Wylie Conlon




Name: Wylie Conlon
Position: Photo and Technical Staff
Graduation Year: 2010
I'm a web designer and photographer, and I am glad that I'm able to do both for Silver Chips. My personal website has more, including a portfolio and links to other websites of mine.


Images (202)


Photo: SAT Sunset

By Wylie Conlon | June 15, 2011, midnight

Students weren't actually at Blair for the SAT until sunset, but it definitely felt that way.

Photo: Girls Soccer

By Wylie Conlon | June 8, 2010, midnight

Photo: Technical Difficulty

By Wylie Conlon | May 22, 2010, 11:29 a.m.

The level of static given off by the speakers added a level of minor technical difficulty to the show. These JBL speakers have been being used by Blair for nearly 10 years and are fast giving out. The school, however, does not plan to replace them.

Photo: Spring Cleaning

By Wylie Conlon | May 22, 2010, 11:27 a.m.

Furniture from the main office sits in Blair Boulevard on Thursday afternoon while new carpeting is installed inside.

Photo: Anand Oza

By Wylie Conlon | May 22, 2010, 12:19 a.m.

Senior Anand Oza will train at the University of Maryland, College Park for the 41st Annual International Physics Olympiad

Photo: Cash Money for College

By Wylie Conlon | May 18, 2010, 2:22 p.m.

Senior Alex Egber accepts a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship, worth $180,000.

Photo: Blues Brothers Review

By Wylie Conlon | May 13, 2010, 5:27 p.m.

Mrs. Roberts directs the band during a Blues Brothers revue, arranged by Roger Holmes.

Photo: Monster Band

By Wylie Conlon | May 13, 2010, 5:25 p.m.

The "Monster" Band, a combination of the Jazz Lab Band and the Honors Jazz Band, fills the stage.

Photo: Trumpet Solo

By Wylie Conlon | May 13, 2010, 5:21 p.m.

Junior Will Yeager plays a solo during "Bye Bye Blackbird," by Mort Dixon and Ray Henderson, arranged by Dave Wolpe.

Photo: Honors Jazz

By Wylie Conlon | May 13, 2010, 5:20 p.m.

The Honors Jazz Band plays "Such Sweet Thunder," by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, arranged by David Berger.

Photo: Refreshments Raise Money for the Music Program

By Wylie Conlon | May 13, 2010, 5:19 p.m.

Refreshments were available for a donation basis during breaks, with donations going to the music programs.

Photo: Seniors Get Recognized

By Wylie Conlon | May 13, 2010, 5:17 p.m.

Mrs. Roberts recognized seniors by calling them up at the end of the set, though there are only five seniors in both jazz bands combined.

Photo: Trombone Solo

By Wylie Conlon | May 13, 2010, 5:15 p.m.

Freshman Eric Qiao plays a solo on his trombone during "Pescados Frescos," by Armando Rivera.

Photo: Drum Solo

By Wylie Conlon | May 13, 2010, 5:14 p.m.

Freshman Andy Slenkovich plays drums for the Jazz Lab Band.

Photo: Jazz Lab Band

By Wylie Conlon | May 13, 2010, 5:13 p.m.

The Jazz Lab band plays the first of their four songs, "Work Song" by Nathanael Adderley, arranged by Peter Blair.

Photo: Red Line Quintet

By Wylie Conlon | May 13, 2010, 5:10 p.m.

The opening act of the Spring Jazz Concert was the Red Line Quintet, a professional jazz combo consisting of Blair students Junior Peter Leonard on saxophone, Sophomore Kathryn Waychoff on trumpet, Senior Jeremy Lebow on guitar, Senior Elliot Meyerson on bass, and Junior Matthew Volk on drums.

Photo: Astronomy

By Wylie Conlon | May 10, 2010, 8:20 a.m.

Mr. Donaldson points out stars, planets and constellations to his astronomy class on Thursday, after the sun set at Blair.

