Shifra Dayak




Name: Shifra Dayak
Position: News and Entertainment Editor
Graduation Year: 2020
Hi, I'm Shifra! If I'm not writing articles or doing homework, I'm probably making music, browsing through dog pictures, eating Thai food, or napping.


Stories (39)


"Never Have I Ever" been this impressed by a Netflix original

By Shifra Dayak | May 25, 2020, 3:01 p.m. | In Entertainment »

The show is a touching and comedic milestone for South Asian representation

Sanders' campaign suspension leaves teens conflicted

By Shifra Dayak | May 3, 2020, 12:26 a.m. | In Features »

Recent events led to conflict among progressives, the Democratic Party and more

COVID-19 closure potentially disrupts end-of-year schedule

By Shifra Dayak | March 15, 2020, 5:16 p.m. | In News »

The future of senior activities is unknown right now

The Goodcast Episode 5: Whenever You're Ready

By Vivian Li Shifra Dayak | Feb. 12, 2020, 8:34 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Our thoughts on the Soul Squad's final hurrah

County Council moves to repeal mandatory bike registration

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 12, 2020, 7:56 a.m. | In News »

The proposed changes aim to prevent selective enforcement and increase equity

The Goodcast Episode 4: "Patty"

By Vivian Li Shifra Dayak | Jan. 30, 2020, 1:52 p.m. | In Entertainment »

The gang is finally in the Good Place — what's next?

How to finally create a "new you" in the new year

By Shifra Dayak | Jan. 21, 2020, 8:07 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

SCO's guide to building good habits in 2020

The Goodcast Episode 3: Mondays, Am I Right?

By Vivian Li Shifra Dayak | Jan. 20, 2020, 12:12 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Hello there, fellow Good Place Geeks, and welcome to episode 3 of the Goodcast! We're Vivian and Shifra, and we're here to tell you all about Chapter 50 of the Good Place on NBC, titled "Mondays, Am I Right?"

The Goodcast Episode 2: You've Changed, Man

By Vivian Li Shifra Dayak | Jan. 14, 2020, 9:52 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Tune into Episode 2 of the Goodcast to hear our thoughts on the highlights of the most recent episode, “You’ve Changed, Man.”

The Goodcast Episode 1: "The Good Place" recapped

By Vivian Li Shifra Dayak | Jan. 9, 2020, 5:12 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Hi everybody, and welcome to The Good Podcast. We're Shifra and Vivian, SCO's resident Good Place geeks, and we're here just in time for the show's final four episodes starting this Thursday, Jan. 9 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC!

From Karachi to the halls of Blair

By Shifra Dayak | Dec. 22, 2019, 9:59 p.m. | In Features »

Atique's busy schedule is similar to that of many other Blazers, but there is one difference — she is an exchange student from Karachi, Pakistan who is only at Blair for one year.

County debate on school closure for Eid continues

By Shifra Dayak | Dec. 9, 2019, 9:11 p.m. | In Local »

Families, board members and other community members have voiced mixed opinions

Snack on this: New vending machines promote health but have downfalls

By Shifra Dayak | Nov. 18, 2019, 4:01 p.m. | In Opinions »

The healthier options are just one step in the right direction

Early AP registration misses the mark

By Shifra Dayak | Oct. 27, 2019, 7:01 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The College Board's new test policies inconvenience both staff and students

Silento no longer headlining High School Nation event

By Shifra Dayak | Oct. 10, 2019, 11:35 a.m. | In Local »

The singer announced in his Instagram comments that he was not actually scheduled to perform at Blair

"Downton Abbey" is a royal success

By Shifra Dayak | Sept. 24, 2019, 1:17 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Fans of the British TV series "Downton Abbey" have been eagerly awaiting the film version's release since it was announced in July 2018 and they will be glad to know it doesn't disappoint.

