kevin Chang | March 15, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Newsbrief: Blair does not advance at Intel

By Kevin Chang | March 11, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Webcomic relief

By Kevin Chang | March 11, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Pictures from Magnet Arts Night 2002

By Kevin Chang | March 5, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Pictures of Magnet Arts Night 2002!

Congressional candidate Mark Shriver speaks at Blair

By Kevin Chang | Feb. 25, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair to re-administer PSAT

By Kevin Chang | Feb. 11, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Whitman holds journalism conference

By Kevin Chang | Feb. 2, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair leads country in Intel finalists

By Kevin Chang | Jan. 30, 2002, midnight | In Print »

No restrooms for the weary

By Kevin Chang | Jan. 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

"Main Event" held at Blair

By Kevin Chang | Dec. 19, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Newsbrief: PSAT scores quarantined

By Kevin Chang Joe Howley | Dec. 13, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Newsbrief: Car fire outside Blair

By Kevin Chang | Dec. 12, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Code Red drill postponed

By Kevin Chang Joe Howley | Dec. 11, 2001, midnight | In Print »

False fire alarms prompt revision of emergency plans

By Kevin Chang | Dec. 7, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Shallow Hal, shallow plot

By Kevin Chang | Dec. 5, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Newsbrief: Memorial Day essay contest

By Kevin Chang | Nov. 21, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Silver Chips wins half of awards in state competition

By Kevin Chang Jeremy Hoffman | Nov. 18, 2001, midnight | In Print »

'It's Academic!' team wins first-round competition

By Kevin Chang | Nov. 12, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Teachers accuse recycling program of inefficiency

By Kevin Chang | Oct. 24, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Fire alarm shortens seventh period

By Kevin Chang | Oct. 23, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Spirit Week: Hat day

By Kevin Chang Jeremy Hoffman | Oct. 22, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Fire drills interrupt lunch, Back-to-School Night

By Kevin Chang | Oct. 11, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Voicebox: What do you have to say about September 11?

By Kevin Chang | Sept. 28, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Muslim students recieve mixed response after attacks

By Kevin Chang Jeanne Yang | Sept. 25, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Blair academic teams excel at nationals

By Kevin Chang | Nov. 30, 1999, midnight | In Print »

Bush declares war

By Kevin Chang | Nov. 30, 1999, midnight | In Print »