Stacy Mathew


Name: Stacy Mathew
Position: Online Opinions and Features Editor
Graduation Year: 2013


Stories (39)


SilverStyle: Tip-toeing into spring

By Stacy Mathew | March 20, 2013, 10:56 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

While the weather outside suggests that we will be trapped in this snow-less winter forever, the first day of Spring is actually today, March 20, and we at SCO are expecting nothing but sunshine and happiness for spring break next week.

SCO Says: Prom, TV and other shenanigans

By Hannah Lynn, Stacy Mathew, Mimi Verdonk | March 18, 2013, 8:14 p.m. | In Humor »

Your experts are back, telling you how to properly live your life. Good advice is not guaranteed in the slightest.

SilverStyle: Kim Kardashian is pregnant and blind

By Stacy Mathew | March 6, 2013, 12:18 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Okay, so Kim Kardashian isn't blind, but based on her recent outfit choices it is easy to believe so. The reality TV star announced her pregnancy in December and has been showing off baby Kimye by wearing the most unflattering outfits, probably hand picked by her baby daddy Kanye West.

How to avoid debt as a Senior

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 13, 2013, 8:22 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

A lot of us didn't even know that senior year could cost so much, and plenty of us are already broke. Luckily, we have a few tips on ways that you can actually save for the last semester of High School

Blair sophomore announces SMOB candidacy

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 12, 2013, 7:05 p.m. | In Local »

Blair sophomore Christina McCann is officially in the running to become the next Student Member of the Board (SMOB). As a nominee, McCann is the first Blair student to have filed for the position since 2007 when then-junior Will Bucher was placed on the ballot.

Beyoncé Bowl

By Stacy Mathew Mimi Verdonk | Feb. 7, 2013, 5:25 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Though the Ravens may have taken home the Lombardi on Sunday, Beyoncé was the real winner, capturing both our hearts and the title of MVP in halftime show history.

Is Miss USA really Miss Universe?

By Stacy Mathew | Dec. 22, 2012, 3:57 p.m. | In Television »

88 beauty queens traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., on Wednesday night to battle it out for the highly coveted title of Miss Universe. To my surprise, Miss U.S.A, Olivia Culpo, took the crown as Miss Universe 2012. And by surprise, I don't necessarily mean anything pleasant.

Secret Santa: SCO's guide to gift-giving

By Rachel Auerbach Stacy Mathew | Dec. 20, 2012, 7:04 p.m. | In Humor »

Still looking for that perfect Secret Santa gift? SCO's experts have some tips for you!

SilverStyle: 50 Shades of Lip Color

By Stacy Mathew | Nov. 14, 2012, 6:52 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Whether we are joyously watching the snow fall and schools days pass by from the comfort of our home or dreadfully dragging ourselves home from the bus stop every day during two degree weather, we could always spice up our life with a new style for our lips.

Living the American DREAM

By Stacy Mathew Mimi Verdonk | Nov. 2, 2012, 9:57 a.m. | In Features »

While many college-bound seniors think they have it tough, imagine applying to colleges, searching for scholarships and fighting to stay in the country. For some Blazers this isn't just a hypothetical, this is reality.

SilverStyle: First lady edition

By Stacy Mathew | Oct. 24, 2012, 1:12 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

With the 2012 Presidential Election just two weeks away, many people have been paying close attention to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney's every move. However, the first lady is giving us another reason to pay attention.

SilverStyle: DIY Beauty Tips

By Stacy Mathew | Oct. 3, 2012, 4:13 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Now that we are transitioning into fall, skin and hair will be sensitive to the harsh weather, and it's essential that you take care of both.

SCO Says: Need Advice?

By Hannah Lynn, Stacy Mathew, Mimi Verdonk | Oct. 2, 2012, 8:40 p.m. | In Ask Chips »

Need advice? Luckily, Silver Chips Online is here to answer all of your questions!

