Emma Yeager

Name: Emma Yeager
Position: Online News Editor
Graduation Year: 2014

Stories (39)

SilverStyle: Blazers share their T.V. and film fashion inspirations

By Emma Yeager | May 9, 2014, 12:22 p.m. | In Lifestyle »

For some students, T.V. and movies are a source of fashion inspiration. Here are some of the characters whose styles Blazers look up to.

The Gondoliers features student-designed set

By Emma Yeager | April 5, 2014, 2:33 p.m. | In Features »

In a span of less than two months, sophomore Dio Cramer has seen her sketches of Venice come to life on the stage of the Blair auditorium.

Mock trial club brings drama to the courtroom

By Emma Yeager | March 26, 2014, 2:34 p.m. | In Features »

The novice team has come further in the past two months of competitions than any recent Blair team, qualifying for the playoffs and outperforming higher-seeded Blake before falling to Churchill last Tuesday, March 11.

SilverChef: Easy Holiday Cheesecake

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 2, 2014, 12:41 p.m. | In Recipes »

Although they're delicious, most holiday-themed cheesecakes are frighteningly complicated to make. This gingersnap cheesecake makes some simple changes to a classic cheesecake recipe for an easy, delicious and festive dessert.

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

Seniors recognized by House of Delegates for softball skills

By Emma Yeager | Sept. 13, 2013, 4:46 p.m. | In News »

Blair seniors Annie Pietanza and Briana Villa were presented House of Delegates awards on Tuesday, Aug. 27 for making the All-Gazette softball team in July.

MCPS wins battle over teacher evaluations (for now)

By Emma Yeager | June 23, 2013, 2:49 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Monday, the Maryland State Department of Education agreed to give Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) at least another year to make changes to its teacher evaluation system.

Derek McGinty to speak at Blair graduation

By Emma Yeager | May 28, 2013, 1:33 p.m. | In Local »

WUSA9 News Anchor Derek McGinty will speak at Blair's Class of 2013 graduation ceremony at Constitution Hall on June 3.

Silver Style: Your guide to being a bathing beauty

By Emma Yeager | May 22, 2013, 10:37 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The weather report for Monday looks great (a high of 73 degrees), so I'm sure many of us will be headed to the pool. If you're searching for a bathing suit for this weekend and the upcoming summer, Silver Style has some options for you to consider.

SilverStyle: British Vogue improves models' working conditions

By Emma Yeager | April 17, 2013, 10:06 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

British Vogue became one of the first major fashion publications to recognize the need for the regulation of models' employment by signing a 10 point Code of Conduct developed by Equity, a UK trade union.

CouchPotato: 5 "Game of Thrones" highlights to usher in season 3

By Emma Yeager | March 12, 2013, 6:58 p.m. | In Television »

Fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" have suffered a long winter since season two ended in June. The kind of long winter where you stumble around like a White Walker, wondering if you should attack a tribe of wildlings or if your HBO subscription is still worth it.

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: Hot Sugar can make music out of anything

By Emma Yeager | Feb. 22, 2013, 10:29 p.m. | In Music »

Breaking bottles, a cracking skull, the silence of a church and a rat's heartbeat: they're sounds familiar and foreign to us, and they've all been used by producer Nick Koenig, also known as Hot Sugar, to make melodies.

Cheerleaders place first at Panther Cheer Competition

By Emma Yeager | Feb. 9, 2013, 7:50 p.m. | In Blair »

On Jan. 26, the Blair cheerleaders placed first at the Panther Cheer Competition at Paint Branch High School in Silver Spring, Md. The team out-cheered second-place Paint Branch by 36 points. The judges also awarded Blair the spirit award and the captain's award to senior Rachel Robey.

NewsChips: Boy Scouts back away from progress

By Emma Yeager | Feb. 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m. | In News Blog »

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) set themselves back yesterday when the organization announced it was deferring a re-evaluation of its policy on accepting gay members and troop leaders until May.

NewsChips: How Obama's executive orders affect schools

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 26, 2013, 12:04 a.m. | In News Blog »

On Jan. 16, President Obama signed 23 executive orders regarding gun violence.

Method, not madness

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 25, 2013, 6:51 p.m. | In Movies »

Oscar buzz surrounding best-picture nominee "Les Miserables" has focused on the remarkable commitment of two of the production's stars, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway. Jackman and Hathaway, who are nominated for best actor and best supporting actress respectively, draw attention for their performances as well as the method behind it.

