Ellie Williams




Name: Ellie Williams
Position: Features Editor
Graduation Year: 2018


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The Bachelor Week 8 recap and Week 9 predictions

By Eric Feigen, Emma Markus, Sneha Ojha, Noah Stern, Rebecca Wessel, Ellie Williams | Feb. 26, 2018, 6:37 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Hometowns! One of the most highly anticipated episodes every season.

The Bachelor Week 7 recap and Week 8 predictions

By Eric Feigen, Emma Markus, Sneha Ojha, Noah Stern, Rebecca Wessel, Ellie Williams | Feb. 19, 2018, 10:23 a.m. | In Entertainment »

In Week Seven, the Bachelor heads to Tuscany, Italy. The girls are informed that there will be three one-on-one dates this week followed by a group date, but no rose ceremony. This means that only the girls who get roses on dates will go on to hometowns.

The Bachelor Week 6 recap and Week 7 Predictions

By Eric Feigen, Emma Markus, Sneha Ojha, Noah Stern, Rebecca Wessel, Ellie Williams | Feb. 13, 2018, 7:06 p.m. | In Humor »

This week, the women and Arie travel across the Atlantic to Paris. When the women get to their hotel, which is really a giant boat, they are informed of a two-on-one date, where two girls will go and only one can stay.

The Bachelor Week 4 recap and Week 5 predictions

By Eric Feigen, Emma Markus, Sneha Ojha, Noah Stern, Rebecca Wessel, Ellie Williams | Jan. 29, 2018, 8:24 p.m. | In Entertainment »

This week on the Bachelor, the women packed their bags and headed to Tahoe. On the other seasons of the The Bachelor, they usually go abroad to places like Switzerland or St. Lucia, but Arie thought it would be better to take them to... Tahoe?

The Bachelor Week 3 recap and Week 4 predictions

By Eric Feigen, Emma Markus, Sneha Ojha, Noah Stern, Rebecca Wessel, Ellie Williams | Jan. 21, 2018, 12:44 p.m. | In Humor »

Arie planned yet another concussion-inducing date this past week. This time he brought the women to a makeshift wrestling ring where they fake fought one another.

The Bachelor Week 2 recap and Week 3 predictions

By Eric Feigen, Emma Markus, Sneha Ojha, Noah Stern, Rebecca Wessel, Ellie Williams | Jan. 15, 2018, 2:25 p.m. | In Humor »

This past week on the Bachelor, Arie, our graying, race-car-driving, dad-bod-rocking Bachelor, kicked off the season by officially becoming Becca K.'s sugar daddy. Arie then decided that his date with Krystal would be a good time to fly her all the way to Arizona to meet his entire family.

Super Bowl LII Playoff Predictions

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Jan. 6, 2018, 2:17 p.m. | In Professional »

It's playoff time baby!!!!! Our predictions staff has laid out their favorites to win every game of the 2018 playoffs, all the way to the Super Bowl. With a ton of good competition and new teams to the spotlight, this year will surely be a year to remember. Click to see who we think will be fighting for the Lombardi Trophy in February!

NFL Predictions Week 15

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Dec. 15, 2017, 2:24 p.m. | In Professional »

Playoffs are fast approaching, so click to find out whose going to win every big match-up during this weekend of NFL action!

NFL Predictions Week 14

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Dec. 7, 2017, 12:55 p.m. | In Professional »

We're coming up on the NFL playoffs, and every team with a shot is still trying to secure a spot in the postseason, and a chance to fight for the Lombardi trophy. There are a lot of games with playoff implications, so click to find out who we think is going to take a step towards playoffs, and what teams are going to be sitting on the couch watching the NFL playoffs in January.

NFL Predictions Week 13

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Dec. 2, 2017, 10:18 a.m. | In Professional »

The NFL regular season is winding down, and many games the rest of the way have major playoff implications, like Vikings at Falcons, Lions at Ravens, and Panthers at Saints. Click to find out our picks for Week 13 of the NFL season.

