Sarika Ramaswamy


Name: Sarika Ramaswamy
Position: Staff Writer
Graduation Year: 2014


Stories (18)


SilverStyle: Toasty toes

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Jan. 17, 2013, 4:43 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

We're pushing straight on through winter and the chilly days literally make you shiver in your boots. We've all heard it: heat escapes from your body through your head and feet.

NewsChips: Rape of Indian woman causes protests around the world

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Jan. 4, 2013, 3:17 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Saturday, a 23-year-old female student in India died from the injuries inflicted upon her after she was gang raped. The men accused of raping her go on trial this week.

Couch Potato: Vlogging on

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Dec. 18, 2012, 7:15 p.m. | In Television »

What more convenient way to give the mind a rest than to watch a funny video blog on the massive magical entertainment network that is Youtube?

SilverStyle: Hot outerwear for the cold weather

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Nov. 21, 2012, 7 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As the weather drops to (literally) freezing temperatures, you're probably ready to hide inside your house, blasting the heat. However, when you do want to venture out of the house and into the cold, you will want to look fabulous!

Senior commits to Columbia University for swimming

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Nov. 5, 2012, 9:30 a.m. | In Features »

Senior and All-American candidate Jack Foster chooses Columbia over Princeton and Dartmouth.

Blair PTSA continues bench project

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Oct. 25, 2012, 8:11 p.m. | In Local »

This year, Blair Beautiful, a Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) committee dedicated to improving the school's landscape, aims to complete the Blair Bench Project, which places benches around the campus.

Couch Potato: "Glee" takes a new direction

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Oct. 14, 2012, 7:14 p.m. | In Television »

As Glee returns with Season 4, the show attempts to follow both familiar characters in their post-Lima, Ohio experiences and the new characters back home at McKinley.

Blair girls' soccer beats Paint Branch in second half comeback

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Oct. 11, 2012, 1:05 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair varsity girls' soccer team (4-4-1) had a slow start in the first half of the game against the Paint Branch Panthers, but increased their energy in the second half to win 4-0.

Girls' soccer conquers Cavaliers 3-0

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Oct. 5, 2012, 12:42 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair varsity girls' soccer (3-3-1) established an early win over the Kennedy Cavaliers. Though the Blazers won the game, they could have come away with a bigger win with more focus and energy.

Blazers tie Bulldogs in long battle for girls' soccer

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Oct. 2, 2012, 12:51 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair varsity girls' soccer (2-3-1) played an evenly matched game against Churchill, tying 0-0. The game altered both teams' outlooks for the upcoming playoffs.

All "Perks," no problems

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Oct. 1, 2012, 8:12 p.m. | In Movies »

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" transforms you from a wallflower into one of the "misfit toys" that befriend Charlie (Logan Lerman) in this different, darker take on the classic coming-of-age story.

HealthChips: Fight the flu

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Sept. 20, 2012, 5:13 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As fall arrives, it brings crisp air, falling leaves, sweater weather and...germs.

Cougars slink past Lady Blazers

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Sept. 12, 2012, 8:36 p.m. | In Blair »

Girls' varsity soccer (0-2) lost to the Quince Orchard Cougars (1-0) in a 1-0 shutout. The game was reminiscent of last year when Quince Orchard defeated Blair in the quarterfinals of the playoffs.

Philosophy class attracts over 100 students

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Sept. 12, 2012, 4:19 p.m. | In Local »

Philosophy is a new semester-long elective that has seen immediate popularity, with over 100 students enrolled in its first year.

Silver Spring hosts inaugural International Arts Festival

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Aug. 16, 2012, 6:44 p.m. | In Local »

On Tuesday, the first annual Silver Spring International Youth Arts and Culture Festival took place at Veteran's Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. The festival celebrated the 50th anniversary of the independence of Jamaica and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Scientists, not spies

By Sarika Ramaswamy | July 27, 2012, 3:58 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Enemy lists, computer surveillance and government cover-ups seem like the elements of any fictional spy-thriller blockbuster. However, these are all very real elements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Its ploy to spy on whistleblowers within the agency has been recently uncovered. When scientists within the agency argued with FDA heads over the accuracy of reports, the FDA conducted surveillance of the scientists, secretly checking personal email accounts and documents. On July 16, congressional investigators revealed that surveillance of a group of FDA scientists had been approved by the FDA chief counsel's office.

It's getting hot in here

By Sarika Ramaswamy | July 12, 2012, 11:33 p.m. | In News Blog »

Baking in the triple-digit temperatures that overtook the nation last week, it was not unusual to hear people exclaim that they were "dying" from the heat. The record-breaking temperatures really did kill though; at least 46 people across the nation have been reported dead due to the extraordinary heat, including ten from the Washington area.

An impressive, "Brave" heroine

By Sarika Ramaswamy | June 24, 2012, 7:57 p.m. | In Movies »

Pixar bravely introduces a host of firsts, including its first fairytale and its first heroine in its new animated hit, "Brave." Following in the trend of shying away from the classic damsel-in-distress, the movie's independent and fierce princess immediately promises a very different fairytale with unique characters that moviegoers have come to expect from Pixar.



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Photo: International Arts Festival band

By Sarika Ramaswamy | Aug. 16, 2012, midnight

Takoma Park Baptist Church youth and Lara Family and Friends Steel Band Ensemble join to create Caribbean music.