Couch Potato: Carrie's back, with a back story

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 1, 2013, 7:06 p.m. | In Television »

Carrie Bradshaw, the fictional yet iconic Manhattanite, is returning to our TV screens – only this time she's sixteen years old.

NewsChips: Raising awareness of food stamps

By Emma Yeager | Dec. 6, 2012, 6:43 p.m. | In News Blog »

As Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker represents over 250,000 New Jersyans. Booker is putting himself in the shoes of the 850,000 New Jersyans living on food stamps, even as Congress considers a $16 billion cut to the program.

Plans for senior courtyard mosaic in progress

By Emma Yeager | Dec. 2, 2012, 6:34 p.m. | In Local »

Blair's fine arts club is in the process of designing a mosaic to be displayed in the senior courtyard. Though the club has not made any final sketches, the mosaic design will most likely be related to nature.

NewsChips: Hostess coverage ignores strikers' side of the story

By Emma Yeager | Nov. 22, 2012, 11:02 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Wednesday, Judge Robert Drain ruled that Hostess Brands, the baker of Wonder Bread, Twinkies and many other well known snacks, may liquidate, giving the company permission to shut down and sell its assets.

Couch Potato: Election-related TV you can't miss

By Emma Yeager | Nov. 6, 2012, 4:35 p.m. | In Television »

To calm your nerves before we find out the next President of the United States – or, later, to dry your tears if your candidate-of-choice doesn't get elected – check out these election-related snippets of TV comedy.

Cougars secure close victory over girls' volleyball

By Emma Yeager | Nov. 3, 2012, 11:15 a.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity volleyball team fell to the Quince Orchard Cougars in a close game on Thursday, ending their run in the playoffs this year. The game extended into five sets, with scores of 21-25, 25-23, 25-17, 23-25 and 13-15.

Data mining degrades democracy

By Emma Yeager | Oct. 30, 2012, 8:10 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

With all the scrutiny that comes with campaigning for the oval office, President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney have allowed the nation to pry into their personal lives and histories. What voters may not realize, however, is just how much the two campaigns know about the public.

TechnoLogical: Twitter communicates unclear policy toward hate speech

By Emma Yeager | Oct. 23, 2012, 6:47 p.m. | In News Blog »

Last week, Twitter took action against offensive content on its site by blocking a neo-Nazi account and deleting racist tweets, causing controversy and accusations of censorship among its users.

Girls' volleyball falls to Paint Branch

By Emma Yeager | Oct. 13, 2012, 9:47 a.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity volleyball team (3-6) lost to Paint Branch (6-5) in three sets on Thursday, with final scores of 13-25, 21-25 and 19-25. Though the Blazers more than matched Paint Branch for much of the game, the final scores reflected isolated periods of poor serve reception that cost Blair the win.

Whitman wears out girls' varsity volleyball

By Emma Yeager | Oct. 6, 2012, 1:31 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity volleyball team (3-5) lost to the Walt Whitman Vikings (2-5) in straight sets on Friday. The Blazers were competitive in the first two sets but slowed down in the third, ending the game with final scores of 14-25, 20-25 and 11-25.

Girls' varsity volleyball subdues Springbrook

By Emma Yeager | Oct. 2, 2012, 6:42 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity volleyball team (3-4) played a hard fought game against the Springbrook Blue Devils (1-7) on Monday, winning the game in four sets with scores of 25-15, 25-17, 20-25 and 25-23. The Blazers started off strong in the first two sets, but had more difficulty holding Springbrook back in the final two.

Blair yearbook gets revamped

By Emma Yeager | Sept. 26, 2012, 1:43 p.m. | In Local »

Blair's yearbook staff plans to add a spring supplement and make other changes to the 2012-13 edition of Silverlogue.

TechnoLogical: We might be Martians

By Emma Yeager | Sept. 24, 2012, 4:10 p.m. | In News Blog »

On September 14, the Mars rover Opportunity discovered something that excited the NASA scientists working on its mission. The rover, which has been exploring Mars since 2004, had come across some small, bubble-like bumps on the rim of Mars' Endeavor Crater. These

The Blair Boogie: Alum is back in the spotlight

By Emma Yeager | Sept. 14, 2012, 11:22 p.m. | In Music »

Eric Hutchinson isn't your typical singer-songwriter. He walked away from a major label, self-released his second album and saw it skyrocket onto iTunes' Top Ten most-downloaded. And he's a Blair alum.

