Boris and Andrea are physical therapists who are designated as essential workers. They have continued helping their patients throughout the pandemic, despite the health risks.
Why people choose to adopt or volunteer for shelters, paired with photos from an adoption event.
Shashi described her advice for other artists, saying "I think just you need to be okay with making bad art. When you don’t have motivation, you’re gonna make a lot of pieces that your not happy with but I think it’s important to keep making them anyway and I think something will eventually strike motivation and inspirations."
Shashi talked about finding inspiration outside of Chips. "There’s definitely a lot of just drawing pretty people. I’m definitely up on the Fenty Beauty and Glossier websites like these models are hot let’s draw them and I think I also, not on purpose, do a lot of stuff that’s based off me like everyone tells me a lot of my characters look like me."
"On the one hand, I would say school is almost more overwhelming so it’s hard to get art done but I do think moving into second semester because of quarantine and because I’m a second semester senior year, I’m going to have a lot more time to work on projects. I definitely did a lot of art over the summer."
Shashi joined Chips at the beginning of her Junior year. "I knew the art editor sophomore year and she was like "do it" so I did it, but I also thought it was really cool being a part of a real publication and getting actual experience as an illustrator."
Shashi Arnold is an artist on Silver Chips Print. She works to produce artwork that accompanies stories in the paper. "I’m the art editor so I also do a lot of working things out with other artists, but it definitely starts with communicating with the author of the article and deciding what kind of art would compliment the article well and hopefully add something to it."
Katrina also gave advice on becoming a better artist skill-wise and trying new things. “This might sound cliche, but literally just try it, you have nothing to lose, the worst that could happen is that you could make something and not like it,” she said. If you're considering trying something new during the pandemic, do it!
Katrina is one of many who have felt the lack of motivation during quarantine, despite the extra time. Her advice to overcoming it is: “Try as much as you can to FaceTime other people and talk to your family members a lot, just the more interactions you have with people, the more inspired you’re going to be,” she said.
Artists are constantly growing and improving. Katrina explained that her growth has mainly focused on shifting from solely painting pretty pictures to taking on big concepts. “As I’ve grown older I’ve kinda realized there has to be more behind something for it to hold more meaning so that’s kinda what I’ve been trying to do and I think I’m getting somewhat close,” said Katrina.
This painting is Katrina's most recent work. Her inspiration for this one came from her AP Literature class. “We’re reading a lot about existentialism and how this one author Albert Camus was very strong on just focusing on the simple pleasures of life like a cigarette or a glass of wine or those little luxuries, but if you focus on those things you can see how she’s happy in the moment, but she’s also sorta melting away,” said Katrina.
Inspiration can come from all kinds of places and is different for different artists. “Usually the ideas for paintings come from conversations… Last year it was about religion, I was questioning [it] a lot so I talked to different people with different perspectives and that’s usually where the inspiration comes from,” said Katrina.
Katrina Warren, a Blair senior, has been an artist since long before quarantine. However, the pandemic has influenced her art. “It's given me more time, but at the same time sometimes you know when you have a really busy schedule it gives you more inspiration to do stuff whereas when you have unlimited time it can be hard to be creative, but overall, it’s been good,” she says.
A protester's sign advocates for waiting to confirm a new Supreme Court justice until after the election.
A young anti-choice protester refuses a mask that a pro-choice protester hands to him.
A young protester steps onto the pro-confirmation speaker's platform to show her pro-Biden sign.
A young protester flips off the speaker supporting Amy Coney Barrett.
Anti-choice and pro-choice protesters face off.
A woman wearing a "I'm with her" button cheers on the anti-choice speaker while pro-choice protesters stand behind her.
A woman holds up her fist as she protests against the Supreme Court nomination.
A little girl dressed as a Supreme Court justice holds a sign that reads: "Today I march. In 12 years I vote."
Supreme Court security guards stand watch over opposing protests.
Anti-abortion protesters face off against pro-choice protesters.
The QB prepares to catch the ball after initiating the snap.
A player jumps in order to catch the ball, allowing the team to score.
Number 4 catches the ball in the end zone, scoring a touchdown.
A player runs with the ball, and tries to avoid being touched by his opponents.
The QB prepares to throw to one of his teammates.
Evidence of previous protests can be seen from the graffiti on the statue of Daniel Webster.
