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Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift: feud or conversation?

By Randima Herath | Aug. 2, 2015, 9:44 a.m. | In News Blog »

World-famous artists Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift received attention from nearly every social media platform and major news network last week for their Twitter exchange.


Trump's ignorance on immigration

By Sandeep David | Aug. 2, 2015, 9:22 a.m. | In News Blog »

Trump's recent blunt speech regarding immigration will not gain him any followers from the Latino demographic. He blatantly stated that Mexican immigrants do not bring any value to the United States.


SCO guest author Caitlyn Singam: Redefining the gender debate

By | Aug. 2, 2015, 9:01 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Why does it seem that gender equality, like a frightened dove, flutters out of reach every time we approach it? Are our hands too sordid with prejudice to be worthy of touching its pristine feathers?


TIDAL is a receding wave

By Arthi Vijaykumar | June 8, 2015, 1:06 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

While the concept sounds promising, it's likely that TIDAL won't be the musical revolution it has been marketed as.


Step Up and slay the dragon: PuzzlePalooza 2015

By Neida Mbuia Joao | June 5, 2015, 12:45 p.m. | In News Blog »

Ready your horses and jousting sticks and prepare to battle through the toughest PuzzlePalooza yet. The sixth annual incarnation of the country's "premier high school puzzle competition” kicked off on May 18 and closed out on May 22.


Countdown to exams

By Ellie Struewing | June 1, 2015, 9:52 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Exams are right around the corner. As you mentally prepare yourself to spend long nights shuffling through piles of old notes and scramble to schedule last-minute study groups, it's important to keep a few things in mind.


Beaches by Blair to beat the heat

By Amalia Chiapperino | May 18, 2015, 12:07 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

With summer on the horizon and senior beach week just around the corner, here are some summery local beach suggestions that will suit any beachgoer, from the quiet nature seekers to the crowd-loving sun-tanners.


Student creates Geofilter for Blair

By Martha Morganstein | May 12, 2015, 1:03 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Everyone wants to put their hometown on the map, and junior Dio Cramer managed to do just that.


Prom prep made easy

By Amalia Chiapperino | May 8, 2015, 1:56 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

With prom night fast approaching, the endless costs and preparations can seem a bit daunting. Here are some easy tips and ideas for those short on time and money that will guarantee a wonderful evening.


Fresh foods to help you Spring into Summer

By Neida Mbuia Joao | April 21, 2015, 1:37 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

In honor of the warmer temperatures and the delicious fruits and vegetable that will be available along with them, here are some fresh and (mostly) healthy recipes to brighten up the warmer months.


'Tis the season to shop secondhand

By Eleanor Linafelt | April 18, 2015, 6 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

When faced with a sudden need for a slew of new outfits, affordable is the way to go. After doing your spring cleaning, head to some of these secondhand stores in the area to get more clothes for less money.


Two weeks in Paris

By Neida Mbuia Joao | April 15, 2015, 10:12 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

I spent two weeks in Paris, struggling through verb conjugations and pronunciations, relearning what it was to be an outsider and nurturing my Francophile side this December with the State Department's Youth Ambassadors program.


Partisan bickering masks success of Obamacare

By James Sleigh | April 15, 2015, 9:48 p.m. | In News Blog »

Republicans must stop spreading myths and enforcing a negative attitude towards Obamacare, so that every American can be insured.


The ins and outs of Fashion Week

By Eleanor Linafelt | March 23, 2015, 1 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The past four weeks have been filled with daring and dazzling fashion collections, street style photoshoots and star-studded, extravagant celebrity parties in the sartorial powerhouses of our world. From mid-February until mid-March, New York, London, Milan and Paris hosted their respective Fashion Weeks.


Step into North Korea

By Brian Le | March 9, 2015, 6:51 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

What really goes on in this land that is so isolated from the rest of mankind? Below are some disturbing, stirring and, occasionally, hilarious videos that delve deeper into one of the most mysterious regimes of today


Facebook adds "legacy contact"

By Ellie Struewing | March 9, 2015, 1:14 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Facebook recently added the legacy contact feature, which enables users to designate someone to have access to their memorialized account, or their account once they have passed away. A legacy contact is able to write a pinned post that appears at the top of the deceased's profile, respond to friend requests and update cover and profile pictures.


SCO's top things to look forward to in 2015

By Divya Rajagopal | Feb. 23, 2015, 6:24 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As we begin to get into the swing of things in this new year, it's nice to know what we can look forward to in the months to come. SCO's got your back with our list of things to look forward to in music and popular culture.


The changing of the bells

By Harini Salgado | Feb. 9, 2015, 6:15 p.m. | In News Blog »

The Board of Education (BOE) will soon vote on the bell time schedule. After the dismissal of the first recommendation to implement later high school start times because of the cost (roughly 21 million dollars), MCPS released several new options on Jan. 6. On Feb. 10, the BOE will vote on these new plans.


Starr to end term as superintendent early

By Zoe Johnson | Feb. 8, 2015, 6:26 p.m. | In News Blog »

The decision, which followed a report that a majority of the school board did not support the renewal of Starr's contract has sparked controversy across Montgomery County, primarily due to lack of explanations from the Board of Education.


Dosas, empanadas and a whole lot of intrigue

By Rohan Oprisko | Dec. 18, 2014, 5:10 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

A mere five Metro stops on the Red Line from Silver Spring station, you can find Korean tacos, artisan olive oil, kale juice and plenty of hipsters--all at epicurean gem and D.C. institution, Union Market


Missouri reacts to grand jury's decision on Darren Wilson

By Nicholas Shereikis | Dec. 18, 2014, 4:41 p.m. | In News Blog »

Protests and riots against perceived racial bias in the U.S. justice system erupted within seconds after the decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson was announced. The reaction has spread nationwide but is most concentrated Ferguson and the greater St. Louis region.


Where the tourists aren't

By Eleanor Linafelt | Dec. 15, 2014, 1:41 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Living so close to the nation's capital, many still fail to take advantage of everything it has to offer. Some of us begin to view the Washington Monument, the White House and the multitude of memorials as merely heavily-frequented tourist hubs that fail to particularly interest us after the fifth visit. But there's more to Washington, D.C. than the National Mall and politics; the city is also home to many interesting places to visit which often go overlooked even by locals.


A promising start

By Nicholas Shereikis | Dec. 10, 2014, 6:24 p.m. | In News Blog »

Now that the dust from November's midterms has settled, many are carefully watching Larry Hogan's every move and offering their own criticisms. However, let's not judge Larry Hogan based solely off of his affiliation with a certain political party.


Manchester United poised for a top four finish

By Nicholas Shereikis | Dec. 10, 2014, 12:47 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

After placing seventh in the English Premier League (EPL), Manchester United is coming off of one of its worst seasons in years. Under new management and with the addition of a few key players, however, United's prospects of finishing in the top four are improving.


Blackwater guards convicted in Iraqi shootings

By Nicholas Shereikis | Dec. 9, 2014, 12:50 p.m. | In News Blog »

Seven years ago, four guards employed by the American private security company Blackwater (now known as Academi) were accused of shooting over 30 Iraqi civilians at a traffic circle in Baghdad. On October 22, they were found guilty of a majority of the charges.

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