Shifra Dayak


Name: Shifra Dayak
Position: Staff Writer
Graduation Year: 2020
Hi! I'm Shifra and I'm a junior. When I'm not writing for SCO, I spend my time doing debate or theatre, playing instruments, watercoloring, or napping. I love music, warm weather, and dogs.


Stories (21)


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