Blazers are enthusiastic as election season approaches

By Shifra Dayak | June 4, 2019, 5:40 p.m. | In Features »

Blair students are looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election

Students explore toxicity through art projects

By Shifra Dayak | April 27, 2019, 10:37 a.m. | In Features »

Blair and Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School collaborated to create a pop-up museum

Living in a tiger's den

By Shifra Dayak | March 31, 2019, 12:25 p.m. | In Features »

The complexities of having a tiger parent

Blair students strike for climate action

By Shifra Dayak Sam Kulp | March 15, 2019, 11:03 a.m. | In Local »

Blazers rallied at the Capitol Building on March 15 as part of the International Climate Strike

Blair celebrates Women's History Month

By Shifra Dayak | March 10, 2019, 3:12 p.m. | In Features »

A guide to class and club-sponsored activities

Blair alum to become first woman director of National Gallery of Art

By Shifra Dayak | March 10, 2019, 3:06 p.m. | In Features »

Kaywin Feldman will begin the job after a long history of museum leadership

Media center hosts Valentine's Day event

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 21, 2019, 2 p.m. | In Local »

Students watched a movie and participated in a book raffle

Cielo Rojo brings traditional Mexican cuisine to Takoma Park

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 17, 2019, 11:45 a.m. | In Food »

The small restaurant combines fresh flavors with a homey atmosphere

Reality baking shows are a sweet treat

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 3, 2019, 9:54 a.m. | In Food »

SCO's take on popular baking shows

Hip-Hop History and Culture class to begin next year

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 2, 2019, 6:11 p.m. | In Local »

The class will dissect different eras and impacts of hip-hop in the U.S.

Why colleges should scrap the SAT

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 2, 2019, 6:05 p.m. | In Opinions »

Postsecondary institutions should make test score submissions optional

Diving into the holiday season

By Shifra Dayak | Dec. 28, 2018, 8:24 p.m. | In Features »

Blazer traditions and favorites during the winter months

Silver Spring Links recognizes Principal Johnson for her contributions to the community

By Shifra Dayak | Dec. 22, 2018, 3:17 p.m. | In Local »

The local service organization celebrated her leadership at an event

Leaders in sustainability

By Shifra Dayak | Dec. 12, 2018, 1:12 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

MCPS and Blair's sustainability initiatives are a step in the right direction

Blair students make onigiri for a cause

By Shifra Dayak | Dec. 1, 2018, 9:22 p.m. | In Local »

Japanese teacher Yoko Zoll hosted an event as part of Onigiri Action

Leading the way with an epee

By Shifra Dayak | Nov. 22, 2018, 12:54 a.m. | In Blair Connection »

Fencer Justin Haddad uses his years of fencing experience to create positive change

Political Statistics class creates a midterm election model

By Shifra Dayak | Nov. 12, 2018, 10:09 a.m. | In Local »

Seniors predict the outcome of Congressional races with a statistical model

Principal removes three-day limit on college visit days

By Shifra Dayak | Oct. 3, 2018, 8:08 a.m. | In Local »

All students can now receive excused absences for more than three visits

Blair honors National Merit semi-finalists

By Shifra Dayak | Sept. 28, 2018, 9:03 p.m. | In Local »

Forty-two students were recognized in a ceremony on Sept. 25

Blair's first floor lockers removed

By Shifra Dayak | Sept. 25, 2018, 12:14 a.m. | In Local »

The space is now used for new lunch tables

The Board of Education approves a resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

By Shifra Dayak | Sept. 24, 2018, 9:43 p.m. | In Local »

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 marks the month-long celebration in MCPS

Dear teachers, stop sucking the fun out of summer

By Shifra Dayak | Sept. 3, 2018, 8:29 p.m. | In Opinions »

Summer reading assignments should cater to all students' strengths and interests

A Meg(a) Disappointment

By Shifra Dayak | Sept. 3, 2018, 8:08 p.m. | In Movies »

The flick is too predictable and cliched to hold audiences' attention