Molly Nicholson

Name: Molly Nicholson
Position: Online Features and Food Editor
Graduation Year: 2012
GO RAVENS! I would want nothing more than to be sitting on a beach watching the Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl.

Stories (63)

Beauty bigotry

By Molly Nicholson | April 22, 2012, 7:26 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Donald Trump and his "Miss Universe" organization are choosing to hide behind their rules rather than face the world's opinions on equality.

SpringChic comes early this year

By Molly Nicholson | April 1, 2012, 12:21 p.m. | In Features »

SilverChic is here to make sure you stay cool in this unseasonably warm weather, without wearing a bathing suit to school.

An unplanned nightmare

By Molly Nicholson | Feb. 10, 2012, 2:58 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The recent controversy created by the Komen Foundation has undermined Planned Parenthood's efforts to help millions across America.

Super Bowl XLVI: Who ya got?

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Feb. 5, 2012, 9:02 a.m. | In Professional »

In a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, the Patriots seek revenge, while Eli Manning will attempt to win his second ring.

NFL Divisional Round Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Jan. 14, 2012, 9:57 a.m. | In Professional »

Saints v. Niners. Broncs v. Gronks. Texans v. Ravens. G-Men v. Cheeseheads. Four fantastic matchups for your viewing pleasure. We're in for a solid weekend of playoff football, and SCO is here for another round of predictions.

NFL Wild Card Round Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Jan. 7, 2012, 9:27 a.m. | In Professional »

We're back with predictions for the four wild card games: Bengals-Texans, Lions-Saints, Falcons-Giants and Steelers-Broncos.

NFL Week Sixteen Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Dec. 23, 2011, 10:09 p.m. | In Professional »

Happy holidays, football fans! Get hyped for 13 NFL games on Christmas Eve. The season is coming to an end, but there remains plenty of pigskin to be played!

NFL Week Fifteen Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Dec. 16, 2011, 3:10 p.m. | In Professional »

Denver quarterback Tim Tebow remains the talk of the NFL as he continues to get the job done.

Barclay, Maima

By Molly Nicholson | Dec. 9, 2011, 1:51 p.m. | In Teacher Feature »

Students stop in the middle of what they're doing to come up to Maima Barclay; they hug and kiss her cheeks as she puts her arms around them and comments on what they're working on. Everyone says hello in the hallway and as she sits down Barclay rummages through her purse, pulls out a Baby Ruth candy bar and offers it to anyone.With her down-to-earth and playful personality, Barclay is a teacher that students fawn over.

SilverChic bundles up

By Molly Nicholson | Dec. 2, 2011, 9:13 p.m. | In Features »

It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving is over and winter is beginning to let us know that it's here to stay. However, the transition to winter doesn't just mean a change in weather; it also means a change in fashion. Being warm is a given, so it's all about looking fashionable with your favorite boots on and snow up to your ankles. From scarves, to hats, to socks and even shoes, SCO gives you the low down on this season's hottest trends that will help you fight the bitter cold.

NFL Week Thirteen Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Dec. 2, 2011, 8:06 p.m. | In Professional »

Tim Tebow remains biggest topic of conversation in the NFL, as he continues to will his team to victory. Can he keep it up? As teams begin to battle for playoff positioning, our SCO experts turn it into high gear.

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.

NFL Week Twelve Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 23, 2011, 5:19 p.m. | In Professional »

It's Thanksgiving time, and here at SCO we're thankful for another week of great NFL action. But before you stuff your face, make sure to check out our week 12 predictions.

NFL Week Eleven Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 18, 2011, 8:37 p.m. | In Professional »

Week eleven is highlighted by two NFC East matchups: Skins-Cowboys and Giants-Eagles. While Washington has struggled to put points on the board as of late, it's always fun to watch (arguably) the biggest rivalry in football in action.

NFL Week Ten Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 13, 2011, 8:42 a.m. | In Professional »

The Packers are rolling. Green Bay beat the Chargers last week to remain perfect at 8-0. Like always, our experts are back to dissect the week's games and predict the outcomes of each matchup.

NFL Week Nine Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 5, 2011, 12:04 p.m. | In Professional »

Despite one big upset, all of our experts did well last week. Jacob remains in the lead, but it's a long season, folks. Buckle in for another week of NFL football!

NFL Week Eight Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 29, 2011, 9:59 p.m. | In Professional »

The Saints put up 62 points on the Colts in week seven. 62. Forget ghosts, monsters and zombies – the Colts' defense was most afraid of Drew Brees and his rocket arm last Sunday. The veteran QB threw for 325 and five scores while New Orleans obliterated the winless Colts. Meanwhile, rookie running back Demarco Murray busted out for a franchise record 253 yards for the Cowboys as Dallas cruised to a 34-7 victory over the Rams.

