Molly Brune


Name: Molly Brune
Position: Photo Editor
Graduation Year: 2009
Molly is a pretty average kid. She plays soccer for Blair and on a club team. When not playing soccer or at school, she spends pretty much all of her time with her friends. She likes playing on swings and bowling more than pretty much anything else in the world. Besides photo staff, of course. . .


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By Molly Brune | April 2, 2009, 10:42 p.m.

Senior Eliot Gold returns a defender's shove as he attempts to cut towards the goal with his ball.

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By Molly Brune | March 28, 2009, 1:49 p.m.

Junior Johni Meeks carries the ball down the field after winning a face off.

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By Molly Brune | March 28, 2009, 1:40 p.m.

Blair varsity softball meets to prepare themselves for fielding during the fourth inning.

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By Molly Brune | March 23, 2009, 11:44 a.m.

Lauren Hammer, mother of junior Joe Hammer, donated a teapot and mugs amongst other ceramics to the art show.

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By Molly Brune | March 13, 2009, 9:02 p.m.

The World War II Memorial is a favorite stop for both tourists and locals. It honors the millions of soldiers who fought and died in the war.

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By Molly Brune | March 13, 2009, 9:01 p.m.

Flags sway in the wind as night falls by the Washington Monument.

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By Molly Brune | March 9, 2009, 10:33 p.m.

Downtown Silver Spring was the location of a fight on Saturday night at the end of the "Stop the Violence" concert.

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By Molly Brune | March 3, 2009, 1:09 p.m.

Chris Cooley, uno de los jugadores del equipo de fútbol americano de los Washington Redskins habló acerca de la relación entre la educación y el salario promedio.

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By Molly Brune | March 2, 2009, 9:36 p.m.

Participants in Powershift 2009 gather on the West Lawn of the Capitol building. The protest took place March 2, 2009 to urge Congress to shut down the coal-powered plant that powers parts of the federal government.

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By Molly Brune | March 2, 2009, 9:30 p.m.

A volunteer hands out helmets to protesters. The Powershift protest succesfully became an intergenerational experience as both protesters and volunteers ranged from teenagers to grandparents.

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By Molly Brune | March 1, 2009, 9:41 p.m.

Keep your fingers crossed and your pajamas inside out - though for once, luck isn't the only thing we're counting on.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 19, 2009, 1:58 p.m.

El rector, Darryl Williams, sostiene un cheque de $500 dólares entregado por la Unión Federal de Crédito de Profesores del Condado de Montgomery. También anunció que el cheque será entregado al progama del Magnet.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 18, 2009, 11:23 p.m.

Cooley presented Blair with a $5,000 check to finance education when he visited in February to announce the $25,000 scholarship.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 18, 2009, 11:16 p.m.

The Redskins tight end pointed out the correlation between higher education and higher salary.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 18, 2009, 11:14 p.m.

Principal Darryl Williams introduces Redskins player Chris Cooley. Cooley visited Blair seniors to announce a college scholarship.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 17, 2009, 10:34 p.m.

This symbol represents the five academies at Blair. The arrows meet at the center of the pentagon - the focus of the previous picture.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 17, 2009, 10:33 p.m.

Where in Blair? View the next photo to see the answer.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2009, 2:25 p.m.

Hoy often finds herself laughing at one of Gold's many jokes.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 5, 2009, 2:33 p.m.

Principal Darryl Williams holds the $500 check the MCT Federal Credit Union gave to Blair. He announced that the check would go to the Magnet program.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 5, 2009, 2:06 p.m.

Seniors Jessica Arce, Jessica Diaz and Korie Ferguson and junior Joseph Arce coordinated their Ninja Turtle outfits.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 5, 2009, 2:06 p.m.

Senior Melissa Mergner holds an imaginary gun to indicate her Bond girl disposition.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 5, 2009, 2:05 p.m.

Freshman Marie Mahoney dresses as the cat in the hat.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 5, 2009, 2:05 p.m.

Junior Gennesis Orellana poses ready to fight as a superhero from the Incredibles.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 5, 2009, 2:03 p.m.

Senior Sam Barth practices his acting skills in his Marty McFly, a character from Back to the Future, costume.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 5, 2009, 1:11 p.m.

Fashion Club performed in the SAC during 5B lunch as students crowded around.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 20, 2008, midnight

Several Blair graduates spoke with current Blazers on Alumni Day.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 17, 2008, midnight

Senior Josh Gordon holds the ball out of reach of his opponent.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 17, 2008, midnight

Senior Leon Sampson tries to bend backwards to put the ball in to the net.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 17, 2008, midnight

Freshman Magnet students attempt to measure the height of the steeple on top of the building during their research and engineering class.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 16, 2008, midnight

Magnet math teacher William Rose was nominated for the Gazette's "My Favorite Teacher" contest.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 15, 2008, midnight

Some students appear to leave trails as if the absent-mindedly drop their lunch bags on the way to class.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 15, 2008, midnight

Many students leave their trash on the ground after lunch instead of throwing it away in one of the many trash cans on Blair Boulevard

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 15, 2008, midnight

One of the most common items discarded onto the floor after lunch is a paper bag.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 15, 2008, midnight

In the courtyard, empty bottles detract from the beauty of the fallen leaves.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 15, 2008, midnight

As winter begins, more and more clementine peels have been carelessly strewn on the ground for the janitors to clean up.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 15, 2008, midnight

While a few pieces of trash on the floor may look insignificant, the janitors have to pick up each piece individually and have to put a lot more work in to cleaning up.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 10, 2008, midnight

A bright red 09 is the only leftover decoration from homecoming spirit week.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 9, 2008, midnight

Senior Leon Sampson dodges a jumping Cavalier as he prepares to shoot the ball.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 9, 2008, midnight

Junior Cameron Reed stretches out his arm for a lay-up.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

The cheerleaders also do cheers for the audience's entertainment as they wait for the next school's performance.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

With more fans and more cheering than any other team had, the Blair cheerleaders once again won the spirit award.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

Many alumni came to coach on the squad during the competition.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

the Blazers blast on to the floor filled with passion for the routine they are about to perform.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

Cheerleaders not selected to be part of the competition cheer on their teammates ,

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

Every member of the team remains in sync with each other for their floor dancing sections.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

The Blair cheerleaders lead Blazers in a cheer during their competition on Saturday, November 22.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

The squad is filled with hope right before it is their turn to perform

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

The Churchill "Dawgs," as their cheer wear claims, took home first place.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

Unfortunately, it only takes one fall to be knocked out of winning the competition.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

The routine also included many gymnastic moves.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

The cheerleaders succesfully completed many complicated structures and lifts.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

Team members comfort each other after a disappointing loss.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

Despite being upset by their performance, the cheerleaders continued to cheer to remain a contender for the spirit award.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 22, 2008, midnight

They team sikes themself up to represent Montgomery Blair High School

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 19, 2008, midnight

El Rector Darryl Williams se dirigió a al plantel estudiantil en un discurso donde expuso los varios problemas en la escuela que están afectando la imagen de Blair.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 18, 2008, midnight

When all the diving trophies are put together, the appear to be posing to form a star.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 18, 2008, midnight

The largest trophy in the trophy case is the girls' soccer 2007 runner-up trophy from an annual pre-season tournament that they entered.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 18, 2008, midnight

While all of the running trophies have the character in the same position, they vary greatly in height and size.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 18, 2008, midnight

The cheerleaders lead the crowd in a cheer to build excitement about their competition this upcoming Saturday.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 18, 2008, midnight

Every day, many students pass by Blair's trophy case but rarely stop and look inside. This gallery will take a look further into the past sports victories and awards that Blair has won.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 18, 2008, midnight

The tennis team has only two trophies in the trophy case so far.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 18, 2008, midnight

The baseball team's batting trophy has the bat taped back on after it was once mishandled.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 18, 2008, midnight

Senior Julia Stratton hugs her coach, Brook Franceschini, as a goodbye after four years of Blair field hockey.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 18, 2008, midnight

The cheerleading squad holds 14 trophies, the most trophies of any one sports team.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 18, 2008, midnight

Though the Blair football team has struggled in recent years, it has at times been a powerhouse in its division and the county.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 5, 2008, midnight