Patriots conquer girls' varsity volleyball

By Emma Yeager | Sept. 14, 2012, 4:32 p.m. | In Blair »

The Wootton Patriots (3-1) defeated the girls' varsity volleyball team (1-3) in a tense match on Thursday. Wootton overpowered the Blazers by significant leads in three sets, with scores of 6-25, 15-25 and 10-25.

Girls' varsity volleyball crushes Wheaton

By Emma Yeager | Sept. 12, 2012, 7:01 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity volleyball team (1-2) defeated the Wheaton Knights (1-2). Despite dropping the first set, the Blazers managed to turn it around and beat the Knights in four sets.

Blair adds French 6 to curriculum

By Emma Yeager | Sept. 10, 2012, 11:53 a.m. | In Local »

Students are now expected to take French 6 before Advanced Placement (AP) French Language and Culture in order to better prepare for a new AP exam that the College Board introduced last year.

Barons volleyball bring down Blazers

By Emma Yeager | Sept. 6, 2012, 7:35 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity volleyball team (0-1) was overwhelmed in a difficult match against the B-CC Barons (1-0), whose powerful offense seemed unstoppable for the Blazers. Though Blair showed improvement as the game progressed, they dropped all three of the game's sets with scores of 12-25, 16-25 and 14-25.

Suppressing the vote

By Emma Yeager | Aug. 26, 2012, 11:29 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

In preparation for the presidential and congressional elections in November, a growing number of states have passed "voter identification" laws.

"The Expendables 2" is spent

By Emma Yeager | Aug. 21, 2012, 10:28 a.m. | In Movies »

Though "The Expendables 2" appears to have it all – an all-star cast and a big budget for explosions – the movie succumbs to the run-of-the-mill with dull one-liners and an out-dated plot.

Blazer wins bronze at international math competition

By Emma Yeager | Aug. 19, 2012, 5:24 p.m. | In International »

From Aug. 9 to Aug. 13, junior Gabriella Studt competed alongside seven other American girls who represented the U.S. at the China Girls Math Olympiad (CGMO) in Guangzhou, China. The U.S. team consisted of Cynthia Day, Courtney Guo, Laura Pierson, Studt, Danielle Wang, Alicia Weng, Victoria Xia and Jingyi Zhao.

Enough of playing fair

By Emma Yeager | June 12, 2012, 9:15 p.m. | In News Blog »

Among the first political advertisements to hit Maryland during this presidential election was an attack ad, "You've Heard It All Before," released June 4 by the Obama campaign. Despite this advertisement, campaigning in Maryland so far has been minute when compared to that of other states.

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Photo: TV Fashion 4

By Emma Yeager | May 9, 2014, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Dana Cook is inspired by Chris from Youtube and SNL.

Photo: TV Fashion 1

By Emma Yeager | May 9, 2014, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Mekdes Sisay is inspired by characters from Clueless and The Mindy Project.

Photo: TV Fashion 2

By Emma Yeager | May 9, 2014, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Will Cook in inspired by Peter from Fringe.

Photo: TV Fashion 3

By Emma Yeager | May 9, 2014, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Ethan Lee is inspired by characters from Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and Twin Peaks.

Photo: Gingersnap Cheesecake 4

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 2, 2014, midnight | In ‎Latest »

9. Pour the filling into the springform pan with the baked crust and smooth it to ensure it is level.

Photo: Gingersnap Cheesecake 5

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 2, 2014, midnight | In ‎Latest »

11. Turn the oven off and leave the cheesecake in it to set for 2 hours, then chill the cheesecake overnight and serve. Enjoy!

Photo: Gingersnap Cheesecake 2

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 2, 2014, midnight | In ‎Latest »

2. Put gingersnaps and sugar into a food processor and process until the cookies turn to crumbs. Be careful not to over-process.

Photo: Gingersnap Cheesecake

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 2, 2014, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The final product is a delicious, festive treat.

Photo: Gingersnap Cheesecake 3

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 2, 2014, midnight | In ‎Latest »

4. Transfer the crumb mixture to the pan and press it evenly over the bottom. Bake for 10 minutes then let the pan cool on a wire rack.

Photo: Experian data mining company website

By Emma Yeager | Oct. 30, 2012, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Experian, a data gathering company, has been subject to a Congressional Inquiry. Some data gathering companies, including Experian, also offer Credit Score services.