Montgomery Blair High School's Online Student Newspaper
Friday, August 17, 2018 7:08 pm

Emma Lansworth

Online Photo Editor
HAI. I take sufficiently artsy photos. "Life can sometimes be ridiculous."-Riles Ferrets

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Students work the counter of the school store during lunch.
The Blazers won 6-1 in their playoff matchup with Richard Montgomery. Ice hockey's next game will be on Feb. 24.
Freshman Sebastian Rubinstein controls the puck.
Freshman Sebastian Rubinstein controls the puck.
Junior Allison Goodman and sophomore Alex Epstein fill out registration cards at the end of 1st period on Wednesday. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors were given their registration materials for next year's classes today.
Blazers stand in line outside the counselor's office between 5th and 6th periods on Wednesday. The beginning of the semester means schedule conflicts and changes for both students and counselors.
Blazers relax in the SAC after 7th period exams on Wednesday. Exam week ends tomorrow for Blazers, who have a long weekend to look forward to.
Senior Alex Stewart controls the puck. Blair ice hockey defeated RM on Friday night by a score of 5-2.
Seniors sign up to vote in the upcoming presidential election on Blair Boulevard on Tuesday. If a voter is 18 by the election, they are allowed to vote in the Maryland primary.
Blair's new boys' varsity basketball coach Damon Pigrom teachs gym during sixth period.
A snowman hangs on the whiteboard in room 155. Staff and students have decorated various parts of Blair in the holiday spirit, with winter break coming up next week.
Junior Hector Barrera holds up the Red Cross Club's donation box. The fundraiser raised money for victims of the Turkey earthquakes.
Band teacher Adam Stephens warms up Blair's concert band during class in the auditorium today. They are preparing for Blair's band and orchestra concert tomorrow, December 15.
Students stand in line as employees at the new Woodmoor Chipotle across from Blair make burritos.
Classes offered through the Concurrent Enrollment Program will not replace any of the existing AP classes, such as Ms. Manuel's AP U.S. History class.
Junior Jenny Beech takes the ball from an RM player.
Junior Eloise Goldsmith looks to possess the loose ball.  The Blazers lost to Richard Montgomery, 2-1.
Seniors stand in line on Monday to pick up their class t-shirts.
Senior Anthony Jankoski shows off his Blazer red pair of denim pants, a definite trend for this school year.
There are currently 2,952 students enrolled at Blair, and the number could still rise.
Harry Potter fans wait in line at the Majestic theater in Silver Spring for the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, released on July 15. Fans wore costumes representing almost every character in the series, from Sirius Black to Dobby to Professor Trelawney.
D.C. police kept blocking the streets after the fireworks were over, both to prevent traffic from hitting pedestrians and to help people find their way back to Metro stations after show.
A white firework showers sparks in the sky over the Mall.
The lack of a breeze to blow smoke from previous fireworks away made it difficult to see fireworks that launched further into the show.
A red firework lights up the sky over the Mall.
One of the first fireworks of the night bursts over the National Mall.
One man even dressed as a patriot, clearly inspired by the American Revolution.
The National Mall was crowded with people trying to catch a view of the fireworks near the Washington Monument.
People showcased their American spirit in different ways, such as this man with patriotic balloons.
D.C. police cars blocked off Pennsylvania Avenue so fireworks attendees could cross the street to get to the Washington Monument.
American flags were hung on lamp posts all around D.C. to celebrate Independence Day.
Souvenir stands lined the streets surrounding the Mall, selling various items for attendees to show their spirit.
Spectators walk from Metro Center to the National Mall to watch the fireworks.
Incoming Blair principal Renay Johnson listens to a parent at a meet and greet event held in Blair's media center on Tuesday. Johnson will replace Darryl Williams as principal starting July 1st, as Williams will leave Blair to be the new Community Superintendent.
AP and on level NSL teacher David Swaney believes that the Government HSA was a "big cost that wasn't worth the payoff."
