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Blair administration implements new cell phone charging policy

Principal Renay Johnson and the Blair administration implemented a new policy on Oct. 25 banning students from plugging in their phones into outlets during class.

Girls' basketball hires new coach

The Blair Athletics Department recently hired John F. Kennedy High School security assistant Carlos Smith as the girls' basketball head coach after Erin Conley, the previous coach, stepped down.

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Super Bowl winner receives award at Blair

Hall of Famer and Blair graduate Tom Brown came to Blair to receive a golden football award from the National Football League (NFL) on Nov. 13. He spoke to student athletes about playing sports at collegiate and professional levels and the impact his teachers and coaches had on him.

Results of the Takoma Park elections released

Voters in Takoma Park, Maryland elected Kate Stewart as the new mayor at the Takoma Park Community Center and selected city councilmembers of their wards on Nov. 3. Since the voting age in Takoma Park was lowered to 16 in 2013, several Blair students were able to vote in the Tuesday elections.

Local political races heating up

As we get closer and closer to the primary elections on April 26, the races are beginning to intensify in the 8th Congressional District (which includes Blair and most of Montgomery County), and the Maryland Democratic Senate.

Blair graduates killed in separate car accidents

Mohammed Shafiq Khan, 21, crashed into a tree at the intersection of Gist Ave. and Ray Dr. in Silver Spring on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the early morning. On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 22, Yoftahea Afework Melese, 20, crashed on Carroll Ave.

New report shows alienation among black youth in Montgomery County

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region released a report examining the causes of disconnection from school and work among Montgomery County black youths in order to recommend a more comprehensive strategy for narrowing the achievement gap
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El Nino forecast

Meteorologists and experts predict that the 2015-2016 El Niņo will be one of the strongest ever recorded.

The Teal Pumpkin Project

This fall marks the second year of the Teal Pumpkin Project, a relatively new campaign launched by the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) with the goal of creating a safer and more inclusive Halloween environment for kids with food allergies.

Transgender woman murdered in Montgomery County

On October 15th, Rico Hector LeBlond shot and killed Zella Ziona, a transgender woman, in Georgetown.