MCPS to hold first semester entirely online

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Isabel Corvington

Dec. 4, 2020, 10:58 a.m.

Teaching in an online environment

Teachers are using a wide variety of online programs and applications to educate and engage their students

Isabel Corvington

Dec. 4, 2020, 10:47 a.m.

A modified Thanksgiving

How Blair students celebrated Thanksgiving, and what precautions they are taking to make the holidays more safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rina Haimson

Nov. 20, 2020, 2:55 p.m.

MCPS releases new boundary study online tool

MCPS moves closer to the completion of its boundary study

Joy Xu

Nov. 19, 2020, 9:17 p.m.

Behind the scenes of the Blair ORACLE

Blair seniors analyze wins and losses of their ORACLE Presidential election forecast model

Eli Minicozzi Emma Weinstein

Nov. 17, 2020, 7:03 p.m.

Video: Business Unusual - Movies During COVID-19

What has Hollywood been doing to work around the coronavirus?

Katalina Li

Nov. 17, 2020, 1:10 p.m.

Modern meets classical: the National Philharmonic’s 2020-2021 season

During COVID-19, the orchestra live-streams its concerts to viewers for free

News

Rina Haimson

Nov. 20, 2020, 2:55 p.m.

MCPS releases new boundary study online tool

MCPS moves closer to the completion of its boundary study

Luke Sanelli

Nov. 10, 2020, 4:23 p.m.

MCPS enrollment rates down after a quarter of 2020-2021 school year

In MCPS, more students are choosing to withdraw from its schools

Tharindi Jayatilake

Oct. 25, 2020, 11:17 a.m.

Everything you need to know about iOS 14

With the new Apple update comes customization and more freedom for an iPhone layout

Sujay Swain

Oct. 9, 2020, 9:44 a.m.

Video: The Good, The Bad, and The Home Defense Drone - Summer Tech Roundup

July, August, and September saw a blitz of new tech releases from major brands, and Sujay is here to break it all down.

Yuri Kim

Oct. 8, 2020, 9:24 a.m.

What we know about the TikTok and WeChat ban

While the government debates Chinese surveillance activity on the platforms, Chinese-Americans wonder what the ban will mean for their communication

Shruti Chauhan

Oct. 7, 2020, 2:54 p.m.

MCPS slowly resumes SAT and ACT administration

Test centers implement extra protocols to adhere to social distancing guidelines


Opinions

Tharindi Jayatilake

Nov. 3, 2020, 3:09 p.m.

Student privacy proves to be important during virtual learning

How serious are the privacy issues with online school?

Myles Feingold-Black

Oct. 22, 2020, 9:45 a.m.

Breathing Space

MCPS should allow in-person fall sports practices for the remainder of the first semester

Luke Sanelli

Oct. 10, 2020, 6:39 p.m.

Opinion: Is Batman good for Gotham?

Is dressing up in tights really the most effective way to keep Gotham City safe?

Rina Haimson

Sept. 20, 2020, 10:27 p.m.

Warming up to the idea of change

Despite America’s general unwillingness to take action in advance, we must in order to prevent the worst effects of global warming

Isabel Corvington

Aug. 23, 2020, 9:21 p.m.

Congress must take action to permanently protect “Dreamers”

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that President Trump could not immediately end DACA; however, this ruling only provides temporary security. The only way to create lasting change is through legislation written by Congress.

Nolan Wick

July 20, 2020, 8:28 a.m.

Athletes should continue to advocate for social issues in America

Many athletes have responded to the killing of George Floyd by voicing their opinions on social media or even taking to the streets themselves


Lifestyle

Lucie Peyrebrune

April 21, 2020, 12:07 p.m.

Religious students making the most out of a global crisis

From Zoom Seders to virtual masses, religious families and organizations are getting creative when it comes to worshipping from home

Sophia Lucarelli

Nov. 20, 2019, 11:33 p.m.