Mucha gente le escribió cartas a Lam para ayudarles a sentirse más cerca a él.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 5, 2008, midnight

Cientos de estudiantes atendieron a una vigilia en honor a Lam.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 5, 2008, midnight

Un afiche fue colocado en la parada de autobús para que amigos y familiares le dejaran mensajes a Lam.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

Lam's older sister spoke and shared memories.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

Junior Lam Cao, Tai's older brother, has been in complete shock since the shooting.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

Hundreds of mourners attended a Sunday night vigil for Lam.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

Many people wrote letters to Lam to help them reach closure.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

A friend honors his deceased classmate with a t-shirt.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

At a candlelight vigil held the night after Tai Lam's death, friends and family left notes, gifts, flowers and Tai's favorite fruits - apples and oranges - at the center of a small shrine.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

People look out at thecrowd from the bus stop where the shooting occured.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

A poster was hung at the bus stop for friends and family to leave messages for Lam.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

A girls sits on the curb in shock, unable to grasp why this happened to her friend.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

Candle wax spills on to a pair of Tai Lam's favorite shoes as the teddy bear next to it displays one of the few smiles of the night. These were a few of many items left in Lam's honor at last night's candlelight vigil. Lam was killed Saturday night.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

Blazers estuvieron de luto por el estudiante de noveno Tai Lam en una vigilia alumbrada por velas en su honor al frente del restaurante Eastern Carryout en la avenida Flower. Tai Lam fue herido de bala el sábado en la noche en un autobús de Ride On y momentos después falleció.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

Friends comfort each other amidst the crowd of people packed tightly together.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

Blazers mourned freshman Tai Lam Sunday night at a candlelight vigil held in his honor in front of Eastern Carryout on Flower Avenue. He was fatally shot Saturday night on a Ride On bus near the site.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 3, 2008, midnight

A girl holds her candle up as people strain to see the memorial of gifts left in Tai's honor.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 31, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 28, 2008, midnight

Junior Tracy Betsurk uses her bag to express her advocacy for "going green" and recycling

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 28, 2008, midnight

Junior Darcy Pelz-Butler uses her bag as an excuse to look at her favorite celebrity throughout the school day.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 28, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Sedeka DeBush holds her black leather school bag up with pride.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 28, 2008, midnight

Senior Anna Rassman displays a bag she bought on a service trip to El Salvador this summer.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 28, 2008, midnight

Freshman Eli Schwadron has a backpack appearing to be scribbled all over.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 28, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Adam Biru shows his style not only on his wrist and on his shirt, but also in his choice of backpack.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 28, 2008, midnight

A bag with as many binders on the inside as designs on the outside is left in the outdoor courtyard.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 28, 2008, midnight

Senior Ebony Abraham sports a bag just as colorful as he fashionable wardrobe.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2008, midnight

Morty's proudly displays its meat in the "to go" section of the restaurant.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2008, midnight

The reflections of the surrounding area in the windows of Picasso Gallery add even more abstraction to the already abstract paintings displays prominently in the windows.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2008, midnight

Hungry Tiger and Steak n' Egg Breakfast are only two examples of restaurants with comical displays involving food in this neighborhood.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2008, midnight

The owners of Steak 'n Egg Kitchen with abstract pictures involving foods displayed around the premises.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2008, midnight

A seemingly random stage with a light above it sits in the middle of a park being torn apart for construction at the corner of Chesapeake and 41 St.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2008, midnight

As indicated by the name, Politics and Prose includes many very political and satyrical books.

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 16, 2008, midnight

Senior George Nouboussie races ahead of two Walter Johnson Wildcats

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By Molly Brune | Oct. 16, 2008, midnight

Freshman Jorge Pacheco volleys the ball as senior Mike Mozer looks on.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 25, 2008, midnight

Senior Aaron Kozloff practices his tight rope walking in the courtyard.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 25, 2008, midnight

Patrons of the current Silver Spring library have offered suggestions for the new design.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Junior Otis Banwell strikes the ball with the bottom of his cleat.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Junior Aaron Baldwin uses any method that works to win the ball from the Bengals.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Senior Mikey Funes carefully traps the ball.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Many pet food companies, including ZiwiPeak, advertise their products.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 18, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Ava Wallace returns the ball during Blair's loss to Whitman on Tuesday.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 13, 2008, midnight

El equipo de fútbol americano entra vigorosamente al estadio durante el "pep rally" el viernes. Ese mismo día, los Blazers ganaron 41-12 contra Northwood.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Sana Barclay shows off her free Blair towel.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

Girls on the JV soccer team build their teamwork and show their school spirit at the same time.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

The marching band has expanded its flag bearers to include rifle throwers, creating an even more dazzling display.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

Blair's chamber choir showcased their incredible harmonizing in the Blair Alma Mater.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

Senior Carlos Arana leads cheers and boosts spirit during the pep rally.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

The Blair girls volleyball team sprints through one of the sports banners that the SGA decorated for each team.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

The football team gets pumped up during the fall pep rally for their game Friday night against Northwood. The Blazers won, 41-12.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

The JV football team matches the varsity football team's enthusiasm in front of bleachers filled with Blazers.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

The Pom squad and cheerleaders line the field waiting for the sports teams to parade down the aisle.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

Even freshmen are filled with school spirit.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

The marching band arouses school spirit in listening Blazers.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 10, 2008, midnight

Flyers are placed around the school, both in hallways and classrooms, to inform students about the upcoming tryouts for this year's play, "Pride and Prejudice."

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 10, 2008, midnight

Freshman Evelyn Diaz sports a bag created with patches of different patterns.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 9, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 9, 2008, midnight

Flyers are placed around the school, both in hallways and classrooms, to inform students about the upcoming tryouts for this year's play, "Pride and Prejudice."

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 9, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 4, 2008, midnight

Senior Lilian Mendez shows her class pride as she poses for one of her senior portraits.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Seniors Corinne Ducey and Camille Huang register runners for Runovation, a 5k race organized by a group of Blair seniors determined to help rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina destroyed a large amount of the city.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

After the main race, a fun run took place for the children eager to be runners just like their parents.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Seniors Peter Lansworth and Tim Nguyen choose music to get the runners pumped up for the race.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Senior Josh Gordon collapses in exhaustion after completing the race.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

The route included parts of Sligo Creek Parkway and neighborhood roads surrounding Silver Spring International Middle School, where the race ended.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Luis Navarro, the men's winner, finishes the race a lap ahead of all of the other participants.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

The event recieved media coverage from both a local television news station and the Silver Spring Gazette.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

The women's winner, Karen Young, heads towards the finish line.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

A participant ties her shoes while waiting at the starting line for the race to begin.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

The race organizers also provided a buffet of foods so the racers could replenish their energy after finishing the race.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Some of the young runners had the same intensity and competitive spirit as many of the older and more experienced runners.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Senior Tamara Castro-Marquez hands out water bottles filled with cold water to participants after they finish the race.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Blair teacher Marc Grossman completed the entirety of the 5k race while pushing his son in a stroller.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

A group of seniors in the Communication Arts Program organized Run-o-vation, a 5-kilometer race held on Aug. 31 to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

A crowd gathers around the registration booth as people wait anxiously for the race to begin.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Seniors Corinne Ducey and Ariana Gangloff help register runners.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Runners stretch to prepare for the race.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Runners show enthusiasm as they approach the finish line.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Former Blair teacher and Redskins cheerleader Nicole Hopkins and a co-worker came out to show their support for the event.

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By Molly Brune | Aug. 31, 2008, midnight

Others, such as Blair teacher Kevin Shindel's son, appeared to be happy just running for fun.

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By Molly Brune | June 3, 2008, midnight

Students celebrate the beginning of summer in chalk!

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By Molly Brune | June 3, 2008, midnight

A group of students decorate the courtyard with chalk in celebration of the end of the school year.

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By Molly Brune | June 3, 2008, midnight

Junior Gloria Reinonos signs senior Bradley Harmon's yearbook during his final lunch at Blair.

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By Molly Brune | June 3, 2008, midnight

Freshman Saleiha Mayer-Marks puts enthusiasm into her yearbook signature.

