Lorena Kowalewski


Name: Lorena Kowalewski
Position: Online Photo Editor
Graduation Year: 2011


Images (558)


Photo: Boys' Lacrosse

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 7, 2011, midnight

Blair had trouble beating B-CC's strong attack, but has improved since then.

Photo: Volleyball

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 7, 2011, midnight

New recruits to boys' volleyball are contributing to their 7-1 record.

Photo: Griner

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 10, 2011, midnight

Junior Richard Griner hits a foul ball down the third base line. Blair beat Damascus on Monday night, improving to 13-7 on the season.

Photo: Gahart

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 10, 2011, midnight

Freshman pitcher Neil Gahart proved he can handle the pressure of facing older batters. The Blazers beat Damascus 3-2.

Photo: Smith

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 9, 2011, midnight

Smith surges ahead of two Magruder players.

Photo: Smith2

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 9, 2011, midnight

As center, Smith has to be able to handle the ball effectively.

Photo: Holmes

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 4, 2011, midnight

Sophomore attack wing Caren Holmes races a Marguder player to recover a ground ball.

Photo: Women's Advocacy Club

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 4, 2011, midnight

Sophomores Audrey Fischer, Sarah Wilson and Hannah Weintraub sell pencils during lunch for a fundraiser by Women's Advocacy Club. The club is also hosting an event during lunch and after school on Thursday, May 12 to talk about feminism.

Photo: Beam

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 4, 2011, midnight

Senior Sophie Seidell placed fifth all around in the county meet and took second place in beam with a 9.575.

Photo: Shapiro

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 4, 2011, midnight

Senior attack Lyla Shapiro cradles the ball down the field.

Photo: Pohlman

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 4, 2011, midnight

Junior Katie Pohlman placed third on beam with a 9.525 from her supreme balance and grace.

Photo: First

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 3, 2011, midnight

Senior Pierce Marston tags first base after originally dropping the ball, still getting the out despite an interesting play.

Photo: Babinec

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 3, 2011, midnight

Senior Lucas Babinec pitches in an intense and exciting game for Blair baseball.

Photo: tennisbcc1

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 3, 2011, midnight

Kannan also played on Blair's tennis team throughout high school.

Photo: Snow Cone

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2011, midnight

Snow Cones were one of the many types of food offered.

Photo: Moon Bounce

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2011, midnight

The moon bounce was a popular attraction, students could by $.50 for tickets to jump on the ride.

Photo: Sports Challenge

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Rahel Mehreteab tries to make a basket in the Sports Challenge. Blazers also had to fight the pull of bungee cords in this game.

Photo: Bungee Run

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2011, midnight

Senior Anthony Curcio flies backwards on the Bungee Run. On this game students ran while attached to a bungee cord and then were pulled back.

Photo: Cotton Candy

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2011, midnight

The SGA had a cotton candy machine and sold the sweet for $1.

Photo: Spin Art

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2011, midnight

Students could make Spin Art by squirting paint onto a piece of paper while it spins on a wheel.

Photo: Strength

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Bryan Cardoso swings the mallet with one hand. If students managed to hit the bell they won a prize.

Photo: Carnival

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2011, midnight

Numerous Blazers attended the carnival, yet the SGA had to lower the price of tickets as an incentive to get people to start buying more.

Photo: Dunk Tank

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2011, midnight

Chris Brown was one of the teachers that worked in the Dunk Tank. Blazers could pay to throw bags at a target in order to sink their teachers.

Photo: Hamburgers

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2011, midnight

Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and hot dogs were available for sale.

Photo: Black Eyed Susan Book Club

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 27, 2011, midnight

Blazers enjoy a pizza party in the Media Center during lunch. Students were able to eat and discuss books the Black Eyed Susan club read.

Photo: Marston

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 19, 2011, midnight

Senior Pierce Marston pitched a majority of the Walter Johnson game, and helped bring the team to its seventh win in a row.

Photo: Ms. Ivey

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 18, 2011, midnight

English teacher Sandra Ivey dressed up for Decades Day in 80s style clothing.

Photo: Decades Day

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 18, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Kayla McCaw and junior Sara Pollacco pose in the SGA office for Decades day.

Photo: Mario

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 18, 2011, midnight

Seniors Michael Giron, Andrews Gomez, Jose Diaz and Carlos Gonzalez pose as Wario, Luigi, Mario and Waluigi.

Photo: Character Day

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 18, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Connor Rattey impersonated Charlie Sheen for Character day on Wednesday.

Photo: Julia Lewando

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 14, 2011, midnight

Junior defense Julia Lewando begins to run up the field after snatching a ground ball.

Photo: Lyla Shapiro

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 14, 2011, midnight

In an attempt to catch the ball, senior attack Lyla Shapiro lunges past a Richard Montgomery team member.

Photo: Hannah Ho

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 14, 2011, midnight

Senior defense Hannah Ho guards an opposing player.

Photo: Performance

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 13, 2011, midnight

A temporary stage was set up infront of the Ulta where groups performed from 11 A.M until 6:30 P.M. that night.

Photo: Elections

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 13, 2011, midnight

Blazers vote in the Media Center during first period. Students were able to vote for the Student Member of the Board candidate and class president.

Photo: Merch

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 13, 2011, midnight

One of the vendors was dedicated to selling merchandise from the National Cherry Blossom festival.

Photo: Dtss Cherry

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 13, 2011, midnight

On April 2, Downtown Silver Spring hosted its Cherry Block Party in honor of the cherry blossoms in D.C.

Photo: Bonsai

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 13, 2011, midnight

The booths sold small trees, called bonsai.

Photo: Food Vendors

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 13, 2011, midnight

The block party included numerous food vendors. The types of food ranged from seafood to Thai food.

Photo: Sophie gymnastics

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 12, 2011, midnight

Senior Sophie Seidell unexpectedly competed in bars despite her injury and won first place in the event with a score of 9.3.

Photo: Katie gymnastics

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 12, 2011, midnight

Junior Katie Pohlman won third place on beam with a score of 8.85 and won fourth place all around.

Photo: Parking Lot 13

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 7, 2011, midnight

Developers will convert Parking Lot 13 into a town square and mixed-use residential space.

Photo: New Safeway

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 7, 2011, midnight

The new Safeway will be Wheaton's first mixed-use project. With 460 apartments to be built above the grocery store, the size of the new Safeway will double that of the existing store.

Photo: Bars

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 6, 2011, midnight

Senior co-captain Taylor Smith exhibited confidence and poise in all of her events.

Photo: Silver Quill

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 6, 2011, midnight

Senior Louise Gretschel talks with fellow Silver Quill member, sophomore Danny Rosenberg while working the Silver Quill table during lunch. Students can now pre-order the 2011 edition through Friday for $8.

Photo: Pohlman

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 6, 2011, midnight

Junior Katie Pohlman received first place all around in the meet against Gaithersburg.

Photo: Future CVS Location

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 4, 2011, midnight

A CVS Pharmacy will be coming to Downtown Silver Spring in October on the corner of Wayne Ave. and Fenton St.

Photo: Kim

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 3, 2011, midnight

Senior Robert Huang sets the ball into the air.

Photo: Narcisse

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 3, 2011, midnight

Junior Rick Narcisse sends the ball over the net.

Photo: Grossman

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 2, 2011, midnight

Senior middie Nick Grossman fights an opposing player for a ground ball.

Photo: Blair vs. B-CC

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 2, 2011, midnight

Blair had trouble containing B-CC's strong attack on Tuesday night, as the Blazers fell by a score of 10-2.

Photo: Holmes

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 2, 2011, midnight

Senior D-Pole Max Holmes tries to stop B-CC's sophomore middie Jake Shapiro from scoring.

Photo: Inception

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 31, 2011, midnight

Students watch Inception in the Student Activity Center, Wednesday night. The SGA hosted an Indoor Movie night, a free event where Blazers could watch a movie after school.

Photo: CAP lobbying

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 31, 2011, midnight

Additionally, CAP sophomores staged a call-in Wednesday, March 30 to talk to congressman about the Dream Act.

Photo: Habash

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 25, 2011, midnight

Senior Seema Habash runs to beat a Kennedy player to the ball.

Photo: Shapiro

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 25, 2011, midnight

Senior Lyla Shapiro shoots on Kennedy. She was able to make three goals throughout the game.

Photo: Resstack

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 23, 2011, midnight

Senior Gabe Resstack swings the bat.

