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Sophomore Alexis Stewartson and the entire Sankofa cast performs a gospel song to start off the second act. Catherine Horowitz
Sophomore Alexis Stewartson and the entire Sankofa cast performs a gospel song to start off the second act.

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.

Athletically incorrect

According to some sports enthusiasts, it isn't taboo to go on wearing a politically incorrect jersey. For others, by wearing a player's jersey, a fan condones both what the athlete does on and off the field.

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The story behind the ink

Is there anything you’d be willing to have inked on your body for the rest of your life? For some, a display so permanent might seem like a mistake, but others think tattoos are a cool way of expressing oneself through art. For a few Blazers, tattoos are a way of connecting and paying tribute to loved ones.

A Classier Classroom

A common misconception about Blair is that it’s easy to get lost traversing the halls because of the school’s 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 doesn’t 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.
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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