Abir Muhuri


Name: Abir Muhuri
Position: Online Entertainment Editor
Graduation Year: 2015
Abir is enthusiastic to be one of the Entertainment Editors for Silver Chips Online. When he is not editing stories, watching movies or sampling tasty restaurant menus for Chips, he enjoys listenting to flamenco music, reading and sleeping.


Stories (31)


County budget closes gaps, opens projects

By Abir Muhuri | April 27, 2015, 12:57 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

While the overall county budget increase for 2016 is minimal at 1.1 percent, new projects coupled with a major effort to close the budget gap ensure sufficient growth. A slow economic recovery and reduced state assistance merit the proposed conservative budget as highly appropriate and beneficial for the coming fiscal year.

Woodward, Marta

By Abir Muhuri | March 15, 2015, 11:03 a.m. | In Teacher Feature »

Marta Woodward is sure to brighten up your day. She has an infectious smile and wears colorful headbands. Whether teaching biology, singing for her choir or simply being herself, Marta Woodward keeps with her a treasure chest of wisdom and diversity.

Blair Counseling Department hosts Financial Aid Information Meeting

By Abir Muhuri | Dec. 14, 2014, 11:40 a.m. | In Local »

On Dec. 4, Blair's Counseling Department hosted the Financial Aid Information Meeting in the Student Activity Center for parents of Blair seniors, who plan to attend college.

The Hijabistas of Blair

By Abir Muhuri | Dec. 1, 2014, 12:51 p.m. | In Features »

She ponders, looks up and says, "Being a teenager in the 21st century, I see the hijab as canvas to be doing whatever I want with it."

SCO Top Five: Cuisines

By Abir Muhuri Rohan Oprisko | Nov. 28, 2014, 11:25 a.m.

The D.C. Area is home to numerous staple cuisine cultures with unique tastes of their own. Here are SCO's top five favorites. Disclaimer: we know that restaurants may not serve completely authentic food for cuisines, but we love them anyway.

Blair opens Chrome accounts for all students and staff

By Abir Muhuri | Oct. 10, 2014, 7:59 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery Blair's media center created Chromebook accounts at the start of the school year for the school's staff and students. The accounts function as online workspaces for teachers and students through novel file sharing capabilities.

Humans of Blair: Kinetics, Cars and Cameroon

By Abir Muhuri | Sept. 30, 2014, 9:37 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Sophomore Franck Demou walks into the media center with a confident smile. He packs together with his tight group of friends. Sitting down at a table, he thinks back to long walks during his sunny days in Cameroon.

Darkness and light, Love is might

By Abir Muhuri | June 4, 2014, 9:03 p.m. | In Movies »

Disney's animated version of "Sleeping Beauty" ends like any other Disney fairy tale: the characters all live happily ever after. Well, almost all of them do. When it comes to the evil fairy Maleficent, viewers are happy to forget that she even existed.

Humans of Blair: Medicine and Moving Forward

By Abir Muhuri | May 29, 2014, 1:21 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

For Nahn, becoming a doctor, studying hard at science and volunteering isn't just about preparing for the profession she wants. Her grandma in Vietnam was the catalyst that sparked her passion for medicine, science and, most importantly, caring for the sick.

A shared portal in Blair

By Abir Muhuri | May 29, 2014, 1:06 p.m. | In Clubs »

On Tuesday afternoons, Room 132 is a world of language, life and culture: a portal from Blair into everything Japanese.

Soak up the sun with six spring songs

By Abir Muhuri | May 16, 2014, 7:58 a.m. | In Music »

Since the cold, harsh winter weather has passed, bright skies and refreshing breezes have introduced us to spring. With the update in weather, why not do the same for your music collection? Upbeat tracks with cheerful lyrics will perfectly complement the sunny weather. Here are six tunes to add to your new spring playlist.

It's not too late for spring cleaning

By Abir Muhuri | May 15, 2014, 8:11 a.m. | In News Blog »

Reuse and recycling initiatives are more of what Blair needs to make the school greener and more resource efficient. To contribute, specialist Andrea Lamphier has begun a series of improvement projects Wednesday for the school's media center.

Going Out Guide: Spring Edition

By Abir Muhuri | April 19, 2014, 9:10 a.m. | In Local »

Spring is finally here and with the new season comes an abundance of local events. Cherry blossom concerts, kite flying and sunny picnics are just a few.

Electives to look out for

By Abir Muhuri | March 28, 2014, 9:30 a.m. | In Local »

With new teacher ideas and higher enrollments, a variety of new and old electives are underway for 2014-2015. Here are some classes to keep in mind when you are looking forward into next year.

