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The Blair Science Bowl Team won the 2016 National Science Bowl Tournament. Courtesy of Renay Johnson
The Blair Science Bowl Team won the 2016 National Science Bowl Tournament.

Blair wins National Science Bowl Tournament

Seniors Eric Lu and Arnold Mong, juniors Jamie Vinson and Alex Miao and sophomore Elliot Kienzle won the US Department of Energy National Science Bowl on May 2 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. The last time Blair won the national competition was in 1999. The team reached the top five in 2004 and in 2011, when Blair placed fourth and second place, respectively.

Purple line contract approved

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved the Purple line contract on April 6th, thereby green-lighting construction.

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Blair team wins second place at the regional Rubik's Cube competition

The Blair Rubik's Cube team won second place at the DC metro "You CAN do the Rubik's Cube" tournament at the National Electronics Museum on April 2.

Samir Paul wins Rising-Star Teacher Award

Magnet computer science teacher Samir Paul won the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund Rising-Star Teacher Award. He has been teaching at Blair for two years.

Bill would require annual mental health training for teachers

In the Maryland State House of Delegates, there is currently a bill on the floor that would require all school personnel to receive mental health training each year.

Senior wins at regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Senior Amanda Wessel won second place of the oral presentations on her research on malaria vaccines at the regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) and has advanced to the national level, which took place April 27th to 30th in Dayton, Ohio.

Blair holds design contest for Blazers

Biology teacher Leslie Blaha and Digital Arts teacher Jacqueline Armstead-Thomas organized an ongoing planbook design contest for Blazers.
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Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West: Kan ye not?

It's no secret that Taylor Swift and Kanye West do not get along. Their latest twitter showdown attracted the attention of many while West's wife, Kim Kardashian, watched it all erupt from the side.

The Juno mission to Jupiter comes with a cost

The Juno mission comes with an immense price tag, about $1.1 billion. This includes the $581 million it took to build the spacecraft and $342 million for continuous operation.

Obama signs Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015

Microbeads are primarily used for exfoliating and cleansing rough skin, or even as an acne treatment. However, the disadvantages of the beads trump their advantages.