Emma Lansworth




Name: Emma Lansworth
Position: Online Photo Editor
Graduation Year: 2012
HAI. I take sufficiently artsy photos. "Life can sometimes be ridiculous."-Riles Ferrets


Images (298)


Photo: school store

By Emma Lansworth | March 14, 2012, midnight

Students work the counter of the school store during lunch.

Photo: Playoffs

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 15, 2012, midnight

The Blazers won 6-1 in their playoff matchup with Richard Montgomery. Ice hockey's next game will be on Feb. 24.

Photo: Lansworth, Emma

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 14, 2012, 1:16 p.m.

Photo: Rubinstein

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 13, 2012, midnight

Freshman Sebastian Rubinstein controls the puck.

Photo: Sebastian Rubinstein

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 10, 2012, midnight

Freshman Sebastian Rubinstein controls the puck.

Photo: Registration

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 1, 2012, midnight

Junior Allison Goodman and sophomore Alex Epstein fill out registration cards at the end of 1st period on Wednesday. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors were given their registration materials for next year's classes today.

Photo: Changing Schedules

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 25, 2012, midnight

Blazers stand in line outside the counselor's office between 5th and 6th periods on Wednesday. The beginning of the semester means schedule conflicts and changes for both students and counselors.

Photo: SAC After Exams

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 18, 2012, midnight

Blazers relax in the SAC after 7th period exams on Wednesday. Exam week ends tomorrow for Blazers, who have a long weekend to look forward to.

Photo: Stewie

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 15, 2012, midnight

Senior Alex Stewart controls the puck. Blair ice hockey defeated RM on Friday night by a score of 5-2.

Photo: Voter Registration

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 10, 2012, midnight

Seniors sign up to vote in the upcoming presidential election on Blair Boulevard on Tuesday. If a voter is 18 by the election, they are allowed to vote in the Maryland primary.

Photo: Pigrom

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 22, 2011, midnight

Blair's new boys' varsity basketball coach Damon Pigrom teachs gym during sixth period.

Photo: Snowman

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 20, 2011, midnight

A snowman hangs on the whiteboard in room 155. Staff and students have decorated various parts of Blair in the holiday spirit, with winter break coming up next week.

Photo: Red Cross Club

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 19, 2011, midnight

Junior Hector Barrera holds up the Red Cross Club's donation box. The fundraiser raised money for victims of the Turkey earthquakes.

Photo: Concert Band

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

Band teacher Adam Stephens warms up Blair's concert band during class in the auditorium today. They are preparing for Blair's band and orchestra concert tomorrow, December 15.

Photo: Chipotle

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 13, 2011, midnight

Students stand in line as employees at the new Woodmoor Chipotle across from Blair make burritos.

Photo: classroom

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 29, 2011, midnight

Classes offered through the Concurrent Enrollment Program will not replace any of the existing AP classes, such as Ms. Manuel's AP U.S. History class.

Photo: Sligo Creek Reflection

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight

Photo: Bridge

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight

Photo: Goldsmith

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 22, 2011, midnight

Junior Eloise Goldsmith looks to possess the loose ball. The Blazers lost to Richard Montgomery, 2-1.

Photo: Beech

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 22, 2011, midnight

Junior Jenny Beech takes the ball from an RM player.

Photo: Senior T-Shirts

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 19, 2011, midnight

Seniors stand in line on Monday to pick up their class t-shirts.

Photo: colored pants

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 15, 2011, midnight

Senior Anthony Jankoski shows off his Blazer red pair of denim pants, a definite trend for this school year.

Photo: Overcrowded Blair

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

There are currently 2,952 students enrolled at Blair, and the number could still rise.

Photo: It All Ends Here

By Emma Lansworth | July 15, 2011, midnight

Harry Potter fans wait in line at the Majestic theater in Silver Spring for the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, released on July 15. Fans wore costumes representing almost every character in the series, from Sirius Black to Dobby to Professor Trelawney.

Photo: Police Blockade

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

D.C. police cars blocked off Pennsylvania Avenue so fireworks attendees could cross the street to get to the Washington Monument.

Photo: Flags

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

American flags were hung on lamp posts all around D.C. to celebrate Independence Day.

Photo: Police

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

D.C. police kept blocking the streets after the fireworks were over, both to prevent traffic from hitting pedestrians and to help people find their way back to Metro stations after show.

Photo: Smoke

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

The lack of a breeze to blow smoke from previous fireworks away made it difficult to see fireworks that launched further into the show.

Photo: Firework

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

A white firework showers sparks in the sky over the Mall.

Photo: Patriot

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

One man even dressed as a patriot, clearly inspired by the American Revolution.

Photo: Walking

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

Spectators walk from Metro Center to the National Mall to watch the fireworks.

Photo: White Firework

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

One of the first fireworks of the night bursts over the National Mall.

Photo: Crowd

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

The National Mall was crowded with people trying to catch a view of the fireworks near the Washington Monument.

Photo: Red Firework

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

A red firework lights up the sky over the Mall.

Photo: Balloons

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

People showcased their American spirit in different ways, such as this man with patriotic balloons.

Photo: Vendors

By Emma Lansworth | July 4, 2011, midnight

Souvenir stands lined the streets surrounding the Mall, selling various items for attendees to show their spirit.

Photo: Principal Meet and Greet

By Emma Lansworth | June 21, 2011, midnight

Incoming Blair principal Renay Johnson listens to a parent at a meet and greet event held in Blair's media center on Tuesday. Johnson will replace Darryl Williams as principal starting July 1st, as Williams will leave Blair to be the new Community Superintendent.

