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Questioning the Blazer

Generations of students have asked this question which still remains unanswered today: what is a Blair 'Blazer?'
Mark Watney is forced to reply on his knowledge of space and botany to survive the harsh conditions of Mars Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

"The Martian" is out of this world

"The Martian," based on the novel by Andy Weir, follows the gripping journey of an abandoned astronaut, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) on Mars. The film shows a new cinematographic perspective of space, in which everything doesn't have to be so scary.

Blair football loses defensive battle 7-12

The Montgomery Blair Blazers (3-2) lost 7-12 to the Paint Branch Panthers (5-0) in a low scoring, defensive game on Friday night in the rain. The Blazers potent offense that has led the team this season was held at bay against an undefeated Paint Branch team.
Djobo, a captain of the cheer team has been a part of the team since freshmen year Courtesy of Fridaous Djobo and Filman Fo

The ultimate motivators

As athletes, students face a lot of challenges. They have to find the time and motivation to excel not only at their sports, but in the classroom as well. They may want to quit, they may want to give up, but they won’t. They will get up the next day and they will keep running, throwing, kicking, flipping and swinging.
Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway work well together as their characters set up Ben's Facebook account. Courtesy of Fandango

"The Intern" rises to the occasion

Falling in love with "The Intern" is easy. It excels at portraying the complexities of life in the 21st century and keeps audiences rooting for Ben, Jules, and their colleagues and company the whole length of the film.

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New words added to Scrabble dictionary include lolz, shizzle and twerk

Featured are some of the hip new words that you can use to pull off an unlikely victory against your parents in Scrabble.

The contradiction that is mandatory volunteer work

Boys can play with dolls, too

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Behind the BNC makeover

Many Blazers have already noticed this year's changes to InfoFlow which include new intros and outros, faces and voices. However, many don't know the major changes BNC went through at the end of last year.

Blazers react to bell times being pushed back

ACT overtakes SAT as test of choice for Montgomery County students

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"Everest" leaves viewers at base camp

In a film that starts out at a plodding pace, director Baltasar Kormákur ramps up the intensity at the end to tell the story of the disaster in proper heartbreaking fashion.

Say hello to the new Stephen Colbert

"The Visit" is well worth a visit

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MLB playoffs get started without Nationals and Orioles

It's October again, meaning that the Major League Baseball playoffs are getting underway. The postseason has proven to be random and spontaneous, but a consistent theme among championship teams has been the bullpen. Teams that can manage and utilize their bullpens effectively stand the best chance of winning games.

SCO Fantasy Football Picks of the Week - 4

Boys' soccer trounces Einstein