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By Molly Brune | June 3, 2008, midnight

Junior Melanie Snail signs her best friends yearbook.

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By Molly Brune | June 3, 2008, midnight

Junior P. Munger gives senior Matt Dant a hug on Blair Blvd one last time.

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By Molly Brune | June 3, 2008, midnight

The administration puts up signs reminding seniors to buy their cap and gown.

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By Molly Brune | June 2, 2008, midnight

El Club Cristiano presenta una obra de teatro conmemorando a Jesús el Viernes 30 de Mayo.

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By Molly Brune | May 31, 2008, midnight

Junior Maya Baum reads post-it notes that she leaves her boyfriend turned husband over the years, reviewing their relationship in notes.

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By Molly Brune | May 31, 2008, midnight

The thespian club begins their performance by singing "Seasons of Love" from the hit play "Rent."

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By Molly Brune | May 31, 2008, midnight

The Christian Club presents a play celebrating Jesus on Friday, May 30.

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By Molly Brune | May 31, 2008, midnight

An overly-flattering suitor, played by Robin Dreher, hits on an unimpressed woman during one of her many blind dates.

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By Molly Brune | May 31, 2008, midnight

The cast presents flowers to the show directors, seniors Brittany Allen and Caitlin Schneiderhan.

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By Molly Brune | May 31, 2008, midnight

The players take a bow.

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By Molly Brune | May 31, 2008, midnight

Senior Maile Zox tries to trick an inspector, played by junior Adam Carey, into believing that she did not kill her husband.

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By Molly Brune | May 31, 2008, midnight

In the final act, junior Adam Carey plays a psychic that has trouble holding onto a girlfriend. He tells junior Anna Snapp that he is aware she is about to dump him.

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By Molly Brune | May 31, 2008, midnight

Junior Adam Carey wipes off his face after having water thrown at him and being dumped.

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By Molly Brune | May 31, 2008, midnight

A psychic waitress gives junior Adam Carey the first true surprise in his entire psychic life.

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By Molly Brune | May 30, 2008, midnight

Para celebrar un día espectacular, estudiantes de Blair decoran el patio.

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By Molly Brune | May 30, 2008, midnight

Freshman Maia Barnes celebrates her win in this year's first round of Killer.

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By Molly Brune | May 30, 2008, midnight

Junior P. Munger reenacts her murder of junior Jason Glasgow-Jackson.

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By Molly Brune | May 30, 2008, midnight

To celebrate beautiful weather on a Friday, Blazers decorate the courtyard.

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By Molly Brune | May 30, 2008, midnight

When Blazers are 'killed,' they report their death to organizer junior Joseph Rosen.

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By Molly Brune | May 27, 2008, midnight

Senior Hilary Bragg accepts the Most Valuable Player award and, for tradition, returns Louis Hoelman's flamingo.

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By Molly Brune | May 22, 2008, midnight

Inductees receive certificates declaring their new membership in the Spanish Honor Society.

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By Molly Brune | May 22, 2008, midnight

Graduating members receive rewards for all their work for the Spanish Honor Society.

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By Molly Brune | May 22, 2008, midnight

Sra. Dora Gonzalez invites all the senior members to the stage.

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By Molly Brune | May 22, 2008, midnight

The inductees light each others' candles.

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By Molly Brune | May 22, 2008, midnight

The Spanish Honor Society President and Vice President commence the ceremony.

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By Molly Brune | May 22, 2008, midnight

The secretary lights a mother candle to light the inductees' candles at the Spanish Honor Society induction ceremony.

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By Molly Brune | May 21, 2008, midnight

Social studies teacher Rondai Ravilious is ending her term as SGA sponsor.

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By Molly Brune | May 16, 2008, midnight

The outdoor track team shows their spirit at the spring pep rally.

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By Molly Brune | May 8, 2008, midnight

Juniors Mike Mozer and Tom Clement pass the ball up the field to build an attack.

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By Molly Brune | May 8, 2008, midnight

The girls' softball team beat Springbrook 5-2 to advance to the second round of playoffs. They will be playing at Sherwood on Monday.

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By Molly Brune | May 8, 2008, midnight

Junior Mike Mozer takes one of his thirteen shots, almost all of which were near misses.

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By Molly Brune | May 8, 2008, midnight

Senior Mark Goodman clears the ball after making a strong save during the first quarter.

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By Molly Brune | May 8, 2008, midnight

Junior Demitri Williams measures small intestines in one of the many pig dissections currently taking place in honors biology classes.

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By Molly Brune | May 5, 2008, midnight

A family of Canadian Geese that has made its home in the Blair woodlands attends boys lacrosse's senior night.

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By Molly Brune | May 5, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | May 5, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | May 5, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Nellie Garlow cradles the ball while waiting for a teammate to open up in the box.

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By Molly Brune | May 5, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | May 5, 2008, midnight

Senior Amanda ______ returns the ball to the sender.

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By Molly Brune | May 5, 2008, midnight

Senior Lizzie Horne scored her first goal of the season on her senior night.

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By Molly Brune | May 5, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | May 5, 2008, midnight

Senior Olivia Bozik smashes the ball onto the floor in between the Wheaton Knights

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By Molly Brune | May 5, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | May 5, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

Junior Vanessa Hoy holds up a sign in the midst of the marchers.

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

Senior Ben Simon give a speech in front of the building where the decision about the divestment will be made next week.

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

Many of the participants hold signs to explain and emphasize the message they are tying to send in the "die-in."

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

Senior Vijay Baharani and graduate Emanuel Waktola pose dead off to the side of the road.

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

During the march, the protesters chant slogans such as "Save Darfur" and "MNCPPC

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

Despite the concern that not enough people would come, the protest gathered around 200 protesters.

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

As cars rush by, some drivers take the time to honk when they see the signs supporting Darfur.

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

However this time instead of trying to seem as dead as possible, the activists continue their chants to call more attention to their cause.

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

Despite the large gathering of students outside the building, nobody from the M-NCPPC came outside during the protest.

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

The students return to downtown Silver Spring to "die" one last time.

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

After senior Ben Simon, the organizer of the event, gave a pep talk, protesters began their march to the MCNPPC to try to convince them to divest their funds so they would not support the Sudanese government.

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

People pretend to be dead while they lay on the ground to protest the genocide in Darfur.

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By Molly Brune | May 4, 2008, midnight

Senior Noah Robinson and juniors Aaron Kozloff and Brady Ettinger lead the protesters in a cheer asking M-NCPPC to divest their spendings and not support the genocide.

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By Molly Brune | April 24, 2008, midnight

Junior Vanessa Hoy scores during the Blazers' 13-12 victory over Gaithersburg. The Blazers won the game after junior Susie Branson scored in the last two minutes, giving the Blazers the goal they needed to win the game!

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By Molly Brune | April 24, 2008, midnight

Junior Henry Zhang prevents the ball from going out of bounds.

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By Molly Brune | April 24, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | April 24, 2008, midnight

Junior Kerry Chang serves the ball.

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By Molly Brune | April 24, 2008, midnight

Senior co-captain Lizzie Horne passes the ball to sophomore Molly Branson in girls' lacrosse's 13-12 victory over Gaithersburg. The game went back and forth until junior Susie Branson scored a goal in the last minute to give the Blazers the win.

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By Molly Brune | April 22, 2008, midnight

Some plants at Blair, though categorized by some as weeds, serve as opportunities to make wishes for some students.

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By Molly Brune | April 22, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | April 22, 2008, midnight

As the school year continues at Blair so does the circle of life for the plants at Blair, as shown by the wilting of Blair's many beautiful daffodils.

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By Molly Brune | April 22, 2008, midnight

With an abundant amount of shrubbery and grass, the practice fields at Blair are able to withstand the flooding caused by rain.

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By Molly Brune | April 22, 2008, midnight

While the majority of Blair's plants are well cared for,every now and then a small plant has been neglected.

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By Molly Brune | April 22, 2008, midnight

Trees have been planted in front of the main entrance to the school to beautify the building and show all visitors the importance of nature to our school.

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By Molly Brune | April 22, 2008, midnight

The flowers at Blair range from being wild and dotting fields to being carefully planted in gardens and under trees.

