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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."


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.


Fall fashion: the return of sweater weather

By Randima Herath | Oct. 28, 2015, 1:42 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As temperatures drop, Blazers bundle up.


SCO Says: Lunch seating, Homecoming, and Blair's exclusive pool

By Eleanor Cook, Sandeep David, Lauren Frost | Oct. 20, 2015, 8:13 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Welcome to the first SCO Says of the 2015-2016 school year! Here you'll find some great advice on all things Blair provided by professionals. In this edition we tackle all your first-month-of-school including lunch time seating, homecoming, and of course the exclusive Blair pool.


A fall-time feast with some seasonal classics

By Ellie Struewing | Oct. 8, 2015, 8:03 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

It's finally October, which means it's officially the season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and oversized sweaters. That also means it's time for hearty soups, scrumptious baked goods, and pumpkin everything.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


Thanksgiving Evolution

By Sarah Trunk | Nov. 26, 2014, 6:06 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The actual holiday part of the Thanksgiving holiday has a more complex background than you might expect.


Bikes for everyone

By Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 9, 2014, 9:38 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

In bike sharing, commuters and tourists alike can conveniently pick up a bike for a small fee and ride it to their destination, where they return the bike.


Facebook's expanding horizons

By Kalin Vassilev | Oct. 29, 2014, 3:35 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

To keep itself competitive, Facebook has started moving in the direction of health management, following trends set by fellow tech conglomerates like Google and Apple.


Capturing fall before it's too late

By Ellie Struewing | Oct. 21, 2014, 6:27 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

We're nearly halfway through October, which means we are right in the midst of fall. Fall is an exciting season, with the piles of colorful leaves, the cool but not too cool weather and, of course, Halloween. Often fall seems to go by too fast, so to try to capture its spirit before it's too late, here are some fun activities for you and your friends.


All things pumpkin

By Divya Rajagopal | Oct. 8, 2014, 11:12 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

It's a season with an abundance of pumpkins, so don't let them go to waste! SCO's guide to all things pumpkin will help you wile away the autumn hours with pumpkin recipes and activities.

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