Urvi Banerjee


Name: Urvi Banerjee
Position: Staff Writer
Graduation Year: 2014


Stories (35)


Professional composer and soprano visit Blair

By Urvi Banerjee | May 21, 2014, 10:22 p.m. | In Local »

Composer Paul Lewis and soprano Sharon Elizabeth visited Blair as part of a residency program from April 28 to May 3.

Bangladeshi families continue to suffer from corporate negligence

By Urvi Banerjee | May 2, 2014, 12:40 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Yet behind the glitz of the clothing industry is a secret: that in order to make certain brands' clothing items, someone elsewhere in the world experiences gross human rights violations.

Adorableness abounds in Mindy's return

By Urvi Banerjee | April 10, 2014, 12:34 p.m. | In Television »

Now Mindy and Danny from "The Mindy Project" are back and the show effectively proves that two main characters can indeed get together without the show losing its comedic edge.

Blair community reacts to projected increase in student enrollment

By Urvi Banerjee | March 30, 2014, 1:18 p.m. | In Local »

The six-year plan predicts that enrollment will increase by 215 students in the next six years and exceed Blair's capacity altogether by the academic year 2017-2018.

Women's Advocacy club plans awareness week

By Urvi Banerjee | March 16, 2014, 10:37 p.m. | In Local »

Blair's Women's Advocacy club is planning a week-long event in honor of Women's History Month in March.

Contest of the creamy

By Urvi Banerjee | July 1, 2013, 5:10 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

The burning heat typical of Maryland summers has finally arrived and sometimes keeping cool with the creamy classic is the best—not to mention the tastiest—option. Luckily, SCO is here to review the best destinations to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The Blair Boogie: Albums to welcome summer

By Urvi Banerjee | June 7, 2013, 11:03 p.m.

Regardless of your summer plans, here are a few promising upcoming albums to start your summer off whether you are looking for some of the old, a little of the new or a bit of the two.

TechnoLogical: Keep a lock on Amazon stocks

By Urvi Banerjee | May 6, 2013, 9:10 p.m. | In News Blog »

Amazon.com has enjoyed considerable stock market growth in recent years with the growing popularity of the online retailer extraordinaire. At the beginning of 2012, it seemed the company could do no wrong with a net income of $0.28 per share, beating many analysts' expectations. However, little more than a year later, recent data has increased investors' concerns over what seems like a rapidly growing trend: declining profits.

Couch Potato: this "Shooting Star" is worth the watch

By Urvi Banerjee | April 16, 2013, 8:38 p.m. | In Television »

When last Thursday's episode "Shooting Star" featured a school shooting, there was predictably an enormous amount of uproar that was only magnified by the still-fresh memory of the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

The Blair Boogie: Dido's comeback

By Urvi Banerjee | April 5, 2013, 1:41 p.m. | In Music »

Step aside, pop singers. Renowned English singer-songwriter Dido Armstrong, also known simply as Dido, is back in the music scene and this time is tackling a brand new direction—electronic music.

Violence is violence: The VAWA will expand protection for all Americans

By Urvi Banerjee | April 5, 2013, 1:40 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The prevalence of domestic and sexual violence cannot be ignored. A new piece of legislation provides a landmark step towards the right direction.

Red Cross instructors to offer CPR, first aid session

By Urvi Banerjee | March 13, 2013, 12:51 p.m. | In Local »

Blair's Red Cross Club is planning a first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training session for Blair students some time near spring break. Participants will have the chance to receive certifications in first aid and CPR from the humanitarian organization American Red Cross (ARC). The club will announce details about the date in the coming weeks.

TechnoLogical: On the lookout for meteors

By Urvi Banerjee | Feb. 18, 2013, 11:02 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Friday, a ten-ton meteor shattered over Russia's Ural Mountains.

Couch Potato: The 2013 SAG whoa's and oh's

By Urvi Banerjee | Jan. 29, 2013, 10:51 p.m. | In Television »

The 2013 SAG awards show on Sunday night featured surprises as often as it met expectations, making for a memorable night.

The Blair Boogie: Midterm playlist

By Urvi Banerjee | Jan. 11, 2013, 9:03 p.m. | In Music »

Here are some songs for you to listen to while you study or during breaks so that hopefully you will wake up on Monday morning just a little more calmed and motivated.

Letting it burn

By Urvi Banerjee | Jan. 1, 2013, 9:43 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference recycled ineffective resolutions from past conferences and put off actual decision-making for a later date, a hesitation inappropriate for the severity of the issue.

TechnoLogical: Extend alternative energy tax credits

By Urvi Banerjee | Dec. 31, 2012, 5:31 p.m. | In News Blog »

Congress needs to vote to extend the PTC in order to ensure that such an economically and environmentally beneficial industry remains afloat in 2013.

Blazers place second in international academic competition

By Urvi Banerjee | Dec. 15, 2012, 8:05 p.m. | In International »

On Dec. 5, Blair won second place in the biannual Knowledge Master Open (KMO). The Blazers scored 1773 points, 3 points behind the winning school, Novi, Michigan's Detroit Catholic Central High School.

