Colin Wiencek




Name: Colin Wiencek
Position: Online Photo and Video Editor
Graduation Year: 2011
I am an avid cyclist who participates in many long haul charity rides. Most recently I participated in Bike to the Beach in July of 2009.

I am an avid photographer and am into video. You can watch my video reel and see my photo portfolio at www.MuzykalnyPictures.com. On top of shooting for Silver Chips, I have shot for the Takoma Voice.

Next year I will be attending Rhode Island School of Design. My portfolio can be seen here.



Stories (6)


VIDEO: Magnet Arts Night

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 9, 2011, 10:11 p.m. | In Features »

Magnet Arts Night is a showcase for magnet students to show of their non academic achievements. It was started 22 years ago.

VIDEO: Blair in Timelapse

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 6, 2011, 4:44 p.m. | In Features »

In this featured video Montgomery Blair High School is showcased in a series of timelapse videos showing the ebb and flow of students throughout the building

VIDEO: MoCo Dance Show

By Colin Wiencek | March 26, 2010, 8:40 a.m.

Blair Network Communications (BNC), Blair's TV station, hosted the second annual MoCo Dance Show on Friday, March 19 in the Blair gym. The competition featured six dance groups from throughout Montgomery County.

Internal memos cause external scandal

By Colin Wiencek | March 6, 2010, 7:12 p.m. | In News Blog »

American politics have always been plagued by scandal. Last year, media coverage focused mainly on Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's attempt to sell President Obama's senate seat. But a major recent scandal has gone unnoticed by the mainstream media.

Restroom closure causes local media coverage

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 3, 2009, midnight | In News Blog »

This school year, all of the bathrooms on the second and third floors have been locked during 5A and 5B lunches. This issue has been on the forefront of many Blazers' minds since the change began.

Flattering sides to "New Moon"

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 23, 2009, midnight | In Movies »

There is something endearing about a world where vampires, werewolves and over-the-top teenage libidos mix to create a fusion of magic and intense sexual tension. "New Moon" is a perfect breed of drama, suspense and, let's face it, teen romance. But surprisingly enough, the movie has something for all preferences - it isn't your typical "chick flick," and in fact contains darker undertones and action scenes that will keep even the "Transformers" crowd entertained.



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Photo: Arne Duncan visits Blair

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 16, 2012, midnight

Above, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits Blair in 2010.

Photo: Canary

By Colin Wiencek | May 16, 2011, midnight

The Blazers fell 6-4 against Walter Johnson. Friday's loss was John McDonald's final game as head coach.

Photo: Griner

By Colin Wiencek | May 16, 2011, midnight

Junior Richard Griner hits a foul ball. Blair had beaten Walter Johnson twice this season but failed to beat the Wildcats in the playoffs.

Photo: Plants

By Colin Wiencek | May 6, 2011, midnight

Plants lie ready to be planted. As summer approaches gardeners are scrambling to prepare their lawns to look the best they can.

Photo: Colbert

By Colin Wiencek | May 5, 2011, midnight

Junior middie Eric Colbert cradles the ball, looking for an open teammate. Blair improved to 3-11 on the season with the win on senior night.

Photo: Stewart2

By Colin Wiencek | May 5, 2011, midnight

In its last home game of the season, Blair beat Einstein 8-4.

Photo: Stewart

By Colin Wiencek | May 5, 2011, midnight

Blair middie Alex Stewart fights an Einstein player for the loose ball.

Photo: Blair Carnival

By Colin Wiencek | April 30, 2011, midnight

Senior Alessandra Mantovani jumps on a moon bounce at the SGA Carnival yesterday. The carnival was part of several events last night including a Silent Auction and the Taste of Blair.

Photo: Union posters

By Colin Wiencek | April 26, 2011, midnight

MCEA posters line the walls of the English office.

Photo: Sally Barth

By Colin Wiencek | April 18, 2011, midnight

Junior Sally Barth breaks out the pigtails for Thursday's Kindergarten day.

Photo: Green Water

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2011, midnight

A large cherry blossom branch hangs over the water.

Photo: Chipotle 1

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2011, midnight

Both Qdoba and Chipotle offer fresh ingredients in their burritos, which are made right in front of you.

Photo: Bench to Nowhere

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2011, midnight

This park bench sits facing a fence erected to seperate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial from the rest of the tidal bason.

Photo: Beaver Beaver

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2011, midnight

A model of the infamous beaver that once terrified the trees sits telling people to be decent citizens.

Photo: Tree

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2011, midnight

A narled tree sits near the edge of the water.

Photo: Chipotle 2

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2011, midnight

Chipotle's darker and sleeker appearance appeals to many.

Photo: Flowers

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2011, midnight

Photo: Flower

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2011, midnight

Cherry blossoms bloom in several colors including pink and white.

Photo: Flower Petals

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2011, midnight

Fallen petals lay near the edge of the water.

Photo: Tree

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2011, midnight

Petals sit in a cavity of a tree.

Photo: Flowers

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2011, midnight

White flowers hang off a tree.

Photo: Athlete of the Week: Alex Stewart

By Colin Wiencek | April 10, 2011, midnight

Junior middie Alex Stewart scored three goals against Paint Branch on Wednesday night, including the game-winner to lift Blair 7-6.

Photo: Bogati

By Colin Wiencek | April 8, 2011, midnight

Junior middie Shailesh Bogati cradles the ball. The Blazers defeated Paint Branch 7-6 on Wednesday night in double overtime.

Photo: Boys' Lacrosse vs. Poolesville

By Colin Wiencek | April 8, 2011, midnight

Paint Branch led throughout most of the game, but Blair managed to come back to earn their second win of the season.

Photo: Rain Rain Go Away

By Colin Wiencek | April 8, 2011, midnight

Rain soaks the bus parking lot in front of the SAC on Friday. The weather has been wet several days this week and will continue this weekend.

Photo: Stewart

By Colin Wiencek | April 8, 2011, midnight

Junior middie Alex Stewart had a hat trick. His third goal won the game for Blair in double overtime.

Photo: Daffodil

By Colin Wiencek | April 2, 2011, midnight

Fresh flowers are in bloom all around as spring slowly arrives.

Photo: Winter Plants

By Colin Wiencek | April 2, 2011, midnight

Plants that thrive in the winter have begun to shrivel up in the warmth of early spring.

Photo: Pink

By Colin Wiencek | April 2, 2011, midnight

Many species of plants come in different colors, like the one pictured in this and the former picture.

Photo: Blue

By Colin Wiencek | April 2, 2011, midnight

Some plants have fully blossomed like this small blue plant.

Photo: Dead

By Colin Wiencek | April 2, 2011, midnight

This young plant collapsed under weak soil brought by recent rains.

Photo: Teasers

By Colin Wiencek | April 2, 2011, midnight

Students exit the auditorium after the teaser for the spring musical Guys and Dolls. The theater department performed a show teaser during both lunches on Friday and nearly 1200 Blazers attended.

Photo: Winter Plants

By Colin Wiencek | April 2, 2011, midnight

Year long plants, like this shrubbery, do not change between seasons, but rather look the same all year.

Photo: Purple

By Colin Wiencek | April 2, 2011, midnight

Not all flowers have bloomed fully, many are waiting for consistently warmer weather to come out.

Photo: Green

By Colin Wiencek | April 2, 2011, midnight

Many trees have not bloomed, though the greenery around them have blossomed in an intensity of saturation.

Photo: Bloom

By Colin Wiencek | April 2, 2011, midnight

Some trees have begun to sprout colorful tips.

Photo: Tips

By Colin Wiencek | April 2, 2011, midnight

A benefit of the warming weather of spring is the natural green that shines in all directions.

Photo: Sound Board

By Colin Wiencek | March 28, 2011, midnight

The sound board lays idle during a break during the first full dress and technical rehearsal for the spring musical, Guys and Dolls. The show debuts this Friday at 7 PM.

Photo: Crew

By Colin Wiencek | March 20, 2011, midnight

Photo: Track

By Colin Wiencek | March 20, 2011, midnight

Photo: CAP underclassmen

By Colin Wiencek | March 20, 2011, midnight

The CAP program is striving for change, and its incoming class of 2015 has roughly the same number of minority students than are currently enrolled in all four years of CAP. Here, two CAP freshmen wait for the 3:00 bell.

Photo: Lacrosse

By Colin Wiencek | March 20, 2011, midnight

Photo: Crew

By Colin Wiencek | March 20, 2011, midnight

Photo: Track

By Colin Wiencek | March 20, 2011, midnight

Photo: Lacrosse

By Colin Wiencek | March 20, 2011, midnight

With a new coach, Blair's boys' lacrosse team is looking forward to the new season.

