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Takoma Park passes comprehensive ban against polystyrene eating-ware

On Monday, Nov. 10, the Takoma Park City Council passed a city-wide ban against the use of polystyrene eating-ware commonly found in many restaurants and retailers, making Takoma Park the first government entity to pass a comprehensive ban against polystyrene.
The Dumbarton Oaks Gardens are filled with beautiful plants and secret pathways. Courtesy of NBC Washington

Where the tourists aren't

Living so close to the nation's capital, many still fail to take advantage of everything it has to offer. Some of us begin to view the Washington Monument, the White House and the multitude of memorials as merely heavily-frequented tourist hubs that fail to particularly interest us after the fifth visit. But there's more to Washington, D.C. than the National Mall and politics; the city is also home to many interesting places to visit which often go overlooked even by locals.

Boys’ Basketball overcomes turnovers, downs Wheaton

Coming off a road loss earlier in the week, the Blazers (2-1) knew they couldn't underestimate the Wheaton Knights (1-2). While the Knights hung around for the first three quarters of the game, the Blazers were able to eventually pull away and win comfortably 59-42.

"No justice, no peace": protesters march in DC against police brutality and discrimination

On Saturday, protesters from all over the nation gathered in Washington D.C. to rally against police violence and discrimination towards blacks in a march organized by Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

Blair Counseling Department hosts Financial Aid Information Meeting

On Dec. 4, Blair's Counseling Department hosted the Financial Aid Information Meeting in the Student Activity Center for parents of Blair seniors, who plan to attend college.
 

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What's your winter wardrobe staple?
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Ginormous sweaters
  • A good pair of boots
  • Hats
  • Mittens
  • Infinity scarves
  • Winter sucks, bring back summer
  • Long underwear
  • Flannel shirts
  • Sweatpants
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Shoveling out more snow days

While this law is a valiant effort in ensuring adequate learning time for students, it ultimately prevents MCPS from using a more effective calendar that does not rely so much on makeup days.

Caring for homeless in the cold

The rise of the religious left

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Human Rights Watch, November 2014 – Women's Rights

This month's roundup of human rights issues focuses on developments in women's rights worldwide.

Blair holds second annual Crime and Punishment day

Senior creates girls' leadership program for middle school students

Entertainment »

Underachievers, Flatbush Zombies electrify the Fillmore crowd

The Zombies' positive messages and unique take on life combined with their masterful musical abilities has shot them from rapping in small basement studios in Brooklyn to performing at venues like Coachella.

"Mockingjay" dips and soars

"Interstellar" shoots for the stars