Lauren Poor




Name: Lauren Poor
Position: Photo Editor
Graduation Year: 2010
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By Lauren Poor | April 8, 2010, 8:08 a.m.

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By Lauren Poor | March 28, 2010, 10:48 p.m.

Freshmen Avi Li, Eloise Goldsmith, Peter McNally and Jordana Rubenstein-Edburg wear shorts and bright colors in celebration of spring.

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By Lauren Poor | March 28, 2010, 10:44 p.m.

Freshmen Katherine Romero and Sara Sanchez sport flirty floral prints and strappy sandals for the warm weather to come.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:57 a.m.

Out in the hallway more SGA members including junior Christina Stiles work at tables raising money for causes and events.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:55 a.m.

While some SGA members work away in the office, others are busy in the SAC working at an event called "Blair's Got Talent". Freshman Irene Ravitz sings an original song with friend Emma Rothman.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:54 a.m.

Outside of the SGA office, the panel displays photographs of the members of the SGA along with their names and grades.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:53 a.m.

More decorations that hibernate in the SGA office waiting for an event to arise include christmas lights, rolls of colored papers and disco balls like this one held by junior Adam Biru.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:52 a.m.

Junior Adam Biru and freshman Patrice-Morgan Ongoly horse around as a break from hard work.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:48 a.m.

Junior Christina Stiles works on one of the computers provided in the SGA office.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:47 a.m.

Paint is a big part of the SGA's resources; it is present in the office and provides a main way of communicating and advertising their events and projects.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:46 a.m.

Past event decorations hang on the wall and are recycled to make the SGA office a welcoming place.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:45 a.m.

Freshman Jordyn Schroeder works on more banners for the many planned future SGA activities.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:44 a.m.

Proof of upcoming events is spread all over the SGA office, including this poster freshly painted for a spirit week.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:43 a.m.

By the door is a list of rules that indicate all of the activity that takes place in the SGA office.

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By Lauren Poor | March 26, 2010, 7:39 a.m.

In a short hallway by the SAC in Blair, there is a small door that, come lunchtime, is constantly opening and closing. Outside of the door on the wall is a panel of members of the student government association or SGA. Open the door and there is a life size Blair mascot representing the SGA.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 6:29 p.m.

Meeting in the Media Center, the executive staff of Blair's literary magazine Silver Quill discusses magazine sizes and fonts.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 6:27 p.m.

Blair Theatre meets in the auditorium, learning and practicing choreography and more for the upcoming musical "The Mikado."

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 6:25 p.m.

Seniors Rachel Anderson and Jonathan Le form a circle with the other club members, who sing together as an opener for the club.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 6:22 p.m.

Students hold hands inside of the Christian Club where, as is written on their sign next to the door, everyone is welcome.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 6:20 p.m.

Chess club president Alex Contreras clears his mind before indulging in his next game.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 6:18 p.m.

Sophomore Brendan Berger and freshman Sam Zbarsky battle through a game of chess.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 6:12 p.m.

The Blair chess team proudly shows off its newest awards.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 6:10 p.m.

Model UN members junior Jon Song and senior Colin Ward discuss a world map before a Model UN convention held at Johns Hopkins University.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 6:07 p.m.

Junior Nissi Chilkamari prepares handouts for an upcoming activity fair to promote the Green Club.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 6:04 p.m.

Green Club meets on Thursdays where students dedicate time to a rising issue of the world–the environment.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 6:01 p.m.

Jonathan Verock, the sponsor of the ceramics club also teaches a ceramics course and practices the art of ceramics alongside his students.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 5:59 p.m.

Senior Emmet Cummings sets up a whole table as a workspace for his many interesting works.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 5:56 p.m.

At ceramics club the wheels are also open for use–sophomore Nova Getz takes advantage of this resource.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 5:55 p.m.

Freshmen Elizabeth Rodriguez, Russel Malayo, Hayley Kline and Cindy Guan sit together working on separate projects while chatting with each other.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 5:53 p.m.

Right after school on Thursday March 4 the ceramics room was bustling with students creating projects either for class or all on their own. Julia Tait, a junior who does not take the class, came to ceramics club to work on a piece.

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By Lauren Poor | March 6, 2010, 11:08 a.m.

Many of Blair's clubs and groups showcase and promote themselves at the activity fair during lunch. The headband club wears headbands on Wednesdays.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 28, 2010, 7:48 a.m.

Nicole Huffman was awarded a full tuition scholarship through The Posse Foundation, or Posse, to attend Grinnell College in Iowa.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:51 p.m.

Children tended to another booth raising money for Haiti with baked goods and t-shirts.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:49 p.m.

Ferry Landing Farm & Apiary from Maryland sells wax candles made from beeswax.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:48 p.m.