Photo: Swaney

By Emma Lansworth | May 17, 2011, midnight

AP and on level NSL teacher David Swaney believes that the Government HSA was a "big cost that wasn't worth the payoff."

Photo: Pottery

By Emma Lansworth | May 9, 2011, midnight

Blazers' pottery from Blair's ceramic class is displayed on Monday in the media center for Fine Arts week. This week is Fine Arts week at Blair, during which Blazers' artistic and musical talents will be displayed to the rest of school every day.

Photo: Secondi Thrift Show

By Emma Lansworth | May 8, 2011, midnight

Secondi, located near Dupont Circle, is a high-end consignment store that offers designer clothing at drastically reduced prices.

Photo: Books

By Emma Lansworth | May 7, 2011, midnight

Books about Greece or by Greek authors were just some of the many items sold at this booth.

Photo: Greek Food

By Emma Lansworth | May 7, 2011, midnight

At another food tent, freshly made Greek cuisine is covered to protect it from the wind.

Photo: Greek Groceries

By Emma Lansworth | May 7, 2011, midnight

This booth was selling gourmet Greek groceries, selling everything from handmade pasta to homemade jam.

Photo: Loukoumades

By Emma Lansworth | May 7, 2011, midnight

Festival patrons wait in line to purchase loukoumades, a Greek fried pastry.

Photo: Stavros Blicas

By Emma Lansworth | May 7, 2011, midnight

Stavros Blicas plays guitar for his band Zephyros, which plays traditional Greek music.

Photo: Jewelry

By Emma Lansworth | May 7, 2011, midnight

Jewelry from the European company Bijuland was sold at the festival.

Photo: Necklaces

By Emma Lansworth | May 7, 2011, midnight

These are just some of the hundreds of pieces of jewelry sold at the festival.

Photo: Frying

By Emma Lansworth | May 7, 2011, midnight

A man fries loukoumades to serve to patrons of the festival.

Photo: Parathosi

By Emma Lansworth | May 7, 2011, midnight

Members of the Parathosi Dance Troupe dance to traditional Greek music.

Photo: Blairs Got Talent

By Emma Lansworth | May 3, 2011, midnight

Seniors Lauren and Jeanne Jarvis-Gibson audition Tuesday for Blair's Got Talent, Blair's annual showcase of Blazers' varied skills. Auditions are being held Tuesday and Wednesday, and are open to any Blazer with a talent to show off.

Photo: Lunch

By Emma Lansworth | April 26, 2011, midnight

Juniors Sally Barth and Alex Rittman-Tune enjoyed their 6th period lunch in the courtyard outside Tuesday. Blazers returned from spring break to warm, sunny weather.

Photo: College Fair

By Emma Lansworth | April 14, 2011, midnight

Juniors from high schools around Montgomery County attended the Montgomery County National College Fair at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Thursday. Over 250 colleges attended the college fair, encouraging students to take interest in their colleges.

Photo: Qdoba

By Emma Lansworth | April 14, 2011, midnight

This burrito is only one of many things you can order at Qdoba.

Photo: Green Club

By Emma Lansworth | April 5, 2011, midnight

Blair's Green Club put up a display on Blair Boulevard promoting environmental responsibility in recognition of April, which is Earth Month. Blazers can stop by during lunch to fill out an environmental pledge to add to the display.

Photo: Silver Spring

By Emma Lansworth | March 30, 2011, midnight

The backs of buildings along Georgia Avenue are visible from the Cameron Street parking garage, as is the World Building towering over them.

Photo: Georgia Avenue

By Emma Lansworth | March 30, 2011, midnight

Cars drive through the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Wayne Avenue.

Photo: Flag

By Emma Lansworth | March 30, 2011, midnight

A line of flags blows in the wind across from Capital One Bank.

Photo: Apartment Windows

By Emma Lansworth | March 30, 2011, midnight

The sky is reflected in the windows of this apartment building.

Photo: Cranes

By Emma Lansworth | March 30, 2011, midnight

Silver Spring's landscape is interrupted by cranes due to the amount of construction going on, which can be seen from up high.

Photo: World Building

By Emma Lansworth | March 30, 2011, midnight

The World Building, which was once home to radio stations and is now used as an office complex, stands out among the buildings around it.

Photo: AFI

By Emma Lansworth | March 30, 2011, midnight

The AFI Silver Theater's logo that sits on the top of its sign stands out among the tops of buildings.

Photo: SGA Applications

By Emma Lansworth | March 30, 2011, midnight

Folders containing Student Government Association candidate applications are taped to the SGA door for prospective students to fill out. Both elected positions and spots in the SGA class are available and applications are due March 30.

Photo: Majestic

By Emma Lansworth | March 30, 2011, midnight

The Majestic Theater, at the intersection of Ellsworth and Fenton, stands out among the buildings surrounding it.

Photo: Metro

By Emma Lansworth | March 30, 2011, midnight

A train pulls away from the Silver Spring Metro station.

Photo: Discovery

By Emma Lansworth | March 30, 2011, midnight

The Discovery building stretches down Colesville Road, across from the Twin Towers apartment complex.

Photo: It'sAc trophies

By Emma Lansworth | March 22, 2011, midnight

Winners of It's Academic tournaments are awarded trophies like these, which belong to the Blair team.

