Nate Bodner




Name: Nate Bodner
Position: Sports Editor
Graduation Year: 2018
I write, I play soccer and I build things for stage crew. Game of Thrones books>T.V show


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A Chief is coming to Washington

By Nate Bodner | March 1, 2018, 7:03 p.m. | In Professional »

Everything you should know about the Redskins decision to move on from Kirk Cousins

Black Mirror Season 4 Review

By Nate Bodner | Jan. 23, 2018, 12:58 p.m. | In Television »

Black Mirror, produced by Netflix, has been gaining a large following throughout the world ever since the first episodes began broadcasting on England's Channel 4 in 2011. Now on Netflix, Charlie Bookers' Sci-Fi anthology returned for a fourth season, comprising of six independent episodes that can be watched in any order.

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.

World Cup groups announced

By Nate Bodner | Dec. 3, 2017, 6:08 p.m. | In Professional »

The draw results from Friday, December 1 in Moscow are out, and every team now knows the groups for the 2018 World Cup. There is no clear "Group of Death" this year, but there are a number of contentious groups, and a host of new tournament teams ready to make their mark on the world stage in Russia next year.

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!

SCO Fantasy Football Picks Week 6

By Nate Bodner Ryan Handel | Oct. 15, 2017, 8:07 a.m. | In Professional »

Once a week, sports editor Nate Bodner and Op-Ed editor Ryan Handel will post their fantasy football predictions alongside those of a special guest teacher and one student from the general Blair population. This week we are joined by executive yearbook editor Zach Dunne and math teacher Mr. Giles to help you set your fantasy football lineup for Week 6!

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.

SCO Fantasy Football Picks Week 4

By Nate Bodner Ryan Handel | Oct. 1, 2017, 10:59 a.m. | In Professional »

Once a week, sports editor Nate Bodner and Op-Ed editor Ryan Handel will post their fantasy football predictions alongside those of members from the general Blair population. This week we are joined by senior Elbi Lucas to help you set your fantasy football lineup for week four!

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!

SCO Fantasy Football Picks Week 3

By Nate Bodner Ryan Handel | Sept. 22, 2017, 1:19 p.m. | In Professional »

Once a week, sports editor Nate Bodner and Op-Ed editor Ryan Handel will post their fantasy football predictions alongside those of a special guest teacher and one student from the general Blair population. Come back every week for our Fantasy Football advice and predictions!

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!

SCO Fantasy Football Picks Week 2

By Nate Bodner Ryan Handel | Sept. 14, 2017, 3:09 p.m. | In Professional »

Once a week, sports editor Nate Bodner and Op-Ed editor Ryan Handel will post their fantasy football predictions alongside those of a special guest teacher and one student from the general Blair population!

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!

Disney remaking animated classics into live-action films

By Nate Bodner | May 9, 2017, 1:07 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Blair boys lacrosse crushes Magruder

By Nate Bodner | May 2, 2017, 11:11 p.m. | In Blair »

The Montgomery Blair Blazers (5-4) earned a huge win against the Magruder Colonels (4-7) at home on Wednesday night. The Blazers played well from the start, putting pressure on the Magruder defense and capitalizing on turnovers. Magruder kept the game close and competitive in the first half, but Blair's offense was relentless in the second half, winning countless faceoffs, dominating possession and getting shots at every opportunity to win an important game.

Swan Song and Frailboys perform in Takoma Park

By Nate Bodner | March 18, 2017, 10:14 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Local Blair bands Swan Song and Frailboys headlined a concert at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building in Takoma Park on Saturday night. The two headliners performed original, creative songs that had the jam-packed crowd reeling late into the night.

Top Ten Tweets 2/20-2/26

By Nate Bodner, Neva Taylor, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott | Feb. 28, 2017, 5:08 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.

Boys' basketball wins first round playoff game

By Nate Bodner | Feb. 28, 2017, 1:17 p.m. | In Blair »

The Montgomery Blair Blazers (13-9), the four seed in the playoffs, beat the five seed Bethesda Chevy-Chase Barons (10-14) by a score of 48-43 on Friday evening to advance to the regional quarterfinals against Richard Montgomery. The Blazers were able to remain calm under pressure and eke out a good win.

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 2/13-2/19

By Nate Bodner, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott | Feb. 20, 2017, 6:03 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.

Is College Board evil?