Photo: Seniors

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 23, 2011, midnight

Seniors Taylor Tingle and Alessandra Mantovani announce information about the yearbook at the senior information meeting Wednesday. Administrators also talked about key information about graduation requirements and upcoming events.

Photo: Canary

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 23, 2011, midnight

A series of bases stolen by junior Tucker Canary lead him to steal home for Blair's second run.

Photo: Junior seminar

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 20, 2011, midnight

Teacher Kevin Shindel works with juniors and seniors in CAP.

Photo: NHS Induction

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 16, 2011, midnight

Juniors hold candles at the National Honors Society Induction Ceremony. Those students who were admitted into the organization were congratulated at the ceremony Wednesday night.

Photo: WillAlan

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 12, 2011, midnight

Senior Will Yeager sports stickers advertising Student Member of the Board candidate Alan Xie. Xie visited Blair Friday and talked to students about the upcoming election.

Photo: Ash Wednesday

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 9, 2011, midnight

Cars fill up the parking lot outside of St. Bernadette Church for mass. Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent in the Catholic religion.

Photo: Pepco

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 3, 2011, midnight

Replacing Pepco with a municipal power company will be difficult due to Pepco's self-owned utilities throughout the county.

Photo: Flowers

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 2, 2011, midnight

Crocuses push their way through dead leaves covering the ground. As Spring approaches, crocuses and other plants are starting to grow and bloom.

Photo: H20 pong

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 24, 2011, midnight

Blazers practice for Friday's Water Pong Tournament outside the SAC. SGA members have been demonstrating the game to potential players all week.

Photo: Drive 2 Survive

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2011, midnight

An instructor from the driving program Drive2Survive talks to students and parents about safe driving. Teens and parents were invited to a free Drive2Survive workshop Wednesday.

Photo: POMS crowd

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 21, 2011, midnight

Numerous Blazers traveled to Richard Montgomery to cheer on the squad.

Photo: POMs

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 21, 2011, midnight

The team embraces after their second-place win.

Photo: POMs Captain

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 21, 2011, midnight

Junior Sara Pollacco smiles to the audience after Blair won the Spirit Award. Senior team captain Selena Wyborski holds the team's overall place trophy.

Photo: HBCU Sign In

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

Students from all over the county were invited to learn about colleges. There were entrances at the Colesville Road and University Boulevard side of the building where students and parents could sign-in.

Photo: Afterwards

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

After interviewing people exited through the Career Center. Students rated their experience and told whether or not they were accepted into any colleges.

Photo: Multimedia

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

A video played throughout the night featuring sights from the school, bringing the college feel closer to home.

Photo: Waiting

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

Photo: SSU

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

Savannah State University gave away stick-on tattoos as well as key chains.

Photo: Tri-fold

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

Schools had numerous different forms of presentations. This table featured a tri-fold board while other had posters and brochures.

Photo: Xavier

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

Schools gave away take-away gifts that ranged from flyers to beads. Xavier University had beads to give away to interested students.

Photo: Waiting Hall

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

Before students went into their interview they waited in the counseling office.

Photo: Decorations

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

The halls of Blair were covered in college souvenirs.

Photo: Interview Sign Up

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

Students were allowed to sign up for on-the-spot interviews with certain colleges.

Photo: Packets

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

Upon sign-in students were given packets about all the colleges at the fair.

Photo: Rep

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

A representative from Clark-Atlanta University talks with an interested student.

Photo: HBCU

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

Blair hosted the Historically Black College & University Fair Wednesday, February 16 at 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Photo: Food

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

Girl's basketball was selling food at the fair to raise money for the team.

Photo: Coast Guard

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

The Coast Guard and the Army had recruiters to talk to students interested in enlisting.

Photo: IAMNUMBERFOUR

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 16, 2011, midnight

People sit in the Majestic waiting for the movie "I Am Number Four" to begin. Blair's English department received free advanced screening passes for the movie and distributed them to students throughout the week. "I Am Number Four" premiers Friday, February 18.

Photo: Flowers

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

Flowers are a popular present for Valentine's Day. Many stores sold flowers in anticipation for the holiday.

Photo: Deluxe

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

For $5 a deluxe candy gram had more chocolate than the regular ones, including a giant chocolate heart.

Photo: InToneNation

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

InToneNation sold singing candy grams. They performed during 1st and 3rd period.

Photo: Presents

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

Junior Alijha Redman proudly holds her presents she received for Valentine's Day.

Photo: Cake

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

Whole cakes were for sale, specially decorated with small hearts.

Photo: More presents

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

Juniors Betty Elais, Arsiema Tekele-Beyene, Vanessa Adjei and Tiona Matthews show off their Valentine's Day cupcakes and presents.

Photo: Cookies

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

Individual cookies and cupcakes were also available for sale.

Photo: SC Gram

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

The week before Valentine's Day Silver Chips sold regular and deluxe candy grams, delivered during seventh period February 14th.

Photo: Union Station

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

A booth in Union Station sold a variety of presents, ranging from flowers to giant stuffed teddy bears.

Photo: Cookies

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

The Bakery sold boxes of pink, heart shaped cookies.

Photo: Storefront

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

A storefront in Washington, D.C. decorates for Valentine's Day.

Photo: Bakery

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

The Woodmoor Bakery was open specially on Monday, February 14 so people could continue to buy treats for their loved ones.

Photo: Ice Hockey vs. Long Reach

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 12, 2011, midnight

Marston and Henson face off against a Long Reach player.

Photo: Concussion Meeting

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 9, 2011, midnight

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium, Blair parents, students and coaches were invited to a meeting that highlighted warning signs and methods for how to work with an athlete who has had a concussion.

Photo: Dribble

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 8, 2011, midnight

Junior guard Adrienne Jackson dribbles her way past a Sherwood defender.

Photo: Chase

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 8, 2011, midnight

Junior guard Morgan Chase gets airbound while making an inside shot.

Photo: Shot

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 8, 2011, midnight

Sophomore guard Melissa Romero shoots the ball.

Photo: Breast Cancer

By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 2, 2011, midnight

A health professional from Suburban Hospital answers questions during an assembly held today aimed to raise awareness for as well as teach junior and senior girls how to better prevent breast cancer.

Photo: Snow

By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 26, 2011, midnight

A snow plow sits in front of Blair on Wednesday morning. All Montgomery County public schools were closed due to the winter weather.

Photo: Liu

By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 23, 2011, midnight

Senior co-captain Winston Liu swims backstroke.

Photo: Butterfly

By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 23, 2011, midnight

Junior Caitlin Leksana swims butterfly.

Photo: Fun

By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 19, 2011, midnight

The ice rink in Downtown Silver Spring is used by a few people. Even on a winter weekdays people are able to enjoy activities locally.

Photo: Coffey

By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 12, 2011, midnight

Junior Nick Coffey played the Earl of Gloucester and senior Tyler Fultz played Edgar, the son of Gloucester. Here the blind Gloucester searches for Edgar.

Photo: King Lear

By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 12, 2011, midnight

Seniors Brina Burney and Elizabeth Spilsbury play the roles of Regan and Goneril during the performance of King Lear Wednesday night.

Photo: EKC

By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 12, 2011, midnight

Senior Elizabeth Spilsbury and juniors Claire Koenig and Nick Coffey act out the opening scene of William Shakespeare's King Lear.

Photo: Hammond

By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 10, 2011, midnight

Freshman Luke Hammond races in the men's 200 yard breaststroke relay.

Photo: Bullard-Sisken

By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 10, 2011, midnight

Senior Jonathan Bullard-Sisken swims the first leg during the backstroke relay.

Photo: Empty

By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 5, 2011, midnight

A Christmas Tree sale shop stands alone and fenced up along Georgia Avenue . Now that the holidays are over Christmas trees that were not purchased are left laying behind.

Photo: SmartBenefits

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 30, 2010, midnight

Metro fares are now going to be taken from different purses, when commuters using SmartBenefits use the metro, the money will be taken from their specific transit budget.

Photo: Fire Drill

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 22, 2010, midnight

Blazers play basketball outside during a fire drill. The fire drill took place during 5th period lunch and forced many students outside in the cold temperatures.

Photo: Falkland Chase

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 22, 2010, midnight

The northern sector of the Falkland Chase complex received approval for redevelopment in November.

Photo: Fire

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 22, 2010, midnight

Blazers play basketball outside during a fire drill. The fire drill took place during 5th period lunch and forced many students outside in the cold temperatures.

