Sandeep David




Name: Sandeep David
Position: Online Opinions Editor
Graduation Year: 2017


Stories (42)


Break the mold: A look back at the Women's March

By Sandeep David | May 19, 2017, 8:37 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

January 21, 2017 marked the second-highest Metro ridership and highest weekend Metro ridership in history, the primary reason for which being the Women's March On Washington. The Women's March was the biggest protest in American history, with millions of people raising their voices in solidarity. Even with its record-setting attendance and progressive message, the prevalence of white feminism overpowered other voices that matter.

Top ten tweets: 1/17-1/23

By Nate Bodner, Amy Forsbacka, Ellie Williams, Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott | Jan. 25, 2017, 1:17 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.

"Moana" makes waves

By Sandeep David | Nov. 27, 2016, 2:12 p.m. | In Movies »

The Disney princess franchise hits the mark again with "Moana", the story of a chief's daughter (not a princess), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), who takes an adventure on the sea with the company of a shape-shifting demigod, Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and an irritating but lovably dim witted rooster to save the world from complete ecological destruction (pretty standard, as Disney films go). Though the plot may drag a little, "Moana" is a heartfelt and exciting movie for all.

Blair boys' soccer cruises by Clarksburg

By Sandeep David | Oct. 24, 2016, 1:04 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (8-4-2) took down the Clarksburg Coyotes (2-8-2) 3-0 Wednesday on senior night. The offensive game was played mainly in Clarksburg's half of the field, with the defense making quick clearances downfield for the forwards.

Blair wins National Science Bowl Tournament

By Sandeep David | June 26, 2016, 9:57 p.m. | In Local »

Seniors Eric Lu and Arnold Mong, juniors Jamie Vinson and Alex Miao and sophomore Elliot Kienzle won the US Department of Energy National Science Bowl on May 2 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. The last time Blair won the national competition was in 1999. The team reached the top five in 2004 and in 2011, when Blair placed fourth and second place, respectively.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of the Justice League

By Sandeep David | April 11, 2016, 3:32 p.m. | In Movies »

Cluttered with extraneous characters and dragging on for far longer than it needs to, Batman v. Superman is disjointed at best.

Maryland ranked top ten in outbound moves

By Sandeep David | Feb. 24, 2016, 2:09 p.m. | In Local »

An annual study by United Van Lines reported that Maryland was the tenth most popular state to move out of in 2015.

SCO Says: noisy families, cuffing season and senioritis

By Eleanor Cook, Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Divya Rajagopal | Feb. 5, 2016, 10:36 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Welcome back! With the holidays finally over, we here at SCOsays have completely recovered and are ready to dish out more advice for all you confused people out there. So! Without further ado here we go on the third edition* of SCOsays. *If you haven't yet (loser), check out our second edition (It's a video!!) SCOsays holiday special.

NFL Week 17 Projections

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Jan. 2, 2016, 1:13 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

NFL Week 16 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 20, 2015, 12:01 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 119-76 2. Lauren: 118-77 3. Sandeep: 114-81 4. Charlie: 112-83

NFL Week 13 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 6, 2015, 1 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Our prediction squad's standings continue to tighten up week after week. This week we see the Vikings battle for the lead of the NFC North, and the Panthers will try to remain undefeated against the offensively loaded Saints. Check out these predictions to see who our experts think will win these big games in Week 13.

NFL Week 12 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 28, 2015, 1:06 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 92-55 2. Sandeep: 88-59 3. Lauren: 88-59 4. Charlie: 86-61

Blair administration implements new cell phone charging policy

By Sandeep David | Nov. 24, 2015, 1:43 p.m. | In Local »

Principal Renay Johnson and the Blair administration implemented a new policy on Oct. 25 banning students from plugging in their phones into outlets during class.

NFL Week 11 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 22, 2015, noon | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 84-49 2. Sandeep: 80-53 3. Lauren: 79-54 4. Charlie: 78-55

Girls' basketball hires new coach

By Sandeep David | Nov. 22, 2015, 10:22 a.m. | In Local »

The Blair Athletics Department recently hired John F. Kennedy High School security assistant Carlos Smith as the girls' basketball head coach after Erin Conley, the previous coach, stepped down.

