Of the 775 ninth graders at Blair, approximately 216 are currently academically ineligible with first quarter grade point averages (GPAs) below 2.0, according to ninth grade administrator Edith Verdejo.
For the second game in a row, the Blair boys' volleyball team was able to defeat its opponent in three straight sets, first the Watkins Mill Wolverines and on Thursday the Einstein Titans (25-7, 25-3 and 25-9). Blazers pulled away quickly in the first set and kept the lead throughout all sets to secure the second win of the season and capture a winning record (2-1).
Instead of ensuring that schools serve healthy and appetizing cafeteria food, national legislators are considering a trivial ban on sports drinks like Gatorade. In misguided efforts to stop the growing epidemic of childhood and adolescent obesity, senators have chosen to focus energy on relatively harmless Gatorade instead of other, more harmful snacks.