Photo: Winning Basket

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 19, 2010, midnight

Junior Tucker Canary makes the game-winning basket for the Blazers.

Photo: Dreidel

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

A single dreidel is spun on a spare table. Playing dreidel is a popular game to play on Hanukkah.

Photo: Cake!

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

A cake that read "Happy Kwanza" was quickly eaten.

Photo: Play

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

Blazers play dreidel to win chocolate coins.

Photo: Food Plates

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

With the ticket stub, students could eat the food provided. Wraps and chicken were available.

Photo: Jelly Donut

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

Traditional Hanukkah food was served, including jelly donuts, apple sauce and latkes.

Photo: Serving

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

Sophomores Hannah Weintraub and Josh Schmidt and senior Will Kubetin prepare for the rush of students eager to eat latkes.

Photo: Box

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

The African American Club hosted the event and encouraged more people to join the group.

Photo: DJ

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

DJ Kilo entertained the crowd with popular songs. In the end the crowd got up and danced to end the party.

Photo: Instructor

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

A dance instructor got the crowd moving with Israeli dance steps.

Photo: Onlookers

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

Many Blazers went and listened to performers from 3:30 until 6:30.

Photo: Performer

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

Numerous students as well as teachers rapped and presented during the party.

Photo: Kwanzaa

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

Blair had a Kwanzaa party on Friday, Dec. 10, in the Student Activity Center.

Photo: Dancing!

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

Students danced during the Jewish Culture Club's Hanukkah party.

Photo: Brie and blue cheese

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 16, 2010, midnight

Blue cheese, brie and pears are three different flavors that combine perfectly for a scrumptious holiday hors d'oeuvre!

Photo: Graham

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 14, 2010, midnight

Washington Post Company Chief Executive Officer Don Graham speaks to tenth grade CAP students. Graham talked to the class during fourth period and addressed issues about print media and the future of news.

Photo: Speaker

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 14, 2010, midnight

Washington Post Company Chief Executive Officer Don Graham speaks to tenth grade CAP students. Graham talked to the class during fourth period and addressed issues about print media and the future of news.

Photo: Wheaton metro

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 13, 2010, midnight

The new downtown Wheaton will be located near the Wheaton metro station.

Photo: Lopez

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 11, 2010, midnight

Junior forward Johanna Lopez jumps while shooting a basket.

Photo: McMillian

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 11, 2010, midnight

Senior Forward Sarah McMillian, flanked by her teammates, attempts to shoot past a Cavaliers' defense.

Photo: Blazing

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 8, 2010, midnight

As the temperature begins to drop, fires are a cozy way to keep warm during the winter months.

Photo: NHS

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 8, 2010, midnight

President of Blair's National Honor Society Casey Goldvale talks to Saleiha Mayer-Marks after the meeting during lunch. National Honor Society is an organization where students can plan and participate in community service projects.

Photo: Hammond

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

Junior Niklas Hammond breaks a Blair record while swimming the 200 free.

Photo: Huang

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

Freshman Brian Huang chose to complete a 201 dive as his third dive for Blair.

Photo: Woodmoor

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 5, 2010, midnight

Families gather under the giant Woodmoor Christmas tree for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday, December 5.

Photo: Race to Nowhere

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2010, midnight

Parents, students and teachers gathered in the auditorium to screen a special showing of the documentary, Race to Nowhere. This film talked about the pressures students face in today's society and the consequences of such stresses. After viewing the film there was an audience discussion in addition to a panel-led discussion.

Photo: Financial Aid Meeting

By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 1, 2010, midnight

Resource Counselor Marcia Johnson talks at Wednesday night's Financial Aid Meeting for parents. The meeting featured speakers from the Financial office at Montgomery College. Topics covered the financial aid and scholarship process. Numerous pamphlets were available to further explain and answer additional questions.

Photo: Gravy

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

After taking juices from the turkey, gravy separates in a measuring cup.

Photo: Cranberry Bread

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

Cranberry pumpkin bread is a combination of two tasty flavors.

Photo: Neck

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

The turkey neck is one part of the bird that is not often eaten.

Photo: Apple Crisp

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

Apples glisten on the counter before being put in the oven. An apple pie is one of many delectable pies eaten on Thanksgiving.

Photo: Soup

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

A pot of butternut squash soup sits on the stove, ready to be pureed.

Photo: Mold

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

One of the many recipes for cranberries is a cranberry mold. Pineapples and oranges are additional fruit to add more flavor.

Photo: Turkey

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

Turkey is the main course to many Thanksgiving dinners, but it often takes the longest to cook.

Photo: Plate

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: cranberries

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

Cranberries are a popular fruit included in many dishes eaten during Thanksgiving.

Photo: Hors d'oeuvre

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

Before dinner people can tide their hunger by snacking on some appetizers. Olives, carrots and pickles are just some of the hors d'oeuvres available.

Photo: Stuffing

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

A special side to the turkey is stuffing. This type of stuffing is made with turkey giblets.

Photo: Root Vegatables

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight

Root vegetables, including carrots, beets and turnips defrost.

Photo: DTSS

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 24, 2010, midnight

One month before Christmas, a worker decorates a Christmas tree in Downtown Silver Spring. This tree sits on top of the fountain in the plaza. The fountain was turned off for the winter due to cold temperatures.

Photo: Basketball

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 15, 2010, midnight

Junior Adrienne Jackson looks for a pass during girl's basketball tryouts on Monday. Winter sports tryouts and practices started Nov. 15. Numerous sports teams have been holding pre-season workouts in order to get in shape for the 2010-2011 season.

Photo: Lacrosse

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 10, 2010, midnight

Varsity girls lacrosse coach, Mr. Horne, talks to interested players at an after school meeting on Wednesday. As winter sports are starting up, spring sports are also preparing for winter training before the season begins.

Photo: Florin

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2010, midnight

Senior Dominic Florin places first for the Blair boys who placed tenth overall.

Photo: Pollack

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2010, midnight

Senior Gabe Pollak runs ahead of his competition. The poor weather played a detrimental role in the team's performance.

Photo: Macbeth

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 3, 2010, midnight

Senior Jose Diaz and junior Alex Monsell fight off witches during the Wednesday teaser of Macbeth. Opening night is Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 P.M. This year's play will be performed by two sets of casts.

Photo: Lewando

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 3, 2010, midnight

Junior Julia Lewando maintains possession of the ball.

Photo: Mayer-Marks

By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 3, 2010, midnight

Forward Saleiha Mayer-Marks dibbles past a Jaguar defender.

Photo: Offense

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 29, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain Miranda Bernard fights hard to beat a Sherwood defender to the ball. Bernard scored Blair's only goal against the Warriors.

Photo: Approach

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 29, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Zoe McCarthy keeps her eyes on the ball while a Sherwood defender approaches.

Photo: Waiting

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 27, 2010, midnight

Blazers wait to sign in for Blair Sports Academy, an after school program that offers activities in the Student Activity Center. Students have to sign in before they are allowed to enter the SAC.

Photo: Whole Foods

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 26, 2010, midnight

The Whole Foods' salad bar offers great variety for even the pickiest of eaters.

Photo: Antonisse

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Co-Captain Larisa Antonisse fights for possesion of the ball.

Photo: Kator

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Forward Jamie Kator prepares to make a move towards the goal.

Photo: Wacky Tacky

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 20, 2010, midnight

Seniors Carlos Gonzalez, Ian Anderson and junior Bruce Yuen proudly wore their tackiest outfits for today's Wacky Tacky spirit day. Thursday's spirit day is Class Theme day.

Photo: PSAT Day

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 13, 2010, midnight

Freshman, sophomores and juniors took the PSAT Wednesday October 13. Seniors were expected to come in for a College Readiness fair. Those seniors who attended signed in to prevent themselves from being marked absent from school.

Photo: PSAT Day

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 13, 2010, midnight

Freshman, sophomores and juniors took the PSAT Wednesday October 13. Seniors were expected to come in for a College Readiness fair. Those seniors who attended signed in to prevent themselves from being marked absent from school.

Photo: Buchek

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

Junior Hannah Buchek runs ahead of her competitors to place second during the girls' race.

Photo: Blair vs. Northwood

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

Senior Dominic Florin (R) takes second place and leads the Blair boys at the team's last dual meet against Northwood.

Photo: PRINT Morgan D'Ottavi

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 11, 2010, midnight

Morgana D'Ottavi maintains her position in front, passing opponent.