One tent is dedicated completely to mushrooms. They sell a wide variety of mushrooms and homemade mushroom soup that they keep warm for anyone to buy.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:47 p.m.

D.C. vegan sponsored a booth to raise money for Haiti and spread information about their organization.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:46 p.m.

Audia farms in Maryland come and sell herbs for tea and cooking.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:45 p.m.

Products at the marker are often organic or free range. People come and support local, organic businesses.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:39 p.m.

People from around the area and possibly further wake up early to shop for food. Some people take their kids and come weekly to scan the market for things to buy. The market is right down the street from the Takoma metro station so it is very accessible.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:37 p.m.

Students from Blair often find work at the farmer's market. Senior Rebecca Novello works at a bread table.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:36 p.m.

A shopper cashes in at the apple booth. They sell apple cider and apples.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:34 p.m.

Another tent sold squash and cabbages. Each table specializes in a specific product or range of products to sell and is there from week to week.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:33 p.m.

A farm from Pennsylvania has trucked in a range of fresh apples including the tart Granny Smith.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:30 p.m.

People come and set up shop to sell all kinds of things. Here two men display a variety of jams and honey.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:25 p.m.

Farmers from around the area come and set up tents where they sell fresh food to anyone who stops by.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:18 p.m.

The farmer's market in Takoma Park on Carroll Ave. happens every Sunday from 10:00 to 2:00.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 18, 2010, 8:30 p.m.

Senior Tamara Taylor works as a member of the SGA to raise money in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 7, 2009, 10:36 p.m.

Junior Olivia Anderson uses a pair of wings on her back to remember the people in her life who have passed away.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 7, 2009, 10:26 p.m.

Freshman Zoe Hofmann chooses to have a more exposed tattoo of a sun and a moon underneath her eye. She says it has faded a little, but she likes it that way.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 7, 2009, 10:22 p.m.

Not only the students of Blair express themselves through ink. Janitor John Colandreo displays two of his many tattoos. He has tattoos of dice and the American flag.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 7, 2009, 10:20 p.m.

Butterflies flutter with the Chinese characters for peace and love on junior Baindu Koroma's newly acquired tattoo.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 7, 2009, 10:15 p.m.

Sophomore Cindy Kang has a small tattoo of an anchor that she won't regret in years to come.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 7, 2009, 10:14 p.m.

Juinior Candace Marshall has a basic value etched into her arm as a constant reminder to herself and others.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 7, 2009, 10:13 p.m.

Displaying her Aztec heritage, senior Katherine Bravo shows off her tattoo of the centerpiece of the Aztec calendar.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 7, 2009, 10:07 p.m.

Jovice Mcleod, a junior, expresses his faith on his arm with a religious tattoo.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 7, 2009, 10:04 p.m.

Senior Tigi Danka has a tattoo in remembrance of a loved one. She wants to have 12 tattoos in all, and she admits that she finds tattoos addictive.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 9, 2009, 5:02 p.m.

Jon Gillete and Nathan Ipanag add to the cheerleaders' sound with megaphones.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 30, 2009, 5:11 a.m.

Freshman SGA president Irene Ravitz supports the cure at lunch by collecting donations.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 28, 2009, noon

Seniors Alex Denton and Adam Detzner perform at one of Silver Quill's open mics in 2008. The first open mic of this school year will be on Friday.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 22, 2009, 4:31 p.m.

Where's senior Kristina Paspalis? Eating lunch at Blair! For character day Kristina dressed as Waldo from the Where's Waldo books.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 22, 2009, 4:26 p.m.

Only a few out of the many Power Rangers at Blair today, juniors Alessandra Mantovani, Valerie Wuerthner and Martha Frenz lounge outside in the Blair courtyard during lunch.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 22, 2009, 4:23 p.m.

While waiting in line for homecoming tickets, seniors Tim Lee and Andie Ng are unrecognizable as themselves.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 22, 2009, 4:21 p.m.

Seniors Sizana Ezana, Carmen Smith-Estrada and Sibyl Brown duke it out as characters from the popular comic book Batman.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 22, 2009, 4:15 p.m.

For Blair's second spirit day - character day - senior Emmett Cummings dressed for chopping wood rather than writing papers.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 21, 2009, 4:58 p.m.

Dressed for fun rather than business, the three seniors Jessie Harrelson, Tamara Taylor and Cindy Molina contradict what they wear by heading downstairs to talk business at an SGA meeting.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 21, 2009, 4:55 p.m.

Sophomores Sara Pollaco, Rhiannon Smith and Justin Kaplan-Markley look like siblings posing in their matching one piece pajamas.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 21, 2009, 4:53 p.m.

During lunch, senior Lauren Gilkey and her friends feel at home in their comfortable clothing which is usually reserved for a nighttime snooze.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 21, 2009, 4:47 p.m.