Photo: Middle East Panel

By Emma Lansworth | March 22, 2011, midnight

A panel including Blair teachers Lansing Freeman and Sawsan Darwish, Steve Hendrix of the Washington Post, Dr. Randy Short from Howard University, and Russell Misheloff from the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. spoke to Blazers in the auditorium on Tuesday about current conflicts in the Middle East.

Photo: Softball

By Emma Lansworth | March 20, 2011, midnight

Photo: Softball

By Emma Lansworth | March 20, 2011, midnight

Photo: Softball

By Emma Lansworth | March 20, 2011, midnight

Having graduated only two seniors last year, the softball team remains strong at its core and hopes to go far into playoffs.

Photo: Dancing

By Emma Lansworth | March 15, 2011, midnight

Senior Emma Kaufman practices dance moves at rehearsal for Guys and Dolls, Blair's spring musical, on Tuesday. Opening night of Guys and Dolls is April 1, and the cast, crew, and pit orchestra are all practicing daily for the show.

Photo: Career Center Coordinator Phalia West

By Emma Lansworth | March 12, 2011, midnight

Career Center Coordinator Phalia West is responsible for helping students explore college and job resources and opportunities.

Photo: Mardi Gras

By Emma Lansworth | March 8, 2011, midnight

Attendance Secretary Roxanne Fus shows her Mardi Gras spirit Tuesday with bright beaded necklaces. Some teachers and Blazers came to school Tuesday wearing decorative beads and purple shirts to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Photo: Chris Barclay

By Emma Lansworth | March 4, 2011, midnight

New Board of Education President Chris Barclay speaks at a reception held for him in the SAC at Blair Thursday night. Barclay answered questions from parents, students, and Blair administrators.

Photo: Clock Machine

By Emma Lansworth | March 2, 2011, midnight

This small green machine controls the tower's clocks, which are located on all four sides of the tower.

Photo: Capitol

By Emma Lansworth | March 2, 2011, midnight

The U.S. Capitol is also visible in the distance from the observation tower.

Photo: Change

By Emma Lansworth | March 2, 2011, midnight

Past visitors have thrown change on the sides of the clock tower, most likely for good luck.

Photo: Clock

By Emma Lansworth | March 2, 2011, midnight

A personalized clock for the Old Post Office hangs with the bell pulleys.

Photo: Bell

By Emma Lansworth | March 2, 2011, midnight

This is one of ten bells inside the Old Post Office clock tower that ring on certain occasions for Congress.

Photo: Bell Pulleys

By Emma Lansworth | March 2, 2011, midnight

These ropes are pulled by members of the Washington Ringing Society of the North American Guild of Change Ringers to ring the bells that signify the opening and closing of Congress on national holidays or other significant days.

Photo: Old Post Office

By Emma Lansworth | March 2, 2011, midnight

The Pennsylvania Avenue entrance to the Old Post Office stands open to visitors.

Photo: Display

By Emma Lansworth | March 2, 2011, midnight

A sign from protests held to stop the Old Post Office from being torn down is one of many artifacts relating to the Old Post Office displayed on the 9th floor.

Photo: Sign

By Emma Lansworth | March 2, 2011, midnight

A sign hangs in the Old Post Office pavilion, where several restaurants and shops are located, inviting visitors to take the Clock Tower Tour.

Photo: Washington Monument

By Emma Lansworth | March 2, 2011, midnight

The Washington Monument is just one of many D.C. landmarks visible from the observation tower.

Photo: Elevator

By Emma Lansworth | March 2, 2011, midnight

The architecture of the interior of the Old Post Office can be fully appreciated on the elevator ride up to the bells.

Photo: Sign

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 28, 2011, midnight

A sign hangs in the Old Post Office pavilion, where several restaurants and shops are located, inviting visitors to take the Clock Tower Tour.

Photo: Elevator

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 28, 2011, midnight

The architecture of the interior of the Old Post Office can be fully appreciated on the elevator ride up to the bells.

Photo: Display

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 28, 2011, midnight

A sign from protests held to stop the Old Post Office from being torn down is one of many artifacts relating to the Old Post Office displayed on the 9th floor.

Photo: Old Post Office

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 28, 2011, midnight

The Pennsylvania Avenue entrance to the Old Post Office stands open to visitors.

Photo: Clock

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 28, 2011, midnight

A personalized clock for the Old Post Office hangs with the bell pulleys.

Photo: Snowprint

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 22, 2011, midnight

A footprint is visible in the snow and ice covering Blair's grounds Tuesday. The snow and ice storm that fell Monday night resulted in Blazers receiving a two hour delay Tuesday morning.

Photo: Kaufman

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 19, 2011, midnight

Kaufman gets the puck from a DC player.

Photo: SGR

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 16, 2011, midnight

Students for Global Responsibility meet Tuesday after school to discuss ways to promote their current fundraising project. SGR raises awareness about social and political issues relevant to the world today.

Photo: Silver Quill Open Mic

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

Seniors Gabrielle Baylon and Jasmine Campbell decidedly go against the Valentine's Day theme by singing Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood.

Photo: Silver Quill Open Mic

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

Senior Emma Kaufman sings Layla by Eric Clapton, while senior Riley Harris accompanies her on guitar.

Photo: Silver Quill Open Mic

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

Freshman Josie Lichten sings You and I by Ingrid Michaelson.

Photo: Silver Quill Open Mic

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

Junior Audrey Tchoukoua sings a Josh Groban song to end the first half of the Open Mic.

Photo: Silver Quill Open Mic

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

Freshman Joshua Briggs reads his own moving poem about a girl who was a victim of abuse.

