Alex Joseph


Name: Alex Joseph
Position: Photo Editor
Graduation Year: 2010


Images (421)


Photo: Andrew Gondor

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 21, 2011, midnight

Andrew Gondor helped mentor Peter, and the two grew as football players together.

Photo: Andrew Gondor

By Alex Joseph | June 8, 2010, midnight

Photo: springfeet8

By Alex Joseph | May 5, 2010, 7:18 p.m.

Sophomore Dominic Ventimiglia's boat shoes add an extra touch of style to his spring outfit.

Photo: springfeet7

By Alex Joseph | May 5, 2010, 7:12 p.m.

Sophomore Alimatu Turay shows off her gold sandals to bring a touch of spring to school.

Photo: springfeet6

By Alex Joseph | May 5, 2010, 7:05 p.m.

Junior Rian Henry wears colorful shorts to announce his appreciation for spring.

Photo: springfeet5

By Alex Joseph | May 5, 2010, 6:59 p.m.

Freshman Eunice Kamau wears flowery sandals and floral clothing as she enjoys the warm weather with her friend Joniece Hymes.

Photo: springfeet4

By Alex Joseph | May 5, 2010, 6:54 p.m.

Senior Brittany Reyes dons floral print flats to express her excitement for the blooming spring flowers.

Photo: springfeet3

By Alex Joseph | May 5, 2010, 6:53 p.m.

Junior Hawa Jah sports simple sandals with her simple and classy spring ensemble.

Photo: springfeet2

By Alex Joseph | May 5, 2010, 6:51 p.m.

Junior Jessica Wilson wears studded sandals with her brightly-colored outfit.

Photo: springfeet1

By Alex Joseph | May 5, 2010, 6:48 p.m.

Freshman Deja Dozier welcomes the spring weather with her matching pink crocs and jacket.

Photo: concert t-shirts

By Alex Joseph | April 29, 2010, 8:29 a.m.

Senior Brittany Reyes has saved up t-shirts and ticket stubs from concerts that she has attended, including those of artists like Lady Gaga, Pink and Hellogoodbye.

Photo: African club

By Alex Joseph | April 27, 2010, 8:41 a.m.

Junior Margueritte Hond, AIRF staff member Lydia Spitalny, freshman Larissa Sofia and juniors Philippina and Philip Mensah brainstorm solutions to prevailing issues in Africa.

Photo: African club

By Alex Joseph | April 27, 2010, 8:38 a.m.

Freshman Larissa Sofia and juniors Philippina and Philip Mensah discuss personal and global issues with African Club members and AIRF staff.

Photo: spiritweek10

By Alex Joseph | April 24, 2010, 12:46 a.m.

Dressed almost in entirely in red, senior Blazers seem to show the most school spirit.

Photo: spiritweek9

By Alex Joseph | April 24, 2010, 12:42 a.m.

To get Blazers pepped, Principal Darryl Williams shows his dance moves.

Photo: spiritweek8

By Alex Joseph | April 24, 2010, 12:34 a.m.

The pep rally included a Battle of the Classes, which involved a water balloon toss with pairs of Blazers from each class.

Photo: spiritweek7

By Alex Joseph | April 24, 2010, 12:28 a.m.

Mady Nadje hosts the event along with Fran Djoukeng.

Photo: spiritweek6

By Alex Joseph | April 24, 2010, 12:25 a.m.

Spirit week closes with a pep rally, featuring a performance by Blair's cheerleaders.

Photo: spiritweek5

By Alex Joseph | April 24, 2010, 12:06 a.m.

Juniors Alexis Fennell, Angela Mcphaul, and sophomore Niya Seals celebrate Jersey/College Day.

Photo: spiritweek4

By Alex Joseph | April 23, 2010, 11:51 p.m.

Junior Vyvy Luu gets straight out of bed and comes to school in her onesie on Pajama Day.

Photo: spiritweek3

By Alex Joseph | April 23, 2010, 11:40 p.m.

Tracy Betsock relives her childhood with her Girl Scout vest and patches on Little Kid Day.

Photo: spiritweek2

By Alex Joseph | April 23, 2010, 11:37 p.m.

Junior Gabe Pollak's tacky clothes won him a gift card in Monday's spirit day contest.

Photo: spiritweek1

By Alex Joseph | April 23, 2010, 11:34 p.m.

Seniors Brittany Reyes and Meredith Metcalf wear their wackiest attire on Monday, Wacky Tacky Day.

Photo: 2girlslax4/16

By Alex Joseph | April 16, 2010, 10:33 p.m.

Senior Nellie Garlow rushes the ball away from Blair's goal.

Photo: 2girlslax4/16

By Alex Joseph | April 16, 2010, 10:30 p.m.

Senior Emily Hedrick maneuvers her way around her opponents.

Photo: 2volleyball4/16

By Alex Joseph | April 16, 2010, 10:27 p.m.

Senior Li Ma returns the ball.

Photo: 1volleyball4/16

By Alex Joseph | April 16, 2010, 10:25 p.m.

Junior Robert Huang sends the ball over the net.

Photo: lacrosse4/162

By Alex Joseph | April 16, 2010, 10:22 p.m.

Photo: lacrosse4/16

By Alex Joseph | April 16, 2010, 10:21 p.m.

Photo: lax4/143

By Alex Joseph | April 14, 2010, 10:01 p.m.

Junior Max Holmes chases after the ball.

Photo: lax4/142

By Alex Joseph | April 14, 2010, 9:53 p.m.

Senior Otis Banwell races the ball upfield as soon as he gets control of the ball.

Photo: lax4/14

By Alex Joseph | April 14, 2010, 9:44 p.m.

Senior Lukas Petersen fights his Springbrook opponent for the ball.

Photo: Toyota dealership

By Alex Joseph | April 6, 2010, 3:11 p.m.

Toyota dealerships are busy with customers during the weekend despite the recall.

Photo: kite15

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 7:03 p.m.

People who choose not to fly kites line up to ride on the carousel.

Photo: kite12

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 7:01 p.m.

People of all ages gather across the Mall to fly kites of all kinds.

Photo: kite11

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 6:58 p.m.

The Washington Monument provides a scenic backdrop for leisurely kite-flying.

Photo: kite10

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 6:58 p.m.

Many people saw the festival as the perfect opportunity for a picnic.

Photo: kite9

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 6:57 p.m.

A space shuttle kite flies by, chosen aptly due to the festival's proximity to the National Air and Space Museum.

Photo: kite8

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 6:56 p.m.

Some people sit back and enjoy the beautiful day in the crowded area surrounding the Washington Monument.

Photo: kite7

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 6:55 p.m.

Boat kites are some of the popular kites this year.

Photo: kite6

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 6:53 p.m.

A row of flags with fish kites hanging down designates the area reserved for hardcore kite-fliers.

Photo: kite5

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 6:52 p.m.

To go along with the marine theme, a giant kite featuring fish and sharks soars through the sky.

Photo: kite4

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 6:41 p.m.

Those who do not choose to fly kites relax under the blooming cherry blossoms.

Photo: kite3

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 6:41 p.m.

Kite lovers learn how to make their own kites at booths around the Mall.

Photo: kite2

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 6:39 p.m.

A butterfly kite tent stands for children to play under.

Photo: kite1

By Alex Joseph | March 31, 2010, 6:39 p.m.

Kites dot the sky on the National Mall for the 44th Annual Smithsonian Kite Festival.

Photo: softball2

By Alex Joseph | March 25, 2010, 10:23 p.m.

Sophomore Becca Arbacher makes it back to home plate.

