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Brown and Levien's afternoon classes each helped plant native plants after volunteers from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) came to update the rain garden last Thursday. Sam Howells
Brown and Levien's afternoon classes each helped plant native plants after volunteers from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) came to update the rain garden last Thursday.

Blair's rain garden receives updates

Blair's horticulture club created the rain garden to help prevent the deposition of polluted runoff rainwater into Sligo Creek, where it then flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

Scholarship program available for DREAMers at Blair

TheDream.US is a program designed to help create college opportunities for undocumented high schoolers and it is open for Blair students to apply. The program has a list of partner colleges, which allow students who receive the scholarship attend their school.

Local »

Muslim Student Association revived after a three-year hiatus

After three years of scattered activity, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) has been made an official club at Blair with librarian Andrea Lamphier as teacher sponsor.

Blair alumni honored at Strathmore Music Center

The Montgomery Blair Alumni Association inducted six alumni into the Hall of Fame at the 80th Anniversary celebration and all-class reunion held at the Strathmore Music Center on Sunday.

National »

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.

CVS/Pharmacy has stopped selling tobacco products

CVS has ended the sale of tobacco products in all of their locations in the United States on Sept. 3, one month earlier than originally planned.

International »

International News Roundup for Oct. 8 to Oct. 12

From Spain to Syria and North Korea, here are the week's big international news stories

International News Roundup for Sept. 25 to Oct. 6

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the Washington Post, National Public Radio (NPR) and various news podcasts. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

News Blogs »

Deer herd thinning is good for everyone

Humans have become the only predators to deer, and because of their large population and limited predators, we must take the initiative to curb the herd.

Watch the benefits roll in

Monday, October 6 saw same-sex marriage's greatest stride since 2013, when the Supreme Court announced it would not hear appeals to lower court rulings, which effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in five new states.

A school to be proud of

It's time to learn everything you never knew about Blair, from the history of its name, to now-famous alumni who once called Blair their high school.