Blazers' pottery from Blair's ceramic class is displayed on Monday in the media center for Fine Arts week. This week is Fine Arts week at Blair, during which Blazers' artistic and musical talents will be displayed to the rest of school every day.
Secondi, located near Dupont Circle, is a high-end consignment store that offers designer clothing at drastically reduced prices.
Jewelry from the European company Bijuland was sold at the festival.
These are just some of the hundreds of pieces of jewelry sold at the festival.
This booth was selling gourmet Greek groceries, selling everything from handmade pasta to homemade jam.
Books about Greece or by Greek authors were just some of the many items sold at this booth.
Members of the Parathosi Dance Troupe dance to traditional Greek music.
Stavros Blicas plays guitar for his band Zephyros, which plays traditional Greek music.
At another food tent, freshly made Greek cuisine is covered to protect it from the wind.
A man fries loukoumades to serve to patrons of the festival.
Festival patrons wait in line to purchase loukoumades, a Greek fried pastry.
Seniors Lauren and Jeanne Jarvis-Gibson audition Tuesday for Blair's Got Talent, Blair's annual showcase of Blazers' varied skills. Auditions are being held Tuesday and Wednesday, and are open to any Blazer with a talent to show off.
Juniors Sally Barth and Alex Rittman-Tune enjoyed their 6th period lunch in the courtyard outside Tuesday. Blazers returned from spring break to warm, sunny weather.
Juniors from high schools around Montgomery County attended the Montgomery County National College Fair at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Thursday. Over 250 colleges attended the college fair, encouraging students to take interest in their colleges.
This burrito is only one of many things you can order at Qdoba.
Blair's Green Club put up a display on Blair Boulevard promoting environmental responsibility in recognition of April, which is Earth Month. Blazers can stop by during lunch to fill out an environmental pledge to add to the display.
The World Building, which was once home to radio stations and is now used as an office complex, stands out among the buildings around it.
Silver Spring's landscape is interrupted by cranes due to the amount of construction going on, which can be seen from up high.
The backs of buildings along Georgia Avenue are visible from the Cameron Street parking garage, as is the World Building towering over them.
A line of flags blows in the wind across from Capital One Bank.
The sky is reflected in the windows of this apartment building.
Cars drive through the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Wayne Avenue.
A train pulls away from the Silver Spring Metro station.
The AFI Silver Theater's logo that sits on the top of its sign stands out among the tops of buildings.
The Discovery building stretches down Colesville Road, across from the Twin Towers apartment complex.
The Majestic Theater, at the intersection of Ellsworth and Fenton, stands out among the buildings surrounding it.
Folders containing Student Government Association candidate applications are taped to the SGA door for prospective students to fill out. Both elected positions and spots in the SGA class are available and applications are due March 30.
Winners of It's Academic tournaments are awarded trophies like these, which belong to the Blair team.
A panel including Blair teachers Lansing Freeman and Sawsan Darwish, Steve Hendrix of the Washington Post, Dr. Randy Short from Howard University, and Russell Misheloff from the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. spoke to Blazers in the auditorium on Tuesday about current conflicts in the Middle East.
Having graduated only two seniors last year, the softball team remains strong at its core and hopes to go far into playoffs.
Senior Emma Kaufman practices dance moves at rehearsal for Guys and Dolls, Blair's spring musical, on Tuesday. Opening night of Guys and Dolls is April 1, and the cast, crew, and pit orchestra are all practicing daily for the show.
Career Center Coordinator Phalia West is responsible for helping students explore college and job resources and opportunities.
Attendance Secretary Roxanne Fus shows her Mardi Gras spirit Tuesday with bright beaded necklaces. Some teachers and Blazers came to school Tuesday wearing decorative beads and purple shirts to celebrate Mardi Gras.
 New Board of Education President Chris Barclay speaks at a reception held for him in the SAC at Blair Thursday night. Barclay answered questions from parents, students, and Blair administrators.
Past visitors have thrown change on the sides of the clock tower, most likely for good luck.
This small green machine controls the tower's clocks, which are located on all four sides of the tower.
The U.S. Capitol is also visible in the distance from the observation tower.
