Temi Ibirogba


Name: Temi Ibirogba
Position: Online Managing Editor
Graduation Year: 2014


Stories (31)


Miley takes the DMV

By Temi Ibirogba | April 14, 2014, 9:24 p.m. | In Music »

The last time many of the then tween girls who filled the stadium on Thursday had seen Cyrus live was six years ago at the Verizon Center when she still sported her platinum blonde wig and went by the name of "Hannah Montana."

A push to remove the zero tolerance policy

By Temi Ibirogba | March 30, 2014, 2:02 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Schools in Montgomery County are some of the 14,000 in the country working to exercise this idea of increased tolerance and adapting to the situation.

SCO Says: Dating, SAT or ACT and much more

By Samuel Popper, Melissa Arias, Michael Gerbasi, Temi Ibirogba | Sept. 19, 2013, 9:58 a.m. | In Humor »

Yo how do I learn to balance school, sports and a social life? -Illuminati Mel: Just don't sleep

Blazers reflect on the D.C. Sniper attacks with the premiere of "Blue Caprice"

By Temi Ibirogba | Sept. 15, 2013, 10:37 p.m. | In News Blog »

Many of our students attended elementary schools in this area, where just seven miles away from Blair, the first shot of the D.C. sniper attacks was fired.

Couch Potato: Is there anything new on TV?

By Temi Ibirogba | May 7, 2013, 5:46 p.m. | In Television »

The answer to that question is no. Imagine finishing all your homework before 10 p.m. on Thursday night so you can watch "Scandal.” You're eagerly waiting in front of the TV tuned to ABC and instead of Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn's affair; you see a rerun of a show you have never heard of.

Justin Kim elected Student Member of the Board

By Temi Ibirogba | April 30, 2013, 11:11 a.m. | In Local »

On April 24, Montgomery County Public School students cast their votes for the 36th Student Member of the Board (SMOB), electing Justin Kim of Poolesville High School over Andrew Zhang of Richard Montgomery by a sizeable margin of 30.46 percentage points.

Gymnastics shows out for senior night

By Temi Ibirogba | April 29, 2013, 4:37 p.m. | In Blair »

In its last home meet of the season, Blair gymnastics fought hard and placed second behind B-CC, with Blake finishing third. The Blazers prepared posters and roses for senior night which celebrated Sidney Smith, Kayla McCaw and Rachel Robey as well as the team's manager, Pilar Ocampo.

SilverStyle: Festival Fashion

By Temi Ibirogba | April 24, 2013, 9:41 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The past few weekends, young celebrities and socialites took over Twitter and Instagram with Coachella tweets and pictures, putting everyone in the mood for summer concerts.

Couch Potato: It's not easy to be "Preachers' Daughters"

By Temi Ibirogba | April 9, 2013, 7:41 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

If you have tuned into Lifetime the past few Tuesday nights then you might have caught the network's new series, "Preachers' Daughters."

Blair gymnastics dominates in season opener

By Temi Ibirogba | April 5, 2013, 2:08 p.m. | In Blair »

With a new coach by their side and three strong captains along with many new team members, the Blazers gymnastics team came out with the drive to win last night, and that's exactly what they did.

TechnoLogical: Is Audrey Hepburn alive?

By Temi Ibirogba | March 18, 2013, 9:07 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Well no, Audrey Hepburn isn't really alive again but anyone can easily be deceived by the recent Galaxy Chocolate commercial, which has some uneasy over its morality and others ecstatic about the technology.

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."

NewsChips: John Kerry believes Americans "have the right to be stupid"

By Temi Ibirogba | Feb. 28, 2013, 6:44 p.m. | In News Blog »

While speaking to German students in Berlin on Tuesday, the new Secretary of State, John Kerry voiced his belief during the speech that "In America you have the right to be stupid, if you want to be."

Blair students live on five dollars a day

By Temi Ibirogba | Feb. 27, 2013, 2:50 p.m. | In Local »

From Feb. 4 to Feb. 8, Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin invited the public to join her in living on five dollars a day per person. This challenge mimics the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides its beneficiaries with solely $4.28 per day.

TechnoLogical: The Blackberry Z10 has arrived

By Temi Ibirogba | Feb. 4, 2013, 4:23 p.m. | In News Blog »

The newest smartphone on the market, the Blackberry Z10, was just released in the United Kingdom and is set to be released this March in the US.

Intel Science Talent Search names Blair finalist and semifinalists

By Temi Ibirogba | Jan. 28, 2013, 8:08 p.m. | In National »

On Jan. 9, the Society for Science and the Public announced 300 semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. On Jan. 22, Samuel Zbarsky was named a finalist.