NFL Week Seven Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 21, 2011, 10:11 p.m. | In Professional »

Quarterback change has been the theme in the NFL over the past few days – four teams will feature new starting gunslingers in week seven. Jacob is still in first place among our experts, but his margin for error is slim.

NFL Week Six Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 15, 2011, 10:09 a.m. | In Professional »

So much for the "dream team" in Philly. The Eagles haven't lived up to pre-season expectations, dropping four straight after beating the Rams in week one.

NFL Week Five Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 8, 2011, 7:06 p.m. | In Professional »

As we gear up for another week of NFL action, let's check in on how our experts our doing. Jacob extended his lead last week, going 13-3. The rest of our panel is looking to bounce back in week five.

NFL Week Four Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 1, 2011, 1:35 p.m. | In Professional »

Jacob now has sole possession of first place heading into week four. However, the rest of our experts are in close pursuit and looking to improve after another set of games this Sunday.

NFL Week Three Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Sept. 23, 2011, 11:37 a.m. | In Professional »

Week two saw a number of injuries, but luckily they had no effect on our predictions – all of our experts did well last week, with Eli and Jacob leading the pack.

NFL Week Two Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Sept. 16, 2011, 11:26 p.m. | In Professional »

Week two should offer up plenty of excitement, featuring match-ups like Bears-Saints, Chargers-Patriots and Falcons-Eagles.

SilverChic made SchoolChic

By Molly Nicholson | Sept. 15, 2011, 1:12 p.m. | In Features »

A new school year doesn't just call for a new wardrobe, but for a change in Blazers' fashion rules. Luckily, the fashion experts at SilverChic will show you how to be SchoolChic all year long.

NFL Week One Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Sept. 8, 2011, 12:41 a.m. | In Professional »

Rejoice, people! NFL football is back, and so are SCO's weekly predictions for your reading pleasure.

Mixing for a picnic

By Molly Nicholson | June 8, 2011, 1:52 p.m. | In Recipes »

The below recipes provide a light meal to keep you full while you play Frisbee or take a walk.

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.

SilverChic: Prom Season

By Molly Nicholson | May 18, 2011, 1:30 p.m. | In Features »

There are movies about it, songs about it, and clothes everywhere about it: it's prom season! Besides the drama of who's going in which limo and of course finding the right date, prom is all about the quest for the perfect dress.


By Molly Nicholson | May 14, 2011, 1:12 p.m. | In Features »

Students try out their fair share of classes and extracurricular activities to find a spark that may lead to a career. These Blazers knew their passions upon entering high school and are using their four years at Blair to work toward their career goals.

2011 National Football League Draft

By Molly Nicholson | May 4, 2011, 2 p.m. | In Professional »

The National Football League (NFL) always has ways of surprising fans, whether it is a league-wide shutdown or the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs. And this year's NFL draft was no different from the many shocks the NFL throws at fans daily.

Fly into "Rio"

By Molly Nicholson | April 18, 2011, 10:55 a.m. | In Movies »

Brazil is the ideal place for vacation. Brazil is the perfect place for love. Brazil is the best place for adventure. It is obvious why the fun animated film"Rio" takes place in Brazil. "Rio" provides the perfect family outing no matter what age group. Apart from the questionable G-rating, the film is a perfectly fun trip through Brazil.

Maryland State Superintendent of Schools to retire in June

By Melodi Anahtar, Molly Nicholson | April 8, 2011, 1:28 p.m. | In Local »

Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick, 72, announced her retirement on March 30 after serving in the position for nearly 20 years. Her last day as superintendent will be June 30, according to Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Media Relations Director William Reinhard. The Maryland Board of Education is responsible for appointing her replacement but has not selected anyone yet.

Up, up, but never away

By Molly Nicholson | March 30, 2011, 11:04 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Starting with comics before our generation, then transitioning into television cartoons and eventually becoming epic productions on the big screen, superheroes have given ordinary people hope for a better world and a better attitude, if only for an hour or two.

Boys' volleyball shuts down Northwood

By Molly Nicholson | March 22, 2011, 1:53 p.m. | In Blair »

In their season opener, the boys' varsity volleyball team (1-0) defeated the Northwood Gladiators (0-1) in three straight sets with scores of 25 - 10, 25 - 13, and 25 - 18.