Photo: "Papers" documentary

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 11, 2010, midnight

"Papers" tells the stories of four undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status.

Photo: Maple

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 10, 2010, midnight

The leaves on this Japanese maple turn a brownish red in the sunlight.

Photo: Pumpkins

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 10, 2010, midnight

As Halloween approaches, pumpkins decorate house fronts. Pumpkins can come in many different varieties, ranging in color, shape and size.

Photo: Berries

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 10, 2010, midnight

These berries belong to the Beautyberry shrub, also called Callicarpa Dichotoma. In the summer the shrub has light purple flowers and then in the fall they turn into purple berries.

Photo: Leaf

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 10, 2010, midnight

Leaves change colors as the season change. They fall off branches and land on the ground.

Photo: Mum

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 10, 2010, midnight

Chrysanthemums, known as "mums", are just starting to flower. The plants begin to bloom during the fall.

Photo: Corn

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 10, 2010, midnight

As fall begins many plants lose their color and die. This corn field has gone from a ripe green to brown.

Photo: Auditions

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 6, 2010, midnight

Senior Malaika Newman sings in her audition for Blair's student run Cabaret. The theme of this year's cabaret is self discovery. Auditions were held Tuesday and Wednesday.

Photo: Metro Pointe Apartments

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 3, 2010, midnight

Metro Pointe apartments are located near the Wheaton Metro station and are now available for rent.

Photo: New Safeway

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 3, 2010, midnight

Improvements to Wheaton include a new Safeway that is twice the store's current size.

Photo: Hallway barrier

By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 1, 2010, midnight

Barriers set up during the 5th and 6th lunch periods in Blair Boulevard prevent students from going to other parts of the school once the bell has rung.

Photo: Drills

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 29, 2010, midnight

Students file down the hall during a fire drill in third period. The school also practiced procedures for a code red and a code blue.

Photo: Voting

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 22, 2010, midnight

During 5th and 6th period lunch, seniors were able to vote for their favorite senior shirt design. This event was not sponsored by the SGA.

Photo: Overcrowded english

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

2010-2011 school year began with unusually overcrowded 12th grade Honors English classes.

Photo: Ardanuy

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Senior Jeremy Ardanuy leads the boys' race against Rockville in Blair's first dual meet of the season.

Photo: Cross Country vs. Rockville

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Senior Jeremy Ardanuy leads the boys' race against Rockville in Blair's first dual meet of the season.

Photo: TWLOHA

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 15, 2010, midnight

Seniors Lauren and Jeanne Jarvis-Gibson wrote "LOVE" on their arms to show their support for the suicide prevention group To Write Love on Her Arms.

Photo: Waiting

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 8, 2010, midnight

Blazers stand outside of the auditorium waiting for the play auditions to begin. Wednesday was the first day of tryouts.

Photo: Building

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

Armed gunman James L. Lee entered the Discovery Building in Downtown Silver Spring Wednesday September 1.

Photo: Waiting

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

Onlookers stand along Georgia watching for signs of action at the Discovery building.

Photo: Hostage

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

Discovery employees were evacuated today when gunman James L. Lee took three hostages in the lobby of the building. According to the Washington Post, the standoff came to an end around 4:30 when police shot and killed Lee. All three hostages were unharmed.

Photo: Television

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

Various news stations were stationed downtown with crews filming the situation.

Photo: Security

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

According to The Washington Post, police believed Lee was wearing explosives on his body. Security around Ellsworth Dr. cleared people off of the sidewalk and away from the area.

Photo: Tape

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

Police kept pushing back the crime scene tape as the standoff progressed.

Photo: Discovery

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

Discovery employees were evacuated today when gunman James L. Lee took three hostages in the lobby of the building.

Photo: SWAT?

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

Two police officers tape off more areas in Silver Spring, further limiting how close onlookers can get to the Discovery building. Most of Downtown Silver Spring was closed off today due to the standoff in Discovery.

Photo: Clear Shot

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

A police car drives down Colesville Road. The street was closed off to all other traffic.

Photo: Little

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

People of all ages gather to see the commotion.

Photo: Dog

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

Numerous forms of security were present around the building, including canine units.

Photo: Many

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

Numerous officers were in the area managing the situation.

Photo: Press

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

A large group of press waits together across from the Discovery Building.

Photo: Traffic

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

A police officer directs traffic at at a blocked off intersection at Georgia and Cameron.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

Cars try to find ways to navigate around the blocked off streets.

Photo: Redirect

By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 1, 2010, midnight

This policeman talks to a man trying to reach the Metro. People had to take a roundabout route to reach the subway system.

Photo: Down

By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 15, 2010, midnight

Many trees and power lines fell due to the severe thunderstorms on August 12, leaving numerous residents without power.

Photo: Down

By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

The severe thunderstorms on August 12 damaged numerous trees and caused power lines to fall. As a result, many residents were left without power.

Photo: Lanes

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 15, 2010, midnight

Photo: Water

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

Where can you go to find this water?

Photo: Myriam Rogers

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

The Board of Education approved Myriam Rogers, assistant principal at Blair since 2007, as principal of Francis Scott Key Middle School.

Photo: Large

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

The golden dome is part of the PNC Bank building on the corner of M street.

Photo: Waterfront

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

Anyone can take a stroll next to the water of the C&O Canal which runs next to Georgetown.

Photo: Down

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

In some parts of Georgetown cobblestone streets and old rail tracks still exist as remnants of the city's past.

Photo: Steps

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

Why is this staircase infamous in Georgetown?

Photo: Shirt

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

The Green Trading Company is selling shirts during both lunches to help raise money for their cause. Graduated senior Diana Jeang started this student-run organization in Novermber 2009 to help reduce students' carbon footprint.

Photo: Wine Hall

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

Dean and Deluca, a gourmet food store, features a wine hall including numerous varieties of wine.

Photo: Bottles

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

Where can you find this large collection of wine?

Photo: Main

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

Nicknamed, "The Exorcist Stairs", these steps were made famous by being in the 1973 horror movie, "The Exorcist".

Photo: Dome

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

Which building does this golden dome decorate?

Photo: Rail

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 9, 2010, midnight

What sets this street apart from the surrounding roads?

Photo: Georgetown University

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 8, 2010, midnight

The statue of John Carroll can be found on the campus of Georgetown University.

Photo: Who?

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 8, 2010, midnight

Where can you find the statue of this man?

Photo: Jill teaching swimming

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 8, 2010, midnight

In the water, senior Jill Lidsky helps young kids learn to swim.

Photo: Emily Haislip

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 8, 2010, midnight

Photo: Top Chef Chicken

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 3, 2010, midnight

Natalie's dish is a grilled tomato and chicken platter with tzatziki on the side. She topped the chicken with feta to add Greek flavor.

Photo: Graduation

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 2, 2010, midnight

The seniors returned to school for one last day in order to pick up their cap and gown for graduation. Graduation is taking place Friday, June 4 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Music

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 1, 2010, midnight

Anyone can sit and rest while enjoying a free concert. This band serenaded the customers throughout the day with fun, calming tunes.

Photo: Animals

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 1, 2010, midnight

Pets are welcome even among the chaotic setting. This puppy received a lot of attention from numerous people.

Photo: Food

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 1, 2010, midnight

Fresh produce is sold in a separate section. Many vendors offer free samples to entice the crowds.

Photo: Flowers

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 1, 2010, midnight

Fresh cut flowers are sold and add color in the market.

Photo: Buttons

By Lorena Kowalewski | June 1, 2010, midnight

Unique creations can be found all over the market. These dolls were made from buttons and the vendor sells buttons to let anyone make their own doll.

Photo: Clothes

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 31, 2010, midnight

Summer dresses hang on stalls, taunting overheated customers to buy them.

Photo: Water

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 31, 2010, midnight

In the summer heat visitors can purchase water to keep them cool while shopping.

Photo: Painter

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 31, 2010, midnight

Artists sell their work and even create new pieces right in the market.

Photo: Earrings

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 31, 2010, midnight

Jewelry is a popular item that many vendors sell throughout the market.

Photo: Animals

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 31, 2010, midnight

These small animals are made from metal scraps and wire.

Photo: Searching

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 31, 2010, midnight

Shoppers at the Eastern Market search through numerous images to find that perfect picture.

Photo: Finger Puppets

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 31, 2010, midnight

Finger puppets are cute children's toys for sale.

