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SnoWatch: easier than studying for a midterm

By Ava Wallace | Jan. 11, 2011, 7:42 p.m. | In Humor »

It appears as though we have a dilemma on our hands. As a sneaky exam week (since when do we have midterms the week after we get back from break?) rears its misshapen, demented, soul-sucking head, many Blazers are torn about their desire for a snow day.

The unofficial guide to "Guid-ism"

By Melodi Anahtar, Valerie Hu | Jan. 6, 2011, 5:11 p.m. | In Humor »

Tonight may be better than Christmas. Tonight, the critically acclaimed, sacred media darling that is "Jersey Shore” returns to airwaves after months of agonizing waiting.

Musical madness

By Alison Kronstadt | Jan. 1, 2011, 8:57 p.m. | In Humor »

The musical community is all abuzz about (read: most of you probably haven't heard of) the new Spider-Man musical, especially after all of the controversy surrounding the apparently dangerous production.

snoWatch: Not totally necessary

By Ava Wallace | Dec. 16, 2010, 12:28 p.m. | In Humor »

Nothing soothes our holiday-cookie-saturated souls here at SCO more than an announcement telling us that after-school activities are canceled, schools are delayed, or - the holy grail of all announcements - schools are canceled.

Ask Chips: Back in style

By Liv Jacobson, Anya Gosine, Mandy Xu | Nov. 16, 2010, 11:05 p.m. | In Ask Chips »

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there once was a Silver Chips staple called Ask Chips (AC).

The law of the Bandz

By Sarah Harper | Oct. 19, 2010, 11:24 a.m. | In Humor »

It's the latest fad sweeping Blair hallways. You can snap 'em to your wrists, switch with friends or just show off your favorites – simply put, Silly Bandz are irresistible.

I "SCO" want to be made

By Katie Sint | May 28, 2010, 8:59 a.m. | In Humor »

Looking back on four years at Blair, there's a lot that this intrepid reporter has accomplished. There isn't much left to do before graduation… except…

It's déjà vu for the iPad

By Sophia Deng | May 8, 2010, 8:46 p.m. | In Humor »

After the first Apple iPod was released on Oct. 23, 2001, a stream of eerily similar looking species have taken the world by storm. With the recent release of Apple's iPad the world has yet again been dazzled by the magic of Steve Jobs's slick and smooth creation. Although the iPad is one fancy gadget, at the end of the day, don't be that excited - the iPad, alas, is just an iPhone on steroids.


By Sophia Deng | March 30, 2010, 6:03 p.m. | In Humor »

It's the culmination of 18 years. The most important day of a girl's life, according to "Seventeen" magazine. No, it's not a college acceptance and it's not the Jonas Brothers concert.

snoWatch turns powerWatch

By Deepa Chellappa | Feb. 24, 2010, 8:59 p.m. | In Humor »

Our cohorts at AccuWeather and the Capital Weather Gang are describing the storm coming our way tonight as a "bomb" and a "super storm." We have to say, we're less than impressed - we hardy Montgomery County residents are ready for anything.

snomg: How much more can we take?

By Deepa Chellappa | Feb. 8, 2010, 4:11 p.m. | In Humor »

Here's the latest news - the snow is never going to melt! That's right, we're going to be thrown into a massive snow age and we will never see the grass in our backyards ever again!

snoWatch: Blizzard blues

By Deepa Chellappa | Feb. 7, 2010, 9:57 a.m. | In Humor »

Sorry for leaving you in the dark, Blazers - literally. With power out in many areas of Montgomery County, the "thundersnow" has left many of us (including yours truly!) without heat, TV, computer access and of course - snoWatch. But never fear! We're back with revised predictions for school this week (spoiler alert - there probably won't be much of it).

snoWatch: The quest for milk

By Deepa Chellappa | Feb. 4, 2010, 10:35 p.m. | In Humor »

The air is freezing cold, the wind is making my eyes water, the parking lot is full and the frigid atmosphere is suddenly pierced by a shriek of frustration. I have just walked out of my third grocery store of the day empty-handed, with no carton of milk in hand.

snoWatch: The snow just keeps coming

By Deepa Chellappa | Feb. 2, 2010, 8:08 p.m. | In Humor »

Well, here we are again, already writing another snoWatch column for you to enjoy. We're fresh off a snowy weekend - though we were hoping for a two-hour delay yesterday.

snoWatch: What the flurries?