The Washington Monument is just one of many D.C. landmarks visible from the observation tower.
This is one of ten bells inside the Old Post Office clock tower that ring on certain occasions for Congress.
A personalized clock for the Old Post Office hangs with the bell pulleys.
A sign from protests held to stop the Old Post Office from being torn down is one of many artifacts relating to the Old Post Office displayed on the 9th floor.
The architecture of the interior of the Old Post Office can be fully appreciated on the elevator ride up to the bells.
A sign hangs in the Old Post Office pavilion, where several restaurants and shops are located, inviting visitors to take the Clock Tower Tour.
The Pennsylvania Avenue entrance to the Old Post Office stands open to visitors.
A personalized clock for the Old Post Office hangs with the bell pulleys.
A sign from protests held to stop the Old Post Office from being torn down is one of many artifacts relating to the Old Post Office displayed on the 9th floor.
The architecture of the interior of the Old Post Office can be fully appreciated on the elevator ride up to the bells.
A sign hangs in the Old Post Office pavilion, where several restaurants and shops are located, inviting visitors to take the Clock Tower Tour.
The Pennsylvania Avenue entrance to the Old Post Office stands open to visitors.
A footprint is visible in the snow and ice covering Blair's grounds Tuesday. The snow and ice storm that fell Monday night resulted in Blazers receiving a two hour delay Tuesday morning.
Kaufman gets the puck from a DC player.
Students for Global Responsibility meet Tuesday after school to discuss ways to promote their current fundraising project. SGR raises awareness about social and political issues relevant to the world today.
Senior Emma Kaufman sings Layla by Eric Clapton, while senior Riley Harris accompanies her on guitar.
Freshman Joshua Briggs reads his own moving poem about a girl who was a victim of abuse.
Freshman Josie Lichten sings You and I by Ingrid Michaelson.
Senior Gabe Pollak reads a poem he wrote for the Valentine's Day theme of the Open Mic.
Seniors Gabrielle Baylon and Jasmine Campbell decidedly go against the Valentine's Day theme by singing Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood.
Junior Audrey Tchoukoua  sings a Josh Groban song to end the first half of the Open Mic.
Immediately after the fire alarm was pulled, students were instructed to exit Blair through the SAC.
 Blazers hurriedly rush down the stairs by the 210s hallway Tuesday afternoon. A fire started right before the end of the school day, filling the hallway with smoke.
Freezing rain falls in Silver Spring Tuesday night. A storm is expected to drop freezing rain and ice on Silver Spring Tuesday night, which could cause problems with Blazers' morning commute to school.
A poster displaying art electives stands on Blair Boulevard during sixth period on Tuesday. An elective fair was held Tuesday during fifth and sixth periods to encourage Blazers to register for various electives.
Blazers had no school today due to sleet and ice that fell last night on Silver Spring. The exam schedule has been adjusted due to the ice day; all exams are pushed one day back.
Another board in the museum asks visitors what causes they believe in standing up for.
Audience members sit in chairs as though they were at the Woolworth's lunch counter, and learn how to resist animosity from segregationist crowds.
The actress playing Diane Lawson speaks to the audience about non violent protest strategies.
An actress playing Diane Lawson, a non violence protester, carries a sign encouraging desegregation at the famous Greensboro lunch counter. The Greensboro sit ins were a series of non violent protests where black students from the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina sat at the whites only lunch counter at the Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina.
A few of the many dreams posted on the board, which ranged from world peace to getting jobs.
A museum worker adjusts the sticky notes visitors posted on a board asking them what their dreams were.
Audience members join hands as they sing "We Shall Overcome," the anthem of the Civil Rights movement.
An image of Martin Luther King speaking to a crowd is projected onto a screen as the actor stands aside and King's famous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.
An actor sings Martin Luther King, Jr.'s favorite hymn.
Freedom Rider Dion Diamond discusses how he differs from other freedom riders, in that he sees non-violence as a tactic rather than a personal philosophy.