A whiteboard in the English office signifies a very special day for all blazers- Pajama Day! This day marked the first spirit day of the week for many students.

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By Lauren Poor | July 6, 2009, 9:54 p.m.

Silver Spring residents crowded the field of Takoma Park Middle School to see a spectacular display of fireworks on the Fourth of July. Photo by Lauren Poor.

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By Lauren Poor | June 5, 2009, 3:58 p.m.

Tracks of the machines cover the dirt that is not submerged in water. The dirt is the lowest layer of many sub-layers that will be put in which include sand and pulverized, recycled rubber.

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By Lauren Poor | June 5, 2009, 3:57 p.m.

Ripped up pathways show that the field area might be expanded as well as updated.

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By Lauren Poor | June 5, 2009, 3:56 p.m.

The only objects that put this current alien landscape in context are the sports scoreboard and the bleachers.

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By Lauren Poor | June 5, 2009, 3:55 p.m.

More materials have been put around the construction area, including pipes, foundation, gravel, dirt and a few bulldozers.

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By Lauren Poor | June 5, 2009, 3:54 p.m.

In some spaces, the puddle overflows onto the concrete near the bleachers, making the area a very difficult workplace.

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By Lauren Poor | June 5, 2009, 3:53 p.m.

A pile of gravel is a clue to what will lie beneath the new turf.

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By Lauren Poor | June 5, 2009, 3:51 p.m.

Due to the construction on the field, the fire drill procedure has changed, and instead of evacuating to the bleachers, Blazers exit the building with separate classes that have pre-arranged spots in the area surrounding Blair.

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By Lauren Poor | June 5, 2009, 3:49 p.m.

A cross section cut of the land shows what is under the Blair field- wires, future foundation for the new turf and layers of earth.

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By Lauren Poor | June 5, 2009, 3:48 p.m.

Materials are sprawled out along the site, submerged in the large puddle. The rain seems to have temporarily halted the construction process.

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By Lauren Poor | June 5, 2009, 3:47 p.m.

Due to all of the recent rain, the ground has turned into a pond spanning the length of the field. Construction has started by putting in the foundation of the new grass.

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By Lauren Poor | June 5, 2009, 3:46 p.m.

Just beyond the Blair courtyard, construction has begun to replace the football field with artificial turf. The current state of the field is a fenced off puddle of dirt and the rubble of the old field.

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By Lauren Poor | June 3, 2009, 1:23 p.m.

Blair seniors came back to school on Monday for their graduation rehearsal.

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By Lauren Poor | May 27, 2009, 2:40 p.m.

Junior Richard Min shows off one of the many bouncy balls that a group of pranksters threw from the third floor.

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By Lauren Poor | May 13, 2009, 7:20 p.m.

Junior Kiah Mahy shows that dresses are becoming more and more popular as the school year wears on even if she needs a sweater for those colder days.

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By Lauren Poor | May 13, 2009, 7:18 p.m.

Junior Leyla Aguilar dons a light, patterned dress and a white cardigan to keep out the spring chill.

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By Lauren Poor | May 13, 2009, 7:14 p.m.

Sophomore Tanisha Henry wears bright, sunny, gold, open-toed sandals as a way to invite spring into her life.

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By Lauren Poor | May 12, 2009, 8:04 p.m.

The Safe Silver Spring Summit, which will be held at Montgomery College's Takoma Park campus this Saturday, was proposed in response to growing community violence.

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By Lauren Poor | May 10, 2009, 5:34 p.m.

Simel proves that fashion and comfort can go hand in hand.

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By Lauren Poor | April 26, 2009, 8:21 p.m.

The organizers waited at the end of the race with fresh fruit and water, timing the runners as they finished the course.

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By Lauren Poor | April 26, 2009, 8:15 p.m.

The 5k Run for Darfur was held by eight Blair students on April 25th. Most of the runners arrived at 9:30 a.m., while more people came later and ran or walked the course at their own pace.

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By Lauren Poor | April 22, 2009, 10:45 p.m.

The shirt for Saturday's 5k race to stop the genocide in Darfur was designed by a group of juniors.

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By Lauren Poor | April 10, 2009, 12:20 p.m.

Students, teachers and community members considered Doyle a force in Blair's music department.

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By Lauren Poor | April 10, 2009, 12:18 p.m.

Instrumental music teacher Dustin Doyle left Blair after six years.

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By Lauren Poor | March 24, 2009, 1:17 p.m.

El estudiante de undécimo grado, Andrew Hyder, se presenta para ser Miembro Estudiantil de la Coalición de Educación

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By Lauren Poor | March 18, 2009, 1:07 p.m.

Student teacher Faith Kim pastes a motivational poster, much like those in math classes throughout the school, to remind herself that "Failure Is Not An Option!"