Photo: Boys' Volleyball

By Colin Wiencek | March 19, 2011, midnight

Photo: Co-ed Volleyball

By Colin Wiencek | March 19, 2011, midnight

The Co-ed volleyball team is one of two Blair spring sports to start the season off with a new coach.

Photo: Silver Quill

By Colin Wiencek | March 18, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Danny Rosenberg, Silver Quill Technical Executive, works on a spread for the literary arts magazine. This week began the production of this years publication Abstraction.

Photo: Das Sarma sysop

By Colin Wiencek | March 14, 2011, midnight

Senior Andrew "Shirley" Das Sarma stands next to a large amount of wires that connect a large amount of the computers in Blair to servers. All Sysops have a large knowledge on technology and computers.

Photo: Pham the sysop

By Colin Wiencek | March 14, 2011, midnight

Blair science teacher Tran Pham's photograph is used for the Sysops security system. Sysops acquire a specific card that turns Pham's nose green so they can enter the room that holds important servers for the school.

Photo: Adarkwa

By Colin Wiencek | March 1, 2011, midnight

Freshman guard Erica Adarkwa shoots the ball over the heads of some Sherwood players.

Photo: Drive to Stay Alive

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 26, 2011, midnight

ABC Channel 7's Leon Harris came to talk to juniors and seniors about the different hazards involved in driving in a program called Dive to Stay Alive. The talk centered around distracted driving, seatbelt use, and drunk driving.

Photo: Superintendent Jerry Weast

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 24, 2011, midnight

Weast, who visited Blair earlier this school year, created his proposal in case MCPS does not receive County Council funding.

Photo: Freestyle Friday

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 18, 2011, midnight

Seniors Amir Gorkjifard and Gabe Pollak double team in a rap battle during Freestyle Friday. The SGA plans Freestyle Friday as a way to spread school spirit and cohesion.

Photo: Rian Henry

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 18, 2011, midnight

Music is a vital part of hipster culture - the more obscure the bands, the better. Here, Rian Henry models his headphones.

Photo: Avi & Rian

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 18, 2011, midnight

Senior Rian Henry and sophomore Avi Li reject labels and are still figuring out who they are.

Photo: Avi_thrift

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 18, 2011, midnight

Clothing from thrift stores, such as some of the pieces Li is modeling, are prominent at Blair.

Photo: InToneNation_Zoe

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

The Friday before their competition in New Jersey InToneNation performed at Silver Quill's Valentine's Day Open Mic. Here, senior Zoe Kurtz sings "Love Story."

Photo: Silver Quill Open Mic

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 12, 2011, midnight

A larger than usual crowd packs into the media center during fifth period lunch to see Silver Quill's Valentine's Day themed Open Mic. Valentine's day is Monday.

Photo: Timelapse Grab

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 6, 2011, midnight

Photo: MAN

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 5, 2011, midnight

Junior Gabe Koempel rocks out with a band formed specifically to perform in Magnet Arts Night.

Photo: MAN

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 5, 2011, midnight

Act I ended with a group tribute to Michael Jackson's hit Thriller. The troupe was dressed as zombies.

Photo: MAN

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 5, 2011, midnight

Act I ended with a group tribute to Michael Jackson's hit Thriller. The troupe was dressed as zombies.

Photo: MAN

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 5, 2011, midnight

Senior Savannah Cheo dances a modern ballet to Chris Brown's Superhuman.

Photo: Alayna Abel

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 5, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Alayna Abel places a video camera for Blair Network Communication's recording of Magnet Arts Night.

Photo: MAN

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 5, 2011, midnight

Senior Grace Wang performs a traditional Chinese dance in customary garb.

Photo: MAN

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 5, 2011, midnight

Silhouetted against a red scrim, Junior Kevin Chaing manipulated his diabolo into high speed tricks.

Photo: MAN

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 5, 2011, midnight

Junior Julian Lofton shreds on the guitar while performing a song of technical mastery with his band.

Photo: MAN

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 5, 2011, midnight

Junior Gabe Koempel rocks out with a band formed specifically to perform in Magnet Arts Night.

Photo: DaCari_Signing Ceremony

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 2, 2011, midnight

DaCari Abraham will play for the Division II Bowie State Bulldogs this fall.

Photo: Assani_Signing Ceremony

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 2, 2011, midnight

Assani Mudimbi received a football scholarship to the University of Rhode Island.

Photo: Williams_Signing Ceremony

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 2, 2011, midnight

Principal Darryl Williams spoke at the signing ceremony and praised the four signed seniors for being role models.

Photo: Caleb_Signing Ceremony

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 2, 2011, midnight

Senior Caleb Furlow, a standout player on the Varsity Football team this past season, will attend the Virginia Military Institute this fall.

Photo: Furlow and Tsapdong_Signing Ceremony

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 2, 2011, midnight

Arthur Tsapdong (right) was the fourth Blazer in the class of '11 to receive a football scholarship.

Photo: Thumbnail for Gaithersburg v. Blair video

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

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Photo: Video Thumbnail

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

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Photo: Snow

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 21, 2011, midnight

A slight accumulation of snow lies one the ground Friday. Snow is again expected next Tuesday.

Photo: Snowy tree outside of Blair

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 20, 2011, midnight

Seriously, though, yesterday it was over 50 degrees outside. Get it together, sky. (Completely irrelevantly, this is a picture of a snowy tree outside of Blair.)

Photo: Studying

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 15, 2011, midnight

Textbooks and notes litter tables in the SAC as students take advantage of last minute studying. Period one and two exams took place on Friday.

Photo: SQ

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 12, 2011, midnight

Photo: SQ

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 12, 2011, midnight

Silver Quill Editor and Chief Alessandra Manrovani hosts the Halloween Open Mic in the library.

Photo: SQ

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 12, 2011, midnight

Photo: SQ

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 12, 2011, midnight

Photo: SQ

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Photo: SQ

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 12, 2011, midnight

Photo: Bocce

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 10, 2011, midnight

Photo: Bocce

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 10, 2011, midnight

Photo: Follow Us

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 10, 2011, midnight

Photo: Ask Chips

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 10, 2011, midnight

Photo: Bocce

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 10, 2011, midnight

Varsity and junior varsity athletes at Blair are restricted from joining the Unified Bocce team as players.

Photo: Bocce

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 10, 2011, midnight

Blair is one of six MCPS high schools to pilot the Unified Bocce program; here, the bocce team practices on Blair Boulevard after school.

Photo: Bocce

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 10, 2011, midnight

Photo: Bocce

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 10, 2011, midnight

Photo: Fischer Bocce

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 10, 2011, midnight

Senior Rosalie Fischer, who does not participate in any other sports teams at Blair, is a member of Blair's new Bocce team.

Photo: Ribbon Cutting 1

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

County Executive Isiah Leggett cuts the red ribbon, which was adorned with ice skates, to officially dedicate the rink.

Photo: Clown

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

Photo: Speaker

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

Photo: Adam Maisto

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

Photo: Ike Leggett

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

Photo: Guitarist

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

Photo: Three Speakers

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

Photo: Small Girl

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

Photo: Bassist

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

Photo: Drummer

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

Photo: Ribbon Cutting 2

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

Photo: Snow

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

Snow falls on a tree near Blair's main entrance. The D.C. area received an inch of snow in early in the morning. The snowfall was fleeting, however, and any that had accumulated melted by midday.

Photo: Botanical Christmas Tree

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Capital Christmas Tree

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Green

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Blue Lights

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Lone Tree

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Light Wolf

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Herbal Capital

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Glow

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Red Flowers

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Red Lights

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Red

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Lights

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Under the Tree

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Frog

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight

Photo: Merry Christmas!

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 25, 2010, midnight

Merry Christmas from Silver Chips Online.

Photo: Christmas

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 24, 2010, midnight

No matter what your beliefs, let the world have peace.

Photo: McGehee

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2010, midnight

Senior Laura McGehee, co-captain of the girls' team, swims butterfly.

Photo: Open Mic

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

Senior Emma Kaufman performs "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at Silver Quill's Holiday Open Mic on Friday.

Photo: Preparations

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

These chocolate-covered pretzels are fantastic for any holiday snacker.

Photo: Before Cooking

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

Photo: Cooking

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

Photo: Pre-Heat

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 17, 2010, midnight

Photo: Pretzels

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 16, 2010, midnight

These chocolate-covered pretzels are fantastic for any holiday snacker.

Photo: Moco Dance Show Thumbnail

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 10, 2010, midnight

Moco Dance Show video thumbnail picture Video of the MoCo Dance Show, held on Friday, March 19.

