Rohan Oprisko


Name: Rohan Oprisko
Position: Sports Editor
Graduation Year: 2015
I'm a person with a fascination for sports. From my experience living in Spain for three years, I realized the one thing that can connect people from diffreent cultures and areas is sports. That is why I am very excited to be one of the Sports Editors during the 2014-2015 year.


Stories (54)


You want the truth? Part two: ISIS obsessed

By Rohan Oprisko | March 11, 2015, 4:41 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Although the American media's attention to ISIS is not unjustified, as a result, the average American remains ignorant of other extremist groups and conflicts currently happening all over the globe.

Basketball Season Recap

By Rohan Oprisko | Feb. 27, 2015, 12:30 p.m. | In Blair »

The Boys' and Girls' basketball teams seasons are coming to an end with the playoffs in clear view. With records of (9-10) and (7-13) the Blazers are trying to bring their best to the biggest games of the season.

Dosas, empanadas and a whole lot of intrigue

By Rohan Oprisko | Dec. 18, 2014, 5:10 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

A mere five Metro stops on the Red Line from Silver Spring station, you can find Korean tacos, artisan olive oil, kale juice and plenty of hipsters--all at epicurean gem and D.C. institution, Union Market

The Strength in Numbers

By Rohan Oprisko | Dec. 5, 2014, 1:18 p.m. | In Humor »

Instead of following the high school trends of under- or overdressing for the cold, all that is necessary is to use layers effectively. To fully understand why using layers instead of a big bulky coat or no coat at all, we will analyze each way to dress.

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.

NFL Week Eight Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Oct. 25, 2014, 4:02 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 68-38 2. Sasha: 64-42 3. Bobby: 63-43 4. Agam: 57-49

NFL Week Seven Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Oct. 18, 2014, 10:04 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 60-31 2. Sasha: 53-38 3. Bobby: 52-39 4. Romalia: 47-44

The impact of Scotland's vote

By Rohan Oprisko | Oct. 14, 2014, 10:25 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Scotland and Catalonia have had the strongest and most developed independence movements of all of the aforementioned movements. Because of this, for other separatists it seemed the time for secession was to come, only to be disappointed by Scotland's vote.

NFL Week Six Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Oct. 13, 2014, 1:07 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 49-27 2. Sasha: 44-32 3. Bobby: 42-34 4. Romalia: 38-38

NFL Week Five Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Oct. 4, 2014, 2:08 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 38-23 2. Bobby: 33-28 2. Sasha: 33-28 4. Romalia: 28-33

NFL Week Four Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper | Sept. 27, 2014, 1:12 p.m. | In Professional »

After another week of NFL action, the standings remained pretty much the same. Sam and Bobby are widening the gap between Sasha and our dynamic duo known as Romalia. With Sasha out of town for most of the week, he called upon tech staff all-star Agam Mittal to make his picks for the week and attempt to boost him back up the leaderboard. Let's see how the picks shape out this week.

NFL Week Three Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Sept. 21, 2014, 6:48 p.m. | In Professional »

After a tough week for most of our experts, Sam has regained his lead in the standings he held for many week last week. Sasha is even and Romalia is only two games back from the rest of the pack. This week offers an opportunity once again shake up the standings. Lets see how the experts can do.

NFL Week Two Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Sept. 13, 2014, 10:50 a.m. | In Professional »

After a very surprising week one, our experts are all looking to rebound in week two. Newcomer Bobby Pfefferle has a one game lead on the field. With a frenzy of big time, evenly matched games in line for week two, it should be a great weekend of NFL football, and a struggle for our experts to pick them all.

NFL Week One Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Sept. 5, 2014, 2 p.m. | In Professional »

With the new school year comes a new season of SCO NFL Predictions. Check out our picks and analysis to greatly improve your NFL IQ.

What you need to know about the World Cup

By Rohan Oprisko | June 12, 2014, 1:09 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

SCO is here to offer you a complete guide for the upcoming World Cup, featuring all the teams, the history and some predictions that will turn anyone from a soccer nube into an football phenom.

Hot weather deserves hot tunes

By Rohan Oprisko | June 2, 2014, 12:58 p.m. | In Music »

Whether at the beach, at the park, in the house or in the car, as the weather gets hotter and the days get longer, there is one simple thing all humans must do: play music.

Blazers bounce back against wildcats

By Rohan Oprisko | May 4, 2014, 4:48 p.m. | In Blair »

The the Blair varsity softball team (15-1) profited from good hitting and wild pitching to defeat the Walter Johnson Wildcats (4-11). After Walter Johnson scored a run in the top of the first inning, Blair rebounded by scoring 10 in route to a score of 17-4.

Tech Tuesdays

By Rohan Oprisko | March 14, 2014, 7:42 a.m. | In Local »

As of this school year, at least once a month, teachers gather in the back rooms of the media center for Tech Tuesdays, a program media center officials offer as a means by which Blair teachers can learn more about useful programs such as Turnitin.com , Prezi and new technologies such as Web 2.0.

The grand balancing act

By Rohan Oprisko | Feb. 24, 2014, 1:17 p.m. | In Features »

Science teacher Antonios Ekatomatis and social studies teachers Jennifer Bach and Marc Grossman are all teachers with a second job. Read more to see how they manage it!