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By Lauren Poor | March 18, 2009, 1:01 p.m.

Among the sea of papers on teacher Keith Anderson's desk is a toy penguin, a stuffed bear and a poster of a child saying, "Keith is the best!"

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By Lauren Poor | March 18, 2009, 1 p.m.

English teacher Michele Gross lines her desk with old-fashioned wallpaper and photographs of a rabbit. Many other objects bring out the personality of Gross, such as the mug from the popular television show "The Office" and the collection of photographs.

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By Lauren Poor | March 18, 2009, 12:58 p.m.

Directly behind Magnet math teacher Eric Walstein's desk, the Magnet program's mascot, the "robot vermin," scuttles around weakly after years of use. Across from this creature's home is Walstein's, complete with popcorn and a few trophies.

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By Lauren Poor | March 18, 2009, 12:55 p.m.

In the math office, teachers keep their desks extremely neat. Peter Englemann collages his wall with newspaper clippings and pictures in ornate frames tucked away in a corner.

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By Lauren Poor | March 18, 2009, 12:54 p.m.

In some cases, one can tell a lot about a teacher by looking at his desk. CAP teacher Lansing Freeman stuffs his desk to the brim where many humorous artifacts are hidden such as a READ poster of Freeman holding a book titled "Why Do Men Have Nipples?" He also has the movie "Lawrence of Arabia" stacked on top of papers.

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By Lauren Poor | March 18, 2009, 12:53 p.m.

In the CAP office, the few desks in the room are packed with books and file cabinets, which is evident in James Mogge's tidy yet dense nook.

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By Lauren Poor | March 18, 2009, 12:52 p.m.

Psychology teacher Margaret Jessell exhibits photocopies of her kids' hands and feet along with personal photographs to make for an exciting yet workable desk area.

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By Lauren Poor | March 18, 2009, 12:51 p.m.

During lunch, teachers meet in offices to swarm their desks in search of much-needed papers for upcoming lessons and tests. Among them is Rondai Ravilious, who calls the history department her home away from home. She personalizes her workspace with photographs, a few wooden apples, and a ceramic pot labeled "cruise fund."

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By Lauren Poor | March 18, 2009, 12:45 p.m.

Noa Baum told stories of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Blazers in the auditorium on March 16.

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By Lauren Poor | March 15, 2009, 10:28 p.m.

Freshman Margie Fuchs waited patiently while the pitcher failed to throw the ball in the strike zone.

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By Lauren Poor | March 15, 2009, 10:26 p.m.

Freshman Claire Ettinger pitches a speedy beginning to the girls' softball season.

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By Lauren Poor | March 15, 2009, 10:24 p.m.

The coaches group the boys together to talk for a long time during the practice, no doubt revving up the team's spirit.

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By Lauren Poor | March 15, 2009, 10:22 p.m.

The boys' baseball team bats it up in the batting cage during a practice before spring season. The air is still cool, but the new team warms up with determination.

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By Lauren Poor | March 10, 2009, 10:21 p.m.

Starting out in his weight lifting journey is freshman Willie Banwell, who will may take higher level weight classes in the future.

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By Lauren Poor | March 10, 2009, 10:17 p.m.

Junior Enyinna Onyewu lifts weights with the help of a spotter in class.

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By Lauren Poor | March 10, 2009, 10:11 p.m.

Senior Joe Gilbert demonstrates how to use equipment in the weight training room.

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By Lauren Poor | March 10, 2009, midnight

Sophomore Ramiro Blanco concentrates on finessing his leg muscles.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 21, 2009, 8:26 p.m.

Junior Andrew Hyder is running for Student Member Of the Board.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 11:24 p.m.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 11:19 p.m.

David says no: Judging for film awards invalidates the process.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 11:17 p.m.

Jenna says yes: film awards like the Oscars are valid rewards for the professionals.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 11:14 p.m.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 7:09 p.m.

The Oscar judges, and Oscar himself.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 1:13 p.m.

An anonymous student penned a column at Blair into an allusion to the popular Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 12:57 p.m.

MCSEA devotee Gabe Shwartzman ended the event by thanking everyone who showed up and playing This Land Is Your Land while everyone sang and swayed along.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 12:57 p.m.

The last band to play was Metrophish, a group of students from Walter Johnson High School.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 12:56 p.m.

ngs. She also sold albums and said that she had a few left for willing buyers. 8. Environmental activist Ethan Nuss spoke about grid neutrality and environmental change, making a plug for an upcoming event called Power Shift. Power Shift is an event where a large group of people meet in Washington D.C. to demand that The President and Congress shift attention to environmental matters. More information here: http://www.powershift09.org/.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 12:56 p.m.