Photo: Holiday tights

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 9, 2010, midnight

Senior Patsy Lieberman models colorful tights that are perfect for any holiday party.

Photo: Holiday socks

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 9, 2010, midnight

Bold holiday socks are the perfect winter accessory for any occasion!

Photo: Holiday Lights

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

Holiday lights are begining to appear in neighborhoods around Blair as the weather cools and the holiday season begins. Hanukkah is currently on its a sixth day and Christmas is the 25th of December.

Photo: Manic Attack bass

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 4, 2010, midnight

The SAC shook all night long as Manic Attack brought their progressive/grunge sound to Blair.

Photo: Red Line Quintet

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 4, 2010, midnight

Junior Noah Maruyama performs with The Red Line Quintet, a four piece Blair jazz ensemble. Maruyama also performs with Manic Attack.

Photo: Refreshments

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 4, 2010, midnight

Senior Leah Ragen helped organize the event for the Students for Global Responsibility.

Photo: Sound Technician

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 4, 2010, midnight

Senior Peter Leonard runs sound for the performances. He is a new member of the Audio Engineering Society of America.

Photo: BNC Videographer

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 4, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Alayna Abel records the show for Blair Network Communications.

Photo: Red Line Quintet

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 4, 2010, midnight

Photo: InToneNation

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 4, 2010, midnight

Junior Xorissa Rabitz stands ready to sing with InToneNation.

Photo: Ipanag

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 4, 2010, midnight

Senior Nathan Ipanag, as part of the group Highway, wows the crowd with his vocals in Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way."

Photo: Rust

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 4, 2010, midnight

Senior Lauren Rust performed a soulful and bluesy set.

Photo: InToneNation

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 4, 2010, midnight

Senior Emma Kaufman takes a solo during InToneNation's performance at SGR Spectacular. The event raised funds for those without access to clean drinking water.

Photo: Rap

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 4, 2010, midnight

Senior Adam Varella pumps up the crowd performing with friends in a rock/rap combo.

Photo: Brown

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 1, 2010, midnight

Brown exhibits his love of science freely in his classes, but his passion for lacrosse is a new revelation for many Blair students.

Photo: The Gate is Broken

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 22, 2010, midnight

The fire gate near the main office hinders movement through the building. Students had no choice but to go through a crowded second walkway.

Photo: Jerry Weast

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

Superintendent Jerry Weast poses with social studies teacher George Vlasits, one of the event coordinators.

Photo: Arne Duncan

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan high fives SGA president senior Adam Biru.

Photo: Martin O'Malley

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

Governor Martin O'Malley speaks to ESOL Matter and Energy students about the importance of education.

Photo: Martin O'Malley

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

Governor Martin O'Malley greets the Blair administration.

Photo: Jerry Weast

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

MCPS Superintendent Jerry Weast looks onto University Blvd.

Photo: press

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

Reporters from the Washington Post, Gazette, Fox5 and ABC news wait outside for the officials.

Photo: Duncan

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan encourages CAP Journalism students to consider entering the field of education.

Photo: Arne Duncan

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks with the SGA.

Photo: Christopher barclay

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

BOE Vice President Christopher Barclay mingles in the media center.

Photo: O'Malley and Van Roekel

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

Governor Martin O'Malley laughs with NEA President Dennis Van Roekel.

Photo: Martin O'Malley

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

Governor Martin O'Malley answers questions from Blazers.

Photo: Rosalie Fischer

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

Senior Rosalie Fischer asks O'Malley about the quality of standardized testing.

Photo: Blair Ambassadors

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

The SGA and Blair Ambassadors pose with visiting officials.

Photo: Dennis Van Roekel

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel speaks with assistant principal Edith Verdejo-Johnson.

Photo: FIST 2

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 15, 2010, midnight

Girls explored a variety of science fields at the twenty-second Females In Science Technology (FIST) symposium.

Photo: FIST outdoors

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 15, 2010, midnight

FIST attendees participate in hands-on science workshops both inside and outside of school.

Photo: Cheerleaders

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 14, 2010, midnight

Despite a showy routine, the Blazers placed seventh in their Division II competition.

Photo: Angela McPhaul

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 14, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain Angela McPhaul helped lead the Blazers during the high-intensity competition.

Photo: Malaika Newman

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 14, 2010, midnight

Senior Malaika Newman stands securely on one foot; the Blazers didn't drop any cheerleaders throughout their entire routine.

Photo: Injured Football Players

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 11, 2010, midnight

Photo: Daylight Savings

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 8, 2010, midnight

Due to the time change, sunset today was at 4:59 PM. Daylight savings time has a multitude of benefits, including decreased municipal energy use due to shortening of the nominal amount of time street lamps are left on.

Photo: I'm Pretty Sure You're Not Hitler

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

Many signs referenced Hitler, poking gentle fun at the political protests of both parties that liken their opponents to the leader of Nazi Germany.

Photo: Unity

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

Mythbuster Adam Savage provides entertainment the attendees of the Rally to Restore Sanity on Saturday. Among other things he spoke of the need for sanity.

Photo: Drop the Mud

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

A central theme of the rally was focusing on real discussion of issues opposed to the dirty, name calling politics currently being practiced in many political races around the country.

Photo: Pray God is on Everyones Side!

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

A picket sign both satires the Tea Party and asks for a more reasonable political culture.

Photo: Save the World

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

Many supporters in the crowd wore politically conscious tee shirts that supported a wide range of liberal causes.

Photo: You Fear the Crap Out of Me

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

Not only was the rally celebrating sanity, but Stephen Colbert urged the continuation of a culture of fear. Colbert's supporters carried ironic signs that spoke of fear.

Photo: Just Chill... please?

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

The theme of the rally was to calm the 24/7 news media culture down and focus on actual fact rather than just punditry.

Photo: Bi (Partisan) Curious

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

Many of the protest signs were merely silly, poking fun at more serious protest movements.

Photo: Drill Baby Drill

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

A satirical protest sign reads: "Drill baby drill, while following reasonable environmental regulations and investing in alternative energy," showing the centrist political ideology of the rally.

Photo: Public Citizen

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

Legitimate political organizations, not just the satirical, used the rally as a way to build awareness for their cause.

Photo: Vote Sanity

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

The rally urged followers to vote rationally and not vote for candidates simply because the media focuses on them.

Photo: Peace

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

I came in peace, I'd rather not come apart and leave in pieces.

Photo: Crowded Metro

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

The Metro system was to capacity on Saturday, both before and after the rally. Though the initial estimates for the rally were 100,000 the Metro service decided to continue running six car trains instead of eight car trains. More than 200,000 people attended the rally.

Photo: Puppet Colbert

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 1, 2010, midnight

A giant puppet, made in the likeness of Stephen Colbert, dances across the stage, attempting to cause the audience fear.

Photo: Celebration

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 30, 2010, midnight

The Blazers had good reason to smile following a 38-8 blowout of Richard Montgomery on senior night.

Photo: Siemens competition regional finalists and semi-finalists

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 29, 2010, midnight

Second-from-left to right: Siemens regional finalists James Pinkerton and Rafael Setra and regional semi-finalists Nilay Kumar, Winston Liu and Shilpa Kannan.

Photo: Goal

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 27, 2010, midnight

Junior Sebastian Soto Daza scores the second goal of the game, kicking the ball past the arms of Blake goalie Jacob Gill.

Photo: Dash

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Senior Elisee Francois makes a dash down the field in the second half.

Photo: Half Time Concessions

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Blair Boosters man the concession stand at the back of the stadium. They sold shirts, food, drinks, and other Blair paraphernalia.

Photo: Injured Player Rolled Off Field

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Junior Lionel Medal had to be carted off the field following a serious ankle injury.

Photo: Touch Down

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Senior Elisee Francois' dashes towards the end zone as Blair makes its second touchdown of the game.

Photo: First Contact

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Blazers push forward towards their 21-14 win over Spring Brook.

Photo: Master of Ceremony

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Senior Christina Stiles emcees the pep rally, announcing the sports teams and running the show along with Senior Nevin Brown.

Photo: Tugged Over

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Senior Nevin Brown lies face down on the field after being pulled down in a failed attempt by the senior class to win a game of tug-of-war.

Photo: Cheer Leaders

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Blair cheerleaders run a dance routine to the pumping beat of loud music. The sound system routinely ran into problems during the pep rally.

Photo: Enthusiasm in the Bleachers

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

School spirit manifested itself in every grade, however the senior section was particularly energetic, dancing to the music and regularly chanting.

Photo: Back Flip

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Cheerleaders pump up the crowd with their displays of gymnastics.

Photo: Clash

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Blair's offensive line created holes for senior runningback Caleb Furlow in a 21-14 Homecoming win over Walter Johnson.