"We run the place"

By Abir Muhuri | March 12, 2014, 12:40 p.m. | In Features »

They connect computers, manage students and create web tools for teachers. They order books, introduce reading programs and fix printer problems. They work with you, one on one, to find the perfect research database. This is the Blair Media Center.

Car Crashes into Blair Magnet Bus

By Abir Muhuri | Feb. 28, 2014, 5:37 p.m. | In Local »

On Feb. 26, 2013, a car crashed from behind into Blair Magnet Bus 3995 on University Blvd E., near Safeway, at approximately 7:00 a.m.

Sides shine at Jackie's Restaurant

By Abir Muhuri | Feb. 24, 2014, 1:05 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Beyond two velvet black curtains lies an eclectic-urban hangout with fluorescent lights and fading brick walls. After a grueling start to the week, a Southern comfort menu marries beautifully to a chic city eat-out.

Superintendent addresses Blair concerns at Town Hall event

By Abir Muhuri | Nov. 25, 2013, 9:25 p.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 21, 2013, Dr. Joshua Starr, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), addressed community comments and questions at Blair's town hall event.

Going Out Guide – November Edition

By Abir Muhuri | Nov. 20, 2013, 9:30 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

November is a time not just for Thanksgiving. Local events can help you discover new hobbies in film and media and get you a headstart in your Holiday Shopping. Wrapping up fall is a time for being getting warm with your community with these three fun things to do.

Are You On Top of Your Manga?

By Abir Muhuri | Nov. 15, 2013, 1:49 p.m.

For some Blazers, Manga is an in-school passion and pastime. Whether you sit on the comfy Media Center bean bag chairs to read the latest publications or spend your Tuesdays at the Japanese anime club, fans should keep up with the latest manga mania. For this year, here are a couple Manga/Anime to watch out for.

Wheaton Plaza hosts World of Montgomery Festival

By Abir Muhuri | Nov. 1, 2013, 10:21 a.m. | In Local »

On Oct. 21, 2013, the Kids International Discovery (KID) Museum and Fund for Montgomery hosted the World of Montgomery Festival at Westfield Wheaton Plaza to showcase and celebrate Montgomery County's diverse cultural heritages.

NewsChips: Montgomery County resourcefully plans for health care reform

By Abir Muhuri | Oct. 20, 2013, 9:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

The MHBE's new Maryland Health Connection program offers individuals, families and small businesses the opportunity to purchase new health insurance programs, compare eligibility for Medicaid and federal assistance as well as obtain tax subsidies to lower costs.

Technological: Three Must-Have Apple Apps for Research at Blair

By Abir Muhuri | Oct. 2, 2013, 1:38 p.m. | In News Blog »

Have your favorite Media Center databases on your phone and on-the-go.

Irene's Pupusas: Queen of Latin comfort food

By Abir Muhuri | Sept. 26, 2013, 5:57 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Tucked behind the Staples in Glenmont Shopping Center, a small establishment attracts a few customers for Saturday brunch. The front entrance has painted flowers on window glass and signs for Weekend Karaoke. With the latin sounds and flavors of El Salvador and Honduras, this is Irene's Pupusas.

Blazer Volleyball tops Rams

By Abir Muhuri | Sept. 18, 2013, 8:27 p.m. | In Blair »

In their second match of the season, the girls' volleyball team (1-1) won against the Rockville Rams (0-2).

Blair implements AP Chemistry curriculum changes

By Abir Muhuri | Sept. 11, 2013, 10:08 p.m. | In News »

Blair's Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry teachers have revised the curricula for the 2013-2014 school year in response to the College Board's recent reform of the course and exam.

Blair's Television Studio undergoes renovation for 2013-14 school year

By Abir Muhuri | Sept. 7, 2013, 7:33 a.m. | In News »

On Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, Blair's Television Studio teachers Paris Bustillos and George Mayo concluded renovations on the school's television studio, replacing computers, cameras and video equipment.

"Monster's University" yields laughs, not screams

By Abir Muhuri | July 30, 2013, 5:51 p.m. | In Movies »

Get ready to enroll with Mike and Sulley at "Monster's University."

Couch Potato: Go global on the grill with Bobby Flay

By Abir Muhuri | July 4, 2013, 11:37 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As the summer heat kicks in, the last place to be is a crowded, stuffy, indoor kitchen. The perfect alternative is outdoor grilling.

Sex workers don't deserve demoralization

By Abir Muhuri | July 1, 2013, 8:30 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

A recent Supreme Court case will allow organizations to support global anti-HIV/AIDS efforts, without the federal requirement of promoting anti-prostitution.

Peter Engelmann

By Abir Muhuri | June 19, 2013, 8:56 a.m. | In Teacher Feature »

With binders of math curricula filed across his table, one would assume Peter Engelmann was born to teach math. But that's just not the case.