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Unexpected gifts that your friends, family and wallet will love

By Zoe Friedman | Dec. 22, 2016, 9:46 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The holidays always bring joy, family, good food and of course; stress. But, never fear, SCO is here for all of your gifting needs!


The safety pin campaign comes to America

By Amy Forsbacka | Dec. 1, 2016, 6:01 p.m. | In News Blog »

In the wake of Trump's election, many have expressed a need for solidarity and tolerance. Wearing a safety pin is supposed to signify being an ally and a safe person who will stand up against oppression and protect those being publicly harassed.


SCO Fantasy Football Picks Week 12

By Charles Lott Benjamin Yokoyama | Nov. 24, 2016, 1:45 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Every four weeks SCO editors Ben Yokoyama and Charlie Lott will post their fantasy football predictions. This week they are joined by BNC scriptwriter and ultimate frisbee captain Nate Blower.


SCO Fantasy Football Picks Week 4

By Charles Lott Benjamin Yokoyama | Oct. 2, 2016, 9:27 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

Every four weeks SCO staff writers Ben Yokoyama and Charlie Lott will post their fantasy football predictions alongside those of a special guest teacher.


SCO Fantasy Football Picks Week 1

By Charles Lott Benjamin Yokoyama | Sept. 11, 2016, 1:32 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Once a week SCO staff writers Ben Yokoyama and Charlie Lott will post their fantasy football predictions alongside those of a special guest student from the general Blair population.


SCO Fantasy Football Preview

By Charles Lott Benjamin Yokoyama | Aug. 31, 2016, 1:04 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The NFL season is on its way, and along with it comes the fantasy football season. Silver Chips Online's Ben Yokoyama and Charlie Lott are back this year with their picks of the week to help you set your lineup. Below is a preview of the upcoming season, along with sleepers and busts to avoid in your fantasy football draft.


Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West: Kan ye not?

By Mehana Daftary | Aug. 13, 2016, 11:12 p.m. | In News Blog »

It's no secret that Taylor Swift and Kanye West do not get along. Their latest twitter showdown attracted the attention of many while West's wife, Kim Kardashian, watched it all erupt from the side.


The Juno mission to Jupiter comes with a cost

By Ryan Handel | Aug. 11, 2016, 6 p.m. | In News Blog »

The Juno mission comes with an immense price tag, about $1.1 billion. This includes the $581 million it took to build the spacecraft and $342 million for continuous operation.


A sweet start to summer

By Neva Taylor | July 17, 2016, 5:06 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Summer came pretty unannounced this year. One day it was windy and 55 degrees, and the next, it was 85 with the sun beaming down shamelessly. Blazers are going to need something to help them cool down as the weather get hotter and the days get longer this summer.


Hot yoga is a hot new trend

By Zoe Friedman | July 14, 2016, 9:54 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Hot yoga is a fun, new spin on traditional yoga. It is regular studio yoga cranked up to 90-105 degrees. This new form of exercise is overtaking the Maryland and DC area. It is even replacing more traditional forms of exercise, like running and swimming.


USA advance in Copa America Centenario

By Charles Lott | June 16, 2016, 10:26 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The United States national men's soccer team beat Paraguay 1-0 Saturday in Philadelphia. This victory puts America in first place in their group, allowing for the opportunity to play either Peru or Ecuador in the quarterfinal round.


SCO NFL Mock Draft

By Charles Lott | April 28, 2016, 1:46 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The NFL season is well and truly over, putting the SCO fantasy football articles on hold until next year. But it's never too early to prepare for the future, so without further ado, here is the Silver Chips Online 2016 NFL Mock Draft.


Nationals offseason moves hope to prove helpful down the stretch

By Benjamin Yokoyama | April 9, 2016, 2:53 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The Washington Nationals have flipped a lot of players over the offseason after a disappointing finish last season, and getting toppled by the New York Mets for the National League East.


'Sad Papaw' is no longer sad

By Randima Herath | April 5, 2016, 1:08 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Kenneth "Papaw" Harmon, of Purcell, Okla. held a cookout this past weekend, drawing in thousands of fans from all over the globe.


Major key alert

By Nicholas Shereikis | March 23, 2016, 1:15 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

"You think they want me to have all these plaques?" the man who is one of the generation's most idolized hip-hop moguls asks, letting his camera glide over his wall of gold and platinum albums in yet another Snapchat video. "They don't. They don't want you to win."


FIFA elects new president

By Nicholas Shereikis | March 9, 2016, 8 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

This year, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) finally voted in Zurich on Friday, Feb. 26 to elect Gianni Infantino as their new president.


¿Estados Unidos le debería abrir las puertas a los refugiados de Siria?

By Emily Barrero | March 7, 2016, 1:50 p.m. | In Esquina Latina »

Recientemente, los medios de comunicación han estado llenos de noticias sobre los acontecimientos que están ocurriendo en el medio oriente. A causa de una guerra civil, uno de los países que está siendo más afectado es Siria. Miles de personas están tratando la manera de huir de los enfrentamientos violentos y sangrientos.


Redadas de inmigrantes dividen a hogares hispanos

By Camila Fernandez Andres Perez | March 1, 2016, 1:22 p.m. | In Esquina Latina »

En los primeros días del 2016, cientos de indocumentados fueron extraditados de sus casas debido a la acción ejecutiva del presidente Barack Obama, la cual tomó el 20 de noviembre del año 2014.


Obama signs Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015

By Maniza Habib | Feb. 5, 2016, 10:47 a.m. | In News Blog »

Microbeads are primarily used for exfoliating and cleansing rough skin, or even as an acne treatment. However, the disadvantages of the beads trump their advantages.


SCO Says: noisy families, cuffing season and senioritis

By Eleanor Cook, Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Divya Rajagopal | Feb. 5, 2016, 10:36 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Welcome back! With the holidays finally over, we here at SCOsays have completely recovered and are ready to dish out more advice for all you confused people out there. So! Without further ado here we go on the third edition* of SCOsays. *If you haven't yet (loser), check out our second edition (It's a video!!) SCOsays holiday special.


Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB) Eric Guerci

By Randima Herath | Jan. 14, 2016, 11:43 a.m. | In News Blog »

Eric Guerci, a junior at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, represents 154,000 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students as the 38th SMOB.



SCO Fantasy Football Picks for Week 16

By Charles Lott Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 20, 2015, 12:11 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Once a week SCO staff writers Ben Yokoyama and Charlie Lott will post their fantasy football predictions alongside those of a special guest teacher and one student from the general Blair population.


NFL Week 16 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 20, 2015, 12:01 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 119-76 2. Lauren: 118-77 3. Sandeep: 114-81 4. Charlie: 112-83


NFL Week 13 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 6, 2015, 1 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Our prediction squad's standings continue to tighten up week after week. This week we see the Vikings battle for the lead of the NFC North, and the Panthers will try to remain undefeated against the offensively loaded Saints. Check out these predictions to see who our experts think will win these big games in Week 13.

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