Photo: Color Guard

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Color guards junior Cailin Leksana and sophomore Ellie Musgrave twirl flags, much to the delight of the watching crowd.

Photo: Enthusiasm in the Bleachers

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

Seniors cheer on their grade at the fall sports pep rally Friday, the first pep rally of the 2010-2011 school year.

Photo: Marching Band at Homecoming

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 23, 2010, midnight

Marching band plays at Blair's homecoming game against Walter Johnson High School. Blair won the game 21-14.

Photo: Elisee Francois

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 22, 2010, midnight

Senior Elisee Francois' interception late in the second half was big for the Blazers.

Photo: Injured Blazer

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 22, 2010, midnight

Junior Lionel Medal had to be carted off the field following a serious ankle injury.

Photo: Offense

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 20, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain Janet Henkai prepares to maneuver around a Northwood defender.

Photo: Defense

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 20, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain Janet Henkai lunges forward to stop the Northwood offense.

Photo: Stage Crew

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 19, 2010, midnight

Members of the stage crew watch director Kelly O'Connor give actors notes during a rehearsal for the fall play, Macbeth.

Photo: Changing Seasons

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

The Rock Creek, that runs from Maryland through D.C., runs brown during the autumn.

Photo: Changing Seasons

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

Trees sit on the bank of the Rock Creek. Their leaves have yet to turn, due to their resistant nature.

Photo: Sunrise Over Blair

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

Most leaves fall from trees because the ends of the branch are sealed off near the leaf stem to protect the tree through the long winter months.

Photo: Changing Season

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

The sunlight creeps through the trees in Rock Creek Park as the sun rises.

Photo: Sunrise Over Blair

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

The sunrise is most intense over the stadium.

Photo: Sunrise Over Blair

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

Buses offer a wonderful view and reflection of the sunrise.

Photo: Changing Seasons

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

A dead tree hangs, about to fall, over the Rock Creek.

Photo: Changing Seasons

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

The early morning sun rises over Rock Creek Park.

Photo: Sunrise Over Blair

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

The steeple offers a dramatic foreground to the a beautiful sunrise.

Photo: Sunrise Over Blair

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

The sun, rising over the beltway, reflects in a window.

Photo: Sunrise Over Blair

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight

As the early morning air becomes fridgid the sunrises more spectacularly.

Photo: Folger Theatre Actor

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 11, 2010, midnight

Actor Ian Merrill Peakes, right, speaks to student actors in Blair's drama program about the acting profession. Peakes is a member of Actors' Equity and has recently played Macbeth at Folger Theatre.

Photo: Trash Pile

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 4, 2010, midnight

A Washington Post newspaper dispenser lies in a trash pile near the loading docks. Clearly stolen, the dispenser still contained change.

Photo: Broken Traffic Light

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 27, 2010, midnight

Downed power lines from an early morning storm cut power to the traffic light at the entrance of the student parking lot, causing traffic jams as buses attempt to enter.

Photo: Vocals

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

The music, which is deeply rooted in traditional Kenyan styles, uses both lyrical singing and chants.

Photo: Drummer

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

The rhythmic music used a variety of regional, handmade drums called Bul drums.

Photo: Dancing Blazers

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Senior Billy Griffis joins members of Kenge Kenge on stage for a exuberant dance.

Photo: Kenge Kenge

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

The band's name literally means a fusion of small, exhilarating instruments.

Photo: Annoucer

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

The bands announcer rallies support from students for the performance.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Photo: Beckon

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

A member of the band beckons Blazers onto stage to join in the dancing.

Photo: Instruments

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

A variety of regional instruments are used in the performance.

Photo: Dancing Blazers

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Kenge Kenge calls on Blazers to dance with them on stage.

Photo: Dancing

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Members of Kenge Kenge dance on stage.

Photo: lol

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Photo: Costumes

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

In addition to regional instruments, Kenge Kenge presents many local costumes.

Photo: lol

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Photo: lol

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Photo: Volleyball v Wheaton 3

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 10, 2010, midnight

Senior Anna Ferrario prepares to hit the ball on to Wheaton's side.

Photo: Volleyball v Wheaton 2

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 10, 2010, midnight

Freshman Dominique Pope serves the ball over to the Knights.

Photo: Volleyball v Wheaton 1

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 10, 2010, midnight

Sophomore captain Kathlyn Skolnik sets the ball to a teammate.

Photo: Back to School

By Colin Wiencek | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Today Blazers went back to school for the 2010-2011 school year; buses were waiting en mass outside of the SAC for the first time in many months.

Photo: Boys' Tennis

By Colin Wiencek | June 8, 2010, midnight

Photo: Jelly Shoes

By Colin Wiencek | June 7, 2010, midnight

Comfortable, bright and fun, jelly shoes are making a return this summer season.

Photo: Summer style

By Colin Wiencek | June 7, 2010, midnight

These Blazers are ready for summer with their hot fashions.

Photo: Romper

By Colin Wiencek | June 7, 2010, midnight

Light and breezy, rompers are a great alternative to the traditional summer dress.

Photo: A School in Mourning

By Colin Wiencek | June 1, 2010, midnight

A banner posted on Blair Boulevard, near the main staircase, provides a place for mourning Blazers to express their feelings about the recently deceased senior Nina Blanco. Blanco committed suicide last weekend. Grief counseling is available for any who need help.

Photo: Boating Season

By Colin Wiencek | May 25, 2010, midnight

The now consistently warm weather has led to an increase in summer activities. For instance, the warm weather has warmed the waters, both figuratively and literally, and people have started to prepare their boats for summer use.

Photo: Microphone

By Colin Wiencek | May 22, 2010, 9:51 p.m.

A microphone stood sentinel during the intermission. It was used to record the show.

Photo: Sound Recording

By Colin Wiencek | May 22, 2010, 9:49 p.m.

Junior Peter Leonard, who is a sound engineering and recording enthusiast, recorded the show for the group. The recordings will be used for the DVD of the show.

Photo: Stand By Me

By Colin Wiencek | May 22, 2010, 9:42 p.m.

Junior Emma Kaufman does a little jig while soloing on the classic track "Stand By Me."

Photo: Audience

By Colin Wiencek | May 22, 2010, 9:39 p.m.

A large audience came out to watch InToneNation's end of year concert on Friday at 7:30 PM.

Photo: Film Crew

By Colin Wiencek | May 22, 2010, 9:35 p.m.

Along with the CD, which has long been available for $15, DVDs of this concert will be sold, also for $15.

Photo: Stylish Senior

By Colin Wiencek | May 22, 2010, 9:26 p.m.

Senior Jeremy Potterfield tries to woo Junior Zoe Kurtz during a beautiful rendition of Sweet Escape, originally performed by Gwen Stefani.

Photo: Audience

By Colin Wiencek | May 22, 2010, 9:23 p.m.

Many grandparents were in attendance to see the results of a years hard practice by InToneNation, Blair's award winning a cappella group.

Photo: T Swift

By Colin Wiencek | May 22, 2010, 9:21 p.m.

Junior Zoe Kurtz stands in front for a solo of Taylor Swift's "Love Story."

Photo: Clapping Audience

By Colin Wiencek | May 22, 2010, midnight

Senior Kiah Mahy claps along to InToneNation's final song, Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours."

Photo: Material Girl

By Colin Wiencek | May 22, 2010, midnight

Senior Tina Muñoz Pandya takes the stand during the performance of Material Girl, originally performed by Madonna.

Photo: Japanese Students

By Colin Wiencek | May 22, 2010, midnight

201 Japanese students from Kaichi High School, a private high school in Tokyo, Japan, visited Blair on Friday.

Photo: Acoustic Combo

By Colin Wiencek | May 21, 2010, 10:25 p.m.

Junior Adam Varella sings a lovely melody while Junior Nathan Ipanag riffs on the acoustic guitar.

Photo: Freshman Audience

By Colin Wiencek | May 21, 2010, 10:16 p.m.

Many eager freshman were in attendance and watched the different acts intently. Their energy significantly added to the mood of the crowd.

Photo: Piano Accompaniment

By Colin Wiencek | May 21, 2010, 10:14 p.m.

Two seniors perform a piece of French operetta. This performance stood out in its music choice, however it was nonetheless a quality performance.

Photo: Delicious Snacks to Go With Live Music

By Colin Wiencek | May 21, 2010, 10:13 p.m.

Silver Quill provided food for the audience as a way to draw people to the party, and as a way to build awareness about the magazine.

Photo: Ink Track

By Colin Wiencek | May 21, 2010, 10:10 p.m.

