Aidan Keys


Name: Aidan Keys
Position: Staff Writer
Graduation Year: 2015
Aidan writes feature stories and has a beautiful mane of wild hair. She has a cat named Cleo and enjoys learning Portuguese and Spanish for fun. Usually is listening to music, but sometimes she plays it on her violin or her cello.


Stories (23)


Takoma Park passes comprehensive ban against polystyrene eating-ware

By Aidan Keys | Dec. 16, 2014, 8:23 p.m. | In Local »

On Monday, Nov. 10, the Takoma Park City Council passed a city-wide ban against the use of polystyrene eating-ware commonly found in many restaurants and retailers, making Takoma Park the first government entity to pass a comprehensive ban against polystyrene.

Hannah Graham not the only thing that went missing

By Aidan Keys | Dec. 3, 2014, 1:40 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Now, as the story captures America's audiences, portraying Graham less as a person than as a generic story to gain news coverage, she's also the symbol of a telling gap in the politics of American news media.

Logic performs well "Under Pressure"

By Aidan Keys | Nov. 5, 2014, 1:28 p.m. | In Music »

The paradoxical relationship of Hall's underprivileged life and his bright outlook, as well as his astounding journey to success, compiles nicely into the refreshing debut, "Under Pressure," which debuted October 21.

Blair's rain garden receives updates

By Aidan Keys | Oct. 30, 2014, 9:32 a.m. | In Local »

Blair's horticulture club created the rain garden to help prevent the deposition of polluted runoff rainwater into Sligo Creek, where it then flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

Two Wilson football players are off the team, but DCPS loses the game

By Aidan Keys | Sept. 12, 2014, 10:37 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Clearly, these non-Wilson students shouldn't be able to play for a Wilson team, but it wasn't these students' fault. Instead, the football coach at Wilson High School should take responsibility for letting the students on the team.

Absence (may) make the heart grow fonder

By Aidan Keys | June 14, 2014, 4:09 p.m. | In Features »

Many students find themselves asking, "Should we stay together after graduation?" It's a simple question that makes high school sweethearts ache, the days bitter but the moments sweet.

A surrealistic outlook

By Aidan Keys | May 21, 2014, 10:25 p.m. | In Features »

In the end, visual art is just as much about the artist as it is about the creation. Two of Blair's most eccentric artists can relate to that.

How many math teachers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

By Aidan Keys | May 9, 2014, 12:28 p.m. | In Features »

This year, four math teachers are finishing their very first years at Blair. Two of which are Christina Martin, who teaches Pre-Calculus and Algebra 1, and Janet Marie Prouty, who teaches Honors Algebra 2.

Humanos de Blair: No hay un sitio como Australia

By Aidan Keys Rohan Oprisko | Feb. 13, 2014, 4:59 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Senior Tauqir Abdullah tiene una manera de hablar que es única en los pasillos de Blair. Él anda y habla suavemente.

American Hairitige

By Aidan Keys | Feb. 7, 2014, 6:17 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Now we're 4 years into the 10's (or whatever you call this decade). Living in the current era, it's difficult to spot the trends that will someday make us wince or put others through bouts of nostalgia. So lets review hair styles through the past couple of years.

Humans of Blair: There's no place like Oz

By Aidan Keys | Feb. 3, 2014, 10:14 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Although Abdullah has lived in Japan, the U.S and Australia, Australia (Oz for short) is where he feels most at home.

Humans of Blair: A fiesta of a life

By Aidan Keys | Dec. 30, 2013, 7:51 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Senior Marisela Tobar immigrated to the United States when she was 5 years old. Tobar's fun loving attitude has been ever present throughout the complications of life.

The Unknown Self

By Aidan Keys | Dec. 20, 2013, 6:47 p.m. | In Features »

Although Slam Poetry is a beautiful medium for cultivating relationships between unlikely people, at its core, it's the discovery of oneself.

Humans of Blair: Adventurous learning

By Aidan Keys | Dec. 13, 2013, 2:04 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Sophomore Aaron Mott sits at a lunch table where his friends call him Victor. He doesn't know why they do that, just one day they did so he went with it.

Humans of Blair: Balancing change in one country and tradition in the other

By Aidan Keys | Dec. 3, 2013, 1:23 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Junior Eunice Muchemi immigrated to the United States from Kenya in December 2010.

Silverstyle: Taking the $ out of A$AP

By Aidan Keys | Nov. 19, 2013, 1:26 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

This year, A$AP Rocky has won over both the rap and shoe games as one of hip-hop's stylish artists. A scholar in street fashion, A$AP's signature outfit is a luxury jersey, shiny black jeans and sneakers. As the year transitions from winter's street-goth trend and heads towards a white-out color scheme, black and white have become a staple in his wardrobe.

NewsChips: Google Glass foresees controversial consequences

By Aidan Keys | Oct. 29, 2013, 10:30 p.m. | In News Blog »

On one hand it makes social interaction more convenient than a smartphone does. On the other, the features of the device are distracting, making social interaction awkward. In many ways, its argument cancels out. Therefore, Glass is worthy of some analysis.

"Fruitvale Station" is an unsettling vignette of a painful reality

By Aidan Keys | Oct. 13, 2013, 6:20 p.m. | In Features »

Directed and written by Ryan Coogler and released in early July, the film examines the real life story of the 2009 New Year's Day case in which a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer fatally shot 22 year old Oscar Grant.

Blazers participate in distinguished music programs

By Aidan Keys | Oct. 5, 2013, 4:30 p.m. | In Local »

This year, Senior Hueyjong Shih, junior Quinn Tai and sophomores Cynthia Liu and Stephan Loh are selected as members of prestigious musical ensemble programs due to their musical talent.

Rocking out for an excellent cause

By Aidan Keys | Sept. 29, 2013, 5:57 p.m. | In Features »

Rock Action is a charity he initiative by Blair seniors Max Poole and Ananth Batni. The organization presents concerts featuring bands in the Silver Spring and Takoma Park area to collect money for cancer research.

A perfect soundtrack for your fall 2013

By Aidan Keys | Sept. 26, 2013, 8:07 a.m. | In Music »

It's time to get focused and stay warm. It's time to read a book, curl up on your couch and drink soothing tea. It's time to think deeply. That's why jazz music is the perfect soundtrack for fall.

Segregation still prominent 50 years after the March on Washington

By Aidan Keys | Aug. 30, 2013, 11:46 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The government introduced significant legislation to ensure a successful American education system in the last 50 years; however, not enough legislation focuses specifically on improving education in impoverished areas.

Pharrell Williams dominates this summer's hottest music

By Aidan Keys | Aug. 1, 2013, 1:34 p.m. | In Music »

Pharrell Williams is a super-genius here to save the summer. A superhero for the fate of popular music, he scoops the tracks he produces and lifts them to the very top of the Billboard charts, where he then broadcasts grooves to make the world dance.