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Junior Thierry Siewe Yanga anchors the boys' 4x800 meter relay team. Courtesy of MoCoRunning

Blazers take home two state track titles

Junior Thierry Siewe Yanga won the Maryland boys' 4A 800 meter race with a time of 1:55.22 at the Maryland Track and Field State Championships at Morgan State University in Baltimore on Saturday, May 28. The day before, Friday, May 27, he also led the boys' 4x800 meter relay team, along with seniors Ben Geertsema and Alexander Mangiafico and junior Dominic Massimino, to win the state championship with a time of 7:58.58.

Blair softball loses high-scoring state semifinal

The Blair Blazers (16-5) and the Chopticon Braves (20-4) battled each other for six innings, but
the seventh inning saw 14 total runs scored and ended when Chopticon's bats came alive and
brought the winning run across. Starting pitcher Karylena Cruz pitched six innings of two-run
ball, working out of jams and allowing only those runs to come around to score, and Blair
seemed to have the game won after scoring six runs of their own in the top of the seventh. The
bottom of the seventh saw eight runs come across for the Braves on four run-scoring hits to the
outfield.
Lebron James will star in the new Space Jam movie. Courtesy of YouTube

Is nothing sacred?

Aliens, Lebron James, and Bugs Bunny definitely make my top ten list of things I enjoy watching on TV, but is it a good idea to combine the three? Warner Bros. certainly thinks so, and the final product will be a summer release of a sequel to the famous live action/animation movie, Space Jam.
Music is important to many teachers at Blair. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A Musical Balancing Act

It's one thing to have a job to make money, but often it's all too easy to get stuck in a routine and forget to be creative. "I think it's important that when people get older that they don't give up their artistic interests. Even though I'm 49, I don't think it's silly that I'm trying to play in rock and roll bands," Mayo says. Mayo is one of several teachers at Blair who have found a way to balance teaching and music.

Spring sweets: berry smoothie

Light on prep, but heavy on snack satisfaction, this smoothie has the added bonus of being packed with vitamins and protein thanks to the fruit and yogurt.

Opinions »

Rent-a-prom-date

"This is strictly a platonic Friendship website. This is NOT a dating website, and NOT an escort agency. Services on this website are strictly for FRIENDSHIP purposes only." These guidelines are plastered across the various pages, headlines, and banners of website RentAFriend.com, where you can hire somebody to spend time with you for between ten and forty dollars an hour. Prostitution is illegal in forty nine out of fifty states, but paying someone to be your friend isn't illegal in any. Should it be?

Welcome to the Blair witch trials

When patience isn't enough

News »

Blair team wins second place at the regional Rubik's Cube competition

The Blair Rubik's Cube team won second place at the DC metro "You CAN do the Rubik's Cube" tournament at the National Electronics Museum on April 2.

Samir Paul wins Rising-Star Teacher Award

Bill would require annual mental health training for teachers

Entertainment »

The swirling sounds of jazz

Enjoy these sounds in the playlist included in this article to finish off Jazz Appreciation Month.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of the Justice League

Dr. Dog joined by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for an exciting show

Sports »

MoCo running back enrolls early to UMD

After setting records and winning the Maryland 3A state championship for the Damascus Swarmin' Hornets this past fall sports season, local running back Jake Funk is poised to make an impact at the college level. The former high schooler enrolled early for the spring semester at the University of Maryland, where he committed in October.

Blair varsity baseball wins extra inning thriller

Blair boys lacrosse beats Springbrook in sudden death overtime

     

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What is your favorite place to eat lunch at Blair?
  • SAC
  • Courtyard
  • Senior Courtyard
  • Blair Boulevard
  • By the lockers
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