By Deepa Chellappa | Jan. 30, 2010, 1:31 p.m. | In Humor »

It snowed on a Saturday. Nobody cares. In all seriousness, snow showers during the weekend only keep Blazers cooped up inside staring forlornly out the windows at the slick streets.

Making the most of the holidays

By Amir Gorjifard | Jan. 8, 2010, 11:43 p.m. | In Humor »

Christmas and Hanukkah are long gone. You didn't get what you wanted this year and are forced to pretend to love your new Santa underwear and pocket protector. Your friend got that cute dress you were eying in the mall or that Wii you always wanted.

snoWatch: Our noses are frozen

By Deepa Chellappa, David Tao | Jan. 7, 2010, 9:43 p.m. | In Humor »

In case you didn't get the memo, it's cold out there. Really cold. So cold that, according to AccuWeather, iguanas in Florida are going into hibernation mode and falling off trees (seriously - see for yourself).

SCOperation stardom

By Sophia Deng | Jan. 3, 2010, 9:03 p.m. | In Humor »

2010. Finally, we can kick a not-so-fine 2009 out the door to begin anew. But how? Should we make resolutions to exercise more, eat less or improve study skills? Here at Silver Chips Online, we are tired of resolutions left unresolved year after year.

snoWatch: We could be making history

By Deepa Chellappa, David Tao | Dec. 18, 2009, 9:59 p.m. | In Humor »

The news is in from Copenhagen - the nations of the world have decided yet again to "recognize" climate change without committing to emissions reduction. And just like that, Mother Nature responds as vengefully as she can, by dumping a ridiculous amount of snow on the ground over a weekend.

snoWatch: Or should we say floodWatch?

By Deepa Chellappa | Dec. 8, 2009, 11:09 p.m. | In Humor »

Festivus is upon us! This ridiculous holiday popularized by "Seinfeld" kicked off in D.C. this weekend, and we thought Blazers could use a little airing of the grievances themselves. So here goes.

International leaders hold emergency snoWatch meeting

By Deepa Chellappa, David Tao | Dec. 5, 2009, midnight | In Humor »

On Saturday morning at 6:37 a.m., Silver Chips Online's panel of snow experts* dragged themselves out of bed to attend an emergency meeting held in the nation's capital to calculate with their usual astonishing accuracy the probability of school delays and cancellations.

SCOllege Board's cramming guide

By Katie Sint | April 29, 2009, midnight | In Humor »

The weather's warming up, flowers are blooming and summer break inches closer. However, a far more exciting event approaches as well: the SAT. The dreaded Big Daddy of all standardized exams. The Smartness…. Answering…Test? It really doesn't matter what it stands for. What matters is that you're prepared.

snoWatch: March rages in like a lion

By Sophie Schwadron, Kiera Zitelman | March 1, 2009, 9:49 p.m. | In Humor »

A watched pot never boils, right? As soon as we considered our snow day prospects over, winter finally arrives, albeit fashionably late. Since Valentine's Day, we've shed our jackets for our windbreakers, we've again found our place in the Cold Stone line and we've started online window shopping for bathing suits (unless that's just us...). Heck, even spring sports tryouts began on Saturday. But not so fast, summer breeze: the Weather Channel predicts four to eight inches (not to be confused with 48 - that fast-talking meteorologist fooled us too) of snow overnight.

ASK Chips...of Love

By Sean Howard, Anika Manzoor, Kevin Teng | Feb. 14, 2009, 9:32 p.m. | In Ask Chips »

Right after a day of misfortune (Friday the 13th) comes Valentine's Day - the day where love and commercialism are in the air, creating an annoying sense of obligation for some, a romantic pink-laden aura in others and a ping of loneliness to all the single ladies (yes, all the single ladies) and gents. But never fear, this month of romantic endeavors comes with help.

snoWatch: Wintry mixtape

By Sophie Schwadron, Kiera Zitelman | Jan. 27, 2009, 9:40 p.m. | In Humor »

What a way to start the semester! A chance to sleep in after staying up late to check out your new schedules on BILL and talk about how much homework you don't have. We left you all hanging last night (for the record, MCPS had no bold red banner up online, which totally threw us off). Then again, as MCPS students, we should have expected the unexpected.

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