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There has been an ongoing movement to "unplug" from digital technology. Courtesy of Ask Big Questions

'Plugging in' isn't detrimental

However, for a while, the increasing prominence of smartphone and computer use as well as social media has been under fire for disconnecting people from the "real" world. We as a society should not flee to the opposite end of the spectrum and completely disregard new technology.
Counselor Daryl Howard recently published a new book on gender and black culture. Courtesy of Daryl Howard

Complexities in the making of "Complex People"

Dr. Daryl Howard is not only a counselor at Blair, he's a published author. In his new book "Complex People: Insights at the Intersection of Black Culture and American Social Life" he tackles various intricate aspects of contemporary black culture and gender in a series of essays.

Don't wait another day to see "Tomorrowland"

This film revamps the age old "race to stop the end of the world" scenario into an uplifting and family friendly story enhanced by dazzling graphics.

Words ringing in your ears

In a community like Blair, one that prides itself on tolerance, how do Blazers relate to the words coming in through their headphones?
Youth Art for Healing coordinators hang Blazer artwork at Georgetown University Hospital Transplant Institute. Courtesy of Jacqueline Armstead

National Art Honors Society participates in Youth Art for Healing

This year, Blair's National Art Honors Society (NAHS) took part in the Youth Art for Healing (YAFH) program for a second year in a row.

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What technological gadget could you not live without?
  • Cellphone
  • Laptop
  • iPod
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Technology is stupid
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Privatized schools are a public problem

Charter schools are pushing the widespread movement for the privatization of education. But the effects are not better. In many cases, they're much, much worse.

Unplugging from our phones, reconnecting with ourselves


News »

Freshman starts fundraiser at Blair for Nepal earthquake aid

Between May 4 and May 8, freshman Jigyasa Dahal led a fundraiser in Blair's cafeteria and courtyard for the April 25 Nepal earthquake. The fundraiser was sponsored by teachers and sponsors of the "No Labels Diversity Workshop" club Anne Mathews and Tami Jeral.

Blair intern named Teacher of Promise

Recent Blair graduate dies of unknown causes

Entertainment »

2015 albums to check out

2015 is not even halfway over and already the year has been overwhelmed with fantastic albums, from several hyped and long-awaited releases to many impressive debuts.

"Pitch Perfect 2" sings

"Age of Ultron" falls short

Sports »

Blair ends playoff run in tough loss to Gaithersburg

The Blair baseball season ended Friday afternoon in a painful 6-3 loss at Gaithersburg High School. Blair struggled against Gaithersburg’s pitcher Anthony Felitti, a commit to the University of Virginia.

Baseball wallops Whitman to advance in the playoffs

Girls’ Softball Dominates in Five Inning Shut Out