Julia Mazerov

Name: Julia Mazerov
Position: Online Entertainment Editor
Graduation Year: 2008
Julia: -is a SEENIORRRR -is obsessed with Entourage -makes to-do lists like it's her job -takes naps a lot -is a riflery pro -goes to lots of concerts -has a weakness for cute tote bags, Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream, and Kate Harter

Stories (30)

Warming the souls (and stomachs) of Washington, D.C.

By Julia Mazerov | April 27, 2008, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

It doesn't take a long car trip to get a taste of some traditional Southern hospitality. All it takes is a hop onto the orange line and a quick two block walkto Georgia Brown's, which will immediately have a Southerner feeling right at home and a stranger just as welcome.

Versatile veggie lasagna

By Julia Mazerov | March 3, 2008, midnight | In Entrées »

Heading to a friend's potluck tomorrow night? Need to whip up a casual meal for the family? No matter the occasion, this vegetarian lasagna is the perfect dish to satisfy any guest list. Great for vegetable lovers, pasta enthusiasts and cheese fanatics, this dish draws from each major food group and combines all delectable ingredients into a tasty and healthy treat!

2008 Super Bowl Commercials

By Julia Mazerov | Feb. 4, 2008, midnight | In Entertainment »

With the buzz surrounding this year's Super Bowl and its history-making potential, it's no wonder that advertisers were willing to shell out between $2.7 and $3 million for a mere 30 seconds of screen time. This year's lineup featured over 50 commercials, ranging in products from the traditional Budweiser plugs and the ever-present auto insurance company endorsements to the more recent additions of tech gadget and web site ads. But marketers brought nothing new to the 90-something millions of Super Bowl watchers, since nearly all the ads followed classic Super Bowl formulas of celebrity abuse, movie parodies or strange-looking animals. The first quarter commercials looked promising, but things only went downhill from there, and the ads were no match for Manning's exciting fourth quarter performance.

Pom squad places seventh in 2008 Blake Bengal pom competition

By Julia Mazerov | Jan. 13, 2008, midnight | In Blair »

Blair's varsity pom squad placed seventh at the Division II Blake Bengal pom competition held today at Blake.

Winter concert preview

By Julia Mazerov | Dec. 20, 2007, midnight | In Music »

Winter break is finally upon us! Whether you're in need of a fun night of dancing to burn off some holiday calories or anticipate the need for a crazy concert after tedious exam week, you've come to the right place! Silver Chips Online has compiled a list of concerts at venues around the D.C. metropolitan area. Buy your tickets today!

Hip-hop hits the battlefield

By Jenny Williams, Julia Mazerov | Sept. 14, 2007, midnight | In Music »

When two of today's greatest rap moguls have the same release date for much-hyped albums, peace can't exactly be expected in the music industry. Superstars Kanye West and 50 Cent, both of whom had new albums released on Sept. 11, are locked in a showdown of album sales. This summer, 50 Cent, whose CD "Curtis" features the hit "Ayo Technology," announced that if his album sold less than West's release "Graduate," he'd retire as a solo artist. So who will win? Let the sales decide...

Cuadrado-Corrales, Maria

By Julia Mazerov | June 24, 2007, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

"It's like I'm an actress in front of an audience, so I need to know what the audience wants," says a smiling Maria Cuadrado-Corrales as she describes her teaching style. Cuadrado, a Spanish teacher in Blair's Foreign Language Department, has been teaching at Blair for three years but has taught in other schools for the past 15.

"Knocked Up" is a knock-out

By Julia Mazerov | June 6, 2007, midnight | In Movies »

Writer and director Judd Apatow has hit a home run once again. Mirroring the huge success of his freshman attempt "The 40-Year-Old-Virgin," Apatow has yet again pulled through in a category that seems to be lacking in quality these days. His latest "Knocked Up" provides equal doses of both emotional content and hilarity in what is sure to become the most uproarious comedy of the summer.

Volunteers needed for annual SILVERDOCS film festival

By Julia Mazerov | May 28, 2007, midnight | In Local »

Volunteer applications are now available for SILVERDOCS, the American Film Institute's annual film festival. The festival will take place at AFI's Silver Theater from June 12 to June 17.

Talib Kweli overcomes a "struggle"

By Julia Mazerov | May 11, 2007, midnight | In Music »

Shuffling and chatter were audible inside Cole Field House at the University of Maryland on Thurs., April 19. The audience was scarce, a mere scatter of faces amidst a sea of empty seats. Yet that didn't stop Talib Kweli from stirring up a current of energy inside the echoing auditorium. Sending his meaningful rhymes reverberating through the airwaves, Kweli promoted his adage of black power in a top-notch, "quality" performance.

Elections run smoothly

By Julia Mazerov | April 25, 2007, midnight | In Local »

Students cast their votes for school-wide offices and the Student Member of the Board position during English classes today and yesterday in the small gym. All students voted for their respective class officers depending on their grade and academy.

