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Police arrest students involved in protest at Paul Ryan's office

On May 18, four Montgomery County students, including Blair senior Brenna Levitan, were arrested at a lie-in protest at Speaker Paul Ryan's office. They were charged with "crowding, obstructing, or incommoding" according to the Huffington Post.

My teachers can barely use Canvas. Why on earth would we give them guns?

After the recent Parkland shooting, there has been a heated debate over whether teachers should be armed.

MoCo students participate in #National Walkout Day

Montgomery Blair High School students walked out of school to participate in #NationalWalkoutDay, joining students from across Montgomery County. The walkout culminated in 17 minutes of silence in front of the White House, after which they marched to the Capitol to listen to several speakers.

MoCo students welcome students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

On Monday evening, Montgomery Blair High School hosted a town hall meeting for Montgomery County (MoCo) high school students to meet and talk to students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. took place.

Blazers walk out in support of gun control

Students from all across D.C. and Maryland participated in the "Enough is Enough: Students for gun control legislation" protest organized by Richard Montgomery High School student Daniel Gelillo today in Washington, D.C. to protest gun violence. This protest comes in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday that left 17 dead.

A lethal combination

A kid and a powerful Uzi submachine gun is a disastrous combination.

New Maryland gun law beneficial

There has been a lot of dissent towards O'Malley's new gun regulation, and this may impede his chances of becoming president. But in the end, Maryland's safety is more worthwhile than a mere four-year presidency.

Local PTAs advocate for gun control

On Feb. 26, the Blair Cluster's "School Safety and Sensible Gun Policies" resolution was presented to the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations (MCCPTA). The resolution, sponsored by committee co-chairs Ed Feigen and Ina Schonberg, aims to increase gun control and improve mental health policies.

NewsChips: Buying guns should be illegal already

If the lack of action taken involving gun control is a matter of people thinking the shootings will not happen to them, locals can think again. Early Tuesday morning in College Park, Md., two University of Maryland students were found dead and another injured in an alleged murder-suicide.

NewsChips: How Obama's executive orders affect schools

On Jan. 16, President Obama signed 23 executive orders regarding gun violence.
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