NFL Predictions Week 11

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Nov. 19, 2017, noon | In Professional »

The answers to who will win every game of week 11 of NFL action.

NFL Predictions Week 10

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Nov. 12, 2017, 9 a.m. | In Professional »

NFL Predictions Week 9

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Nov. 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m. | In Professional »

We've got the winners for the Chiefs on the road in Dallas, a potential upset in San Francisco over division rival Arizona, Lions at Packers on MNF and every other game for Week 9 of the NFL season!

NFL Predictions Week 8

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Oct. 29, 2017, 12:55 p.m. | In Professional »

Click to see the outcome of every week 8 NFL game, courtesy of our prediction team!

NFL Predictions Week 7

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Oct. 20, 2017, 12:58 p.m. | In Professional »

Will the Cardinals veterans be able to knock off the upstart Rams? Will the Falcons avenge their heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl 50. Will the Redskins catch up in the battle for the NFC East Monday night? Find out what's going to happen in all these games and more!

NFL Predictions Week 6

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Oct. 12, 2017, 8:20 p.m. | In Professional »

Our team has gotten together to give you our predictions for every single week six games, including some great matchups like Eagles vs Panthers, Packers vs Vikings, and Steelers vs Chiefs. Click to see what we have to say.

NFL Predictions Week 5

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Oct. 6, 2017, 9:39 a.m. | In Professional »

Week four brought more excitement for football fans, with many big upsets. Now in week five, four teams have a bye, but there's still a great slate of games, including a rematch of a classic NFC playoff game from last season between the Packers and the Cowboys, and many more. Here's what our team has to say about Week 5.

NFL Predictions Week 4

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Oct. 1, 2017, 10:25 a.m. | In Professional »

Will the upsets continue in week 4 of NFL action? See what the prediction team thinks about this week's games!

NFL Predictions Week 3

By Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams | Sept. 22, 2017, 12:54 p.m. | In Professional »

Week 3 of the NFL season brings us a good slate of games, including Falcons vs Lions, Seahawks vs Titans, Redskins vs Raiders, and the first London game of the season. See what our writers have to say about all these games and more!

NFL Week 2 Predictions

By Nate Bodner Ellie Williams | Sept. 14, 2017, 2:37 p.m. | In Professional »

As is always the case, we learned a lot from watching week one football. Some teams raised eyebrows with impressive showings, while other teams forced fans to reel in expectations. See what our team has to say about this week's games.

NFL Week 1 Predictions

By Nate Bodner Ellie Williams | Sept. 7, 2017, 2:30 p.m. | In Professional »

SCO's NFL Prediction Team is back to bring you our predictions for every single game in the 2017-2018 NFL season!

Teen life revolves around award-winning Norwegian drama

By Ellie Williams | May 15, 2017, 2:18 p.m.

No one expected a new show from NRK (a Norwegian government-owned radio and television company) targeted towards older teens to become as popular as it did. The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation wanted to draw in the demographic they lost the most to Netflix by creating a show based on what real teenagers in Oslo, Norway do, think and say.

A tale as old as time gets a makeover

By Ellie Williams | March 28, 2017, 3:59 p.m. | In Movies »

Disney's animated classic, "Beauty and the Beast”, is back with Emma Watson as Belle, and Dan Stevens as the Beast. The story is beautifully done and adds another dimension to a timeless classic.

Du Cameroun aux Etats-Unis

By Ellie Williams | March 28, 2017, 1:04 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

"Au début j'avais honte de mon accent, mais maintenant je trouve que c'est un avantage de pouvoir communiquer avec des différentes parties du monde."

Swim and dive season recap

By Ellie Williams | March 20, 2017, 1:09 p.m. | In Blair »

The swim and dive season lasts two months and consists of early morning practices, five meets, metros, regionals, and states. Both the girls and the boys had successful seasons with broken records that helped to propel them forwards.

