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Everything you need to know before getting ready for college application season

By Sneha Ojha | Oct. 2, 2018, 1:43 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

Seven things you must complete before applying to colleges


The MLB is striking out with young viewers

By Sam Kulp | Sept. 3, 2018, 9:28 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Baseball is becoming less popular among younger fans.


Celebrate good times, come on!

By Nene Narh-Mensah | Feb. 22, 2018, 1:45 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

How to celebrate Black History Month


Hands-free is not risk-free

By Arthi Thyagarajan | Feb. 1, 2018, 1:08 p.m. | In News Blog »

Driverless cars are on the rise - bringing with them safety concerns


Lessons learned from a giant

By Nobline Yoo | Jan. 26, 2018, 12:58 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

How a trip to Facebook taught me about schooling and its connection with the real world


FDA approves first digital pill

By Sneha Ojha | Jan. 21, 2018, 10:48 a.m. | In News Blog »

The FDA recently approved a pill that can track whether the patient has ingested the pill or not. It's called "Abilify MyCite," and aims to treat schizophrenia, and manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I.


High school students from all over Takoma Park registered to vote

By Eric Feigen | Dec. 11, 2017, 11:22 p.m. | In Blogs »

16 year olds vote in Takoma Park city elections


What Are Bitcoins?

By Sneha Ojha | Nov. 29, 2017, 9:12 p.m. | In News Blog »

You've probably heard of bitcoins through the news or in passing conversations, but what exactly are bitcoins, and how do they work? SCO is here to tell you the basics of what we know.


Robot Citizens: The first of many?

By Reethi Padmanabhan | Nov. 28, 2017, 10:19 a.m. | In Blogs »

On Oct. 25, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia granted full citizenship to an artificially intelligent (AI) female robot named Sophia. In doing so, the country made history as Sophia became the first robot ever to achieve citizenship status.


Women's tennis matches should be best-of-five sets

By Arthi Thyagarajan | Oct. 16, 2017, 1:24 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Another U.S. Open wrapped up on September 10th, and it's about time to question whether women tennis players deserve equal pay.


Launching US space exploration to new heights

By Eric Feigen | Sept. 28, 2017, 3:10 p.m. | In News Blog »

In July of 2012, Congress approved The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) new Space Launch System and the Orion Space Capsule, allocating over 18 billion dollars to the project. NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle designed to further human exploration beyond Earth's orbit.


Maryland women fall short of Final 4

By Lauren Frost | April 4, 2017, 12:58 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

March Madness; one side of the tournament has coverage for every game, millions of viewers and followers who make their own brackets and follow along. However, many people forget that there is another side to the madness, the women's side.


Top Ten Tweets 2/20-2/26

By Nate Bodner, Neva Taylor, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott | Feb. 28, 2017, 5:08 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Wizards rise to third place in Eastern Conference

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Feb. 24, 2017, 2:05 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The Washington Wizards began the season poorly, to put it bluntly. John Wall played well some games, other games Bradley Beal took the starring role. And yet the Wizards could not put two and two together and reach their full potential.


Top Ten Tweets 2/13-2/19

By Nate Bodner, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott | Feb. 20, 2017, 6:03 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Top Ten Tweets 2/6-2/12

By Nate Bodner Charles Lott | Feb. 13, 2017, 10:52 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Top Ten Tweets 1/31-2/5

By Nate Bodner, Amy Forsbacka, Ryan Handel, Neva Taylor, Ellie Williams, Charles Lott | Feb. 6, 2017, 7:14 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Volunteer to beat the cold

By Neva Taylor | Feb. 1, 2017, 1:08 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Even though the holidays are over, it's important to carry on with those feelings of family, of love and of giving back. It's time to help someone else, whether it be through monetary donations or hard work, by planting a new tree or handing someone a bowl of hot food.


Top ten tweets: 1/24-1/30

By Nate Bodner, Amy Forsbacka, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Charles Lott | Jan. 31, 2017, 4:27 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Top ten tweets: 1/17-1/23

By Nate Bodner, Amy Forsbacka, Ellie Williams, Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott | Jan. 25, 2017, 1:17 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Deciding the presidency based on 538 people

By Mehana Daftary | Jan. 18, 2017, 2:23 a.m. | In News Blog »

In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million but had 70 less Electoral College votes than Donald Trump, resulting in her loss. She had more of the public's support but less of the 538 electors who had the final word. By the law, she isn't our President, but she should be.


Everyone is at the Houseparty

By Nate Bodner | Jan. 6, 2017, 12:26 p.m. | In News Blog »

It seems like every teenager has Houseparty now. No, not the classic loud music, red solo cup and popcorn on the floor kind of house party. We mean the app; Houseparty.


Living in the liberal bubble

By Maniza Habib | Jan. 5, 2017, 1:57 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Welcome to the bubble; where Donald Trump can't touch us. This is a safe space, a place where open-mindedness and inclusivity comes at the cost of ignorance towards any and all alternative world views. Not even the electoral college is allowed inside.


SCO Fantasy Football Picks Week 16

By Charles Lott Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 23, 2016, 9:53 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

Get ready for your fantasy football championship! Every four weeks SCO editors Ben Yokoyama and Charlie Lott will post their fantasy football predictions. This week they are joined by Blair senior Steven Dunne.


Merry Krishnamas?

By Mehana Daftary | Dec. 22, 2016, 10:54 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

I'm a Hindu who also celebrates Christmas. It's not as weird as it sounds. Everyone has their own Christmas traditions, just like my family.

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