Blazers take fashion inspiration from the world around them

Blazers put dedication into their fall outfits

Alex Russ

May 31, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

It's a secret (but not anymore)!

The restaurants at Four Corners have more than just your regular order

Catherine Lo

Feb. 23, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Gallery: Sankofa 2019

Blair celebrates African-American History Month with the annual production of Sankofa and theme of New Orleans.

Catherine Lo

Feb. 1, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Gallery: Magnet Arts Night 2019

Students displayed their artistic talent at the annual Magnet Arts Night, featuring performances, visual art pieces, and the traditional Senior Act.

Neva Taylor

May 13, 2018, 12:09 p.m.

Dear Mom

It is that time of year again! The time of year when you have a whole day dedicated exclusively to you. Today is Mother's Day, and oh are we here for it. We have so much to say to you and only one letter to say it all in. But if you'll read nothing else but this opening paragraph, please know that we love you, and we thank you for your never-ending care and support.


Features

Joy Xu

Nov. 19, 2020, 9:17 p.m.

Behind the scenes of the Blair ORACLE

Blair seniors analyze wins and losses of their ORACLE Presidential election forecast model

Luke Sanelli

Oct. 25, 2020, 10:26 a.m.

Suffering with and for us: How Blair's staff is adapting to the pandemic

Blair students may be surprised to hear that Blair staff members are having the same feelings of loneliness and isolation as they are

Medhanit Desta Myles Feingold-Black

Oct. 22, 2020, 10:11 a.m.

"This is nothing new"

Blazers react to the Breonna Taylor verdict

Joy Xu

June 26, 2020, 1:58 p.m.

“Say his name! No justice! No peace!”

Nationwide protests call for immediate tangible change

Yuri Kim

June 25, 2020, 1:32 p.m.

The LGBTQ+ community gains school curriculum representation

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) becomes one of the first school systems in the nation to approve of an LGBTQ+ studies course for its high school students.

Sophia Lucarelli

June 19, 2020, 10:48 a.m.

Blazers' response to the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery

In the afternoon of Feb. 23., Ahmaud Arbery was jogging when two residents of the neighborhood, Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis, presumed that Arbery resembled the suspect for the recent break-ins occurring in their neighborhood. They hunted him in their car, claimed that he attacked them, and shot him twice, killing him almost instantly.


Entertainment

Eli Minicozzi Emma Weinstein

Nov. 17, 2020, 7:03 p.m.

Video: Business Unusual - Movies During COVID-19

What has Hollywood been doing to work around the coronavirus?

Katalina Li

Nov. 17, 2020, 1:10 p.m.

Modern meets classical: the National Philharmonic’s 2020-2021 season

During COVID-19, the orchestra live-streams its concerts to viewers for free

Medhanit Desta

Nov. 4, 2020, 3:06 p.m.

Do you want to be my Holidate?

Luke Bracey and Emma Roberts star in a rom-com that is funny but also demeaning

Luke Sanelli

Oct. 10, 2020, 4:50 p.m.

Why Blair students shouldn’t buy the PS5 at its release

The improvements and lack of intriguing titles just aren’t worth $500

Rina Haimson

Oct. 7, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

It’s no mystery why “Enola Holmes” is popular

Netflix’s “Enola Holmes” is a wonderfully fun movie about puzzles and family.

Katalina Li

Sept. 25, 2020, 12:26 p.m.

Katy Perry puts a Smile back on our faces

The singer’s sixth album uses purposeful pop to cheer us up amidst the pandemic


Sports

Billy Scott

Nov. 2, 2020, 3:54 p.m.

NBA bubble ball: reaction to the regular season honors and postseason

Giannis Antetokounmpo wins his second consecutive MVP and the Lakers win their 17th NBA Finals in one-of-a-kind NBA season (Image Courtesy of LA Times)

Audrey Haverland Abby Yokoyama

Oct. 6, 2020, 1:25 p.m.

Gallery: Baseball During the Pandemic

How some Blair Blazers have managed to have a baseball season despite the circumstances.

