Caroline Gabriel


Name: Caroline Gabriel
Position: Online News Editor
Graduation Year: 2014


Stories (45)


Prom hair: from buns to braids

By Caroline Gabriel | May 12, 2014, 12:54 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

SCO wants to make your prom experience more enjoyable by lessening the aspects of prom you have to worry about. If you are interested in getting prom hairstyle ideas for prom, then keep reading.

SilverChef: Blueberry Cream Muffins

By Caroline Gabriel | April 13, 2014, 9:23 a.m. | In Recipes »

Whether you are looking for tasty snack or a quick breakfast on the go, muffins are a great option. It is easy to buy them, but homemade muffins are much more enjoyable.

Warm days, fun concerts

By Caroline Gabriel | March 22, 2014, 9:17 p.m. | In Music »

Whoever the performer, wherever the venue, no matter the time of year, concerts are always entertaining. SCO� experts have done research to find some of the best concerts in the area for the upcoming months.

Forget partying

By Caroline Gabriel | Dec. 28, 2013, 11:30 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

There are bound to be various New Year's Eve parties, like every year. But there are many other fun things you can do to welcome in the New Year.

SilverChef: Winter S'mores

By Caroline Gabriel | Dec. 19, 2013, 1:15 p.m. | In Recipes »

One great recipe that satisfies summer-yearnings and sugary cravings is the s'mores cookie bars. I love eating s'mores, however I'm not willing to make them in the winter cold. This recipe is the best of both worlds as it lets you enjoy them even during the winter.

Not your average Tex-Mex restaurant

By Melissa Arias Caroline Gabriel | Dec. 3, 2013, 1 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

With their sultry colors, dim lighting and vibrant Spanish and Mexican art, the restaurant provides you with a piquant dining escape. Their cultural paintings and traditional Spanish and Mexican food come together to craft an experience that is not to be forgotten.

Eat the food, lose the weight

By Caroline Gabriel | Nov. 28, 2013, 9:22 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Soon the festivities will begin and for the next month or so, endless platters of sweet and savory foods will be brought out in celebration. If you're worried about eating too much, you could always try to moderate your portions. However, I enjoy the gluttony and prefer to find alternatives to staying healthy while eating the excess food. Keep reading if you're interested in SCO's exercising secrets.

Last minute DIY Halloween costumes

By Caroline Gabriel | Oct. 29, 2013, 11:35 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Halloween is two days away, and if you're like me then you still don't know what you're going to be. But have no fear, there are plenty of costumes that are easy to create using things you can find at home. Keep reading if you're interested in making a do it yourself (DIY) Halloween costume.

SCO Says: Girlfriends, weather and homecoming experiences

By Rohan Oprisko, Jack Estrin, Caroline Gabriel, Emma Yeager | Oct. 20, 2013, 8:17 p.m. | In Humor »

This year was kind of a fail for me getting girls at homecoming. How do I get a girl to dance with me next year? -Desperate to dance

New Maryland gun law beneficial

By Caroline Gabriel | May 30, 2013, 8:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

There has been a lot of dissent towards O'Malley's new gun regulation, and this may impede his chances of becoming president. But in the end, Maryland's safety is more worthwhile than a mere four-year presidency.

NewsChips: 16 and 17 year-olds can vote in Takoma Park

By Caroline Gabriel | May 23, 2013, 4:52 p.m. | In News Blog »

Last Monday, the Takoma Park City Council voted 6-1 to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in city elections starting in November. This is a great law modification that is sure to benefit the community.

Save the last dance

By Caroline Gabriel | May 22, 2013, 12:48 p.m. | In Features »

The seniors' time at Blair is quickly coming to an end. Among the exams, final projects and bittersweet goodbyes, comes Prom: "the one night when nobody cares who wore the varsity jacket, and who got cut from the team. It's the night when you might find yourself singing at the top of your lungs, with people you've never even spoken to."

Blair baseball knocked out of playoffs

By Caroline Gabriel | May 16, 2013, 12:06 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers (10-9) lost to the Jaguars (12-6) 5-3 in the second round of the playoffs. Northwest scored all five of their runs in the first inning leaving the Blazers to play catch up the rest of the game.

Baseball advances to second round

By Caroline Gabriel | May 12, 2013, 5:44 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (10-8) beat the Clarksburg Coyotes (6-12) in their first round playoff game 2-0. The win meant a lot for the Blazers who have struggled in the playoffs in recent years.

Baseball loses on Senior Night

By Caroline Gabriel | May 5, 2013, 10:17 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair baseball (8-7) lost to Walter Johnson (5-14) by a final score of 8-4 on the Blazers' senior night. Blair struggled to throw strikes as they fell behind early and were unable to work their way back.