Photo: Silver Quill Open Mic

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 14, 2011, midnight

Senior Gabe Pollak reads a poem he wrote for the Valentine's Day theme of the Open Mic.

Photo: SAC during fire

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 12, 2011, midnight

Immediately after the fire alarm was pulled, students were instructed to exit Blair through the SAC.

Photo: Fire

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 8, 2011, midnight

Blazers hurriedly rush down the stairs by the 210s hallway Tuesday afternoon. A fire started right before the end of the school day, filling the hallway with smoke.

Photo: Freezing Rain

By Emma Lansworth | Feb. 1, 2011, midnight

Freezing rain falls in Silver Spring Tuesday night. A storm is expected to drop freezing rain and ice on Silver Spring Tuesday night, which could cause problems with Blazers' morning commute to school.

Photo: Elective Fair

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 25, 2011, midnight

A poster displaying art electives stands on Blair Boulevard during sixth period on Tuesday. An elective fair was held Tuesday during fifth and sixth periods to encourage Blazers to register for various electives.

Photo: Ice

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 18, 2011, midnight

Blazers had no school today due to sleet and ice that fell last night on Silver Spring. The exam schedule has been adjusted due to the ice day; all exams are pushed one day back.

Photo: Standing Up

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

Another board in the museum asks visitors what causes they believe in standing up for.

Photo: Lunch Counter

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

Audience members sit in chairs as though they were at the Woolworth's lunch counter, and learn how to resist animosity from segregationist crowds.

Photo: I've Been to the Mountaintop

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

An image of Martin Luther King speaking to a crowd is projected onto a screen as the actor stands aside and King's famous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

Photo: Dion Diamond

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

Freedom Rider Dion Diamond discusses how he differs from other freedom riders, in that he sees non-violence as a tactic rather than a personal philosophy.

Photo: Diane Lawson

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

The actress playing Diane Lawson speaks to the audience about non violent protest strategies.

Photo: Woolsworth

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

An actress playing Diane Lawson, a non violence protester, carries a sign encouraging desegregation at the famous Greensboro lunch counter. The Greensboro sit ins were a series of non violent protests where black students from the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina sat at the whites only lunch counter at the Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Photo: We Shall Overcome

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

Audience members join hands as they sing "We Shall Overcome," the anthem of the Civil Rights movement.

Photo: Hymn

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

An actor sings Martin Luther King, Jr.'s favorite hymn.

Photo: Freedom Riders

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

From left, Freedom Riders Moses Newson, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Reverend Reginald Green, Dion Diamond, and Joan C. Browning, discuss their experiences on the famous buses that carried desegregationists through the Deep South in 1961.

Photo: Dream Board

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

A museum worker adjusts the sticky notes visitors posted on a board asking them what their dreams were.

Photo: Dreams

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 17, 2011, midnight

A few of the many dreams posted on the board, which ranged from world peace to getting jobs.

Photo: Defense

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 16, 2011, midnight

Sophomore forward Jordyn Schroeder aims at the basket.

Photo: Shot

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 16, 2011, midnight

Junior forward Rose Kalala shoots a basket.

Photo: Blair vs. Gaithersburg

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 16, 2011, midnight

Junior guard Morgan Chase is blocked by Gaithersburg defense.

Photo: Poms

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 12, 2011, midnight

Captains Sara Pollacco and Selena Wyborski and coach Gwen Thomas watch another team perform.

Photo: Blazer

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 12, 2011, midnight

Blair's mascot made an appearance at the competition.

Photo: Snowflake

By Emma Lansworth | Jan. 11, 2011, midnight

Snowflakes fall Tuesday night on an already covered road in Silver Spring. Up to four inches of snow are predicted to fall in Silver Spring.

Photo: Sofia Read

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 21, 2010, midnight

Senior Sofia Read, now a member of the first All-State team, scored a total of 55 goals over four years on the Blair team.

Photo: Jamie Kator

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 21, 2010, midnight

Junior Jamie Kator, a key forward, dribbles the ball toward the goal during the Sept. 14 Blair-Northwood game.

Photo: Symphonic Band Concert

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 21, 2010, midnight

The brass section of the Blair symphonic band plays at the band and orchestra concert held Tuesday night.

Photo: BNC Fundraiser

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 15, 2010, midnight

Blazers have their picture taken with the Blazer as part of a fundraiser for BNC, Blair's television and radio station.

Photo: Woodmoor Bakery

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 14, 2010, midnight

Woodmoor Bakery offers a variety of holiday themed treats, like these Christmas cakes and snowman cupcakes.

Photo: Bami

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 12, 2010, midnight

Bernadette Mayo sells her BAMI soaps and candles, and provides free samples for customers.

Photo: Market Tents

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 12, 2010, midnight

Vendors sold their products under tents to protect them from the rainy weather.

Photo: Falafel

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 12, 2010, midnight

Sababa sold falafel hand-stuffed inside fresh pita bread, along with other toppings like cabbage salad and tahini sauce.

Photo: Purses

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 12, 2010, midnight

Red Persimmon Imports sold these colorful purses.

Photo: Clothing Rack

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 12, 2010, midnight

These clothes were only some of the garments created and sold by Wasim Khan of Royal Arts and Crafts of Kashmir.

Photo: Bears

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 12, 2010, midnight

Arise Bazaar Productions, owned by Paul Maclardy, made these handmade bears.

Photo: Belts

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 12, 2010, midnight

These leather belts were created by Jonathan Wye, a D.C. based clothing artist.

