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Blair's Rubik's Cube team won second place overall in the tournament. Courtesy of Ray Weng
Blair's Rubik's Cube team won second place overall in the tournament.

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.

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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.

Purple line contract approved

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

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.

Montgomery County Police Department releases annual crime report

Earlier this month, the Montgomery County Police Department released its annual crime report which showed a slight increase in crime and significant increases in the amount of rapes, homicides and aggravated assaults throughout 2015.
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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.

Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB) Eric Guerci

Eric Guerci, a junior at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, represents 154,000 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students as the 38th SMOB.

El Nino forecast

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