Super Bowl winner receives award at Blair

By Sandeep David | Nov. 20, 2015, 1:56 p.m. | In Local »

Hall of Famer and Blair graduate Tom Brown came to Blair to receive a golden football award from the National Football League (NFL) on Nov. 13. He spoke to student athletes about playing sports at collegiate and professional levels and the impact his teachers and coaches had on him.

NFL Week 10 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 15, 2015, 1:56 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 79-40 2. Lauren: 75-44 3. Sandeep: 75-44 4. Charlie: 71-48

NFL Week 9 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 8, 2015, 1:01 p.m. | In Blair »

The middle of the standings continue to shake up every week, as Lauren is climbing her way to the top. Bobby however, is pulling further and further away from the pack. Charlie continues to sink, as does Sandeep. How will things shape up for our prediction squad this week?

Girls' soccer worn down by Warriors

By Sandeep David | Nov. 5, 2015, 1:56 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers (7-8-1) lost to the Sherwood Warriors (10-3) 4-0 in the second round of playoffs to end their season. The Blazers could not keep up with the intensity of the Warriors attack and fell behind as a result.

Girls' soccer tops Titans

By Sandeep David | Nov. 1, 2015, 1:18 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers (7-7-1) beat the Einstein Titans (3-8-1) 3-1 through good team play and quick counterattacks. The victory sent the Blazers into the next round of the playoffs to face Sherwood.

NFL Week 8 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 1, 2015, 12:54 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The eighth week of the NFL season is sure to be an exciting one. The highlight matchup is on Sunday night between the Packers and the Broncos. Within our experts, Bobby maintains a slim lead over the rest of the pack, while Charlie continues to fall further and further in last place.

Girls' soccer succumbs to Sherwood

By Sandeep David | Oct. 26, 2015, 1:25 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers (6-7) lost to the Sherwood Warriors (9-1) 3-1 on Senior Night. Sherwood got off to a quick start with two goals in the first half to Blair's one. The Blazers had trouble getting to the ball and were constantly on the defensive.

NFL Week 7 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 25, 2015, 1:25 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The race is heating up between our prediction squad as Lauren has posted the best record in three consecutive weeks. Charlie's upset calls continue to backfire, and send him deeper into last place. While Bobby and Sandeep are in tight competition with one another for the top spot.

SCO Says: Lunch seating, Homecoming, and Blair's exclusive pool

By Eleanor Cook, Sandeep David, Lauren Frost | Oct. 20, 2015, 8:13 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Welcome to the first SCO Says of the 2015-2016 school year! Here you'll find some great advice on all things Blair provided by professionals. In this edition we tackle all your first-month-of-school including lunch time seating, homecoming, and of course the exclusive Blair pool.

NFL Week 6 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 16, 2015, 1:49 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Bobby holds a slim lead over the pack, and Lauren is charging her way up from the bottom of the standings. With a number of big, decisive games this week, there should definitely be a shift in the standings coming soon.

Material Sciences class creates scale replica of Washington Monument

By Sandeep David | Oct. 13, 2015, 9:04 p.m. | In Local »

Students in Material Sciences created a replica of the Washington Monument in early October of this year to be put in the Student Activity Center (SAC) courtyard, and will follow it up with a miniature Eiffel Tower.

NFL Week 5 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 11, 2015, 2:44 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 42-21 2. Sandeep: 40-23 3. Charlie: 37-26 4. Lauren: 37-26

Girls' soccer falls to undefeated Whitman

By Sandeep David | Oct. 9, 2015, 2:44 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers (6-4) lost to the Whitman Vikings (6-0) 3-0 in a tough defensive game on Monday night playing without captains Kelly Mayo and Joelle Nwulu.

