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The Blair baseball diamond has been unused in weeks. Ben Lickerman
The Blair baseball diamond has been unused in weeks.

Blazer baseball on long-term rain delay

Recently, a number of the Blair baseball team's (5-3) home games have been postponed because of field conditions. The team has also been unable to get onto the field for practice.

Blair on lockdown following gas station robbery

Today, school security guards put Montgomery Blair High School on lockdown beginning at the start of the school day following an attempted robbery at the Shell gas station on the corner of University Blvd. and Colesville Rd.

Local »

Interim Superintendent announces budget cuts for the 2015-2016 fiscal year

On March 9, Montgomery County Public Schools' interim superintendent Larry Bowers announced plans for countywide budget cuts in preparation for an expected decline in state aid and funding.

MCPS requests snow day waiver

On March 17, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) sent a request to the Maryland State Board of Education, the governing body that determines the length of the school year, asking for the school year not to be extended due to snow days.

National »

Right to same-sex marriage to be decided

The Supreme Court announced Jan. 16 that it would review appeals from four circuit courts that ruled on same-sex marriage last year. The longstanding legal debate over the rights of same-sex couples appears to be heading towards a resolution.

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.

International »

Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in Europe

Hate crimes against racial and political minorities have sharply increased in many western European countries, a sentiment that demonstrates Europe's political shift to more conservative values.

Violence continues in Ukraine despite ceasefire agreement

Fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists continues in some areas of Ukraine, despite a ceasefire agreement reached in February.

News Blogs »

Partisan bickering masks success of Obamacare

Republicans must stop spreading myths and enforcing a negative attitude towards Obamacare, so that every American can be insured.

The changing of the bells

The Board of Education (BOE) will soon vote on the bell time schedule. After the dismissal of the first recommendation to implement later high school start times because of the cost (roughly 21 million dollars), MCPS released several new options on Jan. 6. On Feb. 10, the BOE will vote on these new plans.

Starr to end term as superintendent early

The decision, which followed a report that a majority of the school board did not support the renewal of Starr's contract has sparked controversy across Montgomery County, primarily due to lack of explanations from the Board of Education.