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Cheer to the top

The Blair varsity cheerleading team won the Montgomery County Division II County Championship and Spirit Award on Saturday, Nov. 12 for the second year in a row. After winning this year and last year, the team will move up to Division I for next year.

Finding the finest fountain

Sometimes the water fountains in public schools get a bad rap. They're lukewarm, covered in chewing gum, and often the water isn't as clear as water should be. But could there be a diamond in the rough? Here is a comprehensive study of all of Blair's water fountains, along with SCO's choice for the best one in the school.
Yoko Zoll's first and second period classes try their hand at rice ball making. Courtesy of Yoko Zoll

Japanese classes make rice balls for a good cause

On Nov. 18 and 24, Japanese 1 classes, with teacher Yoko Zoll, made rice balls to participate in the "Change the World with Onigiri" campaign, started by an organization called Table for Two.

Snapchat streaking in style

Although the average person may not pay much attention to Snapstreaks, for some, keeping a Snapchat streak alive has become a test of friendship, or just a fun challenge to see how many days they can go without forgetting to reply.
People wear safety pins to stand together against Trump. Courtesy of CBS Miami

In the wake of Trump's election, the safety pin campaign comes to America

In the wake of Trump's election, many have expressed a need for solidarity and tolerance. Wearing a safety pin is supposed to signify being an ally and a safe person who will stand up against oppression and protect those being publicly harassed. And after the recent walk-out, some Blazers may want to wear it to show their beliefs and unity against Trump.

Opinions »

If you see your favorite TV show or movie taking a stance against social issues, would you?

The national conversation about how to fix the racism, sexism and homophobia in our nation is an ongoing debate and over the past couple of decades, the people of Hollywood, the ones who "make the big bucks," and producers of popular TV shows, have joined the conversation.

Trump selects a motley crew of cabinet members

Are you game?

News »

Local elections reshape the Montgomery County political landscape

Along with the national presidential election on Nov. 8, several local elections took place in the county. Of the seven seats on the MCPS Board of Education, three were up for election, and Maryland voted on three different ballot measures, as well.

A week at Blair's Interracial Dialogue

Students walk out in protest

Entertainment »

The play's the thing

In this modern-day rendition of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, complete with selfies and sweater vests, Blair theater brings Hamlet to life. With a wonderful cast and set, the play is two-hours well-spent.

Martha and Snoop's "Potluck Dinner" is dope

Doctor Strange strangely familiar

Sports »

NFL Week 13 Predictions

With the playoffs looming, the Patriots rocked the NFL with the news that tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing back surgery. Will the Pats' Super Bowl chances suffer because of this?

The NFL has it backwards

NFL Week 12 Predictions

     

Poll »

What Christmas song are you most tired of hearing on the radio?
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • Let It Snow
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • White Christmas
  • A Holly Jolly Christmas
  • All of them!
  • I never get tired of Christmas music!
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