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Princess Leah McLean with her Prince, Curtis Gannon
Princess Leah McLean with her Prince, Curtis Gannon

Royalty on Blair Boulevard

A Blair student was crowned princess of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair on Aug. 10, and will be representing Silver Spring on the royal court.

Blair cancels its freshman-only day

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has made Montgomery Blair High School cancel its freshman-only day in the upcoming 2014-15 school year to avoid confusion with starting dates among Blair students and students around the rest of the county. Blair is requiring that all students come to school Aug. 25.

Local »

"MAD Fitness" to open in Takoma Park

Mother and Daughter (MAD) Fitness is a small personal training business run by former Blazer Eve Kenney and her mother Sue Immerman set to open officially at 7302 Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD, in the near future.

Task force recommends that Maryland schools start after Labor Day

A Maryland state task force voted 11-4 to recommend that Marylandís public schools open after Labor Day in late May. The policy could extend summer vacation by a week or more for most Maryland schools.

National »

International Women of Courage Awards honors women for bravery and courage

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom commended the work of the ten Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award recipients.

News you can lose

We don't often read or watch the news and smile (thanks Congress!). The goal with this article is to change that. I'm here to report the funny going-ons in the world, one of which is news reporting itself. That's a smooth transition into our first "newsworthy" story.

International »

International News Roundup for May 1 to May 8

Updates from Ukraine, Nigeria, South Korea and Syria for the week of May 1 to May 8.

International News Roundup for Apr. 5- Apr. 11

What's new in the world of international news?

News Blogs »

The call for action against ISIS

ISIS is indisputably an international threat; its spread would destabilize the region and result in a great deal of death. Victory on their part would make them a prominent global threat. Unfortunately, the international community has not taken a great deal of steps to stop them.

The pros and cons of school social media monitoring

Washington County public school officials recently stated that they will begin using a new software called Social Sentinel to monitor students' social media posts. The software tracks social media posts for certain keywords, and if posts containing these keywords are threats of violence or bullying or references to drug or alcohol use, the posts will be forwarded to school officials and/or the police.

The brokenness of American democracy, in one poll

For the first time in the history of the survey, the majority of Americans disapprove of their own Representative. †And the scary thing is that this finding doesn't matter one bit.