Photo: Bronze casting

By Wylie Conlon | April 30, 2010, 6:17 p.m.

Excess bronze is poured from a crucible in John Kaluta's materials science class on Thursday. The class planned on casting bronze, brass and aluminum, but an explosion occurred at the end of 5A and cut short casting. Nobody was injured.

Photo: Tax sign

By Wylie Conlon | April 17, 2010, 10:34 a.m.

Several local post offices were open late to accept income tax forms on April 15th, as this sign posted at the Four Corners post office explains.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 12, 2010, 12:08 p.m.

At a fundraising event at ArtSpring in downtown Silver Spring, Silver Quill members sell previous issues of the magazine and register people for a silent auction.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 10, 2010, 4:32 p.m.

Judges from the Washington Academy of Sciences visited Blair to judge students' Senior Research Projects for awards on Thursday.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 8, 2010, 7:43 a.m.

Unfortunately, the season is short-lived. Petals are already beginning to fall, and soon leaves everywhere will turn green again.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 8, 2010, 7:43 a.m.

Pear blossoms frame the steeple at Blair.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 8, 2010, 7:42 a.m.

Cherry blossoms in D.C. are a major attraction.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 8, 2010, 7:42 a.m.

Orchids are in bloom at the United States Botanical Gardens exhibit, "Orchids! A Cultural Odyssey."

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By Wylie Conlon | April 8, 2010, 7:41 a.m.

People from all over cool their feet in the fountain at the World War II memorial in D.C.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 8, 2010, 7:40 a.m.

People gather in a traffic circle on a particularly warm day to play sports, read, or visit with neighbors.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 8, 2010, 7:39 a.m.

Cherry blossoms hang majestically over Kennedy Drive in Bethesda.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 8, 2010, 7:39 a.m.

Birds have come out after a long winter, celebrating the spring with their chirps.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 8, 2010, 7:38 a.m.

Bright forsythia bushes bring color to local neighborhoods.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 8, 2010, 7:38 a.m.

Crocuses are another early-blooming flower.

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By Wylie Conlon | April 8, 2010, 7:37 a.m.

The first signs of spring, flower buds on trees, begin to emerge in the middle of March.

Photo: Toyota dealership

By Wylie Conlon | April 6, 2010, 3:12 p.m.

The price tag from legal settlements could end up exceeding Toyota's estimated $2 billion in recall costs.

Photo: Big Cherry Block Party

By Wylie Conlon | April 4, 2010, 1:37 a.m.

The first annual Big Cherry Block Party was held Saturday in Downtown Silver Spring, featuring many vendors, live performances, and a traditional cherry tree planting.

Photo: Labyrinth Cleanup

By Wylie Conlon | March 26, 2010, 3:41 a.m.

Senior David Tolnay uses an edger to clean up the labyrinth outside of Blair on Thursday, a volunteer project organized by teacher John Kaluta.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:26 a.m.

Lockers by the SAC wait for students to come the next day.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:25 a.m.

The SAC, normally filled with Blazers eating lunch, is empty.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:24 a.m.

The courtyard by the SAC is more dimly lit than most places at Blair.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:24 a.m.

Every floor at Blair is visible from the senior courtyard.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:23 a.m.

In the 140s courtyard, the blue of the chairs contrasts with the orange tiles.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:22 a.m.

The gym looks exactly like it did when it was last used by a P.E. class.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:21 a.m.

In the auditorium, the muffled air weighs heavily on the empty seats.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:21 a.m.

The main office empties with the rest of Blair, though several lights stay on constantly.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:20 a.m.

The main staircase sits unused, with a "wet floor" sign that will be taken off in the morning.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:19 a.m.

The long 300s hallway is completely empty.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:18 a.m.

A single fluorescent tube lights the top floor of the 340s staircase.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:18 a.m.

Motion-sensing lights are turned off in the 330s hallway, a sight never seen when classes are in session.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, 8:17 a.m.

Blair Boulevard sits empty at night, devoid of the crowds that use it through the day.

