Cori Cohen

Name: Cori Cohen
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2004
Cori Cohen is a senior. And guess what? She made has made some new friends! CICADAS! She loves taking them for drives and is starting a "save the cicadas program."

Stories (48)

Gainous recognized for outstanding leadership

By Cori Cohen | May 11, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Principal Phillip Gainous was awarded the first annual Edward Shirley for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision, on May 5.

Panel of Blair alumni share experiences

By Cori Cohen | May 2, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Counseling Department and the PTSA are creating a panel of former Blair students, parents, guidance counselors and current seniors, to share their experiences at college and in the workforce in an assembly in the SAC at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5.

Lunch area restricted

By Cori Cohen | April 16, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Students in 5b lunch are no longer allowed to eat along Blair Blvd because they continued to leave trash in the hall, according to Principal Phillip Gainous.

MCPS water problems resurface after 18 years

By Cori Cohen | March 23, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Two more Montgomery County elementary schools were found to have elevated levels of lead, bringing the total to three out of three schools tested, and prompting Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to hasten testing throughout the county. However, this is not the first time Montgomery County system has served up water with elevated levels of lead.

MCPS issues water alert

By Adedeji Ogunfolu, Cori Cohen | March 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Early this morning, Superintendent Jerry Weast issued emergency safeguards for drinking water after elevated levels of lead were found in the water of an elementary school.

Informational session about new SAT held at Blair

By Cori Cohen | March 10, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Anxious Montgomery County students and parents filled the SAC Tuesday night, for an informational session about the new SAT.

SGA plans to improve Blair's physical appearance

By Cori Cohen | March 8, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Blair Senate recently approved SGA's plans to beautify and personalize the school. The SGA proposed three main ideas; a free speech wall, a student mural, and a row of flags from every country represented at Blair.

Senior makes several TV appearances

By Cori Cohen | Feb. 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Senior Vital Akimana will be making several appearances on T.V in recognition of his efforts to promote diversity in Blair and the Silver Spring Community.

Alma Mater changed

By Cori Cohen | Feb. 2, 2004, midnight | In Print »

English teacher Norman Stant has written a new stanza for Blair's Alma Mater in order to incorporate the changes Blair has experienced in the past few years.

Weast is a contender for National Superintendent of the Year Award

By Cori Cohen | Jan. 5, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Montgomery County superintendent Jerry Weast, along with four othersuperintendents, has been selected as a candidate for the NationalSuperintendent of the Year Award.

Senior wins national art award

By Cori Cohen | Dec. 22, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Senior Julie Chiplis was awarded honorable mention in the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts (NFAA) art competition.

Parents wreak havoc in student parking lot

By Cori Cohen | Nov. 24, 2003, midnight | In Print »

For students driving to Blair, turning left into the parking lot on University Blvd has become a nightmare due to the large number of parents using the parking lot as a drop off. The long wait at the light has made students anxious and annoyed at parents. Recently, the intersection was the scene of an accident in which a car flipped over a student's car and into the neighboring firehouse.

Teach-in on globalization held

By Cori Cohen | Nov. 21, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Homecoming is a success

By Cori Cohen | Oct. 27, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The homecoming dance on Saturday night proved to be a profitable and enjoyable experience for staff and students.

Supreme Court to rule on pledge

By Cori Cohen | Oct. 16, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair junior slightly injured by SUV

By Erica Hartmann, Cori Cohen | Oct. 9, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Senior courtyard closed

By Cori Cohen | Sept. 11, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The senior courtyard is closed due to inappropriate behavior and vandalism.

Dean rallies students at the University of Maryland

By Cori Cohen | Sept. 9, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean rallied supporters at the University of Maryland College Park in preparation of the upcoming primary.

Spring pep rally canceled

By Cori Cohen | May 27, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The spring 2003 pep rally is officially canceled. The pep rally was not scheduled on the original school calendar.

Schedule for HSA exams

By Cori Cohen | May 14, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair dominates Envirothon competition

By Cori Cohen | April 28, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair dominated the Montgomery County Envirothon competition snagging the first eight places.

Trashcan fire empties the school

By Cori Cohen, Alan Coleman | April 21, 2003, midnight | In Print »

A fire alarm interrupted 5B lunch on Apr 21, 2003.

Blair teams to participate in global competition

By Cori Cohen | April 21, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Two teams from Blair will be participating in the global Destination Imagination competition, making Blair the only school in the county to send more than one team. The two teams of freshman placed in the top two at the state competition on April 5.

West Side Story makes history

By Cori Cohen | April 9, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The spring musical West Side Story became the best selling play in Blair history making over 19 thousand dollars.

Supreme Court to rule on affirmative action

By Cori Cohen | March 31, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Supreme Court will rule on the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy, in the case Grutter vs. Bollinger on April 1.

