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SNHS officers pose with Dr Spinrad, chief scientist of the NOAA. Courtesy of Megan Hart
SNHS officers pose with Dr Spinrad, chief scientist of the NOAA.

Dr. Richard Spinrad gives talk to Blair students

Over a hundred students from Blair's Science National Honor Society (SNHS) and several science classes attended a presentation by Dr. Richard Spinrad, chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Thursday in the Media Center.

MCPS Board of Education release their annual report to the community

On March 3, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE), released its annual report to the community for 2014. The report is divided into various sections that outline what is changing in MCPS.

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Old Town, new look

The Old Town Takoma Park businesses have seen a myriad of closings and openings over the past few months. New restaurants, stores and a hair salon are moving on to Carroll Ave., some of which have already opened up, replacing many long-standing businesses.

And the award goes to…

Here at Blair, we have some pretty remarkable students – and they all have their own special talents. And they put their skills to good use! In honor of these outstanding achievements, here’s a list of recent awards and their recipients.

Blair holds National African-American Read-In

On Feb. 24, Blair hosted its second National African-American Read-In in honor of Black History Month. The event, created by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is meant to honor and celebrate African American literature.

Blair hockey wins playoff appeal

The Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association (PVAHA) granted the Blair hockey team a playoff berth after the team struggled for a place. The decision came after the team had two other appeals rejected by the smaller hockey governing bodies of the county and state hockey leagues.

Blazer advances in national science competition

Blair senior and magnet student Michael Winer was one of forty finalists chosen on January 21 out of over 1,800 students to be recognized by the Society for Science and the Public in the Intel Science Talent Search.
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The changing of the bells

The Board of Education (BOE) will soon vote on the bell time schedule. After the dismissal of the first recommendation to implement later high school start times because of the cost (roughly 21 million dollars), MCPS released several new options on Jan. 6. On Feb. 10, the BOE will vote on these new plans.

Starr to end term as superintendent early

The decision, which followed a report that a majority of the school board did not support the renewal of Starr's contract has sparked controversy across Montgomery County, primarily due to lack of explanations from the Board of Education.

Missouri reacts to grand jury’s decision on Darren Wilson

Protests and riots against perceived racial bias in the U.S. justice system erupted within seconds after the decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson was announced. The reaction has spread nationwide but is most concentrated Ferguson and the greater St. Louis region.