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By Wylie Conlon | March 24, 2010, midnight

Girls' varsity soccer made quick work of Kennedy.

Photo: Tim Lee SRP

By Wylie Conlon | March 19, 2010, 2:56 p.m.

Senior Tim Lee presents his Senior Research Project, entitled "Characterizing Extra-Genomic DNA in Shigella dysenteriae," on Thursday.

Photo: Fire Near Beltway

By Wylie Conlon | March 11, 2010, 6:04 p.m.

A column of flame rises up a tree near the the Beltway entrance ramp at Colesville Road at 1:50 p.m. today.

Photo: Dale Miller

By Wylie Conlon | March 10, 2010, 7:26 a.m.

Dale Miller leads a cheer for the athletes at Blair.

Photo: Winter sports trophies

By Wylie Conlon | March 10, 2010, 7:21 a.m.

Trophies were handed out to athletes across sports and in many categories.

Photo: James Schafer

By Wylie Conlon | March 8, 2010, 9:45 p.m.

Schafer reviews the answers to problems assigned to his Mathematical Physics class, the highest level of physics offered at Blair.

Photo: Advertising sunglasses

By Wylie Conlon | March 5, 2010, 7:16 p.m.

Freshman Irene Ravitz and the Blazer mascot advertise Blair sunglasses, which you can pre-order for $3.

Photo: meltWatch

By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 21, 2010, 2:28 p.m.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 20, 2010, 7:34 p.m.

Photo: Paris's memorial

By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 19, 2010, 7:11 p.m.

The speech given by Paris Essoumba's mother (center), at his memorial service, with his grandmother and sister holding on to her, brought everyone in the auditorium to tears.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 10:39 p.m.

Zucker wears a protective sleeve on his left arm to prevent it from getting bruised by blows sustained during practice. He says that being left-handed gives him an advantage against other fencers.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 10:33 p.m.

Senior Sam Zucker teaches fencing lessons at the DC Fencers Club. He has been fencing since he was 8 years old, and now practices three hours a day. He was the captain of the fencing team at a recent national competition held in San Jose. His team got second place.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 10:31 p.m.

Gelfeld makes a white and milk chocolate mocha for a customer. Each team member takes turns at specific jobs, such as ringing up customers and making drinks.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 10:26 p.m.

Senior Rachel Gelfeld laughs as she takes a customer's order at Caribou Coffee in Downtown Silver Spring. It's her first job, but she likes the laid back and personal work environment and flexible hours.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 10:21 p.m.

Miller places a pizza into the 800º oven which he tends. Even though the oven is his main responsibility, he also occasionally makes pizzas in the kitchen.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 10:17 p.m.

Senior Jake Miller has worked at Roscoe's Pizzeria in Takoma Park since it opened in May. He enjoys it because it's closer to his house than his last job, which was at a restaurant in Bethesda.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 10:14 p.m.

McCallum posted this flier at the Chipotle in Downtown Silver Spring, hoping to attract customers. As the founder of Corner Kick Coaches, his responsibilities not only include advertising, but also managing his employees and dealing with legal issues.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 10:13 p.m.

Senior Carson McCallum is the founder of Corner Kick Coaches, a soccer-lesson business that employs many Blazers, and Chief Operating Officer of Serve It Up, which gives tennis lessons. He has been playing both sports for many years, and saw a need for coaches who actively play the sports that they teach.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 10:11 p.m.

Some of Mantovani's work is displayed together. She says that over the winter holidays, most of her pieces sold out.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 10:09 p.m.

Junior Alessandra Mantovani sells an assortment of colorful vintage jewelry and useful decoupage pieces at ArtSpring in Downtown Silver Spring. She's been selling her art there since the store opened in its new location a year ago.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 10 p.m.

Detzner stands in front of the pipes inside the church. He says that after many years of piano lessons, and then harpsichord lessons, the transition to the organ was smooth.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 9:52 p.m.