Photo: softball1

By Alex Joseph | March 25, 2010, 10:22 p.m.

Junior Eve Brown takes a powerful swing at the ball.

Photo: coedvball3242

By Alex Joseph | March 24, 2010, 9:56 p.m.

Senior Lawrence Cho tips the ball over the edge.

Photo: coedvball324

By Alex Joseph | March 24, 2010, 9:52 p.m.

Senior Devin Peck delivers a powerful blow to the ball, sending it to the other side.

Photo: BGT

By Alex Joseph | March 22, 2010, 11:37 p.m.

Blair's Got Talent showcases Blazers' unique abilities during 5a lunch.

Photo: bambass

By Alex Joseph | March 15, 2010, 10:25 p.m.

Blair Ambassadors sell snacks after school to raise money.

Photo: haiti10

By Alex Joseph | March 4, 2010, 10:37 p.m.

Senior Sandrine Emambu discusses plans for a Haiti fundraiser with the African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation.

Photo: haiti9

By Alex Joseph | March 4, 2010, 10:33 p.m.

Back at Blair, Diana Jeang, Gemma D'Eustachio and Lucy Barr sell baked goods with the French Honors Society to raise money for Haiti.

Photo: haiti8

By Alex Joseph | March 4, 2010, 10:31 p.m.

Sophomore Monica Gabay organizes clothing donations.

Photo: haiti7

By Alex Joseph | March 4, 2010, 10:25 p.m.

Blair's a cappella group InToneNation performs to show its respect for the victims.

Photo: haiti6

By Alex Joseph | March 4, 2010, 10:24 p.m.

Students also host a bake sale to raise money for aid in Haiti.

Photo: haiti5

By Alex Joseph | March 4, 2010, 10:22 p.m.

Junior Lauren Rust and senior Jonathan Hayes busk at the event to raise money.

Photo: haiti4

By Alex Joseph | March 4, 2010, 10:21 p.m.

People also donate toiletries and other necessities.

Photo: Haiti3

By Alex Joseph | March 4, 2010, 10:19 p.m.

Blair's Jazz Combo performs at the event to attract a crowd.

Photo: haiti2

By Alex Joseph | March 4, 2010, 10:14 p.m.

The organization collects clothes to send to the victims in need.

Photo: haiti1

By Alex Joseph | March 4, 2010, 10:12 p.m.

On February 27, Mixed Unity held a charity event for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Photo: magnetarts18

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 2:22 a.m.

The Magnet senior class closes the show with a song called "The Magnet Never Ends."

Photo: magnetarts17

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 2:19 a.m.

In a traditional "senior act," Magnet seniors perform a sketch about the perils of senior year and the journey to college.

Photo: magnetarts16

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 2:18 a.m.

A group of Magnet students acts out the song "My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors" while others perform the song.

Photo: magnetarts15

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 2:17 a.m.

Freshman Richard Chen performs a dance to "Because of You" by Ne-Yo.

Photo: magnetarts13

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 2:14 a.m.

Junior Grace Wang performs a graceful fan dance.

Photo: magnetarts12

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 2:12 a.m.

Seniors Jeremy "Ozzie" Fallick and Joseph Owen perform a skit entitled "Your Name, Sir?"

Photo: magnetarts11

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 2:11 a.m.

An orchestral group performs a Hans Zimmer medley arranged by Pin-Joe Ko and Elissa Shiau.

Photo: magnetarts10

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 2:08 a.m.

During the intermission, Savannah Cheo, Alex Huntress-Reeve, Emili Malatesta, and Monica Ly play Regina Spektor's "Fidelity" in the lobby.

Photo: magnetarts9

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 2:07 a.m.

Juniors Monica Ly and Jenna Yi fight over the piano as the play Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody #2."

Photo: magnetarts8

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 2:05 a.m.

Sophomores Michelle Dagne, Melodi Anahtar, and Lorenzo Choudary-Smith play "I Miss You" by Blink 182.

Photo: magnetarts7

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 1:59 a.m.

Senior Amy Liu presents a mesmerizing Chinese ribbon dance.

Photo: magnetarts6

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 1:56 a.m.

Jacob Hurwitz, Li Ma, Yifan Li, aomi Rubin, Colleen Weatherwax, and Kathryn Waychoff perform an a cappella Star Wars tribute to John Williams.

Photo: magnetarts5

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 1:55 a.m.

Junior Jenna Yi and senior Seyoun Kim perform a duet of "Oblivion."

Photo: magnetarts4

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 1:51 a.m.

A large group performs a "Girls vs. Boys" dance-off.

Photo: magnetarts3

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 1:48 a.m.

Andrew Zhang plays Franz Liszt's "Transcendental Étude #12 in B Flat Minor" on the piano.

Photo: magnetarts2

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 1:45 a.m.

Sophomore Enoch Hsiao does tricks with his light-up diabolo.

Photo: magnetarts1

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 26, 2010, 1:42 a.m.

Artwork created by Magnet students is on display outside the auditorium.

Photo: Passing period

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 23, 2010, 4:37 p.m.

The administration held a faculty meeting to consider changing the bell schedule for next year. No decisions have been made yet.

Photo: snowlesville

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 22, 2010, 8:29 p.m.

Half of the sidewalk along Colesville Road has been cleared, finally allowing safe passage for pedestrians.

Photo: Paris Essoumba Wall Banner

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 3, 2010, 3:51 p.m.

Blazers gather around a large poster on Blair Boulevard to pay their respects to Paris Essoumba who died on Feb. 1.

Photo: Paris Essoumba

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 2, 2010, 2:53 p.m.

Senior Paris Essoumba, a passionate musician and football player, died Monday evening.

Photo: snowagain

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 1, 2010, 9:22 p.m.

Once again, Blair's grounds are buried in snow.

Photo: audition9

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 23, 2010, 12:55 a.m.

The sign-up sheet is nearly full by Tuesday afternoon.

Photo: audition8

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 23, 2010, 12:42 a.m.

Seniors Ben Molina, Jeremy Potterfield and Nicolette Harley practice their songs one last time before callback auditions start.

Photo: audition7

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 23, 2010, 12:40 a.m.

Senior Diana Jeang and junior Michael Dalbello fill out forms while they wait.

Photo: audition6

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 23, 2010, 12:23 a.m.

A group of Blazers runs through the songs with music teacher Paul Newport.

Photo: audition5

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 23, 2010, 12:23 a.m.

On Thursday, Blazers check the callback schedule to see if they will be returning.

Photo: audition4

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 23, 2010, 12:16 a.m.

Seniors Shawnecca Burke and Ben Molina practice their dance moves in the hallway.

Photo: audition3

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 23, 2010, 12:05 a.m.

Someone handles the paperwork as director Kelly O'Connor's assistant.

Photo: audition2

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 23, 2010, 12:01 a.m.

Blazers fill out information forms before they audition.

Photo: audition1

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 22, 2010, 11:58 p.m.

Auditions for The Mikado require Blazers to sing solo and dance in a group.

Photo: Silver Chic

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 12, 2010, 9:26 p.m.

Senior Britney DelRosario sports a pair of classy ankle boots.

Photo: Silver Chic

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 12, 2010, 9:25 p.m.

Senior Binta Ceesay wears sophisticated ear muffs to protect her ears from the harsh winter.

Photo: mormon4

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 19, 2009, 12:52 p.m.

A small pond reflects the multicolored lights.

Photo: mormon3

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 19, 2009, 12:47 p.m.

Christmas trees dot the premises, both inside and out.

Photo: mormon2

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 19, 2009, 12:47 p.m.

The church's illuminated grounds are a popular destination for natives and tourists alike.

