Maya Britto


Name: Maya Britto
Position: Editor-in-Chief
Graduation Year: 2023
Hey, I'm Maya (she/her) and this year, I am co-Editor-in-chief of SCO! I'm passionate about social justice, music, dance, food, quality time with my friends, ice cream (but strictly vanilla), and good bad jokes. Stay cool, y'all. :)


Stories (25)


MCPS antiracism audit reports inequities among students of color

By Alexander Liu, Maya Britto | Oct. 19, 2022, 1:05 p.m. | In Local »

The two-year study found students of color consistently reported lower satisfaction than their white peers.

Blair on lockdown, police nearby after reports of a weapon on school property

By Maya Britto | June 16, 2022, 2:32 p.m. | In Local »

At 1:51 p.m., Montgomery Blair High School went into lockdown after a weapon sighting on school grounds was reported.

Blair’s sports sponsors: How are sports at Blair funded?

By Sachin Parikh, Maya Britto | April 28, 2022, 6:46 p.m. | In Features »

Every year, tens of thousands of dollars are funneled into Blair's 45 athletics teams, but how does it work exactly?

Secularism cannot stay out of schools: A look into Karnataka’s hijab ban

By Maya Britto | April 26, 2022, 1:47 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The hijab ban in the state of Karnataka is a disturbing reminder of the BJP’s subversion of Indian democracy

Ramadan reflections: Blazers’ thoughts on the holiest month of the Islamic Calendar

By Maya Britto | March 31, 2022, 11:07 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The holy month of Ramadan begins tomorrow evening.

Goin’ down to Blair Boulevard: Blazers’ version of Crescent City Celebrations

By Maya Britto | March 23, 2022, 9:59 p.m. | In Features »

Blair is having its first Spring Fling this weekend

MCPS community update for February discusses COVID-19 management, equity, and new superintendent

By Maya Britto | Feb. 14, 2022, 6:42 p.m. | In COVID-19 »

The latest community update provided details about initiatives to combat COVID-19 and inequity and information regarding the new permanent superintendent

Monifa McKnight selected as next superintendent of MCPS

By Maya Britto | Feb. 9, 2022, 2:20 p.m. | In Local »

Unanimous vote by the school board made McKnight MCPS’s first female superintendent.

Blazer seniors commit to play football at Bowie State University

By Maya Britto | Feb. 3, 2022, 7:58 p.m. | In Blair »

After a successful season, two Blair athletes celebrated their athletic commitment to Bowie State University in a signing ceremony

How to navigate internship season successfully

By Maya Britto | Jan. 24, 2022, 7:36 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

A student guide to applying for internships as a high schooler

Blazers participate in walkout in protest of county's COVID-19 learning plan

By Maya Britto | Jan. 21, 2022, 7:43 p.m.

Frustrated Blair students gathered in the parking lot today to demonstrate their disapproval of MCPS management with regards to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases

16 MCPS schools scheduled to transition to virtual learning this Thursday

By Maya Britto | Jan. 18, 2022, 10:17 p.m. | In COVID-19 »

Due to mounting COVID-19 concerns, the county has decided to allow certain schools to shift to remote learning.

Most recent MCPS community update provides new information on county plans to combat COVID-19 spread

By Maya Britto | Jan. 9, 2022, 4:47 p.m. | In COVID-19 »

Earlier today, MCPS released a community update detailing plans to secure the safety of students and staff despite the recent spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the county.

Title 42 expulsions need to come to an end immediately

By Maya Britto | Dec. 18, 2021, 10:55 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Under the pretext of health safety measures, the United States is endangering thousands of immigrants and refugees

New AP Language course helps start critical conversations in the classroom

By Maya Britto | Dec. 13, 2021, 10:17 p.m. | In Features »

Blair teacher Donna Whitney’s new AP Language and Composition course challenges the status quo and sparks meaningful discussions

Celebrating Thanksgiving the “right” way? I’ll pass.

By Maya Britto | Dec. 6, 2021, 9:38 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

America’s failure to evaluate century-old holiday traditions in the context of the present has damaging effects for all of us

Donna the Buffalo takes us on a trip to the “Funky Side”

By Maya Britto | Nov. 10, 2021, 9:59 p.m. | In Music »

The group’s concert in D.C. this weekend was an experience filled with good tunes and good vibes

In Defense of Ed Sheeran

By Maya Britto | Nov. 10, 2021, 9:45 p.m. | In Music »

The modern music industry values looks more than lyrics

Blair girls’ soccer team loses to Sherwood in regional finals

By Maya Britto | Nov. 6, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

The Blazers came up short against the Sherwood Warriors in the final regionals game of the season

Blair girls’ soccer team defeats Northwest in last game before playoffs

By Maya Britto | Oct. 27, 2021, 7:40 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers’ senior night game resulted in another shutout as a result of brilliant defensive play

Blair girls’ soccer team narrowly beats Clarksburg in a close game

By Maya Britto | Oct. 26, 2021, 1:26 p.m.

An uneventful first half slowed Blazers down, but they managed to come out with a win

Blair girls’ soccer team becomes division champion after defeating Sherwood Warriors

By Maya Britto | Oct. 24, 2021, 5:26 p.m.

The Blazers won their final division game against the Sherwood Warriors this week.

Blair girls’ soccer team defeats Northwood Gladiators in another shutout

By Maya Britto | Oct. 2, 2021, 7:22 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair’s defensive players prevent opponents from scoring throughout the game

“Dear Evan Hansen”, it was great to see you again

By Maya Britto | Oct. 2, 2021, 1:18 p.m.

The Broadway musical-turned-movie was not perfect, but was emotionally powerful nonetheless

Blair varsity girls’ soccer wins against Einstein

By Maya Britto | Sept. 26, 2021, 5:41 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers defeat the Titans 4-0 despite changes in positions



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Photo: Blair girls’ soccer team defeats Northwood Gladiators in another shutout

By Maya Britto | Oct. 2, 2021, 7:15 p.m.

The Blazers cheer their teammates on from the sidelines.