Molly Ellison


Name: Molly Ellison
Position: Online Photo Editor
Graduation Year: 2012
Here's a song to describe myself: Never Say Never



Images (331)


Photo: Simple Dreadlocks

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 8, 2012, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Ismail Lapp-Kamara completes his look with a cool hat.

Photo: Devynck

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 30, 2012, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior goalie Michel Devynck played a stellar game against Poolesville.

Photo: Remy

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 7, 2012, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Theo Remy drives as coach Pigrom watches from the sidelines.

Photo: Narcisse

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 7, 2012, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Rick Narcisse is fouled on a shot attempt. Blair fell to 3-5 on the season with Friday's loss to Sherwood.

Photo: ride on buses

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 4, 2012, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A Ride On bus prepares to turn at the intersection of Fenton Street and Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring. The new Montgomery County transit system may offer a convenient alternative to Ride On buses.

Photo: Alumni Panel

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 24, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Recent Blair alumni speak about their college experiences to a group of students in the auditorium during lunch Thursday.

Photo: Alumni

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Recent Blair alumni speak about their college experiences to a group of students in the auditorium during lunch Thursday.

Photo: Band

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Blair Instrumental Music Program has a chance to win up to $10,000.

Photo: Ride On Bus

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A Ride On bus prepares to turn at the intersection of Fenton Street and Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring. The new Montgomery County transit system may offer a convenient alternative to Ride On buses.

Photo: Gabrielle Smith

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 19, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Gabrielle Smith in a game last December, two weeks before a concusion sidelined her for the year.

Photo: Northwood High

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 7, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A senior Blazer was stabbed at Northwood on Tuesday night while trying to break up an argument.

Photo: Knee socks

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 2, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Knee-high socks add a unique touch to one of winter's best basics, leather boots.

Photo: Infinity scarf

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 2, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Gabriela Cruz accessorizes with one Blair's biggest trends, a cute, but comfortable, circle scarf.

Photo: Falls in Sligo Creek

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Photo: Road

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Photo: The Three Musketeers

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 21, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A hand-painted sign sits in front of Blair at the intersection of University Boulevard and Colesville Road advertising the MBHS fall play, The Three Musketeers. The show opens November 4 and runs through November 11.

Photo: Lopez

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

In early September, senior forward Johanna Lopez committed to Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Photo: SGA fall activities

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 16, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Members of Blair's Student Government Association (SGA) work on a poster for the upcoming freshman elections.

Photo: Toms

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 15, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Classic Toms, such as these, are a comfortable staple of Blazers' fall wardrobes.

Photo: Tribal Prints

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 15, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blair student Taylor Smith mixes stripes with a fun fall trend, tribal print.

Photo: Blood Drive Sign-Up

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Genesis Nunez signs up to participate in Blair's Fall blood drive during 6th period lunch. The biannual event is being hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA) and will take place September 20th.

Photo: New Year, New Schedules

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Students stand outside of the counseling office Wednesday during 6th period lunch, waiting to meet with their counselors to discuss schedule changes. The Blair 2011-2012 school year started this week, and with a new school year comes new classes.

Photo: SilverDocs 2011

By Molly Ellison | June 24, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Eager film fans wait in the stand-by lines for tickets to one of the several movies screening at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring on Friday night. The showings are a part of the 9th annual AFI Silver/Discovery Channel SilverDocs Documentary Film Festival that will run through Sunday, June 26th. The festival attracts filmmakers and industry professionals from all over the world and many Blair students attend or volunteer at the event.

Photo: Tchoukoua

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blair Junior Audrey Tchoukoua sings the opera classic, Ave Maria.

Photo: Morrobel

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Graduating Senior Amaris Morrobel sings a cover of a Shakira song, even being able to hit some of Shakira's difficult notes.

Photo: Silvestre

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Graduating Senior Rowela Silvestre plays guitar and sings to the night's crowd.

Photo: Strautmatis

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Michael Strautmatis performs a cover of John Mayer's song Clarity, even including an intricate guitar solo.

Photo: Boyd

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Justin Boyd, who has been a musician since the age of eight, plays a piece on the piano and creates a change of pace for the show.

Photo: Twins

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Graduating Seniors Jeanne and Lauren Jarvis-Gibson perform an original medley of ten songs, ranging from the summer favorite "I'm Your's" to new hit, "The Lazy Song."

Photo: JR

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior John Rose, better known as JR, raps an original song that raises awareness about the serious issue of bullying.

Photo: Emcee

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

In-between acts, the nights Emcee's joke with each other and the audience on stage.

Photo: African Dance Troupe

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blair's high energy African Dance Troupe make a dramatic entrance and perform an upbeat routine onstage.

Photo: Jacksons

By Molly Ellison | June 9, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Fraternal twins Adrienne and Zoe Jackson are looking at very different colleges, mainly because their interests are so contrasting.

Photo: Basball

By Molly Ellison | June 7, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior co-captain Pierce Marston is a reliable pitcher for Blair baseball.

Photo: Blair's Got Tal

By Molly Ellison | June 3, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Attendees file into the auditorium right before Blair's Got Talent begins. The 2nd annual event was held Friday night at Blair and was a schoolwide talent show, boasting a variety of performers.

Photo: HSA's

By Molly Ellison | May 17, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Students congregate in the Student Activities Center (SAC) around 10:30 am Tuesday morning as they wait for the bell to ring for the first class of the day. Due to High School Assessments (HSA), students who don't have an HSA don't have to show up at school until the beggining of 5th period through Thursday of this week.

Photo: Shapiro

By Molly Ellison | May 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior attack Lyla Shapiro shoots against the Patriot defense. Blair lost 20-9 against Wootton.

Photo: Holmes

By Molly Ellison | May 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore wing attack Caren Holmes follows up after a draw. The girls' lacrosse season came to an end after Thursday night's loss.

Photo: Lewando

By Molly Ellison | May 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior defense Julia Lewando cradles the ball past a Wootton player. Lewando scored three of Blair's nine goals.

Photo: Fruit

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Butterfly's eat various fruits set out on a plate for them.

Photo: Great Mormon (Male)

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A male Great Mormon butterfly flutters through the flowers of the greenhouse.

Photo: Great Mormon (Female)

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A female member of the Great Mormon species sits delicately on the windowsill of the greenhouse.

Photo: Monarch and the Queen

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A Monarch butterfly and a Queen butterfly fly harmoniously.