SilverStyle: Last minute prom dress options

By Caroline Gabriel | May 1, 2013, 1:08 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

It's prom season. You have everything picked out already: your date, your hair, your makeup, your ride, your dinner… but wait! What are you going to wear? No need to worry. If you still have not found the perfect prom dress, SCO's experts are here to help you find your dream dress.

Damascus edges out Blair

By Caroline Gabriel | April 28, 2013, 4:24 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers (7-6) were optimistic coming into the game, but they lost to the Damascus Hornets (6-6) by a final score of 2-1. This was a frustrating loss for the team because it was the Blazers' fourth game this week and third loss.

Whitman baseball beats Blair

By Caroline Gabriel | April 25, 2013, 1:48 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair varsity baseball (7-5) played their third of four games this week and lost to Whitman baseball (11-2) by a final score of 9-3. The Blazers were both mentally and physically tired at the beginning of the game and it showed.

The Blair Boogie: Local concerts this spring and summer

By Caroline Gabriel | April 19, 2013, 1:02 p.m. | In Music »

These are all popular artists whose concerts are sure to put you in a better mood. Whether you like the music or you do not know the musicians too well, the concert atmosphere is sure to put you in a good frame of mind. Keep reading if you are interested in attending shows at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Verizon Center or Jiffy Lube Live.

Baseball loses to top-ranked Poolesville

By Caroline Gabriel | April 15, 2013, 1:54 p.m. | In Blair »

Another game can be added to the list of the varsity baseball team's frustrating losses along with their tough, 12-inning loss to Sherwood on Thursday afternoon. The Blazers (4-3) met their match as they played Poolesville (8-0) and lost 4-3.

Varsity baseball demolishes Kennedy

By Caroline Gabriel | April 12, 2013, 1:14 p.m. | In Blair »

The stadium was packed on this warm spring night to watch the Blazers crush the Cavaliers. The varsity baseball team (4-1) beat Kennedy (0-5) in five innings by a final score of 20-0.

Japanese students visit Blair

By Caroline Gabriel | March 23, 2013, 2:11 p.m. | In Local »

On Monday, 25 students from Fujishima High School in Fukui, Japan, visited Blair for the day. For the past three years, Blair has also hosted students from Kichinis, another Japanese school from Tokyo, Japan.

Moving forwards while looking backwards

By Caroline Gabriel, Temi Ibirogba, Emma Yeager | March 7, 2013, 11:27 a.m. | In Features »

Dressed in traditional African attire, students strut across the stage, pausing every few seconds in sync with the music. The entire cast makes their way through the audience and back onstage where they sing their final song. The diverse cast of students links hands and the audience rises and joins in singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

The Blair Boogie: Overplaying songs ruins good music

By Melissa Arias Caroline Gabriel | March 1, 2013, 12:58 p.m. | In Music »

Have you ever experienced loving a song for two hot seconds, until you hear it every time you turn on the radio? If the answer is yes (and it is), you have had something called an earworm.

"Dark Skies" for the horror genre

By Melissa Arias Caroline Gabriel | Feb. 26, 2013, 12:08 a.m. | In Movies »

The creators of "Dark Skies" were most likely in the dark when directing this movie. The storyline was predictably unoriginal, the villainous creatures were underdeveloped and the actors were not believable. Overall, what could be taken from this "horror"ible excuse of a movie is that if you're experiencing random breaks in, being possessed, and getting random nosebleeds… it's probably aliens.

"Into the Woods" cast smaller than other musicals'

By Caroline Gabriel | Feb. 24, 2013, 3:13 p.m. | In Local »

This year's spring musical, "Into the Woods," will have a considerably smaller cast than usual, and many students who usually participate in the school plays will not be able to. Although the original cast for "Into the Woods" is very small, director Kelly O'Connor added a few roles to create an ensemble.

NewsChips: Buying guns should be illegal already

By Caroline Gabriel | Feb. 14, 2013, 10:16 p.m. | In News Blog »

If the lack of action taken involving gun control is a matter of people thinking the shootings will not happen to them, locals can think again. Early Tuesday morning in College Park, Md., two University of Maryland students were found dead and another injured in an alleged murder-suicide.

SilverStyle: Vogue's fashion spread distorts Hurricane Sandy relief

By Caroline Gabriel | Jan. 23, 2013, 1:22 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

While many were mourning after Superstorm Sandy hit, Vogue was having a photo shoot.

Couch Potato: "Pretty Little Liars" keeps us guessing

By Caroline Gabriel | Jan. 8, 2013, 7:48 p.m. | In Television »

The ever popular "Pretty Little Liars" returns for its winter premiere.

SilverStyle: Dapper outfit ideas for New Year's Eve

By Caroline Gabriel | Dec. 26, 2012, 5:15 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

New Year's Eve is right around the corner, and whether you are staying home or going out, it is always nice to look well dressed and put together for the occasion.