Photo: brookside4

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 19, 2009, 12:33 p.m.

A glowing sea monster and its baby emerge from the water.

Photo: mormon1

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 19, 2009, 12:31 p.m.

The Mormon Temple in Kensington features an elaborate light display.

Photo: brookside2

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 19, 2009, 12:27 p.m.

A giant praying mantis greets visitors.

Photo: brookside3

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 19, 2009, 12:27 p.m.

Light-up roses add a fantastical element to the garden.

Photo: brookside1

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 19, 2009, 12:20 p.m.

Looming luminous trees welcome guests to Brookside Gardens' Garden of Lights.

Photo: bball12/112

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 12, 2009, 9:13 a.m.

Sophomore Johanna Lopez takes a free throw in the second quarter.

Photo: bball12/11

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 12, 2009, 9:13 a.m.

Senior Inkera Patterson races the ball up court.

Photo: peacecorps

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 8, 2009, 8:09 p.m.

Blair graduate Xiah Kragge speaks to David Swaney's third and seventh period Comparative Government classes about the Peace Corps and political situation in Honduras.

Photo: snow

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 7, 2009, 10 p.m.

The remnants of the season's first snow wither away on Blair's lawn.

Photo: tastees diner

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 4, 2009, 9:24 a.m.

Restaurants in Downtown Silver Spring that have been around for years, like Tastee Diner, have lost their appeal to high school students.

Photo: lunchtime 9

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 30, 2009, 9:40 p.m.

Senior Kiah Mahy catches up on her reading.

Photo: lunchtime 8

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 30, 2009, 9:37 p.m.

The most popular activity during lunch seems to be eating in the SAC.

Photo: lunchtime 7

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 30, 2009, 9:25 p.m.

Freshmen Hannah Lynn, Rachel Shifflet, Mia Massimino and Zoe McCarthy gather round to watch a video on an iPod.

Photo: lunchtime 6

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 30, 2009, 9:21 p.m.

A group of students plays sports in the field.

Photo: lunchtime 5

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 25, 2009, 7 p.m.

Freshmen Albert Tang, Steve Ge and Charles Yang bring their instruments one day to rehearse a piece at lunch.

Photo: lunchtime 4

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 25, 2009, 6:50 p.m.

Sophomore Rick Narcisse relaxes with a game on a Nintendo DS during lunch.

Photo: lunchtime 3

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 25, 2009, 6:32 p.m.

Seniors Daniel Rabinovich, Gilad Kempenich and Dalton Wu immerse themselves in an intense game of cards.

Photo: lunchtime 2

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 25, 2009, 6:23 p.m.

Junior Alex Contreras engages his friend in a game of chess.

Photo: lunchtime 1

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 25, 2009, 6:14 p.m.

Juniors Ellen Lee and Kathie Tran use their time at lunch to study for an upcoming test.

Photo: Sneakers3

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 23, 2009, 2:01 p.m.

Senior Julian Kwenah rocks orange and pink sneakers.

Photo: Sneakers2

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 23, 2009, 1:59 p.m.

Photo: Sneakers1

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 23, 2009, 1:58 p.m.

Junior Andres Gomez shows a little of his sneaker collection.

Photo: Invisible Children 3

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 20, 2009, 3:24 p.m.

Invisible Children returns to show what has happened since last year.

Photo: Invisible Children 2

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 20, 2009, 3:17 p.m.

A representative of Invisible Children introduces the new documentary.

Photo: Invisible Children 1

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 20, 2009, 3:13 p.m.

The event marked the second time Invisible Children has visited Blair.

Photo: shoes 7

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 17, 2009, 10:53 p.m.

English teacher Sandra Ivey dons detailed heels to compliment her outfit.

Photo: shoes 6

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 17, 2009, 10:46 p.m.

Junior Arthur Tsapdong flaunts his flashy multicolored shoes.

Photo: shoes 5

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 17, 2009, 10:39 p.m.

Senior Jamill Murray attracts attention to his feet with hot pink sneakers.

Photo: shoes 4

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 17, 2009, 10:23 p.m.

Dixie Flores shows off her bright and colorful sneakers.

Photo: shoes 3

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 17, 2009, 10:20 p.m.

Freshmen Fantanesh Aragaw and Beza Eshetu sport shiny flats.

Photo: shoes 2

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 17, 2009, 10:12 p.m.

Samantha Miskiri takes pride in her stylish boots.

Photo: shoes 1

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 17, 2009, 9:55 p.m.

Baindu Koroma likes high heels that add flair to her ensemble.

Photo: Graffiti incident

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 13, 2009, 6:05 p.m.

One smashed pumpkin is left in the teacher parking lot from the vandalism that was discovered Monday.

Photo: purpletai

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 3, 2009, 1:46 p.m.

Juniors Jose Diaz and Mike Giron, along with many other Blazers, wear purple to commemorate their friend Tai Lam.

Photo: openmiccrowd

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 2:38 a.m.

The first Silver Quill Open Mic of the year draws a large crowd.

Photo: openmicmax

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 2:34 a.m.

Senior Max Romanoff introduces a twist with a poem about poetry.

Photo: openmicparis

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 2:32 a.m.

Senior Paris Essoumba brings a unique flair to the Open Mic with a rap.

Photo: openmicemka

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 2:28 a.m.

Juniors Emma Kaufman and Katerina Klavon execute complex harmonies as they play songs by their favorite band.

Photo: openmicche

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 2:26 a.m.

Senior Michelyn Bouknight sings Alicia Keys's "No One" at the first Open Mic of the year.

Photo: openmicabdul

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 2:05 a.m.

Abdul Nuriddin opens the second half of the Open Mic.

Photo: openmictalia

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 1:56 a.m.

Junior Talia Mason shares some poetry at the Open Mic.

Photo: openmicemjo

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 1:49 a.m.

Emily Jones, Editor-in-Chief of Silver Quill, cohosts the event and acts as MC.

Photo: openmiczeal

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 1:46 a.m.

Seniors Alex Denton and Zeke Leeds entertain the crowd with energetic melodies and intricate guitar playing.

Photo: openmicale

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 1:43 a.m.

Junior Alessandra Mantovani cohosts the event and encourages Blazers to submit to Silver Quill, Blair's award winning literary magazine.

Photo: openmicintone

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 1:41 a.m.

Cristina Muñoz-Pandya leads Blair's a capella group InToneNation in a rendition of Madonna's "Material Girl."

Photo: openmicrian

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 1:35 a.m.

Junior Rian Henry serenades the crowd with a classic Beatles tune.

Photo: openmiczhang

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 31, 2009, 1:04 a.m.

Senior Jenny Zhang starts off the event by reading to the audience.

Photo: fockeyplayoffs2

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 29, 2009, 11:57 p.m.

Junior Miranda Bernard takes the ball and helps keep a strong offense.

Photo: fockeyplayoffs1

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 29, 2009, 11:36 p.m.

Sophomore Sarah Harper reaches for the ball.

Photo: Sarah Tran Tennis

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 29, 2009, 1:29 p.m.

Senior co-captain Sarah Tran serves the ball with concentration.

Photo: Japanese Visit

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 25, 2009, 2:21 a.m.

Senior Rahel Gebreyesus poses with Kaichi High School student Yo Eshino, who she guided around the school on Friday.

Photo: LC policy signing in

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 23, 2009, 2:22 p.m.

Senior Alisha Fraser signs in at the attendance office. Attendance may soon change with revisions in the LC policy.

Photo: seniorfockey3

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 20, 2009, 9:12 p.m.

Senior Nellie Garlow reaches for the ball.

