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Poetry deserves an A+

There is a lack of poetry instruction in current curricula and a widespread distaste for it from students. However, schools can and should work to increase and improve poetry instruction and eliminate that ever-present groan.
Hillary Clinton is an accomplished politician with an impressive resume, but the only thing people seem to care about is her imaginary 2016 campaign. Courtesy of Mashable

The election speculation sensation that's sweeping the nation

Almost since the last election ended in 2012, poor Hillary Clinton hasn't gotten a break from the press about her possible 2016 presidential campaign.

Blair is handed their second loss of the season against Paint Branch

Paint Branch (6-1) and Blair (5-2) both came into Friday night's game with identical records. The fans were ready to witness a battle between two evenly matched teams. However, Blair fans were disappointed as the Panthers came out with the 25-14 win.

Boys' soccer eliminated from the playoffs in a penalty kick shootout

Boys' varsity soccer (6-3-4) played an exciting double-overtime game against Bethesda Chevy Chase (7-3-2) on Thursday, but lost on a shootout with a final score of 3-2.

Pluto is a dwarf planet located 3.6 billion miles from the sun. Courtesy of Planet for Kids

Not in the family

Pluto was downgraded to dwarf planet in 2006 after a short and controversial run as official planet due to its size and location. People didn't like that, and they still don't.

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APUSH to stay true to curriculum

But the point of school isn't to influence students' beliefs, which countries to support and how patriotic they should be. Teachers need to give the facts.

Rated R for ridiculous

Tableting to the future

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Muslim Student Association revived after a three-year hiatus

After three years of scattered activity, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) has been made an official club at Blair with librarian Andrea Lamphier as teacher sponsor.

International News Roundup for Oct. 8 to Oct. 12

Blair alumni honored at Strathmore Music Center

Entertainment »

The verdict on 'The Judge'

In his newest production, director David Dobkin has spliced all of the typical Hollywood clichés from family drama and courtroom genres into one generic, cheesy movie. With a star-studded cast, including the wry comedic and dramatic actor Robert Downey Jr. and Academy Award-winner Robert Duvall, Dobkin tells a predictable and drawn-out tale of a small-town family's buried problems.

A "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad" movie

"Gone Girl": A who-Dunne-it of striking originality

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Girls' Volleyball prevails over B-CC

The Blair girls' varsity volleyball team (10-2) defeated the Bethesda- Chevy Chase Barons (7-5) in three lengthy sets. The match was special for the Blazers because it was senior night, the last home game for seniors before playoffs. The Barons played a tough game throughout the match, but the Blazers were able to hold their own and eventually outplayed them. The scores for the three sets were: 25-19, 25-17, and 25-22.

Boys' soccer defeats Blake in an impressive display of teamwork

Girls' soccer ties game against Blake