Zoe Friedman




Name: Zoe Friedman
Position: News Editor
Graduation Year: 2018
Zoƫ Friedman is a junior at Montgomery Blair HS. She loves running XC and track, exercising, writing, cooking, marketing and creating business ideas. She's self-published two cookbooks since her freshman year. In her free time, she watches baseball and makes and packages her own energy bars.


Stories (17)


Parkland shooting begins to inspire new gun control legislation

By Zoe Friedman Ryan Handel | April 5, 2018, 6:57 a.m.

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl. on Feb. 14, 2018, that left 17 dead, students across the country flocked to the streets to protest for stricter gun control laws. However, these protests have not yet had their desired effect, as only two of several proposed lawshave actually been passed since the Parkland shooting. So, what is currently being done by government officials in response to recent gun violence?

Student brings loaded gun to school

By Zoe Friedman | March 20, 2018, 11:33 p.m. | In Local »

Senior Alwin Chen, 18, was arrested at Clarksburg High School on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 2:20 pm, after he was found with a loaded 9mm handgun in his backpack, a knife in his pocket and a list of grievances against other students. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, police released a statement that they had searched Chen's home and found replica, non-explosive grenades and firing devices. Chen is being held without bond until his trial.

Two students shot and wounded at General Mills High School

By Mahnaz Habib, Madeleine Tilley, Zoe Friedman | March 20, 2018, 2:23 p.m. | In Local »

A male student shot two fellow students with a handgun at Great Mills High School on Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. before he was fatally wounded in a standoff with the school's resource officer.

Andrew Komo wins 2017 Siemens Competition, Robert Yang regional finalist

By Zoe Friedman | Dec. 15, 2017, 1:14 p.m. | In Local »

Seniors Andrew Komo and Robert Yang were chosen as regional finalists in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.

From the lab to the kitchen

By Zoe Friedman | May 9, 2017, 1:54 p.m. | In Features »

After school on Thursdays, most students are doing homework, playing sports or relaxing at home. Unbeknownst to many Blazers, a science classroom on Blair's third floor buzzes with activity. The smell of freshly baked bread permeates the room. A toaster oven sits on a countertop adjacent to a cooling loaf of bread. Nearby, students crowd around a table, shaking a mason jar full of cream, laughing. Chemistry is at work.

Get fit with ScoFit!

By Zoe Friedman | April 10, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Welcome to ScoFit, your destination for all things fitness. Need workout ideas, healthy recipes or even sporty fashion-fixes? ScoFit is of service.

Blair's turf field makeover

By Zoe Friedman | Feb. 22, 2017, 6:27 p.m. | In Local »

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is replacing the playing surface of Blair's artificial turf field after concerns arose from an October 2016 inspection. Construction began in January and is expected to last until March.

Getting your chocolate fix

By Zoe Friedman | Feb. 1, 2017, 12:31 p.m. | In Drinks »

Not all hot chocolate is created equal. Here is a guide to the best cocoa in town; one that achieves a delicate balance of sweet and rich chocolate, a creamy yet refreshing milk base and a subtle hint of hearty spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.

A steaming cup of comfort

By Zoe Friedman | Jan. 2, 2017, 2:35 p.m. | In Features »

The Cups club is a student-run club that works in conjunction with 7 Cups of Tea, an organization that connects trained listeners, therapists and counselors online with people who need to talk to someone. Every Friday during sixth period lunch, the members of Cups club act as student-listeners.

Unexpected gifts that your friends, family and wallet will love

By Zoe Friedman | Dec. 22, 2016, 9:46 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The holidays always bring joy, family, good food and of course; stress. But, never fear, SCO is here for all of your gifting needs!

Blair girls basketball rolls over Einstein

By Zoe Friedman | Dec. 16, 2016, 2:02 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers' varsity girls basketball team (2-0) took down the Einstein Titans (0-2) Friday night with a final score of 55-21 in an easy game for the Blazers. Blair's strong offense and constant possession of the ball helped them build an early lead and never look back.

Cheer to the top

By Zoe Friedman | Dec. 8, 2016, 9:25 p.m. | In Local »

The Blair varsity cheerleading team won the Montgomery County Division II County Championship and Spirit Award on Saturday, Nov. 12 for the second year in a row. After winning this year and last year, the team will move up to Division I for next year.

Social Media Showdown: Instagram vs Snapchat

By Zoe Friedman | Nov. 10, 2016, 12:57 p.m. | In Lifestyle »

Instagram and Snapchat both have more than 200 million monthly users. But which one is better: the 'Gram or Snapchat? While both Instagram and Snapchat allow users to connect with friends and even celebrities through photos and videos, each app is unique.

Class of 2016 SAT scores increase

By Zoe Friedman | Nov. 10, 2016, 12:14 p.m. | In Local »

The Montgomery Blair High School Class of 2016 raised its SAT score by five points from 2015. However, the Class of 2016's SAT participation rate dropped both in MCPS and at Blair, and the decrease was even greater among Hispanic/Latino students.

More than just a team

By Zoe Friedman | Aug. 27, 2016, noon | In Op/Ed »

The presence of refugees at the Games proves that the Olympics are not just a stage for friendly international competition. The Games offer the perfect opportunity to make some noise while the world watches. These refugee Olympians represent a wakeup call to their country's political leaders who have contributed to the refugee crisis.

The Legend of Tarzan: A Successful Swing

By Zoe Friedman | Aug. 21, 2016, 12:41 p.m. | In Movies »

The Legend of Tarzan packs intense action, gripping mystery, comedy and, yes, gorilla fights, into a mere 1 hour 50 minutes. The movie leaves viewers exhilarated and wanting more.

Hot yoga is a hot new trend

By Zoe Friedman | July 14, 2016, 9:54 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Hot yoga is a fun, new spin on traditional yoga. It is regular studio yoga cranked up to 90-105 degrees. This new form of exercise is overtaking the Maryland and DC area. It is even replacing more traditional forms of exercise, like running and swimming.



Images (6)


Photo: Aroma Hot Chocolate

By Zoe Friedman | Feb. 1, 2017, midnight

Aroma's hot chocolate tied with Haagen Daz for the best hot chocolate in Montgomery County.

Photo: Godiva hot chocolate

By Zoe Friedman | Feb. 1, 2017, midnight

Godiva's hot chocolate uses high quality ingredients but was slightly bitter.

Photo: Peet's hot chocolate

By Zoe Friedman | Feb. 1, 2017, midnight

Peet's Coffee's hot chocolate lacked richness and creaminess.

Photo: Haagen Dazs Hot Chocolate

By Zoe Friedman | Feb. 1, 2017, midnight

Godiva's hot chocolate uses high quality ingredients but was slightly bitter.

Photo: Starbucks Hot Chocolate

By Zoe Friedman | Feb. 1, 2017, midnight

The Starbucks hot chocolate was sweet and hot but could have been much creamier.

Photo: Friedman, Zoe

By Zoe Friedman | Dec. 14, 2016, 2:21 p.m.