Photo: Lights

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 12, 2010, midnight

Christmas lights adorn the top of each tent.

Photo: Kleztet

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 12, 2010, midnight

Helen Hausmann plays the violin in the Alexandria Kleztet, a band that plays traditional Eastern European/Jewish music.

Photo: Glass Necklaces

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 12, 2010, midnight

Isabel's Rose, a company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, created these "wearable glass sculptures."

Photo: Empanadas!

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 12, 2010, midnight

A customer takes a look at the fresh empanadas sold by Alexa's Empanadas.

Photo: Toy Drive

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 11, 2010, midnight

Club StepOne is collecting donations for the toy drive in room 132.

Photo: Marston

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 9, 2010, midnight

Senior assistant caption Peirce Marston beats a B-CC player to the puck.

Photo: Blair Sports Academy

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 7, 2010, midnight

Blazers sign in to the Blair Sports Academy after school Tuesday. Blazers can play sports, watch movies, play games, or get academic support from the Blair Sports Academy after school.

Photo: Penguin Statue

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

This penguin statue sits at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Spring Street.

Photo: Poster

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

This penguin poster from the Silver Spring library encourages children to read.

Photo: Metro Sign

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

Another penguin in a hard hat guides Metro riders to the Silver Spring station.

Photo: Library

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

These stuffed penguins stand behind the reference desk at the Silver Spring library, next to a book entitled Our Iceberg is Melting.

Photo: Metro and Marc Trains

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

Two penguins in hard hats point Metro and Marc train riders which way to go, depending on if they are traveling on Marc trains or on the Metro.

Photo: Sculpture

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

This group of penguins sits next to the self-checkout counter at the Silver Spring library.

Photo: Bus Stop

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

Penguins wearing hard hats also appear on Metrobus signs, because the stops have temporarily changed while the Metro station undergoes construction.

Photo: Pier 1

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

Pier 1 Imports have gotten into the holiday spirit by using penguins as window decorations.

Photo: Safety Sign

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

Pedestrian safety signs features penguins crossing the street along with men, women, and children.

Photo: Civic

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

Look closely-the windows between the first and second floors of the civic center looking out to the courtyard are frosted with miniature penguins.

Photo: Transit Info

By Emma Lansworth | Dec. 6, 2010, midnight

Penguins with question marks on the stomachs are included on Metro transit signs, guiding Metro riders to where they want to go.

Photo: Crossing to Blair

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 30, 2010, midnight

The Colesville Road crosswalk, originally bustling with students crossing from Blair on their way home, is almost deserted only 15 minutes after the 3:00 bell has rung.

Photo: Last Air Bender

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 30, 2010, midnight

The movie Avatar; The Last Airbender plays on a projection screen in the SAC at the Blair Sports Academy.

Photo: BSA Sign In

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 30, 2010, midnight

Students sign in to the Blair Sports Academy, an after school program where students can play sports, study and learn job skills, among other things.

Photo: Media Center

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 30, 2010, midnight

Blazers get a head start on their homework after school using the computers in the media center.

Photo: SAC Doors

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 30, 2010, midnight

Students pour out of the SAC doors to get on buses home.

Photo: Weight Room

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 30, 2010, midnight

Blazer athletes often visit the weight room after school.

Photo: Blair Blvd

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 30, 2010, midnight

Students pour out of their classrooms to meet with each other on Blair Boulevard after the 2:10 bell rings.

Photo: Crosswalk

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 30, 2010, midnight

Blazers wait to cross Colesville Road to get to the Ride-On/Metrobus stops along Colesville Road and University Boulevard.

Photo: Magnet Buses

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 30, 2010, midnight

Students flock to get on magnet buses outside the SAC entrance to Blair.

Photo: Baby Pictures

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 30, 2010, midnight

A tin for collecting seniors' baby pictures to be included in this year's yearbook sits on the counter outside the main office. The deadline for seniors submitting their baby pictures is this Friday, December 3.

Photo: Renaissance Hallway

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 30, 2010, midnight

Three students practice a dance to a song playing from a boom box in the Renaissance hallway.

Photo: Toy Drive

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 23, 2010, midnight

A bag of donated stuffed toys lies next to a donation box in room 132 for club StepOne's Toy Drive. Club StepOne is holding the stuffed toy drive to provide children in need with holiday cheer.

Photo: Graffiti Mural

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

This graffiti mural can be seen through a chain link fence on the East-West Highway bridge spanning across the Metro tracks.

Photo: Mailbox

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

A mailbox standing outside the Twin Towers apartment complex has a prominent graffiti tag painted on it.

Photo: Fence graffiti

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

A graffiti tag is painted along the fence bordering the construction zone at the Silver Spring Metro station.

Photo: Dumpster

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

The dumpster along Cedar Street, near the corner of Wayne Avenue and Cedar Street, has been tagged multiple times by different artists.

Photo: Street Graffiti

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

Orange graffiti tags are painted along construction barriers between the sidewalk and the street at the Silver Spring Metro station.

Photo: UPS Box

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

The bright purple paint used to tag this UPS package drop-off box near the intersection of

Photo: Sign

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

A tiny tag reading "catalyst" is painted on the back of a sign at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Georgia Avenue, across from the clothing store New York & Company.

Photo: Murray's

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

Murray's Auto Clinic has graffiti painted along its long brick wall.

Photo: Silver Spring Voice

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

Graffiti artists get creative by tagging address stickers from the Silver Spring post office and sticking them onto the Silver Spring Voice newspaper box outside the Second Avenue Metro entrance.

