A fight yesterday during 5A between a Blair junior, a senior and at least two other students resulted in one student being sent to the hospital because of a head abrasion.
Coed volleyball lost 22-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-13, 12-15 to Whitman in the first round of playoffs. Recent injuries and frequent mistakes were the proverbial straw that broke the Blazer's back.
The Blazers stole a straight set victory from Kennedy (8-3) today after inconsistent good and bad runs of serves and returns turned out in Blair's favor.
In a complete reversal of last week's 3-0 victory over Wheaton, the Blazers lost to Churchill in straight sets today when they started having trouble with serves and blocks.
The Blazers started off on par with Wheaton today but broke away late in the first set to make an increasingly one sided match. The Blazers (5-3) were on fire in their 25-15, 25-11, 25-9 win against the Knights.
The Blazers knew they were going to have a difficult game today while playing Magruder, but they did not expect their chief opposition to be themselves. Blair (4-3) lost to Magruder 25-13, 19-25, 25-17, 20-25, 9-15.
Like the last home game, Blair was without its star setter. Like the last away game, Blair started slow. This time, though, the team didn't revive itself after the first set. The Blazers (3-2) lost to the Seneca Valley Eagles 1-3.
Blair's coed volleyball lacked its lead setter going into a match against the Damascus Hornets, one of the strongest teams in the county. But after a slow start, the Blazers adapted to problems caused by the absence and overcame the Hornets 3-1.
The purse of a science teacher was stolen, found and returned during 5B today. One hundred and eighty dollars was taken from the purse.
John Paul II, 84 years old, died last night when complications from Parkinson's disease and influenza took their toll.
From the first serve that seemed to float to that last kill that, well, ended the match, the Blazers showed grace and control. With a 3-0 victory against the Northwest Jaguars, the coed volleyball team achieved tonight what was just out of their reach at the season opener on Monday.
Key: Coach's Award (CA), Most Valuable Player (MVP), Most Improved (MI), Most Outstanding Senior (MOS)
After graduating four-season varsity setter captain Amanda Hsiung to a 5-7 season, the coed volleyball team will have to make a "tough adjustment," according to coach John Mott. Mott also believes, though, that the leadership of Tina Yang and Yicong Liu, the only two returning seniors, and newcomers freshman setter Julie Zhu and sophomore Carl Burton, who the Blazers believe will lead in the baseline attack, will be able to get the team to a better than .500 season and "strong showing at playoffs."
The Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Technology Center of Lockheed Martin gave a presentation about research and advancements in space engineering to engineering-interested Blazers during fourth period today.
Six Blazers went to Arlington, Texas, to compete in the Junior Olympic Fencing Championships (JOFC) held from Feb. 18 to 21. Their placements ranged from eighteenth to 223rd for the nation in the events of épée and saber.
Last year, the Blazers had a third place, a second place and three first place finishers at the County Championships. This year they had one wrestler place eighth.
All seniors were required to attend an assembly yesterday, Feb. 15, that lasted for an hour during second period. During the assembly, a speaker encouraged the Blazers to pursue a college degree.
Former President John F. Kennedy played a vital role in the civil rights movement, but his life was ended by an assassin's bullet before some of his greatest goals were realized.
The winners of the Fiscal Year 2005 Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Contest were announced during an assembly held on Feb. 2.
One student from Blake and one from Sherwood were contestants in the "Jeopardy! Teen Tournament," a Sony Pictures Television event that concluded on Tuesday, Feb. 8. The Blake student won the tournament while the Sherwood one was beaten in the semi finals.
Jesse Owens' two hindrances in life were the racism with which he grew up and the poverty in which his family was forced to live because of that prejudice. Owens' athleticism and dedication, however, allowed him to break down world records and racial barriers.
The Blazers were at a disadvantage from the beginning. Because of an injury, an argument and an inability to make weight, attend practices or stay eligible, Blair lacked five strong varsity wrestlers as they faced Whitman today. The weather outside was emblematic of the Blazer's 10-72 loss as the day was the last of a cold season and already the sunny team was melting away the snow of inexperience that had left them blinded and slipping throughout their 2-12 season.
Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson broke more than just college records. He broke more than just Major League baseball records. He single-handedly brought down the color barrier that plagued Major League baseball since its creation.
The Balanced for Life Assembly scheduled for P.E. and Health classes at Blair on Jan. 13 was canceled due to scheduling conflicts, according to Assistant Principal Linda Wanner.
On Thursday, Jan. 20, I started my journey at 10:05 a.m. at Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, located a little less than a mile away from the capital. I was standing three blocks from my designated seating section at 10:17 a.m. It would not be until 11:39, only minutes before Vice President Richard Cheney's swearing-in, that I would get into my section. The main reason for the delay was the painstakingly slow security measures taken by the administration. I went through three security stations in that hour and 22 minutes, but there were no metal detectors in sight, and when I was being checked for weapons, only my jacket was patted down.