Senior Adam Detzner plays the organ at St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church, across from Blair. He started working there in September, after studying organ for a year, and plays for most Sunday masses and holidays.

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By Wylie Conlon | Feb. 18, 2010, 9:36 p.m.

Senior Steven Carlson and Sophomore David Kaufman (hidden) debug code for the Robotics Team. They must ship the robot by Monday.

Photo: Football on the tennis courts

By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 30, 2010, 9:58 a.m.

Blazers play football on the tennis courts during a brief period of warm weather on Thursday.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 14, 2010, 8:46 p.m.

Magnet coordinator Peter Ostrander talks to parents of Magnet sophomores about changes in the Magnet program for next year.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 9, 2010, 4:43 p.m.

The concert ends with the symphonic orchestra and chamber choir performing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah."

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 9, 2010, 4:42 p.m.

Senior Abdul Nuriddin performs a version of "Rainbow Connection," originally performed by Kermit the Frog.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 9, 2010, 4:42 p.m.

The guitar ensemble performs "Sailor's Hornpipe," arranged by Derek Hasted.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 9, 2010, 4:41 p.m.

Senior Sydney Smith sings the lead in "Mercy," by British singer Duffy.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 9, 2010, 4:41 p.m.

Senior Tina Muñoz Pandya solos on the song "Fidelity" by Regina Spektor.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 9, 2010, 4:38 p.m.

Blair's a cappella group, InToneNation, performs "In The Still of the Night" with junior Brian Clanton soloing.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 9, 2010, 4:37 p.m.

Junior Michael Anderson plays the piano part of "The Circles Of Our Lives"

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 9, 2010, 4:36 p.m.

Senior David Jackson reads an introduction to "The Circles Of Our Lives."

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 9, 2010, 4:17 p.m.

The chamber choir sings "Lauda, Anima, Mea," a song by 16th-century composer Orlando di Lasso.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 9, 2010, 4:08 p.m.

Choir director Paul Newport introduces the chamber choir.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 8, 2010, 4:15 p.m.

Senior co-captain Denis Mesidor takes a free throw.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 8, 2010, 4:13 p.m.

Senior co-captain Cameron Reed attempts a shot despite strong Wheaton defense.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 8, 2010, 4:09 p.m.

Junior Anthony Curcio-Rudy throws the ball in from the sidelines.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 8, 2010, 4:07 p.m.

Junior Charles Ruffin takes advantage of a temporary opening in the Wheaton defense to bring the ball to the hoop.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 8, 2010, 4:05 p.m.

Closely defended by a Wheaton player, senior Ben Hukill sprints up the court.

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By Wylie Conlon | Jan. 7, 2010, 9:26 p.m.

The Blair steeple was covered in snow during the pre-winter break storm that hit the D.C. area.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 10:46 p.m.

Junior Peter Leonard plays an alto saxophone solo at the Jazz Lab Band and Honors Jazz Band concert on Thursday.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 10:18 p.m.

Lights shine on the giant holiday wreath hanging above the main entrance to City Place Mall.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 10:13 p.m.

Where in Silver Spring can you find these lights?

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 10:10 p.m.

A row of these lamps lines shops along Ellsworth drive, including the ones above cosmetics store Ulta.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 10:03 p.m.

Where in Silver Spring can you find these lamps?

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 10:01 p.m.

The main staircase in Downtown Silver Spring is tiled in an aquatic pattern similar to the fountain.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:59 p.m.

Where in Silver Spring can you find these sparkly tiles?

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:56 p.m.

The World Tree stands unlit on a platform on the fountain in the heart of Silver Spring.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:54 p.m.

Where in Silver Spring can you find these tree decorations?

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:53 p.m.

This Wayne Avenue Garage sign is found in an alley connecting Ellsworth Drive and Wayne Avenue.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:50 p.m.

Where in Silver Spring can you find this sign?

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:49 p.m.

