News

Joy Xu

July 26, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

The DMV bakes in recent heat wave

Temperatures in the area hit record highs as a heat wave swept the East Coast.

Boaz Yoo

July 8, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Blair adds four new portables

In 2017, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) added four portables to Blair. Due to the school's increasing student population in the 2019-20 school year, the MCPS Department of Facilities Management is introducing more portables adjacent to the current portables.

Billy Scott

July 6, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

Blazers compete at New Balance Outdoor Nationals

Four Blair track runners competed in the distance medley relay

Vivian Li

June 27, 2019, 3:38 p.m.

Blazer competes in Jeopardy! Teen Tournament

"Quiz whiz" Sophia Weng competed against two other students across the nation

Nobline Yoo

May 23, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

Baltimore mayor resigns after children’s book scandal

Mayor Catherine Pugh steps down, leaving Blazers questioning the image of political officials

Emmy Song

April 24, 2019, 11:44 p.m.

Blair hosts SMOB candidates for town hall

Blazers attended a Q&A session with SMOB candidates Zoe Tishaev and Nate Tinbite


Opinions

Mercedes Pierce

Aug. 15, 2019, 11:51 p.m.

Champions on and off the field

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has done more than win the World Cup

Vivian Li

Aug. 15, 2019, 10:02 a.m.

Reuse is the new recycle

Don't be fooled. The plastic bottle you recycled this morning is sitting in the dumpster

Boaz Yoo

Aug. 12, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services: Because we care

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) misleads the people of Montgomery County by masquerading as a benevolent organization. The concern is with ABS' intentions, and to recognize their hypocrisy, we must first know who they are.

Shruti Chauhan

Aug. 9, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Celebrity influence: too much or too little?

The constant spotlight placed on celebrities gives them endless opportunities to advocate for what they believe and to have an impact on their fans. Influencers regularly promote all sorts of brands in: food, fashion, skincare, technology, etc. But conflict arises when these same celebrities start to work towards social reform.

Joy Xu

July 24, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Addicted to a deadly drug: a teenage crisis

JUULs and e-cigarettes are fueling a teenage nicotine epidemic.

Reethi Padmanabhan

May 31, 2019, 2:11 p.m.

Decorate gate

Cap decorations would serve as an outlet for expression and individuality


Lifestyle

Lucie Peyrebrune

Aug. 20, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Viewers will wish that "47 Meters Down" hadn't been "Uncaged"

Complete with clichéd dialogue, poorly-developed characters and a predictable plot, "47 Meters Down: Uncaged" is exactly what one would expect from a shark movie.

Vivian Li

Aug. 13, 2019, 9:50 a.m.

"The Art of Racing in the Rain" is a shower of boredom

The movie's narration by a dog falls short of successful

Shruti Chauhan

Aug. 12, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Hobbs and Shaw prove to be both fast and furious

Step aside, Bonnie and Clyde… there’s a new dynamic duo in town. Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) prove that there is no situation they cannot get out of in “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.”

Billy Scott

Aug. 12, 2019, 1:25 p.m.

"Brian Banks" is worth the bank

Tom Shadyac's directing causes a rollercoaster of emotions

Mercedes Pierce

July 30, 2019, 9:36 a.m.

“Once Upon a Time…” in Tarantino’s childhood

The classic Tarantino movie’s nuanced nostalgia may be lost on some

Yuri Kim

July 22, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

The Lion (Rema)King

Disney’s latest live-action movie depicts realistic animals for an unrealistic direction


Blair Connection

Jasmine Ali

June 2, 2019, 12:41 a.m.

Getting 2076 SSL hours over the course of a school career

How senior Wilbert Mora found his love for volunteering and what kept him going

Nene Narh-Mensah

May 17, 2019, 1:23 p.m.

Blair Players: Franco Berrett

Blair sophomore Franco Berrett played the lead role of Captain Tempest in this year's musical

Shifra Dayak

Nov. 22, 2018, 12:54 a.m.

Leading the way with an epee

Fencer Justin Haddad uses his years of fencing experience to create positive change

Alex Russ

Oct. 28, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

From Vietnam to ESOL to Honors English

Long Lam immigrated from Vietnam and had to adjust to school in the United States

Absa Fall

Oct. 15, 2018, 8:19 a.m.

The Kennedy Center's star

Valentina Simon performed the Nutcracker Ballet

Nene Narh-Mensah

Oct. 15, 2018, 8:14 a.m.

Time well spent

A retiring staff member looks back at her time at Blair


Sports

Mercedes Pierce

Aug. 16, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

Nationals falter against red-hot Mets

This weekend was a rough start to the Nationals’ pennant race

Billy Scott

Aug. 4, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

The top ten NBA team offseason performances

The best performances based on acquisitions and their future impact

Alex Russ

June 13, 2019, 2:09 p.m.

2019 NBA mock draft

This year's draft is one of the most top heavy in recent years with three potential superstars projected to go in the top five picks.

Isabelle Megosh

May 13, 2019, 8:33 a.m.

Gallery: Girls Lacrosse v Blake Senior Night

Blair's girl's lacrosse team takes on Blake on Senior Night.

Isabelle Megosh

May 9, 2019, 8:17 a.m.

Gallery: Girls Tennis v Paint Branch Senior Night

Blair's girl's tennis team takes on Paint Branch on their Senior Night.

Young-Bin Lee

May 7, 2019, 11:57 p.m.

