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Basketball Season Recap

The Boys’ and Girls’ basketball teams seasons are coming to an end with the playoffs in clear view. With records of (9-10) and (7-13) the Blazers are trying to bring their best to the biggest games of the season.
Kevin Costner stars in his usual athlete-mentor role with a group of rag-tag immigrant runners. Courtesy of Hollywood Reporter

"McFarland, USA" is another standard Disney movie

"McFarland, USA," is a textbook Disney movie with a typical plot line, as we've seen before with "The Mighty Ducks," "Remember the Titans" and "Invincible." The plot brings nothing surprising or extraordinary to the table, not to mention that Kevin Costner is yet again playing the "clueless mentor searching for answers" role previously seen in "Field of Dreams" and "Bull Durham."
The term "Superwholock" refers to the fandom of three popular sci-fi shows. Courtesy of Sick Sentience

Who's into SuperWhoLock?

Fans of Supernatural, Doctor Who and Sherlock, popularly known as SuperWhoLock fans, are rising both in number and devotion, overtaking social media with their influence. But SuperWhoLock is an complex community.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) tests will begin at Blair in March. Courtesy of Arkansas Department of Education

Don’t walk in the PARCC

Common Core and PARCC will undermine education at Blair, Montgomery County and states across the U.S. In order to prevent such an educational fiasco, Maryland should drop out of the PARCC consortium.
"Kingsman" strikes just the right tone between spy thriller and comedy. Courtesy of Google

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" takes the throne

"Kingsman" somehow manages to pull off the trickiest of effects, remaining lighthearted and fun while staying true to the classic structure of espionage films.
 

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Selma's snub: egregious, but unsurprising

In true Yeezus fashion, I feel I must make a controversial declaration: Hollywood does not like black people. The problems with diversity are not new to the film industry; they've been around since its inception in the early 20th century.

There's no I in 'measles'

The chance to grow up bilingual

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Blazer advances in national science competition

Blair senior and magnet student Michael Winer was one of forty finalists chosen on January 21 out of over 1,800 students to be recognized by the Society for Science and the Public in the Intel Science Talent Search.

Yearbook holds first Mr. Blair competition

Burst greenhouse pipe causes large buildup of ice

Entertainment »

Sankofa full of talent and tradition

Sankofa—Blair's annual celebration of Black History Month that includes a stunning variety of song, dance, spoken word and more—brought history, culture and tradition to life Friday night, in its last year with Vickie Adamson as director.

Ground left unbroken

"Clockwork Scarab" is a waste of time

Sports »

Girls' Basketball foiled by Vikings

In what became a physical and tough-matched game, The Blazers (13-7) struggled to match the Vikings (20-0) in offensive consistency and were unable to secure a win, resulting in a final score of 67-35.

Girls’ Basketball bested by Bulldogs

Girls' Basketball shuts down Rockets