In front of the Red Rock Canyon Grill, a gas fire burns constantly.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:45 p.m.

Where in Silver Spring can you find this fire?

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:44 p.m.

ArtSpring, Pyramid Atlantic's art store, sells handcrafted local artwork.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:40 p.m.

Where in Silver Spring can you buy these photos (and other local artwork)?

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:39 p.m.

The sculpture, called "Petalos Reflejantes," or "Reflective Petals," is in a circle on the corner of Georgia and Wayne Avenue. It was commissioned in 2006 by a local design firm.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:28 p.m.

Where in Silver Spring can you find this sculpture?

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:22 p.m.

The building is the Discovery Communications world headquarters, completed in 2003.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:13 p.m.

Where in Silver Spring is this building?

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:11 p.m.

The hexagonal tiles are used in all Metro facilities, like the Silver Spring Metro parking garage.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:06 p.m.

Where in Silver Spring are these tiles?

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:03 p.m.

You can find the pipe in the Silver Spring Metro parking garage.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 10, 2009, 9:02 p.m.

Where in Silver Spring is this hanging pipe?

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 8, 2009, 10:56 p.m.

English teacher Keith Anderson won the Gazette "My Favorite Teacher" award.

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By Wylie Conlon | Dec. 1, 2009, 9:03 p.m.

Second and third floor bathrooms were closed at lunch during most of second quarter.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 2:10 p.m.

Bells shake on dancers' feet from the award-winning Caporales San Simon group.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 2:05 p.m.

A 10-foot-wide inflatable balloon parades down Ellsworth Drive, the main street that runs through downtown Silver Spring.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 2:05 p.m.

Many traditional Bolivian Tinkus groups were represented in the parade. The dance represents the war for honor between two tribes.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 2:05 p.m.

The Bowie State University marching band plays.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 2 p.m.

The penguin is the unofficial mascot of Silver Spring.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 1:58 p.m.

Councilmember George Leventhal has served in the County Council since 2002.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 1:58 p.m.

A group of workers takes a break to watch the parade from a rooftop.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 1:43 p.m.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, as well as other local police departments, march in the parade.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 1:43 p.m.

Senior Jeremy Tousley plays the sousaphone.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 1:43 p.m.

The Kapitol Klowns make up a local non-profit group that has provided local entertainment for the past 40 years.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 1:26 p.m.

Many families line the streets of Downtown Silver Spring to watch the Thanksgiving parade.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 1:25 p.m.

A line of emergency vehicles from local fire departments sound their sirens and make noise as they proceed down Georgia Avenue.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 22, 2009, 1:23 p.m.

A chinese dragon carried by Falun Dafa practitioners weaves through the street.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 12, 2009, 7:19 p.m.

At the CAP Congress on Wednesday, sophomore Julio Ceron answers questions about his poster, which argues for allowing cell phone use while driving.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 1, 2009, 2:27 a.m.

A suit of armor watches over a house.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 1, 2009, 2:23 a.m.

A moving and talking head startles trick-or-treaters.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 1, 2009, 2:17 a.m.

Sophomore James Audet dresses to scare trick-or-treaters.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 1, 2009, 2:14 a.m.

The bright lights on this house invite trick-or-treaters.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 1, 2009, 2:13 a.m.

"Boo!" reads this comical jack-o-lantern.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 1, 2009, 2:11 a.m.

A hearse sits outside a house, a fitting decoration for funeral home owners.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 1, 2009, 2:08 a.m.

This house is familiar to many locals for its over-the-top inflatable decorations.

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By Wylie Conlon | Nov. 1, 2009, 2:04 a.m.

Two little trick-or-treaters get candy.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 31, 2009, 8:55 p.m.

Night approaches over the steeple at Blair. As the winter arrives, days are getting shorter, and the sunset comes earlier every day.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 31, 2009, 8:47 p.m.

Though the sky is gray as students arrive at school, the SAC is brightly lit.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 31, 2009, 8:45 p.m.

