Ariana McLean


Name: Ariana McLean
Position: Managing Photo Editor
Graduation Year: 2007
Ariana McLean is a crazy chick that likes to have fun and help people in El Salvador while maintaining a respectable silly satus. Her other passions include movies, music, adreniline rushes from rollercosters and power tools. You will often find her laughing, because it is one of her favorite pastimes. She dreams of traveling the world, which will hopefully include road trips across some of the world's continents. She loves her friends and family, and her dog. And, she is siked about being on SCO photo staff and is ready to take some spankin' swell pictures. PEACE AND LOVE!


Stories (1)


Finding "Comedy in the Muslim World"

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 26, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

Those darn Americans, they're always messing everything up. Even if attempting to create peace between nations they've never been on best of terms with— India and Pakistan, for instance. In "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World," Albert Brooks (director and star) hits a funny bone, poking fun at the post 9-11 US State Department and Federal Governmen



Images (331)


Photo: 12th night

By Ariana McLean | March 9, 2008, midnight

The fall play in 2005 - "Twelfth Night" - also performed at the Folger festival.

Photo: Senior Spirit

By Ariana McLean | May 6, 2007, midnight

Seniors, clad in '07 merchandise, show off their spirit on their last class colors day on Friday. Click the photo to see an overview of this year's Spring Spirit Week.

Photo: Battle of the Bands

By Ariana McLean | May 5, 2007, midnight

Following pep rally, Blair held its first Battle of the Bands concert in the courtyard.

Photo: Toga! Toga! Toga!

By Ariana McLean | May 1, 2007, midnight

Juniors Zach Brown, Michelle Lopez and Jonathan Fortuna show off their school spirit in traditional Roman garments.

Photo: Backwards Day

By Ariana McLean | April 30, 2007, midnight

The Spring Spirit Week began Monday with Backwards Day. Sophomore Margaret Renninger was among one of the day's participants. Renninger even went as far as to wear her backpack on her chest and walk backward.

Photo: Noche International

By Ariana McLean | April 27, 2007, midnight

Middle Eastern dance club put on a belly dancing number at for the international segment of SGR Spectacular.

Photo: Lenny

By Ariana McLean | April 27, 2007, midnight

Senior Lenny Slenkovich's business plan selling beef patties earned him a spot as runner up in the 2007 regional NFTE Youth Business Plan Competition.

Photo: SGR Spectacular

By Ariana McLean | April 27, 2007, midnight

A Blazer rocks out as the lead singer of a local rock band at SGR Spectacular/International Night held Friday evening in the SAC.

Photo: Blair hosts Band Festival

By Ariana McLean | April 17, 2007, midnight

Blair hosted the MCPS Concert Band Festival today. Above, Wheaton High School, as well as other high schools and middle schools in the county, performed for a panel of judges in the Blair Auditorium.

Photo: Braulio Salas

By Ariana McLean | April 1, 2007, midnight

Senior Braulio Salas runs a virtual art gallery.

Photo: Aaron Sacks

By Ariana McLean | April 1, 2007, midnight

Junior Aaron Sacks's business "You're On Deck" creates custom playing cards.

Photo: Softball 3/29

By Ariana McLean | March 29, 2007, midnight

Senior Anne Denenberg piches for the Blazers against Poolesville on Thursday.

Photo: Girls Softball

By Ariana McLean | March 27, 2007, midnight

Senior Elizabeth Scroggs swings hard at the softball game vs. Poolsville Thursday afternoon.

Photo: Girls Lacrose

By Ariana McLean | March 23, 2007, midnight

Photo: Softball girls

By Ariana McLean | March 23, 2007, midnight

Seniors Diane Chase and Shante Henderson celebrate after winning their first game of the season. The girls softball team looks towards making it to the playoffs.

Photo: Girls Lacrose

By Ariana McLean | March 23, 2007, midnight

Photo: Jake Weinfeld

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 6, 2007, midnight

Photo: Protest-Peace sign

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: Protest-Blood and oil

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: Protest-band

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: Protest-Devil

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: Thousands Protest Iraq War

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Thousands of demonstrators marched from the Mall, around the Capitol, passing the Supreme Court and Senate building in protest of current US foreign policies and relations, including the War in Iraq. Click the photo to view a gallery, and more can be seen on the news section.

Photo: Protest-know your empire

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: Protest-Supreme Court

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: Protest-Torturemarch

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: Protest-picknose

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: Protest-lies

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: Protest-hiphop

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: Protest-crowd

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: Protes-cheerleaders

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 28, 2007, midnight

These cheerleaders put together a peppy anti-war show at various locations on the Mall.

Photo: Time to Study!

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 11, 2007, midnight

Exam week has begun! Many blazers can be found studying for exams that could determine their first semester grades. On Friday, students will begin finals week with exams for first and second periods.

Photo: Time to Study!

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 11, 2007, midnight

Exam week has begun! Many blazers can be found studying for exams that could determine their first semester grades.

Photo: Blazers loose to Northwst

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 16, 2006, midnight

Point guard Jenny Williams goes to make a shot in the game against Northwest on Friday. Click photo to read story.

Photo: Girls Basketball v. Northwest2

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 16, 2006, midnight

Point guard Jenny Williams goes to make a shot in the game against Northwest on Friday.

Photo: old indoor track

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 15, 2006, midnight

Junior Aaron Townsend runs a 400 meter race at the Howard County Invitational meet on Dec. 17.

Photo: Wrestling v. Springbrook

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 7, 2006, midnight

Junior and JV lightweight Aaron Sacks won his match against Springbrook at the wrestling meet Dec. 6.

Photo: Wrestling v. Springbrook

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 7, 2006, midnight

Junior and JV lightweight Aaron Sacks won his match against Springbrook at the wrestling meet Dec. 6.

Photo: Sebastian Johnson

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 5, 2006, midnight

Former Blair graduate Sebastian Johnson. Johnson, who applied unsuccessfully for a position on the board, was the Student Member of the Board last year.

Photo: Thanksgiving parade10

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 23, 2006, midnight

Photo: Thanksgiving parade7

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 23, 2006, midnight

A ballet troupe parades down Ellsworth Dr. in costume for the Nutcracker.

Photo: Thanksgiving parade8

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 23, 2006, midnight

Clowns!