SilverStyle: Blazers head back to school

By Stacy Mathew | Sept. 5, 2012, 12:20 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Many seniors only made it through the first day with their best apparel and couldn't care less about the following days due to an overwhelming outburst of senioritis. But hey, Blazers still came back to school shining in their outfits! Three trends specifically stood out in the past week, and we can help you pull them off.

"You better redneckognize!"

By Hannah Lynn Stacy Mathew | Sept. 3, 2012, 9:02 p.m. | In Television »

Televisions across America were blessed this summer with TLC's new reality show, "Here comes Honey Boo Boo." If you have not heard of this little wonder, then it's time to stop being so active and just be a couch potato for a minute...or thirty.

SilverChic: Summertime Stylin'

By Stacy Mathew | June 11, 2012, 9:04 a.m. | In Features »

Although the weather has been swinging from the low 70s to mid-80s, that summer heat wave is sure to come by soon and certainly you'll need the wardrobe to prepare for it.

Don't work too hard now

By Stacy Mathew | May 30, 2012, 7:07 p.m. | In News Blog »

Many of us high schoolers deal with stressful situations outside of school. Whether it's playing a sport, taking care of younger siblings/elderly relatives or achieving a personal goal, we all need time away from schoolwork in order to deal with such situations. However, Diane Tran, a high school student from Texas, did not have enough time in the day for all that she had to do.

SilverChic: the best of the best prom dresses

By Stacy Mathew | May 22, 2012, 7:12 p.m. | In Features »

Lady Blazers graced the dance floor this past Saturday for the Junior-Senior Prom. Many girls have been dreaming about Prom since the beginning of freshman year, wondering who they'll take, what group they'll be in, how they'll do their hair and most importantly...what they'll wear. For all those who did not attend prom or those who want to relive it, SilverChic looks back on the most beautiful styles of the night.

Holy Cross opens new facility

By Stacy Mathew | May 14, 2012, 8:38 a.m. | In Local »

On April 30, Holy Cross Hospital opened a new medical center in Aspen Hill, Md. The new facility is one of three primary care health centers owned by Holy Cross; the other two facilities are located in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg. According to Holy Cross Hospital CEO and President Kevin Sexton, the company wanted to provide an affordable and easy health care option for uninsured county residents in need of medical care.

Blazers take a break

By Stacy Mathew | March 28, 2012, 5:05 p.m. | In Features »

Some Blazers may have trouble deciding how to spend these wonderful 11 days off, so our SCO spring break expert share how a few students will be biding their time. From Japan to the Northeast United States, Blazers are covering the world.

Trashy television

By Stacy Mathew | March 20, 2012, 9:16 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Television has gotten to the point where every concept has already been done and new shows are just old ideas with different titles.

Getting ready for a little "situation"

By Stacy Mathew | March 8, 2012, 12:44 p.m. | In Television »

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is reality television's ultimate guilty pleasure. She's a guidette, everything she says is quotable and now she's… a soon-to-be mother?

Clean teens

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 28, 2012, 6:46 p.m. | In Features »

While some students' weekends involve drugs, alcohol and sex, there are others who find a way to avoid these situations in an environment where they are commonplace.

Starr eliminates the TerraNova assessment

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 17, 2012, 7:39 p.m. | In Local »

On Feb. 14 the Board of Education (BOE) approved Superintendent Joshua Starr's request for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to cease administering the TerraNova test. The TerraNova is a standardized achievement test given to second graders to assess their skills in reading, language arts and math.

Swim & Dive places 19th at Metros

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 13, 2012, 8:49 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair Swim and Dive (1-6) placed 19th in the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros) this Saturday with a combined score of 111 points. The girls scored a total of 74 points while the boys scored 140.

Retweet this article

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 8, 2012, 12:02 p.m. | In Entertainment »

The SCO social networking experts have declared that Facebook is no longer the best way to follow your favorite celebs, now that Twitter has taken over. Therefore, we've compiled a list of celebs that need to be on your radar.

Swim & Dive beats Barons

By Stacy Mathew | Jan. 29, 2012, 8:10 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair's swim and dive team (1-4) defeated Bethesda Chevy-Chase this Saturday by a combined score of 173-169. The meet served as a replacement for the meet that was cancelled last week due to snow.