Fallen maple leaves in their fall hues litter the ground.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 31, 2009, 8:42 p.m.

The American flag and scoreboard are backlit by the morning sunlight.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 31, 2009, 8:38 p.m.

A group of middle school students waits for a bus in the pre-dawn hours.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 31, 2009, 8:35 p.m.

The empty grandstands reflect in the sunlight.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 31, 2009, 8:33 p.m.

The east-facing 170s hallway is stage to spectacular light displays in the mornings.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 31, 2009, 8:29 p.m.

The golden morning light is tinted and refracted by a third-floor window.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 31, 2009, 8:26 p.m.

An early frost this year gave everyone a taste of the approaching onset of winter.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 31, 2009, 8:23 p.m.

The sun rises in perfect alignment with the steeple on this early October morning.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 31, 2009, 8:16 p.m.

A worker finishes the new steps near the courtyard, as seen from above.

Photo: girls' soccer 10/19

By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 21, 2009, 7:32 p.m.

Senior Jenna Williams maneuvers the ball around an opposing player.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 21, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Senior co-captain Erica Horne attempts to steal the ball from the Rockets.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 21, 2009, 7:28 p.m.

Sophomore Jamie Kator runs towards the Rockets' goal.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 18, 2009, 3:21 p.m.

Memories come back as alumni walk the hallways that they once frequented.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 18, 2009, 3:19 p.m.

The original Blair auditorium has sat unused for more than ten years.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 18, 2009, 3:13 p.m.

An impromptu reunion takes place in the gym between the classes of 1960 and 1962.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 18, 2009, 3:08 p.m.

Though Blair High School has moved, its crest remains in its original location, now Silver Spring International Middle School.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 18, 2009, 2:57 p.m.

The cheerleading team keeps the spirit high throughout the parade.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 18, 2009, 2:45 p.m.

The "Champions" from the class of 1979 recall memories of Queen's "We Are the Champions," which reached popularity during their time at Blair.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 18, 2009, 2:44 p.m.

A small but dedicated crowd watches the parade despite the weather.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 18, 2009, 2:38 p.m.

Some classes stood out with their cars' decorations, such as the class of 1967.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 18, 2009, 2:35 p.m.

The marching band leads the way during the parade.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 18, 2009, 2:29 p.m.

Blair alumni drive cars from every decade of Blair's existence in the Wayne Avenue parade, which ends at the old Blair building.

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By Wylie Conlon | Oct. 6, 2009, 4:51 p.m.

The Strathmore Music Center will be the venue for the 75th anniversary all-class reunion and accompanying events.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 2:15 p.m.

The Blazer mascot dances as the marching band plays and students leave for the day, hopefully excited for homecoming.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 2:10 p.m.

The Blair poms team performs a routine.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 2:01 p.m.

Senior Nate Hukill takes the first bite of cake for the senior team in the cake-eating contest.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 1:56 p.m.

Seniors Mady Nadje and Sam Zuckerman host the many events planned for the pep rally.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 1:54 p.m.

Juniors get their hands up and cheer for their class.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 1:49 p.m.

A smiley face on the fence sets the tone for the events to come.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 1:46 p.m.

The Blazer mascot gets ready in the SGA office before the pep rally.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 1:37 p.m.

All the seniors in this 12th grade English class wear red to show their senior pride.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 1:33 p.m.

Freshman Caren Holmes "keeps it fresh" with her spirited t-shirt.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 1:29 p.m.

Senior Brittany Reyes carefully paints senior Ben Molina's face to prepare for the fall pep rally. The spring pep rally will be held this week.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 1:21 p.m.

Arrrr! Montgomery Blair dresses up as a pirate, the seniors' homecoming theme.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 26, 2009, 1:14 p.m.

Clouds float over Blair as Blazers start pouring into the stands for the fall pep rally, the first held on the new field.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 19, 2009, 3:45 p.m.