From left, Freedom Riders Moses Newson, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Reverend Reginald Green, Dion Diamond, and Joan C. Browning, discuss their experiences on the famous buses that carried desegregationists through the Deep South in 1961.
Sophomore forward Jordyn Schroeder aims at the basket.
Junior forward Rose Kalala shoots a basket.
Junior guard Morgan Chase is blocked by Gaithersburg defense.
Blair's mascot made an appearance at the competition.
Captains Sara Pollacco and Selena Wyborski and coach Gwen Thomas watch another team perform.
Snowflakes fall Tuesday night on an already covered road in Silver Spring. Up to four inches of snow are predicted to fall in Silver Spring.
The brass section of the Blair symphonic band plays at the band and orchestra concert held Tuesday night.
Senior Sofia Read, now a member of the first All-State team, scored a total of 55 goals over four years on the Blair team.
Junior Jamie Kator, a key forward, dribbles the ball toward the goal during the Sept. 14 Blair-Northwood game.
Blazers have their picture taken with the Blazer as part of a fundraiser for BNC, Blair's television and radio station.
Woodmoor Bakery offers a variety of holiday themed treats, like these Christmas cakes and snowman cupcakes.
A customer takes a look at the fresh empanadas sold by Alexa's Empanadas.
Sababa sold falafel hand-stuffed inside fresh pita bread, along with other toppings like cabbage salad and tahini sauce.
Isabel's Rose, a company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, created these "wearable glass sculptures."
Arise Bazaar Productions, owned by Paul Maclardy, made these handmade bears.
These leather belts were created by Jonathan Wye, a D.C. based clothing artist.
Helen Hausmann plays the violin in the Alexandria Kleztet, a band that plays traditional Eastern European/Jewish music.
Red Persimmon Imports sold these colorful purses.
Bernadette Mayo sells her BAMI soaps and candles, and provides free samples for customers.
These clothes were only some of the garments created and sold by Wasim Khan of Royal Arts and Crafts of Kashmir.
Christmas lights adorn the top of each tent.
Vendors sold their products under tents to protect them from the rainy weather.
Club StepOne is collecting donations for the toy drive in room 132.
Senior assistant caption Peirce Marston beats a B-CC player to the puck.
Blazers sign in to the Blair Sports Academy after school Tuesday. Blazers can play sports, watch movies, play games, or get academic support from the Blair Sports Academy after school.
Two penguins in hard hats point Metro and Marc train riders which way to go, depending on if they are traveling on Marc trains or on the Metro.
Another penguin in a hard hat guides Metro riders to the Silver Spring station.
Penguins wearing hard hats also appear on Metrobus signs, because the stops have temporarily changed while the Metro station undergoes construction.
Penguins with question marks on the stomachs are included on Metro transit signs, guiding Metro riders to where they want to go.
Pedestrian safety signs features penguins crossing the street along with men, women, and children.
Pier 1 Imports have gotten into the holiday spirit by using penguins as window decorations.
Look closely-the windows between the first and second floors of the civic center looking out to the courtyard are frosted with miniature penguins.
This penguin statue sits at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Spring Street.
This group of penguins sits next to the self-checkout counter at the Silver Spring library.
This penguin poster from the Silver Spring library encourages children to read.
These stuffed penguins stand behind the reference desk at the Silver Spring library, next to a book entitled Our Iceberg is Melting.
The Colesville Road crosswalk, originally bustling with students crossing from Blair on their way home, is almost deserted only 15 minutes after the 3:00 bell has rung.
Blazers wait to cross Colesville Road to get to the Ride-On/Metrobus stops along Colesville Road and University Boulevard.
Three students practice a dance to a song playing from a boom box in the Renaissance hallway.
Students pour out of the SAC doors to get on buses home.
Students flock to get on magnet buses outside the SAC entrance to Blair.
Blazers get a head start on their homework after school using the computers in the media center.
Blazer athletes often visit the weight room after school.
The movie Avatar; The Last Airbender plays on a projection screen in the SAC at the Blair Sports Academy.
