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Junior pitcher Courtney Wyche gets ready with her infielders before an inning against Urbana. Courtesy of Jessica Greene

Recap of Blair's spring sports playoffs

Unlike last year, this spring season brought mostly lackluster playoffs to center stage. The season certainly didn't end the way any Blazer athlete would have liked. Baseball and boys' and girls' lacrosse did not make it as far as they did last season, while softball was the only team that made it to exactly where they were last year but faltered once again, yielding zero state championships this season. Let's now take a look at how each team fared in its respective bracket.
Misty's experiences while struggling with depression and delusions help shape the album's reflective feel. Courtesy of Variety

God's Favorite Customer is Father John Misty's coming of age

On June 1, indie rock and folk singer Josh Tillman (Father John Misty) released his fourth studio album God's Favorite Customer. In it, he dives into themes of religion and atheism, as well as ecstasy and depression, which he weaves seamlessly into an evocative album sure to impress.
Caption: Blair's "It's Academic" team wins the Intercity Championship on the televised tournament for the second year in a row. Courtesy of Montgomery Blair High School

Blair's "It's Academic" Team finishes off the season with a solid victory

In a culminating season of hard-hitting practices and intense competition, Blair's "It's Academic" Team showcased its impressive trivia and team collaboration skills. The team finished strong and managed to secure 10 wins, most notably at the Intercity Super Bowl Championship for the second year in a row.
T-Mobile and Sprint recently struck a merger deal, which would shrink the wireless telecommunications realm down to three main competitors. Courtesy of The Business Journals

Lawmakers push back on T-Mobile and Sprint's merger

T-Mobile and Sprint recently struck a merger deal, which would shrink the wireless telecommunications realm down to three main competitors.
The album cover of <i>Beerbongs and Bentleys</i>. Courtesy of Courtesy of Genius

Post Malone's new album B&B receives an A+

In just the few weeks since its April 27 release, Beerbongs and Bentleys, the second album by Austin Post (professionally known as Post Malone), has already proven to be a historical hit. It debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 and has held down the spot for three weeks, set national and global streaming record on Spotify and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). However, these numerous awards and achievements are not necessary to understand the quality of the album; the music speaks for itself.

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For Muslims, "punish a Muslim day" is basically every day

One anonymous, hateful letter rattled United Kingdom communities on Apr. 3. The letter came in a plain white envelope and was sent to six different U.K. communities. Inside was a message that brought chaos and hysteria to the entire country.

Don't be rash when approving medications

Only a fool would extend school

News »

Police arrest students involved in protest at Paul Ryan's office

On May 18, four Montgomery County students, including Blair senior Brenna Levitan, were arrested at a lie-in protest at Speaker Paul Ryan's office. They were charged with "crowding, obstructing, or incommoding" according to the Huffington Post.

U.S. strikes Syria

Student escapes kidnapper

Entertainment »

The new American Idol brings a new set of disappointing judges

On Apr. 7 2016, Ryan Seacrest said his final goodbyes for the "farewell" season of American Idol...or so we thought.

A quiet place, a loud theater

Ready Player One is a nice trip back to the 80s

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Blair Sports Go Roaring Into the Playoffs

The regular season has ended and the animal of the playoffs has came. There are high hopes for many of the Blair teams with high expectations. Baseball, softball and lacrosse are all looking to get deep into the playoffs for the second straight year after a year in which all four teams got to the Regional finals.

NHL Playoff Preview

NBA Award Predictions

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How does your summer break look so far?
  • Great as ever!
  • Like a pitch-black, empty, bottomless pit.
  • Boring, busy, tiring.
  • What is break?
  • Very productive.
  • I miss school already...
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