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The students going on the French exchange program. Hannah Rapp
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Blair to send students to France in pilot exchange program

The Youth Ambassadors Program is sending a delegation of eight juniors and seniors from Blair on a two week exchange to France from Nov. 30 to Dec. 14.

MCPS sees biggest growth in years

MCPS saw an increase of over 2,000 students entering the county’s elementary, middle and high schools since last school year, which prompted a county-wide school expansion and renovation of its schools.

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MCPS institutes new code of conduct

On August 14, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) released a new disciplinary code of conduct aimed at decreasing suspensions and expulsions while increasing administrative discretion in disciplining students.

Blair cross country sees a huge increase in student participation

This year, Blair's cross country team has added 31 new members, bringing the total to 96 runners. With 14 students running varsity and the other 82 running junior varsity, it's the most Blazers ever on the squad.

Blazer family opens church

Blair senior Laura Klett and her family opened the King of Kings International Ministry church, located in the Wheaton Rescue Squad House, on July 22.

Muslim Education Club hopes to foster understanding about Islam

The Muslim Education club will focus on the cultural aspects of Islam instead of the religious aspects, unlike Blair's current Islamic club, the Muslim Student Association (MSA). The club also hopes to correct misconceptions and clarify students' understanding of Islam.

Bring on the Books coming to Blair

The Bring on the Books foundation is a non-profit organization that advocates for youth literacy and donates books to abused, homeless or disadvantaged children throughout the country. The club, sponsored by English teacher Lauren Termini, will meet every other Thursday during fifth period lunch.
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Once more onto the breach

No matter the situation, this is a violation of privacy and, even more, it is an example of the shaming and objectifying women that needs to be stopped.

The Corcoran's lost identity

Tucked away behind the White House, apart from the expansive Smithsonian museums, lurks the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest privately supported museums. A haven for culture, education and art, the Corcoran, which is comprised of both the gallery and the Corcoran College for Art and Design, is nearing the end of its independent existence. In late August, D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun approved the Corcoran's plan to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University (GWU), a plan that will save the museum and college from financial demise, but will also rid the institution of its age-old independent character.

Miley trades Twerking for awareness

During the 2014 VMAs, Miley Cyrus once again caused a stir; however, not with a raunchy and controversial performance like the previous year. This time, Cyrus used her fame for philanthropic reasons disguised as just another publicity stunt.