By Nate Bodner | Feb. 17, 2017, 2:15 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Sometime in the last fifty years or so, the idea of Advanced Placement (AP) classes, SAT tests and College Board as a whole, has been corrupted. The non-profit draws criticism in nearly every aspect of what it does, not the least of which is being a non-profit.

Top Ten Tweets 2/6-2/12

By Nate Bodner Charles Lott | Feb. 13, 2017, 10:52 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 1/31-2/5

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.

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.

Blair boys' basketball suffers tough 59-52 loss

By Nate Bodner | Jan. 29, 2017, 12:55 a.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (7-6) lost to the Paint Branch Panthers (10-5) by a score of 59-52 on Wednesday night. Paint Branch had built a comfortable lead by halftime, but the Blazers nearly battled back to tie it before Paint Branch secured the victory. Missed free throws and countless turnovers cost Blair a chance at an upset over a Panthers' team that took down the locally ranked Kennedy Cavaliers last week.

Religion or culture?

By Nate Bodner | Jan. 26, 2017, 1 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Christmas is not just a religious holiday anymore, as it has been accepted by nearly all Americans, regardless of religion. While the holiday still holds religious significance, it is undeniable that the Christmas season has become a part of American culture that largely leaves out the actual religious aspect of the holiday.

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.

Blair boys basketball wins an overtime thriller

By Nate Bodner | Jan. 11, 2017, 1:10 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (4-3) beat the Springbrook Blue Devils (3-4) 54-48 on Friday night. The intense game was neck and neck the entire way, with both sides coming up clutch at the right moments. Blair was able to come out victorious thanks to sound defense and great free throw shooting.

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.

Everyone is at the Houseparty

By Nate Bodner | Jan. 6, 2017, 12:26 p.m. | In News Blog »

It seems like every teenager has Houseparty now. No, not the classic loud music, red solo cup and popcorn on the floor kind of house party. We mean the app; Houseparty.

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.

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.

The Blazer Spirit

By Nate Bodner Neva Taylor | Dec. 17, 2016, 2:05 p.m. | In Features »

Whether as a player on the field or a spectator in the stands, being on a winning team is a fantastic feeling. The players give it their all, the spectators yell and cheer, the parents hold their breath and the clock winds down. Then it's over. The buzzer goes off and all that exciting energy is dispersed over the crowd as people cheer and hug, and players and coaches alike high five and celebrate.

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?

A week at Blair's Interracial Dialogue

By Nate Bodner | Nov. 30, 2016, 1:45 p.m. | In Local »

Starting Monday November 14, students gathered in the media center after school for a week to talk and engage in meaningful dialogue about race. Students also utilized this time to organize and plan the next step following the walk out.

How to trade a paperclip for an Xbox

By Nate Bodner Charles Lott | Nov. 28, 2016, 2:15 p.m. | In Features »

What ever happened to the barter system? A little research into modern instances of bartering leads to a Montreal man who traded his way from a red paperclip up to a house. We decided to prove that Montreal ain't got nothing on Blair.

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.

Doctor Strange strangely familiar

By Nate Bodner | Nov. 8, 2016, 9:49 a.m. | In Movies »

Doctor Strange takes the very familiar story line of foolish pride, followed by the inevitable action that brings his success to a sad end, that you don't have to know the Dr. Strange comics to be able to figure out. However, this film provides enough mind-bending effects, humor, and good acting to keep this movie fresh in a time of formulaic, "tried and true" superhero movies.

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?

SCO Fantasy Football Picks Week 8

By Nate Bodner, Charles Lott, Benjamin Yokoyama | Oct. 30, 2016, 10:41 a.m. | In Professional »

Every four weeks SCO editors Ben Yokoyama and Charlie Lott will post their fantasy football predictions. This week they are joined by Nate Bodner, Silver Chips Online staff writer and fantasy football aficionado.

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.

Sitting down for what is right

By Nate Bodner | Oct. 15, 2016, 2:26 p.m. | In Features »

Before the 2016 National Football League (NFL) season began, standing for the national anthem was, from professional stadiums all the way down to small grass high school fields, a given. Now, by virtue of Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, the national anthem has become another way for people to protest injustice.

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.

49ers quarterback sits during national anthem

By Nate Bodner | Sept. 2, 2016, 1:14 p.m. | In Professional »

Friday night's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers was meant to be former starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick's last chance to prove himself, and earn the starting roll in San Francisco. But now, Kaepernick is making headlines not for his accomplishments in the game, but for what he didn't do before the game.



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