Junior Louise Gretchel reads a poem she wrote that she got published in the magazine. Any Blazer can submit art (literary or visual) to the magazine, which is published once a year. The magazine is already accepting submissions, both online and in submissions boxes in the media center.

Photo: Politically Packed Syntax

By Colin Wiencek | May 21, 2010, 10:09 p.m.

Freshman Hannah Weintraub read a politically charged poem that had the central theme of "let's just all get along."

Photo: Music Performances

By Colin Wiencek | May 21, 2010, 10:06 p.m.

Junior Rian Henry prepares to play a sexually awkward, but nevertheless hilarious, song that he wrote himself. He was one of many musical performances who gathered after school on Thursday to celebrate the release of the new Silver Quill.

Photo: Silver Quill Release Party

By Colin Wiencek | May 21, 2010, 10:04 p.m.

Junior Sam Elkind walks off stage after reciting a poem that he had written for the 2010 edition of Silver Quill, Blair's literary arts magazine. The theme of this years magazine is "Ink Track."

Photo: Play Toy?

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 10:06 p.m.

A young boy is allowed to point a unloaded machine gun at an crowd waiting in line to do the same.

Photo: V-22 Osprey

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:58 p.m.

The highly criticized V-22 Osprey is the only troop and supply carrying plane capable of taking off and landing vertically. It has been called unsafe, due to its high crash rate, and too costly, due to its $70 million price tag.

Photo: C-130 Hercules

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:56 p.m.

A crowd gathers to board the C-130 Hercules transport plane, the largest plane ever to land on an aircraft carrier.

Photo: F/A 22 Raptor

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:50 p.m.

Condensation forms around the wings of a F/A 22 Raptor as it makes a high speed turn during a flight demonstration.

Photo: F/A 22 Raptor

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:49 p.m.

In an awesome display of military might, the F/A 22 Raptor displays its internal weapons platform, unique to this plane.

Photo: WWII

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:48 p.m.

World War II era planes were abundant including this Allied fighter and recon sea bird.

Photo: F/A 22 Raptor

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:44 p.m.

The newest addition to the American airforce is the F/A 22, the world's most advanced fighter plane capable of taking down an enemy plane from hundreds of miles away and completely invisible to radar. These planes came under criticism and the program was subsequently canceled due to the outrageous $165 million price tag, for a plane that was designed to outdo all Russian opposition.

Photo: Bofor Canon

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:43 p.m.

This external view of the 40mm Bofor Canon mounted on the AC-130 Spectre shows just how huge it is.

Photo: Bofor Canon

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:40 p.m.

A 40mm Bofor Canon, usually used in ground artillery, is fired pointing down from the inside of a AC-130 Spectre gunship. These ships dubbed "Puff the Magic Dragon," have been used in combat since the 1960's to rein non-discriminatory chaos down from the sky. They cost a whopping $160 million.

Photo: Army Star

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:38 p.m.

The star of the United States army decorated a wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress heavey bomber.

Photo: Flying Fortress

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:36 p.m.

Children kneel in front of a 50 caliber machine gun turret on the underside of a B-17 Flying Fortress, the highly successful WWII era heavy bomber.

Photo: Security Checkpoint

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:22 p.m.

Security was no joke at the 2010 Joint Service Air Show. The scene pictured here shows an endless line of metal detectors and troops hand inspecting all baggage.

Photo: CH-53 Sea Stallion

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 9:04 p.m.

The CH-53 Sea Stallion, which was introduced in 1966, is capable of carrying 37 troops into battle. It can also be used as a gunship or a supply transport. They cost a mere $10 million.

Photo: Father and Son Examine Predator Drone

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 8:53 p.m.

A father and his young son examine a MQ-1 Predator Aerial Drone. These unmanned aircraft cost a mere $4.5 million a piece, cheap for a military airplane, and have been incredibly popular in American action in the Middle East.

Photo: Visitor Liason

By Colin Wiencek | May 17, 2010, 8:47 p.m.

U.S. Navy Private Henderson helps move people from the parking lots to the airfield. The large garrison of buses and troops, who helped move visitors, was impressive.

Photo: AP Season

By Colin Wiencek | May 12, 2010, midnight

Juniors stand waiting to take the AP Language and Composition exam on the last day of AP Exams for the 2009-2010 school year. On August 16, College board announced their new scoring system in place for the 2010-2011 school year.

Photo: Spring Cleaning

By Colin Wiencek | May 10, 2010, 7:28 a.m.

As the weather warms, the DC area begins to clean out their yards and gardens.

Photo: Scholarship signing

By Colin Wiencek | April 26, 2010, 10:50 p.m.

A signing ceremony was held last week for three Blazers who will be playing soccer for Division I schools.

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By Colin Wiencek | April 25, 2010, 12:08 a.m.

The pit orchestra included 23 of Blair's finest musicians.

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By Colin Wiencek | April 24, 2010, 11:52 p.m.

The female cast, pictured here as the school girls of Japan, perform a colorful and silly number about love and being young.

Photo: mikado9

By Colin Wiencek | April 24, 2010, 11:49 p.m.

The entire cast stands on stage during the climactic ending of the play.

Photo: mikado8

By Colin Wiencek | April 24, 2010, 11:44 p.m.

Sophomore Conor Donahue performs during the shows opening number

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By Colin Wiencek | April 24, 2010, 11:30 p.m.

Sophomore Carina Zox (understudy for Katisha) plays a terrifying and hideous woman who attempts to steal Nanky Poo from Yum Yum.

Photo: mikado6

By Colin Wiencek | April 24, 2010, 11:15 p.m.

Tthe show could not go on without a dedicated crew to run both lights and sound.

Photo: mikado5

By Colin Wiencek | April 24, 2010, 11:13 p.m.

Leads David Jackson (Nanky Poo) and Tina Muñoz Pandya (Yum Yum) engage in a passionate and funny stage kiss during the first act.

Photo: mikado4

By Colin Wiencek | April 24, 2010, 11:06 p.m.

Junior Peter Leonard operates the sound board during a teaser performance last Friday.

Photo: mikado3

By Colin Wiencek | April 24, 2010, 11:03 p.m.

Junior Michael DalBello rehearses for the part of Poobah, for which he is the understudy. Senior Jeremy Potterfield, who is the lead in this role, stands in the background observing.

Photo: aow eve brown

By Colin Wiencek | April 24, 2010, 2:26 p.m.

Junior Eve Brown's perfect pitching record, admirable leadership and natural talent set the tone for Blair's winning softball team.

Photo: mikado2

By Colin Wiencek | April 21, 2010, 12:52 p.m.

Elizabeth Spilsbury and Tina Muñoz Pandya choreographed the entire show with hip hop dance.

Photo: mikado1

By Colin Wiencek | April 21, 2010, 12:50 p.m.

Blair stage crew worked hard to produce the set, which includes a ceremonial arch and an alcove of rocks.

Photo: Flora and fauna

By Colin Wiencek | April 21, 2010, 11:34 a.m.

Homeowners clear their lawns and celebrate the warm weather.

Photo: Mikado kiss

By Colin Wiencek | April 20, 2010, 8:48 p.m.

Leads David Jackson (Nanky Poo) and Tina Munoz-Pandya (Yum Yum) engage in a passionate and funny stage kiss during the first act.

Photo: Mikado main

By Colin Wiencek | April 20, 2010, 8:45 p.m.

Junior Elizabeth Spilsbury and senior Tina Munoz-Pandya choreographed the entire show with hip hop dance.

Photo: soundplay

By Colin Wiencek | April 14, 2010, 8:29 a.m.

Junior Peter Leonard operates the sound board during a late night rehearsal for "The Mikado."

Photo: changingseasons5

By Colin Wiencek | April 8, 2010, 7:35 a.m.

The recent warm weather has accelarated the greening process.

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By Colin Wiencek | April 8, 2010, 7:35 a.m.

Pollen has been flooding the air, though it does add a beatiful contrast with the purple of this flower.

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By Colin Wiencek | April 8, 2010, 7:33 a.m.

Humans aren't the only ones who enjoy spring's warm weather.

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By Colin Wiencek | April 8, 2010, 7:31 a.m.

Flowers, which have recently bloomed, remain just as beautiful at night.

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By Colin Wiencek | April 8, 2010, 7:30 a.m.

There is one downside to the recent warm weather: allergies have started to clog the noses and throats of many Blazers.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 29, 2010, 11:23 p.m.

Seniors Cole Turpi and Joanna McKee prepare to cut lumber in the tool closet.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 29, 2010, 11:22 p.m.

Electric drills and other supplies litter the tool closet of Blair's auditorium.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 29, 2010, 11:22 p.m.