Photo: seniorfockey2

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 20, 2009, 9:05 p.m.

Junior Lyla Shapiro races the ball upfield.

Photo: seniorfockey1

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 20, 2009, 9:01 p.m.

Senior Sarah Cortes takes charge of the ball.

Photo: coldweather

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 19, 2009, 7:58 p.m.

On the coldest day of the year so far, Blazers start to wear heavier clothing.

Photo: openhouse5

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 17, 2009, 3:40 p.m.

The Open House at Blair allows alumni to see what has been going on at Blair since they graduated.

Photo: openhouse4

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 17, 2009, 3:34 p.m.

The cheerleaders do a demonstration so Blair alumni can revive their school spirit.

Photo: openhouse3

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 17, 2009, 3:33 p.m.

Alumni gather round to purchase Blair apparel and sportswear.

Photo: openhouse2

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 17, 2009, 3:31 p.m.

The yearbook staff sells vintage yearbooks from all 75 years of Blair history.

Photo: openhouse1

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 17, 2009, 3:28 p.m.

Dave Ottalini brings back memories of the old Blair as he raises awareness for the Old Blair Auditorium Project. The project is trying to restore the auditorium at what is now Silver Spring International Middle School.

Photo: nopower

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 14, 2009, 11:19 p.m.

Blair lost power around 7:20 p.m. due to a car accident. The school's power came back on about 20 minutes later, but the field lights were still having problems.

Photo: soccer10/143

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 14, 2009, 11:15 p.m.

Senior Xander Baldwin maneuvers the ball to his advantage.

Photo: soccer10/142

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 14, 2009, 11 p.m.

Junior Noah Wernstedt-Lynch steals the ball from a Sherwood player.

Photo: shfootball2

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 10, 2009, 3:08 p.m.

Senior Andrew Gondor races down the field.

Photo: shfootball1

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 10, 2009, 3:06 p.m.

Senior Alex Egber keeps moving with the opponent at his feet.

Photo: 3fockey10/2

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 2, 2009, 8:05 p.m.

Junior Janet Henkai steals the ball away from one of Blake's players.

Photo: 2fockey10/2

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 2, 2009, 8:02 p.m.

Senior Sarah Cortes dodges around her opponent.

Photo: 1fockey10/2

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 2, 2009, 7:58 p.m.

Coach Brooke Franceshini gives the team some pointers when Blake called a time out.

Photo: registrar

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 30, 2009, 2:54 p.m.

Seniors wait outside the registrar's office to turn in transcript requests as college application deadlines approach.

Photo: jenncharday

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2009, 11:16 p.m.

Sophomore Jennifer Nguyen dresses as Barbie, one of her favorite characters.

Photo: bencharday

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2009, 11:10 p.m.

As the heroic Link from the "Legend of Zelda" video game series, senior Ben Shaya is prepared to save many a princess.

Photo: alecelizcharday

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2009, 11:07 p.m.

As Neo from "The Matrix" and Alice from "Alice in Wonderland" respectively, juniors Alec Wurzbacher and Elizabeth Spilsbury show the contrast between their favorite characters.

Photo: davidcharday

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2009, 11:03 p.m.

Freshman David Ma expresses his appreciation for Looney Toons by dressing as Tweety Bird.

Photo: sibylcharday

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2009, 10:59 p.m.

Senior Sibyl Brown delivers an evil laugh as the Joker.

Photo: rachelcharday

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2009, 10:49 p.m.

Sophomore Rachel Chen walks the halls as a superhero, watching over Blair.

Photo: 4soccer9/22

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2009, 10:41 p.m.

Freshman Mimi Verdonk takes the ball down the field.

Photo: 3soccer9/22

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2009, 10:35 p.m.

Sophomore Jamie Kator puts herself between her opponent and the ball.

Photo: 2soccer9/22

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2009, 10:29 p.m.

Senior Darcy Pelz-Butler nimbly reaches the ball before a player from the opposing team.

Photo: 1soccer9/22

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2009, 10:22 p.m.

Senior Jenna Williams takes the ball from her opponent.

Photo: 2fockey9/21

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 21, 2009, 9:07 p.m.

Junior Miranda Bernard steers the ball away from her opponent.

Photo: 1fockey9/21

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 21, 2009, 9:02 p.m.

Junior Janet Henkai races the ball down the field.

Photo: Crowded Blair Boulevard

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 19, 2009, 1:42 p.m.

Increased enrollment for the 2009 - 2010 school year creates an unusual amount of crowding in Blair.

Photo: 3volleyball9/4

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 4, 2009, 9:42 p.m.

Airbound, sophomore Nika Lilley returns the ball.

Photo: 2volleyball9/4

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 4, 2009, 9:38 p.m.

Senior Lainie Brice skillfully sets the ball.

Photo: 1volleyball9/4

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 4, 2009, 9:35 p.m.

Senior Kaitlin Schwindt sends the ball back to her opponents.

Photo: Franceschini 2

By Alex Joseph | June 8, 2009, 11:41 a.m.

Photo: Franceschini 1

By Alex Joseph | June 8, 2009, 11:40 a.m.

Gym teacher Brooke Franceschini also works as a beauty consultant at Mary Kays.

Photo: Brinawatch

By Alex Joseph | June 4, 2009, 5:10 p.m.

Sophomore Brina Burney shows off the white digital watch she uses to keep track of time.

Photo: shaynawatch

By Alex Joseph | June 4, 2009, 5:07 p.m.

Freshman Shayna Solomon always wears a watch and often coordinates it with her outfit.

Photo: simms watch

By Alex Joseph | June 4, 2009, 5:01 p.m.

Danielle Simms sports a classy watch to match the style of her other accessories.

Photo: watchtrifecta

By Alex Joseph | June 4, 2009, 4:58 p.m.

CAP teachers Tami Jeral, James Mogge and Lansing Freeman band together to represent the watch-wearing teachers at Blair.

Photo: peterwatch

By Alex Joseph | June 4, 2009, 4:49 p.m.

Freshman Peter Conlon prefers the simple analog style of watch.

Photo: claireclock

By Alex Joseph | June 4, 2009, 4:45 p.m.

Since she lost her watch, junior Claire Teitelbaum frequently glances at the clock on the wall of her math classroom.

Photo: theresaphone

By Alex Joseph | June 4, 2009, midnight

Cell phones will be permitted for lunchtime usage on Blair Boulevard, in the SAC and outside.

Photo: gateTrouble

By Alex Joseph | June 3, 2009, 12:25 a.m.

The yellow gate has given trouble to Blazers who want to walk along Blair Boulevard.

Photo: sga door resize

By Alex Joseph | May 31, 2009, 8:40 a.m.

The results of the SGA presidential race were announced on Wednesday.

Photo: sga horizontal

By Alex Joseph | May 29, 2009, 2:45 p.m.

SGA plans to implement a variety of activities this year.

Photo: SGA Box

By Alex Joseph | May 29, 2009, 11:28 a.m.

SGA presidential election results were announced on Wednesday.

Photo: SGA Door

By Alex Joseph | May 29, 2009, 11:26 a.m.

Adam Biru will replace Mady Nadje as school vice president.

Photo: yellow gate

By Alex Joseph | May 29, 2009, 11:12 a.m.

The yellow gate that stood between the SAC and the rest of Blair Boulevard last year was put at the foot of the main staircase on Tuesday.

Photo: * girls lax 09

By Alex Joseph | May 27, 2009, 8:32 p.m.

Junior Sarah Frank swiftly takes the ball upfield during the team's April 16 game against Paint Branch.

Photo: AP chips shot

By Alex Joseph | May 15, 2009, 11:11 a.m.