Photo: Metro Tracks

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

This tag is visible through a chain link fence along the Metro tracks across from Montgomery College's North Science Building.

Photo: Metro

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

This graffiti mural is on the opposite side of the Metro tracks, seen through the chain link fence on the East-West Highway bridge.

Photo: Metro Sign

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 21, 2010, midnight

A bright blue graffiti tag is visible on a map of the Silver Spring Metro station.

Photo: Tree Reflection

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 16, 2010, midnight

A tree's reflection is visible in a puddle on the Colesville side of Blair. A large storm system moved through the D.C. metropolitan area Tuesday, bringing heavy rainfall to Blair's sidewalks.

Photo: Custom Cubes

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 12, 2010, midnight

Slenkovich's YouTube videos help his following learn how to use his products.

Photo: Blaq Grass

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 12, 2010, midnight

Some students create their own websites to sell their projects, like the Blaq Grass page shown here.

Photo: Etsy

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 12, 2010, midnight

Sites like www.etsy.com help student online vendors find a sense of community.

Photo: Media Center

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 10, 2010, midnight

In addition to "Edline After Hours" the media center is also waiting on a grant to add a third set of computers.

Photo: Cheerleading Competition

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 9, 2010, midnight

Junior Becca Ederer purchases a ticket from Ms. Fus at the attendance office for a cheerleading competition Blair will participate in this weekend. The competition will be held this Saturday, November 13, at Richard Montgomery High School.

Photo: Election

By Emma Lansworth | Nov. 2, 2010, midnight

People stand in line to vote at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Silver Spring on Tuesday. Blazers had no school Tuesday due to federal elections for state and national offices.

Photo: Banner

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 28, 2010, midnight

A banner with the names of seniors on the football team and cheerleading squad hangs above Blair Boulevard advertising the football team's senior night game on Friday.

Photo: Sofia Read

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 24, 2010, midnight

An agressive foward, Read has scored 49 goals over her four-year career on the varsity girls' soccer team.

Photo: 8407

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 20, 2010, midnight

8407 is conveniently located near the Silver Spring metro station.

Photo: Blazer Bandz

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 19, 2010, midnight

This fall's biggest trend on Blair Boulevard? Sillybandz, of course.

Photo: Silly Bandz

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 19, 2010, midnight

Silly Bandz come in a variety of colors and shapes.

Photo: Homecoming Court

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 18, 2010, midnight

A sign advertising Kathy Luc for Homecoming Princess hangs on a pillar on Blair Boulevard. Blazers voted for Homecoming Court today during third period.

Photo: Throw-in

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 14, 2010, midnight

Junior Rebecca Arbacher prepares to throw the ball in-bounds.

Photo: The Vault

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 14, 2010, midnight

Blazers representing the Blair branch of the MCT Federal Credit Union stand behind a MCT table in front of The Vault, Blair's in-school bank. The Vault opened to students Thursday for the 2010-2011 school year.

Photo: Soccer vs. Walter Johnson

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 14, 2010, midnight

Senior Saleiha Mayer-Marks attempts to pass a Walter Johnson defender.

Photo: PRINT Lyla Shapiro

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 11, 2010, midnight

Lyla Shapiro turns the corner as she eludes an opponent.

Photo: PRINT Cherrah Barclay

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 11, 2010, midnight

Cherrah Barclay winds up to kick the ball down field.

Photo: PRINT Peter Gondor

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 11, 2010, midnight

Peter Gondor sprints down the field during a late afternoon drill.

Photo: Yearbook/Jostens

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 9, 2010, midnight

Silverlogue, now published by Jostens, is advertising personilized pages for students' yearbooks

Photo: Class T-shirt

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 5, 2010, midnight

Juniors Michelle Dagne and Emily Hu pre-order class t-shirts from sophomore Irene Ravitz and junior Bruce Yuen. Blazers can pre-order their t-shirts in order to receive them by homecoming week.

Photo: Daryl Clark

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 1, 2010, midnight

Conductor Daryl Clark directs the symphonic band as they play a warm-up exercise from a book of difficult rhythms.

Photo: Hallelujah

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 1, 2010, midnight

Junior Carlos Ramos plays the chorus of "Hallelujah" in the guitar ensemble.

Photo: Norma Rahim

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 1, 2010, midnight

Norma Rahim conducts the guitar ensemble as they play "Hallelujah," one of three songs played at Back to School Night.

Photo: Michelle Robers

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 1, 2010, midnight

Michelle Roberts conducts the symphonic orchestra as they play through the Tchaikovsky piece.

Photo: Cello

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 1, 2010, midnight

Junior Jerome Glick plays the cello for the symphonic orchestra as they rehearse "Andante Cantabile" by Peter Tchaikovsky.

Photo: Tuba

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 1, 2010, midnight

Senior Tamar Murray warms up on tuba before symphonic band.

Photo: Symphonic Band

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 1, 2010, midnight

Blair's symphonic band plays "His Honor," a complicated march composed by Henry Fillmore.

Photo: Guitar Ensemble

By Emma Lansworth | Oct. 1, 2010, midnight

The guitar ensemble practices in Blair's chorus room.

Photo: Henkai

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 29, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain Janet Henkai moves in front of a Magruder defender to re-gain control of the ball.

Photo: McCarthy

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 29, 2010, midnight

Sophomore forward Zoe McCarthy concentrates to make an accurate pass.

Photo: Antonisse

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 28, 2010, midnight

Co-captain Larissa Antonisse takes a shot on the Blue Devil goal.

