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“Maryland, My Maryland” repealed as state song

By Gabe Prevots | Oct. 11, 2021, 10:16 p.m. | In Local »

Maryland legislature overwhelmingly voted to cast out the outdated and offensive poem


MCPS requires vaccination for all staff and winter and spring athletes

By Kathereen Yang | Oct. 11, 2021, 10:12 p.m. | In Local »

MCPS staff and winter and spring student athletes must submit verification of full vaccination in the upcoming weeks


51 Blazers announced as National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists

By Isabelle Yang | Oct. 11, 2021, 2:25 p.m. | In News »

Blair holds the largest number of semi-finalists in Montgomery County.


Photo: NMSC finalists 2021

By | Oct. 11, 2021, 2:21 p.m. | In News »

Blair acknowledges its National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists on Sept. 17. Picture courtesy of MBHS Counseling.


The COVID Vaccine - An Overview

By Trini Szell Gus Vanskike | June 15, 2021, 5:21 p.m. | In News »

Trini and Gus give an overview of the COVID vaccine and explain where you can sign up to get vaccinated!


Off-duty police officer kills two in Takoma Park

By Andrew Gelman | April 10, 2021, 1:21 a.m. | In Local »

Suspect has been arrested and charged with murder


NASA’s‌ ‌Perseverance‌ ‌rover‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌testament‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌perseverance‌ ‌of‌ ‌scientists‌

By Katalina Li | March 27, 2021, 6:23 p.m. | In Technology »

Following the rover’s landing last month, the astrobiological project continues on its way as planned


Blair varsity football scrimmage cancelled after a positive COVID-19 test

By Lucie Peyrebrune | March 24, 2021, 8:20 p.m. | In Local »

The test result is just one of many released by MCPS over the past weeks


MCPS set to return to in-person learning March 1

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay Lucie Peyrebrune | Feb. 9, 2021, 5:57 p.m. | In Local »

The Board of Education voted unanimously on Feb. 9 to start the phase-in to return to schools


Q&A with Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith

By Luke Sanelli Anika Seth with Marijke Friedman, Leila Faraday | Feb. 3, 2021, 7:22 p.m. | In Local »

On Feb. 3, Silver Chips Print and Silver Chips Online spoke with outgoing MCPS superintendent Jack Smith about his impact as an educator, ongoing COVID-19 recovery plans, and what's next for the school district. Read the full Q&A here.


The race behind the COVID-19 vaccine

By Medhanit Desta | Jan. 27, 2021, 7:01 p.m. | In News »

As a new deadly strain of the coronavirus breaks out, the U.S. rushes to distribute the vaccine in time


Insurrection at the Capitol

By Luke Sanelli | Jan. 19, 2021, 12:28 p.m. | In News »

Blazers react to the insurrection that took place at the Capitol


MCPS parent survey responses

By Isabel Corvington | Jan. 13, 2021, 1:22 p.m. | In Local »

The MCPS parent survey indicates that most students will remain in virtual learning in the second semester


Video: The Year 2020 - A SCO Recap

By Gus Vanskike Emma Weinstein | Dec. 30, 2020, 7 a.m. | In News »

It's been quite a year, filled with tragedy but also absurdity. Remember World War III? Or Tiger King? Or when Kim Jong Un "died" and everyone thought his sister might take over? Or X Æ A-12? Join Emma and August as they look back at the shortest longest year we've ever had.


MCPS releases new boundary study online tool

By Rina Haimson | Nov. 20, 2020, 2:55 p.m. | In Local »

MCPS moves closer to the completion of its boundary study


MCPS enrollment rates down after a quarter of 2020-2021 school year

By Luke Sanelli | Nov. 10, 2020, 4:23 p.m. | In Local »

In MCPS, more students are choosing to withdraw from its schools


Everything you need to know about iOS 14

By Tharindi Jayatilake | Oct. 25, 2020, 11:17 a.m. | In Technology »

With the new Apple update comes customization and more freedom for an iPhone layout


Video: The Good, The Bad, and The Home Defense Drone - Summer Tech Roundup

By Sujay Swain | Oct. 9, 2020, 9:44 a.m. | In Technology »

July, August, and September saw a blitz of new tech releases from major brands, and Sujay is here to break it all down.


What we know about the TikTok and WeChat ban

By Yuri Kim | Oct. 8, 2020, 9:24 a.m. | In National »

While the government debates Chinese surveillance activity on the platforms, Chinese-Americans wonder what the ban will mean for their communication


MCPS slowly resumes SAT and ACT administration

By Shruti Chauhan | Oct. 7, 2020, 2:54 p.m. | In News »

Test centers implement extra protocols to adhere to social distancing guidelines


Montgomery County terminates contract with COVID-19 testing lab

By Rina Haimson | Sept. 21, 2020, 8:56 a.m. | In Local »

The county stopped working with COVID-19 testing lab Advagenix due to questions of reliability


MCPS to hold first semester entirely online

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay Lucie Peyrebrune | July 21, 2020, 11:45 p.m. | In News »

Students will be in schools in February 2021 at the earliest


MCPS publishes draft of reopening plans for the fall

By Myles Feingold-Black | July 15, 2020, 7:57 p.m. | In News »

Blazers support a mix of virtual and in-person learning for Blair's reopening.


Number of COVID-19 cases rise nationally over Fourth of July weekend

By Katalina Li | July 9, 2020, 3:38 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County residents stay home while celebrating and minimal increase in new cases within county


MCPS students raise sexual assault allegations on social media

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay Lucie Peyrebrune | June 26, 2020, 6:10 p.m. | In News »

Students from several schools in MCPS recently posted sexual harassment and assault allegations on social media

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