Ross Cohen-Kristiansen

Name: Ross Cohen-Kristiansen
Position: Managing Editor
Graduation Year: 2015

Stories (34)

2015 March Madness Preview

By Robert Pfefferle, Ross Cohen-Kristiansen, Samuel Popper | March 17, 2015, 11:58 a.m. | In College »

March Madness is finally here!

What to expect on Nov. 4

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Nov. 2, 2014, 1:45 p.m. | In News Blog »

Predictions and polling have given Republicans an edge in the upcoming race for control of the Senate.However, Nate Silver, the man who predicted all 50 states correctly in the 2012 presidential election, only gives the Republicans a 62 percent chance of winning a majority this Tuesday.

Not everyone wants to pay for entertainment

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | June 13, 2014, 4:39 p.m. | In News Blog »

Before the first World Cup game Thursday, protesters took to the streets of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other host cities to express their displeasure over the tournament being held in Brazil. Police intervention led to multiple injuries.

2014 SCO NBA Mock Draft

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen, Samuel Popper | June 11, 2014, 12:34 p.m. | In Professional »

This year's NBA draft class is projected to be one of the deepest in recent memory with lots of undeniable talent. The ultimate question is which team will find the next LeBron James and which team will waste their pick on a bust.

The rise of Major League Soccer

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | June 9, 2014, 10:26 p.m. | In Professional »

On a rainy day in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the stage was set for the first ever MLS Cup. The Galaxy and United finished with the second and third most points in Major League Soccer (MLS) respectively during the regular season. United had already overcome Supporters' Shield winner Tampa Bay Mutiny in the best two-out-of-three semifinal, but the Galaxy still looked like the odds-on favorite.

Softball surges past Clarksburg in grudge match

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | April 24, 2014, 3:52 p.m. | In Blair »

On May 15 of last year, Blair exited the playoffs with unfinished business after suffering a 7-4 defeat to the Clarksburg Coyotes. Yesterday afternoon was a different story, as Blair (11-0) pulled away early and defeated the Coyotes (5-2) by a score of 11-6.

Flight 370 crash exemplifies media sensationalism of stories

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | April 22, 2014, 1:10 p.m. | In News Blog »

The sensationalized media speculation over the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "corrupting the news business" and amounts to a "ratings grab" by CNN.

2014 MLB preview

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen, Michael Gerbasi | March 30, 2014, 9:07 p.m. | In Professional »

America's pastime is back! For those who can't remember after a long winter, the Boston Red Sox became World Series champions after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in six games. Before we embark on the 162-game journey, SCO experts are looking to identify this year's Red Sox.

Water you drinking?

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Feb. 17, 2014, 5:44 p.m. | In Features »

To honor the source of life, it's time we give Blair's fountains their due respect. In that reverent spirit, please join me as we take a splash into the varied and often quirky sips and drips of Blair.

MCPS superintendent criticized for not closing schools

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Jan. 22, 2014, 8:20 p.m. | In Local »

Students and parents verbally attacked Starr on Twitter, Jan. 6, after the announcement that schools would open at regular times the next morning, a projected record-cold day.

When colleges say "no"

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Jan. 22, 2014, 5:47 p.m. | In Local »

As one student proudly posts on social media of her acceptance into college, student number two is facing a sad reality that college choice number one is out the window.

News you can lose

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Jan. 14, 2014, 6:17 p.m. | In National »

We don't often read or watch the news and smile (thanks Congress!). The goal with this article is to change that. I'm here to report the funny going-ons in the world, one of which is news reporting itself. That's a smooth transition into our first "newsworthy" story.

Reduce the achievement gap from the beginning

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Dec. 21, 2013, 11:24 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

In order to start every kid on a level playing field, the U.S. federal government must fund a public preschool system available for all two- to five-year-old children.

Yolaine Siko: Integrating different cultures in the classroom

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Dec. 10, 2013, 3:34 p.m. | In Teacher Feature »

Siko's native language is French, but is fluent English she recounts her journey since college, which has taken her to three continents and exposed her to many different cultures.

Back to the Arena in "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Nov. 27, 2013, 9:32 a.m. | In Movies »

There's no time to blink in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Thrilling from start to finish, the dystopian sci-fi film picks up the story of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) a few months after their triumph in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, the subject of the first film in the blockbuster series based on the Suzanne Collins trilogy.

Blair implements new "no bag" security measure at football games

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Nov. 21, 2013, 5:31 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery Blair High School's administration imposed a policy forbidding spectators from bringing all types of bags to home varsity football games. The regulation, announced on Oct. 29, followed recent incidents in which students were caught sneaking alcohol into Blazer Stadium.

