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Intel Science Talent Search names Blair finalist and semifinalists

By Temi Ibirogba | Jan. 28, 2013, 8:08 p.m. | In National »

On Jan. 9, the Society for Science and the Public announced 300 semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. On Jan. 22, Samuel Zbarsky was named a finalist.


Senior wins ANNpower Vital Voices grant

By Janvi Raichura | Dec. 2, 2012, 5:48 p.m. | In National »

On Oct. 22, senior Beemnet Kebede was one of 14 girls in the nation awarded a $1,900 grant through the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative.


Junior wins regional Siemens competition at MIT

By Aanchal Johri | Nov. 10, 2012, 6:22 p.m. | In National »

On Nov. 4, Junior Neil Davey won the first place team prize at the regional Siemens Competition held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Election Results: Barack Obama and Joe Biden win reelection

By Grace Hill | Nov. 7, 2012, 12:06 a.m. | In National »

Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney, 303 to 206, winning both Virginia and Ohio.


Maryland statewide ballot questions: the big three

By Hannah Lynn | Nov. 2, 2012, 7:18 p.m. | In National »

Along with voting for president, Maryland voters get to vote on the state's DREAM act, Marriage Equality bill and Gaming Expansion bill.


Blair students announced as Siemens semifinalists

By Sam Lewando | Oct. 21, 2012, 4:32 p.m. | In National »

Eight Blair seniors advanced in the 2012 Siemens competition in math, science, engineering and technology (STEM) to become semifinalists, and one junior was named a Regional Finalist.


Blazer wins essay competition

By Jack Estrin | Oct. 8, 2012, 8:55 p.m. | In National »

On Sept. 26, senior Tommy Raskin was named the winner of the Humanist Essay Contest, which was sponsored by The Humanist magazine. Raskin discovered the contest through an advertisement in an issue of the magazine.


RECAP: Presidential debate highlights, Obama vs. Romney vs. Lehrer

By Brittany Cheng Hannah Lynn | Oct. 4, 2012, 10:24 p.m. | In National »

For those who haven't watched the debate, Silver Chips Online has compiled a list of the good, the bad and the just plain sassy. Here's a rundown of the Top 10 boldest statements of the night.


2012 Presidential Election candidates on key issues

By Brittany Cheng Hannah Lynn | Sept. 17, 2012, 7:53 p.m. | In National »

Here at Silver Chips Online, we've taken the liberty to read and sum up both major parties' 2012 platforms, so you don't have to.


Blazers place at Muslim Interscholastic Tournament

By Aanchal Johri | July 24, 2012, 8:27 p.m. | In National »

On July 8, seniors Mamata Abdou, Marwa Soliman and Azizah Abdul-Samad and freshman Hamza Choudhury placed in several events at the Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST) Nationals in Toronto, Ontario. It was a three-day event, allowing time for cultural workshops as well as the actual competition and concluding award ceremony. This year, the national competition had over 750 competitors participating in various divisions including: arts, sports and literature analysis.


National News Roundup for Dec 10. – Dec. 17

By Myla Sapp | Dec. 26, 2011, 9:57 p.m. | In National »

The Dec. 18 A&M press conference, NBA trades, last U.S. soldiers moved out of Iraq, Senate's extension on the payroll tax cut.


National News Roundup for Nov. 22 – Dec. 6

By Eli Schwadron | Dec. 8, 2011, 12:14 p.m. | In National »

On Black Friday, a Southern California woman pepper-sprayed fellow shoppers at a Wal-Mart in order to secure a half-price Xbox. There were 20 or so alleged victims in the incident.


National News Roundup for Nov. 6 - Nov. 21

By Valerie Hu Molly Nicholson | Nov. 25, 2011, 5:50 p.m. | In National »

Joe Paterno, head football coach at Penn State, was fired by the school's Board of Trustees, along with four other administrators who lost jobs due to a child molestation scandal. Paterno allegedly knowingly failed to report former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's molestation of at least eight boys between 1994 and 2009.


