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Blair counselor, Jennifer Taylor, sits with a student signing in with the new countywide counselor sign-up. Courtesy of Katie Calingaert
Blair counselor, Jennifer Taylor, sits with a student signing in with the new countywide counselor sign-up.

Confidentiality concerns arise with the new countywide counselor sign-up

Students are now required to fill out a detailed online Google form each time they visit the counseling office, in compliance with a new Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) mandate.

D.C. high school under investigation after an allegation of falsifying records

On Nov. 28, a report revealed that Ballou High School in Southeast D.C. was graduating students who had not met all graduation requirements.

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Blair student accidentally injures a teacher

On Monday, Nov. 27 during lunch, junior Blake threw a clay rock over the banister above Blair Boulevard, which fell on the head of teacher Elizabeth, who happened to be walking past the financial office on the first floor. The teacher ended up with a bleeding gash, a small lump on her head and headaches. Using Blair's security cameras, school administrators reviewed the incident in detail for evidence.

Andrew Komo wins 2017 Siemens Competition, Robert Yang regional finalist

Seniors Andrew Komo and Robert Yang were chosen as regional finalists in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.

Blair teachers ask students their preferred gender pronouns

With the start of the 2017-2018 school year, multiple teachers have begun to ask for students' Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGP) on student information sheets.

Right to vote extended to undocumented immigrants in College Park

The College Park City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday Sept. 12, in favor of an amendment allowing non-US citizens to vote in local elections at the College Park City Hall.

MCPS Wi-Fi attacked

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Wi-Fi network was attacked on Wednesday, Sept. 27, resulting in widespread internet connectivity issues. MCPS identified but did not disclose the source of the attack.
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