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Lockers continue to take up much needed space. Courtesy of Leo Blain

Losing Lockers

As the number of students at Blair is expected to surpass 3,000 students next year and the overcrowding problem is anticipated to grow throughout MCPS, it is clear that the schools must clear the space that lockers take up and use it in a more productive manner.
"Sing, Unburied, Sing" won Jesmyn Ward her second National Book Award in Fiction. Courtesy of NPR

Celebrate good times, come on!

With February coming to a close, there are great opportunities to celebrate and learn about black history (though you can do that all year). Here are some of the best ways...

Blazers walk out in support of gun control

Students from all across D.C. and Maryland participated in the "Enough is Enough: Students for gun control legislation" protest organized by Richard Montgomery High School student Daniel Gelillo today in Washington, D.C. to protest gun violence. This protest comes in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday that left 17 dead.
Nate Tinbite, a sophomore from John F. Kennedy, is running for SMOB. Courtesy of Nate Tibnite

Part Four of Four: Meet the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) candidates

The nominating convention will take place on Feb. 21 at Watkins Mill High School.
Tony Ricciardella, a sophomore from Thomas Sprigg Wootton, is running for SMOB.
Courtesy of Tony Ricciardella

Part Three of Four: Meet the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) candidates

The nominating convention will take place on Feb. 21 at Watkins Mill High School.

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A shameful legacy

Legacy advantage is a practice used in the college admissions process which gives a boost to the applications of students who are related to alumni of that college or university. It is often claimed by admissions officers that legacy is only taken into consideration when choosing between two equally qualified candidates, as it says on Harvard's admissions website, "Among a group of similarly distinguished applicants, the daughters and sons of Harvard College alumni/ae may receive an additional look."

The Bachelor Week 6 recap and Week 7 Predictions

Blackout means time's up

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The Bachelor Week 7 recap and Week 8 predictions

In Week Seven, the Bachelor heads to Tuscany, Italy. The girls are informed that there will be three one-on-one dates this week followed by a group date, but no rose ceremony. This means that only the girls who get roses on dates will go on to hometowns.

The Bachelor Week 5 recap and Week 6 predictions

The Bachelor Week 4 recap and Week 5 predictions

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SCOs biweekly NBA power rankings

Welcome to SCOs very first NBA power rankings, where we rank the National Basketball Association teams based on what their record is and how they played in the week prior. We are more than halfway through the 2017-18 season, and the playoffs are starting to take shape.

Girls basketball blows out Springbrook

Blazers try new moves in dominant win vs Einstein

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Which Christmas movie best fits your personality?
  • Itís A Wonderful Life (sad)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (sad, hates capitalism)
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas (sad, hates Christmas)
  • Home Alone (a literal child)
  • A Christmas Story (a literal child who lives in the 1940s)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (still not over Halloween)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (creepy)
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