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.

Blazers honored at signing ceremony

By Rohan Oprisko | Feb. 13, 2014, 8:02 a.m. | In Local »

On Feb. 6, friends, faculty and family gathered in the conference room in the media center to watch and celebrate six Blair senior athletes signing their national letters of intent. The athletes had committed to the schools earlier in the year but the signing made their commitment official.

Blair implements new visitor ID policy

By Martha Morganstein Rohan Oprisko | Feb. 3, 2014, 10:45 p.m. | In Local »

In accordance with a new safety policy, parents and all other visitors to Montgomery Blair High School will be required to show identification upon entrance in the school building. This measure, which began Jan. 13, is intended to provide more security to the Blair community.

NFL divisional playoff predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Jan. 11, 2014, 5:04 p.m. | In Professional »

After an exciting wild card round, and rough weeks for most of our predictors, we bring you the divisional playoffs. For the SCO experts, Sam and Abel are now tied for the top spot with Jacob not too far behind.

Champions League Draw Review

By Rohan Oprisko | Jan. 8, 2014, 6:24 p.m. | In Professional »

It is that time of year again in the football world. Games are more frequent on the calendar and the most savory matchups just keep on coming.

NFL wild card playoff predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Jan. 4, 2014, 5:59 p.m. | In Professional »

As the playoffs kick off we have a new leader in the SCO expert predictions. Abel has overtaken Sam and Jacob and claimed the top spot.

NFL week fifteen predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Dec. 13, 2013, 1:43 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading into the second-to-last week of the season, the tides have turned in our SCO expert standings. After by far the worst week of the season, Jacob has dropped in the standings to second place.

NFL week 14 predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Dec. 7, 2013, 1:46 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading into week fourteen, the race remains tight. Jacob has a five game lead over his brother Sam, who is in second place. Abel and Rohan are also not too far behind.

NFL week 13 predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Dec. 1, 2013, 1:06 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading into week thirteen of the seventeen week season, the pressure is on our experts. For the most part, the standings have remained the same. Jacob still holds a slim lead over Sam and Abel and Rohan find themselves at the end of the pack.

The post-up movement

By Rohan Oprisko Samuel Popper | Nov. 30, 2013, 4:11 p.m. | In Features »

These various backgrounds and interests have given rise to a new gesture that has taken up prominence inside the Blair hallways and on social media pages: the post-up.

Equipos calificados para la Copa Mundial de 2014

By Rohan Oprisko | Nov. 29, 2013, 8:06 a.m. | In Professional »

Ahora que la mayoría de los partidos de calificación para la Copa Mundial casi han terminado, una imagen de los equipos a participar en el mundialmente renombrado torneo se ha hecho más clara.

NFL week twelve predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 23, 2013, 11:31 p.m. | In Professional »

Now heading into week twelve of this NFL season, Jacob has given himself a three game lead over his brother Sam and the rest of the pack.

NFL week eleven predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 15, 2013, 11:22 p.m. | In Professional »

Now that it's week eleven, the four SCO expert predictors look to put a rough week ten behind them.

A Thrilling "Ender's Game"

By Rohan Oprisko | Nov. 15, 2013, 1:18 p.m. | In Movies »

Gavin Hood, the director of the eagerly anticipated movie representation of the classic 1985 sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game" lived up to the hype and delivered a pleasurable and memorable experience.

An epicenter of new rap

By Rohan Oprisko | Nov. 11, 2013, 1:49 p.m. | In Music »

They are part of the new hip-hop movement which is focused on returning rap to its golden age of great lyricists and great beats that are reminiscent of soul instead of electronic music. Although they are not part of mainstream music, most have had international tours and are gaining deserved popularity every day.

NFL week ten predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 9, 2013, 5:35 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading toward the latter half of the season, a few teams look to make a playoff push.

Teams that qualified for the 2014 World Cup

By Rohan Oprisko | Nov. 9, 2013, 1:17 p.m. | In Professional »

After multiple World Cup qualifying matches last week, the picture of the teams participating in the world renowned tournament in Brazil became more clear. Here is a list of all qualified teams by region and their chances in the World Cup.

NFL week nine predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 1, 2013, 2:34 p.m. | In Professional »

After a thrilling week eight, which included the Lions' last minute game winning drive against the Cowboys, week nine has the make up of a good one.

NFL week eight predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 24, 2013, 8:58 p.m. | In Professional »

As we now near the halfway point in the NFL season, our SCO expert predictions remain in a relatively close race. With a lot more injuries and players sitting on the sidelines, it only makes our experts' jobs more difficult.

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

¿Estamos verdaderamente unidos?

By Rohan Oprisko Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 20, 2013, 12:47 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Gritamos "1-4” cuando estamos en cualquier lugar y hacemos bromas de los otros grados porque somos los más mayores, ¿pero en realidad estamos unidos? Esta es una pregunta en todos los institutos, pero sin embargo no estamos.