Spring and summer concert preview

By Julia Mazerov | April 22, 2007, midnight | In Music »

Now that SAT, SAT II, ACT, and AP exam preparation is in full swing, you may need a night out on the town to recharge your batteries. Or, you may want to check out a concert in celebration of all your hard work after it's over. Either way, local concerts provide a great getaway in the last few months of spring and the entire summer.

Social Studies Department working to boost HSA passing rate

By Julia Mazerov | April 16, 2007, midnight | In Local »

In Early November, the Social Studies Department instituted after-school academic support in order to better prepare students for the Government HSA, which will take place on May 25, 2007. This effort, which is headed by NSL teacher Mark Grossman, will continue until the week of the assessment.

Vegetable Frittata

By Julia Mazerov | March 14, 2007, midnight | In Entrées »

What better way to spice up an otherwise boring gathering with some zest? This piquant Frittata is the perfect dish for business meetings, book club gatherings, or potlucks of any sort. Chock full of veggies, this pie is perfect for pleasing all parties, vegetarians included. Spell out anything, from someone's name to a "congratulations" with red peppers on the top for some personal flair.

"West Coast Winter Tour" paints D.C. dark blue

By Julia Mazerov, Elsi Wu | March 6, 2007, midnight | In Music »

The comeback kid of the alternative music scene, Andrew McMahon (formerly of Something Corporate), is striking out on his own. Releasing a solo album under the stage name Jack's Mannequin, McMahon's self-invented genre of "piano rock" is captivating audiences and selling out venues nationwide with the rocker's latest "West Coast Winter Tour." McMahon tore it up at the 9:30 Club in a two-night stint on Feb. 25 and 26, making it plain that while he may be sans Something Corporate, he sure isn't lacking in talent.

SSL hour requirement raised for class of 2011

By Julia Mazerov | Feb. 24, 2007, midnight | In Local »

The class of 2011 and all subsequent classes will be required to complete 75 hours of Student Service Learning (SSL) in order to graduate from high school, according to MCPS. The policy has been implemented state-wide, and was established following a request from Dr. Nancy S. Grasmic, State Superintendent of Schools.

"Infinity" has its highs and lows

By Julia Mazerov | Feb. 13, 2007, midnight | In Music »

Their lyrics aren't poignant, make little sense, and often contain less content than their song titles. But there is something so catchy about Fall Out Boy's pop-punk ballads that allow this Chicago native band to cling to the "guilty pleasure" category for many listeners. Their latest installment, "Infinity on High," released on Feb. 6, is choc' full of witty titles and nonsensical stanzas. Fortunately, what lead bassist/lyricist Peter Wentz lacks in lyrical genius, he makes up for with spectacular instrumental collaborations with lead guitarist Jon Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley. Lead singer Patrick Stump's smooth and booming vocals complete this soulful sundae with a cherry on top.

Blair alumnus dies in single-car crash

By Julia Mazerov | Jan. 12, 2007, midnight | In Local »

Howard "Griff" Preston Griffin IV died this morning after his vehicle spun out of control and hit a utility pole. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. on Colesville Road near Franklin Avenue.

The season for giving!

By Julia Mazerov | Dec. 22, 2006, midnight | In Features »

The holiday season is in full swing, and dozens of charities are in desperate need of your help in order to extend the joy of Christmas time to those that are less fortunate. Silver Chips Online has compiled a list of local organizations that need your help in the immediate future.

"Unaccompanied Minors": Every child's dream

By Julia Mazerov | Dec. 21, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

Twas' the night before Christmas and all through the airport, ran loose five unaccompanied minors, left alone to cavort. Sound like a typical Christmas Eve? It certainly wasn't for a particular group of scraggly and disheveled kids, who find themselves stranded at Hoover Airport sans parents because of a blizzard in Warner Bros.' latest flick, "Unaccompanied Minors."

SGR launches Darfur call-in campaign during lunch

By Julia Mazerov, Elsi Wu | Dec. 15, 2006, midnight | In Local »

Students for Global Responsibility's (SGR) campaign to promote awareness on the genocide in Darfur continued today with a call-in session on Blair Boulevard across from the guidance office during 5A and 5B lunches.

Let's leave the theater

By Julia Mazerov | Nov. 27, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

It was a nice try, but director Bob Odenkirk's "Let's go to Prison" simply failed to muster what 2005's prison movie "The Longest Yard" was able to— constant laughter from the audience. For starters, the film's horribly unoriginal title is such a turn-off and clear indication of how little the film has to offer. Though the movie had its moments, well, more like moment, the ridiculously infeasible and embarrassingly random plot twists left the audience sitting in silence as the credits rolled, wondering three things: if the movie had actually just ended, what had just occurred, and why they had just wasted the past two hours.

Accident in student parking lot causes exit delays

By Julia Mazerov | Nov. 17, 2006, midnight | In Local »

An accident in the student parking lot yesterday blocked the exit onto University Boulevard, prompting the security staff to redirect traffic out of the lot.