During AP week, students gather at Christ Congregational Church on Colesville Road to get in some last minute studying before the tests.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | May 12, 2009, 4:22 p.m.

Despite the increasing workload many experience toward the end of the year, many people still wander the halls of Blair without much on their backs.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | May 12, 2009, 4:15 p.m.

Junior Annie Sholar has trouble carrying and keeping track of her school bag, water bottle, jacket and work clothes every day.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | May 12, 2009, 4:10 p.m.

Joanna McKee brings her trumpet to school and often resourcefully stores other school supplies in the case.

Photo: bookbag

By Alex Joseph | May 12, 2009, 4:04 p.m.

Junior Adam Detzner is overwhelmed with his book bag during AP season.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | May 12, 2009, 2:08 p.m.

This pack hangs low on junior Anna Zakas's back because of all the books inside.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | May 12, 2009, 1:36 p.m.

Ready to graduate, seniors Yelena Johnson and Hannah Nelson sport matching bags and purses to carry their supplies.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | May 12, 2009, 1:30 p.m.

Junior Jan Nguyen lugs a large backpack that doesn't even fit her AP World History book.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | May 10, 2009, 5:32 p.m.

Laid-back and casual, Shindel's outfits are almost too cool for school.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | May 10, 2009, 5:31 p.m.

Swaney schools the competition when it comes to fashion.

Photo: cuadrado

By Alex Joseph | May 10, 2009, 5:28 p.m.

Cuadrado's unique style drives her students wild.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | May 10, 2009, 5:26 p.m.

Swaney schools the competition when it comes to fashion.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | May 10, 2009, 5:19 p.m.

Brandt shines through a lovely blue-toned outfit.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | May 10, 2009, 5:16 p.m.

Allen is all smiles when it comes to style.

Photo: willy51

By Alex Joseph | May 1, 2009, 8:55 p.m.

Senior Willy Li jumps as he sets the ball to a teammate.

Photo: huang51

By Alex Joseph | May 1, 2009, 8:46 p.m.

Sophomore Robert Huang leaps to action as he battles for the point.

Photo: christoschina

By Alex Joseph | April 25, 2009, 12:58 p.m.

Christos closes the successful show with a country-influenced set backed by members of Uncle Chunky.

Photo: prizechina

By Alex Joseph | April 25, 2009, 1:09 a.m.

Sophomores Leah Ragen, Alec Wurzbacher and Michael Dalbello announce the winner of the guitar door prize.

Photo: camerachina

By Alex Joseph | April 25, 2009, 1 a.m.

The entire concert was recorded in high quality for a local television station.

Photo: tonychina

By Alex Joseph | April 25, 2009, 12:40 a.m.

Tony Grasso, frontman of the local group Uncle Chunky, performs with his band in support of Change for China's cause.

Photo: chunkykidchina

By Alex Joseph | April 25, 2009, 12:34 a.m.

Uncle Chunky keeps a youthful image with this young guitarist.

Photo: guitbasschina

By Alex Joseph | April 25, 2009, 12:26 a.m.

Chris Hamilton and John Medalis of the JV Myka Project give a soulful performance.

Photo: jvmykachina

By Alex Joseph | April 25, 2009, 12:15 a.m.

The JV Myka Project, a local band, performs at the concert, providing a blend of originals and cover songs with a bluesy rock sound.

Photo: mikechina

By Alex Joseph | April 25, 2009, 12:11 a.m.

Sophomore Michael Dalbello acts as MC for the concert, sharing duties with fellow sophomore Alec Wurzbacher.

Photo: genechina

By Alex Joseph | April 25, 2009, 12:08 a.m.

Local musician Gene Gregory opens the Change for China Sichuan Benefit Concert with his unique "acoustic heavy metal" music.

Photo: colinchina

By Alex Joseph | April 25, 2009, midnight

Uncle Chunky brings sophomore Colin Wiencek, who coordinated the event with his peers, onstage to play a song.

Photo: Passlax 4/18

By Alex Joseph | April 18, 2009, 5:54 p.m.

Junior Jill Lidsky passes the ball to junior Emily Hedrick to get a better shot.

Photo: LAXjill

By Alex Joseph | April 16, 2009, 10:29 p.m.

Junior Jill Lidsky races after the ball to get it before her opponent.

Photo: LAXmolly

By Alex Joseph | April 16, 2009, 10:28 p.m.

Junior Molly Branson fights for control of the ball.

Photo: LAXsarah

By Alex Joseph | April 16, 2009, 10:26 p.m.

Junior Sarah Frank swiftly avoids her opponents as she takes the ball upfield.

Photo: softball3.252

By Alex Joseph | March 25, 2009, 9:20 p.m.

Senior Xenia Oroxom gracefully runs into home base.

Photo: softball3.25

By Alex Joseph | March 25, 2009, 9:14 p.m.

Junior Chloe Sheridan hits the ball with force before running the bases.

Photo: baseball3-252

By Alex Joseph | March 25, 2009, 9:04 p.m.

Junior Sammy Denenberg races from base to base after hitting the ball across the field.

Photo: baseball3-25

By Alex Joseph | March 25, 2009, 8:56 p.m.

Senior Josh Gordon takes a powerful swing at the ball.

Photo: sweeney3

By Alex Joseph | March 24, 2009, 6:32 p.m.

Senior Daniel Woolson introduces the audience to the story of Sweeney Todd as Judge Turpin.

Photo: sweeney2

By Alex Joseph | March 24, 2009, 6:22 p.m.

The lovely Johanna (sophomore Katerina Klavon) sings sweetly to her birds.

Photo: Sweeney1

By Alex Joseph | March 24, 2009, 6:06 p.m.

Mrs Lovett (sophomore Geocel Batista) regales Sweeney Todd (senior Adam Jackson) with the misfortunes of her business. Senior Robin Dreher played Todd in the premiere and following shows.

Photo: sibvoll

By Alex Joseph | March 20, 2009, 7:37 p.m.

Junior Sibyl Brown sets the ball to make a difficult play for the other team.

Photo: laxdrill

By Alex Joseph | March 13, 2009, 9:39 p.m.

Julia Lewando, Sana Barclay and Tessa Mork do drills do improve their performance on the field.

Photo: laxcoach

By Alex Joseph | March 13, 2009, 9:32 p.m.

The boys gather round and listen to some tips from their coach.

Photo: laxline

By Alex Joseph | March 13, 2009, 9:11 p.m.

The girls watch their teammates as they wait for their turn to participate.

Photo: laxwall

By Alex Joseph | March 13, 2009, 9:07 p.m.

The JV girls' lacrosse team practices throwing balls against a wall.

Photo: laxpass

By Alex Joseph | March 13, 2009, 8:45 p.m.

The boys break off into groups to practice skills such as passing and catching the ball.

Photo: laxstretch

By Alex Joseph | March 13, 2009, 8:16 p.m.

The boys' lacrosse team practiced on the grass field last year, but were able to have a more efficient practice on the turf this year despite snow.

Photo: recording studio

By Alex Joseph | March 11, 2009, 11:25 p.m.

The recording studio equipment in room 122 is now fully up and running for music business and technology students.

Photo: Hatjoanna

By Alex Joseph | March 6, 2009, 5:30 p.m.

Junior Joanna McKee shows her Longhorn pride with a University of Texas ski cap.

Photo: Hatjoseph

By Alex Joseph | March 6, 2009, 5:27 p.m.

Junior Joseph Arce adds some color to his outfit with a blue cap, which accents his blue shoe laces.

Photo: hatanna

By Alex Joseph | March 6, 2009, 5:24 p.m.

