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Obon Society founders Rex and Keiko Ziak display the <i> hinomaru yosegaki </i>  they hope to return
Courtesy of The Obon Society
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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Out of this world planet names

Bumper stickers of Blair

For the students who drive themselves to school everyday, the car that they take can be one of two things. In the style of "Humans of New York," these are the bumper stickers of Blair.

Flying forward but still looking backward

Black History Month is a time to celebrate black culture and history, which has had an immeasurable impact on America and the world, while acknowledging the hardships the black community has faced. Students learn about black history in classes and through Sankofa.

Redefining the hazy Blazer

The Blazer is one of the more cryptic mascots in MCPS. Einstein's Titan or Kennedy's Cavalier, just to name a few, are pretty simple to figure out, and even reuse the logos of other prominent sports teams like the Tennessee Titans and the Cleveland Cavaliers. At Blair, different students have different ideas of what the Blazer is. In fact, there are different Blazers all over Blair.

Getting down and dirty

Secluded in its own little niche just off of the 210s hallway, it's unlikely that many Blazers have ever actually been inside the greenhouse. But for those who yearn to roll up their sleeves and get dirty or to discover the green thumb they never knew they had, this small, glass-paneled classroom is a haven.
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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