Students sign in to the Blair Sports Academy, an after school program where students can play sports, study and learn job skills, among other things.
Students pour out of their classrooms to meet with each other on Blair Boulevard after the 2:10 bell rings.
A tin for collecting seniors' baby pictures to be included in this year's yearbook sits on the counter outside the main office. The deadline for seniors submitting their baby pictures is this Friday, December 3.
A bag of donated stuffed toys lies next to a donation box in room 132 for club StepOne's Toy Drive. Club StepOne is holding the stuffed toy drive to provide children in need with holiday cheer.
This graffiti mural is on the opposite side of the Metro tracks, seen through the chain link fence on the East-West Highway bridge.
This graffiti mural can be seen through a chain link fence on the East-West Highway bridge spanning across the Metro tracks.
Murray's Auto Clinic has graffiti painted along its long brick wall.
This tag is visible through a chain link fence along the Metro tracks across from Montgomery College's North Science Building.
The dumpster along Cedar Street, near the corner of Wayne Avenue and Cedar Street, has been tagged multiple times by different artists.
The bright purple paint used to tag this UPS package drop-off box near the intersection of
A mailbox standing outside the Twin Towers apartment complex has a prominent graffiti tag painted on it.
A tiny tag reading "catalyst" is painted on the back of a sign at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Georgia Avenue, across from the clothing store New York & Company.
A graffiti tag is painted along the fence bordering the construction zone at the Silver Spring Metro station.
Orange graffiti tags are painted along construction barriers between the sidewalk and the street at the Silver Spring Metro station.
A bright blue graffiti tag is visible on a map of the Silver Spring Metro station.
Graffiti artists get creative by tagging address stickers from the Silver Spring post office and sticking them onto the Silver Spring Voice newspaper box outside the Second Avenue Metro entrance.
A tree's reflection is visible in a puddle on the Colesville side of Blair. A large storm system moved through the D.C. metropolitan area Tuesday, bringing heavy rainfall to Blair's sidewalks.
Sites like help student online vendors find a sense of community.
Slenkovich's YouTube videos help his following learn how to use his products.
Some students create their own websites to sell their projects, like the Blaq Grass page shown here.
In addition to "Edline After Hours" the media center is also waiting on a grant to add a third set of computers.
Junior Becca Ederer purchases a ticket from Ms. Fus at the attendance office for a cheerleading competition Blair will participate in this weekend.  The competition will be held this Saturday, November 13, at Richard Montgomery High School.
People stand in line to vote at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Silver Spring on Tuesday. Blazers had no school Tuesday due to federal elections for state and national offices.
A banner with the names of seniors on the football team and cheerleading squad hangs above Blair Boulevard advertising the football team's senior night game on Friday.
An agressive foward, Read has scored 49 goals over her four-year career on the varsity girls' soccer team.
8407 is conveniently located near the Silver Spring metro station.
This fall's biggest trend on Blair Boulevard? Sillybandz, of course.
Silly Bandz come in a variety of colors and shapes.
A sign advertising Kathy Luc for Homecoming Princess hangs on a pillar on Blair Boulevard. Blazers voted for Homecoming Court today during third period.
Senior Saleiha Mayer-Marks attempts to pass a Walter Johnson defender.
Junior Rebecca Arbacher prepares to throw the ball in-bounds.
Blazers representing the Blair branch of the MCT Federal Credit Union stand behind a MCT table in front of The Vault, Blair's in-school bank. The Vault opened to students Thursday for the 2010-2011 school year.
Peter Gondor sprints down the field during a late afternoon drill.
Cherrah Barclay winds up to kick the ball down field.
Lyla Shapiro turns the corner as she eludes an opponent.
Silverlogue, now published by Jostens, is  advertising personilized pages for students' yearbooks
Juniors Michelle Dagne and Emily Hu pre-order class t-shirts from sophomore Irene Ravitz and junior Bruce Yuen. Blazers can pre-order their t-shirts in order to receive them by homecoming week.
Michelle Roberts conducts the symphonic orchestra as they play through the Tchaikovsky piece.