Junior Anna Zakas takes advantage of of the intermittent warm weather to wear her favorite green hat.

Photo: Hatliam

By Alex Joseph | March 6, 2009, 5:21 p.m.

Freshman Liam Ulasevich dresses for the cold with his warm winter hat.

Photo: Hatwayne

By Alex Joseph | March 6, 2009, 5:16 p.m.

Senior Wayne Henderson roams the halls prepared for the outdoors with his practical hat.

Photo: Hatsierra

By Alex Joseph | March 6, 2009, 5:05 p.m.

Junior Sierra Shepherd completes her outfit with a stylish pink hat.

Photo: 3BBall224

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 24, 2009, 9:36 p.m.

Senior Ashley Arnold leaps into the air as she takes a shot.

Photo: 2BBall224

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 24, 2009, 9:33 p.m.

Patterson shoots the ball with support from her teammates.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 19, 2009, 10:59 p.m.

Senior Wayne Henderson soars through the air as he takes a shot.

Photo: Bball2

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 19, 2009, 10:56 p.m.

Seniors Mike McClain and Leon Sampson play a strong defense, keeping the ball out of reach of their opponents.

Photo: McClain

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 19, 2009, 10:41 p.m.

Senior Mike McClain takes the ball into the air as he shoots a basket.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 17, 2009, 10:42 p.m.

Outside the auditorium, a water fountain lever has been shattered.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 17, 2009, 10:41 p.m.

Where in Blair?

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 17, 2009, 10:39 p.m.

A hole in the P.E. hallway wall makes for an interesting close-up.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 17, 2009, 10:38 p.m.

Where in Blair?

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 17, 2009, 10:37 p.m.

It's a "fantastic" fire alarm along Blair Boulevard on the second floor.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 17, 2009, 10:36 p.m.

Where in Blair?

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 14, 2009, 9:16 p.m.

Blair's Emanuel Charles balances his teaching job with homework from the class he attends at UMD.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 14, 2009, 9:11 p.m.

Physical Education teacher Emanuel Charles balances his teaching job with homework from the Human Development class he is taking at the University of Maryland.

Photo: ValRoses

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 12, 2009, 11:26 a.m.

Juniors Diane Adamson and Gemma D'Eustachio sell chocolate and roses for Valentine's Day to support the Women's Advocacy Club.

Photo: Flowers

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 1:26 a.m.

The MCs present flowers to the staff and students that made this year's Magnet Arts Night such a great success.

Photo: seniorsmag

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 1:24 a.m.

After all the acts, the seniors in the audience take the stage to close the show with Queen's "We Are the Champions."

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 1:22 a.m.

Aaditya Chandra-Sekar, Ji Jung, Victor Wang and David Wasser play a moving rendition of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Dani California."

Photo: Maxhammer

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 1:19 a.m.

A large group of Blazers performs a humorous skit to the song "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" by the Beatles.

Photo: Harpdance

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 1:17 a.m.

Junior Amy Liu leaps gracefully around the stage while Peggy Houng provides music on the harp.

Photo: JulDon

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 1:13 a.m.

Senior Julie Ufford and Mr. Donaldson duet on a country tune by Greg Brown.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 1:06 a.m.

Alex Bae, Tony Cha, Vincent Hu and Matt Kannan bring rock and roll to the evening with My Favorite Highway's "The Simple Life."

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 1:01 a.m.

Lawrence Cho, Christopher Hsing, Daniel Hwang and Nathan Kung came together to play "Bolero" on a single cello.

Photo: Sirbdance

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 12:53 a.m.

Junior Laura Sirbu commands the stage with a Latin ballroom dance with Clive Butler.

Photo: Scottgtr

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 12:44 a.m.

Junior Scott Zimmermann glides up and down the neck of his guitar as he plays "Suite del Recuerdo" with nimble fingers.

Photo: Deadcalc

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 12:37 a.m.

Seniors Anton Frolenkov and Joseph Lynch perform a Magnet-oriented version of a popular "Monty Python" skit about a dead calculator.

Photo: Pianviol

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 12:34 a.m.

Seniors Xin Shan and Jessica Chen play a duet called "Totoro's Neighbor Linkin Park."

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 12:29 a.m.

Juniors Janice Lan, Elaine Lin, Lucy Liu, Xinhong Qiu and Danielle Sok perform a dance to the song "Replay" by the Korean group SHINee.

Photo: MCMAN

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 12:25 a.m.

Seniors Jason Arora and Elaine Chung and juniors Nader Behdin and Scott Yu serve as Masters of Ceremonies for 2009's Magnet Arts Night.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 7, 2009, 12:20 a.m.

Kyujoo Choi, Elizabeth Lee and Michael Lee kicked off the show with traditional Korean drumming.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 4, 2009, 10:40 p.m.

Juniors Lita Farquhar, Jill Lidsky, Carmen Smith-Estrada, Lauren Krohmer and Mariah Mcpherson congregate to form one big wacky tacky colorful bunch.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 4, 2009, 10:38 p.m.

Junior Kaitlin Schwindt combines shiny British pride with camouflage military pants.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 4, 2009, 10:37 p.m.

Freshman Dylan Yui's wacky hair and robe go well with his U.S.-themed shorts.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 4, 2009, 10:36 p.m.

Senior Korie Ferguson shows her school spirit by dressing in bright clashing colors and getting people to come to the Winter Formal.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 4, 2009, 10:33 p.m.

Math teacher Jack Giles raided his father's closet to find the perfect combination of wacky clothes.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 4, 2009, 10:32 p.m.

Elton and Erica Taylor's spunky attitudes and oversized hats accentuate their mismatched outfits.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 4, 2009, 10:30 p.m.

Sophomores Branda and Dung Nguyen combine fashions suited for all different types of weather to create tacky ensembles.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 4, 2009, 10:28 p.m.

SGA President Sibyl Brown's tacky outfit catches Blazers' attention as she hands out information about the upcoming Winter Formal dance.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 4, 2009, 10:26 p.m.

Juniors Emmett Cummings and Ellen Jackson sport busy patterns and clashing scarves, bows, and bandanas to express their tackiness.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Feb. 4, 2009, 10:24 p.m.

Juniors Meredith Metcalf and Tracy Betsock proudly show off their bright neon colors and novelty accessories.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:39 p.m.

Even as the celebration comes to an end, the "Cha Cha Slide" never fails to get people on their feet.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:39 p.m.

English teacher Kelly O'Connor and her husband celebrate Obama's inauguration on the dance floor.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:38 p.m.

The party has just begun as people take to the dance floor to show off their best moves.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:38 p.m.

Madden and the Spirit Club put on a fantastic event for the Blair community.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:37 p.m.

InToneNation, Blair's a capella group, gives yet another stellar performance.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:37 p.m.

County Executive Isiah Leggett expresses his appreciation for Blair's enthusiasm as well as for President-elect Barack Obama.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:36 p.m.

Jazz band conductor Michelle Roberts leads the Honors Jazz Band in a smooth piece of classic jazz music.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:35 p.m.

Action Jackson and the Go-Getters wow the crowd with their incredibly realistic imitations.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:35 p.m.

The room is packed as people settle in to enjoy the music, festivities and ambiance.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:34 p.m.

Olga, Helen, Marsha and Jan of the local barbershop quartet Heart's Content dazzle the crowd with high spirits and shiny matching outfits.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:33 p.m.

Tom the Variety Entertainer fits senior Owen Flannagan with a festive alien balloon hat.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:33 p.m.

Media assistant and Spirit Club sponsor Susan Madden's excitement energizes the crowd as she hosts the event.

