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Youth Art for Healing coordinators hang Blazer artwork at Georgetown University Hospital Transplant Institute. Courtesy of Jacqueline Armstead
Youth Art for Healing coordinators hang Blazer artwork at Georgetown University Hospital Transplant Institute.

National Art Honors Society participates in Youth Art for Healing

This year, Blair's National Art Honors Society (NAHS) took part in the Youth Art for Healing (YAFH) program for a second year in a row.

Freshman starts fundraiser at Blair for Nepal earthquake aid

Between May 4 and May 8, freshman Jigyasa Dahal led a fundraiser in Blair's cafeteria and courtyard for the April 25 Nepal earthquake. The fundraiser was sponsored by teachers and sponsors of the "No Labels Diversity Workshop" club Anne Mathews and Tami Jeral.

Local »

Blair intern named Teacher of Promise

Student intern Brittany Boyd received a Teacher of Promise award from the Maryland State Department of Education for her dedication towards teaching. Boyd received recognition out of several candidates from the University of Maryland.

Recent Blair graduate dies of unknown causes

On Monday, the Blair community and alumni mourned the loss of University of Maryland sophomore Lowell Ensel (Blair class of 2013).

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 »

Ebola dies down, total eradication still far

The unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus disease that began in late 2013 has been limited to only a few cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia, but has seen a recent spike in Guinea. The three West African countries were the most affected by the outbreak and are working to eliminate the last Ebola cases.

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.

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.