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The portables are accessible to all students, with both ramps and stairs. Courtesy of Renay Johnson

Blair gets four new portables

For the 2017-2018 school year, Montgomery County Public School's (MCPS) Department of Facilities Management added four new portables and changed two computer labs into classrooms. The expansion occurred after school administration ran a simulation that revealed Blair had more students than space. Construction of the portables began in June 2017 and ended in July, several weeks ahead of schedule.
The Trump family from left, Eric Trump, Lara Yunaska Trump, Donald Trump, Barron Trump, Melania Trump, Vanessa Haydon Trump, Kai Madison Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Donald John Trump III, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Tiffany Trump
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Keeping it in the family?

The turnover in Trumpís staff over the past six months has left Americanís heads spinning. We have watched as Trump has fired staffer after staffer, replacing them as if they had no value. Most recently, Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci as the new communications director by forcing the former director, Sean Spicer, into resignation. From this tumultuous start to the presidency, it appears the White House is crumbling from the inside (Trumpís most trusted circle of advisors), outwards.
President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, in 2017. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Trump backtracked on plan to partner with Putin on cyber security unit

On July 9, Donald Trump tweeted about his exchange with Vladimir Putin regarding a cyber security unit at the G20 summit. Several hours after the tweets were posted Trump backed off the idea after being faced with ridicule from policymakers.
Minaj attends the Costume Institute Benefit gala in May 2017. Courtesy of Mirror

The "Nicki Minaj Challenge" is a new viral craze

On June 13, Nicki Minaj posted a video on Instagram of her leaving on a private jet from London to Prague. "Attention! This is how bad b****es leave London and go to Prague. Some of you b****es canít even spell Prague," said the pop star fully dressed in pink, as she twirled, flipped her hair and strutted her way to the jet.
Trump speaks at Suffolk Community College on July 28, 2017, about the violent street gang MS-13 and urges Congress to dedicate more funds to border enforcement and faster deportations.  
Courtesy of San Francisco Chronicle

Trump addresses street gang violence and illegal immigration

President Donald Trump discussed his administration's national security plans to handle illegal immigration and street gangs on Friday, July 28, in Suffolk County, New York.

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Busing around town

In an era of Uber, Lyft and many personal vehicles, cars contribute a lot to climate change. All of the carbon dioxide that cars emit damages the environment every time they are used. While some buses also emit the same amount of carbon dioxide, public transportation is a much greener option because many people are going to the same place, using the same vehicle, which decreases the carbon emissions would emit if they had gone separately.

Pressure to be perfect

A few reasons why not

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Students and staff devastated by death of Blair student

Blair offered counseling services today for staff and students due to the death of freshman student Mark Jean-Louis yesterday. Jean-Louis passed away while in the hospital on Thursday.

Blair students participate in the People's Climate March

White House sidewalk to close permanently

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"Despicable Me 3": a tale of despicable villainy and loving family

Universal Pictures' "Despicable Me" is back with Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife, Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), in another package deal with elements that both children and adults can enjoy. Central themes of familial trust and self-identity, along with childish humor, make "Despicable Me 3" a worthwhile watch.

The woman who left everyone wonderstruck

Disney remaking animated classics into live-action films

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Blazers defeat Poolesville in four sets

Though the score was tight many times during the game and the Blazers (9 - 3) lost the second set, they pushed through and won the final two sets after scoring several last minute points. Blair won the first set 25-16, the second 25-23, and the fourth 26-24. Poolesville won the third set 25-23.

Blair boys lacrosse crushes Magruder

Blair baseball falls short against Quince Orchard

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