2013-2014 College Basketball Preview

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 19, 2013, 1:46 p.m. | In College »

One of the most exciting and unpredictable sports seasons is upon us and Silver Chips Online has got you covered with our experts' analysis. Regardless, college basketball experts Ross Cohen-Kristiansen and Abel Chanyalew give you their take of the nation's top 10 teams as well as the hometown Maryland Terrapins.

Nothing comes free kids

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Oct. 29, 2013, 10:47 p.m. | In Humor »

As the little "innocent" trick-or-treaters stroll from house to house, many adults are inclined to dish out sweets left and right. But sensible individuals, like myself, know just how conniving these little kids really are.

Avoiding the checkout

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Oct. 22, 2013, 11:41 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Opting to take the "L" on a homework could very well be worth it if the reward is an extra hour or two of sleep. I'm not recommending that you neglect work entirely, but when exhausted, sometimes it's better to just hit the sack.

Making the roads safe: banning cellphones is a place to start

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Oct. 22, 2013, 12:19 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Distracted driving is a major issue in the United States and must be addressed, starting with prohibiting drivers from using cellphones in cars.

Boys' soccer outplays Springbrook on senior night

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Oct. 17, 2013, 5:30 p.m. | In Blair »

In the final regular season home game, Blair (9-1) knocked off the Springbrook Blue Devils (3-5-3) by a final score of 2-0.

Boys' soccer defeats Sherwood for seventh straight victory

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Oct. 10, 2013, 9:08 p.m. | In Blair »

On a cool, drizzly October evening, Blair (8-1) scored three first-half goals and held on for a 3-1 victory over the Sherwood Warriors (2-7).

An "embodiment" of the freshman class

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Oct. 10, 2013, 1:23 p.m. | In Features »

Daniel Jones, an Eastern Middle School graduate, is the official 2013-2014 freshman class president.

"Paranoia": Nothing worth going crazy over

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Oct. 8, 2013, 2:07 p.m. | In Movies »

When two high-tech tycoons pledge a battle to the corporate death, there are no rules. As Nicholas Wyatt, the CEO of one of the rival companies, explains to Adam Cassidy, "It's business Adam. There's no right; there's no wrong. It's just winning or losing."

Boys' soccer shuts out Walter Johnson

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Oct. 4, 2013, 1:01 p.m. | In Blair »

Less than a year after a second-round elimination to the Walter Johnson (WJ) Wildcats (4-2-1) in the state tournament, Blair (5-1) was eager for revenge. In a performance that left Head Coach John Haigh feeling weary, the Blazers came out on top—the final score 1-0.

Boys' soccer defeats Churchill in free-flowing game

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Sept. 29, 2013, 9:48 p.m. | In Blair »

As the outside temperature cooled off around Blair Stadium, the Friday night soccer game was just beginning to heat up. Amidst shouting at the referees and three yellow cards, Blair (4-1) claimed victory over the Winston Churchill Bulldogs (4-2-1) by a score of 2-1.

Strong second half pushes boys' soccer past Richard Montgomery

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Sept. 23, 2013, 5:50 p.m. | In Blair »

Coming off a 4-2 loss at Kennedy Wednesday, Blair boys' varsity soccer (2-1) started out shakily against the Richard Montgomery (RM) Rockets (2-3). But following halftime words from Coach John Haigh, the Blazers dominated the second 40 minutes en route to a 3-1 victory.

Latest on Blair technology

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Sept. 20, 2013, 9:10 p.m. | In Local »

As part of Montgomery County Public School's technology modernization program, schools in the county get to replace their computers every seven years. Last summer it was Blair's turn.

Boys soccer wins first season opener in five years

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Sept. 11, 2013, 6:15 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair boys varsity soccer team had not won its regular season opener since 2008, but that all changed last night, when the Blazers (1-0) defeated the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons (0-1) by a score of 3-2.

Technological: Memory implants could lead to a robotic human takeover

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Sept. 3, 2013, 10:40 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The ability to tamper with people's memories could affect the way our world functions, and not necessarily for the better.

New student loan law provides only short-term relief

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Aug. 10, 2013, 11 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

A university education is already priced beyond the reach of many Americans and the enactment of the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 could make education even more unattainable.

Sideline Report: Where the Washington Nationals must improve

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | July 21, 2013, 2:01 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

For a Washington Nationals team that many projected to win the World Series, the first 95 games have been a disappointment. General Manager (GM) Mike Rizzo can tackle some of these weaknesses through trades, but the current group of players will have to fix the others.

Blair student to compete in international physics competition

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | July 5, 2013, 1:24 p.m. | In Local »

Blair '13 graduate Sam Zbarsky will represent the United States in the 44th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 7-15.

Christopher Klein

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | June 16, 2013, 11:59 p.m. | In Teacher Feature »

Although his career path has often changed direction, Klein feels it has taken him to the right place: teaching English at Blair.