Photo: Atas Moths

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Large Atlas Moths perch on the side of a tree.

Photo: Perch

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A butterfly rests on the edge of leaf, preparing to take flight.

Photo: Greenhouse

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The greenhouse where the butterfly's are held sits tucked away in the vast Brookside Gardens of Wheaton.

Photo: Buckeye

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A member of the Buckeye Butterfly species perches on a leaf.

Photo: Atala

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A smaller Atala butterfly sits on a leaf.

Photo: Lemon Pansy

By Molly Ellison | May 9, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

An aerial view of a Lemon Pansy butterfly gives a unique view of its owl-esque wings.

Photo: Mustard Seed Thrift Store

By Molly Ellison | May 8, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Boutique second-hand store, Mustard Seed, is located on Wisconsin Avenue, just a block from the Bethesda Metro.

Photo: Value Village

By Molly Ellison | May 8, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Value Village, located on University Boulevard in Hyattsville, sells a wide range of goods and even displays some outside.

Photo: Robert Huang

By Molly Ellison | May 7, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Robert Huang sets the ball for a teammate.

Photo: Claire Ettinger

By Molly Ellison | May 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Ettinger, pictured here treating a baseball player with an ice pack, acts as the team trainer at an array of school sports games by helping athletes with medical issues when needed.

Photo: Capstone

By Molly Ellison | May 5, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Today seniors displayed their Capstone projects, which are final presentations relating to their experience in the Academies at Blair. Here, senior Emily Haislip displays her project, which is based on her art school portfolio.

Photo: Huang

By Molly Ellison | May 4, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Ricci Huang prepares to hit the ball.

Photo: Zhang

By Molly Ellison | May 3, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Michael Zhang and sophomore Tony Liang prevent a Churchill kill.

Photo: Science Field Trip

By Molly Ellison | April 28, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

AP Physics and Marine Biology students sit in the courtyard with science equipment after returning from a field trip to the Anacostia river. Some Spanish language students also went on a field trip Thursday.

Photo: Speed Hump

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The remnants of a once red graffiti mark are still slightly visible on this yellow "Speed Hump" sign.

Photo: Stop Bush

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The word "Bush!" is vandalized on a stop sign, creating the phrase "Stop Bush!" and making a reference to former US president George W. Bush.

Photo: Back Tag

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

An unidentifiable tag throws the viewer off because it is placed on the back of a sign, instead of the front.

Photo: Crime Watch

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A sticker featuring a mysterious face decorates a "Neighborhood Crime Watch" sign.

Photo: Shazam

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Just for fun, a tiny "shazam" is spray painted onto a stop sign, creating the obscure phrase "Stop Shazam."

Photo: Squirrel Crossing

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

As a joke, residents put up a "Squirrel Crossing" sign in their yard.

Photo: Do not enter War

By Molly Ellison | April 20, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Making a political statement, a "war" sticker is placed after the words "Do Not Enter, One Way," on a sign off of Carroll Avenue.

Photo: Dragon

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Performers with the Okinawa America Ryukyu Culture Association, dressed in an intricate dragon costume, take a break from the parade.

Photo: Marine Corps

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Tuba players in the United States Marine Corps marching band play a patriotic song. The band was one of the many military groups to take part in the festivities.

Photo: Dancers

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Members of the drum and perform a Japanese dance in traditional clothing.

Photo: Cherry Blossom's

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

This year's Cherry Blossom Queen's were some of the many beauty queen's to be featured in the parade.

Photo: Balloons

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Giant balloons resembling Japanese lanterns float down the parade route.

Photo: Drummers

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Drummers from Tamagawa University accompany their school's dancers.

Photo: Lucas Babinec

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Lucas Babinec eyes the ball, waiting for the perfect moment to sprint towards the next base.

Photo: Atticus Shaffer

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Atticus Shaffer from the ABC show, The Middle, waves to patrons. Shaffer was the Grand Marshall for this year's parade.

Photo: National Park Service

By Molly Ellison | April 14, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Members of the National Park Service's Cherry Tree Maintenance Team wave to the crowd along with their mascot, a beaver.

Photo: Library

By Molly Ellison | April 13, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The library, which is facing staff reductions for next year, sits open to students and teachers for use during the school day.

Photo: Voter Registration

By Molly Ellison | April 12, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A table is set up outside of the library Tuesday during lunch for eligible students to register to vote in any upcoming political elections. In order to be eligible, students have to be eighteen years old by November 6th of this year.

Photo: Report Cards

By Molly Ellison | April 8, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

In a homeroom class, report cards sit on a table waiting to be claimed by students. Blazers got their third quarter report cards back Thursday and the fourth, and final, marking period of the school year began last week.

Photo: Set

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore William Cai sets the ball for sophomore Tony Liang.

Photo: 3596

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Members of the ensemble perform in-sync during the overture.

Photo: Huang

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Robert Huang attempts to send the ball over two Sherwood defenders.

Photo: Pit

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blair's pit orchestra warms up before performing a piece of music from the show.

Photo: Save-A-Soul

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sergeant Sarah Brown, played by senior Katerina Klavon, leads the Save-A-Soul Mission group in recruiting sinners amidst the busy streets of New York.

Photo: Costumes

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Extra costumes hang in a dressing room backstage and include everything from modest dresses to sequined show stoppers.

Photo: Make-Up

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Female cast members do hair and make-up before the show.

Photo: Underpass

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Cast members sneak through a backstage underpass, which connects the two sides of the stage so actors can enter and exit from either side without disturbing anyone.

Photo: Nicely-Nicely and Benny

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Tyler Fultz and Junior Audrey Tchoukoua play Nicely-Nicely Johnson and Benny Southstreet, both friends of Nathan Detroit.

Photo: Pose

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Members of the ensemble end a big dance number with a dramatic pose.

Photo: Wurzbacher

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Hot Box nightclub's emcee, played by senior Alec Wurzbacher, introduces a dance act.

Photo: Sarah and Sky

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sky Masterson, right, played by freshman Langston Cotman, attempts to woo Sergeant Sarah Brown in order to beat Nathan Detroit in a bet.

Photo: Stage Crew

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Members of Blair's stage crew practice pulling up the curtains during a run-through of the show.

Photo: Nathan and Adelaide

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Bill Griffis plays Nathan Detroit, the head of a gambling fraternity, and his longtime girlfriend Miss Adelaide, a dancer at the Hot Box club, discuss the state of their relationship in Act I of the show.