Who's in the wrong?

By Stacy Mathew | Jan. 20, 2012, 4:29 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

A lot of students would prefer to be able to do whatever they want outside of school and not have to worry about facing the consequence of receiving punishments from school authorities.

'Tis the season to party

By Stacy Mathew | Dec. 25, 2011, 9:46 p.m. | In Features »

To celebrate the holidays and the beginning of the new year, SCO is here with guidelines on how to throw an awesome party.

Traditional travesties

By Stacy Mathew Mimi Verdonk | Dec. 19, 2011, 1:03 p.m. | In Humor »

Ah, the holidays. They should be full of family, cheer and harmony. But let's face it; they're a little lacking in the food department.

Swim and dive falls to Wootton

By Stacy Mathew | Dec. 11, 2011, 11:01 a.m. | In Blair »

The Wootton Patriots (1-0) defeated Blair 's swim and dive team (0-1) in the first meet of the season. The girls' team fell to the patriots by a score of 62-109 while the boys lost by a score of 137-201.

Celebrity SCOstumes

By Stacy Mathew | Oct. 28, 2011, 4:25 p.m. | In Features »

Dressing up as a witch, ghost, pumpkin or devil has become boring and unoriginal. So rather than pulling out your old witch hat or "Scream" mask, try dressing up as a celebrity!

Maryland to redraw District 6

By Stacy Mathew | Oct. 25, 2011, 1:18 p.m. | In Local »

Maryland Democrats plan to redraw the state's congressional district map in order to include most of Rockville and part of Germantown in District 6. Democrats hope that this redistricting will be beneficial in April's primary elections.

Athlete of the Week: Matthew Morris, Cross Country

By Stacy Mathew | Oct. 17, 2011, 9:58 p.m. | In Blair »

Morris shows that hard work and perseverance can lead to good things. Despite only being a sophomore, Morris usually places first for the boys' cross country team.

The Kardashian event of the year

By Stacy Mathew | Oct. 12, 2011, 8:35 p.m. | In Television »

When Kim Kardashian flashed her engagement ring at the end of season six, viewers knew that they were soon to witness the wedding to end all weddings.

Mixed bag for cross country against Gaithersburg

By Stacy Mathew | Sept. 15, 2011, 1:02 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair cross country team faced the Gaithersburg in its first home meet on Tuesday afternoon at Wheaton Regional Park. The girls' team (1-0) earned a win with a score of 50-15 while the boys (0-1) fell 38-18.

"Toddlers and Tiaras" sets a whole new image for the pageant world

By Stacy Mathew | Aug. 30, 2011, 6:01 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

When people think of pageant contestants, they usually see a tall, slim young lady. Well, thanks to TLC, that image has changed to a small, chubby, five-year-old girl.

Emphasis on the "Idiot"

By Stacy Mathew | Aug. 29, 2011, 2:20 p.m. | In Movies »

Any potential of "Our Idiot Brother" being as knee-slapping and humorous as the previews deceivingly suggest was destroyed by the actual film.

Blair senior and graduate win NSBA Talent Search

By Stacy Mathew | Aug. 10, 2011, 10:17 a.m. | In Local »

On July 15, Jack Naden, a 2011 Blair graduate, and senior John Rose were named the High School Group winners of the Student Electronic Music Composition Talent Search for their entry, "The Song for Paris."



Images (4)


Photo: SGA April

By Stacy Mathew | April 11, 2012, midnight

Junior Irene Ravitz makes SGA signs that are up around the school.

Photo: Harrison

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 28, 2012, midnight

Senior Harrison Reed's social life is not affected by his clean teen lifestyle.

Photo: Johnson

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 28, 2012, midnight

Resource counselor Marcia Johnson deals with many issues concerning risky teen activities.

Photo: Villa

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 28, 2012, midnight

Sophomore Briana Villa would rather focus on her schoolwork than be distracted by risky activities.