Photo: Barclay

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 28, 2010, midnight

Defender Sana Barclay clears the ball out of Blazer territory.

Photo: Cross Country Spirit

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 28, 2010, midnight

Senior Gabe Pollak dresses as a woman for the cross country team's meet against Clarksburg. The theme of the team's spirit day was cross dressing, where cross country team members dressed as the opposite gender.

Photo: Whitney

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 25, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Allison Whitney runs forward to receive a ball.

Photo: Serve

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 25, 2010, midnight

Senior co-captain Shilpa Kannan prepares to serve during the day's longest match.

Photo: After school busses

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 24, 2010, midnight

Several students wait to board their daily buses.

Photo: Sambart Dancers

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Dancers dressed in Brazilian samba costumes perform after the Capoeira dancers. Their extensively decorated costumes dropped feathers and glitter across the floor.

Photo: BYFK 2

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

The Beat Ya Feet Kings teach a large group of audience volunteers basic steps they developed from older dances.

Photo: Capoeira

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Members of the Capoeira Malês self-defense group perform with Sambart. Capoeira Malês is a blend of self-defense, dance, and basic movement that come together to create a fluid and entertaining performance.

Photo: Dr.

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Dr. Johnetta Cole, director of the National African Art Museum, speaks about why she decided to hold the Community Day event. She explained the event was meant to encourage pride and to celebrate African soul present throughout the community.

Photo: Learn to Dance

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Artistic Director of Alafia Dance and Drum Company Oscar Rousseaux teaches a group of audience members steps found in Afro-Cuban dances.

Photo: The Beat Ya Feet Kings

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

The D.C. dance crew Beat Ya Feet Kings, featured on the MTV show America's Best Dance Crew, perform their modern hip hop style of dance.

Photo: Drumming

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Lesole Maine dances to the drum beat provided by a member of the Lesole Dance Project. The Lesole Dance Project was created to preserve such traditional South African dances.

Photo: Arts and Crafts

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

A young girl paints on a large giraffe sculpture set up outside for children who attended the event to decorate.

Photo: Lesole Maine

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Lesole Maine, artistic director of the Lesole Dance Project, invites the audience to clap and sing along with him and the other dancers for their next song.

Photo: Alafia Dance and Drum Company

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

A dancer from the Afro-Cuban dance and drum group Alafia swirls her skirt in a dance inspired by the busy marketplaces in Cuba.

Photo: On Point

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Dancers introduce the Brazilian group Sambart by performing a dance with traditional Samba moves.

Photo: SGA Blood Drive

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 21, 2010, midnight

Blazers lie in cots set up on the stage to give blood for a blood drive Tuesday sponsored by Blair's SGA. Hundreds of students gave blood, despite fears of pain or fainting.

Photo: Obama for Change

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Kenge Kenge's orutu player plays while the band performs "Obama for Change," the song they wrote during the 2008 presidential campaign in support of president Obama.

Photo: Applause

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Blazers excitedly applaud Kenge Kenge after their first song. Kenge Kenge invited Blazers to participate in the music by clapping along, dancing, and coming up on the stage with them.

Photo: Singing

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Kenge Kenge's lead singer is accompanied by percussionists playing Kenyan drums.

Photo: Blazers and Kenge Kenge

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Blazers stand onstage with Kenge Kenge as the lead singer invites more students onto the stage.

Photo: Dancers

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Three of Kenge Kenge's members wear traditional Luo costumes as they dance to the band's first song.

Photo: Fiddles

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Members of Kenge Kenge play the nyatiti and orutu, instruments essential to the Benga style of music Kenge Kenge plays.

Photo: Asii

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Kenge Kenge's talented asili flute player skips across the stage as dancers perform around him. The asili flute is an instrument traditional to the Benga music that Kenge Kenge performs.

Photo: Dancing with Kenge Kenge

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Blazers dance onstage with Kenge Kenge at the end of their performance. Blazers were able to participate throughout the performance, especially during the last song.

Photo: SAT materials

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 19, 2010, midnight

SAT and ACT prep materials, to which resource counselor Marcia Johnson partially attributes the increase of MCPS test scores, are available in the career center.

Photo: Kenge Kenge

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

Blazers dance on stage with members of Kenge Kenge, a traditional Kenyan band. Kenge Kenge held a performance in Blair's auditorium Friday.

Photo: Bernard

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 16, 2010, midnight

Senior captain Miranda Bernard begins to speed past a Seneca Valley defender.

Photo: Field Hockey v Seneca Valley 1

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 16, 2010, midnight

Junior midfielder Sara Sium battles with Seneca Valley midfielder for possession of the ball.

Photo: Field Hockey v Seneca Valley 3

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 16, 2010, midnight

Senior midfielder Lyla Shapiro makes a strong pass upfield.

Photo: Field Hockey v Seneca Valley 2

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 16, 2010, midnight

Junior defender Sarah Harper maneuvers around Seneca Valley offense.

Photo: Girls Soccer v Northwood 1

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 14, 2010, midnight

Forward Jamie Kator looks to attack the Gladiator goal.

Photo: FNO O Salon

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 14, 2010, midnight

O Salon holds a special event during which patrons can get free hair consultations and pose on the salon's red carpet.

Photo: Girls Soccer v Northwood 2

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 14, 2010, midnight

Senior Larisa Antonisse battles with a Northwood defender for possession of the ball.

