These various backgrounds and interests have given rise to a new gesture that has taken up prominence inside the Blair hallways and on social media pages: the post-up.
For Blair students, lunch is a time to eat, hang out with friends and get work done. But with a student population of over 2800 and only two lunch periods, the crowds in the Student Activity Center (SAC) and Blair Boulevard can be pretty overwhelming.
Directed and written by Ryan Coogler and released in early July, the film examines the real life story of the 2009 New Year's Day case in which a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer fatally shot 22 year old Oscar Grant.
Social studies teacher Kevin Shindel has started a TED-Education club at Blair that will meet every Thursday from 2:15-4 p.m. Club members will watch and discuss TED Talks and hopefully be inspired to create their own.
Daniel Jones, an Eastern Middle School graduate, is the official 2013-2014 freshman class president.