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Prom hair: from buns to braids

By Caroline Gabriel | May 12, 2014, 12:54 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

SCO wants to make your prom experience more enjoyable by lessening the aspects of prom you have to worry about. If you are interested in getting prom hairstyle ideas for prom, then keep reading.


Colbert through the years

By Jacob Popper | May 9, 2014, 9:05 a.m. | In News Blog »

CBS announced earlier this month that comedian Stephen Colbert would be taking over as host of the Late Show following Dave Letterman's retirement sometime in 2015.


Bangladeshi families continue to suffer from corporate negligence

By Urvi Banerjee | May 2, 2014, 12:40 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Yet behind the glitz of the clothing industry is a secret: that in order to make certain brands' clothing items, someone elsewhere in the world experiences gross human rights violations.


Flight 370 crash exemplifies media sensationalism of stories

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | April 22, 2014, 1:10 p.m. | In News Blog »

The sensationalized media speculation over the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "corrupting the news business" and amounts to a "ratings grab" by CNN.


NewsChips: What's Up with Ukraine and Crimea?

By Zoe Johnson | April 8, 2014, 1:49 p.m. | In News Blog »

Stories of revolution, Russian occupation and other political disruption flood the daily cycle straight from the small countries' on-the-ground media coverage. However, few people know where Ukraine and Crimea are, let alone understand the political turmoil wracking the countries. In light of that confusion, here's a quick, easy explanation of the complex Ukrainian and Crimean conflict.


Increase in Metro rail and bus fares will unnecessarily hinder riders

By Harini Salgado | April 2, 2014, 12:38 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Mar 27, the Metro board approved an operating budget which will increase Metrorail fare as well as the Metrobus fare for SmarTrip users.


Cosmos: Why spreading science is necessary

By Jacob Popper | March 2, 2014, 12:36 p.m. | In Blogs »

On the new FOX show "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey" host Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us on a scientific journey, on which he settled the evolution debate once and for all by saying "The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact."


State of the Union Recap: Obama promises more action

By Sarah Trunk | Feb. 11, 2014, 11:04 a.m. | In News Blog »

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, with more than half of Americans disapproving of his presidency, Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address, promising more jobs, a better economy and less congressional gridlock.


American Hairitige

By Aidan Keys | Feb. 7, 2014, 6:17 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Now we're 4 years into the 10's (or whatever you call this decade). Living in the current era, it's difficult to spot the trends that will someday make us wince or put others through bouts of nostalgia. So lets review hair styles through the past couple of years.


Bahamas Castaway

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Jan. 7, 2014, 6:39 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Driving in a van towards our hotel for the night, we are flanked by palm trees, the flawless blue of the Caribbean and a cloudless, sunny sky. And it's five days until Christmas. It's a little like a Jimmy Buffett holiday album: Christmastime in Paradise.


What's In and Out in 2014

By Martha Morganstein Sarah Trunk | Jan. 2, 2014, 6:42 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As 2013 comes to a close, we reflect on the mistakes and successes of the year that will continue on to 2014. Here are Silver Chips Online's predictions of what will be "in" and "out" in 2014. Happy New Year!


A Blair year in review: 2013

By Harini Salgado | Dec. 30, 2013, 8:49 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Although the school year itself hasn't ended, with 2014 just about to begin, it's time to look back at what made 2013 special for Blair.


Forget partying

By Caroline Gabriel | Dec. 28, 2013, 11:30 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

There are bound to be various New Year's Eve parties, like every year. But there are many other fun things you can do to welcome in the New Year.


A look at globe-trotting Blazers

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Dec. 25, 2013, 10:50 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Well, it's official. Winter has come to Blair. Never content to settle for anything but the best, many of our intrepid students are venturing away from their wintry surroundings this break to explore foreign locales, from New York to the Philippines.


Eat the food, lose the weight

By Caroline Gabriel | Nov. 28, 2013, 9:22 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Soon the festivities will begin and for the next month or so, endless platters of sweet and savory foods will be brought out in celebration. If you're worried about eating too much, you could always try to moderate your portions. However, I enjoy the gluttony and prefer to find alternatives to staying healthy while eating the excess food. Keep reading if you're interested in SCO's exercising secrets.


Essays? Check. Recommendations? Check. Social media pages?

By Harini Salgado | Nov. 25, 2013, 12:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

But while they perfect their essays and worry about teacher recommendations, many seniors don't realize that they have another thing they should be thinking about: their social media.


Going Out Guide – November Edition

By Abir Muhuri | Nov. 20, 2013, 9:30 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

November is a time not just for Thanksgiving. Local events can help you discover new hobbies in film and media and get you a headstart in your Holiday Shopping. Wrapping up fall is a time for being getting warm with your community with these three fun things to do.


Silverstyle: Taking the $ out of A$AP

By Aidan Keys | Nov. 19, 2013, 1:26 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

This year, A$AP Rocky has won over both the rap and shoe games as one of hip-hop's stylish artists. A scholar in street fashion, A$AP's signature outfit is a luxury jersey, shiny black jeans and sneakers. As the year transitions from winter's street-goth trend and heads towards a white-out color scheme, black and white have become a staple in his wardrobe.


TechnoLogical: Your body is the password

By Martha Morganstein | Nov. 19, 2013, 10:37 a.m. | In News Blog »

Do you find yourself frustrated with the hassle of remembering the countless number of passwords you have? Whether, it is the password to log into social media sites, an email account or a phone lock screen, it seems like everything these days requires a password.


NewsChips: Second Verse, Same as the First

By Samuel Popper | Oct. 31, 2013, 1:22 p.m. | In News Blog »

As many of you know, the government shutdown has recently come to its end, but by no means is the congressional controversy over. The agreement made by the United States Congress on Oct. 17 is not made to settle on a budget. Instead, it is delaying the debt ceiling until Feb. 7.


Last minute DIY Halloween costumes

By Caroline Gabriel | Oct. 29, 2013, 11:35 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Halloween is two days away, and if you're like me then you still don't know what you're going to be. But have no fear, there are plenty of costumes that are easy to create using things you can find at home. Keep reading if you're interested in making a do it yourself (DIY) Halloween costume.


NewsChips: Google Glass foresees controversial consequences

By Aidan Keys | Oct. 29, 2013, 10:30 p.m. | In News Blog »

On one hand it makes social interaction more convenient than a smartphone does. On the other, the features of the device are distracting, making social interaction awkward. In many ways, its argument cancels out. Therefore, Glass is worthy of some analysis.


A guide to Pumpkin Spice Latté fever

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Oct. 28, 2013, 9:12 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Fall. A contemplative season, one to enjoy the ever shortening days relaxing before winter comes rolling in. And, of course, run to the nearest restaurant chain to guzzle down pumpkin spice lattés before they're inevitably yanked away until next fall.


NewsChips: Crossed Lines

By Zoe Johnson | Oct. 27, 2013, 7:58 p.m. | In News Blog »

When reviewing the lyrics, certain implications come to light. Thicke develops a contradiction in his stereotype of women, singing, "you're a good girl" and "you're an animal," but are those really the only two things women can be? For that matter, while Thicke focuses on contrasting the 'good girl' and the 'animal,' he forgets that there's a better word for describing women: human.


Even strength woes plaguing Capitals early on

By Jacob Popper | Oct. 27, 2013, 7:36 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The Washington Capitals had high expectations coming into the 2013-2014 season. Second year coach Adam Oates would get his first full training camp, and before a disappointing seven game playoff loss to the Rangers last year, the Capitals surged in the last 19 games of last season, through which they went 15-2-2.

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