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John Giles teaches AP Calculus BC in portable four. Courtesy of Leslie Morales Alvarenga
John Giles teaches AP Calculus BC in portable four.

Excitement and obstacles in portable rollout

At the far end of Blair, past the SAC doors and the student courtyard, sit four brand new portables, a mass of beige and wood lazing in the afternoon sun. The portables, a result of Blair's expanding student population, are a new addition meant to help with the increasing Blazer population.

Volvo's bold commitment

Volvo declares it will discontinue manufacturing vehicles powered solely by fossil fuels.

Features »

It takes a village

Some Blair students have parents who check Edline religiously, help with homework and donít let their children leave the house unmonitored. Others opt for complete freedom, letting their children party and take care of their own business without oversight. Most high school parents fall somewhere between these two extremes, and it begs the question: how much parental involvement is just right?

Protecting the party

Loud rap music blasts throughout the house, the floor vibrating on account of the bass. A soft haze has settled around packed rooms that were nearly vacant only an hour ago. Bottles of alcohol adorn the messy counters and tables around which laughing teenagers converse. This is a typical night for many students who choose to party on the weekend, with the exception of a single individual standing by the door attentively.

Entertainment »

The Miracle of "Dunkirk"

Christopher Nolanís Dunkirk is a landmark combat thriller, unprecedented in cinematic scale and technique. The film invokes powerful emotions creating an atmosphere where viewers unconditionally commensurate with the brave heroinesí profound story. Nolanís masterpiece recounts the intense and imperative evacuation of Dunkirk from three different perspectives: The mole (the beachhead), sea, and air.

The Dark Tower Falls (Short of Expectations)

Oh, if only. After over 30 years of writing the mystical, mysterious Dark Tower series, the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Stephen Kingís magnum opus has finally made its way to the big screen- only to disappoint viewers. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, The Dark Tower, which should have inspired both avid book enthusiasts and action-oriented moviegoers alike, instead leaves audiences sadly wondering about what could have been.

Food »

The Takoma Bev Co is anyone's cup of tea (but mostly coffee)

The Takoma Park Beverage Company (Takoma Bev Co) is a local restaurant located in Old Town Takoma Park, between a vision center and a post office. Takoma Bev Co was co-founded by Christopher Brown, a former biology teacher at Montgomery Blair High School.

Around the world in one week: exploring D.C.ís restaurant scene

Every year, summer break provides the perfect opportunity to travel and explore, whether it be a one day road trip to a nearby beach, or an adventurous month spent hiking in the mountains. However, traveling doesnít always need to entail patiently packing away clothing, browsing online for the best hotels or spending hours searching for flight availability.

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Volunteer to beat the cold

Even though the holidays are over, itís important to carry on with those feelings of family, of love and of giving back. It's time to help someone else, whether it be through monetary donations or hard work, by planting a new tree or handing someone a bowl of hot food.

Living in the liberal bubble

Welcome to the bubble; where Donald Trump can't touch us. This is a safe space, a place where open-mindedness and inclusivity comes at the cost of ignorance towards any and all alternative world views. Not even the electoral college is allowed inside.

Merry Krishnamas?

Iím a Hindu who also celebrates Christmas. Itís not as weird as it sounds. Everyone has their own Christmas traditions, just like my family.

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