Blazers pack the hallways during the Activity Fair, where Blair clubs got to show off in the hopes of attracting new members. Photo by Wylie Conlon.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 17, 2009, 11:47 p.m.

Jonathan Guzman, Eli Okun and Xorissa Rabitz practice their scenes together under the direction of Kelly O'Connor.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 14, 2009, 9:31 p.m.

A couple has one last contra dance as the festivities come to a close.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 14, 2009, 9:25 p.m.

Groups of kids played on the field all day long.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 14, 2009, 9:18 p.m.

The Shepherdstown Hicks with Sticks wear colorful rag coats for their performance.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 14, 2009, 9:17 p.m.

The Foggy Bottom Morris Men are a regular group at the Folk Festival.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 14, 2009, 9:08 p.m.

Teriyaki chicken sizzles on the grill, luring in potential customers.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 14, 2009, 9 p.m.

Patty Loveless holds a peace sign to get the message out that we should "never stop working for peace." He was injured in a riot by the Ku Klux Clan thirty years ago, and is now completely blind and confined to a wheelchair.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 14, 2009, 8:56 p.m.

Jim Jarboe, chief of the Takoma Park Fire Department, hosts a fire prevention quiz game.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 14, 2009, 8:52 p.m.

Guen Spilsbury plays a drum under the House of Musical Traditions tent.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 14, 2009, 8:49 p.m.

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer get the audience involved in their performance.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 14, 2009, 8:44 p.m.

Kirk Philips of the Baltimore-based band Radio Caroline plays on the main stage at the Takoma Park Folk Festival.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 11, 2009, 10:40 p.m.

It takes three players to stop Blair from completing an impressive turnover.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 11, 2009, 10:29 p.m.

Blair sprinted around Magruder.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 11, 2009, 10:15 p.m.

A lone Blazer takes down the Magruder quarterback.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 8, 2009, 8:52 p.m.

Junior Hannah Ho returns the ball.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 8, 2009, 8:49 p.m.

Sophomore Anna Lu smashes the ball back towards the Panthers.

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By Wylie Conlon | Sept. 2, 2009, 7:04 a.m.

Mr. Williams takes charge of the situation during the fire at Blair on September 1st.

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By Wylie Conlon | Aug. 8, 2009, 6:12 p.m.

An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail lands on a Zinnia, a perennial favorite for many butterfly species.

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By Wylie Conlon | Aug. 8, 2009, 5:57 p.m.

A close-up of a butterfly reveals its compound eyes.

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By Wylie Conlon | Aug. 8, 2009, 5:33 p.m.

The Question Mark butterfly enjoys a free ride with a visitor. This butterfly is so named because of a silver question mark found on the underside of its wing.

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By Wylie Conlon | Aug. 8, 2009, 5:31 p.m.

The exotic Malachite butterfly shows off its wings.

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By Wylie Conlon | Aug. 8, 2009, 5:28 p.m.

The endangered Atlas Moth rests on a leaf. Atlas Moths are considered to be the largest moths in the world.

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By Wylie Conlon | Aug. 8, 2009, 5:25 p.m.

Two butterflies share a flower.

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By Wylie Conlon | Aug. 6, 2009, 5:35 a.m.

As agents of pollination, butterflies have important economic benefits.

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By Wylie Conlon | Aug. 6, 2009, 5:20 a.m.

Some species of butterflies, such as this Blue Morpho, are attracted to the scent of rotten fruit.

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By Wylie Conlon | Aug. 6, 2009, 4:57 a.m.

Some lucky visitors get the pleasure of having a butterfly land on them for a fleeting moment.

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By Wylie Conlon | Aug. 6, 2009, 4:47 a.m.

At Brookside Nature Center's "Wings of Fancy" exhibit, visitors can see and interact with hundreds of butterflies of all varieties.

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By Wylie Conlon | June 28, 2009, 4:27 p.m.

Geoff de Mers of the 2nd Story Band performs in Downtown Silver Spring as part of the "Friday Night Spotlight" event.