Photo: Thanksgiving parade3

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 23, 2006, midnight

Sangre Boliviana dances down the the street.

Photo: Thanksgiving parade11

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 23, 2006, midnight

Photo: Thanksgiving parade2

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 23, 2006, midnight

A man on stilts heads Sangre Boliviana, a local Bolivian dance troupe.

Photo: Thanksgiving parade15

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 23, 2006, midnight

Even Clifford made an appearence at the Parade.

Photo: AP books

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 17, 2006, midnight

Photo: CAP Congress

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 15, 2006, midnight

The sophomore CAP class held their semi-annual lobbying for their mock congress in the SAC Nov. 15 during third period. Students baked goods to sway votes on domestic issues. Students from other grades visited the event, to share in on the food and question tenth graders about their topics.

Photo: Estudiantes internacional visitan Blair

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 29, 2006, midnight

Estudiantes de Azerbaijan, Jordan y Tajikistan visitaron Blair de un programa internacional que enseña sobre los derechos de la Primera Enmienda de los EEUU. Blazers y estudiantes de visita participaron en una cambia de ideas y culturas viernes durante los horas para almuerzo. Aquí, los estudiantes de visita posan con los dos Editores del Silver Chips en la Prensa en la auditórium.

Photo: Pumpkin Season

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 29, 2006, midnight

Halloween is this Tuesday and SCO has prepared many tips for the season. Click on the pumpkin above to find out about many local pumpkin patches. And, click here for a guide to spooky activities and click here to see the Halloween-y recipes the food section has to offer.

Photo: Visiting Students

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 29, 2006, midnight

Students from Azerbaijan, Jordan and Tajikistan visited Blair as part of an international program to learn about the First Amendment rights of the USA. Blazer and the visiting students were able to participated in an exchange of cultures and ideas on Friday during both 5A and 5B lunch. Here, Azerbaijani students pose with SCO Foreign Desk Editor Hokuma Karimova while waiting in the cafeteria lunch line.

Photo: hatday6

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 16, 2006, midnight

Photo: WackyTacky10

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 11, 2006, midnight

Photo: WackyTacky5

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 11, 2006, midnight

Photo: WackyTacky2

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 11, 2006, midnight

Blazers were very spirited Tuesday for Wacky Tacky/Retro Day.

Photo: adventure 5

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 11, 2006, midnight

Senior luchadores Odir Sorto and Juan Pastor are ready to take over Blair for Adventure Day.

Photo: Wacky Tacky Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 10, 2006, midnight

These senior friends go all out for Wacky Tacky Day on Tuesday. click here to view a gallery of the day. Pictures from previous days can be seen on the Picture Galleries section of SCO.

Photo: Dia de Wacky Tacky

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 10, 2006, midnight

Estes amigos estan vestidos para el dia de Wacky Tacky. Van a haber mas fotos pronto.

Photo: Blair v. Wheaton

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 12, 2006, midnight

Varsity Soccer beats Wheaton 4-1 on Sept. 11.

Photo: Noodles

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 11, 2006, midnight

Photo: Boys with Popsicles

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 11, 2006, midnight

Two boys enjoy popsicles on the lawn of Takoma Park Middle School.

Photo: dance

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 11, 2006, midnight

A young boy dances to a hip hop group that performed at the festival.

Photo: Aerial View

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 10, 2006, midnight

People filled up the Astroturf and streets for the third annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival in Downtown Silver Spring.

Photo: Remembering Sept. 11

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 10, 2006, midnight

Beams of light will shine from the Pentagon for the next 24 hours in memory of those who died on Sept. 11.

Photo: Football

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 9, 2006, midnight

Senior Shane Senior watches the first home game Sept.8.

Photo: Blair vs. Richard Montgomery

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 9, 2006, midnight

Blair sets up for the first down at the line against Richard Montgomery in the first game of the season this Friday. Click on photo to view more pictures from the game.

Photo: South African Concert in S.S.

By Ariana McLean | June 16, 2006, midnight

MAHALA, an authentic Township Jive band from South Africa performed in downtown Silver Spring in celebration of South Africa's Youth Day, commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Soweto uprisings. The free concert, presented by Silverdocs, the AFI/Discovery documentary film festival, was followed by the world premiere, outdoor screening of "Soweta Blues" June 16.

Photo: SILVERDOCS Festival

By Ariana McLean | June 13, 2006, midnight

Silverdocs, the AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival will be happening June 13-17 in Silver Spring. Click here for the screening schedule .

Photo: Public Art Festival

By Ariana McLean | June 11, 2006, midnight

Sidewalk Sam was among many artists who participated in "Starts with the Arts Family Festival" presented by VSA Arts, an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts to all people with disabilities. The festival was a celebration of children's imaginations and the importance of the arts in education. Activities, such as chalking sidewalk art with Sam, were free and open to everyone throughout Union Station in Downtown DC, on June 11 and 12.

Photo: Street Art in DC

By Ariana McLean | June 11, 2006, midnight

Sidewalk Sam was among many artists who participated in "Starts with the Arts Family Festival" presented by VSA Arts, an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts to all people with disabilities. The festival was a celebration of children's imaginations and the importance of the arts in education. Activities, such as chalking sidewalk art with Sam, were free and open to everyone throughout Union Station in Downtown DC, on June 11 and 12.

Photo: Graduation Rehearsal

By Ariana McLean | June 2, 2006, midnight

Seniors return on last time to the halls of Blair to pay of last debts, get their caps and gowns, and rehearse for graduation on June 2.

Photo: Graduation Rehearsal

By Ariana McLean | June 2, 2006, midnight

Seniors return one last time to the halls of Blair to pay off last debts, get caps and gowns, and rehearse for graduation on June 2.

Photo: CAP Kickball

By Ariana McLean | May 26, 2006, midnight

Sophomore Alex Demarais moves to strike the ball in the CAP 10 kickball tournament held May 26 during first and third periods.

Photo: Special Guest Speakers

By Ariana McLean | May 25, 2006, midnight

Mary Beth Tinker, of Supreme Court case Tinker vs. Des Moines, discussed constitutional rights on May 25 in the Blair Auditorium. Accompanying her was Jamie Raskin, a constitutional law professor at American University who is running for State Senate in District 20.