The third musician, Blair senior Tori Heller played a collection of orginal songs. She also sold albums and said that she had a few left for willing buyers.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 12:54 p.m.

People in green cheered throughout the concert. MCSEA is steadily growing and you can still join. (MCSEA-Online@googlegroups.com)

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 12:53 p.m.

Blair senior Jon Kesten sang "Girl Is On My Mind" by the Black keys, "Vincent O' Brien" by M. Ward and a few other songs in between losing his guitar pick and almost forgetting his car keys.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 12:53 p.m.

The second speaker David Hourke spoke about how important it is that MCSEA is student run and added with ways to work towards environmental change.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 12:53 p.m.

Posters with environmental slogans were pasted around the room, reminding the attendants why they were there. People of all age showed up including Einstein cheerleaders who dropped by to join the dancing.

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 12:52 p.m.

Holiday lights illuminated the Einstein cafeteria where a small stage close to the audience created a personal mood. Local band Ever Since Beginnings was one of four musical performances

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By Lauren Poor | Feb. 20, 2009, 12:51 p.m.

Environmental activist Mike Tidwell opens the Montgomery County Student Environmental Activists (MCSEA) grid neutrality concert at Albert Einstein high school.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 22, 2009, 9:43 p.m.

Before the final performance by Beyonce, then-President-Elect Barack Obama gave a speech. Joe Biden spoke earlier on.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 22, 2009, 9:40 p.m.

Some people climbed trees to get better views of the Jumbotrons.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 22, 2009, 9:38 p.m.

U2 performed two songs at the concert. Other performers and speakers included Jack Black, Steve Carell, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hanks, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah, Tiger Woods, Beyoncé, Jon Bon Jovi, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Shakira, Usher and will.i.am.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 22, 2009, 9:36 p.m.

Appropriate for the "We Are One" theme, people gave boosts to children so that everyone could get a view of the concert.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 22, 2009, 9:34 p.m.

Along the mall and the D.C. area in general, vendors sold Obama products from t-shirts to original artwork.

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By Lauren Poor | Jan. 22, 2009, 9:33 p.m.

Crowds gathered at the We Are One inaugural celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, Jan. 18.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 24, 2008, midnight

InToneNation came caroling to classes on the last day of school before winter break to spread the holiday cheer.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 22, 2008, midnight

Junior Alex Denton plays the guitar and sings while Silver Quill editor-in-chief junior Adam Detzner sings along at the monthly Silver Quill open mic.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 21, 2008, midnight

Swimming in the butterfly stroke, Junior Jeff Lin races towards the finish.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 21, 2008, midnight

Senior Caitlin Ludington spots the water as she straightens out for a smooth dive.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 18, 2008, midnight

Students store works in progress or completed works in small lockers.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 18, 2008, midnight

After finishing her clay bowl, senior Giovanna Selvaggio paints on layers of glaze.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 18, 2008, midnight

Junior Tina Muñoz-Pandya glances at the clock while hurrying to complete a piece at least three inches tall for her ceramics class.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 18, 2008, midnight

The photography classes also display work in the art hallway, and in a few other hallways around the school.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 18, 2008, midnight

Freshman Aaron Watkins skillfully builds clay up into a pot on the electric wheel.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 18, 2008, midnight

In foundations of art, freshman Samuel Torres completes a color wheel in oil pastels.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 18, 2008, midnight

Teachers display paintings from classes outside of their rooms for people to see when they walk by.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 18, 2008, midnight

Freshman Rick Narcisse sketches a complex pipe drawing.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 18, 2008, midnight

Tables of groups are scattered throughout the room so that students can talk quietly while working.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 18, 2008, midnight

Down the arts hallway, students work in many different mediums and learn about a range of types of art. In the Art and Culture class, students not only learn the skill of crafting an object, but the history behind it as well.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 16, 2008, midnight

Los administradores regalaron varios obsequios a los estudiantes para promover a las academias en Blair.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 15, 2008, midnight

Administrators hand out lanyards to promote academies during academy week.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 5, 2008, midnight

Los administradores y unos profesores ayudaron a repartir pizza a los estudiantes de décimo, quienes habían ganado una fiesta por haber tenido la mejor asistencia en el día de los examenes del PSAT.