Junior Jerome Glick plays the cello for the symphonic orchestra as they rehearse "Andante Cantabile" by Peter Tchaikovsky.
Blair's symphonic band plays "His Honor," a complicated march composed by Henry Fillmore.
Conductor Daryl Clark directs the symphonic band as they play a warm-up exercise from a book of difficult rhythms.
Senior Tamar Murray warms up on tuba before symphonic band.
Junior Carlos Ramos plays the chorus of "Hallelujah" in the guitar ensemble.
Norma Rahim conducts the guitar ensemble as they play "Hallelujah," one of three songs played at Back to School Night.
The guitar ensemble practices in Blair's chorus room.
Senior co-captain Janet Henkai moves in front of a Magruder defender to re-gain control of the ball.
Sophomore forward Zoe McCarthy concentrates to make an accurate pass.
Defender Sana Barclay clears the ball out of Blazer territory.
Co-captain Larissa Antonisse takes a shot on the Blue Devil goal.
Senior Gabe Pollak dresses as a woman for the cross country team's meet against Clarksburg. The theme of the team's spirit day was cross dressing, where cross country team members dressed as the opposite gender.
Sophomore Allison Whitney runs forward to receive a ball.
Several students wait to board their daily buses.
Blazers lie in cots set up on the stage to give blood for a blood drive Tuesday sponsored by Blair's SGA. Hundreds of students gave blood, despite fears of pain or fainting.
A young girl paints on a large giraffe sculpture set up outside for children who attended the event to decorate.
The Beat Ya Feet Kings teach a large group of audience volunteers basic steps they developed from older dances.
The D.C. dance crew Beat Ya Feet Kings, featured on the MTV show America's Best Dance Crew, perform their modern hip hop style of dance.
Dancers dressed in Brazilian samba costumes perform after the Capoeira dancers. Their extensively decorated costumes dropped feathers and glitter across the floor.
Dancers introduce the Brazilian group Sambart by performing a dance with traditional Samba moves.
Artistic Director of Alafia Dance and Drum Company Oscar Rousseaux teaches a group of audience members steps found in Afro-Cuban dances.
A dancer from the Afro-Cuban dance and drum group Alafia swirls her skirt in a dance inspired by the busy marketplaces in Cuba.
Lesole Maine dances to the drum beat provided by a member of the Lesole Dance Project. The Lesole Dance Project was created to preserve such traditional South African dances.
Lesole Maine, artistic director of the Lesole Dance Project, invites the audience to clap and sing along with him and the other dancers for their next song.
Dr. Johnetta Cole, director of the National African Art Museum, speaks about why she decided to hold the Community Day event. She explained the event was meant to encourage pride and to celebrate African soul present throughout the community.
Blazers dance onstage with Kenge Kenge at the end of their performance. Blazers were able to participate throughout the performance, especially during the last song.
Blazers stand onstage with Kenge Kenge as the lead singer invites more students onto the stage.
Kenge Kenge's orutu player plays while the band performs "Obama for Change," the song they wrote during the 2008 presidential campaign in support of president Obama.
Kenge Kenge's lead singer is accompanied by percussionists playing Kenyan drums.
Members of Kenge Kenge play the nyatiti and orutu, instruments essential to the Benga style of music Kenge Kenge plays.
Blazers excitedly applaud Kenge Kenge after their first song. Kenge Kenge invited Blazers to participate in the music by clapping along, dancing, and coming up on the stage with them.
Kenge Kenge's talented asili flute player skips across the stage as dancers perform around him. The asili flute is an instrument traditional to the Benga music that Kenge Kenge performs.
Three of Kenge Kenge's members wear traditional Luo costumes as they dance to the band's first song.
SAT and ACT prep materials, to which resource counselor Marcia Johnson partially attributes the increase of MCPS test scores, are available in the career center.
Blazers dance on stage with members of Kenge Kenge, a traditional Kenyan band. Kenge Kenge held a performance in Blair's auditorium Friday.
Senior captain Miranda Bernard begins to speed past a Seneca Valley defender.