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins Isabelle Megosh

Sept. 22, 2020, 1:15 p.m.

Gallery: 7v7 Football

On a Saturday afternoon, Blair athletes play in a 7v7 football league.

Nolan Wick

Sept. 2, 2020, 9:56 a.m.

Big Ten, PAC-12 suspend football seasons due to COVID-19

Both conferences voted to suspend their seasons due to COVID-19

Nolan Wick

Aug. 31, 2020, 8:36 a.m.

Disney was anything but magical for the Wizards, but the future looks promising

Washington failed to make the playoffs during its time in the NBA bubble, finishing 1-7, but the future is bright

Nolan Wick

Aug. 30, 2020, 6:40 p.m.

Capitals’ elimination by Islanders prompts questions, change for organization

Caps' former head coach leads New York to second round of playoffs after only five games, prompting Caps to fire Coach Todd Reirden


Blogs

Rina Haimson

Oct. 30, 2020, 6:45 p.m.

Halloween this year will be tricky, but there will be plenty of treats to find

Despite the pandemic cancelling most in-person gatherings, there are still many ways to celebrate

Katalina Li

Oct. 18, 2020, 6:26 p.m.

How To: Protect your eyes and body during online school

A SCO guide on alleviating aches and pains from sitting in front of a screen all day

Myles Feingold-Black

Sept. 19, 2020, 1:07 p.m.

Let's Talk About Pronouns

How to make your classmates and teachers feel welcome during online classes

Rina Haimson

Sept. 3, 2020, 10:15 a.m.

Tuning in to the world

How musical artists are connecting with fans and helping others during the lockdown

Katalina Li

Sept. 1, 2020, 9:41 a.m.

The evolution of face mask culture

Masks have become an integral part of life in the U.S. - will it stay that way after COVID-19 is gone?

Emmy Song

June 28, 2020, 9:49 p.m.

A letter to the Class of 2020

Some lasting thoughts of a graduating senior


Technology

Joy Xu

Jan. 21, 2020, 8:10 a.m.

Apple, Amazon and Google form a surprising partnership?

Welcome to the new tech update for 2020!

Shruti Chauhan

Dec. 10, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

Frantic frenzy over AirPods

Are the new AirPod Pros worth it?

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


Media

Maya Frey

Nov. 8, 2020, 4 p.m.

Gallery: DC Celebration for Joe Biden

After it was announced on Sunday that Joe Biden won the presidential election, people took to the streets of downtown D.C. to celebrate his win.

Audrey Haverland

Oct. 19, 2020, 10:12 p.m.

Gallery: A Look into a Local Urban Farm

Koiner Farm is a small piece of countryside among the urban landscape of downtown Silver Spring. Created in 1979, the one-acre plot now holds a conservation easement and is now permanently protected. Charles Koiner, the original operator of Koiner farm, unfortunately passed away in 2019. CKC farming works to honor his legacy by making Koiner farm an educational experience for all while striving to create more neighborhood farms around the Montgomery and PG County area.

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins

Oct. 19, 2020, 6:55 p.m.

Gallery: Supreme Court Protests- 10/17/20

Conflicting sides clash over Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination.

Audrey Haverland

June 11, 2020, 6:01 p.m.

Gallery: Walk For Justice

Community members gathered at Montgomery Blair High School June 5th to participate in a peaceful walk from Blair to Veterans Plaza in honor of George Floyd and the countless others who were victims of police brutality.

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins

June 9, 2020, 7:22 p.m.

Gallery: Black Lives Matter Protests in D.C.

This gallery covers the Black Lives Matter Protest in D.C. on Saturday, June 6th, 2020.

Audrey Haverland

April 24, 2020, 1:18 p.m.

Gallery: DC During Quarantine

As Covid-19 continues to spread throughout the country, we took a look at the once busy tourist sites in DC and how the novel corona virus impacted our nations capitol.


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.