Increase in drug busts at Blair

By Caroline Gabriel | Dec. 19, 2012, 9:20 p.m. | In Local »

There have been ten reported drug-related incidents involving Blair students since the beginning of this school year, according to Security Team Leader Kathleen Greene. This is already an increase from last year, during which there were only five reported "serious incidents" related to drugs, according to the School Safety and Security At a Glance report.

Couch Potato: Boy's daughter "Meets World"

By Caroline Gabriel | Dec. 4, 2012, 3:36 p.m. | In Television »

When it was announced in early November that Disney Channel is in the early stages of creating a show titled "Girl Meets World," a spinoff from the popular '90s sitcom, plenty of people rejoiced.

Blazers participate in career course at H&M

By Caroline Gabriel | Dec. 1, 2012, 2:17 p.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 11, 14 and 20, various Blair students attended workshops at the new H&M in Downtown Silver Spring. The workshops were hosted by a group called Mentor Foundation USA for students interested in pursuing careers involving marketing, fashion and communications.

Health Chips: Don't go ham on your turkey this Thanksgiving

By Caroline Gabriel | Nov. 15, 2012, 2:38 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

With the infinite amounts of food and countless sugary desserts, you may find yourself over-eating during Thanksgiving and feeling crummy the next day.

New rule for blood drive

By Caroline Gabriel | Nov. 8, 2012, 11:40 a.m. | In Local »

The Student Government Association (SGA) will hold their annual blood drive on Thursday, Nov. 15, with Inova Blood Donor Services. Unlike last year, every student who wants to donate blood must have the parent consent sheet signed in order to be a donor.

SCOping out the best local coffee shops and cafes

By Caroline Gabriel Rachel Auerbach | Nov. 6, 2012, 11:32 a.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Lucky for you, your SCOffee shop experts have investigated some "off the beaten path" local coffee shops and cafés that put Starbucks to shame.

Ralph did not "Wreck-it"

By Caroline Gabriel | Nov. 5, 2012, 11:11 a.m. | In Movies »

"Wreck-it Ralph" has a refreshingly unique story line that takes video games to a whole new level.

The Blair Boogie: Taylor Swift's new album is "red" hot

By Caroline Gabriel | Oct. 26, 2012, 12:47 p.m. | In Music »

Listening to Taylor Swift's new album "Red," which was released this past Monday, you cannot help but reminisce about Taylor Swift's previous songs and self.

Students participate in diversity training

By Caroline Gabriel | Oct. 18, 2012, 10 a.m. | In Local »

On Oct. 10 and 11, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) held training workshops at Blair for 27 students to promote diversity around Blair. The workshops taught students how to be leaders, deal with bullying and learn more about themselves and their peers.

Capitol Steps to perform again for After Prom fundraiser

By Caroline Gabriel | Sept. 30, 2012, 12:15 p.m. | In Local »

The political satire group Capitol Steps will perform at the Montgomery Blair High School (MBHS) auditorium on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in order to raise funds for After Prom.

Couch Potato: Jess and the gang return for another "adorkable" season

By Caroline Gabriel | Sept. 22, 2012, 6:33 p.m. | In Television »

Everyone can stop recording old episodes of "New Girl" and put an end to watching reruns, because the show is back!

Blazers' bands perform at "Blair's Got Talent"

By Caroline Gabriel | Sept. 7, 2012, 11:33 p.m. | In Local »

On Wednesday night, the non-profit organization Silver Spring Town Center Inc. (SSTC) held an event called "Blair's Got Talent!" to showcase various Blazer musicians. The student bands that played were "The Flying Mighty," "Ladle Fight" and "Ginger Chimes."

A new way for Green Day

By Caroline Gabriel | Sept. 5, 2012, 9:02 p.m. | In Music »

If one tunes to MTV on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. they will see numerous current artists and bands performing live at this year's Video Music Awards (VMAs). Among them, Green Day will be performing for their fifth time ever at the VMAs.

DC celebrates LGBT community

By Caroline Gabriel | June 15, 2012, 2:46 p.m. | In Local »

On Sunday, the non-profit organization, Capital Pride Alliance, held its annual Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender (LGBT) festival. The celebration was just one of several events that the organization hosts in the nation's capital around the first week of June each year.

Mad for Madagascar

By Caroline Gabriel | June 9, 2012, 11:36 p.m. | In Movies »

For those who only saw the preview of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" and thought it was just going to be another children's movie, think again. In reality, the previews did not do the movie justice as the film's many humorous moments are surprisingly quite the opposite of the typical juvenile comedy.



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By Caroline Gabriel | April 19, 2014, midnight

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Photo: LGBT Festival - Pennsylvania Avenue

By Caroline Gabriel | June 9, 2012, midnight

On Pennsylvania Avenue, a large stage was set up where various musical groups from the LGBT community performed for a joyous crowd.

Photo: LGBT Festival - Health and Ed Booth

By Caroline Gabriel | June 9, 2012, midnight

An assortment of organizations set up booths to inform passerbys.