Photo: Box

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 31, 2010, midnight

Funny painted boxes are one of the quirky goods people can discover.

Photo: Different

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 31, 2010, midnight

Stereoviews, the old fashion 3-D images, are sold for cheap prices.

Photo: Singing

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 27, 2010, midnight

Freshman Fridien Nana auditions for InToneNation during 5A lunch.

Photo: Picture

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 23, 2010, midnight

Performers take a break and pose with fans.

Photo: Dancer

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 23, 2010, midnight

Onlookers watch in awe as a woman dances.

Photo: Activities

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 23, 2010, midnight

The festival offered fun activities for people of all ages. Rice Play-doh was a station where children could sculpt shapes and figures out of a special type of dough.

Photo: Vendors

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 23, 2010, midnight

Brightly colored cloth sold in vendors decorated the street.

Photo: Group Dance

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 23, 2010, midnight

A group of young dancers perform on the East stage with the Capitol as a picturesque background.

Photo: Bamboo

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 23, 2010, midnight

Lucky bamboo was one of many items for sale. Different arrangements represent certain meanings.

Photo: Fortune

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 23, 2010, midnight

A man gets his fortune told. Although fortune telling is not an exact science, it was still a fun service offered during the day.

Photo: Dragon Heads

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 23, 2010, midnight

Dragon heads sit on the sidewalk during the fifth annual National Asian Heritage Festival.

Photo: Hand

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 23, 2010, midnight

This woman had an intricate henna tattoo painted on her hand.

Photo: Drums

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 23, 2010, midnight

Two young girls dance and play the drums for visitors to watch.

Photo: Bands

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 23, 2010, midnight

Various bands performed throughout the day for the numerous visitors.

Photo: Yearbooks

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 19, 2010, 8:43 p.m.

Seniors wait in line to receive their yearbooks. This year's theme for the yearbook is "magazine." Yearbooks will be available to the rest of the school beginning the week of May 24 during both lunches at the concession stand across from the Main Office

Photo: Playoff

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 18, 2010, 10:23 p.m.

Senior Alex Egber makes a run for first base.

Photo: Baseball Playoff

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 18, 2010, 10:14 p.m.

Junior Lucas Babinec pitches for a part of the game.

Photo: Art

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 15, 2010, 11:22 p.m.

Student's art sits in the Media Center on display for Blair's Art Show. The displays are a part of Blair's Fine Arts Festivals and feature sculptures, paintings, sketches and digital media made by Blair students.

Photo: Embassy of Afghanistan

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 10, 2010, 8:04 a.m.

The Embassy of Afghanistan is also smaller than other embassies and is situated in a more secluded area.

Photo: Embassy of Zambia

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 10, 2010, 8:03 a.m.

One of the smaller scaled embassies is the Embassy of Zambia, which looks more like a house rather than an official building.

Photo: Embassy of South Africa

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 10, 2010, 8:02 a.m.

The Embassy of South Africa is located on Massachusetts Avenue and is rather large compared to its surrounding buildings.

Photo: Embassy of the Republic of Cote d'lvoire

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 10, 2010, 7:43 a.m.

Some embassies, such as the Embassy of the Republic of Cote d'lvoire, look like normal office buildings in D.C.

Photo: Inside the Islamic Center

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 10, 2010, 7:41 a.m.

Inside the center is beautifully, detailed architecture.

Photo: Islamic Center

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 10, 2010, 7:39 a.m.

Although not an embassy, the Islamic Center was open for visitors as well.

Photo: Inside Benin

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 10, 2010, 7:38 a.m.

Various artifacts were on display for visitors to learn about Benin.

Photo: Embassy of Benin

By Lorena Kowalewski | May 9, 2010, 7:10 p.m.

On Saturday, May 1st, certain embassies were open to the public through the Around the World Embassy Tour. This was the first event of a month long international culture celebration in D.C. The Embassy of Benin was one of the embassies people could visit.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2010, 5:10 p.m.

Junior Emily Haislip touches third base before the Gaithersburg player can get her out.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2010, 5:09 p.m.

Junior Daniela Duvra slides safely into home base.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2010, 5:06 p.m.

Senior Jill Lidsky runs to the ball while senior Molly Branson fights off Sherwood's oncoming player.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2010, 5:04 p.m.

Sophomore Julia Lewando races down the field.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 30, 2010, 5:03 p.m.

Senior Nellie Garlow cradles the ball and out-runs a Sherwood player.

Photo: SGA elections

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 29, 2010, 11:03 p.m.

Blazers receive voting cards before casting their ballots in the Media Center on Wednesday.

Photo: gabe running

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 29, 2010, 8:57 a.m.

Junior Gabe Pollak finishes last October's DCC Championship race, the first race he ran after returning from his episode of swine flu.

Photo: smobpom

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 28, 2010, 11:15 p.m.

Students vote in the Student Member of the Board election on Wednesday

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 24, 2010, 1:44 p.m.

Sophomore David Chow races forward to out-sprint a Walter Johnson opponent.

Photo: boys lax wj 2

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 24, 2010, 1:41 p.m.

Junior Vishnu Rao looks to find a way to pass the unrelenting Walter Johnson defense.

Photo: boys lax wj

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 24, 2010, 1:37 p.m.

Senior Jeremy Horn fights to be first to the ball.

Photo: Blood

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 22, 2010, 2:27 p.m.

This package of blood came from Blazers who donated during Blair's second blood drive this year.

Photo: GLOW picture

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 15, 2010, 12:46 p.m.

Harmon promotes GLOW to other Blazers.

Photo: GLOW sign

By Lorena Kowalewski | April 15, 2010, 12:45 p.m.

GLOW members meet after school weekly to discuss issues and do bonding activities.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 13, 2010, 11:12 p.m.

Senior Sarah Frank narrowly avoids B - CC defense.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 13, 2010, 11:09 p.m.

Senior Molly Branson struggles to find the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 13, 2010, 11:07 p.m.

Senior Nellie Garlow races to pass the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 10, 2010, 11:09 p.m.

The Smithsonian Metro station is extremely crowded with people trying to find their way towards the cherry blossoms.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 10, 2010, 11:08 p.m.

People can rent paddle boats to get a full view of the blossoms.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 10, 2010, 11:06 p.m.

There is also a grassy area next to the Tidal Basin where people can lounge and enjoy the trees.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 10, 2010, 11:04 p.m.

The cherry trees are mainly located around the Tidal Basin area.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 10, 2010, 11:02 p.m.

Cherry trees create a pink and white canopy above the heads of the eager visitors.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 10, 2010, 10:59 p.m.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Japan to the United States.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 10, 2010, 10:58 p.m.

Blossoms can quickly wilt and lose their petals.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 10, 2010, 10:54 p.m.

The National Park Service reminds people to not damage the trees and leave the blossoms on the branch.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 10, 2010, 4:40 p.m.

Letters From Home, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping in touch with and supporting military troops overseas, set up a booth at the festival that allowed people to send postcards of the blossoms to the men and women fighting in the war.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | April 10, 2010, 4:37 p.m.

This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival took place from March 27 to April 11.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 26, 2010, 8:08 a.m.

Junior Lucas Babinec races towards second base.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 26, 2010, 8:04 a.m.

Senior Elliot Meyerson bunts the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 26, 2010, 8:03 a.m.

Senior Alex Egber makes it to first base just in time to be considered safe.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 26, 2010, 8:02 a.m.

Junior Nevin Brown runs to first base.

Photo: Mikado rehearsal

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 26, 2010, 7:47 a.m.

Blazers rehearse dance steps for "The Mikado."

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 25, 2010, 8:53 p.m.

Students buy shaven ice from the Johnny G's stand located in the SAC. The senior class planned this after school treat as a fundraiser.

Photo: Plotinsky

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 24, 2010, 8:30 a.m.

English teacher Miriam Plotinsky was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund on Monday.

Photo: Eric Hutchinson Visit

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 2:26 p.m.

Sophomore Michael Strautmanis laughs at Hutchinson's answer.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 2:24 p.m.

Senior Jackie Kibunja listens attentively to Hutchinson.

Photo: Eric Hutchinson signs posters

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:57 a.m.

Eric Hutchinson gave away signed posters and took photos with eager fans.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:42 a.m.

Girls practice certain moves at stations throughout softball practice.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:41 a.m.

The softball team listens to instructions on how to improve their technique.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:40 a.m.

Co-ed volleyball and boys' volleyball practice together occasionally.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:39 a.m.