Senior midfielder Lyla Shapiro makes a strong pass upfield.
Junior defender Sarah Harper maneuvers around Seneca Valley offense.
Junior midfielder Sara Sium battles with Seneca Valley midfielder for possession of the ball.
Senior Larisa Antonisse battles with a Northwood defender for possession of the ball.
Forward Jamie Kator looks to attack the Gladiator goal.
Campaign signs line the road leading to Temple Emanuel in Kensington. Blazers have no school due to primary elections for county government.
 A poster advertises Fashion's Night Out in Georgetown, a late night shopping event held on Sept. 10.
Many stores, such as vintage clothing store Annie Creamcheese, have live models in their shop windows to help promote their business.
O Salon holds a special event during which patrons can get free hair consultations and pose on the salon's red carpet.
The Vitamin Water Lounge, meant to be a hangout spot for shoppers, is barely used despite the DJ playing loud music.
A model, hired by Juicy Couture, stands on the store's upper level handing out free bottled water from a silver tray.
Shoppers walk down the staircase leading to the sale section in Juicy Couture.  The incredible savings drew hundreds of customers.
The designer Betsey Johnson's store was full of customers all night. The store hosted a VIP garden party, boasting free cupcakes and other goodies. The only way to get into the VIP party was to make a purchase, which proved to be effective.
Lacoste sold New York City edition Fashion's Night Out t-shirts for $25. Money raised from t-shirt sales is put towards the women and children's charity Labels for Love.
A crowd gathers outside Urban Outfitters early in the evening as they step off the Circulator.
Senior Taylor Tingle is ready to aproach cold weather in style in her vibrant red pea coat.
Sophomore Elosie Goldsmith pairs a colorful, warm wool sweater with her favorite pair of combat boots.
Oxfords have found a home in Blair's hallways this fall.
A poster outside of the Student Government Association (SGA) office window in the courtyard advertises the blood drive to be held Sept. 21
Lady Gaga performs her hit song "Alejandro," lying in fog emanating from the stage. "Alejandro," inspired by Gaga's admiration for gay relationships, is Gaga's seventh top 10 hit in the United States.
Lady Gaga used a variety of complicated effects in her show, including a giant pedestal to raise herself into the air so that her fans could see her from anywhere in the Verizon Center.
Senior Catherine Coello signs up to audition for Blair's fall play, Macbeth. She, along with almost all other students trying out, signed up an hour after auditions begin.
Blazers sit and eat lunch together in the lockers along Blair Boulevard during period 5.
Blazers wait in line to buy lunch in the SAC.
Blazers now either eat during 5th or 6th period lunch, rather than 5A and 5B.
Sophomore Jordyn Schroeder leaps high to defend Blair's side of the court. Schroeder's height helps her be a strong defender for Blair.
Junior Chacha Wang fires the ball past the net to the other side of the court. Wang's high jumps and hard hits make her invaluable to the team's offense.
Junior captain Nika Lilley hits the ball over the net during a warm-up. Lilley and her co-captain Kathlyn Skolnik keep their team going with vigorous warm ups before each match
Sophomore captain Kathlyn Skolnik saves the ball from going out of bounds. Blair played against six other high schools in a tournament at Albert Einstein High School.
Senior Peter Gondor holds the ball close to him as he sprints to get away from defenders during practice.
Senior Assani Mudimbi kicks dust up while running down the field with the ball during practice.
Junior Kevin Dupalis runs with the ball during a practice play.
Junior Lionel Medal catches the ball in a drill during practice.
Senior Rachel Leksana and sophomore Adam Maisto take stock of the Blair marching band uniforms in the band room's uniform closet. Blair's marching band and color guard have been preparing for Blair's 2010 football season.
Three time Grammy winner Bill Miller of the Mohican tribe gave an emotional performance as he sang his song "Ghost Dance".
A member of the Plains Cree tribe, singer Shakti Hayes performed at the Living Earth Festival concert.
