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Amy Li took home the Gold Medal in Wushu at the Youth Olympic Games. Ben Lickerman
Amy Li took home the Gold Medal in Wushu at the Youth Olympic Games.

Blair junior won gold medal in martial arts

Blair junior Amy Li won a gold medal for the Chinese martial art Wushu last August at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Montgomery County purchases drones

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) recently purchased three unmanned aerial systems otherwise known as drones for use during rescue situations. However, due to civil liberty and safety concerns, the County Council requested that all drones be grounded until a policy is developed surrounding the use of the drones

Local »

New state requirements for emergency drills

In addition to the drills already in place, Maryland schools must complete at least one reverse evacuation drill and one earthquake drill during the school year.

Blair to send students to France in pilot exchange program

The Youth Ambassadors Program is sending a delegation of eight juniors and seniors from Blair on a two week exchange to France from Nov. 30 to Dec. 14.

National »

CVS/Pharmacy has stopped selling tobacco products

CVS has ended the sale of tobacco products in all of their locations in the United States on Sept. 3, one month earlier than originally planned.

Blair alum publishes a book on teaching

In her book, Green seeks to dispel the myth that good teachers are born and cannot be taught. She also talks about the ineffectiveness of past education reforms in the United States and compares American teaching methods to those used in Japan.

International »

Ebola epidemic worsens in western Africa

The Ebola virus currently spreading throughout western Africa has generated over 3,700 suspected and confirmed cases as of Aug 31, making it the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

Scotland votes to remain a part of the U.K.

The people of Scotland voted on a referendum on Thursday, Sept. 18 to stay a part of the United Kingdom (U.K.). Over 85 percent of eligible voters turned out to decide whether Scotland would become an independent nation.

News Blogs »

Emma Watson speaks out for gender equality

Emma Watson, who was named the U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year, formally invited men to join the fight for gender equality at the launching of the #HeForShe campaign on Sept. 21.

Sam Pepper, sexual assault and the damaging effects of idolatry in YouTube culture

Pepper's videos are indicative of one of the major problems with YouTube stardom: an insidious culture of sexual assault and harassment, usually perpetrated against the young women who make up YouTube's core demographic of viewers.

Possibility of no Blair ice hockey team this winter

For the first time in over ten years, the Blazers might not have an ice hockey team for the season.