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Boy’s hockey falls to Annapolis in state championship

Blair's hockey team’s playoff run fell just short of a state championship, as the Blazers (14-3) fell to Annapolis-Old Mill (10-3) in a heartbreaking 3-1 loss.

Blair holds National African-American Read-In

On Feb. 24, Blair hosted its second National African-American Read-In in honor of Black History Month. The event, created by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is meant to honor and celebrate African American literature.

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

The plot of "McFarland, USA" 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.
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.
 

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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 »

"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.

Sankofa full of talent and tradition

Ground left unbroken

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Girls' Basketball suffers narrow defeat against Wootton

With the stadium more crowded than ever this season, the Blazers (7-13) readily took on the Wootton Patriots (18-2) on their senior night. Though the Blazers came close to winning after a last-minute comeback, the Patriots were able to surge ahead in the final seconds of the last regular season game, resulting in a final score of 58-55.

Girls' Basketball foiled by Vikings

Girls’ Basketball bested by Bulldogs