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:32 p.m.

Presidential decorations and balloons adorn the SAC to go along with the theme, "Yes We Can!"

Photo:

By Alex Joseph | Jan. 21, 2009, 11:29 p.m.

Blair's jazz lab welcomes guests to the school's first Pre-Inaugural Ball in honor of President-elect Barack Obama.

Photo: fashion 6

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

Brilliant lighting, stylish fashions and intricate choreography provide a stunning visual element for the fashion show.

Photo: fashion 11

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

To go along with the Michael Jackson theme, many girls sport '80s fashion.

Photo: fashion 3

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

Seniors Carlos Arana and Adam Carey and SGA President Sybil Brown host the show, exchanging witty banter between acts.

Photo: fashion 10

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

Michael Jackson and 80s-themed dances add spice to the show.

Photo: fashion 8

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

Blair's Diva Dancers perform fierce dances throughout the show.

Photo: bball 1

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

Blair's girls play a fast-paced game, continuously bringing the ball up the court.

Photo: fashion 4

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

Fashion Club's "Fierce Mentality" perform a number of dances to classic songs by Michael Jackson.

Photo: fashion 2

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Hien Le opens the show with a soulful song.

Photo: fashion 12

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

Members of the Fashion Club dress in purple and center around Lam Cao in memory of Tai Lam.

Photo: bball 2

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

The Blair girls basketball team won the first game of their season on Friday night 53-40 against Einstein.

Photo: fashion 9

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

Junior Mady Nadje finds himself surrounded by fierce, fashionable girls.

Photo: fashion 1

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

During the Fashion Club's fashion show, the DJ keeps the energy flowing with intense music.

Photo: fashion 7

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

These girls strut down the runway with attitude.

Photo: fashion 5

By Alex Joseph | Dec. 6, 2008, midnight

At the end of the runway, models strike fierce poses while wearing fierce clothing.

Photo: Blazers on parade

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 24, 2008, midnight

Blair's Marching Band gives its thanks by marching in Silver Spring's annual Thanksgiving Parade.

Photo: Opening up at an open mic

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 20, 2008, midnight

Today's Silver Quill-sponsored open mic allowed senior Kitty Martin and others to express themselves through song, poetry and even jokes.

Photo: drumline

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Scales participates in Blair's drum line, seen here performing for a crowd at October's activity fair.

Photo: pride 5

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

Seniors Adam Carey and Maya Baum practice their scenes from the play without missing a line.

Photo: pride 3

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

Before rehearsal, actors do vocal warm ups to prepare their voices.

Photo: pride 6

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

Senior Maya Maldonado-Weinstein and junior Adam Detzner play the flute and harpsichord respectively for nearly the entire play.

Photo: pride 13

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

Director Kelly O'Connor makes sure everything in the auditorium is running properly.

Photo: pride 9

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

Senior Chris Bodine makes some adjustments to the backdrop.

Photo: pride 11

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Colin Wiencek practices using the soundboard to make sure the sound is just right during the performances.

Photo: pride 16

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

Mrs. O'Connor gives the cast a pep talk before doing a full run-through.

Photo: pride 7

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

Offstage, cast members play games and chat as they wait for their cues.

Photo: pride 14

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

Senior Nora McNally delivers her lines flawlessly to an imaginary audience.

Photo: pride 15

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

During her down time, junior Meredith Metcalf reviews her lines and does her homework.

Photo: pride 10

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

Actors and stage crew members alike stop to admire the hard work that goes into creating the incredible set pieces.

Photo: pride 12

By Alex Joseph | Nov. 14, 2008, midnight

Junior Cristina Muñoz-Pandya practices her blocking as the stage crew adjusts the set.

Photo: fall fest little one

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 18, 2008, midnight

The young ones prepare for Halloween by roaming the streets of Silver Spring in costume.

Photo: Lending a hand

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 18, 2008, midnight

Senior Eliot Gold helps apply temporary tattoos while volunteering for the Montgomery Blair Katrina Project during the Downtown Silver Spring Fall Festival on Saturday.

Photo: fall fest costume contest

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 18, 2008, midnight

Kids line up across the stage for the Halloween costume contest.

Photo: fall fest graffiti

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 18, 2008, midnight

A Mysterious hooded hipster creates a graffiti mural on the sidewalk.

Photo: fall fest hayride

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 18, 2008, midnight

The family fun never ends with Silver Spring's hay ride.

Photo: fall fest pumpkins

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 18, 2008, midnight

Pretty pumpkins fill the corner of Ellsworth and Fenton.

Photo: fall fest red apple

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 18, 2008, midnight

The Big Red Apple provides funnel cakes and other tasty treats to the hungry people of Silver Spring.

Photo: Varsity Field Hockey vs. Churchill 1

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 9, 2008, midnight

Senior Rachel Passman navigates the ball skillfully through a field of Churchill opponents. The Blazers fell 3-2 to the Bulldogs.

Photo: Varsity Field Hockey vs. Churchill 2

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 9, 2008, midnight

Junior Nellie Garlow reaches for the ball in order to get it away from a Churchill player.

Photo: AOTW - Sofia Read

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 9, 2008, midnight

Photo: JV Field Hockey vs. Churchill

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 9, 2008, midnight

Sophomore co-captain Lauren Rust fights a Churchill player for control of the ball. Despite valiant defensive play, the Blazers lost 3-0.

Photo: activity fair 1

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 3, 2008, midnight

The Robotics Club shows off one of its masterpieces, which many Blazers saw previously on Blair Boulevard near the SAC.

Photo: activity fair 4

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 3, 2008, midnight

Senior Lukas Kagan helps artistic Blazers sign up for Blair's Fine Arts Club.

Photo: activity fair 2

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 3, 2008, midnight

Blair's Learn a Language Club offers demonstrations of foreign languages and other aspects of foreign cultures.

Photo: activity fair 6

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 3, 2008, midnight

Juniors Aaron Baldwin, Ross Bushnell, and Otis Banwell represent Blair's Ski Club.

Photo: activity fair 5

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 3, 2008, midnight

Senior Greg Friedman encourages everyone he sees to join Students for Global Responsibility.

Photo: activity fair 7

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 3, 2008, midnight

A crowd gathers as Blair's drum line performs to advertise the marching band.

Photo: activity fair 8

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 3, 2008, midnight

Freshman Nicolas Weinfeld and junior Sekou Sangare recruit aspiring filmmakers for Blair's Film Team.

Photo: will hernandez

By Alex Joseph | Oct. 1, 2008, midnight

El estudiante del undécimo grado, Will Hernandez, practica el tocar la tuba después de la escuela.

Photo: musical intone

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 30, 2008, midnight

Blair's a capella group InToneNation sings and dances for passersby at Back to School Night.

Photo: musical drums

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 30, 2008, midnight

Freshman Benjamin Abor learns to play the drums after school in the band room.

Photo: musical guitar

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 30, 2008, midnight

Senior Hans Perkasa rocks out to his music and plays the air guitar as he waits for his friends after school.

Photo: musical tuba

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 30, 2008, midnight

Senior Will Hernandez practices the tuba after school.

Photo: musical ipod

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 30, 2008, midnight

Junior Jasmine Sarjeant explores the vast depths of sophomore Eric Ruggieri's iPod while he listens and eats his lunch.

Photo: musical dance party

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 30, 2008, midnight

Junior Nicolette Harley and sophomore Billy Griffis break it down to some tunes in the courtyard during lunch.

Photo: Break it down now

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 30, 2008, midnight

A group of Blazers gathers to break dance, wowing dozens of onlookers with their acrobatic moves.

