Two Blair students were named 2006 Intel Science Talent Search (STS) finalists in a Jan. 25 Intel press release.
The annual Females in Science and Technology (FIST) conference was held at Blair in the SAC and several classrooms on Nov. 12. The conference invited seventh grade girls from across the county to attend math, science and technology workshops.
Administrators placed restrictions on hall pass distribution this year to reduce student truancy, according to Assistant Principal Linda Wanner. The policymakers intend to keep students out of the halls and safe in the classroom.
FBI official W. Mark Felt was revealed yesterday as Deep Throat, the secret informant to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein during the Watergate scandal. The Washington Post confirmed Felt's role in the Watergate scandal shortly after the story was released by Vanity Fair.
The principal of Ulidia College, a secondary school in North Ireland, and a governor on its regional school board visited Blair and spoke to classes on Friday, March 18. The officials were on a trip visiting high schools and universities in the Boston and D.C. areas.
The male Magnet teachers took a brief trip to Florida on Friday, March 4, supposedly for "spring training." They weren't lying – well, not exactly. The teachers all took a couple of days out of their rigorous class schedules to spend some precious time bonding over the baseball spring training games.
In the 1989 case Stanford v. Kentucky, the justices of the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the death penalty for juveniles older than 15 years of age. On Tuesday, March 1, in a 5 to 4 decision in Roper v. Simmons, the Supreme Court overturned its earlier ruling, abolishing the death penalty for juveniles who committed crimes when they were younger than 18. This decision should have been made three years ago, when instead of acknowledging that juvenile executions have long ceased to adhere to "evolving standards of decency," the Court rejected appeals from juveniles under 18 even though it banned execution for mentally retarded persons. Not only was it an outdated, distasteful practice, but it was one on which the United States stood alone.
Magnet computer science teacher Karen Collins was recently nominated for six 2004 Washington Area Grammys, or "Wammies," for her solo and group country music performances. She did not win the awards in any of the categories.
A brief power outage in the 60s and 70s hallways interrupted sixth period today, Feb. 3, cutting off power to many of the computers on the first, second and third floors for the fourth time this school year.
The Washington Post published the Inauguration Week schedule in today's Metro section, along with a map detailing road closures and parking restrictions for Jan. 19 and 20.
A small spark pops out of a decorated cone on the ground, followed by dozens more small sparks launching into the air. Seconds later, the anar firecracker showers bright sparks all across the vicinity. Several children and adults watch with delight as a man picks another firecracker and repeats the show.
Thirteen Blazers were selected to be among a group of 300 semifinalists in the 64th Intel Science Talent Search, according to a Jan. 12 Intel press release. No school in the country had more than Blair.
The tsunami, which hit Dec. 26, 2004 in southern Asia, is being called one of the "worst natural disasters in modern history" by many newspapers. The tsunami was caused by an earthquake, which sent waves crashing into the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and several other countries. Waves got up to 50 feet high.
Google it. These two unobtrusive words have set off a revolution and changed the way people use the Internet. After setting a new standard for search engines, the Google team is beginning to transform the Internet again through Gmail.
The Females in Science and Technology (FIST) conference was held at Blair in the SAC on Nov. 13. Seventh grade girls from across the county were invited to attend workshops on topics relating to math, science and technology.
Power to Blair's electric outlets was temporarily disconnected today, Nov. 16, during seventh period because a power surge tripped a breaker within the school's electrical system.
The Lambda Gamma Gamma (LGG) Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., located in Maryland, and Goucher College's English Dept. are holding writing contests open to college-bound high school seniors and high school women, respectively.
President George W. Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry's campaigns settled on three face-to-face presidential debates on Sept. 20, according to The Washington Post. The debates are scheduled to take place starting Sept. 30.
Silver Chips was named one of 45 national finalists for the Pacemaker award co-sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation on Sept. 15. Winners will be formally announced and awarded at the Journalism Education Association (JEA)/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 18-21, 2004 in Atlanta, GA.
For the second year in a row, students did not receive planbooks during the first week of school.
The war has ended, yet soldiers are dying. Peace has been negotiated, yet violence continues. Terrorism is being fought, yet terrorists still wield their worst weapon: fear. And through this time of crisis, the CIA and other intelligence agencies have generated too much static that muddles their findings regarding national security.
The ringing of swords being unsheathed hovers in the air as seven knights gallop at full speed down a hill to a bishop's rescue. Thus begins the battle-ridden journey in King Arthur, an extraordinary depiction of the legendary tale of Artorious Castus (Clive Owen) with a twist by director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).
The accident occured by the student parking lot at the exit to University Boulevard.
The accident occured by the student parking lot at the exit to University Boulevard. Click here to enlarge.