Junior Kathy Garcia attempts to catch the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:38 a.m.

Girls' lacrosse does line drills for warm ups.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:38 a.m.

Junior Adam Varella catches the ball during a drill.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:37 a.m.

The boys' lacrosse team runs back and forth across the field to warm up.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:36 a.m.

Junior Lucas Babinec bats during baseball's scrimmage against Howard County school Reservoir High.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:35 a.m.

Junior Evan Epps practices long throws in the beginning of baseball practice.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:34 a.m.

Senior Dukyoung Park returns the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:34 a.m.

Freshman Hector Barrera warms up for boys' tennis practice.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:33 a.m.

Track's boys' sprint team races down the straight away.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 22, 2010, 8:32 a.m.

Outdoor track members run a mile for warm up.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 17, 2010, 8:24 p.m.

Senior Kiah Mahy sports flashing clover earrings for St. Patrick's Day.

Photo: Blood drive

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 17, 2010, 11:02 a.m.

Blazers will be able to donate blood throughout the school day on April 21, SGA's second blood drive of the year.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 10, 2010, 8:56 p.m.

Sophomore Joy Heenan brought her pet ferret into school to share with her biology class.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 3, 2010, 10:42 p.m.

Girls sit outside the locker room while waiting for lacrosse tryouts to begin.

Photo: Johanna Lopez

By Lorena Kowalewski | March 3, 2010, 2:55 p.m.

Sophomore Johanna Lopez was the high scorer in the Wootton game.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 3, 2010, 2:50 p.m.

Junior Janet Henkai takes a jumpshot early in the game.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 2, 2010, 10:21 p.m.

Seniors Nils Molina and Sydney Smith volunteered for the first Blair Pair date of 2010.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 2, 2010, 10:11 p.m.

Junior Charles Ruffin gets fouled between two Sherwood players while going for a layup.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 2, 2010, 10:10 p.m.

It was love at first sight...of the menu.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 2, 2010, 10:07 p.m.

Junior Charles Ruffin looks for the shot while being closely defended.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | March 2, 2010, 10 p.m.

Senior Dennis Mesidor lays up a shot in the second quarter.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 25, 2010, 11:02 a.m.

The snow postponed the Key Club's Valentine's Day fundraiser, so they are now selling belated Valentine's Day candy grams to raise money for Susan G Komen for the Cure during 5A and 5B lunches.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 24, 2010, 9:06 p.m.

Heavy winds might make it seem like snow is falling - don't be fooled!

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 1:03 a.m.

Sophomore Johanna Lopez struggles to take a shot.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 1:01 a.m.

Senior Inkera Patterson looks to find the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:56 a.m.

Behind the Jungle, a world's deserts exhibit features succulents, grasses and shrubs.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:56 a.m.

Even after all the snow people can come and enjoy tropical, flowering plants.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:51 a.m.

Plants which are normally seen in a tropical rainforest are housed in the Garden's glass conservatory.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:51 a.m.

After visitors walk through the myriad of orchids, they can visit the Jungle.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:49 a.m.

Another reason why some orchid species are being endangered is because collectors over harvest them for their beauty.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:47 a.m.

Orchids are being threatened because they require specific factors in their environment to survive.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:46 a.m.

Many species of orchids are becoming extinct.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:45 a.m.

Orchids are the national flowers of several countries.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:44 a.m.

Some orchids are grown in a flask as a way to grow them as a crop.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:43 a.m.

A giant planter in the form of a dragon is suspended from the ceiling.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:42 a.m.

Orchid! A Cultural Odyseey features around 5,000 plants.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 23, 2010, 12:40 a.m.

The U.S. Botanic Garden features an Orchid Exhibit in the Garden Court.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 18, 2010, 4:59 p.m.

Senior Dennis Mesidor flies through the air as he attempts to make a basket over the heads of opposing Trojan players.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 18, 2010, 4:52 p.m.

Senior Ben Hukill makes a jump for the rim as fellow senior Cooper Neimand looks for the rebound.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 18, 2010, 4:48 p.m.

Junior Anthony Curcio jumps high above his Gaithersburg opponents to score a basket.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 18, 2010, 4:40 p.m.

Senior Ben Hukill eyes the court for an open teammate.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 17, 2010, 9:59 p.m.

Junior Gabe Pollak dresses up for Wacky Tacky Day during the Winter Sports Spirit Week.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:48 p.m.

People use many different types of tools to help move the snow.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:47 p.m.

Some schools have already been dug out.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:45 p.m.

The streets are completely clear the day after the second snow.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:43 p.m.

A select few restaurants are open in downtown Silver Spring.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:41 p.m.

Some brave cars drive on the beltway during the storm.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:38 p.m.

University Boulevard is deserted after a major storm, which led to nine snow days in MCPS.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:36 p.m.

Snow and icicles collect on many parts of a car.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:34 p.m.

Streets are completely covered under two layers of snow.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:31 p.m.

The huge amount of snow accumulation causes many trees to bend and break under the pressure.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:24 p.m.

Icicles form around a branch after the first big snow storm.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:23 p.m.

The blizzard conditions do not stop people from going out and having fun in the snow.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:22 p.m.

This snowman stands against the winds of the second storm.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, 9:32 p.m.

Northwood senior Nathan Taitano ends the televised portion of the meeting and asks the council to create more prevention programs for teens.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, 9:30 p.m.

Blair sophomore Evelyn Diaz speaks against cutting the Blair Sports Academy and other similar sports programs.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, 9:27 p.m.

The students from Sligo Elementary School present posters they made to promote environmental responsibility.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, 9:24 p.m.

One of the youngest students to speak at the meeting is a third grader from Piney Branch Elementary School. She told the council about how her third grade class stopped using of styrofoam trays to help the environment.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, 9:21 p.m.

This student tells the council about a problem with the lack of positive role models in the police department.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, 9:19 p.m.

Councilmen George Leventhal and Phil Andrews contemplate some of the issues brought up by the students.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, 9:15 p.m.

Eastern Middle School student Rachel Arbacher speaks against the potential magnet bus cuts.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, 9:08 p.m.

Over a hundred students attended the meeting, but the time limitation made it so only a select few were able to ask questions.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, 8:58 p.m.

Student Member of the Board Timothy Hwang kicks off the town hall.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, 8:55 p.m.

Eight county council members respond to the students' questions.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, 8:49 p.m.

The Montgomery County Council holds its first Youth Town Hall for students to voice their opinions on how the county can improve. The town hall was televised on the MCPS Channel.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Feb. 4, 2010, midnight

Sligo Middle School SGA President Paul B. Ellis voices concern over the potential end of Silver Spring's summer concert series.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 29, 2010, 1:40 a.m.

Many buildings are under construction in D.C.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 29, 2010, 1:38 a.m.

This building shows off its modern design.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 29, 2010, 12:59 a.m.

Union Station is an important and beautiful part to the D.C. community.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 29, 2010, 12:16 a.m.

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church stands tall in Capitol Hill.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 29, 2010, 12:01 a.m.

Across from the Capitol, the bright marble of the U.S. Supreme Court glows in the sunlight.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 11:56 p.m.

The Old Post Office features beautiful arcs.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 11:55 p.m.

A famous part of the Capitol is the majestic dome.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 8:19 p.m.

The National Geographic Society building combines classic and contemporary architecture.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 8:19 p.m.

The Willard Hotel draws tourists due to its ornate detail.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 7:50 p.m.

Row houses are also painted in a variety of bright colors.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 7:47 p.m.

A decrepit old house sits abandoned on a corner.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 7:44 p.m.

Starbucks retrofits an old building to house one of its stores.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 7:42 p.m.

Row houses take on many different forms.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 7:32 p.m.

A building on 16th street features Beaux Arts architecture.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 7:29 p.m.

The National Baptist Memorial Church is located at an intersection in Mt. Pleasant.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 12:10 a.m.

Senior Logan Schwebel defends against an oncoming B-CC player.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 12:08 a.m.

Freshman Rudy Carson manages to maneuver around a defender and shoots.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 28, 2010, 12:06 a.m.

Senior Max Pollacco tries to find an opening to shoot a goal.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 27, 2010, 8:21 p.m.

Juniors Sacha Langer and Sana Barclay go around at lunch hoping to collect money to help the Haiti earthquake victims as part of SGR's "Save Haiti" campaign.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 22, 2010, 11:38 p.m.

Senior Dennis Mesidor is fouled and falls to the ground.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 22, 2010, 11:29 p.m.