Signs held up by protesters express their emotions surrounding the situation.
Graffiti letters are seen on government buildings from protests before the implementation of the gate.
A protester highlights the differences between previous protests surrounding masks and stay at home orders and the current BLM protests.
A group of veterans marches toward the rest of the protest in support of BLM.
A business supports the BLM movement with a mural on their windows.
Many groups set up stations to give out free water, snacks, and aid to protesters.
The new signs signify Mayor Bowser's honorary change of 16th street.
Protesters use ribbons to create messages on the wall surrounding the White House, and other federal property.
A pro-BLM sign sits in front of the church that was previously used as a photoshoot for President Trump.
A protester holds a sign that lists the names of victims of police brutality.
A protester holds up a sign asking about other incidents of police brutality that were not filmed.
Senior Karen Yang, number 10, serves the ball bringing Blair into the lead.
Senior Elizabeth Jang, number 2, hits the ball after two teammates fall to the ground.
Senior Lucinda Zhou, number 11, saves the ball from going out.
A Blair player hits the ball over the net onto the opposing side.
Senior Captain Olivia Freer, number 16, reaches high to hit the ball over the net.
Freshman Celine Wu, number 14, sets the ball to another player.
The Poms team performs in hour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month ahead of the game.
The cloudy weather doesn't stop groups of people from taking advantage of the easily accessible foods from these trucks.
Two people glance at the menu while two others order their food.
A crowd gathers around the 'Stake and Chicken lovers' food truck.
The most common food truck, an ice cream truck, takes part in the expansive food truck line.
The purple dumpling themed food truck makes its way to a new location.
Bright colors and oversize depictions of food create an original appearance for the food truck.
A cartoon character decorates the latino themed food truck.
Food Trucks line both sides of the street along the National Mall.
The Junior class faces the Seniors in the annual tug of war game.
Quarterback and captain Khalif Welch organizes his fellow "cheerleaders."
A cheerleader speeds past the opposing team into the end zone.
Football player jumps in excitement as cheerleader runs the ball towards the end zone.
Members of the African Dance Team dance opposite each other.
Three cheerleaders pose as their teammates lift them up.
The Poms team leaps during their performance.
Sophomore Marlee Ginyard, number 2, dribbles through two Paint Branch defenders.
Senior Bernadette Hargrove, number 25, sends the ball down field off of a goal kick.
Freshman Magda Goles, number 14, watches as her shot finds its way into the net.
Junior Emilie Vigliotta, number 19, challenges a Paint Branch player as they both get a foot on the ball.
Junior Sophia Kim, number 23, sprints down the field with the ball.
Senior Srish Udayakumar, number 34, prepares to pass the ball down the field.
Senior Natinael Tesfaw, number 9, battles to win a 50/50 ball.
Sophomore Joao Gonzalez, number 3, makes a move to avoid a Clarksburg forward.
The Blair Soccer team plays under a summery sunset.
Junior Gavin Rogers, number 14, sprints up the field with the ball.
Senior Silas Reitsma, number 13, passes the ball while pressured by opposing team.
Big dice with "2019" on them welcome students to the casino games.
Students gather around to play Roulette at after Prom.
Students sit as caricature artists sketch their faces.
Two students' attempt to play twister results in a fall.
Blair players shake hands with Northwest players at the end of the game.
Junior Nate Helsing prepares his run from first base to second.
Senior Will Gorman stands on the mound before a pitch.
Freshman Alex Valdez, 99, hits the ball and turns towards first base.
Sophomore Jason Lott catches a strike ball.
Sophomore Charlie Wiebe, 12, pitches the ball in the first inning.
Senior player hits the ball back across the net to score a point.
Senior player stares at her opponent just before she serves.
A player focuses on the ball ahead of hitting it during a rally.
Two players warm up ahead of their doubles match.
A tennis player serves the ball in an individuals match.
Blair's Girls Tennis team huddles before their match against Blake.
Sophomore Luis Noda, 16, runs from second base to third.
Sophomore Oliver Goldman, 14, delivers a pitch.
#12 raises his glove as he prepares to catch a ball in the outfield.
Infield players gather on the pitcher's mound at beginning of a new inning.
Blair players position themselves on the infield.
Number 8 prepares to bat, while another player warms up.