Photo: Leap

By Molly Ellison | April 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Clara Kelly, a member of the shows ensemble, leaps through the aid during a dance number.

Photo: English class

By Molly Ellison | April 4, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

If you're a Blazer who relies on make-up assignments to raise your grade, it's important to establish a good relationship with your teachers so that they're more accepting of your late work come end-of-quarter time.

Photo: Marston: Athlete of the Week

By Molly Ellison | April 2, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Peirce Marston, a reliable pitcher for Blair's varsity baseball team, prepares to pitch during the second game of the season.

Photo: Guys & Dolls

By Molly Ellison | March 31, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Members of the Guys & Dolls cast and crew set up the stage for Thursday's dress rehearsal. The musical premiers Friday night and goes through April 9th.

Photo: Pitch

By Molly Ellison | March 26, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Peirce Marston overpowers the Coyotes with his efficient pitching during Friday's game.

Photo: Buchholz

By Molly Ellison | March 26, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Ben Buchholz hinders Clarksburg with his effective fielding during Friday's game.

Photo: Blood Drive

By Molly Ellison | March 24, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Christian Peña rests after giving blood thursday afternoon. Twice a year Blair's Student Government Association (SGA) holds a school wide blood drive in which students sixteen or older are allowed to participate.

Photo: Mr. Clark

By Molly Ellison | March 23, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The concert orchestra and symphonic orchestra both received superior marks at the District 2 Orchestra Festival. Here, concert orchestra teacher Daryl Clark conducts the symphonic band.

Photo: Durban

By Molly Ellison | March 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior goalie Kit Durban made a few nice saves on Monday night, but ultimately, Blair's lack of depth led to 13 Whitman goals.

Photo: Gonzalez

By Molly Ellison | March 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior D-Pole Carlos Gonzalez played well despite his team's 13-3 loss.

Photo: Columns

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Columns formerly located on the East Portico of the National Capitol Building sit on a hilltop at the unusually located US National Arboretum. The columns have been at the Arboretum since the 1980's and are an obscure, lesser known DC attraction.

Photo: Litteri

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A. Litteri, Incorporated is an Italian wholesale market located in near Gallaudet University in DC. The area the shop is located in is a maze of warehouses and parking lots filled with vans and trucks, resembling an industrial park in Newark more than the Nation's Capitol.

Photo: Lincoln

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Reflecting a darker time in American History, this is the building in which President Lincoln was embalmed after being assassinated. The building, located on Capitol Hill, now houses the Folger Shakespeare Library's offices.

Photo: The Beatle's Warehouse

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

This run down warehouse right next to the New York Avenue Metro Station is the site of the Beatle's first concert ever in the United States. Before the Beatle's came to town, the building was a minor league hockey arena. Now, the building sits covered in graffiti and is used as a parking garage.

Photo: Plantation House

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Though rundown, this house has historic value because it was built before the city of Washington even existed. Located down the street from Eastern Market in Southeast DC, the house was once sat on a plantation and was visited by George Washington.

Photo: Puck

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Depicting one of the most beloved Shakespeare characters of all time, this statue of Puck from "A Midsummer Night's Dream", sits on the grounds of the Folger Shakespeare Library and faces the Library of Congress.

Photo: Smokestacks

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Surrounded by trees and only a short walk from the columns, visitors to the arboretum can peer through branches and see smokestacks off in the city. The arboretum is located on a hilltop in the Northeast quadrant of DC and has nearly 450 acres filled with trees, gardens, and roads.

Photo: National Cathedral

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The site of the distinctive gargoyles is none other than the National Cathedral. Construction for the building started in 1907 and continued until the late 1960's, this gave over sixty years for stone masons to put in exhaustive, detailed work on the hundreds of gargoyles located all around the Cathedral's exterior.

Photo: Boathouse

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Georgetown Waterfront has several big boathouses, including Potomac Boat Club and Thompson's Boat Club, but none are quite like the quaint Jack's Boathouse. Nestled in between trees and down a quiet road right on the shore of the Potomac River, Jack's rents canoes and kayak's.

Photo: Gargoyles

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

These gargoyles, sculpted to look like frogs and other bizarre creatures, sit atop a very famous building located on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest DC.

Photo: Lincoln's Cottage

By Molly Ellison | March 18, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Located on the grounds of the Old Soldier's Home in a residential area of the city, Lincoln's Cottage sits open to visitors. Lincoln lived in the cottage off and on throughout the Civil War and the building was opened to the public only three years ago.

Photo: St. Patrick's Day

By Molly Ellison | March 17, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Juniors Julia Lewando, Hannah Jo Mounty Weinstock, and Edie Hopkins wear green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Many Blazers showed their Irish pride Thursday by wearing green attire, ranging from festive shoes, to pants, to jewelry.

Photo: Silver Quill trio

By Molly Ellison | March 7, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

(From left) Seniors Jeanne Jarvis-Gibson, Malaika Newman and Lauren Jarvis-Gibson perform a cover of Colbie Caillat and Taylor Swift's song Breathe. Other performers included everything from alternative rock, to jazz, to celtic folk music.

Photo: Silver Quill screen printing

By Molly Ellison | March 7, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

An event attendee screen-print her own t-shirt, which features the title of this year's SilverQuill literary arts magazine. Other hands-on demonstrations were at the fundraiser, including beading and paper making.

Photo: Lacrosse Tryouts

By Molly Ellison | March 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Freshman Amalia Perez plays with a lacrosse stick during lunch. Many students were carrying around lacrosse sticks, baseball gear, and other sports equipment throughout the day because spring sports tryouts started this afternoon.

Photo: Semi Conductor

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

An engineer from the Semiconductor Industry Association describes how her technology works to patrons.

Photo: Soil Tester

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

An engineer volunteering for the day explains how to a group how a soil quality tester works.

Photo: Main Hall

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The main hall of the National Building Museum is packed with children as their parents as they make their way through the various booths at the event.

Photo: PBS

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A young patron excitedly prepares to launch items in her catapult across the table at an exhibit sponsored by PBS Kids.

Photo: Pop

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Event goers attempt to catch popcorn with nets at an exciting, but messy, popcorn display.

Photo: Tsunami Simulator

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A Tsunami Wave Tank, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, simulates the effects of a Tsunami. The exhibit was staffed by students from Howard University and the machine drew large crowds.

Photo: Catapult

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A giant catapult sits on a table, waiting to be tested. Patrons at the event were allowed to make smaller versions of the machine to use and take home.

