Neva Taylor




Name: Neva Taylor
Position: Entertainment Editor
Graduation Year: 2018
I love soccer, cheer, and track. I'm excited to be writing for SCO.


Stories (24)


Dear Mom

By Neva Taylor | May 13, 2018, 12:09 p.m. | In Lifestyle »

It is that time of year again! The time of year when you have a whole day dedicated exclusively to you. Today is Mother's Day, and oh are we here for it. We have so much to say to you and only one letter to say it all in. But if you'll read nothing else but this opening paragraph, please know that we love you, and we thank you for your never-ending care and support.

D.C. high school under investigation after an allegation of falsifying records

By Neva Taylor | Dec. 15, 2017, 2:02 p.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 28, a report revealed that Ballou High School in Southeast D.C. was graduating students who had not met all graduation requirements.

International News Roundup

By Neva Taylor | Oct. 18, 2017, 1:34 p.m. | In International »

Technology tries to put an end to stranger danger

By Neva Taylor | March 23, 2017, 12:18 p.m. | In Features »

Tinder, Uber and other services that rely on the trust of strangers are changing the way people interact online. Technology is making it easier and faster to meet, talk to, and work with strangers. But is it safe?

#FreeTheStudents

By Neva Taylor | March 20, 2017, 2:07 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Students who are almost legal adults have little real freedom in high school, and this should change. Students deserve a more liberal arts-style curriculum, one that can give students some educational freedom.

Mary Beth Tinker speaks at Blair

By Neva Taylor | March 2, 2017, 1:41 p.m. | In Local »

Mary Beth Tinker spoke in the auditorium during fifth and sixth lunches on Feb. 22. She was invited to speak to by OneBlair, a student run activist group, about her famous free speech case, Tinker v. Des Moines and what it means to her to be able to have the same rights in and out of the classroom.

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.

Jelly-icious

By Neva Taylor | Feb. 26, 2017, 3:07 p.m. | In Food »

Doughnuts can be too sweet, too messy, and too oily. But, I've decided to be gracious and give doughnuts a chance.

Blazers say yes to competing at the next level

By Neva Taylor | Feb. 24, 2017, 2:24 p.m. | In Blair »

On Nov. 15 senior Madison Waechter committed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and signed the letter of intent to officially join their swim team. Waechter finally made the decision to commit after considering offers from three different schools. "I loved everything about the school: the academics, the location and the swim team had a great atmosphere," she said.

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.

Volunteer to beat the cold

By Neva Taylor | Feb. 1, 2017, 1:08 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Even though the holidays are over, it's important to carry on with those feelings of family, of love and of giving back. It's time to help someone else, whether it be through monetary donations or hard work, by planting a new tree or handing someone a bowl of hot food.

Blending south India with southern cuisine

By Neva Taylor | Jan. 17, 2017, 2 p.m. | In Food »

As the proud new owner of Asha Gomez's new cookbook, My Two Souths, I'd thought I'd try out one of her new recipes!

A Classier Classroom

By Neva Taylor | Jan. 9, 2017, 1:17 p.m. | In Features »

A common misconception about Blair is that it's easy to get lost traversing the halls because of the school's size. What really makes it hard to find your way is that all the classrooms look the same. Imagine if each room had its own unique decor or theme, making them easy to distinguish not just by the number on the door, but by what it actually looks like.

Give your holidays some pizzazz with this red, white and green bread

By Neva Taylor | Dec. 22, 2016, 10:43 p.m. | In Food »

This week on SCO Yummy, we're talking all about bread.

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.

Blair girls basketball triumphs over Walter Johnson

By Neva Taylor | Dec. 16, 2016, 9:14 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair's girls basketball team (3-1) beat the Walter Johnson Wildcats (1-3) 50-40 in a close game Wednesday. Both teams relied heavily on a fast-paced offense.

The activist power of TV

By Neva Taylor | Nov. 30, 2016, 8:26 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The national conversation about how to fix the racism, sexism and homophobia in our nation is an ongoing debate and over the past couple of decades, the people of Hollywood, the ones who "make the big bucks," and producers of popular TV shows, have joined the conversation.

A warm start to a new food blog

By Neva Taylor | Nov. 28, 2016, 2:17 p.m. | In Recipes »

Silver Chips Online can now officially be your first stop for all things food.

An XC-ting end to Blair's cross country season

By Neva Taylor | Nov. 22, 2016, 2 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair boys' cross country (5-1) and Blair girls' cross country (6-0) both had exciting seasons this fall. Before the season started, Blair learned that they would no longer have any home meets.

Girls varsity soccer triumphs over Clarksburg on senior night

By Neva Taylor | Oct. 23, 2016, 7:11 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers' girls varsity soccer team (8-5-1) beat the Clarksburg Coyotes (5-7) on Thursday night. Blair played offensively the whole time, always pushing forward. After a hard fought game and despite Clarksburg's strong defense, Blair won 1-0.

A day in the life of Blair's principal

By Neva Taylor Charles Lott | Oct. 19, 2016, 1:17 p.m. | In Features »

Ms. Renay Johnson is the principal of Blair, but her daily activities are something of a mystery for Blair's Blazers. What really goes into a day in the life of Blair's principal?

Boys varsity soccer falls to Whitman

By Neva Taylor | Oct. 10, 2016, 1:23 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (7-2-1) lost a hard fought game against the Whitman Vikings (8-2-1) 2-0 on Tuesday night. Both teams remained strong defensively, but Blair struggled to gain momentum in the attacking half.

MCPS places restrictions on school WiFi

By Neva Taylor | Sept. 28, 2016, 1:15 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) restricted WiFi in schools so that students can no longer access social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat, starting this 2016-2017 school year.

A sweet start to summer

By Neva Taylor | July 17, 2016, 5:06 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Summer came pretty unannounced this year. One day it was windy and 55 degrees, and the next, it was 85 with the sun beaming down shamelessly. Blazers are going to need something to help them cool down as the weather get hotter and the days get longer this summer.



Images (2)


Photo: bread

By Neva Taylor | Dec. 27, 2016, midnight

Final product of my Pan Bianca

Photo: Taylor, Neva

By Neva Taylor | Dec. 14, 2016, 1:20 p.m.