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June issue: changing of the guard

The observant reader might notice recent updates in our staff box. Silver Chips’s June issue is always entirely edited, written and managed by juniors. In the fall, we will formally begin our managing editor positions and work with a new group of junior staffers. Here is where we hope to take the paper next year.

The student sabbatical

Class of 2010 graduate, Gemma Deustachio, lives on her own off of a mere three dollars a day. She gets up at six every morning and works with at-risk fourth graders in Washington D.C., and she loves it.

JV Journal

The JV softball team finished off the season with an outstanding record of 12-1, making them one of the strongest JV teams at Blair this year.

Best of Blair Sports

Senior Eve Brown has been a pitcher on Blair’s varsity softball team since her freshman year. Brown has pitched the majority of the games for the past two years and achieved a record of 12-1 for this past season, striking out 82 batters in 72 innings. Her only loss was against Chesapeake in the state semifinals.

Homecooked competition serves the ultimate friendship

Sophomore Puck Bregstone leaps to snatch a Frisbee out of the air. As he catches the disc, he lands hard on the ground, accidentally pushing a member from the opposing team down. The time is stopped, not by a referee, but by the players.

Non-profit hosts media festival

The Gandhi Brigade, a local non-profit organization, hosted its fourth Annual JustUs Youth! Media Festival in Downtown Silver Spring on May 21. Blair students participated in activities related to social justice issues at the festival, including film competitions, workshops and performances.

Spring Sports Update

Despite the fact that the girls’ lacrosse team (2-4) has lost to two teams, B-CC and Whitman, that it beat last year, the team remains confident that it can rebound, said senior co-captain Tessa Mork.

University of Maryland raises tuition

The entire Maryland universities system will raise tuition three percent for the 2010-2011 school year, ending a four-year freeze supported by the state budget, according to Monica West, director of budget for the University of Maryland.

Sweeps prove effective in reducing tardiness

Almost two months after the hall sweeps have been put in place, the administration, security team and teachers are contributing ideas to improve the system while also recognizing the noticeable effects it has had on students, according to assistant principal Andrew Coleman.

Soapbox: Blazers speak out

Do you think that the hall sweeps have been effective? "Some people get to class on time, and some don’t care. They make friends with security and then if they’re late all the time security doesn’t care." -freshman Eden Jelso
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