MCPS to hold first semester entirely online

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Rina Haimson

Sept. 21, 2020, 8:56 a.m.

Montgomery County terminates contract with COVID-19 testing lab

The county stopped working with COVID-19 testing lab Advagenix due to questions of reliability

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

Sept. 20, 2020, 10:52 a.m.

The One and Only Ivan is one of a kind

The Disney+ original full of heart tells the inspiring story of a real circus gorilla

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

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

News

Rina Haimson

Sept. 21, 2020, 8:56 a.m.

Montgomery County terminates contract with COVID-19 testing lab

The county stopped working with COVID-19 testing lab Advagenix due to questions of reliability

Rajit Mukhopadhyay Lucie Peyrebrune

July 21, 2020, 11:45 p.m.

MCPS to hold first semester entirely online

Students will be in schools in February 2021 at the earliest

Myles Feingold-Black

July 15, 2020, 7:57 p.m.

MCPS publishes draft of reopening plans for the fall

Blazers support a mix of virtual and in-person learning for Blair's reopening.

Katalina Li

July 9, 2020, 3:38 p.m.

Number of COVID-19 cases rise nationally over Fourth of July weekend

Montgomery County residents stay home while celebrating and minimal increase in new cases within county

Rajit Mukhopadhyay Lucie Peyrebrune

June 26, 2020, 6:10 p.m.

MCPS students raise sexual assault allegations on social media

Students from several schools in MCPS recently posted sexual harassment and assault allegations on social media

Jasmine Ali

June 3, 2020, 11:34 a.m.

Blair cap and gown distribution held from May 26 to May 29

How seniors collected their caps and gowns and returned materials that belong to the school


Opinions

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

Lucie Peyrebrune

June 25, 2020, 3:48 p.m.

COVID-19 exposes flaws in the American healthcare system; it's up to us to fix them

The U.S. must take a leaf out of other developed countries' books and switch to universal healthcare

Billy Scott

June 18, 2020, 8:56 p.m.

Rallies for reopening businesses are detrimental and dangerous

Reopening rallies put all protesters and non-protestors at risk and aren't anywhere near worth the risk of human lives

Lucie Peyrebrune

April 17, 2020, 2:27 p.m.

MCPS must not switch to a pass/fail grading system amid COVID-19 crisis

A pass/fail system unfairly rewards students for doing the bare minimum


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

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.

Shifra Dayak

May 3, 2020, 12:26 a.m.

Sanders' campaign suspension leaves teens conflicted

Recent events led to conflict among progressives, the Democratic Party and more

Yuri Kim

April 29, 2020, 9:22 p.m.

A homemade alternative for preventing transmission

From reusing old materials to printing FDA approved designs, Blazers make face coverings for the COVID pandemic

Yuri Kim

April 2, 2020, 9:31 p.m.

School is still in session

Middle school teachers "strongly suggest" that students continue their work during the COVID-19 break


Entertainment

Isabel Corvington

Sept. 20, 2020, 10:52 a.m.

The One and Only Ivan is one of a kind

The Disney+ original full of heart tells the inspiring story of a real circus gorilla

Isabel Corvington

Aug. 26, 2020, 11:23 a.m.

Baking bread is rising in popularity over quarantine

For many stuck inside due to quarantine, baking bread has become a popular pastime with a variety of recipes to try at home

Myles Feingold-Black

July 31, 2020, 6:27 p.m.

With Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, Pop Smoke Reaches New Heights

Rapper's posthumous album shows his versatility and industry-changing potential.

Medhanit Desta

July 27, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

A “Desperados” attempt at love

With COVID-19 forcing people to stay home, the Netflix original “Desperados” brings adventure back into their lives

Luke Sanelli

July 17, 2020, 4:20 p.m.

“The Last of Us Part II” does not deserve the wrath of us

Naughty Dog’s sequel to 2013’s “The Last of Us” rises above controversy and represents a major step forward for video game storytelling

Shruti Chauhan, Samuel Schulman, Sujay Swain

July 10, 2020, 2:28 p.m.

A toast to the Class of 98

Blair alumni and singer Eric Hutchinson dedicates 90s style alternative album to his high school experience


Sports

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

Nolan Wick

Aug. 25, 2020, 12:48 p.m.

How Jürgen Klopp transformed Liverpool back into a powerhouse

Liverpool F.C. went from a mediocre team to champions in five years, largely due to Klopp

Nolan Wick

Aug. 23, 2020, 9:32 p.m.

The NFL needs to force Dan Snyder to sell his franchise

The latest scandal and many other situations have arguably made Washington’s owner the worst in sports


Blogs

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

Yuri Kim

May 18, 2020, 4:07 p.m.

Getting over the quarantine blues

Activities that make being alone less lonely

Shruti Chauhan

May 17, 2020, 5:24 p.m.

The environmental impact of COVID-19 rests on our shoulders

Will our dramatic lifestyle changes have a prolonged influence on the world’s climate?


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


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

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.

Samuel Schulman

March 22, 2020, 9:42 p.m.

Video: Feeling the Pulse - COVID-19 Closures

The Friday before a 2-week (or longer) school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCO Video decided to ask some blazers how they felt about the situation.

Lillian Wall

March 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Video: Investigating the New BeWell 365 Initiative

SCO Video investigates this new MCPS Initiative.

Catherine Lo

Feb. 18, 2020, 10:34 p.m.

Gallery: Sankofa 2020

In celebration of African American History Month, this year's Sankofa production presents history through art and family reunion.