Senior Cooper Neimand jumps to get the rebound.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 17, 2010, 3:34 p.m.

The girls prepare to dive in for the 100 Breast.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 17, 2010, 3:28 p.m.

Sophomore Nik Hamond dives in to anchor the Men's 400 Free relay, the last event of the day.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 17, 2010, 3:21 p.m.

Freshman Jennifer Arai won the Girls' 500 Freestyle.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 13, 2010, 10:02 p.m.

Senior Inkera Patterson lays up a shot in the first quarter.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 13, 2010, 10 p.m.

Center sophomore Olivia Nono tries to pass before Magruder player steals the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 13, 2010, 9:46 p.m.

Junior Eric Ruggieri proudly participates in the Headband Club's weekly headband day.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Jan. 12, 2010, 11:31 p.m.

Sophomore Steven Staley fights with an opponent to find a good hold.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 20, 2009, 10:38 p.m.

Junior Zoe Kurtz leads show openers InToneNation in "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 20, 2009, 2:32 p.m.

The Kalai Rani Salai Indian Dance School end the first half of the Spectacular.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 20, 2009, 2:29 p.m.

Abdul Nuriddin and Da'cari Abraham please the crowd with their singing.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 20, 2009, 2:24 p.m.

Blair's Step Team performs one of its routines.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 20, 2009, 2:22 p.m.

Blazers Peter Leonard and Gabe Pollak of The Attributes play their own self-written songs.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 20, 2009, 2:19 p.m.

Junior Talia Mason and the Teen Dance Exchange perform an interpretive dance at this year's SGR Spectacular, one fundraising event the club sponsors.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 20, 2009, 2:18 p.m.

Juniors Emma Kaufman and Zoe Kurtz sing during InToneNation's performance.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 20, 2009, 9:42 a.m.

The stage in the SAC was festively decorated for the Spectacular.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 19, 2009, 2:14 p.m.

Freshman Hannah Weintraub and juniors Will Kubetin and Michael Dalbello volunteered to help during the olive oil making demonstration at the Jewish Culture Club's Hanukkah party.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2009, 9:41 p.m.

Mayorga on Georgia Avenue served its last customer Dec. 31.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2009, 4:32 p.m.

Three girls who benefitted from EduSeed's educational programs support the charity at the AGGW sponsored Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair on Sat., Dec. 5.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 17, 2009, 4:29 p.m.

This violin is being donated to the Hungry for Music organization, one of the many charities at the Takoma Park Gift Fair.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 13, 2009, 8:54 p.m.

Senior Cindy Sui reads her poetry that was submitted to last year's edition of Silver Quill.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 13, 2009, 8:53 p.m.

Many students attened Silver Quill's Winter Open Mic.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 13, 2009, 8:52 p.m.

Emily Jones and Alessandra Mantovani co-host the second open mic of the year.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 13, 2009, 8:46 p.m.

Students flocked to the food table.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 12, 2009, 1:21 p.m.

Senior Dennis Mesidor attempts to pass while being closely defended.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 12, 2009, 1:05 p.m.

Senior Cameron Reed jumps to block Paint Branch offense.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 9, 2009, 6:46 p.m.

Junior Charles Ruffin tries to score in the second quarter.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 9, 2009, 6:29 p.m.

Senior Cameron Reed takes a shot early in the game.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 3, 2009, 8:49 p.m.

St. Bernadette Church, as well as many other organizations, starts Christmas tree sales one week after Thanksgiving.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2009, 11:17 p.m.

Planes fly throughout the night no matter how late it is.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2009, 11:16 p.m.

A lone traveler finds his way out of the complex.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2009, 11:16 p.m.

The screen showing arrivals and departures continues to update even with nobody watching.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2009, 11:11 p.m.

Canine and human airport security take a break to grab a quick bite to eat.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2009, 11:10 p.m.

Car fenders are a fun twist in place of gates at this restaurant.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2009, 11:09 p.m.

Weary passengers pick up their bags after a redeye flight.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2009, 11:02 p.m.

Many souvenir shops sell insect lollipops throughout the terminal.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2009, 10:59 p.m.

Glass decorations hang in the Phoenix airport.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2009, 10:56 p.m.

Empty seats are rare to find during the hectic travel times.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2009, 10:54 p.m.

Many military personnel return home just in time for Thanksgiving.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 2, 2009, 10:53 p.m.

The parking lot at Baltimore Washington's International Airport is extremely full during Thanksgiving weekend.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 18, 2009, 2:35 p.m.

Blazers will run laps to raise money to support breast cancer organizations.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 13, 2009, 1:39 p.m.

During lunch, former private school attendee Selena Wyborski (right) sits with friends she's made at Blair over the past two years

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 13, 2009, 1:32 p.m.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 9, 2009, 9:47 p.m.

Junior Peirce Marston plays baseball while enjoying the unexpectedly warm weather.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2009, 11:52 p.m.

The entire cast performs a dance to end the play.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2009, 11:50 p.m.

Junior Tyler Fultz draws his sword in the first act of the play.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2009, 11:45 p.m.

The play's second major set is an elaborate tree in the middle of the forest.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2009, 11:44 p.m.

Junior Elizabeth Spilsbury and sophomores Carina Zox and Sterling Mulbry sell roses during intermission.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2009, 11:44 p.m.

Blair Network Communications sells DVDs of the play for $10 each.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2009, 11:38 p.m.

Students practice a scene during dress rehearsal.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2009, 11:29 p.m.

Stage crew uses the cat-walk to control spotlights on the actors.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2009, 11:19 p.m.

The background set and tree sit on the stage during rehearsal.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2009, 11:17 p.m.

Actors wait in the wings for their cues to go on stage.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 6, 2009, 11:16 p.m.

The Merry Wives of Windsor set features a rotating piece.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 5, 2009, 11:25 p.m.

Junior Connor Dowd and sophomore Connor Donahue stick together during the grueling 4A Regional race.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 4, 2009, 2:44 p.m.

Senior Alexander Baldwin takes the throw in during the Sept. 9 game against Northwood this year.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 3, 2009, 11:06 p.m.

Junior Robert Huang kicks the ball to Blair's offense.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 3, 2009, 11:05 p.m.

Senior Aaron Baldwin passes before the Whitman player can steal it.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 3, 2009, 10:58 p.m.

Senior Jamie Thomas races to win the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 3, 2009, 10:54 p.m.

Sophomore Jamie Kator breaks away from the defense and runs upfield in an attempt to score.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Nov. 3, 2009, 10:52 p.m.

Senior Jenna Williams tries to steal the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 31, 2009, 2:53 a.m.

Senior Aaron Baldwin sends the ball downfield.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 31, 2009, 2:45 a.m.

Senior Otis Banwell dribbles past two Churchill players.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 31, 2009, 2:43 a.m.

Sophomore Kevin Fallet controls the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 30, 2009, 12:27 a.m.

Make up can be a key part to adding the extra effect to many costumes.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 30, 2009, 12:24 a.m.

Masks can help improve any costume.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 30, 2009, 12:21 a.m.

Two "sexy" costumes hang on the wall in a Halloween store.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 30, 2009, 12:04 a.m.

The Halloween Adventure costume store is conveniently located in Downtown Silver Spring.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 27, 2009, 11:56 p.m.

Senior Imani Pierre races to get to the ball first.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 27, 2009, 11:51 p.m.

Freshman Mimi Verdonk steals the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 27, 2009, 11:46 p.m.

Senior Elana Gold runs to save the ball before it goes out of bounds.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 27, 2009, 8:06 p.m.

Volunteers are encouraged to come dressed and ready to scare the crowds.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 27, 2009, 8:02 p.m.

The first haunted train ride starts at six o'clock p.m.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 27, 2009, 7:58 p.m.

Waiting areas are fully decorated with jack-o-lanterns and other spooky objects.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 27, 2009, 7:41 p.m.

Crowds gather eagerly in front of the train station.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 10:30 p.m.

The night concludes at AFI Silver Theatre with a showing of Shaun of the Dead.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 10:23 p.m.

Zombies fling themselves against restaurant windows hoping to frighten unfortunate customers.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 10:18 p.m.

Junior Michael Rothman bites fellow Blazer Connor Dowd.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 9:26 p.m.

Junior Riley Harris was a victim of a zombie attack.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 9:11 p.m.

Screams ring through the crowd to add to the chaos.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 9:03 p.m.

