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Author Elizabeth Green, who is a former Blazer. Courtesy of NPR
Author Elizabeth Green, who is a former Blazer.

Blair alum publishes a book on teaching

In her book, Green seeks to dispel the myth that good teachers are born and cannot be taught. She also talks about the ineffectiveness of past education reforms in the United States and compares American teaching methods to those used in Japan.

Michael Brown's death has a lasting effect

Ferguson has entered its third week of conflicts between the police and demonstrators since the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

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International Women of Courage Awards honors women for bravery and courage

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom commended the work of the ten Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award recipients.

News you can lose

We don't often read or watch the news and smile (thanks Congress!). The goal with this article is to change that. I'm here to report the funny going-ons in the world, one of which is news reporting itself. That's a smooth transition into our first "newsworthy" story.

Democrats renew push for immigration reform

The Republicans, who took much of the public blame for the government shutdown, may be forced to negotiate with the Democrats in order to reclaim some of their dwindling voter base.

Intel Science Talent Search names Blair finalist and semifinalists

On Jan. 9, the Society for Science and the Public announced 300 semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. On Jan. 22, Samuel Zbarsky was named a finalist.

Senior wins ANNpower Vital Voices grant

On Oct. 22, senior Beemnet Kebede was one of 14 girls in the nation awarded a $1,900 grant through the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative.
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Once more onto the breach

No matter the situation, this is a violation of privacy and, even more, it is an example of the shaming and objectifying women that needs to be stopped.

The Corcoran's lost identity

Tucked away behind the White House, apart from the expansive Smithsonian museums, lurks the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest privately supported museums. A haven for culture, education and art, the Corcoran, which is comprised of both the gallery and the Corcoran College for Art and Design, is nearing the end of its independent existence. In late August, D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun approved the Corcoran's plan to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University (GWU), a plan that will save the museum and college from financial demise, but will also rid the institution of its age-old independent character.

Miley trades Twerking for awareness

During the 2014 VMAs, Miley Cyrus once again caused a stir; however, not with a raunchy and controversial performance like the previous year. This time, Cyrus used her fame for philanthropic reasons disguised as just another publicity stunt.