Photo: Spring Instrumental Music Concert

By Ariana McLean | May 18, 2006, midnight

The Concert Band opened the Spring Instrumental Concert Thursday evening in the Auditorium.

Photo: Spring Choral Concert

By Ariana McLean | May 17, 2006, midnight

Paul Newport directs both the Women's and Chamber choirs, as well as the Guitar Ensemble, in "Journey of Peace," a Hebrew song that concluded the Spring Choral Concert on May 17.

Photo: Spring Choral Concert

By Ariana McLean | May 17, 2006, midnight

Junior Erica Irving belts out "Material Girl" in a solo with InToneNation during the Spring Choral Concert on May 17.

Photo: NHS Induction Ceremony

By Ariana McLean | May 11, 2006, midnight

The Blair Chapter of the National Honors Society held its induction ceremony on May 11 at 6 p.m in the Auditorium. Here, one of the approximately 200 juniors lights his ceremonial candle as part of the induction tradition. Also at the ceremony, seniors were presented with golden stoles that they will wear at graduation.

Photo: NHS stole

By Ariana McLean | May 11, 2006, midnight

The Blair Chapter of the National Honors Society held its induction ceremony Thursday, May 11 at 6 PM in the Auditorium. At the ceremony nearly 200 juniors were inducted into the society and the senior members were presented with golden stoles that they will wear at graduation.

Photo: Spring Coffeehouse

By Ariana McLean | May 10, 2006, midnight

Fashion Club, among other groups, performed at Blair's Spring Coffeehouse in the SAC on May 10 at 7 p.m.

Photo: Coffeehouse2

By Ariana McLean | May 10, 2006, midnight

This group of student-directed Blazers sang "Roads to Peace" at the Spring Coffeehouse on Wed. May 10 at 7PM in the SAC.

Photo: Caribbean Challenge 3

By Ariana McLean | May 5, 2006, midnight

The Caribbean Challenge dance battle between Step Team and Caribbean Club gets a little confrontational. The event happened after school, Friday, May 5 and closed with a Caribbean Club victory.

Photo: Caribbean Challenge

By Ariana McLean | May 5, 2006, midnight

Caribbean Club confronts Step team at the Caribbean Challenge after school on May 5 in the gym.

Photo: Caribbean Challenge 2

By Ariana McLean | May 5, 2006, midnight

Caribbean Club and Step team battled with dance moves at the Caribbean Challenge after school on Friday, May 5.

Photo: Boys Volleyball

By Ariana McLean | April 28, 2006, midnight

Freshman Willy Li leaps for the ball in the boys volleyball game against Seneca Valley on April 24.

Photo: Eric Hysen

By Ariana McLean | April 27, 2006, midnight

Junior Eric Hysen won the SGA presidential election.

Photo: SGA Candidates

By Ariana McLean | April 24, 2006, midnight

An assembly was held for each grade on April 24, featuring speeches by students running for SGA positions for next year. NSL teachers Kevin Shindel and Kenneth Smith and SMOB Sebastian Johnson gave speeches as well. Junior Eric Hysen and sophomore Will Bucher (above) are running for SGA President. Sophomore Molly Martinez and juniors Bao-Ngoc Nguyen and Saron Yitbarek (below) are running for SGA Vice-President.

Photo: SGA assembly

By Ariana McLean | April 24, 2006, midnight

Assemblies were held through out the day, featuring speeches by students running for SGA positions for next yeas, as well as by NSL teachers Kevin Shindel and Kenneth Smith (featured above) and SMOB Sebastian Johnson.

Photo: Boys Volleyball

By Ariana McLean | April 24, 2006, midnight

Freshman Willy Li leaps for the ball in the boys volleyball game against Seneca Valley on April 24.

Photo: Model UN comittee(unposed)

By Ariana McLean | April 22, 2006, midnight

Freshmen Peter Lansworth (Djibouti), and sophomores Christina Mullen (Comoros) and Amina Goheer (Jordan) discuss and debate issues in the Joint Defense Committee of the Model Arab League at Georgetown University April 21 and 22.

Photo: Model UN

By Ariana McLean | April 22, 2006, midnight

The Blair Model UN Team participated in the Model Arab League Conference at Georgetown University on April 21 and 22. The team represented the countries of Algeria, Djibouti, Comoros and Jordan.

Photo: Model UN committee (posed)

By Ariana McLean | April 22, 2006, midnight

Freshmen Peter Lansworth (Djibouti), and sophomores Christina Mullen (Comoros) and Amina Goheer (Jordan) strike and intellectual pose while participating in the Joint Defense Committee of the Model Arab League at Georgetown University April 21 and 22.

Photo: SGA Holds Debate

By Ariana McLean | April 4, 2006, midnight

SGA presidential candidates sophomore Will Bucher and junior Eric Hysen respond to questions about student issues in a debate held on April 4.

Photo: Safety Thursday

By Ariana McLean | March 30, 2006, midnight

Seniors Monica Maher, Abby Goldman, Sarah Janesko and Lynn Abe declared March 30 "Safety Thursday" and show off their spirit. This group of Blazers have made it a tradition to have a theme every Thursday.

Photo: Cards for Children

By Ariana McLean | March 30, 2006, midnight

SGA ran a booth during lunch on March 30 giving students the opportunity to make spring cards for children in the hospital through National Institute of Health (NIH).

Photo: Intl-Caribbean3

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

Christopher Morrison, Prescilia Ndjana, Delon Medouze and Camille Meeks dance for the Caribbean.

Photo: Intl-Africa2

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

This heritage dance group represents the Congo region of Africa.

Photo: Intl-Middle East

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

The Middle Eastern Dance Club emerges from silhouettes to perform a Persian dance at the International Show on March 24.

Photo: Intl-Middle East2

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

Middle Eastern Dance Club performs an original choreographed dance.

Photo: Intl-Bolvia2

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

Hispanic club members represent Bolivia with an Incan fighting dance.

Photo: Intl-hispanic

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

Junior Braulio Salas leads freshmen Cindy Velasquez in a dance representing the Hispanic Caribbean.

Photo: Intl-Nepal

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

Senior Anjana Luital performs a Nepalese dance at the International Show.

Photo: Intl-Jamaica

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

Tashawana Myles sings Jimmy Cliff's "Bight Sunshiny Day" to represent her country of Jamaica.

Photo: Intl-Caribbean2

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

The Caribbean Club begins its dance showcase on chairs.