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By Molly Brune | April 22, 2008, midnight

Blair has planted trees and flowers in the middle of the outdoor courtyard to add cheeriness to the otherwise largely gray area.

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By Molly Brune | April 22, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Junior Pan Wang spikes the ball over the net.

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Trying to mimic the gymnastics team, some of the track team attempts to emulate the display of flexibility and acrobatic ability shown by the gymnasts.

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Senior Francesca Blume dances about the stage barefoot as she sings an oldies classic.

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Instead of showing their team pride and school spirit, the boys varsity lacrosse team chooses to brag about their pep rally skit from last year, bringing a bouquet of boos from the audience.

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Senior Rex Jarrett reads his heartbreaking poem about the pain and misery of heart break.

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Senior Morgan Nixon tap dances her way to becoming the 2008 Ms. Blazer.

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Senior Zack Pinsky sings his rendition of "Don't Stop Believing."

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Junior Willy Li serves an ace!

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

To end the show, one of the contestants calls a girl up to stage, hands her flowers and asks her to prom!

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Junior Jessica Diaz-Hurtado wins first place for the second year in a row.

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

The varsity baseball team sways to the old baseball song "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

A Ms. Blazer contestant hits every note perfectly while singing "Killing Me Softly."

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Junior Nahom Ghebremeschel and friends sing a piece accapella.

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Senior Haben Ghebremaschel wins the title or Mr. Blazer through a comical rap that includes beat-boxing in the background.

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By Molly Brune | April 21, 2008, midnight

Runner-up senior Constantine Kulakov describes the disappointment of a kiss with no emotional meaning to him.

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By Molly Brune | April 15, 2008, midnight

Freshmen Laura Anthony, Sarah Schwartz, Sree Sinha, Ell Okun, Casey Goldvale and Sam Edelman show off their school spirit.

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By Molly Brune | April 15, 2008, midnight

Junior Lily Ross won the spirit day award for her ability to make a tutu and a blazer into a aesthetically pleasing outfit.

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By Molly Brune | April 15, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Angela Nunez creates her own unique pose while to go with her unique red high heels.

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By Molly Brune | April 15, 2008, midnight

Freshman Christina Stiles shows off her colorful style.

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By Molly Brune | April 15, 2008, midnight

Freshman Bridget Flynn Kastner dresses both for Vogue day and the warm weather.

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By Molly Brune | April 15, 2008, midnight

Freshman Samantha Miskiri has both the fashionable clothes and a fashionable pose.

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By Molly Brune | April 15, 2008, midnight

Freshmen Maia Barnes and Lyndsay Rini have already mastered walking in high heels at a young age.

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By Molly Brune | April 15, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Imani Pierre coordinates with a blue hat, scarf, belt, and sandals.

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By Molly Brune | April 12, 2008, midnight

Junior Rachel Nicholson winds up for a pitch.

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By Molly Brune | April 12, 2008, midnight

Seniors Francesca Blume and Andrew Mcgehee enjoy Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the outdoor movie shown by the SGA.

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By Molly Brune | April 12, 2008, midnight

Junior Caitlin Ludington bunts the ball.

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By Molly Brune | April 10, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Devon Peck serves the ball.

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By Molly Brune | April 10, 2008, midnight

Freshman Eve Brown pitched over half the game without losing her accuracy.

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By Molly Brune | April 10, 2008, midnight

Junior Xenia Oroxom throws the ball to the first baseman to prevent the runner from trying to steal second base.

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By Molly Brune | April 10, 2008, midnight

Senior co-captain Jamie Binns ducks under a crowd of players to win possession of the ball.

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By Molly Brune | April 10, 2008, midnight

A number of Einstein students were arrested after a gunshot was heard from a second floor bathroom.

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By Molly Brune | April 10, 2008, midnight

Junior Jose Sarmiento shoves his opponent away to win the ball.

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By Molly Brune | April 10, 2008, midnight

Senior Olivia Bozik hits the ball over the net and scores a point for the Blazers.

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By Molly Brune | April 10, 2008, midnight

Since the incident, Einstein has taken extra steps to ensure safety including more on-site police cars and three new security guards.

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By Molly Brune | April 8, 2008, midnight

The bright lighting of the new Nationals Park brightens up the sky on a dark, cloudy day.

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By Molly Brune | April 8, 2008, midnight

The lights surrounding the stadium both light up the field and warm the audience, as they include heat lights.

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By Molly Brune | April 8, 2008, midnight

The Nationals continued their tradition of having a presidential race - and making Teddy Roosevelt lose.

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By Molly Brune | April 8, 2008, midnight

The scoreboard at the new ballpark includes a clock with the Nationals Logo in the center.

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By Molly Brune | April 8, 2008, midnight

To enhance the experience of standing in line waiting for food, burgers are cooked right in front of the customers.

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By Molly Brune | April 8, 2008, midnight

The food selection at the new ballpark includes many local restaurants such as Georgetown Grill and Ben's Chili Bowl.

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By Molly Brune | April 8, 2008, midnight

The food vendors accommodate the the cold weather by selling hot chocolate and coffee instead of lemonade and ice cream

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By Molly Brune | April 8, 2008, midnight

Despite a new stadium and a solid start to the season, the Nationals still struggle to gain fans.

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By Molly Brune | April 8, 2008, midnight

To keep children entertained, the ballpark includes a Playstation area with Guitar Hero, karaoke, and virtual baseball, among other games.

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By Molly Brune | April 1, 2008, midnight

Senior Jonas Schaffer fakes out an opponent while carrying the ball up the field.

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By Molly Brune | April 1, 2008, midnight

Senior co-captain Tim Visclosky jumps into the air to catch a high pass.

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By Molly Brune | April 1, 2008, midnight

Science teacher Eric Prange's fourth period class decorated his whiteboard for April Fool's Day.

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By Molly Brune | March 26, 2008, midnight

Junior varsity girls' lacrosse players practice basic stick skills.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

Russell Crowe helps Rachel McAdams into a car after they finish a discussion they held while walking by the marching band.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

Junior Emma Guerrero gets her trumpet ready to play the same fight song countless times.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

Junior Mandy Brown gets her hair fixed so that it will fit under her marching band hat.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

During an exclusive interview with Silver Chips Online, Rachel McAdams and Russell Crowe consider why they were drawn to acting in this movie.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

Action!

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

During breaks, the make-up artists come around and re-apply make-up to the gun twirlers.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

Because of the heavy winds, both the flags and the feathers on the marching band hats looked more lively in the scene.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

The chairs of all the important people, such as the director, had the name of the movie on the back and the name of the chair holder on the front.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

Many students took naps during breaks after having to be at Blair by 5:30 am to be make sure they didn't miss the bus.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

In addition to Blair's marching band, the scene included gun twirling girls.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

Exhausted Blazers take a seat on the steps of the Scottish Rite Temple at every chance they get.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

Director Kevin MacDonald, who has also directed six other movies including "The Last King of Scotland," checks in with the marching band and gun twirlers to make sure they are all holding up well.

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By Molly Brune | March 21, 2008, midnight

Blair's marching band not only had to play their fight song many times, but they also had to pretend to play the song many times without making a sound.

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By Molly Brune | March 20, 2008, midnight

The marching band and a few Blair actors perform for the scene in the upcoming movie "State of Play."

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

A member of Students for a Democratic Society holds up a sign protesting giving up education funds to pay for the Iraq war during a demonstration on the war's fifth anniversary.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Freshman Blazer Clara Kelly holds up a sign condemning the government's current plan in Iraq.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Junior varsity baseball players throw balls into a bucket after loosening their arms up so that they are less likely to get injured.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Protest organizers encouraged the protesters to write messages encouraging peace all over the streets in chalk.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Some of the students that organized the protest chained themselves to desks in the middle of the intersection of Connecticut Ave. and 18th St.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Senior Olivia Bozik sends the volleyball flying high above her and over the net.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Junior varsity softball practices both right and left handed bunting.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Code Pink uses a bed to make puns about the war such as "tired of war" and "wake up America."

