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Princess Leah McLean with her Prince, Curtis Gannon
Princess Leah McLean with her Prince, Curtis Gannon

Royalty on Blair Boulevard

A Blair student was crowned princess of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair on Aug. 10, and will be representing Silver Spring on the royal court.

Blair cancels its freshman-only day

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has made Montgomery Blair High School cancel its freshman-only day in the upcoming 2014-15 school year to avoid confusion with starting dates among Blair students and students around the rest of the county. Blair is requiring that all students come to school Aug. 25.

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"MAD Fitness" to open in Takoma Park

Mother and Daughter (MAD) Fitness is a small personal training business run by former Blazer Eve Kenney and her mother Sue Immerman set to open officially at 7302 Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD, in the near future.

Task force recommends that Maryland schools start after Labor Day

A Maryland state task force voted 11-4 to recommend that Marylandís public schools open after Labor Day in late May. The policy could extend summer vacation by a week or more for most Maryland schools.

Professional composer and soprano visit Blair

Composer Paul Lewis and soprano Sharon Elizabeth visited Blair as part of a residency program from April 28 to May 3.

Blair Theatre's "The Canterbury Tales" gives us many laughs

The May 9 edition of Blair theatre's "The Canterbury Tales" was a fun filled show that successfully overcame some technical difficulties in order to produce tons of laughs.

AP Human Geography course returns

Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography will return to Blair for the first time in four years.
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The pros and cons of school social media monitoring

Washington County public school officials recently stated that they will begin using a new software called Social Sentinel to monitor students' social media posts. The software tracks social media posts for certain keywords, and if posts containing these keywords are threats of violence or bullying or references to drug or alcohol use, the posts will be forwarded to school officials and/or the police.

The brokenness of American democracy, in one poll

For the first time in the history of the survey, the majority of Americans disapprove of their own Representative. †And the scary thing is that this finding doesn't matter one bit.

A need to lead in the Israel-Palestine conflict

The United States must make a change in its Middle East policy by working to rebuild the broken Palestinian economy and putting pressure on the Israeli regime to work for a lasting two-state solution.