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By Lauren Poor | Dec. 4, 2008, midnight

Administrators and teachers help hand out pizza to the sophomores who won a pizza party for having highest attendance for the PSATs.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 24, 2008, midnight

After the sun set, activity outside of the school ended, while the ones indoors began wrapping up.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 24, 2008, midnight

Through the blinds is a classroom in it's least observed state, dark and empty.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 24, 2008, midnight

Cars begin to leave Blair as the sun sets on a Thursday evening.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 24, 2008, midnight

The skeletal form of the fall trees is accentuated by the sliver of light that runs down their branches.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 24, 2008, midnight

The tennis courts were empty, waiting for tomorrow's gym class to use them.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 24, 2008, midnight

Outdoor lighting keeps the building illuminated, but across the field the only evidence of life is the shining highway lights and the sound of cars.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 24, 2008, midnight

A metal slatted fence separates the fields and courts from the school.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 24, 2008, midnight

A few lights are still on the building and the glow from the open locker room falls into the slowly darkening sidewalk.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 24, 2008, midnight

A few athletic Blazers left the field just after the sun went down, leaving silence and a night sky.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 24, 2008, midnight

A classroom chair was hidden in a dark crevice between the field and the sidewalk.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Junior Julie Radomski as Mrs. Hurst is accompanied by senior Nora McNally as Miss Bingley as they talk to the other lead role, senior Adam Carey as Mr. Darcy.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Sam Elkind played Mr. Bennet, the father of five Bennet girls.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Two of the Bennet girls, junior Nellie Beckett and sophomore Geocel Batista crowd around their mother, senior Elizabeth Porter as the play begins.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Senior Bidemi Dawodu was Jane Bennet, a Bennet sister who became sick after riding on horseback in the rain to Bingley's estate.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Soon after, Mr. Darcy talks to Elizabeth Bennet and it becomes obvious that he fancies her.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Seniors Maya Baum and Laura Boyer were two of the talented Montgomery Blair players who made "Pride and Prejudice" a masterpiece.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Musicians juniors Adam Detzner (harpsichord) Rachel Gelfeld (violin) and senior Maya Maldonado-Weinstein (flute) opened the play with appropriate music of the period.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Students as well as director Kelly O'Connor choreographed a dance that went on during the dialogue of one of the opening scenes.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Junior Lauren Teixeira played Anne de Bourgh, the sick daughter of the finicky Lady Catherine de Bourgh who was played by senior Anna Snapp.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

At a table where the actors play cards, senior Nora McNally nastily addresses Elizabeth Bennet.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Senior Robin Dreher plays Mr. Collins by adapting his stance to fully embody the character's traits.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Blair's fall play "Pride and Prejudice" opened last Friday, Nov. 14.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

The two oldest Bennet sisters read a letter.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Mrs. Bennet says she will not speak to Elizabeth Bennet if she rejects Mr. Collins' marriage proposal.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 17, 2008, midnight

Seniors Laura Boyer and Maya Baum light up the stage as Charlotte Lucas and Elizabeth Bennet in this year's fall play, "Pride and Prejudice," based on the novel by Jane Austen. The play premiered on Friday.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 11, 2008, midnight

Students expressed their feelings about Tai's death on white paper outside the SAC.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

People line up against the walls to wait for a dance partner or merely to sit out for a song.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

When the band was through and the dancing over everyone crowded around the teachers to watch them dance to the band's finale, easily presenting complicated moves.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

A woman dressed in a sequined dress sits down next to the band to watch the ballroom in its entirety.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

The swing dancing lesson started at 8 p.m. where all of the attendees stood in a circle and were taught by the many experienced teachers.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

Last Saturday, Nov. 8 was a special World War II-themed dancing session. The ballroom was decorated with dated posters and veterans attended with whomever else arrived.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

Saturday night at Glen Echo park means swing dancing from 8 p.m. to far into the night. Admission is $12 and all are welcome.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

The dancing took place in an old Spanish ballroom that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as one of many top dance halls on the east coast and contains a 7,500 square feet dance floor.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

The Eric Felten Orchestra played period songs such as "Dancing Cheek to Cheek" and "Saturday Night is the Loneliest" to create a nostalgic mood.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

People wear both comfortable and fashionable clothes to dance, but wearing the right shoes is most important.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

Following the lesson, dancing starts at 9 p.m. with a live band and freedom to move across the floor.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

In contrast to the ballroom, the hallways are places to go sit down and cool off.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

Onlookers watch from one of the many arcs that joins the hallways to the ballroom.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

Young dancers came to show off all of the moves they have learned and perfected.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

People crowded into the ballroom and hung their coats on the many coat racks, ready to warm up free of the cool fall weather.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 10, 2008, midnight

People of all ages and fitness came to dance together and enjoy themselves.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 9, 2008, midnight

Rolls of white paper were taped to the walls all last week for people to write messages in remembrance of freshman Tai Lam who was shot and killed last Saturday.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight

Junior Colin Ward sports vampire teeth that seem realistic enough to bite human flesh.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight

Juniors from teacher Kelly O'Connor's English class gathered to show off their Halloween costumes.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Michael DalBello slipped on a yellow m&m shirt on Halloween morning.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight

Sophomores Martha Frenz and Junior Dreonna Speight pose sweetly in similar styles.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight

Senior Mason Pena channels his inner Dracula into a spooky Halloween outfit.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight

Sophomores and Casey Goldvale and Sam Edelman contrast with costumes of the past and present.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight

Among superheroes Superman and Spiderman is Junior Emmett Cummings, otherwise known as Captain America.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight

Junior Maddy Ruvolo becomes her Halloween inspiration, Cher from the movie Clueless.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight

Many students dressed as John McCain and other presidential candidates in lieu of the upcoming election.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight

Juniors Rachel Gelfeld and Adam Detzner pose convincingly as a ninja and punk.

