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The new leaders of BNC have made a number of changes to the program. Nicholas Fechner-Mills
The new leaders of BNC have made a number of changes to the program.

Behind the BNC makeover

Many Blazers have already noticed this year's changes to InfoFlow which include new intros and outros, faces and voices. However, many don't know the major changes BNC went through at the end of last year.

Blazers react to bell times being pushed back

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) delayed start and end times for schools for the 2015-2016 school year. Students and faculty at Blair affected by this change reported that it has not made much of a difference to their regular days.

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ACT overtakes SAT as test of choice for Montgomery County students

For the fourth consecutive year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) saw a dramatic increase in the amount of students taking the ACT

New certified athletics trainer introduced at Blair

Meghan Wilkinson, an employee of MedStar and certified athletics trainer, joined the Montgomery Blair Athletics department this school year to replace Julie Tucker.

Blair bathrooms upgraded

Blair student bathrooms were renovated the summer before the 2015-2016 school year. The school replaced the sinks, toilets, stall partitions and bathroom door locks throughout the building and updated the locker room and health room facilities.

MCPS Board of Education votes to eliminate high school final exams

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education decided to do away with final exams in all high school courses beginning the 2016-2017 school year.

Silver Spring holds Restaurant Week

From September eighth to thirteenth, Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker hosted 36 restaurant owners in Silver Spring Restaurant Week, a weeklong event of promotions to highlight the growing diverse restaurant scene in Silver Spring and support food recovery efforts.
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Regal Entertainment Group implements bag search policy

Blazers trying to catch a movie at the theater in Downtown Silver Spring will find that a change has been implemented: employees are now checking bags that moviegoers are bringing into the theater.


Baby panda watch 2015 has come to a close!

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift: feud or conversation?

World-famous artists Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift received attention from nearly every social media platform and major news network last week for their Twitter exchange.