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Riots broke out in Brazil before the first game of the World Cup. Courtesy of BBC
Riots broke out in Brazil before the first game of the World Cup.

Not everyone wants to pay for entertainment

Before the first World Cup game Thursday, protesters took to the streets of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other host cities to express their displeasure over the tournament being held in Brazil. Police intervention led to multiple injuries.

And the award goes to...

Here at Blair, we have some pretty spectacular students. They win a lot of stuff. SCO presents to you a list of recent awards and their respective recipients, to be updated as often as people win stuff—so start entering those competitions now!

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Puzzlepalooza 2014: The Year of the Armadillo (Daily Blog)

Puzzlepalooza. The biggest high school puzzling competition in America (well it's the only high school puzzle competition that shows up on Google at least). Spanning the four days of the High School Assessment (HSA) week at Blair, the fifth annual Puzzlepalooza brings together more than 320 Blair juniors and seniors into 19 teams to try to win the prizes which are HUGE!

It's not too late for spring cleaning

Reuse and recycling initiatives are more of what Blair needs to make the school greener and more resource efficient. To contribute, specialist Andrea Lamphier has begun a series of improvement projects Wednesday for the school’s media center.

Colbert through the years

CBS announced earlier this month that comedian Stephen Colbert would be taking over as host of the Late Show following Dave Letterman's retirement sometime in 2015.

Flight 370 crash exemplifies media sensationalism of stories

The sensationalized media speculation over the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "corrupting the news business" and amounts to a "ratings grab" by CNN.

NewsChips: What's Up with Ukraine and Crimea?

Stories of revolution, Russian occupation and other political disruption flood the daily cycle straight from the small countries' on-the-ground media coverage. However, few people know where Ukraine and Crimea are, let alone understand the political turmoil wracking the countries. In light of that confusion, here's a quick, easy explanation of the complex Ukrainian and Crimean conflict.
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