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Senior Michael Winer is one of forty finalists in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search competition. Ben Lickerman
Senior Michael Winer is one of forty finalists in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search competition.

Blazer advances in national science competition

Blair senior and magnet student Michael Winer was one of forty finalists chosen on January 21 out of over 1,800 students to be recognized by the Society for Science and the Public in the Intel Science Talent Search.

Yearbook holds first Mr. Blair competition

On Feb. 13, Montgomery Blair High School's yearbook staff held the first 'Mr. Blair' pageant. Sixteen male students from all grades participated in the competition.

Local »

Burst greenhouse pipe causes large buildup of ice

The massive snowstorm that hit the D.C. metro area Sunday caused a water pipe in Blair's greenhouse to burst, leading to a buildup of ice and damages to the outdoor structure.

Blazers receive Children of the Dream Award, Horatio Alger scholarship

Blair seniors Tigist Tadesse and Bemnet Zewdie both received notable awards in January.

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 »

Saudi Arabia handles King Abdullah's death smoothly

Abdullah assumed the role as absolute monarch of Saudi Arabia after his brother, King Fahd, died in 2005. His leadership was a battle between tradition and encroaching liberalism.

Human Rights Watch, November 2014 – Women's Rights

This month's roundup of human rights issues focuses on developments in women's rights worldwide.

News Blogs »

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.

Missouri reacts to grand jury’s decision on Darren Wilson

Protests and riots against perceived racial bias in the U.S. justice system erupted within seconds after the decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson was announced. The reaction has spread nationwide but is most concentrated Ferguson and the greater St. Louis region.