Some truly odd apparatuses are stored in the science closets of Blair.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 29, 2010, 11:21 p.m.

This centrifuge is used to separate chemicals for science experiments.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 29, 2010, 11:20 p.m.

The science closet in the 330's hallway contains some interesting scientific instruments.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 29, 2010, 11:20 p.m.

Dirty aprons sit in a closet in the ceramics room waiting for students to put them on and create masterpieces.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 29, 2010, 11:19 p.m.

A ladder stands in a closet in the stage connecting the stage floor to the catwalk. At the top of this ladder several bolts are missing to the guard rail and rust is starting to claim some of the supports.

Photo: backclosets3

By Colin Wiencek | March 29, 2010, 11:18 p.m.

Musical instruments are stored in lockers during the school day to keep Blazers' precious investments safe.

Photo: backclosets2

By Colin Wiencek | March 29, 2010, 11:18 p.m.

Food and kitchen supplies are stored in one of several closets inside the kitchen.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 29, 2010, 11:16 p.m.

Pears sit ready to be served in a closet in the kitchen. Though they are advertised as a health food option, they come saturated in sugary syrup.

Photo: splaine

By Colin Wiencek | March 24, 2010, 8:02 a.m.

University of Maryland professor Dr. John Splaine speaks to CAP juniors about the education and how it relates to the world.

Photo: Coloring book page

By Colin Wiencek | March 16, 2010, 8:07 a.m.

Fractured Prune coloring pages are displayed on the walls.

Photo: Fractured Prune

By Colin Wiencek | March 16, 2010, 8:07 a.m.

Fractured Prune is located in the midst of Downtown Silver Spring.

Photo: Fractured Prune donut

By Colin Wiencek | March 16, 2010, 8:05 a.m.

The Sundae and Peppermint donuts are among the wide selection of donuts at Fractured Prune.

Photo: piday

By Colin Wiencek | March 14, 2010, 7:06 p.m.

Pre-calculus teacher Caroline Lesho hands out pie in an early celebration of Pi Day, which is March 14.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 10, 2010, 10:03 p.m.

Many students also use this time to grab a quick off-campus meal, though it is not technically allowed.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 10, 2010, 9:53 p.m.

Lunch at Blair often is a time for socialization. However, many Blazers find ways to spice up their lunch. One popular choice is scrumptious leftovers from the night before.

Photo: lunchfood3

By Colin Wiencek | March 10, 2010, 9:46 p.m.

Some wishful thinkers prefer summertime fruit, like mango.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 10, 2010, 9:34 p.m.

The school store, which has recently reopened, provides quick snacks when a Blazer doesn't want a full meal.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 10, 2010, 9:27 p.m.

Teachers often take advantage of their lunch break to grab a cup of coffee and a banana from Starbucks.

Photo: University of Maryland- Student Activites Building

By Colin Wiencek | March 10, 2010, 7:35 a.m.

Sophomore Billy Saturno wrestled at the 2010 Maryland State Wrestling Tournament at Cole Field House at the University of Maryland on Friday.

Photo: Ex-Soldier Speaks Out

By Colin Wiencek | March 9, 2010, 9:59 p.m.

The Students for Global Responsibility asked Josh Steiber, once an infantryman in the US Army's 1st Infantry Division, to come to Blair to speak about his experiences in Iraq.

Photo: 16th Street

By Colin Wiencek | March 4, 2010, 10:51 p.m.

The 16th Street circle is of a particular concern to residents because of its complex organization and unclear markings.

Photo: Jewish Culture Club

By Colin Wiencek | March 3, 2010, 11:14 a.m.

The Jewish Culture Club celebrates Purim by inviting students to participate in the making of hamentashen, a Jewish pastry.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 3, 2010, 12:40 a.m.

Senior Cameron Reed sprints up the court towards the basket.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 3, 2010, 12:39 a.m.

Senior Cameron Reed attempts a free throw en route to a team high 15 points.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 3, 2010, 12:36 a.m.

Senior Dennis Mesidor guards the Rockets' 6'4'' Shawn Stephens.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 3, 2010, 12:34 a.m.

Senior guard Cooper Neimand shows his emotions in the highly contested game.

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By Colin Wiencek | March 3, 2010, 12:28 a.m.

The Jewish Culture Club celebrates Purim by inviting students to participate in the making of hamentashen, a Jewish pastry.

Photo: wrestling tournament post game

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 24, 2010, 8:56 a.m.

Photo: wrestling Sophomore Billy Saturno

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 24, 2010, 8:55 a.m.

Photo: hydrant

By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 24, 2010, 2:12 a.m.

The recent snow storm has had disastrous effects on the Washington area, including the uprooting of this fire hydrant by the front entrance.

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By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 19, 2010, 8:22 p.m.

Senior Zeke Leeds performs an entertaining song dedicated to an unnamed girl he sees in the halls every day.

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By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 19, 2010, 8:20 p.m.

Juniors Elizabeth Spilsbury and Katerina Klavon perform solos with InToneNation.

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By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 19, 2010, 8:11 p.m.

Junior Sam Elkind recites an original poem.

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By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 16, 2010, 10:25 a.m.

Building service continues to clear snow on Monday with heavy machinery to prepare the parking lots for the school day.

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By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 1, 2010, 9:04 p.m.

Sophomore Hannah Buchek placed second for the girls' dive team.

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By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 1, 2010, 9:03 p.m.

The meet against Quince Orchard was Blair's third overall win in a row.

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By Colin Wiencek | Feb. 1, 2010, 9:02 p.m.

Junior co-captain Eric Ruggieri won first place in the boys' 200 Individual Medley. Teammates senior Matthew Kannan and freshman Steve Ge placed second and third, respectively.

Photo: Basketball v. Springbrook

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 29, 2010, 11:17 a.m.

Junior Anthony Curcio surveys the court as he dribbles the ball.

Photo: Basketball v. Springbrook

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 29, 2010, 11:13 a.m.

Junior Pepe Koite dunks the ball during pre game warmups.

Photo: Basketball v. Springbrook

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 29, 2010, 11:08 a.m.

Senior Cameron Reed prepares to shoot a free throw.

Photo: Erica Horne

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 28, 2010, 11:17 a.m.

Erica Horne's work with the group Operation Understanding D.C. earned her a nomination for a Posse scholarship.

Photo: Blair steeple at night

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 27, 2010, 4:46 p.m.

Blair's steeple is illuminated in an oddly pink light at night.

Photo: Michael Anderson

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 26, 2010, 10:32 p.m.

Sophomore Michael Anderson does not plan on voting for Obama for a second term.

Photo: Betty Kabtiymer

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 26, 2010, 10:31 p.m.

For sophomore Betty Kabtiymer, one year in office is not long enough to determine the success of Obama's entire presidency.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:12 p.m.

Sophomore Billy Saturno takes a Gaithersburg wrestler down.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 26, 2010, 9:11 p.m.

Sophomore Anthony Jankoski battles a Gaithersburg adversary.

Photo: exams

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 20, 2010, 4:02 p.m.

Blazers quickly exit the school after the third and fourth period exams.

Photo: Feliz Navidad

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 19, 2010, 11:02 a.m.

Un árbol de Navidad en frente del Monumento a Washington.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 14, 2010, 8:40 p.m.

Wan-li Chen prepares a lunch while wearing plastic gloves to exercise sanitation.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 14, 2010, 8:39 p.m.

Trays lie waiting for students before lunch.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 14, 2010, 8:37 p.m.

Tinuke Akimbolajo hands a student a ketchup packet as he checks out.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 14, 2010, 8:34 p.m.

Substitute cafeteria worker Zuni Cavallo checks students out during 5B lunch.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 14, 2010, 8:33 p.m.

Signs remind workers that safety and sanitation are top priorities.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 14, 2010, 8:33 p.m.

Rolls wait to be consumed during the lunch rush.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 14, 2010, 8:32 p.m.

Pizza, one of the most popular entrees, is always in demand in the cafeteria.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 14, 2010, 8:29 p.m.

Nate Peters scoops french fries into a tray while chatting happily with a student.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 14, 2010, 8:28 p.m.

Healthy drink options, such as milk and juice are available to students.

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By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 14, 2010, 7:58 p.m.

Fun Law adds tater tots to a lunch.

Photo: POM diversity workshop

By Colin Wiencek | Jan. 12, 2010, 8:08 p.m.

Blair alumnus and substitute teacher Anna Bentfield leads a discussion about overcoming negative stereotypes during an after school session sponsored by the Diversity Workshop and the Students for Global Responsibility.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 9:19 p.m.

Senior Abdul Nuriddin, who performed with several different bands, performs a John Mayer song.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 9:19 p.m.

