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93 members are inducted for the 2017-2018 school year. Courtesy of Renay Johnson
93 members are inducted for the 2017-2018 school year.

(Dis)Honor Societies

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that recognizes students for their academic achievements, dedication to community service and excellence in leadership and character. Blair and the other 13,000 chapters are supposed to help students develop each of these qualities. However, students largely apply for the boost it gives their resumes, not because they care about growing as a person.

Keeping it in the family?

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Classes on race will help build bridges

Our laws illustrate our priorities. From the widest pillars of American democracy to the rules that are made for conduct inside a house, each statute gives information on our beliefs. The right to freedom of speech, for example, states that we believe a democracy can only function when people speak their minds. On the other end of the scale, the fact that you're not allowed to put your shoes on the couch says that your mom cares about keeping her furniture clean.

Victim blaming is the new normal

In a country built around the construct of race as a system of power and oppression, victim blaming is just another form of discrimination that people of color face.

#MeToo unites women all over America

Me too. These two simple words have been repeated on Twitter hundreds of times in the past month, to stand up for women who have been sexual assaulted or harassed in the past. The "Me too" movement has shown how social media can empower women, as it has allowed more and more women to realize that they're not alone.

Multi-sport athletes are coming out on top

A growing sentiment among young athletes is that specialization in one sport is the most efficient way to achieve elite status in that sport, and beat out fellow athletes for a spot on a college roster.

A teacher's political opinion should be left out of the class

Teachers are among the most influential people in a studentís life, but one area which teachers should not influence students is the political arena.
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  • HOT!!!
  • lukewarm
  • The crisp, cool scent of mountain air in the morning which indicates the start of the autumnal season
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  • THE DEPTHS OF WINTER
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