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

2007 graduate Jon Berger helped organize the protest.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Junior Gloria Reinonos has perfected the classic cross-eyed funny face.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

The boys' volleyball team perfects their serves.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Students for a Democratic Society painted desks with the slogan "Funk the War" to emphasize their point that more money should be spent on schools instead of the Iraq war.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

The police physically move a protester to the sidewalk in order to clear the streets so that cars can cross.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Junior Jason Glasgow-Jackson shakes his face so that slobber splatters everywhere giving him the effect he was aiming for - a disgusted but attentive audience.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Many Blair students including junior Vanessa Hoy and sophomores Joe Hammer and Rachel Gelding participated in the protest.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Senior goalkeeper Mark Goodman practices while the rest of the boys' lacrosse team runs laps.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Junior Keith Ayensu claims he doesn't know how to make a silly face, but with a little help from his friends, he can do the job right.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Senior co-captain Helen Anderson shows sophomore Sarah Frank the proper form for throwing a lacrosse ball.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Demonstrators place stickers asking for peace on everything, from cars and buildings to signs and poles.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Protesters block an intersection while waiting for police to try to shove them out of the way of traffic.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

The Funk the War protest is different from other protests in that it encourages people to dance down the streets instead of just marching.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

Blair junior Laura Moya writes Funk the War on the ground in chalk.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

The junior varsity boys' lacrosse team warms up by passing the ball back and forth with partners.

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By Molly Brune | March 19, 2008, midnight

With approximately a crowd of 400, the Funk the War protest stands outside of Lockheed Martin while some protesters try unsuccessfully to enter the lobby.

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By Molly Brune | March 18, 2008, midnight

Junior Grace Ellison and sophomore Kelsey Jenkins wear green that greatly contrasts with their usual attire.

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By Molly Brune | March 18, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Meredith Meer wore her Ireland hoodie to show national pride and celebrate the holiday.

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By Molly Brune | March 18, 2008, midnight

JV girls lacrosse players practice catching a lacrosse ball in their stick's netting.

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By Molly Brune | March 18, 2008, midnight

Juniors Jazmyn Miller and Jeanette Chavez and senior Karla Kaffi all wore green tops to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

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By Molly Brune | March 18, 2008, midnight

Junior Aaron Kozloff sported a green blazer with a shamrock tie that he dug out of his closet for St. Patrick's honor.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

Blair's theater performances are clearly about the students and not the stage, as this now drab auditorium shows.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

Football players pile on to the field and each other.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

Blazers stand through the homecoming football game in the midst of the pouring rain.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

The cast of Blair's production of "Beauty and the Beast" fills the stage in the auditorium.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

Soccer players fill the field during breaks throughout the two weeks of try-outs for both JV and varsity soccer.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

Without a performance, the SAC stage transforms into a simple, raised extension of the patterned floor.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

Without mobs of fans, the bleachers are simply slits of silver.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

Without the crowd, this same spot is nothing but a bare floor.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

When not saturated with students or fans, bleachers are pushed back and become a part of the wall.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

The field looks lonely without athletes.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

Crowds of people stand on the floor in the SAC during the SGR Spectacular.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

The junior class of 2009 shows their class spirit by waving their class sign during the fall pep rally.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

On wacky tacky day, break dancers entertain people during lunch, drawing a crowd around the stage.

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By Molly Brune | March 14, 2008, midnight

Band instructor Michelle Roberts conducts students in class. Roberts and the marching band will travel to Washington, D.C. on March 20.

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By Molly Brune | March 10, 2008, midnight

Blair students trying out for the coed volleyball team watch as senior Julie Brice serves the ball to a teammate during a drill.

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By Molly Brune | March 10, 2008, midnight

A lacrosse player reaches out her stick to save a wild ball during girls' lacrosse tryouts.

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By Molly Brune | March 10, 2008, midnight

Senior Ben Kastner practices defending against junior Eliot Gold.

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By Molly Brune | March 10, 2008, midnight

The boys volleyball coaches evaluate each player as they practice spiking balls over the net.

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By Molly Brune | March 10, 2008, midnight

A lacrosse player scoops up a ball from the ground to practice recovering for mistakes.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

The cast of "Beauty and the Beast" bows as the audience claps.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Babette (sophomore Annie Milligan) sits on the lap of Maurice (junior Daniel Woolson) in her excitement over seeing a real man after so many years.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Belle remembers how much she misses her father after Beast lets her look through his enchanted mirror.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Gaston fights Beast for Belle in the climax of the play.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Mindy Or stars as Belle in the "Beauty and the Beast," which sold out the first three shows.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Tavern patrons dance in celebration of Gaston.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Lumiere (junior Russell Ottalini) and his girlfriend Babette discuss their relationship after their transformation back in to humans.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Maurice is surprised to find that the tea that Mrs. Potts (senior Francesca Blume) has poured for him is in a talking cup named Chip (freshman Lindsay Rini).

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Belle reads Beast a story after he shows her his extensive library.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Belle (senior Mindy Or) borrows a book from the librarian in the opening scene of the play.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Belle and the no-longer Beast kiss after he has been turned in to a man again.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Napkins dance to help welcome Belle to the castle during the song "Be Our Guest."

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Gaston's silly girls (senior Brittany Allen, junior Allie Berger, and sophomore Diana Jeang) all try to comfort Gaston (senior Malcolm Foley) after Belle has rejected his marriage proposal.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Belle cries after being reunited with her father Maurice.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Mrs. Potts confirms her children's beliefs that they will stay human forevermore.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

Belle cleans the wounds of Beast (senior Christoff Visscher) after he saved her from the wolves.

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By Molly Brune | March 8, 2008, midnight

During try-outs the boys' lacrosse teams alternate between push-ups, sit-ups and jumping jacks during their warm-up.

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By Molly Brune | March 5, 2008, midnight

Students on the panel reflected on their experiences being called 'dorks' or 'oreos' for trying to 'act white.'

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By Molly Brune | March 5, 2008, midnight

Senior Terrance Hamm introduces proudly introduces himself as a black honors and advanced placement student.

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By Molly Brune | March 5, 2008, midnight

Senior Ruby Johnson expresses what she believes diversity means.

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By Molly Brune | March 3, 2008, midnight

Science teacher John Haigh holds up a skull during his anatomy class. Haigh also coaches varsity boys' soccer at Springbrook.

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By Molly Brune | March 2, 2008, midnight

Freshman Sarah Mcmillian, just recently pulled up to varsity, scores a field goal during the third quarter

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By Molly Brune | March 2, 2008, midnight

Junior Ashley Arnold holds the ball while the Blazers get set on offense.

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By Molly Brune | March 2, 2008, midnight

Senior Kalisha Holmes brings the ball up court during her last game as a Blazer.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 29, 2008, midnight

As a coach, Kobren helped Blair to fill its trophy case by bringing his teams to many championships, including leading both the soccer and tennis teams to be state champions in 1964.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 29, 2008, midnight

The gymnasium, named after Kobren, has handled everything from pep rallies to eggs.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 29, 2008, midnight

The diversity panel included seventeen black students, one Asian student, and one white student that were eager to share their experiences and opinions about diversity and racism.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 29, 2008, midnight

The Nelson H. Kobren gym was recently decorated with a picture of a superman Blazer to promote school spirit.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 29, 2008, midnight

Athletic director Dale Miller took over the position of athletic director after Kobren passed away.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 29, 2008, midnight

A picture of Kobren watches over every basketball victory and loss at home on a memorial placard that resides on the scoring table.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 29, 2008, midnight

Junior Jessica Arce says that sometimes her classmates seem to check with other peers to see if her answers are correct.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 29, 2008, midnight

Senior Malcolm Foley talks about encountering racism as one of the few black people in the magnet program while classmates junior Novian Haynes and senior Francesca Blume listen during the diversity panel held on Friday, Feb. 29 in the auditorium.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 25, 2008, midnight

Junior Jessica Arce is thrown in to the air to entertain the crowd during a football game.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 25, 2008, midnight

The cheerleaders keep Blazer pride high no matter what the scoreboard says.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 25, 2008, midnight

Junior Kekura Musa flips over his opponents during the county wrestling tournament.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 25, 2008, midnight

The poms squad shows off its athleticism, coordination and flexibility all at the same time during the fall pep rally.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 25, 2008, midnight

