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The number of social media applications has vastly increased over the last few years. Courtesy of V3 Integrated Marketing
The number of social media applications has vastly increased over the last few years.

The pros and cons of school social media monitoring

Washington County public school officials recently stated that they will begin using a new software called Social Sentinel to monitor students' social media posts. The software tracks social media posts for certain keywords, and if posts containing these keywords are threats of violence or bullying or references to drug or alcohol use, the posts will be forwarded to school officials and/or the police.

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the biggest victims are the youth

As this conflict escalates, it puts more and more Israeli and Palestinian youth at risk.

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The brokenness of American democracy, in one poll

For the first time in the history of the survey, the majority of Americans disapprove of their own Representative.  And the scary thing is that this finding doesn't matter one bit.

A need to lead in the Israel-Palestine conflict

The United States must make a change in its Middle East policy by working to rebuild the broken Palestinian economy and putting pressure on the Israeli regime to work for a lasting two-state solution.

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!

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!
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