Boys' soccer trounces Einstein

By Sandeep David | Oct. 4, 2015, 2:06 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair varsity boys' soccer (8-0) beat the Einstein Titans (6-2) 4-0 in a heated game that was close until the end. Throughout the game it looked as if the Blazers might lose their perfect record, but strong performances from senior forwards Sean Munroe and Jimmy McMillian led to late goals that eventually won Blair the game.

NFL Week 4 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 4, 2015, 1:58 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 32-16 2. Sandeep: 30-18 3. Charlie: 29-19 4. Lauren: 26-22

Girls' soccer falls to B-CC

By Sandeep David | Oct. 2, 2015, 10:04 a.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers (6-3) lost to the B-CC Barons (5-1) 4-2 in a hard-fought game on Wednesday night. It was anybody's game until the 60th minute, after which B-CC scored three goals in 10 minutes.

Girls' soccer overcome by Churchill

By Sandeep David | Sept. 30, 2015, 2:05 p.m. | In Blair »

In a tough game, the Blazers (4-2) lost to the Churchill Bulldogs (3-1) by a score of 6-0. From the beginning, Churchill was dominant, scoring four goals in 20 minutes. After a slow start, the Blazers made the Bulldogs fight for every possession with a steady back line and quick counterattacks.

NFL Week 3 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 27, 2015, 12:34 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 20-12 2. Sandeep: 17-15 3. Charlie: 17-15 4. Lauren: 13-19

Blazers react to bell times being pushed back

By Sandeep David | Sept. 24, 2015, 2:18 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) delayed start and end times for schools for the 2015-2016 school year. Students and faculty at Blair affected by this change reported that it has not made much of a difference to their regular days.

Regal Entertainment Group implements bag search policy

By Sandeep David | Sept. 23, 2015, 6:33 p.m. | In News Blog »

Blazers trying to catch a movie at the theater in Downtown Silver Spring will find that a change has been implemented: employees are now checking bags that moviegoers are bringing into the theater.

"Everest" leaves viewers at base camp

By Sandeep David | Sept. 21, 2015, 2:15 p.m. | In Movies »

In a film that starts out at a plodding pace, director Baltasar Kormákur ramps up the intensity at the end to tell the story of the disaster in proper heartbreaking fashion.

NFL Week 2 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 20, 2015, 11:20 a.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 11-5 2. Sandeep: 11-5 3. Charlie: 9-7 4. Lauren: 8-8

NFL Week 1 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 13, 2015, 12:39 p.m. | In Professional »

As we get underway with a new school year, we are proud to be returning with a new season of SCO NFL Predictions. The staff is excited to welcome three newcomers to the game this season. Charlie Lott, Sandeep David, and Lauren Frost with help from Randi Herath are all eager to prove their knowledge of the game.

"Ant-Man" packs an ant-sized punch

By Sandeep David | Aug. 19, 2015, 8:18 p.m. | In Movies »

Though Marvel does not perform as well as it usually does, a viewer that goes in with ant-sized expectations will get a big surprise as "Ant-Man" still is a solid movie.

Greek bailout doomed to fail

By Sandeep David | Aug. 11, 2015, 3:57 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

However, with the short-term Greek economic stimulus plan and possible $96 billion in assistance come a multitude of safety measures that will ultimately be detrimental to the Greek economy.

Trump's ignorance on immigration

By Sandeep David | Aug. 2, 2015, 9:22 a.m. | In News Blog »

Trump's recent blunt speech regarding immigration will not gain him any followers from the Latino demographic. He blatantly stated that Mexican immigrants do not bring any value to the United States.

Supreme Court votes to legalize same-sex marriage

By Sandeep David | July 26, 2015, 9:33 a.m. | In National »

On June 26, a divided Supreme Court ruled in a five-to-four decision that same-sex couples nationwide have the Constitutional right to marry. Until the decision, same-sex couples were barred from marriage in fourteen states.



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Photo: David, Sandeep

By Sandeep David | Dec. 14, 2016, 1:21 p.m.

Photo: Blair pressure

By Sandeep David | Nov. 3, 2015, midnight

Senior defender Camille Franks goes in for a tackle.