Behind the screen

By Molly Nicholson | March 14, 2011, 2:13 p.m. | In Features »

Magnet teacher Tran Pham smiles straight ahead, donning a red nose and Spongebob t-shirt. This is not the real Pham, but rather a high-wired security system for Blair's computer servers.

Sorry, Charlie

By Molly Nicholson | March 8, 2011, 8:14 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Charlie Sheen may be mentally ill. Let's get that out in the open. Sheen has been acting more than normal celebrity-crazy lately (see SCO's definition of "sheenin") and the media seems to be taking advantage of a man that does not seem to understand he is not in the right of mind.

No "Adjustment" needed

By Molly Nicholson | March 7, 2011, 3:41 p.m. | In Movies »

Does humankind truly have control over their own fate or are there fourth dimension regulators making decisions and choices for everyone? In "The Adjustment Bureau,” director George Nolfi explores the latter possibility in a climactic unraveling of the the fate-deciding corporations.

Silver Quill holds annual arts night at Pyramid Atlantic

By Molly Nicholson | March 7, 2011, 12:53 p.m. | In Local »

Silver Quill, Blair's literary arts magazine, hosted an arts fair and auction at the Pyramid Atlantic in Downtown Silver Spring on March 5 from 6:30-10 p.m. The event featured an art and jewelry auction, live performances, paper making, silk-screening and free refreshments provided by Silver Quill and the Lebanese Taverna Café.

American Idol returns yet again

By Valerie Hu, Molly Nicholson | March 1, 2011, 10:32 p.m. | In Television »

"American Idol" has had its highs and lows throughout the show's 10 long seasons. Kelly Clarkson gave "Idol" the right push and subsequent seasons followed the precedent.

Blair bocce ball team wins county championship

By Molly Nicholson | Feb. 23, 2011, 10:07 p.m. | In Local »

Blair's bocce ball team won first place in the Montgomery County Bocce Championship at Sherwood High School on Feb. 12. They will attend the state championship on March 3.

It's great bein' vegan

By Molly Nicholson | Jan. 31, 2011, 11:20 p.m. | In Recipes »

Americans seem to be in a health food craze. In honor of these healthy eaters, this SCO vegan expert is here to provide all interested with a full course soup, salad, entrée and dessert on which to feast.

Science department applies for annual PTSA mini-grants

By Molly Nicholson | Jan. 19, 2011, 11:57 a.m. | In Local »

Blair's science department applied for approximately 10 miniature grants, which provide money to each department through applications that teachers fill out individually, from Blair's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA).

Women's Advocacy Club to hand out petitions

By Molly Nicholson | Jan. 11, 2011, 8:25 p.m. | In Local »

Blair's Women's Advocacy Club will distribute two petitions concerning cases of women's rights during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday and encourage all Blazers to sign.

SCO's movie remake battle of 2010

By Allison Daitch, Molly Nicholson | Jan. 7, 2011, 11:46 p.m. | In Movies »

With today's new cinematic technology, it is hard for films of the past to hold their ground any longer. Luckily for you, these SCO movie experts have scoped out 2010 film remakes and compared them to the originals.

Sometimes it's not fine

By Molly Nicholson | Dec. 4, 2010, 10:56 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

This was the second time these two players have clashed with each other, and the NFL should have given much harsher consequences.

A new kind of "Love" story

By Molly Nicholson | Nov. 29, 2010, 7:51 a.m. | In Movies »

What makes for a rockin' movie night? Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway tangled together throughout a comedic, yet poignant film about the ultimate drug: love.

Never too quick for Vick

By Molly Nicholson | Nov. 19, 2010, 8:26 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

Not many would have expected Michael Vick to come out of his dog-dueling slump to kick the Washington Redskins all the way back to the locker room of Fed-Ex field.

Blair cheerleaders place seventh in county competition

By Molly Nicholson | Nov. 14, 2010, 6:57 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair cheerleaders took seventh place out of eight squads in the Division II Montgomery County cheerleading competition at Richard Montgomery High School on Saturday.

All toil and no trouble

By Molly Nicholson | Nov. 8, 2010, 12:16 p.m. | In Plays »

The Montgomery Blair players put on their first black box performance during opening night of Macbeth on Thursday. Thursday's cast put on an intriguing play of murder, scandal and witchcraft.

Sherwood snatches playoff victory

By Molly Nicholson | Oct. 29, 2010, 4:04 p.m. | In Blair »

The Sherwood Warriors (7-6) defeated Blair field hockey (7-6) in an intense match-up with a final score of 2-1. Blair and Sherwood spent most of the first half battling for possession.