Photo: Robot

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A close look at a hand-built robot reveals the inner workings of the machine. The robot was built by a youth robotics team and sponsored by NASA.

Photo: Building Museum

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Patrons file in and out of the National Building Museum, located on F Street near downtown DC.

Photo: Slime

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A volunteer hands out a bag of slime to a group of young museum goers. The slime was a fun addition to the event.

Photo: Hands On Building

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Swarms of children and parents sit on the floor of the main hall of the museum and build structures out of newspaper, cardboard, and tape.

Photo: Scheduling

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 17, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Prusse Kakpovi fills out a scheduling form while waiting outside of her counselor's office. Students have been flooding the counselor's office in the past few weeks in order to meet the deadlines for turning in their schedules for next year.

Photo: Adarkwa

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 16, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Freshman Erica Adarkwa dribbles past a Jaguar defender.

Photo: Point

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 16, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Mimi Verdonk shoots a basket.

Photo: Ninth Grade Academies

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 10, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Ninth grade students fill the auditorium Thursday during 8th period for an assembly about selecting an academy.

Photo: Spring Sports

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 3, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A student signs into the boys tennis informational meeting Thursday after school. Boy's tennis, as well as a number of other sports, have held pre-season information meetings and many more will follow as Spring sports season fast approaches.

Photo: American Graffii

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A 1958 Chevy Impala pays tribute to the 1973 George Lucas film, American Graffiti.

Photo: LI-ON Wave

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

This bright green, LI-ION Wave vehicle is 100% electric and will be available to the public December of this year.

Photo: Engine

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The different parts of a car engine are displayed for auto show goers to get a better idea of what the motors in their cars are made of.

Photo: Cadillac Prototype

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A Cadillac protoype vehicle, which is not yet available to the public, sits in the upstairs showroom.

Photo: Under construction

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The site for the Takoma Park Public Works Building is mid-construction.

Photo: OSU

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Ohio State University's College of Engineering shows of one of its proudest creations, the world's fastest electric vehicle.

Photo: Fiat

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Fiat displays several wheel and hubcap designs at their modern booth in the auto shows upstairs showroom.

Photo: Mustang

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The hood of this bright red 1965 Mustang is propped open to reveal the cars impressive engine.

Photo: Race Track

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A race track for remote controlled cars sits in the downstairs showroom for kids to play with.

Photo: Auto Show

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Auto show goers get a close look at vehicles from an array of major car makers in the upstairs showroom. The Washington Auto Show takes up two huge showrooms at the downtown DC Convention Center where the event is held.

Photo: Italian

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Italian carmaker Fiat shows off a colorful car that has a unique paint-job designed by an artist.

Photo: Chevy Electric

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

American auto-maker Chevy displays its eco-friendly, electric vehicle, the 2011 Chevy Volt.

Photo: Signs

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Clever novelty signs hang at the auto show's merchandise booth.

Photo: Tesla Roadster

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

This 2008 Tesla Roadster has a unique paint job that changes from blue to green to purple, depending on the angle one views it from. It is also one of the many electric cars on display at the auto show.

Photo: Spors Car

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

This historic sports-car boasts an impressive maroon and silver striped paint-job. Sports-car's owned by area residents were submitted into the auto show in addition to the models displayed by car manufacturers.

Photo: SLS

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The unconventional 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS impresses auto show goers, and will put a $183,000 dent in the pocket of anyone who decides to buy it.

Photo: Back to the Future

By Molly Ellison | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Serving as a tribute to the classic film, Back to the Future, this 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 sits on display in the downstairs showroom.

Photo: No School

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 28, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Snow covers sidewalks and yards midday Thursday. Due to about five inches of snow that fell Wednesday night, students had the day off Thursday.

Photo: Kalala

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 23, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior forward Rose Kalala dribbles past Northwood defense.

Photo: Shot

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 23, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior guard Morgan Chase is airborn while shooting the ball.

Photo: Offense

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 23, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Lady Blazers watch as the ball nears the basket.

Photo: Guys and Dolls

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 20, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blair students practice a dance routine before auditioning for the Spring musical, Guys & Dolls. Auditions are being held throughout the next few days in the afternoon in both Blair's Theatre and the Chorus classroom.

Photo: Beakers

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 20, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Beakers sit on the countertop of an AP Science classroom. AP Science classes will reap the benefits of the PTSA mini-grants and use the money for equipment.

Photo: Family Affair

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Parents and their children participate in themed arts and crafts activities at the American Indian Museum's MLK celebration event.

Photo: Martha Redbone Trio

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The three members of the Martha Redbone Trio perform on the main floor of the Museum. The pieces performed reflected the experiences of American Indians and infused strong lead vocals with modern twists, the electric guitar and piano.

Photo: The Steps of the Speech

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Visitors flood the Lincoln Memorial and stand on the same steps that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his infamous, "I Have A Dream," speech on.

Photo: Atrium

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Visitors come and go throughout the entire main floor of the National Museum of the American Indian during the second day of the museum's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. The museum's event, called, "Sharing the Dream: A Multicultural Celebration of Love & Justice," hosted a variety of activities including arts and crafts, performances, and guest speakers.

Photo: Museum Tours

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

In order to get the full experience of the museum and festival events, visitors take a guided tour.

Photo: Red, Black, and Brown

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Dr. Phoebe Farris, a member of the Powhatan/Renape tribes, gives a talk on the work of various mixed American Indian, African American, and Latin American artists.

Photo: Last Minute Re-Takes

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 13, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Social Studies students retake quizzes and tests Thursday during lunch. Many Blair students rushed to turn in final projects and take tests before the marking period ended.

Photo: Women's Advocacy

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Members of Blair's Women's Advocacy Club will distribute petitions for Sara Kruzan and Sakineh Mohammad on Thursday and Friday. Here, the club watches a film about Kruzan.

Photo: The End

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A colorful wreath lets visitors know that the unique holiday event is over, and that the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas has come to a close.

Photo: Crowds Through Ice

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Crowds of ice show visitors in blue parkas walk through the exhibit.

Photo: The Grinch's Evil Lair

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Some of the little un-colored ice in the exhibit depicts the Grinch's evil lair.

Photo: Train Track

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A train track lined with bright pink lights swerves through colorful stacks of Who's presents.

Photo: Welcome Sign

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

As visitors enter the nine-degree chill they are greeted by a large sign sculpted in the unique style of Dr. Seuss.