Varsity athletes should not be required to take gym

By Ellie Williams | March 10, 2017, 1:40 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Every high schooler has to take one year of a physical education course in order to graduate. However, when students participate in school or club sports, they are getting the exercise that Physical Education (PE) classes provide, and should be exempt.

Get Out gets real

By Ellie Williams | March 7, 2017, 9:12 p.m. | In Entertainment »

This comedy-thriller will keep you on your toes while teaching you a thing or two about race relations. "Get Out" has an eerily realistic feeling that makes the creepy characters all the more frightening, making it a must-see for 2017.

Oscars Predictions 2017

By Nate Bodner, Ellie Williams, Pedraam Faridjoo, Maniza Habib | Feb. 26, 2017, 3:09 p.m. | In Movies »

This year's Oscars features a number of powerful films, and it's hard to know exactly who is going to snatch up that award. We may not be film experts, but we sure do watch a lot of movies!

Top Ten Tweets 1/31-2/5

By Nate Bodner, Amy Forsbacka, Ryan Handel, Neva Taylor, Ellie Williams, Charles Lott | Feb. 6, 2017, 7:14 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.

'Nasty Women' storm the capital

By Ellie Williams | Feb. 2, 2017, 11:28 p.m. | In National »

More than half a million people gathered in the nation's capital to march in the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Top ten tweets: 1/24-1/30

By Nate Bodner, Amy Forsbacka, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Charles Lott | Jan. 31, 2017, 4:27 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.

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.

The story behind the ink

By Ellie Williams | Jan. 15, 2017, 7:46 p.m. | In Features »

Is there anything you'd be willing to have inked on your body for the rest of your life? For some, a display so permanent might seem like a mistake, but others think tattoos are a cool way of expressing oneself through art. For a few Blazers, tattoos are a way of connecting and paying tribute to loved ones.

NFL Playoff Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Jan. 7, 2017, 4:03 p.m. | In Professional »

Congratulations to Ellie for winning the SCO NFL predictions this season! This season was full of unexpected surprises like the Cardinals and the Panthers, as well as more pleasant surprises like the Dolphins and Raiders, who have made it back to the playoffs. Now we're moving on to our playoff predictions.

NFL Week 17 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Jan. 1, 2017, 10:05 a.m. | In Professional »

As we enter the final weekend of regular season football, Ellie remains in a commanding five game lead. The playoff picture in the AFC is set, but the Raiders can grab the top spot in the conference with a win and losses by the Chiefs and Patriots.

NFL Week 16 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 24, 2016, 12:27 p.m. | In Professional »

Two weeks left in the NFL season means teams will be clinching divisions and playoff berths left and right. Some teams may do so without stepping foot on the field, like the Cowboys did on Thursday.

Senior sells lip balm for a cause

By Ellie Williams | Dec. 22, 2016, 7:42 p.m. | In Local »

Senior Prim Phoolsombat is raising money to send school supplies to Thailand by selling homemade lip balms for $3 each.

NFL Week 15 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 18, 2016, 2:08 p.m. | In Professional »

The NFL season is winding down, which means the playoff races are ramping up. The Seahawks became the second team to punch their ticket after a Thursday night win, following in the footsteps of their NFC counterparts the Cowboys.

NFL Week 14 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 11, 2016, 12:47 p.m. | In Professional »

With just four weeks left in the NFL season, the Cowboys have already clinched a playoff spot. This week the Redskins will face off against their division rivals in Philly, while the Ravens will play the Patriots in an attempt to prove they belong in the playoffs.

NFL Week 13 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 4, 2016, 12:24 p.m. | In Professional »

With the playoffs looming, the Patriots rocked the NFL with the news that tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing back surgery. Will the Pats' Super Bowl chances suffer because of this?

NFL Week 12 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Nov. 24, 2016, 12:37 p.m. | In Professional »

Happy thanksgiving! The Redskins will face off against the Cowboys in an important division matchup on this Turkey Day, while the Ravens play the Bengals on Sunday.

