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Blair athletics take a leap in the right direction

There's a culture shift underway at Blair, and it's changing the student body for the better. The school year has officially ended, and there are definitely some fond athletic memories in every Blazer's mind.
Students are inducted into the National Honors Society in the fall and spring every year. Courtesy of Renay Johnson

Where is the honor?

Some aspects of national honors societies are beneficial, such as their tutoring and community service chapters. However, the positive qualities of these societies, to many students, are not the deciding factor for joining. For most, it's the way the words "honor society" looks.
Chance the Rapper performing. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

"Surf" along a wave of happiness

As a member of the band "The Social Experiment," Segal, along with fellow collaborators Chance, Peter Cottontale and Nate Fox, has spent over a year carefully directing and putting together this jovial masterwork "Surf." The self-released album is at once a solid jazz opus and what is sure to be a new hip hop classic.
Brazilian citizens protest FIFA's behavior during the 2014 World Cup. Courtesy of Creative Commons

For the good of the game

Just four days after winning re-election for a fifth term, Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) president Sepp Blatter announced his resignation. And it's about time.
Parallel parking is often the hardest part of the driver's test Courtesy of Tom Harbel

Parallel parking removed out of Maryland Driver's Test

On May 19, Maryland joined the list of fifteen states that do not require parallel parking as part of the driver's license examination. The Maryland Motor Vehicles Administration (MVA) determined that the maneuvers required to parallel park were already being evaluated in other areas of the test, like the two-point turn.
 

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Some thoughts on Belle Gibson

Some may know Belle Gibson as the mastermind behind a revolutionary health app. Most observers, however, would call her a selfish liar and manipulative scammer.

'Plugging in' isn't detrimental

Privatized schools are a public problem

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Blazer wins first place in MoCo's Got Talent

Alternative modern rock band Throwing Wrenches, whose singer and guitarist is Blair sophomore Shyaer Parvez, won first place in the second annual MoCo's Got Talent on May 31 after defeating over sixty other contestants in the three-round competition at The Fillmore in Silver Spring.

PARCC Governing Board votes to shorten testing

George Pelecanos to be Keynote Speaker at MBHS Graduation

Entertainment »

"Laugh Riot" roars

Without many technical aspects of the show, the five short student-produced plays were witty, hilarious and raw with the thespians' talent.

"Star Wars": The Sith, the Force, and much more

Songs to study to

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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