Photo: Intl-India2

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

The Indian Club performs a modernized Punjabi dance.

Photo: Intl-Carribean

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

Caribbean Club begins with a lot of cheers from the audience.

Photo: International Night

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

Senior Miguel Peña-Vega represents the Dominican Republic by singing "Reggaeton" at the International Show held on March 24.

Photo: Intl-India

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

A Punjabi Princess represents the Northern region of India.

Photo: Intl-Africa

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

The African Heritage Dance Group performs a dance from central Africa.

Photo: Intl-Ethiopia

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2006, midnight

Members of the Ethiopian Club perform a dance to represent their tribe.

Photo: Blair Walk Project

By Ariana McLean | March 20, 2006, midnight

Members of the Blair Walk Project held a discussion in the SAC on March 20 about upcoming field trips to local elementary schools to teach children how to properly cross the street. This project aims to lower pedestrian accident and fatality rates and increase street safety awareness.

Photo: Blair Walk Project

By Ariana McLean | March 20, 2006, midnight

Members of the Blair Walk Project had a discussion in the SAC on March 20 about upcoming field trips to local elementary schools to teach children how to properly cross the street. This project aims to lower the pedestrian accident and fatality rates and increase street safety awareness.

Photo: PSA winners

By Ariana McLean | March 16, 2006, midnight

Blair's ENG class won first place in the Drawing the Line Commercial Challenge, for their public service announcement on how the media influences youth thinking about underage drinking. At the award ceremony, held March 16, they were presented with $1000 and a trophy.

Photo: Purim

By Ariana McLean | March 15, 2006, midnight

Senior Adina Goldwasser dressed up in celebration of Purim, a Jewish holiday, on March 14.

Photo: Maureen Raj

By Ariana McLean | March 10, 2006, midnight

Junior Maureen Raj was a finalist in the Washington, D.C. area Shakespeare Speech competition with a performance from "Macbeth" and a Shakespearean sonnet.

Photo: Nice march day

By Ariana McLean | March 10, 2006, midnight

Blazers enjoy the unusally mild March Friday afternoon during 5A lunch.

Photo: CFU stage

By Ariana McLean | March 3, 2006, midnight

The guys and gals hang out at the local saloon in Deadrock Nevada created by the Blair stage crew in Crazy For You.

Photo: Cfyou Arguement

By Ariana McLean | March 3, 2006, midnight

Seniors Alec Garrin and Guru Khalsa play Polly Baker and Lank Hawkins, respectively, in this year's spring musical "Crazy for You." Click on image to view gallery.

Photo: CFYOU table song

By Ariana McLean | March 3, 2006, midnight

"I'm beside myself," declares the REAL Zangler (Ottalini on right with Arnsdorf), in the comical number "What Causes That?"

Photo: CFYOUfight

By Ariana McLean | March 3, 2006, midnight

Polly gives Bobby a harsh look in "Could You Use Me?" when they first meet.

Photo: Bryant jazz singer

By Ariana McLean | March 3, 2006, midnight

Pamela Bryant performs at the Fifteenth Annual East Coast Jazz Festival on Feb. 17.

Photo: cCFYOU

By Ariana McLean | March 3, 2006, midnight

In Nevada, Lank Hawkins, played by senior Guru Khalsa argues with Everett Baker, played by senior Kacheve Stafford.

Photo: cfyouropedance

By Ariana McLean | March 3, 2006, midnight

The girls act as basses and the boys as the bassists in "Slap that Bass."

Photo: CFYOUboys

By Ariana McLean | March 3, 2006, midnight

Bobby (Arnsdorf) as Zangler and Zangler (Russell Ottalini) as himself perform in "What Causes That?"

Photo: holding the lady

By Ariana McLean | March 3, 2006, midnight

Sassy Irene, played by Erica Irving, puts on quite a show in "Naughty Baby."

Photo: CFYOU kiss

By Ariana McLean | March 2, 2006, midnight

Junior Isaac Arnsdorf (Bobby Child) and senior Alec Garrin (Polly Baker) share a kiss in "Could You Use Me?"

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By Ariana McLean | March 2, 2006, midnight

Junior Lindsay Abbett of Quince Orchard HS and Sarah Horvitz of Springbrook HS were elected to run for Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) on Mar. 2 at the Nominating Convention held at Northwest HS.

Photo: CFYOU jazzydancers

By Ariana McLean | March 2, 2006, midnight

"He can't be bothered now!" Tap dancing follies girls of Crazy for You sing and dance.

Photo: Crazy for You

By Ariana McLean | March 1, 2006, midnight

Senior Alec Garrin and junior Isaac Arnsdorf rehearse for the Spring musical, "Crazy for You," which premiered Mar. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $2 for students on opening night and $4 for students all other nights.

Photo: spanish club success?

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 23, 2006, midnight

Hispanic club sponsor Elba Castro and Hispanic club leaders give students from Sherwood High School tips and support for starting a Hispanic club during 5A lunch on Feb. 23.

Photo: Ninth Grade Parent Meeting

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 23, 2006, midnight

A ninth grade parent meeting was held on Feb. 23 in the SAC where freshmen team leaders recognized student achievements. Here James Short and Summer Roark present a student with an award.

Photo: Class Spirit Day

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

This group of sophomores shows their school spirit and class pride by wearing black "sophomore" shirts on Class Spirit Day of Spirit Week. The week ended with the first winter sports pep rally in two years.

Photo: Seniors-Adam and Alex

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

"Oo ah, you wish you were a senior!" Seniors Adam McLeod and Alex Brown show off their '06 pride on class spirit day, Feb. 17.

Photo: Junior blazer

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Junior Gabrielle LaBrosse-Ellis shows off her homemade sign for spirit day on Friday.

Photo: Junior girls 2

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Way to go! Make 07 up yours.

Photo: Swim and Dive Pep

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

The Swim and Dive team put on a memorable performance at the winter sports pep rally.

Photo: pep rally Cheerleaders 2

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Go Blazers go!

Photo: Pep rally BBall

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

The Varsity Boys Basketball team showed off their moves at the winter sports pep rally.

Photo: pre-gamming

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

These sophomore girls, like other blazers, get ready for the pep rally by painting their faces and putting on tattoos.

Photo: Mascot

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Junior Perry Kamelo gives a big hug to the blazer mascot.