Photo: Fireplace

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Grinch pops out of a fireplace in order to steal some Who's stockings in an effort to make their Christmas terrible.

Photo: Whoville

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A tiny house in Whoville perches atop mounds of ice and snow in a nighttime scene, which includes a starry background and hanging snowflakes.

Photo: The Grinch and His Sleigh

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Grinch admires his sleigh, led by his dog Max, and prepares to pose as Saint Nick in order to make Christmas not come for the Who's of Whoville's.

Photo: The Roastbeef Feast

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Grinch and all of Whoville sit down on Christmas day to have a festive Roast Beast Feast.

Photo: The Who's of Whoville

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Who's of Whoville congregate on Christmas morning after the grinch has played his nasty trick on them, but the Grinch soon realizes that his idea had not worked at all. Christmas still came.

Photo: The Ice Tunnel

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 6, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A colorfully lit ice tunnel connects exhibition rooms, and leads the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas to it's next chapter.

Photo: Jackson

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 5, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior guard Adrienne Jackson dribbles past a Springbrook defender.

Photo: Lopez

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 5, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior forward Johanna Lopez drives to the basket.

Photo: Thunder Grill

By Molly Ellison | Jan. 4, 2011, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Restaurants in Union Station do their own holiday decorating, such as these colorful lights displayed in the Thunder Grill.

Photo: Shops

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Festive decorations add holiday cheer to the shopping area of Union Station. The station holds an array of stores, selling everything from clothes to comics to books, and is a popular destination for both pre and post holiday shopping.

Photo: Wreath

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

One of the many holiday wreaths in Union Station is displayed on a wall in the picturesque main hall.

Photo: Outside

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Bright holiday wreaths decorate the three main arches on the front exterior of the historic Union Station building in the heart of DC.

Photo: Upper Level

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Ticket desks in the station are adorned by simple holiday decorations. Travelers can admire the festive atmosphere while eating in the food court below or wandering around the beautiful halls and train gates in the station.

Photo: Trains

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A scenic model train display called "A Norwegian Christmas," sits in a wing off Union Station's main hall for visitors to watch as the train moves along its tracks.

Photo: Tree Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Union Station Christmas Tree, donated by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and decorated with the flags of both Norway and the United States, sits in the stations main hall.

Photo: Union

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Small boutique shops in a wing off the main hall of Union Station offer a huge selection of merchandise for holiday travelers to browse through.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Visitors leave the Zoo lights display under a giant light banner and star patterns projected on a walkway by the Rock Creek Parkway entrance to the Zoo.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The facade of the Reptile House at the Zoo is eerily lit up by green spotlights and its doorway is framed by tiny, bright orange lights. Many of the animal houses, including the Small Mammals House, are open to visitors during the light display and offer refuge from the cold winter weather.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Visitors can take a break from the animal displays at the Zoo by walking on a footpath lined with bright arches, trees, and snow.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Pedestrians walk through light patterns projected on a brick path while making their way past a tree covered in green lights.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A komodo dragon light display, situated in front of the Reptile House, turns its head.

Photo: Zoo Lights

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 26, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A smaller tree tucked away near the Zoo's animal barn is illuminated by strings of both white and multicolored lights.

Photo: School Day Caroling

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blair's student acapella group, InToneNation, sings to students during a seventh period class. The group visited class rooms throughout the school day singing holiday songs such as "Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer" and "Santa Baby."

Photo: NHS Students tutor HSA prep

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 20, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Scott tutors students in math. B_SMaRT will take place at Blair from June 18 through Aug. 10.

Photo: Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 20, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in downtown DC has a popular ice rink perfect for ice skating during the winter months.

Photo: HSA Tutoring

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 20, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Math Teacher Jacob Scott tutors students during lunch in preparation for the Maryland HSA's.

Photo: Roscoe's

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 18, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Restaurants like Rosoce's Pizzeria have shown an interest in acquiring the new liquor license.

Photo: Winter Candy Gram

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A student buys a holiday candy gram during lunch to send to a friend. As a fundraiser, Blair's National Honors Society is selling sweet treats that students can buy and send to friends in the school. All of the money raised will go to Habitat for Humanity.

Photo: Warm Up

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Jazz Band students warm up with teacher Ms. Rogers minutes before going on stage. Thursday night members of all of Blair's Jazz Bands showcased their talents at their Winter Concert and performed in the school's auditorium for family and friends.

Photo: Posession

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 8, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Lady Blazers fight for posession of the ball during their game against Clarksburg.

Photo: Smith

By Molly Ellison | Dec. 8, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Guard Gabrielle Smith dribbles up the court.

Photo: SGA boxes

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 29, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

SGA President Adam Biru organizes collection boxes for the food drive, which are put in every first period class.

Photo: Thanksgiving

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 26, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

On Thanksgiving, also the start of the holiday season, leaves cover the ground and bare trees show that winter is coming. Students have Thursday and Friday off for Thanksgiving break and are back at school on Monday the 29th.

Photo: HP!

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 18, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, is hung up outside of the Regal Majestic movie theatre in Downtown Silver Spring, where many Blazers will attend the movie's midnight premiere.

Photo: Kules

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Freshman Genna Kules, far left, watches a performance during a meeting of the youth organization, City at Peace DC. Kules, as well as several other Blair students, are members of the organization, which promotes cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution through the performing arts.

Photo: Victory Towers

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomores Aaron Weckstein, left, and Elan Stern, center, play a card game with residents of the Victory Towers in Takoma Park at the weekly game night. Victory Towers is a senior citizens assisted living facility and holds a game night every Tuesday, which Weckstein and Stern try to volunteer at as much as possible.

Photo: City at Peace

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Jordana Rubenstein-Edberg, center, stands with fellow members of City at Peace DC and listens to comments from others about her presentation.

Photo: Green Club

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

From right, Juniors Yisel Cintora-Vega and Tyler Maton, Senior Nissi Chilkamari, and Junior Edlawit Gebre, look over Blair's Eco-Report Card and Brainstorm ideas of how to make the school more eco-friendly. All four students are members of the school's Green Club, which works to improve the environment and promote eco-friendly activity in Blair.

Photo: SGR

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Claire Douglas leads a discussion in a meeting for Students for Global Responsibilities (SGR). SGR is a student group that participates in various service projects throughout the community and is currently organizing their annual fundraiser, the SGR Spectacular.

