Genocide (noun): the systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political or ethnic group, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Events like the Holocaust and the genocides in Rwanda and Somalia bring to mind horrifying images of violence and death. These same atrocities - rape, murder and displacement - have been perpetrated daily by the Sudanese government militias upon the inhabitants of the Darfur region of Sudan, while the world has passively watched from the sidelines.
Although sitting quietly in back of Mr. Haigh's first period anatomy and physiology classroom, Jonathan Condo, the 6'3" long snapper and defensive end for the University of Maryland Terrapins is easy to spot.
Sophomore Elizabeth Killough gets up at about 5:45 a.m. She has to eat breakfast, get dressed and catch her bus. However, her foremost thoughts aren't getting to school on time or remembering to bring her P.E. clothes. She has to remember to test her blood sugar and take 10 CC of insulin.
With an increased emphasis on standardized testing, Blair's interest in fine arts, most notably in the music department, has significantly decreased. Although Blair is the second-largest high school in the county, it has one of the smallest music departments.
George Vlasits has settled down to teaching. After going to jail five or six times, and being the first draft resistor in North Carolina, Vlasits was a protestor for civil rights. He is now protesting the war against Iraq.