Photo: pep rally poms

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Blair's award-winning poms put on a finale performance at the pep rally.

Photo: Annual East Coast Jazz Festival

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Blair English teacher Pamela Bryant performed a vocal set at the Annual East Coast Jazz Festival held at the Double Tree Hotel in Rockville on Feb. 17. Blair's Jazz Band also played on Friday night. The event lasts through Feb. 20 and is open to the public.

Photo: Pep rally Cheerleaders

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

The Blair Cheerleaders were the opening performance at the winter sports pep rally on Feb. 17.

Photo: Sophmore boys

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Sophomores Alex Demarais and Ben McLeod represent their class with black face paint.

Photo: Seniors

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Seniors Sarah Wolk, Margot Pass and Clare Marshall go all out for class sprit day.

Photo: Spirit Paint

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Seniors Clare Marshall and Margot Pass get ready for the pep rally by putting on blazer tattoos during lunch.

Photo: Junior Girls

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

These junior lady blazers made shirts to add creativity to their spirit.

Photo: EC Jazz Fest-Ms. Bryant

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Blair English teacher Pamela Bryant performed a vocal set on at the Annual East Coast Jazz Festival held at the Double Tree Hotel in Rockville on Feb. 17. Blair's Jazz Band also played on Friday night. The event lasts through Feb. 20 and is open to the public.

Photo: Spirit Team

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

These spirit club members sold Blair paraphernalia during lunch on Feb. 17.

Photo: Spirit Court

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

During the pep rally, the spirit court consisting of the winners from each spirit day of spirit week were presented to the school.

Photo: pep rally poms 2

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Blair's poms performed at the pep rally held on Feb. 17 in the gym.

Photo: pep rally BBall JV

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

The Junior Varsity basketball teams show off their moves during the pep rally.

Photo: VD- gentleman

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 15, 2006, midnight

Photo: v day formal

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 15, 2006, midnight

Some Blazer girls show off their Valentine's Day flowers.

Photo: Valentine's Day/Formal day

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 15, 2006, midnight

SGA liaison Junior Terence McPherson and his ape pal deliver candy grams.

Photo: josh suit

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 15, 2006, midnight

Senior Josh Gist sports a fresh suit for Formal Day.

Photo: VD- boys

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight

Seniors Alex Berglund and George Batista Jr. look sharp for Valentine's Day.

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight

Senior Jenny Jones has some sweet goodies to give out.

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight

Junior Erica Irving is the glamour girl of Blair Boulevard dressed for formal day.

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight

Surprise! Will you be mine? Delivered valentines surprise Blazers in class.

Photo: VD- Singing Vaentines

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight

Chamber Choir delivered singing valentines throughout the day.

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight

Even teachers, like Mr. Roth of the math department, take part in the spirit of Formal Day.

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight

Sophomore Madeline Billhimer and senior Jackson Vassighi dress up for Formal Day.

Photo: Valentine's Day

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight

Many Blazers celebrated Valentine's Day with stuffed animals, singing Valentines, roses, candy, plush monkeys and more. Here, freshman Rivka Zuares poses with a fun Valentine's Day gift.

Photo: Formal Day

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight

Strike a pose! Senior Xieu Ngoc Nguyen goes all out for Valentine's Day.

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight

Freshman Lily Ross gives her Valentine pup a squeeze during 5A lunch.

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight

Junior Josh Griner, Blair's very own Clark Kent lurks in the halls.

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 12, 2006, midnight

Many kids go to Takoma Park Middle School to sled.

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 11, 2006, midnight

The Blair Pom Squad took second place at the MCPS Pompon Championship on Feb. 11.

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 11, 2006, midnight

Fans cheer at the poms competition to show their support.

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 11, 2006, midnight

Photo: Poms Competition

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 11, 2006, midnight

On Feb. 11 Blair hosted the MCPS Pompon Championship competition in the gym. Blair's squad won second place along with the spirit award.

Photo: Basketball 2/10

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Junior Tori Patton makes a layup during the fourth quarter of the game against Walter Johnson on Feb. 10.

Photo: Boys' basketball

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Junior Tori Patton makes a layup during the fourth quarter of the boys' varsity game against Walter Johnson on Feb. 10.

Photo: Congress Heights Station

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 9, 2006, midnight

Photo: Navy Yard Station

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 9, 2006, midnight

Navy Yard is an up and comming station on the green line.

Photo: Anacostia Station

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 9, 2006, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 8, 2006, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Feb. 8, 2006, midnight

Photo: Sebastian Johnson

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 7, 2006, midnight

Senior Sebastian Johnson finished second in his semifinal round of Jeopardy Teen Tournament.

Photo: Motivational Assembly

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 3, 2006, midnight

Blair seniors look through booklets prepping students for after-high school life at the Feb. 3 motivational assembly.

Photo: CFYOU falling

By Ariana McLean | Feb. 2, 2006, midnight

Love-sick cowboys fall for the follies girls in "Slap that Bass."

Photo: Branch Ave Station

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 29, 2006, midnight

Photo: Southern Ave Station

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 29, 2006, midnight

Photo: Naylor Road Station

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 29, 2006, midnight

Photo: Southern Ave Station

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 29, 2006, midnight

Art decorating the station.

Photo: Suitland Station

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 29, 2006, midnight

Photo: Floor Hockey

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 27, 2006, midnight

Senior Avi Wolfman-Arent and junior Jessie Hallberlin fight for the ball during an intramural floor hockey game on Jan. 27.

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By Ariana McLean | Jan. 27, 2006, midnight

Blazers race to the ball during an intramural floor hockey game held on Jan. 27. The competitive season continues with only a few more games left to go.

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By Ariana McLean | Jan. 11, 2006, midnight

Photo: New Faces

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 11, 2006, midnight

Senior Chauncea Carothers belts out "They Live in You" from The Lion King, at the New Faces Show held in the auditorium Jan. 11 at 8:00 PM. The performance featured a variety of numbers from different musicals directed by Blair students and starring aspiring student thespians.

Photo: New Faces

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 11, 2006, midnight

Senior Chauncea Carothers belts out "They Live in You" from The Lion King at the New Faces Show held in the auditorium Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. The performance featured a variety of numbers from different musicals directed by Blair students and starring aspiring student thespians.