Gallery: Blair v. Walter Johnson Boy's Baseball 04/24/19

Blair v. Walter Johnson Boy's Baseball 04/24/19


Blogs

Shruti Chauhan

Aug. 21, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Are Netflix’s glory days over?

For the first time since 1998, Netflix is faltering. In the past few weeks, the company has lost hundreds of thousands of American subscribers. According to Forbes, Netflix added only 2.7 million subscribers internationally, less than half the growth it had in the same quarter last year. Stocks are down from above $400 to $328 and could potentially plummet to below $100.

Vivian Li

Aug. 18, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Audition season means promotion or pension for student musicians

Something's keeping student musicians at home, and it's not the sweltering summer heat

Yuri Kim

July 27, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

A trendy solution to staying organized

How students can create a personalized and more productive planner by bullet journaling

Joy Xu

July 15, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

What is the future of classical music?

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's recent financial struggles seem to reflect a decline in classical music interest.

Lucie Peyrebrune

July 15, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

The U.S. Women's National Team guaranteed their World Cup win long before the final

On July 7, the United States defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the final of the 2019 Women's World Cup. But the United States' second consecutive World Cup championship was won long before co-captain Megan Rapinoe's game-winning penalty kick in the 61st minute of the final.

Sophia Lucarelli

June 20, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

Tips and tricks for upcoming seniors

How to survive and prepare for senior year


Technology

Emmy Song

Feb. 27, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Self-driving cars pave the road to society's automation

Developments in artificial intelligence make transportation a breeze

Emmy Song

Dec. 15, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Food-delivery apps serve a variety of appetites

A comparison of the most popular online food-delivery services

Emmy Song

Oct. 26, 2018, 1:39 p.m.

5G will revolutionize technology worldwide

The next generation of wireless technology will arrive over the next two years

Emmy Song

July 22, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Go with the (cash) flow

A review of popular mobile payment apps

Sneha Ojha

April 20, 2018, 2:40 p.m.

Augmented Reality: a new way to see the world

The latest technology featured at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

Eric Feigen

Feb. 15, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

The second Renaissance

New technology in 2018 will turn the new year into a new world


Spanish

Tiara Oldfield

Oct. 11, 2018, 8:52 a.m.

La Pupuseria Perfecta para cada Paladar y Bolsillo

Los mejores restaurantes salvadoreños en el área

Gisell Ramirez

May 1, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

How to Be a Latin Lover causa decepcion

La pelicula How to Be a Latin Lover comienza con un nino llamado Maximo (Noel Carabaza) que tiene el sueno de casarse con una mujer anciana que sea rica para no tener que trabajar. Este sueno se convierte en realidad, y Maximo (Eugenio Derbez) tiene de pareja a Peggy (Renee Taylor), una anciana con problemas de salud.

Gisell Ramirez

April 14, 2017, 7:23 p.m.

Como recibir ayuda cuando se trata de la salud mental

Existen muchas organizaciones que ofrecen ayuda a personas con enfermedades mentales, pero muchas veces estas pueden estar fuera del alcance de la poblacion dado a los costos. El hecho de que el costo es la razon por la cual algunas personas no buscan la ayuda necesaria es un problema, pero exista una organizacion que ayuda a estas mismas personas.

Gisell Ramirez

March 7, 2017, 9 p.m.

Analizando la representacion de Latinos en peliculas

Los estereotipos se pueden ver en abundancia en las películas cuando las analizamos cuidadosamente. Hoy estaremos examinando tres películas para ver en detalle cómo los Latinos son protagonizados.

Gisell Ramirez

Feb. 1, 2017, 1:04 p.m.

La trayectoria de Un padre no tan padre

La película recién estrenada, Un padre no tan padre, trata de un anciano que regresa a vivir con su hijo menor después de estar en un hogar de ancianos por años. La relación de Don Servando (Héctor Bonilla) con sus hijos no es la que uno se imagina cuando piensa en una familia.

Gisell Ramirez

Jan. 13, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

El avance de un negocio con raices italianas

Localizado en un área en donde hay una variedad de restaurantes, este negocio puede convertirse en solo uno más, pero en realidad tiene una historia de la que no muchos conocen.


Media

Samuel Schulman, Lily Kirsch, Aline Marra

May 3, 2019, 1:11 p.m.

Video: Teachers Weigh in on AP Exams

We went to some of Blair's AP teachers and asked them what students can do to best prepare themselves for testing this month.

Samuel Schulman, Laura Tudge, Lily Kirsch, Aline Marra

March 8, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

New from SCO video

Check out the new content from our video team: Green New Deal coverage, college apps, and more.

Isabelle Megosh

Feb. 22, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Gallery: The Fridge: Art Gallery in Southeast DC

The Fridge is a unique art gallery and music venue in Washington DC that focuses on street art and emerging local artists.

Catherine Lo

Nov. 26, 2018, 1:49 p.m.

Gallery: Troy Story Three

The theater department presents Troy Story Three, an epilogue to the Odyssey written by Ms. O'Connor's husband, John O'Connor.

Samuel Schulman, Laura Tudge, Ayşe Erbaş, Lily Kirsch, Aline Marra

Oct. 24, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

Video: How Well Do You Know Blair?

Do you know who Montgomery Blair is? Or how Blair is involved in the Watergate scandal? Watch as Blazers try to answer these questions and more!

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins Catherine Lo

Oct. 9, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

Gallery: Blair Fall Pep Rally

Blair students gather in the Blair football stadium to get pumped for the fall sports seasons. Students saw performances from the poms team, Blair cheerleaders, the Blair marching band, and more.