Stevie Salas, a famous Native American musician, emceed the Living Earth Festival concert, which featured Murray Porter, Shakti Hayes, Bill Miller and Dumpstaphunk.
Chili peppers collected from a pepper garden in front of the museum were roasted over an open fire pit using traditional methods.
The fourth floor of the museum hosted a Native Art Market at which these dolls, and several other handmade Native American items, were sold.
The Living Earth Festival was also host to a farmers' market, selling everything from fresh produce to hand-woven baskets.
The Zotigh family performs a traditional Navajo war song.
Autumn Zotigh performs the fancy shawl dance, a more contemporary dance created by women wanting to break from the conformity of traditional dances. Autumn Zotigh is an extremely accomplished dancer who has won numerous competitions, including the National Museum of the American Indian Powwow.
This Kiowa woman performed the Kiowa women's traditional dance, wearing traditional Kiowa clothing. Kiowans are from the southwest, including the Texas panhandle, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
Dennis Zotigh, Bill Zotigh's son, presented each of the dances performed at the festival, and told the stories behind each dance.
Bill Zotigh, a member of the Kiowa tribe, accompanied several of the dancers with traditional drumming and singing.
Several Native dances were demonstrated in front of a large audience, including the Eagle Dance. The Eagle Dance originated from the Kachina tribe, and was meant to honor the eagle's majestic flight.
 This large concrete sign greets visitors as they enter the National Zoo.
Slender tailed meerkats live underground in burrows, and live across Southern Africa in deserts and grassland.
Red pandas are in fact more closely related to raccoons than pandas, despite their name. Habitat loss has reduced the number of adult red pandas in the wild to 2,500, which means they are endangered.
Sea nettles are 18 inch long jellyfish that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Sea nettles do sting humans, but not severely enough to cause significant damage.
Grand Cayman iguanas, as the name suggests, are from the Grand Cayman Island. They are able to change the color of their skin, from blue-gray when they are resting to turquoise when they become excited.
The Golden Mantella is only one inch in length, but despite their small size, they are dangerously poisonous frogs.
This giant freshwater prawn lives in the zoo's invertebrate house. Freshwater prawns are frequently farmed and sold to restaurants or seafood carriers. Despite this farming, however, freshwater prawns have not yet made it onto the endangered species list.
Pale headed sakis are also found in the Small Mammal House. This saki, a female, does not have pale white fur on her face, unlike male sakis. Pale headed sakis live in the rainforests of northern South America.
Degus live in the zoo's Small Mammal House, and are commonly found in central Chile. These mammals are only five inches long and weigh no more than 10 ounces.
This coral is part of one of the zoo's miniature coral reef communities. Coral reefs are one of the most delicate ecosystems in nature, and are in constant threat of being damaged by climate change and fishing. The zoo uses many developing technologies, including the freezing of embryos, to conserve coral reefs.
These two orangutans are using the zoo's O line to travel from one orangutan enclosure to another. The O line allows orangutans to climb between their habitats in the zoo's Think Tank and Great Ape House.
The Smithsonian's Australian snake-necked turtles live in the Reptile Discovery Center. These turtles' necks are usually almost as long as their shells and can fold sideways into their shell.
A robin red breast stands in a patch of sunlight on a hot day in Sligo Creek Park. 18 days in June 2010 have had temperatures of 90 degrees or more, which is the record for most 90 degree days in June for the Washington, D.C. area.
Blazers crowd around a Ride-On bus to go downtown after their 5th and 6th period exams. Tuesday is the last day of exams for Blair students, which marks the beginning of summer break.
Students stand outside the University Boulevard entrance of Blair for a fire drill during 8th period.
The Blair student parking lot is uncharacteristically empty this afternoon because students and teachers have Memorial Day off to remember those who served in the armed forces.
Sophomore Anthony Jankoski flies through the air Monday afternoon at Blair's cheerleading tryouts. Tryouts are being held this week in Blair's gym Monday through Thursday.
 Students wait to walk down Blair Boulevard outside the main office on the first day of HSA testing.  Students are not permitted to walk near testing classrooms during HSA week.