Pictures of the West Side Story teaser

By Cori Cohen | March 26, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Pictures of the Westside Story teaser

Washington Post incorrectly reports that exam weight increases

By Cori Cohen | March 25, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Montgomery County students protest war

By Cori Cohen | March 20, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Following a county-wide high school walkout, students from all over Montgomery County gathered at Judiciary Square to protest the war in Iraq.

History of Iraq

By Cori Cohen | March 19, 2003, midnight | In Print »

As the U.S and Iraq are on the brink of war, Iraqi citizens prepare for something all to familiar. The country has been devestated by nearly a century of political corruption, continous warfare, constant regime changes, and unstable foriegn relations. Below is a brief synopsis outlining major political changes that have shaped Iraq.

Controversy over anti-war protest

By Cori Cohen | March 14, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The administration has authorized a planned protest against the war in Iraq that has created much controversy between students and staff.

Pictures from Magnet Arts Night 2003

By Branden Buehler, Cori Cohen | March 8, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Pictures from Magnet Arts Night 2003!

Snow causes minimal damage

By Cori Cohen | Feb. 25, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The snowstorm last week caused minor damage to the school building, according to Principal Phillip Gainous. The two most noticeable problems were in the weight room and the auditorium.

Israeli students to visit

By Cori Cohen | Feb. 4, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Rivals: a witty production

By Cori Cohen | Jan. 31, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The cast of The Rivals proved to be as witty and comical as the script itself. A mix of quirky characters, beautiful costumes, and a well-designed plot brought out the best from Blair's thespians.

The Rivals: Blair's winter production

By Cori Cohen | Jan. 30, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair players' winter production The Rivals, opened last night, and will be showing tonight and tomarrow night at 7:30.

Just Married doesn't quite tie the knot

By Cori Cohen | Jan. 14, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Question: What do you get when you cross a giggly rich blonde beauty who has a planned future with a cute sports-obsessed radio host barely making a living? Answer: A typical chick flick. But despite the underdeveloped storyline and a predictable ending director Shawn Levy turns Just Married into a laugh-out-loud comedy.

Maryland All-State Band and Orchestra, and Choir members chosen

By Cori Cohen | Dec. 17, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Six members of the Blair Band and Orchestra were selected to participate in the Maryland All-State Band and Orchestra. Four other students were chosen to sing in the All-State choir.

Poetry workshop

By Cori Cohen | Dec. 4, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Poet Liz Rees is acting as a "poet-in-residence" at Blair for the next three weeks.

Disappointing finish for Blair cheerleading

By Cori Cohen, Robin Hernandez | Nov. 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

During the Division II cheerleading competition, the Blair cheerleaders violated a safety rule. According to sponsor, Roxanne Fus the infraction caused them to place last in the competition.

Second annual college/career night held

By Cori Cohen | Nov. 20, 2002, midnight | In Print »

College and Career Night was held last night to inform students about the choices they have after high school. The event, sponsored by the PTSA, focused mainly on college possibilities but also touched on career options.

Blair seniors assaulted

By Cori Cohen | Nov. 16, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Two Blair seniors were approached in the student parking lot by an unknown male who got into their car around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. The two girls were walking to their car when three males in a black car pulled up and started making sexual comments.

Washington Post praises Silver Chips Online

By Cori Cohen | Nov. 7, 2002, midnight | In Print »

In today's edition of the Montgomery Extra, The Washington Post praised Silver Chips Online for its quick updates about the sniper attacks.

Blazers protest war in Iraq

By Cori Cohen | Oct. 31, 2002, midnight | In Print »

At least fifty students from Blair joined the tens of thousands of protesters on Saturday October 26, to march around the White House in protest of a U.S invasion in Iraq.

Cancellation of games an inconvenience to athletes

By Cori Cohen | Oct. 25, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The sniper shootings that began three weeks ago are causing a commotion among athletes because lost game time could affect seniors' up for scholarships.

KFC and Pizza Hut Construction Canceled

By Cori Cohen | Oct. 3, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Over the summer, residents of the Woodmoor community came together to stop the construction of the planned Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Pizza Hut in four corners.

Parking permits issued

By Cori Cohen | Sept. 25, 2002, midnight | In Print »

On Monday September 23, a list of the 146 students who received parking permits was posted. Applications were due on Friday the 13, and since then students have anxiously awaited news of the permits.

September 11: one year later

By Cori Cohen | Sept. 11, 2002, midnight | In Print »

On November 25, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. It is said that everyone remembers the exact time and place they heard the news. Our generation may not have been alive for Kennedy, but we were alive on September 11, 2001, and we will remember the exact time and place we heard the news. For most of us, it was here, at Montgomery Blair High School. Some saw the second plane hit live on T.V. Others heard the news from Mrs. Fus's announcement. Almost instantly, there was fear, chaos, and sadness. But on that day the students came together to grieve, comfort and support. One year later that day is still crystal clear in our minds. We have been changed forever.

Washington area residents advised to prepare for terror attack

By Cori Cohen | Feb. 11, 2002, midnight | In Print »