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Obon Society founders Rex and Keiko Ziak display the <i> hinomaru yosegaki </i>  they hope to return
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Obon Society founders Rex and Keiko Ziak display the hinomaru yosegaki they hope to return

WII relics returned to rightful heirs

The smoke clears and the dust begins to settle. Thousands of US marines wander the small island of Peleliu as Japanese soldiers, planes, and cruisers retreat in the distance. The Battle of Peleliu is over. The 13 square kilometer island is finally under US control. Marines explore the deserted tunnel systems, caves and bunkers, now abandoned by the Japanese 14th infantry division.

Volvo's bold commitment

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

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A Classier Classroom

A common misconception about Blair is that itís easy to get lost traversing the halls because of the schoolís size. What really makes it hard to find your way is that all the classrooms look the same. Imagine if each room had its own unique decor or theme, making them easy to distinguish not just by the number on the door, but by what it actually looks like.

A steaming cup of comfort

The Cups club is a student-run club that works in conjunction with 7 Cups of Tea, an organization that connects trained listeners, therapists and counselors online with people who need to talk to someone. Every Friday during sixth period lunch, the members of Cups club act as student-listeners.

State pride reaches far and wide

It's everywhere. It finds its way onto athletic wear, shorts, sweatshirts and hats. People are obsessed with it. Its presence is so constant that that the average Marylander doesnít even notice it anymore. What is it? It's the coolest state flag of all: the red and white cross and black and yellow checkers of Maryland.

The Blazer Spirit

Whether as a player on the field or a spectator in the stands, being on a winning team is a fantastic feeling. The players give it their all, the spectators yell and cheer, the parents hold their breath and the clock winds down. Then it's over. The buzzer goes off and all that exciting energy is dispersed over the crowd as people cheer and hug, and players and coaches alike high five and celebrate.

Tamales for Christmas?

Walking down Blair Boulevard during a typical lunch period, youíll hear multiple languages and see people of different ethnicities, religions and cultures from all over the world. There are many students who have just recently immigrated to the United States, and others who have been here their entire lives. Wherever they come from, all Blazers experience the same American holidays, but in very different ways.
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"I like to travel with teens because I like to watch them see the world for the first time" - Anne Cullen