A new day in Sugarland

By Molly Nicholson | Oct. 26, 2010, 7:34 a.m. | In Music »

Only special artists come out with albums that relentlessly add to their repertoire, making their listeners want more and more. Sugarland's senior album "The Incredible Machine" does just that.

Field hockey wins big on senior night

By Molly Nicholson | Oct. 21, 2010, 11:56 a.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity field hockey team (7-5) defeated the Northwood Gladiators (3-8) on senior night by a score of 7-0.

Blair PTSA wins Volunteer Program Award

By Molly Nicholson | Oct. 16, 2010, 11:52 a.m. | In Local »

The Blair Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) won the Outstanding Volunteer Program Award for the fourth consecutive year.

Not your typical fundraiser

By Molly Nicholson | Oct. 14, 2010, 4:11 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

In the Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines, high school and middle school students wore black armbands to protest the Vietnam War but were forced to take the bands off during the school day.

Hocus politics

By Molly Nicholson | Oct. 12, 2010, 9:48 p.m. | In News Blog »

Christine O'Donnell's campaign ad begins. She turns straight to the camera without green skin, warts, not even a pointy black hat and says, "I am not a witch.”

Blue Devils extinguish Blazer field hockey

By Molly Nicholson | Oct. 10, 2010, 8:35 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity field hockey team (5-4) fell to the Springbrook Blue Devils (5-2) by a final score of 2-0.

Spooky tunes for a spooky holiday

By Molly Nicholson | Oct. 4, 2010, 6:32 p.m. | In Music »

Halloween is coming up and Blazers are going to scourge stores for the craziest costumes and listen to even crazier Halloween music. Regardless of whether Blazers will spend October 31 trick-or-treating or giving out candy, Silver Chips Online provides the perfect soundtracks for endless Halloween fun. So throw on the masks, pick up that candy bowl and turn up the stereo to get in the perfect mood for the creepiest of holidays.

Colonels conquer field hockey

By Molly Nicholson | Sept. 29, 2010, 11:03 p.m. | In Blair »

The Magruder Colonels varsity field hockey team (6-2) defeated Blair (5-2) in an aggressive, fast-paced game with a resulting score of 3-0. Although the team's defense stayed strong, lack of passing from Blair allowed the Colonels to secure a shutout win. The team's offense was not connecting as much as they usually do in previous games, which resulted in no goals for the Blazers.

Athlete of the Week: Miranda Bernard, Varsity Field Hockey

By Molly Nicholson | Sept. 17, 2010, 11:57 a.m. | In Blair »

Firmly holding her stick in both hands, senior co-captain Miranda Bernard digs her feet into the ground and sprints forward.

Field Hockey triumphs over Seneca Valley

By Molly Nicholson | Sept. 17, 2010, 11:36 a.m. | In Blair »

Despite fluctuating weather conditions, the field hockey team (3-1) dominated the Seneca Valley Eagles (1-3) with a final score of 5-0.

Field hockey falls to Patriots

By Molly Nicholson | Sept. 14, 2010, 11:49 a.m. | In Blair »

The Wootton Patriots' varsity field hockey team (3-0) secured a 5-1 win over the Lady Blazers (2-1) for Blair's first loss this season.

From Arizona with hate

By Molly Nicholson | Sept. 6, 2010, 9:58 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

In Arizona, immigration status has proven to be more significant than criminal activity, especially when the state's controversial immigration law (SB1070) was passed.

College Board changes scoring of AP exams

By Molly Nicholson | Aug. 26, 2010, 2:25 p.m. | In National »

On Aug. 16, the College Board announced that beginning next year, Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be scored with no point deductions for incorrect answers.

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Photo: smoothie

By Molly Nicholson | June 8, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The strawberry-banana and mango smoothie is not only delicious, but also colorful and festive.

Photo: piknik

By Molly Nicholson | June 8, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

These colorful meals add flair to any outdoor scenery.

Photo: Vegan beans

By Molly Nicholson | Jan. 31, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The most memorable aspect of black bean soup is the slight tang and spice that is acquired with every spoonful.

Photo: Vegan spices

By Molly Nicholson | Jan. 31, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

All of the recipes require a large amount of spices and herbs to provide rich, luscious flavor.

Photo: Vegan 3

By Molly Nicholson | Jan. 31, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Pot pies are a great way to incorporate different varieties of vegetables. Plus, any leftover dough is great for biscuits in later meals.

Photo: Vegan apple pie

By Molly Nicholson | Jan. 31, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Believe it or not, vegan apple pie is manageable in a couple of easy steps!

Photo: Nicholson, Molly

By Molly Nicholson | Jan. 17, 2011, 10:27 p.m. | In ‎Latest »