Senior Elliot Meyerson jams with the jazz combo consisting of members of Blair's Honors Jazz Band.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 9:15 p.m.

Rap fusion group Those Guys perform.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 9:13 p.m.

Junior Lauren Rust, wrapped in Christmas lights, performs a humorous Christmas carol.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 9:11 p.m.

Churchill senior Kiera Mulhern performs as guitarist and vocalist for the Blair band The Attributes.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 9:09 p.m.

All proceeds from the SGR Spectacular go to the Invisible Children, a charity fighting the use of children soldiers in Uganda, as well as building schools in Ethiopa.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 1:55 p.m.

Saint Bernadette's Catholic Church sells Christmas trees with profits going to the Youth Catholic Association.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 1:52 p.m.

A house in Washington, D.C. displays its hope for the world.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 1:51 p.m.

A Christmas tree stands erect in front of the Washington monument.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 1:47 p.m.

A winter plant is silhouetted against bright Christmas lights at the Mormon Temple in Silver Spring.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 1:44 p.m.

A yule log burns next to the National Christmas tree in Washington, D.C.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 1 p.m.

The Capitol's Christmas tree was donated by the state of Arizona.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 19, 2009, 12:59 p.m.

The People's Tree is reflected in the pool in front of the Capitol building.

Photo: basketball

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 14, 2009, 5:03 p.m.

Junior Mohamed Fadiga enjoys an especially warm December day by playing basketball during 5A lunch.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 12, 2009, 11:17 p.m.

Abdul Nuriddin jams on his guitar while performing Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours."

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 12, 2009, 11:09 p.m.

The stage is abandoned during intermission.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 12, 2009, 11:04 p.m.

Senior Michelyn Bouknight and junior Lyndsay Rini walk off after singing "Take Me or Leave Me" at the Cabaret performance.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 12, 2009, 11 p.m.

Senior Jonathon Guzman stands erect during a quiet section of a "Private Conversation."

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 12, 2009, 10:57 p.m.

Senior Jeremy Potterfield sings the beautiful solo "Anytime (I Am There)."

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 12, 2009, 10:52 p.m.

Senior Diana Jeang and juniors Lauren Jarvis-Gibson and Da'cari Abraham sing "The I Love You Song."

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 12, 2009, 10:50 p.m.

Senior Diana Jeang performs the heart chilling ballad "I'll Be There."

Photo: Cabaret

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 12, 2009, 10:45 p.m.

Men dress as women and women dress as men in this flip-flopped version of "Summer Nights" from the popular musical Grease.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 12, 2009, 10:31 p.m.

Alumnus Stefan Reckson and junior Leah Gibbons watch the performances from the audience.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 12, 2009, 10:28 p.m.

Junior Logan DalBello performs "The Picture Show" at the beginning of the show.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 6, 2009, 9:30 a.m.

A Clarksburg player takes a free throw.

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By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 6, 2009, 9:29 a.m.

Blair shoots the ball through the hoop for a two-pointer during the second half of the game.

Photo: Snow

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 5, 2009, 6:34 p.m.

Snow covered a holly bush during the recent snow fall that hit the D.C. area.

Photo: Gay pride

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 3, 2009, 6:39 p.m.

People at the National Equality March showed their pride for the gay and lesbian community.

Photo: girls bathroom

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 3, 2009, 5:53 p.m.

Photo: Gay march sign

By Colin Wiencek | Dec. 1, 2009, 9:43 p.m.

This sign was displayed at the National Equality March held on Oct. 11.

Photo: Pie 5

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 24, 2009, 4:24 p.m.

The finished pie comes out delicious.

Photo: Pie 4

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 24, 2009, 4:23 p.m.

Filling is slowly poured into the prepared pie crust.

Photo: Pie 3

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 24, 2009, 4:22 p.m.

Make sure not to overmix your ingredients.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 24, 2009, 4:21 p.m.

An electric mixer comes in handy, especially if you are planning on making your own crust.

Photo: Pie 1

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 24, 2009, 4:20 p.m.

You will need these seven ingredients to make pumpkin pie.

Photo: Tape dispensers

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 23, 2009, 1:18 p.m.

These meticulously decorated tape dispensers adorn the walls of room 131.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 22, 2009, 5:27 p.m.

Sophomore Victoria Luc pumps up the crowd from the sidelines.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 22, 2009, 5:26 p.m.

Crowds pack into Blair's gym to watch the cheerleading competition.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 22, 2009, 5:24 p.m.

Junior Alexis Fennell flies high during Blair's routine.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 9:31 p.m.

If raccoons snuck into Blair and went looking for a meal, they would see this.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 9:30 p.m.

After a heavy rain, the earthworms that come out hiding would see this outside the main lobby.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 9:29 p.m.

A fly gliding through the hallways would see this when flying up a staircase.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 8:50 p.m.

When chipmunks invade Blair, they will need to march up this staircase.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 8:42 p.m.

If babies went to Blair, they would see this as they crawled from class to class.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 8:38 p.m.

If a rabbit escaped from a biology experiment and hopped into the SAC, it would see this.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 8:32 p.m.

A fox marching out of Blair's wetland would see this on the practice field.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 8:21 p.m.

If a shrew ran down Blair Boulevard and stopped to take a look at the sky, it would see this.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 8:19 p.m.

If a bird flew through Blair, it would see this.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 8:14 p.m.

If a lynx escaped from the zoo and hid outside of Blair, it would see this.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 8:09 p.m.

Blair offers a unique perspective of the church.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 8:05 p.m.

The recent construction has left the practice field in poor condition.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 7:59 p.m.

Take a peek into third floor classrooms from the above.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 7:52 p.m.

If positioned correctly, one can view the two steeples of Four Corners next to each other.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 7:50 p.m.

The courtyard outside of the SAC shows visible signs of constant use.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 7:40 p.m.

Blair's gem, the astroturf, waits to be used during a cloudy fall day.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 12, 2009, 7:34 p.m.

Blair's parking lot is constantly crowded, even on weekends.

Photo: Male Cheer 4

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 9, 2009, 5:06 p.m.

Jankowski, Blair's newest male cheerleader, performs on the sideline.

Photo: Male Cheer 2

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 9, 2009, 5:03 p.m.

Ipanag twists mid - air.

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By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 7, 2009, 12:07 a.m.

Juniors Claire Hoffman and Alec Wurzbacher act out a comedic scene.

Photo: merry wives 13

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 7, 2009, 12:06 a.m.

Juniors Tasmin Swanson and Emma Kaufman lay adoringly on their lover John Fallstaff, played by sophomore Claire Koenig.

Photo: merry wives 11

By Colin Wiencek | Nov. 7, 2009, 12:05 a.m.

Senior David Jackson and junior Emma Kaufman perform as fairies during Act 5.

Photo: POM flowers wilting

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 27, 2009, 10:39 a.m.

Flowers begin to wilt due to the recent cold weather.

Photo: Bulldozer

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 25, 2009, 11:28 p.m.

A bulldozer stands behind Blair after being used for construction on the new stairs.

Photo: Freestyle Friday POM

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 23, 2009, 2:31 p.m.

Sophomore Bruce Yuen lays down the law during this year's first Freestyle Friday.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 18, 2009, 3:49 p.m.

Sophmore Kathy Luc toughs out the rain.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 18, 2009, 3:48 p.m.

Blazers crash against the Barons.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 18, 2009, 3:39 p.m.

Blazer Melissa Romero protects the Blair goal from Sherwood's attack.

Photo: soccersherwood

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 18, 2009, 3:32 p.m.

Blazer Imani Pierre rushs to defend Blair's goal.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 8:10 p.m.

A party takes place in the hall after the ceremony.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 7:58 p.m.

Alumni watch the ceremony from the orchestra seating area.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 7:49 p.m.

Blazer memorabilia is displayed for all to see.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 7:39 p.m.

Alumni enjoy appetizers before the ceremony.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 7:04 p.m.

Alumni watch one of several videos produced by the Blair Alumni Association.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 7:01 p.m.

Alumnus Stefanie Cohen, Class of 63, dances with friend David Patterson.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:57 p.m.

Ben Stein wears a suit with his famous tennis shoes.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:54 p.m.

Blair's orchestra prepares to play as guests enter the concert hall.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:50 p.m.

Ben Stein and Mark Levin present Carl Bernstein with his award.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:47 p.m.

Coach Morgan Wootten, Class of 1950, speaks about how his experiance at Blair affected his coaching life positively.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:46 p.m.

Gardi Royce performs with the Blair Orchestra before and during the ceremony.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:41 p.m.