NFL Week 11 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Nov. 20, 2016, 11:43 a.m. | In Professional »

We're ten weeks into the NFL season, and some teams have been performing as expected, like the 7-2 Patriots and the 0-10 Browns. Surprisingly, there are a lot of teams that are not performing as expected.

NFL Week 10 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Nov. 13, 2016, 12:42 p.m. | In Professional »

We are headed into the playoff push. Currently lots of big teams are reeling from surprising losses, as the Eagles, Packers, Saints and Panthers all sit at or below a .500 record.

NFL Week 9 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Nov. 6, 2016, 10:24 a.m. | In Professional »

We're getting into the home stretch of the season. This is where seasons will be made. The Redskins take their bye week while the Ravens duke it out against their rivals from the Steel City. Can anyone keep up with the Cowboys in the NFC East?

Blair field hockey falls to Walter Johnson

By Ellie Williams | Nov. 4, 2016, 1:04 p.m. | In Blair »

The Walter Johnson Wildcats (9-4) beat the Blair Blazers (2-11) Thursday night during their first playoff game at Walter Johnson. Blair allowed three goals early in the first half, then fought hard on defense and scored in the second half, but it wasn't enough to beat the Wildcats, who scored two more goals against the Blazers.

NFL Week 8 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Oct. 30, 2016, 9:41 a.m. | In Professional »

The NFL no longer has any undefeated teams after the Eagles rocked the Vikings 21-10 last week. This week calls for a short slate of games, as six teams have their bye weeks, including the Ravens.

NFL Week 7 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Oct. 23, 2016, 2:31 p.m. | In Professional »

The Vikings will put their undefeated season on the line the Eagles. The Redskins will look to take their fifth win in a row while the Ravens will play the Jets this week.

NFL Week 6 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Oct. 16, 2016, 9:40 p.m. | In Professional »

After five weeks, the Vikings are the only undefeated team standing. A Broncos loss and an Eagles loss left the Vikings alone on their bye week.

New clubs on the block

By Ellie Williams | Oct. 10, 2016, 5:19 p.m. | In Local »

Blazers were proud to showcase their clubs during the club fair on Sept. 21. Several of these clubs are new and are looking for new members. From Blair Ragers, to Do Something, there is a club for everyone. Here is a look at some of these new clubs.

NFL Week 5 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Oct. 9, 2016, 12:07 a.m. | In Professional »

Week 4 of the NFL season saw two undefeated teams lose unexpectedly. Now down to the three undefeated teams, the Eagles and Vikings should be expecting to continue their undefeated seasons.

NFL Week 4 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Oct. 2, 2016, 8:23 a.m. | In Professional »

The Redskins recorded their first win of the season, and of the five undefeated teams, two are perennial winners, but there are three big surprises atop the standings (Eagles, Vikings and Ravens).

NFL Week 3 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Sept. 25, 2016, 10:16 a.m. | In Professional »

Another week down in the NFL season. Last week we saw a ton of injuries to some major players, most notably Danny Woodhead. Just kidding. Adrian Peterson left last week's game with a torn meniscus, and his status is seriously doubtful for this week.

NFL Week 2 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Sept. 18, 2016, 12:22 p.m. | In Professional »

Week 2 of the NFL is coming, and the prediction team is here with their picks for this week's games. Lots of unanimous choices this week by our writers. Will those favorites hold their ground against teams hunting for an early-season upset?

NFL Week 1 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Sept. 11, 2016, 11:56 a.m. | In Professional »

Every football fan is excited for week one, but with a Super Bowl rematch to kick off the season, the slate is even better than expected.

Mass shooting occurs in Orlando night club

By Ellie Williams | July 1, 2016, 12:34 p.m. | In National »

29-year-old Omar Mateen shot down people in Pulse, a popular gay nightclub, in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 and injuring 53 others on Sunday, June 12. This marks the 133rd mass shooting in 2016 and the largest one in American history.



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Photo: Williams, Ellie

By Ellie Williams | Dec. 14, 2016, 1:22 p.m.