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Plotinsky's delicious desserts are "Just About Baked"

By Zoe Johnson | April 28, 2014, 9:25 a.m. | In Entertainment »

Whether you're an experienced or newbie baker, if you're interested in trying out some yummy new dessert recipes, head over to "Just About Baked," English teacher Miriam Plotinsky's new food blog.


Miley takes the DMV

By Temi Ibirogba | April 14, 2014, 9:24 p.m. | In Music »

The last time many of the then tween girls who filled the stadium on Thursday had seen Cyrus live was six years ago at the Verizon Center when she still sported her platinum blonde wig and went by the name of "Hannah Montana."


SilverChef: Blueberry Cream Muffins

By Caroline Gabriel | April 13, 2014, 9:23 a.m. | In Recipes »

Whether you are looking for tasty snack or a quick breakfast on the go, muffins are a great option. It is easy to buy them, but homemade muffins are much more enjoyable.


Adorableness abounds in Mindy's return

By Urvi Banerjee | April 10, 2014, 12:34 p.m. | In Television »

Now Mindy and Danny from "The Mindy Project" are back and the show effectively proves that two main characters can indeed get together without the show losing its comedic edge.


"How I Met Your Mother" series finale disappoints fans

By Grace Hill | April 8, 2014, 1:22 p.m. | In Entertainment »

The "How I Met Your Mother" finale was not legen–wait for it–dary. What went wrong?


Warm days, fun concerts

By Caroline Gabriel | March 22, 2014, 9:17 p.m. | In Music »

Whoever the performer, wherever the venue, no matter the time of year, concerts are always entertaining. SCO� experts have done research to find some of the best concerts in the area for the upcoming months.


Ten Disney songs that describe Blazers

By Sarah Trunk | March 20, 2014, 6:38 p.m. | In Music »

The end of the quarter is fast approaching, especially with all of those snow days, leaving Blazers scrambling for last minute grade changes to slip in before the quarter deadline closes.


Sides shine at Jackie's Restaurant

By Abir Muhuri | Feb. 24, 2014, 1:05 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Beyond two velvet black curtains lies an eclectic-urban hangout with fluorescent lights and fading brick walls. After a grueling start to the week, a Southern comfort menu marries beautifully to a chic city eat-out.


"The Fault In Our Stars" is just about flawless

By Zoe Johnson | Feb. 20, 2014, 11:28 a.m. | In Books »

If you are a teenager who enjoys reading, Tumblr and/or Youtube, you have almost certainly heard of "The Fault in Our Stars," John Green's #1 New York Times Bestseller novel that was a major factor in propelling him to the status of Rock God within the ranks of young adult readers. This reputation is well-deserved: "The Fault in Our Stars" is excellent.


"Goin' Back to Cali…" (and Chi-Town)

By Abel Chanyalew | Feb. 18, 2014, 8:33 p.m. | In Music »

The East Coast: the birthplace of hip hop. It's the origin of many of the genre's living (as well as deceased) legends, and it was once the main location of the kingdom of rap music. But what happened? The East has fallen far behind while the West Coast and the Midwest, specifically Los Angeles and Chicago, have taken charge of the rap game.


Songs for a chilly day

By Zoe Johnson | Feb. 7, 2014, 6:32 a.m. | In Music »

Here's some music from SCO to help you stay cheerful and mellow in the face of brutal winter winds and equally brutal homework loads.


A delicious Nutella Day celebration

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev Zoe Johnson | Feb. 6, 2014, 9:15 p.m. | In Recipes »

Well Blazers, it's that time of year again. A time when the clouds and winter cold seem a little less bleak, when everyday stresses and "important work" seem inconsequential and everywhere you look people are alive in the warm spirit of a blessed holiday.


The incredible beauty of the "Secrets of the Universe"

By Zoe Johnson | Jan. 26, 2014, 6:10 p.m. | In Books »

"Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe," by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, is one of the most absorbingly relatable and exquisite books I have ever had the pleasure to read.


2014 movies galore

By Harini Salgado | Jan. 6, 2014, 5:51 p.m. | In Movies »

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a movie to look out for in 2014, who else cracked the list?