The zombies walked around looking for brains to eat.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 9:01 p.m.

Two men protest for zombie rights.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 8:42 p.m.

The Zombie Walk attracted the attention of news broadcasting service Voice of America.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 8:06 p.m.

Many zombies set out to scare innocent bystanders.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 7:59 p.m.

Josh Bunietz walks towards Ellsworth Dr.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 7:47 p.m.

Jenny Banks and Karen Bacon dress up for this year's Zombie Walk.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 7:42 p.m.

Groups of people dressed up as zombies meet before parading in downtown Silver Spring.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 25, 2009, 3:47 p.m.

The Kaichi High School Students perform a song in the SAC.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 23, 2009, 2:43 p.m.

Sophomore Conor Donahue stands out as a notable runner in every cross country race.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 23, 2009, 2:42 p.m.

Junior Jenny Sholar powers forward to pass a Northwood runner.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 22, 2009, 7:52 p.m.

A ramp and two new sets of stairs are being built on the backside of Blair.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 18, 2009, 12:01 a.m.

Charlie Krupsaw wore his old wrestling jacket to show off his school spirit.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 17, 2009, 11:31 p.m.

Michael Najarian sports the button he received earlier at the football game.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 17, 2009, 11:09 p.m.

Some alumni brought memorabilia from their high school days.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 17, 2009, 10:40 p.m.

Despite the cancellation, restaurants were still eager to serve Blair alumni.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 17, 2009, 10:26 p.m.

Blair's block party was scheduled to take place in downtown Silver Spring, but was cancelled due to rain.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 14, 2009, 12:48 p.m.

Junior Brian Goodall talks to a Harvard representative during Einstein's college fair.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 14, 2009, 1:22 a.m.

Senior Nellie Garlow passes the ball to teamate Lyla Shapiro.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 12, 2009, 11:14 a.m.

Mixed Unity has held other previous events like the Stop the Violence Concert.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 12, 2009, 11:13 a.m.

Participants were able to attend workshops that focused on different types of violence.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 10, 2009, 2:36 p.m.

Ann Choi hits the ball before it goes out of bounds.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 10, 2009, 2:27 p.m.

Senior Tiffany Chang serves the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 6, 2009, 2:23 a.m.

At the Takoma Park Street Festival, Michael Tew tried to encourage people to support his cause to legalize medical marijuana.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 6, 2009, 2:22 a.m.

Bands like 7 Door Sedan entertain the crowd with their music.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 6, 2009, 2:17 a.m.

Artist Peter Lewis sits by his biggest piece of artwork.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 6, 2009, 2:16 a.m.

Volunteers for the animal rescue group Lucky Dog play with the dogs up for adoption.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 6, 2009, 2:15 a.m.

Colorful clothing attracts anyone's attention.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 6, 2009, 1:38 a.m.

The booths line street for many blocks.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 6, 2009, 1:34 a.m.

A child's toy hangs on display for everyone to see.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 5, 2009, 10:33 p.m.

Some jewelers make their jewelry from recycled material.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 5, 2009, 10:28 p.m.

Stained glass glitters in the sun.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 5, 2009, 10:20 p.m.

Boutique shops advertise their products.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 5, 2009, 10:09 p.m.

Katie Desmond entertains the crowd with hulu-hoop tricks.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 5, 2009, 10 p.m.

Food stands sell smoothies and sweet desserts.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 2, 2009, 6:37 p.m.

Blazer sophomores Greg Kehne and Connor Donahue race on the heels of a lead Wootton runner in their dual meet against the Patriots.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 1, 2009, 2:09 a.m.

Freshman Irene Ravitz wears an eye-catching neon shirt and a big, beaded necklace.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 1, 2009, 2:05 a.m.

Junior Rian Henry likes to wear his flannel shirt.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 1, 2009, 2:03 a.m.

Skinny jeans and funky belts are worn by sophomores Giselle Donval, Jennifer Boccio and Kinsey Gibb.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 1, 2009, 1:47 a.m.

Senior Angela Nunez combines plaid with leggings for the fall look.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 1, 2009, 1:09 a.m.

Freshman Nick Seidell matches his shirt with his shoes adding in fun pink shoe laces.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 1, 2009, 12:54 a.m.

Sophomore Olivia Tagbo wears a bright cardigan to contrast her dark shorts, boots and accessories.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 1, 2009, 12:51 a.m.

Bright colors are highlights in the outfits of sophomore Alexis Fennell, Nechelle Dean and juniors Hanan Ahmed, Angela McPhaul and Sarah Legesse.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Oct. 1, 2009, 12:47 a.m.

Freshman Avi Li wears blue skinny jeans paired with a colorful, conveniently sized purse.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 14, 2009, 10:13 p.m.

Nika Lilley hits the ball back to Churchill.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 14, 2009, 10:07 p.m.

Senior Sibyl Brown jumps for the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 14, 2009, 10:05 p.m.

Lei Kang and sophomore Libby Wei warm up.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 11, 2009, 9:10 p.m.

Sophomore Connor Siegel donates blood at Blair Blood Drive. Photo by Lorena Kowalewski.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 9, 2009, 11:06 p.m.

Coach Haigh talks to the team during half-time.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 9, 2009, 11:02 p.m.

Senior Alexander Baldwin takes the throw in.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 9, 2009, 10:57 p.m.

Senior Otis Banwell fights for the ball.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 4, 2009, 9:19 p.m.

Blair offense tries to get the ball before Kennedy's defenders do.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Sept. 4, 2009, 9:12 p.m.

Junior Miranda Bernard scores Blair's first goal.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 29, 2009, 12:12 a.m.

Teammates play against one another in drills.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 29, 2009, 12:11 a.m.

Sophomore George De Rossi practices headers.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 29, 2009, 12:08 a.m.

Juniors Aaron Oke and Jabiri Hawkins warm up together.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 29, 2009, 12:04 a.m.

Coach Sarah Fillman, senior Ario Sumitro and sophomore Anthony Jankoski practice their moves.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 28, 2009, 11:59 p.m.

Both football and cheerleading share the field.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 28, 2009, 11:56 p.m.

Blair cheerleaders practice their cheers on the turf.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 28, 2009, 11:49 p.m.

Junior Ann Choi serves the ball in her second game.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 28, 2009, 11:46 p.m.

Janet Zhu saves the ball from going out.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 28, 2009, 11:43 p.m.

Junior Hannah Ho hits the ball back to her opponent.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 28, 2009, 11:40 p.m.

The girls' tennis team gathers before their practice.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 7:03 p.m.

Some bands have their own dancers to dazzle the crowd.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 7:02 p.m.

The audience is allowed and encouraged to dance to the music.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 6:58 p.m.

String instruments are prominent in Spanish music.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 6:53 p.m.

Las Americas focuses on the musical aspect of Hispanic culture.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 6:49 p.m.

Many native Washingtonians are present and share their poems.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 6:37 p.m.

In the Giving Voice part of the festival, African-American poets and story tellers recite their own pieces.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Traditional and modern poetry and stories are presented for people to enjoy.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 6:04 p.m.

Home remedies are common and herbal medicine is used to solve everyday ailments. Rose petals were an ingredient used in herbal medicine in the past.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 5:59 p.m.

Pottery used to be an important symbol of the home, but now factories produce products more quickly than humans.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 5:53 p.m.

The citizens of Wales grow their own food and incorporate many organic plants and lots of sea food.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 5:49 p.m.

The Welsh language is very different from English, including many more consonants.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 5:44 p.m.

Some of Wales popular beers are served to those over the age of 21.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 5:41 p.m.

Leaders of the youth organization, The Urdd, teach young children different techniques of how to throw a ball common in Wales.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 5:26 p.m.

Rugby is considered by many to be the national sport of Wales.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 5:07 p.m.

Textiles have a big impact on the economy of Wales. The sheeps wool is vital to continuing the production. A little girl is examining the wool and how it is spun into string.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 25, 2009, 4:58 p.m.

Wales is the featured country at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. Numerous tents are set up for visitors to see and learn about the Welsh culture.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Aug. 5, 2009, 9 p.m.

Progress on the Silver Spring Civic Center continues through the summer heat. Photo by Lorena Kowalewski.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | July 23, 2009, 8:17 p.m.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | July 23, 2009, 8:14 p.m.

Wales is the featured country at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. Numerous tents are set up for visitors to see and learn about the Welsh culture.

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By Lorena Kowalewski | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m.

Smith surges ahead of two Magruder players.