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By Ariana McLean | Jan. 11, 2006, midnight

Freshman Adam Jackson and sophomore Mindy Or sing "Sun and Moon" from "Miss Saigon."

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By Ariana McLean | Jan. 11, 2006, midnight

Juniors Diego Ardila and Rayna Andrews perform in "June is Busting Out All Over" from the play Carousel during the New Faces production.

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By Ariana McLean | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

English teacher Lucas Henry controls the ball during an intramural floor hockey game held on Jan. 9. Blair has seven floor hockey teams that compete weekly.

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By Ariana McLean | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

The concert also featured Blair's Symphonic Orchestra.

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By Ariana McLean | Jan. 6, 2006, midnight

Blair's Chamber Choir sang in the Winter Choral Concert held in the Auditorium Jan. 6 at 7:30 PM.

Photo: Winter Choral Concert

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 6, 2006, midnight

The Winter Choral Concert finale included the different Blair choirs and audience members singing the "Hallelujah!" Chorus, accompanied by the symphonic orchestra. The concert was held Jan. 6 in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Photo: floor hockey

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 6, 2006, midnight

A goalie makes a save during a highly competitive intramural floor hockey game on Jan. 6.

Photo: winter chorus concert

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 6, 2006, midnight

Boys in Blair's Chamber Choir sing in the Winter Choral Concert held in the Auditorium Jan. 6 at 7:30 PM.

Photo: CAP alumni night

By Ariana McLean | Jan. 5, 2006, midnight

CAP alumni currently attending colleges and universities around the country talked to current CAP students about their educational experiences after graduation. In a question and answer discussion, the former students gave advice on preparing for and choosing a college. The annual CAP Alumni Night was held in the SAC on Jan. 4 at 7:00 p.m.

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By Ariana McLean | Jan. 5, 2006, midnight

CAP Alumni Adedeji Ogunfolu from the class of 2005 speaks at CAP Alumni Night on Jan. 4.

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By Ariana McLean | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

Carribean Club performs at the pep rally.

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By Ariana McLean | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

The two snare drummers in Blair's drum line staged a "battle" in their performance at the pep rally.

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By Ariana McLean | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

Fashion club struts their stuff at Blair's Club Showcase.

Photo: December 2005 Club Showcase

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

Blair administrators, including Mr. Gainous shake their "Laffy Taffy" with two Caribbean dancers.

Photo: Fashion Club

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

Fashion club turns Blair's gym into a runway as students model their newest designs.

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By Ariana McLean | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

InToneNation, Blair's acapella group, sang holiday carols in different classes Dec. 23, before winter break.

Photo: Middle Eastern Dance

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 23, 2005, midnight

Middle Eastern Dance Club puts on a performance full of jingling bells and colorful scarves.

Photo: Indoor Track

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 20, 2005, midnight

Junior Danielle Peck competes in the 55-meter hurdle Dash at the Montgomery County Developmental Meet on Dec. 14 at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex.

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By Ariana McLean | Dec. 20, 2005, midnight

New Era, a local Blair go-go band, livens the crowd at the SGR Spectacular. Click on the photo for a gallery.

Photo: SGR Spectacular

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 16, 2005, midnight

Outsource was one of the local Blair bands that performed at the SGR Spectacular held on Dec. 16 in the SAC. The event raised over $1,000 for the Invisible Children's Fund.

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By Ariana McLean | Dec. 15, 2005, midnight

Cheick Hamala Diabate, a griot (traditional storyteller) from Mali, performed stories and songs and spoke about the griot tradition to 11th grade CAP students on Dec. 13 in the SAC. Here he is holding a Nagoni, a traditional Mali instrument from which the American Banjo can be traced.

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By Ariana McLean | Dec. 10, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Dec. 10, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Dec. 10, 2005, midnight

Photo: Girls Basketball v. Kennedy (2)

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 8, 2005, midnight

Junior Ebony Winfield takes a shot during the girl's basketball team's first home game against Kennedy.

Photo: 2nd Fire Evacuation

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 8, 2005, midnight

Students wait in the stadium for further instuctions during the fire evacuation on Dec. 8.

Photo: Girls Basketball v. Kennedy

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 8, 2005, midnight

Photo: Girls Basketball v. Kennedy (3)

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 8, 2005, midnight

Photo: Caroling Blazers

By Ariana McLean | Dec. 1, 2005, midnight

Blair's Chamber Choir sings holiday songs at the Starbucks in the Woodmoor shopping center on Dec. 1.

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By Ariana McLean | Nov. 28, 2005, midnight

In an effort to end world hunger the Oxfam organization and SGR collected donations during lunch in the SAC on Nov. 21-23.

Photo: Thanksgving Parade- Duncan

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

County Executive Douglas Duncan served as the Grand Marshal of the Thanksgiving Parade. He also, like many politicians, took advantage of the parade and campaign for Maryland Governor under the Democratic Party.

Photo: Thanksgiving Parade- American Indian dancers

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

Native American dance troops performs at the Thanksgiving Parade.

Photo: Thanksgiving Parade- Candy

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

Candy filled the hands and mouths of spectators, thanks to the many parade participants who gave out sweets.

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By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

Blair librarian Ms. Madden, helped with crowd control and event coordination at the Thanksgiving Parade.

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By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

A covered wagon rolls down Fenton in celebration of American History and Thanksgiving.

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By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

Giant Panda balloon, sponsored by the Discovery Channel, travels down Fenton Street in representation of the Tai Shan, the new baby panda at the National Zoo.

Photo: Thanksgiving Parade- Santa

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

Towards the end of the Parade was the awaited appearance by Santa Claus.

Photo: Thanksgiving Parade- Clown

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

A clown livens the crowd.

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By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

Silver Spring residents and visitors bundled up this cold Saturday morning to view the Thanksgiving Parade.

Photo: Thanksgiving Parade- Girl Scouts

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

Local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops paraded through downtown Silver Spring with homemade signs.

Photo: Thanksgiving Parade- Bolivian Dancers

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

A local Bolivian dance troupe perfroms enthusiastically.

Photo: Thanksgiving Parade

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

Gobbles the turkey greets a child at the Thanksgiving Parade held on Nov. 19 in Downtown Silver Spring.