Photo: Peet Tutoring

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Tej Ganti, right, helps Senior Mercy Johnson, left, with a computer program during Peer Tutoring, held every lunch in the Media Center. At Peer Tutoring, students volunteer to help their fellow students with work they are having trouble with.

Photo: Women's Advocacy Club

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Different facts and statistics concerning domestic violence and sexual abuse are posted throughout a hallway in Blair. The posters were put up by Women's Advocacy Club in order to inform and raise awareness about certain issues in the community. This display of advocacy shows that there are a variety of ways to get your voice heard.

Photo: claire 1

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Photo: Water

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomores Avi Li and Michael Morganstein set up the bake sale portion of their fundraiser concert Charity: Water, held November 12 at the Electric Maid in DC. Li, Morganstein, and a few of their classmates organized the concert and several student bands performed, including Midnight Sun, Bad Sauce, Door to the Sky, and Ladle Fight. All of the proceeds from the show went to the organization Charity:Water, which provides people living in underdeveloped countries with clean drinking water.

Photo: SOME

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Laura Gagliardo works on contacting the organization So Others Might Eat (SOME), an organization that works in DC on improving the lives of the homeless and poor by feeding and clothing them, giving them medical attention, and offering job training and placement. For her Girl Scout Gold Award, Gagliardo is working with SOME to bring healthy snacks to school children in the city.

Photo: Stewart

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 15, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Alex Stewart battles a Viking for the puck.

Photo: Changing Colors

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Israel Dempsey constantly changes her hair color and style, going from short to long or brown to blonde. Dempsey recently dyed the tips of her short, curly hair from blonde to bright red.

Photo: Styled Straight

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Sabine Lipten styles her hair straight with long bangs sweeping across, a simple but interesting look.

Photo: Blondes

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Clara Kelly's short hair is dyed blonde from her original color, red, and Junior Lena Myerson's hair is dyed a blonde similar to Kelly's, even though she is naturally a brunette.

Photo: Dyed Halfway

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Eden Wondimu's long, straight hair is uniquely dyed: turning from dark brown to golden brown around her shoulders.

Photo: Fiery Red

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Freshman Liam Johnstone makes a statement with his short hair dyed fiery red.

Photo: Spikey and Styled

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 13, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Both Senior Angel Canales, left, and Senior Nathan Ipanang, right, prefer to wear their hair styled and spiked straight up. Ipanang claims it only takes him four or five minutes in the morning to style, while Canales prefers not to say.

Photo: Ceramics Club

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 11, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Alec Wurzbacher works on a pottery piece on the wheel during Ceramics Club. The club meets every Thursday after school and is facilitated by ceramics teacher, Jonathan Verock. Members of the club can use their creativity to work on pieces by hand, throw on the wheel, or glaze finished works.

Photo: Rain

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 5, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Cold, rainy weather keeps the courtyards nearly empty during lunch. The bad weather drew everyone inside and crowded the SAC and Blair Boulevard, where students hang out and eat during their lunch periods.

Photo: Courts

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 2, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Before this year's budget cuts, athletic funding payed for equipment such as nets, uniforms and game balls

Photo: Team Room

By Molly Ellison | Nov. 2, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Juniors Martekor Martey, Julia Lewando and Rachel Smith, of the girls' varsity soccer team, talk in the team room before practice. Due to budget cuts, the varsity team hasn't had new uniforms in five years.

Photo: Halloween Candy Grams

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 26, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Molly Flannagan buys a Halloween Candy Gram from sophomore Langston Taylor during lunch. The Halloween Candy Grams are a fundraiser for Blair Network Communications.

Photo: Lilley

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Nika Lilley hits past Northwest blockers.

Photo: Wei

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Libby Wei passes the ball.

Photo: Skolnik

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 21, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Kathlyn Skolnik tries to keep the ball from landing on Blair's side of the court.

Photo: Homecoming Tickets

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 21, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Members of the SGA rush around the SGA room selling Homecoming Dance tickets to students waiting outside. Friday is the last day for students to buy tickets to the dance.

Photo: PSAT Test

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 12, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A student scans lists posted along the walls of Blair Boulevard for her PSAT testing rooms after school Tuesday. The PSAT, which stands for the Practice SAT, will be held the morning of Wednesday, October 13th, for all Sophomores and Juniors.

Photo: Furlow

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 10, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Furlow's speed, size and athleticism help him blow past defenders.

Photo: Crowded Caroll Avenue

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Pedestrians crowd Carroll Avenue as they make their way between different craft and food stands. The festival stretched mostly along Carroll Avenue, tracing the Maryland/DC border.

Photo: Fire Department

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A member of the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department talks with a teenage festival goer. The local police station also had a stand at the festival, along with many other businesses and groups.

Photo: Play Time

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Kids and their parents take a break from the festivities and play at a nearby park.

Photo: Smoothie Stand

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A young festival patron waits for a smoothie at one of the festival's many food stands. Other food served at the festival included falafel and funnel cake.

Photo: Cats and Dogs

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Giant cats and dogs wander through the festival to cheer up, or scare away, young festival patrons.

Photo: Unique Dog Collars

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

An array of unique items are sold at the Street Festival every year, such as these printed dog collars.

Photo: Quirky Tees

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A brightly decorated stand sells a variety of clever shirts, expressing different social and political views.

Photo: Ice Cream Truck

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A colorfully decorated ice cream truck sits on Carroll selling ice cream to the hot festival goers.

Photo: Performer

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A street performer packs up after performing where the Street Festival and weekly Farmer's Market cross paths.

Photo: Yard Sale

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A local church take advantage of the huge crowds, drawn by the Street Festival, to hold a Yard Sale. Many downtown Takoma Park stores followed suit, and set up stands on the sidewalk to draw in passerbys.

Photo: Jewelry Stand

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Handmade, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pendants are sold at a stand at the festival.

Photo: Set

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 7, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Freshman Dominique Pope and Sophomore Jordan Schroeder jump to set the ball.

Photo: Kator

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 6, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Jamie Kator maneuvers around a Wootton defender.

Photo: Schneiderhan

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 6, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Willa Schneiderhan takes the ball away from a Patriot defender.

Photo: Hannah Ho

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 5, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior co-captain and first doubles player Hannah Ho excelled with her teamwork and communication, which gave her team the win.

Photo: Whitney

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 5, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Fourth singles sophomore Allison Whitney fought well and wore gloves to protect her fingers from the cold.