Blazers defeat Coyotes in an intense meet

By Temi Ibirogba | Jan. 11, 2013, 3:10 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair wrestling (2-3) showed remarkable improvement in their meet last night, winning 47-24 against the Clarksburg Coyotes.

The Blair Boogie: Ke$ha song taken off the Radio

By Temi Ibirogba | Dec. 28, 2012, 5:11 p.m. | In Music »

After the horrific events on Dec. 14 in which 20 first grade children and six adult staff members lost their lives in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, the hit song "Die Young" by Ke$ha was taken off the air.

New changes developing in Wheaton

By Temi Ibirogba | Dec. 26, 2012, 2 p.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 28, the city of Wheaton, Md., received the state Community Legacy Award from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The award includes a $350,000 grant, which will be used to help finance environmentally-friendly projects.

TechnoLogical: Dogs can drive too

By Temi Ibirogba | Dec. 17, 2012, 9:42 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The video, "Meet Porter: The World's First Driving Dog," has gained over five million views in a little over a week.

Winter Sports Preview: 2012-2013

By Melissa Arias, Jack Estrin, Grace Hill, Temi Ibirogba, Sam Lewando | Dec. 11, 2012, 12:51 p.m. | In Blair »

Winter sports are back as the 2012-2013 season gets off to a rousing start.

Cheerleaders win spirit award for eighth year in a row

By Temi Ibirogba | Nov. 17, 2012, 11:17 p.m. | In Blair »

On Saturday, the Blair cheer team competed against seven other teams in the Montgomery County Division II cheerleading competition, which took place at Blair, and took home the spirit award for the eighth year in a row.

Silver Spring Fillmore faces lease issues

By Temi Ibirogba | Nov. 17, 2012, 5:26 p.m. | In Local »

The Silver Spring Fillmore has encountered contract dilemmas for failing to meet Montgomery County requirements. If the venue is unable to resolve these issues, then its future in Silver Spring remains uncertain.

SilverStyle: What not to wear this winter

By Temi Ibirogba | Nov. 7, 2012, 1:10 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

During the winter time, most people's main concern is staying warm and the cold morning walks to the bus stops for most Blair students are not enjoyable.

HealthChips: what to pick up at the drive-thru

By Temi Ibirogba | Oct. 18, 2012, 12:29 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

It's difficult to completely give up on fast food so if you find yourself on the road needing something quick, here are some better choices for the drive-thru window.

"Taken 2" another world

By Temi Ibirogba | Oct. 8, 2012, 6:08 p.m. | In Movies »

While critics were initially skeptical to a sequel of the "Taken," Director Olivier Megaton manages to recreate the intensity of the first film.

We love television: 2012 Emmy Predictions

By Temi Ibirogba Hannah Lynn | Sept. 21, 2012, 6:07 p.m. | In Television »

This Sunday, Jimmy Kimmel will host the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC. Here's a list of our winner predictions.

TechnoLogical: Apple unveils iPhone 5 and iOS 6

By Temi Ibirogba | Sept. 17, 2012, 9:47 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

If you are an iPhone user, then you have probably been a little curious about what the new iPhone 5 will look like. Well, the wait is over because Apple has announced its release.

MCPS implements new athletics heat policy

By Temi Ibirogba | Aug. 17, 2012, 1:25 p.m. | In Blair »

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) revised its heat policy for the upcoming fall sports season. As part of protocol, MCPS mandated that all schools must host meetings to review heat acclimatization, hydration, Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus, hygiene, steroids and concussions.

The land of opportunity

By Temi Ibirogba | Aug. 8, 2012, 11:29 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Sunday, a man walked into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and, without a word, opened fire. The suspect, Wade Michael Page, had a 9-millimeter (semi-automatic) pistol, ammunition pouches and the goal to end lives. And he succeeded, leaving six dead and three others wounded.

Unwavering discrimination

By Temi Ibirogba | July 28, 2012, 4:24 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

After the Boys Scouts of America banned Jennifer Tyrell from her son's Cub Scout troop for her sexuality, we are reminded of how all to similar this is to racial discrimination.



Images (2)


Photo: Miley Cyrus 3

By Temi Ibirogba | April 14, 2014, midnight

The "Bangerz" artist performs for fans at the Verizon Center.

Photo: Gym

By Temi Ibirogba | April 7, 2013, midnight

The Nelson H. Kobren Memorial Gymnasium is prepared for the first gymnastic meet of the season.