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By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

This giant penguin balloon serves as the Silver Spring mascot in the thanksgiving Parade Saturday, Nov. 19. This year's parade included, for the first time, 50 foot balloons traditionally seen in holiday parades.

Photo: Thanksgiving Parade- Hoggettes

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

The Hoggettes preceded the Washington Redskins Marching Band, serving as one of the attractions in the Parade.

Photo: Thanksgiving Parade- spectators

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

Residents and visitors of Silver Spring watch the Thanksgiving parade downtown.

Photo: Thanksgiving Parade- Blair marching band

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 19, 2005, midnight

Blair marching band participates in the Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade Nov. 19.

Photo: Crisis in Darfur

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 17, 2005, midnight

Blazers gathered in the Media Center on Nov. 17 to learn about the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, and what they can do to help. John Heffernan, a senior investigator for Physicians for Human Rights, spoke at the presentation which was organized by Students for Global Responsibility and Amnesty International Club.

Photo: CAP recruitment

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight

Junior Avi Edelman talks to eighth grade students at Eastern Middle School in hopes of recruiting more minority students to the predominantly white Communication Arts Program (CAP) at Blair.

Photo: Porgy and Bess

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 6, 2005, midnight

Hundreds relaxed on the National Mall to view the free simulcast of "Porgy and Bess" live from the Kennedy Center Sunday, Nov 6.

Photo: Twelfth Night

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 4, 2005, midnight

Senior Gu Khalsa and freshmen Jumi Bello and Russell Ottalini perform in the teaser of "Twelfth Night," which premiered Nov. 4.

Photo: Fall Play- 12th night

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 4, 2005, midnight

Freshman Jumi Bello plays a local fool in Kelly O'Connor's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." The play will run again this coming weekend on Nov. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.

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By Ariana McLean | Nov. 4, 2005, midnight

Senior Mayra Ramos and freshman sister Dadee perform a traditional El Salvadorean dance at Hispanic Folkloric Night Nov. 4 in the SAC. At this event, presented by the Hispanic Club, Blair students and their friends and family celebrated Hispanic heritage, music, dance and tradition.

Photo: Fall Play- 12th Night

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 4, 2005, midnight

Photo: Fall Play- 12th Night

By Ariana McLean | Nov. 4, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 31, 2005, midnight

Junior Alex Lamarre might be the phantom of Blair.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 31, 2005, midnight

Senior Martin Brooks lurks the hallways on Halloween.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 31, 2005, midnight

Goblin-troll and also junior Alexandres Georgiadis is just one of the halloween celebraters at Blair this Monday.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 31, 2005, midnight

Here we have junior Mantas Vidutis as an army solider, sophomore Li Ly as a priest and freshman Mouhanad Alrifay as a matrix-inspired character.

Photo: Senior

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

Photo: Senior Spirit

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

Photo: Juniors with JV football player

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

Photo: Varsity Football Spirit

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

Photo: Spirit Week Cheerleaders

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

Photo: Junior Spirit

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

Photo: Mascot

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

Photo: Poms

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight

Photo: Hat Day-Spirit Week

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Junior Christine Douglas sports a blue spiked skull cap as spirit for hat day on Oct. 27.

Photo: Spirit Week- Hat Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

M-I-c-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! Juniors Zach Sepherd and Odir Sorto know hat day is not just about the hat, but the whole character.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Junior Andrew Bort is looking sharp this hat day in a black fedora and matching suit.

Photo: Spirit Week- Hat Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

These blazers who off their urban style hats for spirit week.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight

Sleek and chic, pocket protectors are a must-have fashion accessory.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight

A spiffy pair of Velcro shoes will have even the dullest person looking smooth and snappy in no time.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight

Mr. Mogge's AP Modern World students, Anna Coughlan, Sally Chang, Robin Kamera and Sean Griffin, are definately wacky and tacky!

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight

Even the staff dress up this Wacky Tacky Day. TV studio teacher Ms. Taylor mixes and doesn't match in the name of school spirit.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight

Amanda Ruiz and Phi Quang are a pair of wacky tacky sophomores.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight

These blazer ladies even bring their wacky school spirit to the county wide SGA meeting.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight

Strike a pose! Senior Chauncea Carothers is proud of her wacky fashion today.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight

These cross country stars, sophomore Johanna Gretschel and junior Emanuel Wacktola, have school spirit for wacky tacky day.

Photo: Spirit Week-Twin Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

"Twin" Juniors Zach Shepherd and Odir Sorto strike a pose for spirit week.

Photo: Spirit Week- Twin Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Taking twin day to the next level: Juniors Christopher Hernandez and Angel Nunez with sophomore quintuplets Blanca Vasquez, Yenny Miranda, Denisse Quiroga, Michelle Flores and Rosa Figueroa.

Photo: Spirit Week- Twin Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Juniors Georgette Peligrino and Karen Carrillo are decked out for twin day, right down to their matching purses.

Photo: Spirit Week- Twin Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Seniors Greg Donaldson and Josh Gist are completely coordinated twins.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Close up of Halsey Sinclair's first place cross country metal.

Photo: Spirit Week-Twin Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Go Caps! Juniors Courtney Deluca and Juli Sandberg-Bernard show off more than their school spirit.

Photo: Spirit Week- Twin Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

"Brothers-from-another-mother," Barun Aryal and Sebastian Johnson, show off their Blair spirit as Seniors on twin day.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Cross country Juniors Paul Ishimoto, Brenda Akinnagbe and Sophomores Johanna Gretschel, Amina Goheer and Christina Mullen show off their spirit at the County Championships on Sept. 22 despite the cold weather and rain.

Photo: Spirit Week-Twin Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Best buds and juniors Anne Charles and Margaret Khan dress classy for twin day.

Photo: Spirit Week- Twin

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Juniors Claire Harper and Nicole Severi are two peas in a pod.

Photo: Spirit Week-Twin Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Sophomores Chenelle Morrow, Marc Smith and Taylor Green get creative for twin day, dressing up as fraternal triplets.

Photo: Spirit Week-Twin Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

You know you've got a good man when he'll dress like you for twin day. Juniors Lenny Slankovich and Jennifer Cao participate in the second day of spirit week.

Photo: Cross Country County Championships

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Blair Junior Halsey Sinclair (left in red) places first with 18:59 and twin sister Ashlyn Sinclair (right in red) places sixth with 19:31 for the girls' team at the Cross Country County Championships on Sept. 22.