Inexperience plagued Blair's varsity wrestling squad, which lost to both Einstein and Wheaton today with scores of 39-42 and 33-45, respectively. Blair's record dropped to 2-10.
A hush fell over the Blair wrestlers three days ago. They were silenced by a shared frustration in their inability to come together and beat Rockville, one of the many teams they believed was inferior. Today, they were jubilant in beating Blake 44-34.
Although many Blair varsity wrestlers saw great improvements in their techniques, most were discouraged with their 24-57 loss today against Rockville, which made their season record 1-6.
Due to unprecedented purchases in this year's citrus sale, the PTSA surpassed its fundraising goal and donated 2,500 pounds of fresh fruit to Shepherd's Table, a local homeless assistance center.
Girls Varsity Volleyball by Nick Falgout
Whether attending services at a local temple, throwing parties in classrooms or cooking with parents in a tiny kitchen and sending countless dishes crashing to the floor in the process, many Blair students are excited that it's Chanukah.
Nancy Navarro was inaugurated, along with Valerie Ervin, on Wednesday, Dec. 1 onto the Board of Education (BOE). Community activist Navarro was appointed by the BOE members to fill the seat left by Henry Lee only weeks earlier.
America is only months away from the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and yet there is still a plethora of ways Americans are being disenfranchised. The lack of cohesive voting procedures and computer voting reliability are the most recent developments in voter manipulation, while the age-old corruption of officials still runs rampant.
Abiding by Blair's newly implemented guidelines has become a hassle, and hearing friends complain nonstop has been, quite frankly, annoying. Blair is an excellent school with an excellent administration, but we need to take a closer look at the walls that are closing in around us.
The senior career and college fair, which took place today, Oct. 13, while the PSAT was administered, showed a remarkable improvement in attendance and participation from last year, according to Blair staff. Many students, however, believe the fair could have been handled better.
The first day of high school for the class of 2008 went smoothly despite a Code Red drill and newly instated lunch and computer restrictions, according to Blair students and staff.
Discipline: AthleticsDefinition: This discipline is comprised of what the Athens 2004 website likes to call the
After PTSA president Fran Rothstein expressed serious concerns, Delegate Peter Franchot stalled the construction along Colesville Road that had previously prevented pedestrians from walking between the Indian Springs area and Blair.
Golden Chips, Silverchips' alumni magazine, was published today, June 2.
The hum of TVs and computers fills the office. Rap music blasts from another room while a discussion about underground reggae competes for sound prominence. A deep voice can be heard coming from outside. A man enters the room while talking to a woman at his side. About six feet in height and speaking with a low voice, he creates an intimidating setting until the ecstatic smile spreads over his face, filling the office with a bright light. The voice, now speaking of more cordial matters, is lighthearted. This is the office in Marimelj Entertainment recording studios, and the man is Blair graduate ('89) Marcus Johnson, its founder, CEO and president.
The media center will close at 3:30 p.m. for the remainder of the school year because of the loss of one of the media assistants.
Susquehanna University and the University of Maryland are each holding a writing/photography competition for high school students.
Presidential candidate Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is one of the top three contenders in the race for democratic nominee, according to the recent Reuters/MSNBC/Zogby Iowa poll. His efforts as president would focus on people with disabilities, military occupancy in Iraq, and jobs and schools in America.
Blair cheerleaders competed in the 2003 Cheerleading competition for Montgomery County.
Fall Sports Award Ceremony held on Wednesday in the SAC had a much higher turnout than the previous Blair banquets.
Blair teacher's book The Perfect Stage Crew, will be in bookstores soon. This 170 page "how to
Sunni Samuels laughs a quiet, refined laugh frequently. The color-bursting, jam-packed walls do not reflect the serene atmosphere that is evident wherever Samuels is present. With a soft, clear voice she begins to talk about her experiences of being a math teacher and an individual.
A small, limping racehorse; a large, half blind jockey; an old, loner horse trainer; a heartbroken father – all on a quest for another chance in life. Seabiscuit is an uplifting tale of hope and glory during some of the darkest days in American history.
28 Days Later
Allen Zhang makes a quick forearm save against Sherwood in the last game of the season.
Boy Blazers jump for a block against Sherwood spike.
Coach Larracuente assesses the varsity boys' basketball team's performance.
Coach Scott gives reasoning for awards at winter banquet.
Captain Andrew Wallis concentrates before his first match at Counties.
Coach Jake Scott loosens up Andrew Wallis before his first match at Counties
Coach Jake Scott loosens up Andrew Wallis before his first match at Counties.
The back of the inaugural ticket.
Runners scream a cheer before running in the county championships.