Journalist and author Carl Bernstein speaks about his interesting experiences at Blair, which include writing for Silver Chips, skipping 6th period to play pool, and working for the Washington Star.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:37 p.m.

Refreshments were available before and after the induction ceremony.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:29 p.m.

Sculptures adorn the patio at Strathmore Music Center.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:25 p.m.

Signs featuring the Blair Blazer guided alumni to their class's section.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:16 p.m.

Speech writer, author and actor Ben Stein hosts the festivities.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:11 p.m.

The 75th Anniversary Gala was held on October 16 at the Strathmore Music Center in Rockville.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 17, 2009, 6:06 p.m.

The night's main event was the Induction Ceremony for the Blair Alumni Association's hall of fame.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 13, 2009, 1:37 a.m.

The University of Wisconsin sculpted the exterior of their unit to match the landscape of their state.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 13, 2009, 1:31 a.m.

The University of Louisiana uses a system that allows for the expansion of inside or outside living space depending on the season.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 13, 2009, 1:28 a.m.

The team from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee utilizes a pitched rood and trough in order to capture rain water.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 13, 2009, 1:18 a.m.

Team Spain wows the crowd with a rotating solar panel display on the roof.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 13, 2009, 1:08 a.m.

Sun screens allow for the intake of heat and light which increases effiency and minimizes electric bills.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 13, 2009, 1:04 a.m.

Solar energy is used to create electricity and to create hot water for heating and personal use.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 13, 2009, 12:59 a.m.

Rain shielding, a type of wood siding that does not rot, makes for a efficient and durable building material.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 13, 2009, 12:58 a.m.

College students from all throughout the country come together each year to design, engineer and build these zero impact dwellings.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 13, 2009, 12:47 a.m.

All houses used domestically produced materials in the build to make the designs as low impact as possible.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 13, 2009, 12:30 a.m.

All houses derived a greater volume of electricity than consumed from photovoltaic cells on the rooves and walls of the units.

Photo: National Equality March

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 11, 2009, 5:13 p.m.

The National Equality March on Oct. 11 called on people from all ages, races and creeds to stand together for one cause: equality.

Photo: H1N1 virus prevention

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 10, 2009, 3:45 p.m.

Carol Kiernan, R.N., B.S.N., of Access Travel Health and Immunizations, prepares to administer flu shots to staff.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 10, 2009, 3:19 p.m.

Sophomore Class President Bruce Yuen tells the camera what activities will be happening at Blair in the coming weeks.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 10, 2009, 3:18 p.m.

Reporter Kristin Fischer gives a report from Blair in front of Blair's marching band, cheerleaders and principal.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 10, 2009, 3:17 p.m.

Principal Darryl Williams and Senior Lam Cao, brother of Tai Lam, were featured as Blair heroes at the morning festivities.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 10, 2009, 3:16 p.m.

Junior Cheerleader Vyuy Luu entertains the crowd.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 10, 2009, 3:15 p.m.

Freshman Jacob Buchholz performs with Blair's marching band which was featured on Channel 9.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 10, 2009, 3:14 p.m.

Cameraman Kevin King was sent to cover the festivities featured on Channel 9 from 5 - 7 a.m.

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By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 10, 2009, 3:14 p.m.

Blair's SGA, marching band and cheerleaders line up to be shown on television.

Photo: H1N1 virus prevention

By Colin Wiencek | Oct. 8, 2009, 7:33 p.m.

Carol Kiernan, R.N., B.S.N., of Access Travel Health and Immunizations, prepares to administer flu shots to staff.

Photo: Homecoming 2009

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 27, 2009, 6:13 p.m.

Blazers enjoy a night of music and dance at Homecoming on Sept. 26. Photo by Colin Wiencek.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 26, 2009, 9:11 p.m.

A sophmore Blazer experiments with a new way of eating cake by adding water.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 26, 2009, 9:10 p.m.

The SGA spruces up this year's pep rally with the addition of school-spirited balloons.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 26, 2009, 9:09 p.m.

The new turf out for display during Blair's first pep rally of the 2009 school year.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 26, 2009, 9:08 p.m.

Chris Styles DJs on hand at the pep rally.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 26, 2009, 2:33 p.m.

The student seating section is packed with spirited Blazers.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 26, 2009, 2:31 p.m.

The two teams preparing to clash during the second half of the Sept. 25 game.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 26, 2009, 2:30 p.m.

Two players crash during the final minutes of the homecoming game.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 26, 2009, 2:29 p.m.

A Springbrook player lands on Blazer during a particularly rough play.

Photo: BNC

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 23, 2009, 7:04 p.m.

Blair Network Communications (BNC) prepares to start taping their fall series, which will premiere on October 7. Photo by Colin Wiencek.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 23, 2009, 1:14 p.m.

Senior Xander Baldwin throws the ball into play.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 23, 2009, 1:13 p.m.

Senior Xander Baldwin races down the field in an attempt to score.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 23, 2009, 1:12 p.m.

Senior Otis Banwell moves to defend Blair's goal.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 1:19 a.m.

A variety of Montgomery County Public Schools literature was available.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 1:18 a.m.

Blair parents wait for light in front of Montgomery Blair High School on the evening of back to school night.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 1:17 a.m.

Clubs attempt to entice parents into getting their children to join.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 1:16 a.m.

ESOL students watch in happiness while their children show what they learned in the first three weeks of school.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 1:11 a.m.

InToneNation, Blair's student run a capella group, perform for parents in between classes.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 1:09 a.m.

Emanuel Charles and Robert McMahon, of the Physical Education and Health Department, speak to parents of their first semester students.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 1:08 a.m.

Jonathon Verock, the ceramics teacher, speaks to his Ceramics 1 class.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 1:07 a.m.

Kelly O'Connor chats with a parent in her Advanced Shakespeare class.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 1:03 a.m.

Megan Dieckman describes her plans for her forensics students.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 1:01 a.m.

Parent Donna Vlasik reads her son's schedule.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 12:59 a.m.

Parents and students browse booths set up by Blair's multitude of different clubs and activities.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 12:43 a.m.

Parents wait for class to start.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 19, 2009, 12:42 a.m.

The SGA sells snacks to parents and students between classes.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 18, 2009, 7:23 p.m.

Traffic backs up past the light to get into limited parking at the school.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 9, 2009, 11:18 p.m.

Blazers stand for the playing of the national anthem.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 9, 2009, 11:11 p.m.

Senior Nellie Garlow fends off an attack from Einstein.

Photo: Obama's address

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 9, 2009, 1:49 p.m.

Obama speaks, via weblink, to Blazers in the auditorium about the importance of staying in school and learning.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 8, 2009, 11:44 p.m.

One of the hit performances was the comedic plays performaned by Shakespeare Skum.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 8, 2009, 11:29 p.m.

A page helps remove knights helmet after an intense game of jousting.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 8, 2009, 11:25 p.m.

Romero, a member of the comedy routine Fight School, entertains guests with comedic fighting and witty jokes.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 8, 2009, 10:42 p.m.

The festival includes numerous plays and demonstrations from Shakespeare to sword swallowing.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 8, 2009, 10:28 p.m.

Various period wares were on sale at the festival, including fine jewelry.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 8, 2009, 10:22 p.m.

Elizabeth Spilsbury, a CAP junior, enjoys various wooden weapons for sale at the festival.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 8, 2009, 10:13 p.m.

A knight waits for results of jousting tournament to be announced by the royal queen of Revel Grove.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 8, 2009, 9:39 p.m.

A knight in shining armor prepares to charge into a friendly game of jousting, Maryland's official sport.

Photo: Play Signup

By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 8, 2009, 9:22 p.m.

Freshman Julia Bates and juniors Emma Kaufman, Katerina Klavon and Elizabeth Spilsbury sign up to audition for the fall play, Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Photo by Colin Wiencek.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 8, 2009, 9:12 p.m.

The King's servant reads announcement to guests.

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By Colin Wiencek | Sept. 8, 2009, 9:10 p.m.

A marionette monkey entertains guests at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.

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By Colin Wiencek | Aug. 28, 2009, 11:36 p.m.

The girls take a well earned break.

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By Colin Wiencek | Aug. 28, 2009, 11:17 p.m.

Technical skills are practiced during warm ups.

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By Colin Wiencek | Aug. 28, 2009, 11:14 p.m.

The team practices heading the ball during a late summer practice session.

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By Colin Wiencek | Aug. 28, 2009, 11:09 p.m.

The girls' soccer team practices passing during warm ups.

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By Colin Wiencek | Aug. 28, 2009, 11:05 p.m.

The soccer coach discusses technique with his team.

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By Colin Wiencek | Aug. 28, 2009, 11 p.m.

A soccer ball flies through the air during a summer preseason session.