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By Lauren Poor | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight

Sohpmores Paige Rennie, Amaris Morrobe and Senior Brian Cook donned witch, animal and professional costumes for their Halloween get-ups.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 29, 2008, midnight

Senior co-captain Anna Rassman steals the ball from a Churchill player.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 29, 2008, midnight

Senior co-captain Molly Brune charges to the ball.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 25, 2008, midnight

El estudiante de undécimo, Bobby Lanar, dona su sangre durante la campaña dirigida por la Cruz Roja que organizó la Asociación de Gobierno Estudiantil (SGA) que se llevo acabo en el gimnasio.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 23, 2008, midnight

After a long day of school, junior Andrew Tran takes the bus home.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 23, 2008, midnight

Teachers lower basketball hoops in preparation for an incoming class.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 23, 2008, midnight

Waiting for activity buses, students occupy the Blair cafeteria after school.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 23, 2008, midnight

Pictured here is the chaotic world through the eyes of a Blair student and the excitement the ending bell brings.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 23, 2008, midnight

Students sit in lunch groups where they find time to relax from the stress of the school day.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 23, 2008, midnight

After the 2:10 bell dismisses most, some students still go to another class for eighth period.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 23, 2008, midnight

Lunch in the courtyard is a perfect place to practice for sports activities, throw a frisbee around or talk with friends.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 23, 2008, midnight

Students stand by an overlook of Blair Boulevard.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 23, 2008, midnight

Junior Haja Kamara gets ready to leave her English class in the frantic blur that is followed by lunch.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 23, 2008, midnight

Students attend many after school activities such as Silver Quill.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 23, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Yas Kulyk suits up for school behind his glasses.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 22, 2008, midnight

Junior Bobby Lanar donates his blood during the SGA run Red Cross blood drive held Wednesday in the gym.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 22, 2008, midnight

The theater department is selling costumes in the auditorium.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 16, 2008, midnight

Freshman midfielder Jamie Kator lines up to clear the ball against Walter Johnson Tuesday night. Blair lost 2-1 in overtime for the first loss of the season.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Street performers were popular at the Fair and advertised schools of their crafts.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Teams of videographers worked to document the event.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

People got together to discuss a huge theme for Takoma Park, an issue of growing importance as the election draws nearer.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Two kids choose rings to try on in one of the booths that was dedicated mainly to tie-dyed clothing.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Other performers played independent shows that gathered large groups of onlookers.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

People gathered along Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park for the Annual Street Fair on October 5th to get a feel for the local area.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Many musicians were featured at the Old Town gazebo, including performer Justin Trawick, pictured with his guitar.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Mirrors were set up at jewelry booths to help potential customers when trying on the handmade accessories.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Moon bounces and games provided entertainment for children while their parents waited outside.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

A returning booth offered miniature metal figurines glued on to marbles necklaces and crystal balls.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Artists showcased a multitude of crafts including stained glass, wooden boxes and stones painted into animal figures.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Folk musicians played on the sidewalk hoping for donations.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Vendors sold a variety of products, mostly organic and homemade.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

The Takoma Fire Department has had its own booth every year and demonstrated putting out fires as advertising.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Friends help each other try on jewelry made by local artists.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 10, 2008, midnight

Hungry people line up to get a taste of foreign cuisine.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 3, 2008, midnight

Junior Sybil Brown serves for Blair, easily pushing them far ahead in the game.

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By Lauren Poor | Oct. 3, 2008, midnight

Junior Chloe Sheridan sets the ball up for junior Sybil Brown.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 26, 2008, midnight

Graffiti, although it is rare, can also appear on stickers.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 26, 2008, midnight

Some of the graffiti is camouflaged into the environment around Blair.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 26, 2008, midnight

Some of Blair's graffiti is more comparable to traditional graffiti that is seen around the area and on the metro.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 26, 2008, midnight

Some students use graffiti as an expression of fine art rather than feelings and interpret other media such as chewing gum.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 26, 2008, midnight

In the main courtyard by the lunch tables are white hand prints that stretch across a corner of the school.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 26, 2008, midnight

One student proves the stereotype that teenagers are multitasking when they show their skills in both eating lunch and thinking deep thoughts.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 26, 2008, midnight

A popular way to write graffiti is with a permanent marker or "Sharpie".

