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Junior Erin Obaonrin talks about Girl Up club. Morgan Casey
Junior Erin Obaonrin talks about Girl Up club.

New clubs on the block

Blazers were proud to showcase their clubs during the club fair on Sept. 21. Several of these clubs are new and are looking for new members. From Blair Ragers, to Do Something, there is a club for everyone. Here is a look at some of these new clubs.

Blair begins free dinner program for all students

Montgomery Blair has been selected by Montgomery County as one of ten high schools to start a program that will offer free dinner to all students. The program, which began at the start of this school year, is available to all students.

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Blair buses overcrowded with students

Montgomery Blair High School welcomed over 800 incoming freshmen this school year, leading to overpopulated school buses. Due to the overwhelming quantity of students on the buses this year, Blair administration is considering adding a second bus for multiple stops.

MCPS places restrictions on school WiFi

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) restricted WiFi in schools so that students can no longer access social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat, starting this 2016-2017 school year.

Bomb threat forces Blair to evacuate

Students and staff at Montgomery Blair High School were evacuated out of the school building during sixth period on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The evacuation, which occurred at 12:28 p.m. was prompted after an anonymous call to Montgomery County 911 warned of a bomb in the school building.

Silver Spring apartment explosion leaves at least 30 injured and 7 dead

A massive gas explosion injured at least 30 people and killed seven in a Flower Branch apartment complex on Arliss Street in Silver Spring late Wednesday night.

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.
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Obama signs Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015

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