Junior Alhaji Janneh pulls his opponent to the ground.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 25, 2008, midnight

The cheerleaders dance during the homecoming pep rally.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 25, 2008, midnight

The poms squad puts attitude into every move they use.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 25, 2008, midnight

The cheerleaders perform a routine for their annual competition which ended up winning them first place in their division.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 25, 2008, midnight

The poms perform during halftime of a football game.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 24, 2008, midnight

Pom dancer An Tran waits on the field for the first fall pep rally to begin.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 24, 2008, midnight

The Blair cheerleaders march in the Kensington Labor Day Parade.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 24, 2008, midnight

The poms squad performs during half time of the first football game of the season.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 24, 2008, midnight

The poms squad performs the Soulja Boy dance

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 23, 2008, midnight

Taylor, on the right, cheers with the varsity squad.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 23, 2008, midnight

Taylor, in front, leads the varsity cheerleaders.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 23, 2008, midnight

Taylor stands in the middle of the chain of varsity cheerleaders.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 23, 2008, midnight

Eight year old Taylor Forbes cheers at a Blair football game.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 23, 2008, midnight

Described as the team's "mascot," 8-year-old Taylor Forbes cheers at a football game.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 23, 2008, midnight

Eight year old Taylor Forbes, at right, cheers during a football game.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Seniors Christoff Vischner and Lizzie Horne exchange valentines and love.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Estudiante del décimo grado Adam Detzner reparte caramelos de Hershey durante el almuerzo del Día de San Valentín.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

The chamber choir sings love songs to spanish teacher Dora Gonzalez as part of their singing valentine fundraiser.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Many students of math teacher Karen Brandt find her southern accent warm and inviting.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Magnet coordinator Dennis Heidler spends his free time cooking.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Magnet teacher Patricia Miller holds a PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Freshman Chelsea Nunez has a secret admirer!

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

ESOL teacher Ailish Zompa has helped many Blair students learn English over the past six years at Blair.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Seniors Amanda Pesantez and Tiara Sanderson show off their love for the day of love.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Adam Detzner hands out free Hershey's kisses during lunch on Valentine's Day.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Magnet teacher Eric Walstein enjoys listening to classical music and folk music.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

World teacher James Mogge has a very unique sense of teaching style.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Science teacher Desiree Balla has created many fun ways for her students to remember terms and processes.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Social studies teacher Candace Thurman uses unique methods to keep her students' attention.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Special education teacher Dianne Bisselle has a masters degree in mild to moderate disabilities in special education from John Hopkins University.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Sophomores Leon Scales and Charis Hollinger have been together for a year and four months!

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

English teacher Lauren Nestuk enjoys doing holiday crafts such as cross-stitching in her free time.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Music teacher Dustin Doyle has performed in church gigs and weddings.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

John Templin works on his snowman.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Junior Gloria Reinonos holds up a present she made for her boyfriend.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Math teacher Kathleen Robens was once a professional modern dancer and the director of a New Yok dance company.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Magnet teacher Robert Donaldson has now been teaching at Blair for 20 years.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Art teacher Janet Berry stands in front of a collection of her students' work.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Paris Bustillos was born in Spain and immigrated to the United States at the age of 10.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Freshman Christina Stiles and sophomore Trevor Fullerton show their affection for each other in the midst of Blair Boulevard.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Magnet teacher MaryAnn Dvorsky has known she was destined to teach since the age of 8.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 14, 2008, midnight

Karen Collins has been working at Blair for 15 years.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 12, 2008, midnight

Social studies teacher George Vlasits recently became the head of the social studies department.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 12, 2008, midnight

Science teach Patricia Miller shows her delight about being a teacher.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 12, 2008, midnight

Music teacher Paul Newport teaches the chamber choir a new song.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 12, 2008, midnight

History teacher David Whitacre is known for his pessimistic attitude.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 12, 2008, midnight

John Kaluta spends most of his time after school leading Blair's stage crew.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 12, 2008, midnight

Gym teacher Brook Franceschini is also the coach of the field hockey team.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 12, 2008, midnight

Music Sara Josey listens to one of her students' compositions.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 12, 2008, midnight

Spanish teacher Kerri Galloway teaches the majority of the spanish 3 classes.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 12, 2008, midnight

History teacher Amy Thomas inspires many of her students with her sense of humor.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 12, 2008, midnight

Math teacher William Rose teaches his magnet analysis class.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Blair students managed to win spots on the floor right in front of the podium.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

The Obama sign was large enough that it could be seen anywhere in the Comcast Center.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

A woman shows her support for Obama by wearing signs supporting the candidate.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Many Blair students and teachers made appearances at the Barack Obama rally.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Many people carried "Si Se Puede" signs, exemplifying Obama's efforts to capture the immigrant vote.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

The crowd looks up at televisions displaying a campaign advertisement featuring different musicians singing and saying the Obama's speech with him.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Obama spoke passionately about his campaign themes of hope and change.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Obama said that in return for receiving money for their education, college students should go out and give back to the community.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Blair graduate and UMCP student Chris Wilhelm, who organized the rally, had the honor of introducing Obama.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Cameramen aim towards candidate Barack Obama.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Obama brought up lowering the cost of college multiple times to cater to the great number of University of Maryland students at his rally.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Barack Obama hired a DJ to play popular music while the crowd waited two to three hours for the presidential candidate.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

A man takes pride in his choice to skip work to attend the rally.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Barack Obama countered many of his critics' arguments during his speech.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Obama supporters filled up almost all of the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 11, 2008, midnight

Many people brought cell phones and cameras to capture the historic event.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

English teacher Pamela Bryant now helps run a program held by the University of Maryland that is designed to teach teachers to teach.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Junior Hobe Richards and sophomore Hakeema Mercurius walk down the runway in unison.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Senior Terrance Hamm's elegant pose gives away his identity despite his mask.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Science teacher Angelique Bosse laughs at one of her cellular physiology student's jokes.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

ESOL math teacher Charles Wang helps a student to understand a math problem.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

The fashion club made a short documentary about their theme for the show and motto "fierce mentality," showing clips of the making of the show and different club members.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

With flashing lights in the background, masked performers freeze in different positions, giving off a spooky ghost-like impression.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Athletic director Dale Miller has now been held his position

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Blair fashion club puts a new spin on the word ballerina.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

For the last act, club members sported their matching jackets with their motto "fierce mentality" on the back.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Cindy Villavicencio explains the economical differences between the United States and poorer countries to one of her connections classes.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Outside of school, technology education teacher Robert Hopkins likes spending his free time in the outdoors.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Science teacher John Haigh holds up a skull during his anatomy class.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Gym teacher Heather Amell sits in the dance studio waiting for her students to finish changing in to gym clothing.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Hakeema Mercucio struts her stuff down the walkway.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Math teacher Earl Lindsey shows the face he uses to intimidate his students.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

All the models on the stage dance around sophomore Tamara Taylor.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Math teacher Maria Costello sports beads to celebrate Mardi Gras.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Math teacher Milton Roth looks lovingly at his Algebra 2 students.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Kenneth Seat looks sharp for the camera.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

History and media teacher Paul Irvin explain a group activity to his US history students.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Each fashion club member struts down the runway one last time, poses, and leaves the stage. At the very end of the show senior Eric LaPrince stands at the front of the runway, poses, and declares "I'm LaPrince."