Photo: musical piano

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 30, 2008, midnight

Junior Hien Le plays the piano for all to hear during her free time in the band room.

Photo: musical luchest

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 30, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Lucy Chester entertains her friends and jams on her guitar during lunch.

Photo: musical leap

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 30, 2008, midnight

Junior Alexa Walczak practices her dance moves excitedly to prepare for her class.

Photo: 9/24 girls soccer 2

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 25, 2008, midnight

Seniors Susie Branson and Annie Worden double-team an opposing Magruder player.

Photo: 9/24 girls soccer 1

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 25, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Saleiha Mayer-Marks rushes to get the ball before her opponent from Magruder.

Photo: doogyday6

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

After a long day, this dog is dog-tired.

Photo: doogyday13

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

A large banner over Ellsworth Drive welcomes visitors to the Dog Days of Downtown Silver Spring.

Photo: doogyday7

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

A few dogs even get dressed up for the occasion.

Photo: doogyday9

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Many dogs enjoy a free ride through the streets.

Photo: doogyday11

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

A small dog named Kiwi can't wait to play with the other dogs.

Photo: doogyday15

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Some dogs are more bashful than others.

Photo: doggyday2

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Both dogs and people of all ages and sizes came to take part in the dogtivities.

Photo: doogyday12

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Ralph waits patiently while his owner talks with other dog owners.

Photo: doggyday1

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

The Washington Animal Rescue League looks for homes for their dogs.

Photo: doogyday14

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

People sit around with their dogs and chat.

Photo: doogyday5

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

These dogs prove to be great conversation starters for complete strangers.

Photo: doggyday3

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Some people almost got carried away with the excitement.

Photo: doggyday4

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Some dogs need to take a break at the Pet Pit Stop.

Photo: doogyday8

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Face painting is quite popular among the young dog lovers.

Photo: doogyday10

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight

Sarah Kessler provides information about her husband, Glen, who paints pet portraits.

Photo: Day of dogtivities

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 21, 2008, midnight

Dog Days of Downtown Silver Spring welcomed dogs and their owners to gather and enjoy the afternoon together. Here, Ralph waits patiently while his owner talks with other dog owners.

Photo: vball2

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 17, 2008, midnight

Junior Sibyl Brown returns the ball to Watkins Mill.

Photo: vball1

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 17, 2008, midnight

Junior Chloe Sheridan powerfully serves the ball to her opponents from Watkins Mill.

Photo: tkpkfolk5

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

People stop by the House of Musical Traditions booth to buy exotic instruments and CDs.

Photo: tkpkfolk1

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Children and parents alike enjoy the musical stylings of Eric Maring.

Photo: tkpkfolk4

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Festival-goers choose from a variety of food from different cultures present in Takoma Park.

Photo: Takoma Park folk festivities

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

A group of performers present traditional European folk dances during the Takoma Park Folk Festival.

Photo: tkpkfolk14

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

A couple enjoys the music and dances in the summer heat.

Photo: tkpkfolk9

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

A class based in Takoma Park demonstrates Capoeira, a form of Brazilian martial arts.

Photo: tkpkfolk6

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

The Samover Russian Folk Ensemble performs traditional Russian and Ukrainian folk songs.

Photo: tkpkfolk12

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Some performers rehearse for their act in the hallway.

Photo: Takoma Park folk festivities

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Two men lead a group in a traditional Bulgarian folk dance.

Photo: tkpkfolk3

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

The Electric Maid, a popular music venue in Takoma Park, raises money to stay open.

Photo: tkpkfolk2

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Blair alumnus Jacob Weisman watches the local band Radio Caroline perform.

Photo: tkpkfolk11

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

While Ruthie and the Wranglers perform, an interpreter translates for hearing impaired festival-goers.

Photo: tkpkfolk7

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Young ballerinas advertise the Maryland Youth Ballet.

Photo: tkpkfolk13

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

People take refuge from the heat in the shade of a tree while listening to the bands.

Photo: Season preview tennis

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

Junior Sarah Tran and the blazers hope to make it back to the Division I championships this year.

Photo: Power serve

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

Junior Sarah Tran gets ready to serve the ball to her opponent.

Photo: Two of a kind

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 12, 2008, midnight

Freshman Anna Lu and sophomore Ann Choi pair up for a doubles match.

Photo: btsn6

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 10, 2008, midnight

Different stations provide information about all of Blair's academies.

Photo: btsn3

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 10, 2008, midnight

Blair's cheerleaders provide a short demonstration for onlookers.

Photo: btsn5

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 10, 2008, midnight

InToneNation, Blair's a capella group, sells CDs and performs for passersby.

Photo: btsn8

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 10, 2008, midnight

A vacant booth advertises Blair athletics with a creative display.

Photo: btsn7

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 10, 2008, midnight

Seniors An Tran and Lily Ross help guide people around the third floor.

Photo: btsn1

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 10, 2008, midnight

Senior Giovanna Selvaggio and junior Adam Detzner represent Silver Quill at September's Back to School Night.

Photo: btsn9

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 10, 2008, midnight

Spirited Blazers around the school give directions to lost parents.

Photo: btsn10

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 10, 2008, midnight

Parents peruse activity booths during 5A and 5B lunch.

Photo: btsn2

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 10, 2008, midnight

Parents crowd Blair's many hallways, reminiscent of students during the school day.

Photo: boys soccer McClane 9/5

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 6, 2008, midnight

Senior Mike McClain jumps to intercept the ball after a high kick from the Wolverines.

Photo: boys soccer 9/5

By Alex Joseph | Sept. 6, 2008, midnight

Senior Mikey Funes skillfully handles the ball up-field.

Photo: fresh forms

By Alex Joseph | Aug. 27, 2008, midnight

Zachary Chinn, Phuong Tran and Tuyen Luu work on some of the paperwork that comes with the beginning of the school year during lunch.

Photo: fresh crosswalk

By Alex Joseph | Aug. 27, 2008, midnight

At the end of the day, freshmen are eager to get to the bus stop and go home.

Photo: fresh class

By Alex Joseph | Aug. 27, 2008, midnight

Dana Simel teaches her first English class of the year, full of eager freshman minds.

Photo: fresh hallway

By Alex Joseph | Aug. 27, 2008, midnight

After the last bell rings, Blair Boulevard begins to fill with staff and freshmen who discuss their first day of high school.

Photo: fresh lunch

By Alex Joseph | Aug. 27, 2008, midnight

Mykala Daniel, Cynthia Gross and Shulanda Henry ventured outside for their first lunch as high schoolers.

Photo: fresh stairs

By Alex Joseph | Aug. 27, 2008, midnight

Freshmen make their way around Blair to their first classes.

Photo: fresh bus

By Alex Joseph | Aug. 27, 2008, midnight

Transportation may be affected by Weast's recommendations.

Photo: fresh sidewalk

By Alex Joseph | Aug. 27, 2008, midnight

Just minutes after school gets out, many freshmen eagerly make their way home.

Photo: fresh ids

By Alex Joseph | Aug. 27, 2008, midnight

Rachel Chen, Delia Dremer, Rachael Carruthers, Vanessa Adjei and Lena Mexers are excited to have their first Blair IDs.

Photo: fresh list

By Alex Joseph | Aug. 27, 2008, midnight

Students consult the list of advisories to start their high school careers.

Photo: Farewell Blair

By Alex Joseph | Aug. 5, 2008, midnight

On August 1, Blair graduates Sam Ricci, Andrew Joseph and Eric Merchant performed a farewell concert at the Electric Maid in Takoma Park before heading off to different colleges.