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Freshmen Margo Bloch and Emily Fox joined the Young Activist club of both Piney Branch elementary school and Takoma Park middle school when they were in the 3rd grade. The Young Activist club has been the incendiary force behind the Takoma Park ban against polystyrene. Sam Howells
Freshmen Margo Bloch and Emily Fox joined the Young Activist club of both Piney Branch elementary school and Takoma Park middle school when they were in the 3rd grade. The Young Activist club has been the incendiary force behind the Takoma Park ban against polystyrene.

Takoma Park passes comprehensive ban against polystyrene eating-ware

On Monday, Nov. 10, the Takoma Park City Council passed a city-wide ban against the use of polystyrene eating-ware commonly found in many restaurants and retailers, making Takoma Park the first government entity to pass a comprehensive ban against polystyrene.

"No justice, no peace": protesters march in DC against police brutality and discrimination

On Saturday, protesters from all over the nation gathered in Washington D.C. to rally against police violence and discrimination towards blacks in a march organized by Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

Local »

Blair Counseling Department hosts Financial Aid Information Meeting

On Dec. 4, Blair's Counseling Department hosted the Financial Aid Information Meeting in the Student Activity Center for parents of Blair seniors, who plan to attend college.

Blair holds second annual Crime and Punishment day

On Nov. 20, Blair held their second annual Crime and Punishment day in order to give students the opportunity to explore different areas of forensic science. The day consisted of a variety of professionals from different fields coming in to speak to students.

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 »

Human Rights Watch, November 2014 – Women's Rights

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

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.

News Blogs »

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.

A promising start

Now that the dust from November's midterms has settled, many are carefully watching Larry Hogan's every move and offering their own criticisms. However, let's not judge Larry Hogan based solely off of his affiliation with a certain political party.

Getting the Ball Rolling

The United States and China have a fraught but important partnership with one another. After a series of meetings in Beijing in early November, the two countries made several strides toward a more productive relationship that will benefit the world at large.