Photo: Desiree Aleibar

By Molly Ellison | Oct. 2, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Freshman Desiree Aleibar was elected the class of 2014's president with 55 percent of the vote.

Photo: Election

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 30, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

SGA Members facilitate Freshman Elections in the library. Candidates made speeches Tuesday and students voted Wednesday and Thursday.

Photo: Demouy

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 28, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior midfielder Alex Demouy battles with a Springbrook forward to keep the ball out of Blair territory.

Photo: Orbes

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 28, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Santiago Orbes fights with Springbrook defenders for possession of the ball.

Photo: Luker

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 25, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior defense Hadley Luker protects goal.

Photo: McCarthy

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 25, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore forward Zoe McCarthy takes a shot on goal.

Photo: Henkai

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 25, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior co-captain Janet Henkai fights for possession.

Photo: Football Fridays

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 25, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Students play football during the sunny weather Friday during lunch.

Photo: Stelzner

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Jeremy Stelzner teaches a 12th grade Honors English class.

Photo: History

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Ms. Levesque, a new teacher in the ESOL Department, teaches her US History class.

Photo: Biology

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

During her 1st period Honors Biology class Ms. Brown collects papers before going over the daily agenda.

Photo: Wei

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Libby Wei digs the ball.

Photo: Ann Choi

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior co-captain Ann Choi wears her game face while preparing for the return.

Photo: Mr. Stelzner

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

In a 12th Grade English Class, Mr. Stelzner discusses work with a student. Mr. Stelzner teaches both Honors and Non-Honors 12th Grade English.

Photo: Health

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

During her 1st period Health class, Ms. McAuliffe teaches a lesson to students. In addition to teaching Health classes, Ms. McAuliffe teaches Specialty PE.

Photo: Chem

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Mr. Ekatomatis looks on at a student presentation during his AP Chemistry class. During his first year in the Blair Science Department, Mr. Ekatomatis is teaching Chemistry as well as Physics.

Photo: Skolnik

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Kathlyn Skolnik prepares for her jump serve.

Photo: Ms. A-R

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Ms. Abdul-Rahim, the newest addition to Blair's Music Department, video tapes a performance of her first year guitar class. In addition to teaching first and second year guitar students, Ms. Abdul-Rahim teaches Chorus.

Photo: Secretary

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Ms. Biggs, the principal's new secretary, sorts papers after a meeting with Principal Williams.

Photo: Kang

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Linda Kang passes the ball.

Photo: English 12

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 23, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The English department released a new 12th grade curriculum this year, which includes a unit for seniors to work on college essays in Honors English classes.

Photo: Wood Sculptures

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Many different crafts, jewelry, and pieces of art are for sale at the festival, including this wood sculpture by sculptor, Tom Yates.

Photo: Tennis vs. Wootton 2

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Allison Whitney paces herself in the longest match of the day.

Photo: Folk Band

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Folk band, the Honey Dewdrops, performs at the Seventh Heaven Stage. The band released their debut album in 2009 and recently released their second, These Old Roots.

Photo: Tennis vs. Wootton 1

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Janvi Raichura watches the ball as she prepares for a backhand hit.

Photo: Honors Jazz Ensemble

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Members of the Honors Jazz Ensemble practice during the sixth period class.

Photo: Tye-Dye

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Tie-Dye, a Takoma Park staple, is on sale in the craft section of the festival. The stand, Dyenosaur Tie Dye Company, based in Santa Cruz, California, sells t-shirts, dresses, blankets, and more.

Photo: Dance Company

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Somapa Thai Dance Company teaches a workshop open to all patrons of the Folk Festival at an indoor stage. The dance company also performed earlier in the day at the World Stage.

Photo: he Rock Creek Morris Women

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Rock Creek Morris Women, based in Washington, D.C., perform a traditional English dance in a crowd of people in front of Takoma Park Middle School. The school is where the festival takes place every year.

Photo: Ladle Fight

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Middle School band, Ladle Fight, plays an acoustic set at the Grassy Nook stage. The band just released their first album, and has played at the Folk Festival in year's past.

Photo: Merch

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

At the Grove Stage, festival-goers look through different CD's and merchandise from different bands. Performers at the festival rely on merchandise to make a profit, since they do not get paid for performing at the festival.

Photo: Boy Scout

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A young boy scout from Takoma Park's Den 33 helps a patron across a rope walk challenge. Every year as a fundraiser, the troop sells tickets that people can use for a variety of games.

Photo: Sound Check

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A sound man at the Grassy Nook stage adjusts sound levels before a performer plays, making sure that the sound quality is perfect for the performance.

Photo: Christylez Bacon

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Southeast DC native and Grammy nominated musician, Christylez Bacon, performs a song at the festival. The guitar, human beat-box, and drums are just a few of the many instruments that Bacon plays.

Photo: Food

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A cook at a food stand prepares a popular Folk Festival dish, Teriyaki chicken. The festival offers an array of foods, including crab cakes, pizza, and fried oreos.

Photo: Activity Fair

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 16, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blazers walk along Blair Boulevard during the activity fair Thursday. The event, which allows Blair groups and clubs to advertise and recruit new members, will be held Friday as well.

Photo: Football v Wheaton 2

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 15, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior quarterback Elisee Francois scored three touchdowns against the Knights, leading Blair to their first victory of the season.

Photo: Football v Wheaton 1

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 15, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior co-captain Caleb Furlow eludes a Wheaton defender during a 43-42 win on Wednesday night.

Photo: Official FNO Rickshaw

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Taking a break from the busy sidewalks of Georgetown, shoppers take a free rickshaw ride, which were given with the receipt from a participating store.

Photo: Annie Creamcheese Sale

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A popular feature of Fashion's Night Out are the sales, like at Annie Creamcheese.

Photo: M & Wisconsin

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Cars pack the busy shopping area at the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

Photo: Window Dancer

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A professional hip-hop dancer performs in a display window at the popular M Street vintage boutique, Annie Creamcheese. Many other retailers used similar techniques, such as placing models in and around the store, to lure shoppers.

Photo: Cirque du Soleil

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Members of the famous acrobatic show, Cirque du Soleil, teach a dance to patrons at the Vitamin Water Zero party at Dean and Deluca. The troupe is in town to perform their newest show, Ovo.

Photo: Running Lines

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 11, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Freshman Nick Byron and senior Eli Okun run lines before auditions for the fall school play, Macbeth. The last day for auditions was Friday. Callbacks will be held Monday after school.