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Senior Acacia Cooper counts her money to represent greed.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Academies coordinator Jennifor Kempf has collected many pins to decorate her lanyard.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Social studies teacher Marc Grossman gives directions to one of his NSL government classes.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Senior Courtney Forbes models pride to represent overcoming the temptations.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Science teacher Leslie Van smiles as her students joke about her photograph enthusiasm.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Anne Wisniewski is one of only two IT systems specialists working at Blair.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 10, 2008, midnight

Models dressed as different temptations such as fatty foods and jealousy pose together.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 8, 2008, midnight

Senior Courtney Forbes strikes a pose that well demonstrates the fashion club's motto, "fierce mentality" during the Fashion Club's show on Friday, Feb. 8.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 5, 2008, midnight

Senior co-captain Bereket Kebede wins his final home match on Senior Night with a second round pin. The Blazers won, 54-24 against Richard Montgomery.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 4, 2008, midnight

Senior co-captain Milt Calquehoun makes a three-pointer.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 4, 2008, midnight

After the Giants won the 42nd Annual Super Bowl on Feb. 4, 2008, many students such as junior Nick Sanchez celebrated their team's win by wearing Giants jerseys.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 4, 2008, midnight

Junior Ashley Arnold goes for the layup in a win against Sherwood on Monday night.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 4, 2008, midnight

Freshman Janet Henkai fakes out her opponent.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 4, 2008, midnight

Junior Mike McClain makes his layup despite being double teamed by two Sherwood Warriors. The Blazers lost 49-47 on a last-second shot.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 2, 2008, midnight

Seniors dance the Soulja Boy dance in celebration of being second semester seniors.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 2, 2008, midnight

Pin-Joe Ko plays "Danse Macabre," a piano duet, with Belinda Juang (not pictured.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 2, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 2, 2008, midnight

Alex Bae jams in his band's rendition of "Paralyzer."

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 2, 2008, midnight

Seniors Song Fu, Jarren Zhang and Eddie Tang sing passionately about their desire to obtain straight A's.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 2, 2008, midnight

Soraya Chanayasubkit plays "Samkumneung" on the ranad-aek as a prelude to Act II.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 2, 2008, midnight

Senior Junqian Zhang strums his guitar in a performance of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers' "Snow (Hey oh)."

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 2, 2008, midnight

Masters of Ceremonies junior Jason Arora, senior Nilan Schnure and sophomore Scott Yu did an excellent job getting laughs from the audience through pretend rivalries and jokes.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 2, 2008, midnight

Tina Zhang flips while holding a sword in her hand.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 2, 2008, midnight

Junior Julie Ufford sings the oldies song "All I Have to Do is Dream."

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 2, 2008, midnight

Junior Giulian Garruba works behind the scenes to help ensure that the performance runs smoothly.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 1, 2008, midnight

Junior Aaron Kozloff gracefully leaps from one wall to another.

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By Molly Brune | Feb. 1, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 30, 2008, midnight

Junior Aaron Kozloff springs off of a wall and, for a split moment, appears to be flying through the air

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 30, 2008, midnight

Junior Aaron Kozloff gracefully leaps from one wall to another.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 30, 2008, midnight

Ricky Edwards jumps off of a wall after succesfully jumping on top of it.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 30, 2008, midnight

Eugene Shen jumps towards a wall with his foot positioned to give him maximum rebound off of the wall.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 30, 2008, midnight

Harold Hayes Jr. uses the wall to jump over a three-foot-high rope

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 30, 2008, midnight

Junior Aaron Kozloff does pull-ups in the grueling warm-up routine that is used to prevent participants from being easily injured.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 30, 2008, midnight

Ari Shapiro uses nearly every muscle in his lower leg as he attempts to jump on to the top of a higher block.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 29, 2008, midnight

Junior Sierra Thomas attempts to shoot amid a slew of defending Richard Montgomery Rockets. The Blazers lost, 66-42.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 28, 2008, midnight

Benjamin Lee

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 28, 2008, midnight

Ryan Waldman

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 28, 2008, midnight

The lines outside the financial office will be long all week as senior dues and student parking permit fees are both due by Friday.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 25, 2008, midnight

Senior captain Bereket Kebede pins his opponent in just 14 seconds amid a 52-18 win against Watkins Mill.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 25, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 25, 2008, midnight

Junior Miche Ulysse managed to pick up his opponent multiple times during his 10-0 win.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 24, 2008, midnight

The Lady Blazers challenge the Rockets for a rebound.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 18, 2008, midnight

Freshman Eric Edwards has been an active member of the Blair community. He is seen here participating in Pajama Day.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 13, 2008, midnight

Musicians and singers join forces at the winter concert.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 13, 2008, midnight

The music's on at the winter concert.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 13, 2008, midnight

The chamber choir performed at the winter concert, entertaining the audience with French and German pieces.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 12, 2008, midnight

Seniors Mark Goodman and Sam Ricci accompany the chorus on the guitar during the music concert on Friday, Jan. 11.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 12, 2008, midnight

Senior Kalisha Holmes powerfully drives towards the basket during a 52-47 win against Magruder.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 12, 2008, midnight

Junior Ashley Arnold goes up for a layup in Blair's win over Magruder on Friday night.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 11, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 10, 2008, midnight

An electives fair was held during 5A and 5B lunch on Thursday, January 10, to help students choose classes for next year.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 10, 2008, midnight

Teachers try to coax student in to choosing a math elective at the elective fair held during 5A and 5B lunch on Blair Blvd to help students choose electives to take next year.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 8, 2008, midnight

Senior Sara Ramsay fights for the ball

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 8, 2008, midnight

Principal Williams and his son come to watch Blair groups perform at the Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 8, 2008, midnight

Freshman Janet Henkai wins the rebound in the midst of four Springbook players.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 8, 2008, midnight

Action Jackson and the Go-Getters perform at Barnes and Noble, an act that was likely very different than anything many of the patrons had ever seen

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 8, 2008, midnight

Junior Adam Jackson sings a solo during IntoneNation's performance

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 8, 2008, midnight

IntoneNation begins a song as many children gather around to listen at Blair's Barnes and Noble Fundraiser for After Prom in December

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 8, 2008, midnight

All three of Blair's groups that performed, including Blair's Chamber Choir, IntoneNation, and Action Jackson and the Go-Getters

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 8, 2008, midnight

Blair's Chamber Choir listened as their singing is praised

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 8, 2008, midnight

Blair Silver Quill members explain their club to a curious shopper.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 5, 2008, midnight

The Holy Rollers perform a number for the audience.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 5, 2008, midnight

Junior Jessica Diaz reads a poem of her own at the SGR Spectacular.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 5, 2008, midnight

Senior Kingsley Asare and junior Megan Ferguson work at the vault during 5B lunch.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 5, 2008, midnight

The air band, Action Jackson and the Go-Getters, perform with festive santa hats on.

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By Molly Brune | Jan. 5, 2008, midnight

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 21, 2007, midnight

Senior Noah Robinson sings with his acoustic guitar.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 21, 2007, midnight

The Fighting Janes perform at the Mardi Gras themed SGR Spectacular.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 17, 2007, midnight

Senior captain Bereket Kebede calmly looks down at his struggling opponent.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 17, 2007, midnight

Junior Ashley Arnold scores two points for Blair with a jump shot.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 17, 2007, midnight

Senior Kalisha Holmes prepares for a lay-up.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 17, 2007, midnight

Senior Kalisha Holmes prepares for a lay-up.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 17, 2007, midnight

Senior captain Haben Ghebremeschel causes his opponent to make a face.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 13, 2007, midnight

Senior Captain Burket Kebede flips over his opponent in a difficult maneuver.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 13, 2007, midnight

Senior Charles Chikelu manages to cover the eyes of his BCC opponent.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 12, 2007, midnight

Junior Ramita Dewan throws the ball up for a lay-up.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 10, 2007, midnight

Junior Ashley Arnold pushes past a Kennedy player as while dribbling the ball in towards the net.

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By Molly Brune | Dec. 3, 2007, midnight

A house on Takoma Park's Maple Ave shows its support for the city's recently reaffirmed sanctuary status.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 30, 2007, midnight

Diversity Workshop leader Senior Claire Kalala takes notes during a forum about race held by Kevin Shindel during his 8th period class.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 28, 2007, midnight

A Blair parent looks at a list of scholarship opportunities at the Financial Aid Meeting held in the auditorium.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 21, 2007, midnight

The Blair cheerleaders look on as other schools perform.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 21, 2007, midnight

The cheerleaders execute their moves with precision during the competition. Click here to see more.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 21, 2007, midnight

The cheerleaders lead the fans in a cheer. This is one of the necessary components of their performance.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 21, 2007, midnight

Cheerleaders celebrate as they find out they won first place! Blazers also won the spirit award.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 21, 2007, midnight

Spirit builds as the cheerleaders form a huddle.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 21, 2007, midnight

The cheerleaders lead the crowd in a cheer in hopes of winning the spirit award, an award that goes to the school that showed the most spirit.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 21, 2007, midnight

Blair fans cheer on their team.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 21, 2007, midnight

The cheerleaders pose for a picture after they have finished their performance.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 15, 2007, midnight

Sophomore Rachel Mulbry traps the ball between two Wheaton Knights.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 15, 2007, midnight

Junior Paige Munger battles for the ball against the Wheaton Knights.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 15, 2007, midnight

Senior co-captain Sergio Quisquinay traps the ball in a 3-0 loss to Springbrook on Sept. 27.