Photo: Spirit Week- Pajama Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Seniors Rachel Martin, Lauren Bodin, Chatise Scott-Webster, Ben Tousley and Rita Mitchell put their own comic spin on their final Pajama Day.

Photo: Spirit Week- Pajama day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Junior Odir Sorto knows that you can't start the day without the sports page.

Photo: Spirit Week- Pajama Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Junior Karen Biddle shows off her school spirit in her pajamas.

Photo: Spirit Week- Pajama Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Spirit week is a time to celeberate. Just ask Seniors Amy Allen and Chauncea Carothers, Sophomore Kim Mason and Junior Jonan Wyatt (sitting).

Photo: Spirit Week- Pajama Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Junior Sean Griffin dresses the part for the first day of Spirit Week.

Photo: Spirit Week- Pajama Day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Sweet dreams! Social studies teacher Patricia Anderson is so comfortable in her PJs that she is taking a nap.

Photo: Spirit Week- Pajama day

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Senior Valerie Fomengia celebrates Pajama Day with a special friend.

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By Ariana McLean | Oct. 24, 2005, midnight

Principal Phillip Gainous participates in the first day of spirit week on Oct. 24 by wearing his pajamas.

Photo: varsity girls soccer

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 19, 2005, midnight

Junior Emma Liebmann controls the ball during the Blair v.s Wheaton game on Oct. 17.

Photo: Blair vs. Wheaton

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 19, 2005, midnight

Junior Danielle Peck brings the ball down from the air to gain control during the Blair vs. Wheaton game on Oct. 17.

Photo: field hockey

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Senior Sydney Valdez hits a 16 yard line drive in the Blair v.s Springbrook game on Oct. 15.

Photo: field hockey is amazing

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Junior Zoe Norvell beats her opponent to the ball during the Blair v.s Springbrook game on Oct. 15.

Photo: Senior Field Hockey Game

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 16, 2005, midnight

Sophomore Iliya Smithka fights for the ball during the Blair v.s Springbrook Field Hockey game on Oct. 15.

Photo: dems speaker

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 16, 2005, midnight

Heather Mizeur, Domestic Policy Director for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), spoke to Blair's Young Democrats club on Oct. 12.

Photo: Senior Field Hockey Game

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 16, 2005, midnight

Sophomore Iliya Smithka fights for the ball during the Blair v.s Springbrook Field Hockey game on Oct. 15.

Photo: tennis

By Ariana McLean | Oct. 9, 2005, midnight

Senior Stephanie Paul plays in the tennis match on Sept. 29 of Blair v.s Quince Orchard.

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 29, 2005, midnight

Bread and Puppets performers from Vermont put on a street theater performance in protest to the war.

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 29, 2005, midnight

Junior Olivia Bozik bumps the ball during the Blair vs. Gaithersburg game. The score of the game was 14-25, 15-25, and 15-25.

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 29, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 29, 2005, midnight

Bread and Puppets perfomers from Vermont put on abstract street perfomances to demonstrate the atrocities of war during the protest on Sept. 24.

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 29, 2005, midnight

Photo: Charity Basketball Game

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 29, 2005, midnight

Blair staff members just miss beating the Montgomery County Police, 82-80, in the Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief aid fundraiser basketball game organized by the SGA on Sept. 29. Physical Education teacher Emanuel Charles takes a foul shot for Blair.

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 29, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 28, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 27, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 27, 2005, midnight

Hundreds of thousands of people showed up at the A.N.S.W.E.R war protest held on the mall on Sept. 24 to voice their opinions against the war in Iraq and other political issues.

Photo: protest 2

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: Summer in El Salvador

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 27, 2005, midnight

The Washington Ethical Society (WES) orgainized a two and a half week trip for students and adults to go to El Salvador and volunteer to help renovate improvished communities. On the construction site everyone had to carry bricks, shovel and mix cement.

Photo: Thomas Friedman speaks at Blair

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 22, 2005, midnight

Thomas Friedman, renowned New York Times foreign affairs columinst and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lexus and the Olive Tree" and "From Beirut to Jerusalem," speaks to 10th grade CAP students about his experiences as a journalist and his thoughts on globalization.

Photo: wpgc

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 19, 2005, midnight

Radio Station WPGC 95.5 hosts the Blair versus Springbrook football game.

Photo: cheering at game

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 19, 2005, midnight

The Blair cheerleaders show their spirit.

Photo: marchingband

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 19, 2005, midnight

Blair's marchingband performs during the football game.

Photo: 08 spirit

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 19, 2005, midnight

Some sophomores represent their class with pride.

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 19, 2005, midnight

Blazers show their class spirit.

Photo: winning score

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 19, 2005, midnight

A Blazer looks on at the winning score of the football game against Springbrook on September 16. Click on picture to view picture gallery of the game.

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 15, 2005, midnight

Bassist Carlos Henriquez, who plays frequently with the ledgendary Wynton Marsalis, participates in the Silver Spring Jazz Festival's finale "jam session."

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 15, 2005, midnight

The Town Square Garage in Downtown Silver Spring holds many audience members attending the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on September 10.

Photo: Silver Spring Jazz Festival

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 15, 2005, midnight

Tennor Saxophonist Ron Holloway (right) and a fellow performer improvise a tune, as the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on September 10 came to an end.

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 15, 2005, midnight

The stage at the Silver Spring Jazz Festival was centered under the Majestic and in front of the field of astroturf.

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 15, 2005, midnight

Various artists perform at the "jam session" at the Silver Spring Jazz Festival, following Wynton Marslais' headling performance.

Photo: Web Design Club

By Ariana McLean | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

Students sign up for the Web Design Club during Blair's Activity Fair on the 13th.

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

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By Ariana McLean | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight

Photo: SMOB Nominations

By Ariana McLean | March 2, 2005, midnight

Junior Lindsay Abbett of Quince Orchard HS and Sarah Horvitz of Springbrook HS were elected to run for Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) on Mar. 2 at the Nominating Convention held at Northwest HS. A special election committee made up of student delegates from the high schools and middle schools of Montgomery County participated in the primary election between five SMOB candidates.

Photo: Intl-Middle East3

By Ariana McLean | March 24, 2003, midnight

Senior Edra Brisbane performs a belly dancing solo.