The boys' volleyball team cleared out its opponent in three straight sets for the first time against Northwood, a young team with less experience when compared to two-time champion Blair. The Gladiators' underdevelopment offered the Blair bench first touches of the game ball and Coach Sang Ahn new lineups to explore, especially the team will graduate six seniors. Yet despite the fresh hands and feet on the Blazer court, Blair optimistically defeated the Northwood team, 25-10, 25-20 and 25-17.
Tremendous expectations lie on the shoulders of Blair's varsity boys' volleyball team after bringing home county championship plaques the last two years and division championship trophies the last three years. With nine returning players and losing just two starters, Adrian Cretzu and Timothy Lee, to graduation and to the coed volleyball team, the Blazers were expected to finish the match against the Springbrook Blue Devils in three straight sets.
March 14, or 3/14, celebrates the Archimedes constant, better known as the notorious pi, by sporting the first three digits with its month and year. As for its other lesser-known digits, at 1:59:26 p.m. today, loud choruses of the irrational number may be heard throughout excited math classrooms. Of course, there are other ways to commemorate pi without memorizing hundreds of its infinite decimals. One way, perhaps the favorite way, is to eat pie. Pie is significant not only because it sounds like the Greek letter pi, but also because it physically embodies the notable constant that represents the ratio between the circumference and the diameter of a perfect circle. But please, no thinking about math is required; only chewing and savoring is absolutely necessary when eating this delightful lemon meringue pie. And, of course, don't forget to swallow.
Chinese recipes are always hard to come by since, apparently, most Chinese chefs have completely done away with any form of measurement. The number of swift shakes of the salt shaker replaces the use of tablespoons and teaspoons. Oil is measured only by the area it covers in the frying pan. Oriental cooking is all about improvisation, flinging spices, herbs and hopefully not msg in the air at whim. But on certain occasions, Chinese moms can be tracked down and forced to be precise about their pinching, flinging, dashing and pouring. Here is one of my favorite summer dishes:
Originally a popular after-school refreshment among Taiwanese children, this Frappuccino of the eastern world is making its way into cities and towns across the nation. Chewy bubbles swirl in a creamy tea blend, making bubble tea truly unique. Most malls only offer cheap powdered imitations, so try this delicious homemade recipe to delight your friends with an Oriental favorite.
Personal pronouns have been good to us over the years. After all, it was the "I have a dream" speech that helped materialize racial equality and "We will fight on the beaches" that inspired British and American troops to trump the Germans on the shores of France. But in our fast-paced, laptop-hugging, cell phone-glued-to-ear society, personal pronouns have evolved from replacing proper nouns to preceding simple objects as prefixes.
Blazers met the 2005-2006 math requirements of Maryland's school accountability system "Adequate Yearly Progress" (AYP), a part of the Bush Administration's "No Child Left Behind" Act, for the second consecutive year. According to principal Phillip Gainous, if Blair also passes the reading AYP requirements — the results of which will come shortly — the school will exit the improvement process for three years.
With limited English skills, ESOL students can struggle in classes, even in those they have already taken.