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The girls wrote good thoughts and things that they learned onto a poster. Courtesy of Christina McCann
The girls wrote good thoughts and things that they learned onto a poster.

Senior creates girls' leadership program for middle school students

For the 2014-15 school year, senior Christina McCann created a girls' leadership program at Parkland Middle School.

MCPS institutes precautions against Ebola

In response to national concern about the Ebola virus, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) health staff developed new policies for schools to isolate any potential cases of Ebola among students.

Local »

Math Honor Society to begin at Blair

Math teachers Christina Martin and Kristin Werdann are co-sponsoring a Math Honor Society at Blair and aim to have the club up and running within the next few weeks. The Math Honor Society will help bring attention to students at Blair who have a particular interest in mathematics and encourage them to pursue that interest.

Blair's rain garden receives updates

Blair's horticulture club created the rain garden to help prevent the deposition of polluted runoff rainwater into Sligo Creek, where it then flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

National »

Three Denver teens attempt to join extremists in Syria

On Oct.17, three American teenage girls on their way to join the terrorist group ISIS were stopped at the Frankfurt airport in Germany.

Blair alumni named a 2014 Macarthur Fellow

On Sept. 17, Blair graduate Jacob Lurie was among the 21 people named a 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow. Lurie, along with the other fellows, will earn a stipend of $625,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

International »

Planned renewal of inter-Korean high-level talks in jeopardy

Resumption of cross border communication in Korea appeared to be in jeopardy on Monday when Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, refused to confirm North Korea's participation.

International News Roundup for Oct. 8 to Oct. 12

From Spain to Syria and North Korea, here are the week's big international news stories

News Blogs »

Midterms debrief: 2014 election results and what they mean

What to expect on Nov. 4

Predictions and polling have given Republicans an edge in the upcoming race for control of the Senate.However, Nate Silver, the man who predicted all 50 states correctly in the 2012 presidential election, only gives the Republicans a 62 percent chance of winning a majority this Tuesday.

Deer herd thinning is good for everyone

Humans have become the only predators to deer, and because of their large population and limited predators, we must take the initiative to curb the herd.