Stock photo of Northwood High School
Stock photo of Northwood High School
Picture of Northwood High School
Number 12 holds the ball at half court after regaining possession from the other side.
Sophomore Kate Hildebrandt, 13, calls for a pass from Sophomore Yinka Scott, 20.
Sophomore Kate Hildebrandt, number 13, tries to move around a Northwood defender.
Junior Lucy Martin, 5, stands up in anticipation as Sophomore Yinka Scott, 20, runs down the court unguarded.
Senior Sarah Khan, 24, attempts to pass to a teammate.
Senior Natnael Getachew prepares to send the ball down field.
Senior Eric Feigen, 9, heads the ball away from the Blair goal.
Senior Eric Feigen, 9, pulls back the ball to avoid a Wheaton player.
Senior Htoo Eh Redford Maung-Maung, 10, sets up the ball before striking it down field.
Captain James Madden, number 12, rushes down the field.
Cutouts of each senior's head decorate the stands at Senior Night.
The crowd cheers after a Blair senior scores a goal.
Senior Gilberto, number 3, poses wit his parents and his two younger siblings.
Senior Eric Feigen, number 9, walks with his family and his "Fireball" sign.
Senior, Htoo Eh Redford Maung Maung, 10, smilies alongside his parents and girlfriend.
The Blazer runs through tunnel created by Varsity Poms and Cheer teams.
The Girls Varsity Soccer team smiles as they head down the "Team Tunnel."
The Poms team strikes various poses at the beginning of their performance.
A cheerleader poses while being held up by her teammates.
Sophomore team drags Freshman team across the field during tug-of-war.
Two members of the African Dance Club face each other as part of the performance.
Hilton sponsored signage for the event.
Many parents bring children to celebrate with the whole family.
Two moms celebrate with their child.
Two newly-weds pose with a DC police officer.
A pride trolley sponsored by the District of Columbia Office on Aging rolls through the D.C. pride festival.
Sophomore Molly Salpekar, number 20, gets her leg up to pass a ball.
Two varsity soccer players, Jansi Medina-Tayac and Sierra Kamara, take a knee during the national anthem before their game.
Junior Jansi Medina-Tayac, number 4, throws the ball onto the field after it goes out of bounds.
Junior Zoe Abrasion, number 46, punts the ball from the single time she touched the ball with her hands.
Junior Janie Pitner, number 7, passes a short corner to Senior Arthi Thagarajan, number 11.
Junior Jansi Medina-Tayac, number 4, makes a quick cut move to avoid Paint Branch players.
Junior Vivi Labarca, number 6, focuses on the ball while she dribbles down the field.
Junior Noa Dora, number 2, prepares to make a move around a Paint Branch player.
Elijah Geist (Junior), number 14, speeds down the field.
Wilmer Garcia (Junior), number 2, focuses to settle a ball in the a
Wilmer Garcia (Junior), number 2, spins towards the goal.
The boys soccer team prepares to be announced before the game.
Shashi Arnold and Angela Tu are two Blair artists working on publications that have taken advantage of their free time to create new art pieces during quarantine.
Allegra Cronin and Katrina Warren are two Blair artists that have taken advantage of their free time to create new art pieces during quarantine.
Conflicting sides clash over Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination.
On a Saturday afternoon, Blair athletes play in a 7v7 football league.
This gallery covers the Black Lives Matter Protest in D.C. on Saturday, June 6th, 2020.
Pictures from Blair Varsity Volleyball's win during their Dig Pink (breast cancer awareness) game.
Take a look at the popular food trucks that line the National Mall.
Pictures from Blair's Girls Soccer win over Paint Branch.
Images from the varsity boys soccer team's 2-0 win against Clarksburg.
Photos from Blair Baseball's game against Northwest.
Photos from the Girls' Tennis matches against Blake High School.
Photos from the Baseball game from 3/27/19 against BCC.
Blair takes on Northwood at home.
Blair takes on Wheaton as the boys varsity soccer teams honors its seniors.
Blair students gather in the Blair football stadium to get pumped for the fall sports seasons. Students saw performances from the poms team, Blair cheerleaders, the Blair marching band, and more.
The girls varsity soccer team takes on Paint Branch
Blair's boys varsity soccer team takes on Northwest.