NFL week seven predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 18, 2013, 3:29 p.m. | In Professional »

Going in to week seven, it finally looks like the Patriots will have TE Rob Gronkowski back. Peyton Manning also returns to Indianapolis and Lucas Oil Stadium where he played for his first 14 seasons.

NFL week six predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 10, 2013, 8:47 p.m. | In Professional »

After a week full of upsets and surprises, our experts are back to predict another week. All of our experts had difficult weeks last week and are looking to improve in week six. Sam has come back to tie his twin brother Jacob after Jacob had overtaken the lead the previous week. Abel and Rohan on the other hand, find themselves slightly distanced from the two leaders at the moment.

NFL week five predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 4, 2013, 1:17 p.m. | In Professional »

There were a lot of great games last week, including the Seahawks' narrow victory over the Texans in an overtime thriller. This week, the Colts battle the Seahawks as draft class mates Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson face off. Also, the undefeated Saints match up against a tough Bears' team.

Homecoming dance moved to the gym

By Rohan Oprisko | Oct. 1, 2013, 5:46 p.m. | In Local »

This year, instead of being hosted in the student activities center (SAC), Blair's homecoming will be held in the gym. The Student Government association (SGA) made this change because of safety reasons and an increase in space and possibilities offered by the new venue.

One year of new styles, new experiences and a new culture

By Rohan Oprisko | Oct. 1, 2013, 5:14 p.m. | In Features »

Imagine walking into Blair, navigating the traffic on Blair Boulevard and realizing that for the next year, all instruction will be in the form of a language that does not come naturally. These are the experiences that sophomores Olivia Grabas and Victor Devys have lived through as foreign exchange students attending Blair.

NFL week four predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Sept. 28, 2013, 11:41 p.m. | In Professional »

Following a crazy week three, what will week four have in store? Last week, the Chiefs upset the Eagles to move to 3-0 and the Dolphins upset the Falcons to move to 3-0 as well. As for our experts, it was an off week for everyone. Only Jacob managed to go over the .500 mark at 9-7 for the week. Although Sam retains his lead, Jacob is now only two games behind.

NFL week three predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Sept. 20, 2013, 11:45 p.m. | In Professional »

Looking forward to week three, we will see the Redskins try get in the win column against the Lions (no easy task), a battle of rookie QB's in Geno Smith of the Jets and EJ Manuel of the Bills and of course a well-anticipated potential thriller (not) as the Broncos take on the Raiders on Monday night.

NFL week two predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Sept. 12, 2013, 8:08 p.m. | In Professional »

After an eventful week one, Sam Popper has jumped out to an early lead. He had an outstanding 13-3 record and also was the only SCO expert to correctly pick the Jets to win. Week two holds a couple of intriguing match ups as RGIII and the Redskins take on the Packers and the 49ers face off against the Seahawks in the battle of the NFC West.

Impact players to look out for this fall season

By Rohan Oprisko | Sept. 12, 2013, 1:12 p.m. | In Blair »

With the fall sports season coming into swing Blazers are looking to make this season a memorable one. Members of each team selected three athletes to look out for this season. Here is what they came up with:

NFL week one predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Sept. 4, 2013, 6:54 p.m. | In Professional »

The NFL has returned after a long offseason, so grab your popcorn, grab your chips and salsa, grab your buddies and grab a seat in front of the TV and get ready for some hard-hitting NFL action.

The meeting not to abandon

By Rohan Oprisko | Aug. 22, 2013, 7:38 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

After spending a month in a Moscow airport, Russia granted Snowden one year of asylum. Because of this action, the Obama administration cancelled a scheduled meeting with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in which they would have talked about important issues relating to both countries.

Instagram killed the vine star

By Rohan Oprisko | June 29, 2013, 5:40 p.m. | In News Blog »

With the new addition of video to Instagram, the Facebook Corporation killed off Vine with their own weed killer and in turn delivered a vital punch to the Twitter Corporation.

"World War Z:" a New Type of War

By Rohan Oprisko | June 23, 2013, midnight | In Movies »

Despite the previews demonstrating only signs of mass violence and destruction, the $200 million dollar apocalyptic blockbuster "World War Z" is not only action-packed but also touches base with many current issues such as global warming, the spreading of diseases and geopolitical conflicts. Similar to other popular zombie flicks, the film focuses on society's struggle to stay alive and the steps that are taken to ensure the survival of humankind. However, unlike other common blockbusters, there were not a force of evil or grand battles to end the film, just a general problem and a search for a solution.

Robert Gibb

By Rohan Oprisko | June 18, 2013, 7:33 a.m. | In Teacher Feature »

The Hand of God, playing long stick middy, seeing multiple music shows and stopping a fight in his first day as a teacher at Blair, the list goes on and on. Robert Gibb has seen and experienced all of these things and more in and out of Blair during his 24-year tenure.



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Photo: Hock

By Rohan Oprisko | March 6, 2015, midnight

Blair hockey battles for dominance.

Photo: Basket

By Rohan Oprisko | Feb. 28, 2015, midnight

Check out the season recap of Blair basketball.

Photo: Softball v Whitman 1

By Rohan Oprisko | April 15, 2014, midnight

The Softball team was dominant in its performance against the Vikings.