The SGA has selected the Spirit Week themes for the week leading up to homecoming, according to SGA Communications Director and Spirit Week coordinator Ariel La.
Blair conducted its first fire drill of the school year today in the football stadium at 9:15 a.m. during the advisory period, which took place immediately after second period. Students' emergency meeting areas were organized by advisory classes rather than by homeroom as in the past.
With the ID policy controversy, hallway sweeps, and a host of new events, it has been a very busy and tumultuous yet successful year for Blair's SGA under the leadership of 2006-2007 SGA President Eric Hysen. In spite of such success, the SGA has realized major flaws in its organization and methods of operation, leading to structural changes that will be incorporated into next year's SGA. The SGA will also face the challenge of meeting and working with a new principal next year.
If movie fans see the preview for "Bug," they'll expect to be freaked out…and of course, see some bugs. But "Bug," a product of the great William Friedkin ("The Exorcist" and "The French Connection"), fails to reward audiences in either regard.
Blair senior Matt McCutchen has been awarded the Siemens Foundation's Award for Advanced Placement for the 2006-2007 school year. The Siemens Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that also runs the prestigious annual Siemens Westinghouse Competition, awards students from around the nation each year for their success on science and math College Board AP exams.
A heating unit coil in the ceiling above the 340s hallway broke down towards the end of fourth period today. The break caused a large leak that discharged water from the ceiling, according to Building Services worker Yakubu Agbonselobho.
The SGA collected 3,272 cans in this year's canned food drive, improving on last year's 2,456 cans. This year, the proceeds from the canned food drive were used to benefit a local food bank in White Oak.
The SGA will hold this year's club showcase in the gymnasium today, during 6th period. Every year, the club showcase event gives Blair's after school clubs the chance to perform for the rest of the school.
The Homecoming pep rally will be held in the gym throughout 7th period on Friday, Oct. 13. The rally will be divided into two parts and will be held with half of the school population attending each, depending on the students' classroom number and floor.
Harvard University announced Sept. 12 that it will discontinue its non-binding early action program for applicants in the fall of 2007. School officials believe the switch will "level the playing field" by reducing the disadvantages faced by low-income students and minorities, according to a Sept. 13 "Chicago Tribune" article. Harvard will be the first of the nation's universities to completely eliminate all early admission procedures from its application process.
"What goes around comes around." This tenet of wisdom proved especially true for Lucas Nickle (voiced by Zach Tyler), the protagonist in Warner Brother's fabulous new computer-generated flick, "Ant Bully."