Emma Markus




Name: Emma Markus
Position: Staff Writer
Graduation Year: 2019
staff writer


Stories (16)


Why Online School?

By Emma Markus | April 5, 2018, 8:42 p.m. | In Features »

"At the time I was dealing with a combination of depression, anxiety, an eating disorder and an unhealthy relationship," explains sophomore Ruby Farber who recently returned to Blair after a semester of online schooling.

Montgomery County cuts $25 million from MCPS budget

By Emma Markus | March 8, 2018, 1:06 p.m. | In Local »

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.

Blazers walk out in support of gun control

By Emma Markus, Rebecca Wessel, Oreet Zimand | Feb. 21, 2018, 4:03 p.m. | In Local »

Students from all across D.C. and Maryland participated in the "Enough is Enough: Students for gun control legislation" protest organized by Richard Montgomery High School student Daniel Gelillo today in Washington, D.C. to protest gun violence. This protest comes in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday that left 17 dead.

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.

Girls basketball blows out Springbrook

By Emma Markus | Feb. 6, 2018, 5:45 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (11-4) defeated the Springbrook Blue Devils (3-10-1) with a final score of 71-44 on Wednesday, January 31.

The Bachelor Week 5 recap and Week 6 predictions

By Eric Feigen, Emma Markus, Sneha Ojha, Noah Stern, Rebecca Wessel, Eleanor Williams | Feb. 5, 2018, 2:57 p.m. | In Entertainment »

This week on The Bachelor, the cast headed to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Chelsea goes on the coveted one-on-one date. Arie brings her on a yacht, to which Chelsea exclaims cheesily, "I'm on a dreamboat with a dreamboat!"

Cold days do not mean global warming is a hoax

By Emma Markus | Feb. 1, 2018, 9:11 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

"In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming…" President Trump tweeted on Dec. 28. Trump's mockery of people who believe that climate change is real is based on the false assumption that one can make generalizations about the climate based on the weather of a few days.

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?

New bike lanes to make Montgomery County more bike-friendly

By Emma Markus | Jan. 25, 2018, 7:14 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County is piloting a new comprehensive bicycle lane network. According to the Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan, the goals of the new network are to increase bicycling rates in Montgomery County, create a convenient and low-stress bicycling network, provide equal access to low-stress bicycling for all members of the community and improve bicycling safety.

Varsity girls basketball overpowers Wheaton

By Emma Markus | Jan. 22, 2018, 5:50 p.m. | In Blair »

The Montgomery Blair Blazers (7-6) defeated the Wheaton Knights (6-7) by a score of 54-38 on Tuesday, January 15th. The game started out slowly, the Blazers playing with caution till they got a sense of their competition.

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.

On the other hand

By Emma Markus | Dec. 1, 2017, 9:13 a.m. | In Features »

Freshman Nicole Frank takes ambidextrousness to a completely new level. Frank is such a skilled violinist that you wouldn't notice the difference between her left hand and that of the other violinists in Blair's Symphonic Orchestra at first glance. However, Frank was born with very short fingers, often referred to as "nubbins," on her left hand. "Many people tell me they look like toes," Frank says.

Keeping it in the family?

By Emma Markus | Aug. 9, 2017, 6:17 p.m. | In Op/Ed »



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By Emma Markus | Feb. 13, 2018, 1:49 p.m.