No need to "Panic!"

By Julia Mazerov | Nov. 13, 2006, midnight | In Music »

"Swear to shake it up, if you swear to listen!" Panic! At the Disco's lead vocalist Brendon Urie belted through the microphone during the opening song of their performance titled "The Only Difference between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage," as he challenged the crowd to get pumped. The crowd did just that, and as promised, the band did indeed "shake it up" all night long.

"The OC" season four returns without roar

By Kate Harter, Julia Mazerov | Nov. 2, 2006, midnight | In Television »

Remember the days of "The OC" season one, when the show was a Wednesday night phenomena? When your entire AIM Buddy List would be full of away messages that said it was "OC time!" By season two, the craze had died down, and by the end of the third season, only a few straggling fans remained as loyal watchers every Thursday, hoping that their once all-time favorite show could somehow redeem itself. We're two of those straggling fans here to take a look at the newest season, which starts Nov. 2, at 9 p.m. on FOX, and evaluate whether creator Josh Schwartz can pick up the shards of his seemingly shattered show.

PTSA minigrants available for Blair community

By Julia Mazerov | Oct. 23, 2006, midnight | In Local »

The grant applications are due on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The Blair PTSA has announced that they will be providing minigrants of up to $500 for projects headed by staff members, parents or guardians, students and other community members. Large-scale minigrants provide up to $500 for projects that benefit the entire school, a whole grade or at least 500 students. Smaller-scale minigrants award up to $200 for projects that can help fewer than 500 students.

Homecoming hot-list

By Julia Mazerov | Oct. 11, 2006, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

No matter what grade you're in, you can probably associate the month of October with one particular event—Homecoming! To many, it's much more than just a dance. Annually, over a thousand Blazers are decked in the fall's latest fashions and formal wear and go out to dinner, making the event more than just a dance. Well, Homecoming may be only a week away, but it's certainly not too late to make this year's experience unforgettable. Several of the area's best and most group-friendly restaurants have been hand-selected with an eclectic mix of cuisine, prices and locations for all your pre-homecoming needs. Make your reservation today!

Administration moves to crack down on freshman hazing

By Julia Mazerov | Oct. 11, 2006, midnight | In Local »

Just as it has in past years, "freshman hazing" has surfaced as an issue within the student body over the course of spirit week. Principal Phillip Gainous announced this information in a broadcast over the PA system during 7th period on Monday and today, reminding students of the repercussions of participating in such acts.

Harvard ends early action with class of 2012

By Julia Mazerov, Clement Yang | Sept. 16, 2006, midnight | In Local »

Harvard University announced Sept. 12 that it will discontinue its non-binding early action program for applicants in the fall of 2007. School officials believe the switch will "level the playing field" by reducing the disadvantages faced by low-income students and minorities, according to a Sept. 13 "Chicago Tribune" article. Harvard will be the first of the nation's universities to completely eliminate all early admission procedures from its application process.

"Crank" down the volume on this tacky thriller

By Julia Mazerov | Sept. 8, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

Action-seekers, welcome to 87 minutes of your wildest dreams, but if chick flicks are more your thing, you may as well avoid this one all together. In Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's "Crank," Jason Statham is Chev Chelios, and this British brute is back with even more of a violent, no-nonsense persona than he brought you in "Cellular" and "The Transporter."

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Photo: georgia browns

By Julia Mazerov | April 27, 2008, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Georgia Brown's is located at the McPhereson Square Metro stop.


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By Julia Mazerov | March 3, 2008, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Carefully follow layering instructions, and remember to sprinkle cheese on top!

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By Julia Mazerov | March 3, 2008, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Begin by spreading a layer of tomato sauce on the bottom of the pan, and cover tomato sauce with lasagna noodles.

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By Julia Mazerov | March 3, 2008, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Gently beat mixture of sauteed onions, eggs, Ricotta cheese and spinach.

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By Julia Mazerov | March 3, 2008, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Make sure to lay out all ingredients before baking begins!

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By Julia Mazerov | March 3, 2008, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Using one to two tablespoons of olive oil, lightly sautee onions in a frying pan.

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By Julia Mazerov | March 3, 2008, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Bake for 50 minutes and enjoy!


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By Julia Mazerov | Jan. 13, 2008, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blair poms performs a kick routine to John Mayer's "Route 66."


By Julia Mazerov | Dec. 20, 2007, midnight | In ‎Latest »


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By Julia Mazerov | May 13, 2007, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Talib Kweli and fans "put it in the air."

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By Julia Mazerov | May 13, 2007, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A banner promoted Kweli's own label, called "Blacksmith Music."

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By Julia Mazerov | Nov. 14, 2006, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The stage's background was a replication of a 30's era circus audience to enhance the theme of Vaudville circus extravaganza. Urie belts out "Time to Dance" as drummer Spencer Smith backs him up.

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By Julia Mazerov | Nov. 14, 2006, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Lead singer Brendon Urie struts down the stage with his lady "circus freaks."