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People mourn the 49 killed in the Orlando shooting at a candlelit memorial service. Courtesy of NPR
People mourn the 49 killed in the Orlando shooting at a candlelit memorial service.

Mass shooting occurs in Orlando night club

29-year-old Omar Mateen shot down people in Pulse, a popular gay nightclub, in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 and injuring 53 others on Sunday, June 12. This marks the 133rd mass shooting in 2016 and the largest one in American history.

Blair team wins second place at the regional Rubik's Cube competition

The Blair Rubik's Cube team won second place at the DC metro "You CAN do the Rubik's Cube" tournament at the National Electronics Museum on April 2.

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Blair wins National Science Bowl Tournament

Seniors Eric Lu and Arnold Mong, juniors Jamie Vinson and Alex Miao and sophomore Elliot Kienzle won the US Department of Energy National Science Bowl on May 2 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. The last time Blair won the national competition was in 1999. The team reached the top five in 2004 and in 2011, when Blair placed fourth and second place, respectively.

Samir Paul wins Rising-Star Teacher Award

Magnet computer science teacher Samir Paul won the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund Rising-Star Teacher Award. He has been teaching at Blair for two years.

National »

March 15 primary predictions

This race has been nearly unpredictable from the start, but SCO’s team of experts, featuring seniors Max Foley-Keene and Neida Mbuia-Joao and juniors Eleanor Cook and Charlie Lott are here to break down the races and predict the unpredictable.

Super Tuesday primary predictions

Happy Super Tuesday! More states vote today than at any other point in the primary contest. A huge amount of delegates are awarded and candidates who do well on Super Tuesday tend to win the nomination.

International »

Paris terror attacks kill more than 100

At least 129 victims died from a combination of deadly terror attacks in the Paris area this past Friday night.

International news roundup for Apr. 23 to Apr. 27

News Blogs »

Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West: Kan ye not?

It's no secret that Taylor Swift and Kanye West do not get along. Their latest twitter showdown attracted the attention of many while West's wife, Kim Kardashian, watched it all erupt from the side.

The Juno mission to Jupiter comes with a cost

The Juno mission comes with an immense price tag, about $1.1 billion. This includes the $581 million it took to build the spacecraft and $342 million for continuous operation.

Obama signs Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015

Microbeads are primarily used for exfoliating and cleansing rough skin, or even as an acne treatment. However, the disadvantages of the beads trump their advantages.