Photo: Tennis v Whitman 1

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 10, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior Stella Bartholet fights to keep the games close in a difficult match.

Photo: Tennis v Whitman 2

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 10, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior co-captain Hannah Ho played to the very end in a nerve-wracking tie-breaker set.

Photo: Temple

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 9, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Temple Sinai, one of many Jewish Synagogues in the DC Area, held Rosh Hashanah services Thursday morning. MCPS students were given the day off due to Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year's

Photo: Boys Soccer v Northwest

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 7, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Aron Coste battles with a Northwest player for possession of the ball.

Photo: Kids

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 7, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blair students and staff adjust to minor changes in the schedule.

Photo: Boys Soccer v Northwest 2

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 7, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Junior co-captain Kevin Fallet attempts to get the ball out of the hands of a Jaguar and out of Blazer territory.

Photo: Football vs. Paint Branch 2

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 3, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Jonathan Aiken tries to bring down an opposing ballcarrier.

Photo: Football vs. Paint Branch

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 3, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior co-captain Assani Mudimbi rushed for 115 yards, made six tackles and caught an interception in Friday night's loss to Paint Branch.

Photo: Transition

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blazers make their way through the hallways after their last class of the day.

Photo: Buses

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Buses sit row after row in the parking lot on the University side of Blair as students get on.

Photo: SAC

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Students congregate by the SAC entrance and socialize, waiting for their buses to come so they can go home.

Photo: Paint

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Seniors Jasmine Brantley and Victoria Luc, cheerleaders, paint signs outside of the SGA office Thursday. The signs advertise the opening football game on Friday, Blair will play Paint Branch at 6:30 PM.

Photo: Walking

By Molly Ellison | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blair students who live close enough to school can walk home, and some go across the street to the popular hang out area, Four Corners.

Photo: Passing

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomore Eloise Goldsmith follows the ball after passing to a team mate.

Photo: Goalie

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Kit Durban kicks the ball to a team mate during practice.

Photo: Field Hockey

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Janet Henkai hits the ball to a team mate.

Photo: Lyla

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Lyla Shapiro makes a clean pass during a drill.

Photo: Boys1

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior Andrew Lichter stands open for a pass during a drill.

Photo: Swings

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 29, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Putting a spin on the classic ferris wheel, fairgoers can ride in circles on swings, suspended high in the air. They just have to be careful not to lose their shoes.

Photo: Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 29, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sitting at the top of the ferris wheel boasts an amazing view of the entire fair grounds, one can see from the animal barns all the way to the rides right below them.

Photo: Prizes

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 29, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

If a player is lucky enough to win one of the many different fair games, they can choose their prize from a huge selection of stuffed animals.

Photo: Fireball

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 27, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Passengers are driven around in a circle, and are even completely upside down for a moment, on the FireBall, a popular fair ride.

Photo: Ring-A-Bottle

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 27, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Ring-a-Bottle, a classic fair game, challenges players to throw small red rings onto the necks of glass soda bottles. The game is extremely challenging, but rewards include an array of stuffed animals

Photo: Fried Food

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 27, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The agricultural fair boasts many different food stands, including The Fried Dough Shop, an ornate stand that sells funnel cakes and drinks.

Photo: Pirate Ship

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 27, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Pharaoh's Fury, one of the first rides patrons see as they enter the fair, swings passengers around in a boat shaped car.

Photo: Amazing Animals Alive!

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 27, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sitting at the top of the ferris wheel boasts an amazing view of the entire fair grounds, one can see from the animal barns all the way to the rides right below them.

Photo: Upside Down

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Passengers are driven around in a circle, and are even completely upside down for a moment, on the FireBall, a popular fair ride.

Photo: Goat

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Goats are one of the most popular animals on display at the agricultural fair, along with horses, pigs, and cows. Animals in the fair can be entered in various competitions and are given awards for many different things.

Photo: Ring

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Ring-a-Bottle, a classic fair game, challenges players to throw small red rings onto the necks of glass soda bottles. The game is extremely challenging, but rewards include an array of stuffed animals.

Photo: Animals

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Patrons look at animals on display in one of the several barns that are in the livestock section of the fair.

Photo: Snakes

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

If a player is lucky enough to win one of the many different fair games, they can choose their prize from a huge selection of stuffed animals.

Photo: First

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The agricultural fair boasts many different food stands, including The Fried Dough Shop, an ornate stand that sells funnel cakes and drinks.

Photo: SWINGS

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Putting a spin on the classic ferris wheel, fair-goers can ride in circles on swings, suspended high in the air. They just have to be careful not to lose their shoes.

Photo: Ride

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Pharaoh's Fury, one of the first rides patrons see as they enter the fair, swings passengers around in a boat shaped car.

Photo: On Top

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 24, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sitting at the top of the ferris wheel boasts an amazing view of the entire fair grounds, one can see from the animal barns all the way to the rides right below them

Photo: Break

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 23, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A water main break at Fenton and Thayer Avenues earlier this week in Silver Spring disrupted the evening commute through the busy intersection, even though it kept pedestrians cool in the heat.

Photo: break

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 23, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A water main break at Fenton and Thayer Avenues earlier this week in Silver Spring disrupted the evening commute through the busy intersection, even though it kept pedestrians cool in the heat.

Photo: Water Main Break

By Molly Ellison | Aug. 23, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A water main break at Fenton and Thayer Avenues earlier this week in Silver Spring disrupted the evening commute through the busy intersection, even though it kept pedestrians cool in the heat.

Photo: Finals Week

By Molly Ellison | June 10, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Students walk through the halls Thursday after finishing their 1st and 2nd period exams. This marked the beginning of final exams for students, and testing will continue through the middle of next week.

Photo: Senior Picnic

By Molly Ellison | June 3, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Snows Cones were among the treats available during the Senior Barbecue Thursday. This was the last time the senior class was able to be together at the school before graduation, which will be held Friday at DAR Constitution Hall in DC.

Photo: Comedy Sketch Practice

By Molly Ellison | May 27, 2010, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomores Sebi Medina-Tayac, Yoshi Yui and Sterling Mulbry practice for the Comedy Sketch Club. The club's first performance is June 11 in the auditorium.

Photo: Last Day

By Molly Ellison | May 20, 2010, 10:49 p.m. | In ‎Latest »

The Senior Courtyard and surrounding areas were empty during 5A lunch Thursday since the seniors' last full day of school was on Wednesday.