Photo: Fall sports awards

By Molly Brune | Nov. 14, 2007, midnight

Varsity girls' volleyball head coach Heather Amell gives a speech about coach's award winner Olivia Bozik as Bozik and Most Improved Dorcus Olawuni listen listen.

Photo: Fall sports awards

By Molly Brune | Nov. 14, 2007, midnight

Varsity girls' volleyball head coach Heather Amell gives a speech about coach's award winner Olivia Bozik as Bozik and Most Improved Dorcus Olawuni listen.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 14, 2007, midnight

Sophomore Rachel Mulbry traps the ball between two Wheaton Knights.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 14, 2007, midnight

Sophomore Annie Milligan catches the ball on top of her foot as sophomore Sarah Frank looks on.

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By Molly Brune | Nov. 14, 2007, midnight

Sophomore Elana Gold weaves through Wheaton defenders.

Photo: Halloween 9

By Molly Brune | Nov. 2, 2007, midnight

Photo: Halloween 10

By Molly Brune | Nov. 2, 2007, midnight

Photo: Homecoming Safety

By Molly Brune | Oct. 27, 2007, midnight

The SGA placed a smashed-up car in the Blair parking lot to remind students not to drink and drive.

Photo: SC Day 7

By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2007, midnight

Seniors Nazanin Yousefnijad and Katie Scott transform themselves into the people they will be in fifty years.

Photo: Wacky 9

By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2007, midnight

Senior Micheal Lindo uses only school colors for his wacky tacky outfit.

Photo: Wacky 13

By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2007, midnight

Junior Jessica Diaz manages to look glamorous even in tacky clothing.

Photo: The Beat Goes On

By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2007, midnight

A hip-hop club member freezes mid-pose during a performance at 5b lunch. Several clubs have been performing during lunch throughout Spirit Week.

Photo: Wacky 7

By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2007, midnight

Sophomores Jenna Bushnell, Molly Branson, and Annie Buckley all try to combine as many pieces of clothing as they can for Wacky Tacky Day.

Photo: Wacky 6

By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2007, midnight

Senior Terrence Hamm dresses wacky tacky from head to toe.

Photo: SC Day 6

By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2007, midnight

Juniors Giovanna Selvaggio-Stix, Renee Pierce, and Anna Rassman and Senior Adriana Gonzalez dress up as grannies.

Photo: SC Day 5

By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2007, midnight

Sophomore Chloe Sheridan plays her role as a scolding old lady.

Photo: Wacky 8

By Molly Brune | Oct. 24, 2007, midnight

Freshman Dale Mayhew uses almost every color in the rainbow for her outfit.

Photo: Old School

By Molly Brune | Oct. 23, 2007, midnight

Seniors Sara Koivula and Nina Getachew dress as an elderly couple taking a stroll down Blair Boulevard together. Click here to see more!

Photo: Adventure 7

By Molly Brune | Oct. 22, 2007, midnight

Senior Jonathan Fortuna dresses as Indiana Jones.

Photo: Adventure 5

By Molly Brune | Oct. 22, 2007, midnight

Juniors Jessica Arce and Korie Ferguson pose as characters from Pokemon,Pikachu and Ash.

Photo: Adventure 6

By Molly Brune | Oct. 22, 2007, midnight

Seniors Kelly Patterson, Nanacy Pham, Angela Nguyen, Michelle Lopez, and Sophia Solomon all show their adventurous sides in different ways.

Photo: Obligations

By Molly Brune | Oct. 20, 2007, midnight

Common reasons for obligations

Photo: Rockin' the Electric Maid

By Molly Brune | Oct. 16, 2007, midnight

Juniors Greg Friedman (left) and Peter Meyers perform with their aird band at a concert held at the Electric Maid in Takoma Park on Friday, October 12. The air band, Action Jackson and the Go-Getters, performed along with two other local bands that featured Blair students.

Photo: 10/5 F Essouma

By Molly Brune | Oct. 7, 2007, midnight

Sophomore Parris Essouma attempts a tackle on a Magruder player.

Photo: Rock for Renovation

By Molly Brune | Oct. 2, 2007, midnight

Coming all the way from New York, the Derek James Band performed along with many other local favorites like the Fighting Janes at the Rock for Renovation on Saturday. Money was raised for the renovation of the old Silver Spring International auditorium.

Photo: 9/28 GV Brice

By Molly Brune | Sept. 30, 2007, midnight

Senior Captain Julie Brice hits the ball over the net.

Photo: 9/28 GV Ludington

By Molly Brune | Sept. 30, 2007, midnight

Junior Caitlin Ludington spikes the ball as the Blazers cruise to a victory over the Northwood Gladiators Friday.

Photo: Stepping Up the Spirit

By Molly Brune | Sept. 29, 2007, midnight

Sophomores Sierra Shepard and Angie Nunez along with Senior Julissa Rogers perform with the rest of the step team at the Ninth grade assembly on September 27th.

Photo: 9/27 BS Thomas

By Molly Brune | Sept. 29, 2007, midnight

Sophomore Jamie Thomas sends the ball up the field.

Photo: 9/27 BS Quisquinay

By Molly Brune | Sept. 29, 2007, midnight

Senior captain Sergio Quisquinay traps the ball in a 3-0 loss to Springbrook on Sept. 27.

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By Molly Brune | Sept. 27, 2007, midnight

Photo: Principal Williams

By Molly Brune | Sept. 25, 2007, midnight

Photo: 9/21 F Gaithersburg

By Molly Brune | Sept. 25, 2007, midnight

Senior Haben Ghebrenescel attempts to tackle a Gaithersburg player. The Blazers lost, 45-0.

Photo: Takoma Park Folk Festival

By Molly Brune | Sept. 25, 2007, midnight

Takoma Park residents enjoyed a day of music, food, and clowns at the Folk Festival last weekend.

Photo: 9/20 GV QO2

By Molly Brune | Sept. 25, 2007, midnight

Sophomore Julia Skolnik sets up junior Caitlin Ludington for a spike against Quince Orchard.

Photo: 9/21 F Gaithersburg 2

By Molly Brune | Sept. 25, 2007, midnight

Junior Keith Ayensu runs down the field with the ball.

Photo: 9/20 GV QO

By Molly Brune | Sept. 25, 2007, midnight

Senior Dorcas Olawuni and Junior Caitlin Ludington block Quince Orchard from getting the ball over the net.

Photo: darcyaotw

By Molly Brune | Sept. 21, 2007, midnight

Photo: 9/8 F2

By Molly Brune | Sept. 14, 2007, midnight

Cheerleaders perform stunts on the sidelines to pump up Blazer spirit.

Photo: FSP-jvGS2

By Molly Brune | Sept. 13, 2007, midnight

Photo: FSP-F

By Molly Brune | Sept. 13, 2007, midnight

Photo: FSP-F2

By Molly Brune | Sept. 13, 2007, midnight

Click to see more fall sports pictures.

Photo: FSP-GS

By Molly Brune | Sept. 13, 2007, midnight

Photo: Falling for Fall Sports

By Molly Brune | Sept. 10, 2007, midnight

Sophomore Alanna Gold leads the ball down the field against Watkins Mill in the JV Girls' first game of the season. Blazers won 7 to 0.

Photo: Season Opener

By Molly Brune | Sept. 10, 2007, midnight

Blair went head to head with Blake in their first football game of the season this Friday. Blazers lost 12 to 21.

Photo: south africa girls

By Molly Brune | July 21, 2007, midnight

Juniors Molly Brune and Anna Rassman land in South Africa on June 24.

Photo: south africa soccer

By Molly Brune | July 21, 2007, midnight

A group of children plays a pick-up soccer game in a township in Capetown.