Tagged: college


College is not the only option for Blair students

By Joy Xu | Oct. 17, 2019, 6:06 p.m. | In Features »

After graduation, Blair students are not confined to just one career pathway.


The SAT is designed to benefit the rich

By Lucie Peyrebrune | Aug. 31, 2019, 10:07 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

The College Board's attempts to address testing inequity haven't been enough.


Why colleges should scrap the SAT

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 2, 2019, 6:05 p.m. | In Opinions »

Postsecondary institutions should make test score submissions optional


Acing your college interview

By Nene Narh-Mensah Sneha Ojha | Dec. 5, 2018, 8 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Silver Chips Online's guide on how to ace your college interview


Principal removes three-day limit on college visit days

By Shifra Dayak | Oct. 3, 2018, 8:08 a.m. | In Local »

All students can now receive excused absences for more than three visits


Photo: College Visits

By Isabelle Megosh | Oct. 3, 2018, 8:07 a.m. | In Media »

This year, students no longer have a three-day limit on the excused absences they can take for college visits.


Blair students receive full-tuition Posse scholarships

By Mahnaz Habib | Feb. 8, 2018, 8:39 p.m. | In Local »

Ten Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) students were selected for full-tuition, four-year college scholarships from the Posse Foundation, a program which identifies public high school students with outstanding academic and leadership potential but have been overlooked by the traditional college selection process. Out of these ten MCPS students, three Blair seniors were selected: Marc Monteil, Darien Price and Samuel Teshome.


#FreeTheStudents

By Neva Taylor | March 20, 2017, 2:07 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Students who are almost legal adults have little real freedom in high school, and this should change. Students deserve a more liberal arts-style curriculum, one that can give students some educational freedom.


Getting to know you

By Benjamin Yokoyama | June 30, 2016, 9:24 p.m. | In Features »

It's senior year, and students have to figure out what they're doing after they graduate. Some students look around for jobs or apprenticeships, but for most students, their time will be spent going through the arduous college application process. Students are applying to the schools of their dreams and are putting every aspect of their life out there for complete strangers to read.


Interactive map shows next year's destinations for Blair Class of 2013

By | April 11, 2013, 8:49 p.m. | In Features »

Blazers are heading everywhere, from Pittsburgh to Patagonia and from Michigan to Montreal.


How to survive senioritis

By Hannah Lynn | Feb. 14, 2013, 7:51 p.m. | In Humor »

It's that time of the year when the holiday season is finished and there it feels like there is little to look forward to in February and March. However, for seniors, it also means the first semester is over and most college applications have been submitted. This can only mean one thing: senioritis is beginning to set in.


How to avoid debt as a Senior

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 13, 2013, 8:22 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

A lot of us didn't even know that senior year could cost so much, and plenty of us are already broke. Luckily, we have a few tips on ways that you can actually save for the last semester of High School


Living the American DREAM

By Stacy Mathew Mimi Verdonk | Nov. 2, 2012, 9:57 a.m. | In Features »

While many college-bound seniors think they have it tough, imagine applying to colleges, searching for scholarships and fighting to stay in the country. For some Blazers this isn't just a hypothetical, this is reality.


Punishing "The Penn State Way"

By Michael Gerbasi | Aug. 6, 2012, 11:39 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The harsh sanctions on Penn State University are necessary to heal wounds caused by the scandal.


Tips and tricks for navigating recruitment

By Claire Sleigh | April 27, 2012, 12:59 p.m. | In Print Sports »

Sports in college operate on a whole different level: the competition is more intense, the training hours are longer and the pressure is much higher. But getting there can be the hardest part.


The standardized testing snafu

By Mimi Verdonk | April 19, 2012, 12:04 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Standardized testers have finally found the way to end cheating. Next fall, SAT and ACT test scores will be sent directly to students' schools along with a picture of the test-taker.


Blazers take a break

By Stacy Mathew | March 28, 2012, 5:05 p.m. | In Features »

Some Blazers may have trouble deciding how to spend these wonderful 11 days off, so our SCO spring break expert share how a few students will be biding their time. From Japan to the Northeast United States, Blazers are covering the world.


Blair hosts alumni panel assembly

By Hannah Lynn | Dec. 24, 2011, 2:22 p.m. | In Local »

On Thursday, Blair hosted an panel of recent graduates in the auditorium during both lunches to provide students with insight into life after high school.


NCAA Basketball Preview

By Jacob Buchholz | Nov. 13, 2011, 12:21 p.m. | In College »

College basketball is back again, and in all likelihood, it will be the only basketball to watch this winter. But this should should be a great year of hoops. SCO's NCAA buff, Jacob, took a look at the Associated Press's (AP) Preseason Poll and gave his take on the top 10.


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