As we grieve for Lowell's passing and celebrate his life, we would like to provide a forum for current or former Blazers, family members, friends, peers, teachers and all others to share memories and thoughts of Lowell. To contribute, please email your remembrances to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, the Blair community and alumni mourned the loss of University of Maryland sophomore Lowell Ensel (Blair class of 2013).
As the year winds down, it's time to make a lot of decisions: which Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee you'll be voting for. Silver Chips Online has read, reviewed and ranked the books--so you don't have to.
More than anything, Lumina Studio Theatre's production of Christopher Fry's "The Lady's Not for Burning" makes one think about time.
Today, school security guards put Montgomery Blair High School on lockdown beginning at the start of the school day following an attempted robbery at the Shell gas station on the corner of University Blvd. and Colesville Rd.
It's 335 pages of quick-paced, intriguing action and reflection on youth, life and love, with satisfying, enjoyable insights and conclusions. Ezra, the 17-year-old protagonist, is thoughtful and witty, and his emotional development and character arc are impressive.
The decision, which followed a report that a majority of the school board did not support the renewal of Starr's contract has sparked controversy across Montgomery County, primarily due to lack of explanations from the Board of Education.
As you may or may not know, tomorrow is the most important day of the year. I am referring, of course, to the illustrious holiday World Nutella Day.
How-ev-er, before the snow day comes the call, and before the call comes predictions. SCO, of course, is the most accurate predictor of snow days; so stick around for updates on whether we'll be having a snow day this Monday.
Whatever the reason—and whether you like November or not—SCO has some baked goods for you to make the month even better.
A closer look at Solo's story raises questions. Not only about whether she should be suspended, and whether U.S. Soccer deserves blame, but about the media's treatment of Solo and Rice respectively. There are a few facts that most journalists, in condemning Solo and the USWNT, have failed to mention.
October is one of my favorite months for a number of reasons. Supermarkets are filled with pumpkins, apples and spices, and—towards the end of the month—Halloween candy. Here at SCO, we bring you monthly updates on seasonal desserts. Enjoy!
If you enjoy cooking and baking, every season is an opportunity for experimenting with the fruits, spices and types of food specific to that time of year. With that in mind, SCO will be bringing you monthly updates on seasonal and festive desserts.
Though they all live on in film, a part of each of Robin Williams' characters is gone, disappeared along with the beloved comedian and actor who committed suicide on August 11, 2014, allegedly for reasons related to substance abuse and mental illness.
Here's a brief overview of the current standings and what each team will need to do to secure their place in the playoffs.
Here at Blair, we have some pretty spectacular students. They win a lot of stuff. SCO presents to you a list of recent awards and their respective recipients, to be updated as often as people win stuff—so start entering those competitions now!
Representatives from the C-SPAN Student Cam competition presented awards to 31 Blazers in the auditorium on Wednesday.
With the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) almost two weeks into its second season, teams are fighting to prove themselves early—and there is much to prove.
Whether you're an experienced or newbie baker, if you're interested in trying out some yummy new dessert recipes, head over to "Just About Baked," English teacher Miriam Plotinsky's new food blog.
Didn't know we had a National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)? No clue who the teams are? Unsure why you're reading this? Don't worry. SCO is here to help.
After thousands of termites emerged in the arts hallway last Tuesday, a county exterminator has indicated the possibility of a termite infestation at Blair.
Stories of revolution, Russian occupation and other political disruption flood the daily cycle straight from the small countries' on-the-ground media coverage. However, few people know where Ukraine and Crimea are, let alone understand the political turmoil wracking the countries. In light of that confusion, here's a quick, easy explanation of the complex Ukrainian and Crimean conflict.
Seniors David Ma and Morgana D'Ottavi looked like a great match. We sent them to Pete's A-pizza in downtown Silver Spring to see if these seniors were a match made in heaven.
People from all corners of the globe have been giving Russia sass.
They are Year 10-12 (grades 9-11) British exchange students from St. John's Marlborough, a school in Wiltshire, England, about eighty miles from London.
If you are a teenager who enjoys reading, Tumblr and/or Youtube, you have almost certainly heard of "The Fault in Our Stars," John Green's #1 New York Times Bestseller novel that was a major factor in propelling him to the status of Rock God within the ranks of young adult readers. This reputation is well-deserved: "The Fault in Our Stars" is excellent.
This week's snowstorm, which resulted in 10-20 inches of snow across the Northeast, marked the second major weather event of 2014, following the cold snap in January.
Indeed, controversy has commanded almost more attention than the athletes themselves.
Senior Arnelle Kodjo and junior Haki Johnson seemed like they'd get along great.
Here's some music from SCO to help you stay cheerful and mellow in the face of brutal winter winds and equally brutal homework loads.
Well Blazers, it's that time of year again. A time when the clouds and winter cold seem a little less bleak, when everyday stresses and "important work" seem inconsequential and everywhere you look people are alive in the warm spirit of a blessed holiday.
"Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe," by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, is one of the most absorbingly relatable and exquisite books I have ever had the pleasure to read.
Social studies teacher David Whitacre has developed a semester-long class on Native American current events and history that will be available next week.
It's a testament to David Levithan's writing ability that the premise of "Every Day" is not the best thing about it. With A, the genderless, precocious protagonist, as guide and narrator, Levithan asks deep, provocative questions about the nature of self while maintaining the bluntly emotional voice of a teenager trying to find their place in the world. The combination of beautiful writing, a fascinating premise and a realistic (as realistic as possible, anyway) plotline is the foundation of this extraordinary book.
We sent Sophomore Luisa McGarvey and junior Alex Alia to Soupergirl, located on Carroll Street on the D.C. side of Takoma Park.
Everything about Lorde emanates confidence. (Lorde is a stage name; her real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor). From the unflinching way she stares out of music videos to the proud, knowledgeable words she sings to her persona, Lorde is captivating, and she knows it.
Though Kehne's athleticism is a major factor in her success, the effort involved in playing two varsity sports, participating in orchestras in and out of school and getting a 4.0 in Blair's math and science magnet program is more important.
Both described themselves as quirky, entertaining and outgoing in their applications.
When sixteen-year-old Noa wakes up on an operating table in an abandoned warehouse, she is understandably upset: she has no idea where she is, why she's there or what's going on. Unfortunately for Noa—and for the reader—it takes a long time to get answers.
Welcome to the first edition of LoveSCOpe! We set up students on free blind dates and see what happens. Dates will be published every month. Click here to apply.
To the delight of many of her fans, Musgraves won Best New Artist at the Country Music Awards (CMAs) on Nov. 6. Kacey Musgraves, who was nominated for six awards, released Same Trailer Different Park, her fourth album, earlier this year.
The Republicans, who took much of the public blame for the government shutdown, may be forced to negotiate with the Democrats in order to reclaim some of their dwindling voter base.
For many Blazers, the prospect of additional Potter films is exciting. "I love Harry Potter. I want there to be more," senior Michelle McGhee, who self identifies as a Ravenclaw, said. Her wish might just be fulfilled.
When reviewing the lyrics, certain implications come to light. Thicke develops a contradiction in his stereotype of women, singing, "you're a good girl" and "you're an animal," but are those really the only two things women can be? For that matter, while Thicke focuses on contrasting the 'good girl' and the 'animal,' he forgets that there's a better word for describing women: human.
The Blair girls' varsity soccer team (6-6) triumphed over the Springbrook Blue Devils (0-10) in an 8-0 resounding win. The game ended 12 minutes early after a Springbrook player hit her head and had to be carried off in a stretcher.
Social studies teacher Kevin Shindel has started a TED-Education club at Blair that will meet every Thursday from 2:15-4 p.m. Club members will watch and discuss TED Talks and hopefully be inspired to create their own.
The Blair girls' varsity soccer team (5-6) defeated the Sherwood Warriors (5-3-1) with a 1-0 victory in their third game of the division championships. The game, played in the pouring rain, was an aggressive battle not dominated by either team.
The Blair girls' varsity soccer team (3-6) triumphed over the Northwood Gladiators in the team's first division game The resounding win was a confidence boost for the Lady Blazers, whose previous games were narrow losses.
Blair varsity girls' soccer (2-4) lost to the Whitman Vikings (3-0-1) by a score of 3-0. Though the Vikings largely dominated the game, the Blazers put up a good fight with solid defense and many offensive chances.
It's a vicious cycle: the media doesn't cover women's soccer because there's not much of an audience, and there's not much of an audience largely because the media doesn't cover it.
Blair varsity girls' soccer (2-2) defeated the Kennedy Lady Cavaliers through a mixture of offensive strikes and solid defense. The lady blazers had difficulty getting started, however, and frequently missed chances to score, finally netting two goals at the end of the first half and managing to finish strong with two more goals in the second half.
At least 91 Egyptian women were assaulted or raped at protests across Egypt over the course of four days at the beginning of last July.
Blair students presented Lumina Studio Theatre's "Fireball XL", an hour-long comedy, at the Capital Fringe Festival from July 12-27 at the Warehouse Theatre in D.C.
Thousands of people in brightly colored clothing, outrageous makeup and Mardi Gras necklaces, stream towards DuPont Circle. Most of them have rainbow colors somewhere on their bodies. All of them are excited for the parade to start.
In "The Internship," the reality of unemployment and the need for a happy ending that could only happen in the movies collide when two jobless salesmen find themselves lacking skills that can help them in the digital age.
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February's record-breaking snowfall buried neighborhoods across the Northeast.
In just a few minutes, you too can have this deliciousness.
Nutella hot chocolate: a simple, painless way to incorporate Nutella into your everyday life.