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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.

A talk with Intel winner Michael Winer

This year, Blair Senior Michael Winer won first prize in the Innovation category at the Intel Talent Search Finals. He won $150,000 in prize money for his project about the interaction between phonons and electrons in a crystal.

Blazer baseball on long-term rain delay

Recently, a number of the Blair baseball team's (5-3) home games have been postponed because of field conditions. The team has also been unable to get onto the field for practice.

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Blair on lockdown following gas station robbery

Today, school security guards put Montgomery Blair High School on lockdown beginning at the start of the school day following an attempted robbery at the Shell gas station on the corner of University Blvd. and Colesville Rd.

Interim Superintendent announces budget cuts for the 2015-2016 fiscal year

On March 9, Montgomery County Public Schools' interim superintendent Larry Bowers announced plans for countywide budget cuts in preparation for an expected decline in state aid and funding.

MCPS requests snow day waiver

On March 17, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) sent a request to the Maryland State Board of Education, the governing body that determines the length of the school year, asking for the school year not to be extended due to snow days.

Dr. Richard Spinrad gives talk to Blair students

Over a hundred students from Blair's Science National Honor Society (SNHS) and several science classes attended a presentation by Dr. Richard Spinrad, chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Thursday in the Media Center.

MCPS Board of Education release their annual report to the community

On March 3, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE), released its annual report to the community for 2014. The report is divided into various sections that outline what is changing in MCPS.
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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.