Holocaust survivor speaks to Blazers

By Urvi Banerjee | Nov. 29, 2012, 11:22 a.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 16, guest speaker Susan Taube discussed her experiences in the Holocaust with Blair students during fifth and sixth periods in room 164. The Jewish Culture Club hosted the event to increase awareness about the impact of discrimination.

The Blair Boogie: Beats from across the pond

By Urvi Banerjee | Nov. 16, 2012, 10:21 p.m. | In Music »

Last Sunday at the MTV Europe Music Awards, an event which commemorates the most popular music videos in Europe whether continental or international, there was plenty of Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber.

Maryland election results: initiatives and local candidates

By Urvi Banerjee | Nov. 11, 2012, 1:45 p.m. | In Local »

Maryland voters passed several historic initiatives and continued to support Democrat candidates in the election Tuesday. Marylanders voted in favor of questions 4, 6 and 7 and reelected Sen. Ben Cardin (D) and seven House incumbents, six of whom are Democrats.

Couch Potato: Gather around, it's story time

By Urvi Banerjee | Oct. 23, 2012, 10:13 p.m. | In Television »

Following a May season finale of dragon-slaying, broken curses and the reunion of lost love, "Once Upon a Time" is finally back for a new season. For those who thought that the fairytale-with-a-twist show had little left to offer, think again.

Blue Devils whip Blazers on senior night

By Urvi Banerjee | Oct. 16, 2012, 10:42 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' tennis team (4-8) lost 2-5 to Springbrook on senior night on Thursday. As a result of Blair's record this season, the team will drop to Division II for the first time in over 20 years, according to coach David Ngbea.

Assistant principal plans for AP scores improvement

By Urvi Banerjee | Oct. 11, 2012, 10:16 p.m. | In Local »

Assistant Principal Alicia Deeny is working with the Principal and AP teachers to create an AP Professional Learning Community at Blair.

Health Chips: Boosting the brain

By Urvi Banerjee | Oct. 4, 2012, 5:39 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Here are some tips to help improve your memory in the short and long run and make school a little less stressful.

Warriors conquer Blair tennis

By Urvi Banerjee | Sept. 30, 2012, 12:14 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' tennis team lost, 2-5, against the Sherwood Warriors in a key match of the season. While the doubles teams showed improvements over previous matches, crucial mistakes kept the singles players from a victory.

Ninth grade English adopts common core standards

By Urvi Banerjee | Sept. 23, 2012, 6:53 p.m. | In Local »

The English department began implementing a curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) for ninth grade this school year.

Patriots overpower Blazers in tennis

By Urvi Banerjee | Sept. 20, 2012, 1:47 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' tennis team lost 0-7 to the Wootton Patriots on Wednesday. Despite the defeat, the Blazers showed major improvement over previous games.

Blair tennis crushes Magruder

By Urvi Banerjee | Sept. 11, 2012, 1:21 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair girls' tennis team (2-2) defeated Magruder 6-1. Solid strategies and teamwork contributed to the win, despite the absence of the second singles player and a high wind factor.

TechnoLogical: Kindle-ing a comeback

By Urvi Banerjee | Sept. 10, 2012, 9:24 p.m. | In News Blog »

Apple has dominated the tablet world with a 62 percent global market share, compared to Amazon's 22 percent. But a new line of Kindles might just cut the distance between the companies' successes.

Barons overcome Blazers tennis

By Urvi Banerjee | Sept. 6, 2012, 7:43 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' tennis team (1-1) lost, 1-6, against Bethesda-Chevy Chase (2-0) in Blair's first home game of the season. The superior competition and the Blazers' difficulty hitting the balls over the nets were major contributors to the loss.

A "Revolution" worth witnessing

By Urvi Banerjee | July 31, 2012, 1:33 p.m. | In Movies »

With its captivating choreography, awe-inspiring effects and heartfelt acting, "Step Up Revolution" promises to stun existing fans of the franchise and newcomers alike. Although the film echoes the storylines of previous installments, the more grown-up feel of this movie and its featured type of dancing—flash mobs—brings something new to the mix.

Edging towards green

By Urvi Banerjee | July 25, 2012, 11:17 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

With sales of the iPad 3 booming and Apple's stock price up nearly 50 percent from 2011, Apple's success in the business is unquestionable. There is one area where progress of the technology giant has been slow, however: going green.

Nuclear power and responsibility

By Urvi Banerjee | July 19, 2012, 9:31 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

A recent investigative report claims that the Japanese nuclear power disaster last year was "profoundly man-made," calling the pursuit of nuclear energy into question.

Blair alum's movie based on Takoma Park roots

By Urvi Banerjee | June 27, 2012, 8:51 p.m. | In Local »

Blair alumnus David Andalman finished shooting scenes for his debut feature film "Milkshake" in Takoma Park and Silver Spring last week. The comedy is based on writer and director Andalman's experiences growing up in the 1990s and attending Blair.