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 26, 2008, midnight

El estudiante del duodécimo grado, Aaron Kozloff, practica como caminar sobre una cuerda en el patio de Blair.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 26, 2008, midnight

Much of the writing seems to have lasted years at Blair and has almost faded away.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 25, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Janet Henkai cuts between two Poolesville girls to steal the ball.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 25, 2008, midnight

Senior Neva Bowers engages in a grueling match for the ball.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

The site is fenced off around the perimeter.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

The county plans to build a civic building and a veterans' plaza.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

Another photograph that is displayed on the information board which shows what the future of the site will be like.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

Locals observe the sign put up by the county and agree that the project is "a waste of money".

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

The future site of the construction.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

In Downtown Silver Spring, where the green AstroTurf used to be, there is now a fenced-off area that is under construction.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

Another bulldozer will soon come to life although it is pictured still.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

More pedestrians stop by to look at the sign and learn about the future construction.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

Trucks bring gravel to the site where it is evenly layered on to the ground.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

In the first few stages of the project, there are trucks, bulldozers and a gravel ground.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

Onlookers can easily witness progress from around the site.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

The green AstroTurf has been completely stripped away from the site.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 19, 2008, midnight

Life downtown still goes on around the area of construction.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 17, 2008, midnight

Senior captain and midfielder Annie Worden dribbles skillfully up the field against the Whitman Vikings Tuesday night. The Lady Blazers defeated Whitman for the first time, 1-0.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

With auditions yet to begin, this crop of new Blair actors are well on their way to creating a fine play - Pride and Prejudice - which will run from on Nov. 14-22.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Still arriving, freshmen Molly Ellison and Adriana Gogolin join the other actors in signing up and filling out sheets.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Genova Reyes and seniors Bidemi Dawodu and Kaitlyn Foster receive their scripts and prepare for an afternoon of acting.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Sophomore Billy Griffis is more excited than nervous as he waits for his turn to showcase his talents.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Senior Laura Boyer organizes the many scripts for specific roles.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Senior Bidemi Dawodu arrives and reads the drama bulletin board outside the auditorium.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Audition assistants Carey and Boyer call the first group of actors into a silent portion of the hallway to rehearse together.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Lined up against the hallway with the other arriving actors, freshman Anne Brothers worked to complete her sign-in sheet.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Boyer assists other actors, including junior Nellie Beckett, in signing up for their auditions.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Senior Nora McNally observes the sign-up sheet before preparing for her audition.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Before long, they are all in character - British accents and all.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

McNally signs up for a spot before being given a script to go over and rehearse with other actors.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

A paper lady overlooks the reunion of past Blazer performers.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Further down the hallway, juniors Tamara Taylor and Mdy Nadje fill out sheets before auditions.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Many students arrived to sign up and audition, including juniors Natalie Pflugrad and Richard Adamson.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

In the arts hall, students prepare to audition for the upcoming play, "Pride and Prejudice."

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Students who auditioned on Sept. 10 and 11 eagerly awaited the casting news.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Those interested signed up on a paper in the hallway and showed up for auditions after school.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 16, 2008, midnight

Seniors Laura Boyer and Adam Carey help Mrs. O'Connor as audition assistants.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 9, 2008, midnight

Junior Sibyl Brown sets herself up to spike the volleyball onto the Einstein side of the court.

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By Lauren Poor | Sept. 9, 2008, midnight

Junior Chloe Sheridan serves the volleyball straight down the court, giving Blair a powerful head start.

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By Lauren Poor | Aug. 21, 2008, midnight

Practice at the tennis courts is a blurred frenzy as the team prepares for the upcoming season.

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By Lauren Poor | Aug. 21, 2008, midnight

Junior Andrew Hyder starts practice.

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By Lauren Poor | Aug. 21, 2008, midnight

Junior Peggah Khorrami is a dedicated team member, having been on the team since Freshman year.

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By Lauren Poor | Aug. 21, 2008, midnight

Blazers are already revving up their game in preparation for the fall sports season ahead.

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By Lauren Poor | Aug. 21, 2008, midnight

The girls' soccer team begins their early morning practice with a scrimmage.

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By Lauren Poor | Aug. 21, 2008, midnight

Practices include this exercise where teammates jump over rope hurdles.

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By Lauren Poor | Aug. 21, 2008, midnight

Freshman Lena Meyerson and sophomore Carolyn Hirshon fight for the ball.

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By Lauren Poor | Aug. 21, 2008, midnight

After missing a shot, Junior Julia Huynh is quick to grab the tennis ball and try again.

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By Lauren Poor | Aug. 21, 2008, midnight

Blair's golf team practices at the Silgo Creek Golf Course.