Hollywood East Cafe

By Samuel Popper | Jan. 6, 2014, 12:58 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Hollywood East Cafe is located in the "Restaurant Row" section of the Wheaton Mall located on Veirs Mill road in Wheaton about a 10 minute drive from Montgomery Blair High School. The restaurant itself seems kind of hidden under a canopy of the mall so it can be kind of tough to find from the outside. The Hollywood East Cafe was not a very big restaurant, it was smaller than it looked but still seemed to fit about 50-60 people on a busy day.


An eloquent, thought-provoking "Day"

By Zoe Johnson | Jan. 6, 2014, 11:12 a.m. | In Books »

It's a testament to David Levithan's writing ability that the premise of "Every Day" is not the best thing about it. With A, the genderless, precocious protagonist, as guide and narrator, Levithan asks deep, provocative questions about the nature of self while maintaining the bluntly emotional voice of a teenager trying to find their place in the world. The combination of beautiful writing, a fascinating premise and a realistic (as realistic as possible, anyway) plotline is the foundation of this extraordinary book.


The best in movies, music and TV in 2013

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Jan. 5, 2014, 9:09 a.m. | In Entertainment »

Chance the Rapper produced one of the best mix-tapes of the year, who else cracked the list?


SilverChef: Easy Holiday Cheesecake

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 2, 2014, 12:41 p.m. | In Recipes »

Although they're delicious, most holiday-themed cheesecakes are frighteningly complicated to make. This gingersnap cheesecake makes some simple changes to a classic cheesecake recipe for an easy, delicious and festive dessert.


Lorde's brand of royalty

By Zoe Johnson | Dec. 23, 2013, 8:06 a.m. | In Music »

Everything about Lorde emanates confidence. (Lorde is a stage name; her real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor). From the unflinching way she stares out of music videos to the proud, knowledgeable words she sings to her persona, Lorde is captivating, and she knows it.


Exhiliration from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

By Martha Morganstein | Dec. 20, 2013, 3:36 p.m. | In Movies »

Following the success of the first movie in the series, director, Peter Jackson released the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." which proved to be even more thrilling than the first. Since Jackson decided to create a trilogy out of the only one J.R.R Tolkien novel, some die-hard fans of the book might be bothered with the differences between the book and movie. Characters are added that did not appear in the book and certain events were changed. However, whether you have read the book or not, it is an early Christmas present that will keep audience eyes glued to the screen


SilverChef: Winter S'mores

By Caroline Gabriel | Dec. 19, 2013, 1:15 p.m. | In Recipes »

One great recipe that satisfies summer-yearnings and sugary cravings is the s'mores cookie bars. I love eating s'mores, however I'm not willing to make them in the winter cold. This recipe is the best of both worlds as it lets you enjoy them even during the winter.


Not your average Tex-Mex restaurant

By Melissa Arias Caroline Gabriel | Dec. 3, 2013, 1 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

With their sultry colors, dim lighting and vibrant Spanish and Mexican art, the restaurant provides you with a piquant dining escape. Their cultural paintings and traditional Spanish and Mexican food come together to craft an experience that is not to be forgotten.


"Don't Turn Around" reveals little

By Zoe Johnson | Dec. 3, 2013, 11:30 a.m. | In Books »

When sixteen-year-old Noa wakes up on an operating table in an abandoned warehouse, she is understandably upset: she has no idea where she is, why she's there or what's going on. Unfortunately for Noa—and for the reader—it takes a long time to get answers.


Frozen is a heart-warming, snow-filled delight

By Harini Salgado | Dec. 2, 2013, 11:12 a.m. | In Movies »

Disney has done it again with another animation that enchants young and old alike. With lots of jokes, powerful songs, gorgeous animation and an adorable talking snowman, "Frozen" will melt any heart.


Back to the Arena in "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Nov. 27, 2013, 9:32 a.m. | In Movies »

There's no time to blink in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Thrilling from start to finish, the dystopian sci-fi film picks up the story of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) a few months after their triumph in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, the subject of the first film in the blockbuster series based on the Suzanne Collins trilogy.

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