National News Roundup for Oct. 23 – Nov. 1

By Liv Jacobson | Nov. 3, 2011, 12:37 a.m. | In National »

Allegations of sexual harassment made in the 1990s from two National Restaurant Association employees arose against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Oct. 30. Cain has admitted that the accusations were made, but claimed that he was falsely accused.


National News Roundup for Oct.9 - Oct. 22

By Melissa Haniff | Oct. 23, 2011, 1:31 p.m. | In National »

The Drug Enforcement Adminstration (DEA) has taken emergency action to ban three chemicals used to make substances marketed as "bath salts" that can also be used as recreational drugs similar to cocaine, LSD and methamphetamine.


National News Round Up for Sept. 17 - Sept. 24

By Allison Daitch Sarah Harper | Sept. 24, 2011, 10:39 p.m. | In National »

President Obama offered to waive provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, which has been at the heart of educational controversy for nearly a decade. As early as this November, the Department of Education will allow states to apply for the removal of test standards, the expansion of state input in school and district curriculums and the increase of flexibility in federal education spending.


National News Roundup for May 21 – June 4

By Molly Nicholson | June 8, 2011, 12:01 a.m. | In National »

The U.S. Marshals Service held an auction selling household items, including 14 pairs of underwear and a photograph of a naked rear end, all belonging to convicted felon Bernard Madoff. Sales totaled over $400,000 and will compensate victims of Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme.


National News Roundup for March 28- April 11

By Mandy Xu | April 12, 2011, 7:19 p.m. | In National »

Congressional leaders agreed late Friday to a compromise that will keep the federal government funded for the remainder of the fiscal year. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the deal, which had a midnight deadline, just before 11 p.m. If finalized, the measure would cut $37.8 billion from the federal budget through the end of September


National News Roundup for March 13 - March 31

By Blake Morgan-Gamber | April 5, 2011, 5:40 p.m. | In National »

The sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reached the Supreme Court. The original lawsuit against the corporation was filed in 2001 by seven women who claimed that they were paid less and given fewer promotion offers because of their genders.


National News Roundup for Feb.21-Mar.13

By Masha Lafen | March 14, 2011, 3:28 p.m. | In National »

Mar. 12 – An estimated 100,000 protestors filled the streets of Madison Wisconsin to protest the bill signed by Governor Scott Walker on Friday that would eliminative collective bargaining rights for state workers. Republicans in the state senate passed the law despite the boycott by Democratic senators.


Blazers receive recognition for academic achievement

By Masha Lafen | Feb. 17, 2011, 9:41 p.m. | In National »

Last week, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) named 35 seniors as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition and eight students as finalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Competition.


National News Round-up for Jan. 17 – Jan. 30

By Masha Lafen | Jan. 31, 2011, 11:23 a.m. | In National »

At age 95, social activist Sargent Shriver died in a D.C. hospital. Among his many accomplishments, Shriver served as the first Peace Corps Director. In 1972 he was the vice-presidential running mate for George McGovern. He was renowned public activist who is famous for his influence on Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, Head Start, and VISTA.


National News Roundup for Jan.1- Jan.16

By Mandy Xu | Jan. 15, 2011, 11:23 p.m. | In National »

an 8. - Tuscon native Jared Loghner, 22-year-old, shot 19 civilians and fatally wounded six at a local Safeway during a constistuent meeting. United States District Court for the District of Arizona Chief Judge John Roll was among the six killed.


National News Round-up Nov. 25 – Dec. 11

By Blake Morgan-Gamber | Dec. 15, 2010, 8 a.m. | In National »

Dec. 6 - Walmart and the Department of Homeland Security teamed up to create the program "If You See Something, Say Something," a program that is designed to promote safety in participating communities. 588 stores in 17 states are participating in the national campaign.


National News Roundup for Nov. 7 - Nov. 21

By Anya Gosine | Nov. 22, 2010, 8:50 p.m. | In National »

Nov. 10 – NASA delayed the launch of space shuttle Discovery, which was initially scheduled to for Nov. 1, due to cracks in the fuel tank. Discovery will take a Pressurized Multipurpose Module (PMM) Leonardo and the ELC-4 to the International Space Station. Initially, the launch was delayed due gas leaks and then due to weather.

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