Photo: FNO Model

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 14, 2010, midnight

Many stores, such as vintage clothing store Annie Creamcheese, have live models in their shop windows to help promote their business.

Photo: Election Day

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 14, 2010, midnight

Campaign signs line the road leading to Temple Emanuel in Kensington. Blazers have no school due to primary elections for county government.

Photo: FNO poster

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 14, 2010, midnight

A poster advertises Fashion's Night Out in Georgetown, a late night shopping event held on Sept. 10.

Photo: The Circulator

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight

A crowd gathers outside Urban Outfitters early in the evening as they step off the Circulator.

Photo: Water

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight

A model, hired by Juicy Couture, stands on the store's upper level handing out free bottled water from a silver tray.

Photo: Juicy Couture Staircase

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight

Shoppers walk down the staircase leading to the sale section in Juicy Couture. The incredible savings drew hundreds of customers.

Photo: Fashion's Night Out Shirt

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight

Lacoste sold New York City edition Fashion's Night Out t-shirts for $25. Money raised from t-shirt sales is put towards the women and children's charity Labels for Love.

Photo: Vitamin Water Lounge

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight

The Vitamin Water Lounge, meant to be a hangout spot for shoppers, is barely used despite the DJ playing loud music.

Photo: Betsey Johnson

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 12, 2010, midnight

The designer Betsey Johnson's store was full of customers all night. The store hosted a VIP garden party, boasting free cupcakes and other goodies. The only way to get into the VIP party was to make a purchase, which proved to be effective.

Photo: Jacket

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 11, 2010, midnight

Senior Taylor Tingle is ready to aproach cold weather in style in her vibrant red pea coat.

Photo: Oxfords

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 11, 2010, midnight

Oxfords have found a home in Blair's hallways this fall.

Photo: Boots

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 11, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Elosie Goldsmith pairs a colorful, warm wool sweater with her favorite pair of combat boots.

Photo: Alejandro

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 9, 2010, midnight

Lady Gaga performs her hit song "Alejandro," lying in fog emanating from the stage. "Alejandro," inspired by Gaga's admiration for gay relationships, is Gaga's seventh top 10 hit in the United States.

Photo: Raised Up

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 9, 2010, midnight

Lady Gaga used a variety of complicated effects in her show, including a giant pedestal to raise herself into the air so that her fans could see her from anywhere in the Verizon Center.

Photo: SGA Fall Events

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 9, 2010, midnight

A poster outside of the Student Government Association (SGA) office window in the courtyard advertises the blood drive to be held Sept. 21

Photo: MacBeth Auditions

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 7, 2010, midnight

Senior Catherine Coello signs up to audition for Blair's fall play, Macbeth. She, along with almost all other students trying out, signed up an hour after auditions begin.

Photo: Line

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight

Blazers wait in line to buy lunch in the SAC.

Photo: Lunchtime

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight

Blazers now either eat during 5th or 6th period lunch, rather than 5A and 5B.

Photo: Sitting in the Lockers

By Emma Lansworth | Sept. 2, 2010, midnight

Blazers sit and eat lunch together in the lockers along Blair Boulevard during period 5.

Photo: Sprinting

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Senior Peter Gondor holds the ball close to him as he sprints to get away from defenders during practice.

Photo: Saved

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Sophomore captain Kathlyn Skolnik saves the ball from going out of bounds. Blair played against six other high schools in a tournament at Albert Einstein High School.

Photo: Air

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Jordyn Schroeder leaps high to defend Blair's side of the court. Schroeder's height helps her be a strong defender for Blair.

Photo: Catching

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Junior Lionel Medal catches the ball in a drill during practice.

Photo: Warming Up

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Junior captain Nika Lilley hits the ball over the net during a warm-up. Lilley and her co-captain Kathlyn Skolnik keep their team going with vigorous warm ups before each match

Photo: Kicking Up Dust

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Senior Assani Mudimbi kicks dust up while running down the field with the ball during practice.

Photo: Just Practice

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Junior Kevin Dupalis runs with the ball during a practice play.

Photo: Over the Net

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 31, 2010, midnight

Junior Chacha Wang fires the ball past the net to the other side of the court. Wang's high jumps and hard hits make her invaluable to the team's offense.

Photo: Marching Band

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 25, 2010, midnight

Senior Rachel Leksana and sophomore Adam Maisto take stock of the Blair marching band uniforms in the band room's uniform closet. Blair's marching band and color guard have been preparing for Blair's 2010 football season.

Photo: Bill Miller

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

Three time Grammy winner Bill Miller of the Mohican tribe gave an emotional performance as he sang his song "Ghost Dance".

Photo: Dolls

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

The fourth floor of the museum hosted a Native Art Market at which these dolls, and several other handmade Native American items, were sold.

Photo: Eagle Dance

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

Several Native dances were demonstrated in front of a large audience, including the Eagle Dance. The Eagle Dance originated from the Kachina tribe, and was meant to honor the eagle's majestic flight.

Photo: Fancy Shawl Dance

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

Autumn Zotigh performs the fancy shawl dance, a more contemporary dance created by women wanting to break from the conformity of traditional dances. Autumn Zotigh is an extremely accomplished dancer who has won numerous competitions, including the National Museum of the American Indian Powwow.

Photo: Dennis Zotigh

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

Dennis Zotigh, Bill Zotigh's son, presented each of the dances performed at the festival, and told the stories behind each dance.

Photo: Dance

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

This Kiowa woman performed the Kiowa women's traditional dance, wearing traditional Kiowa clothing. Kiowans are from the southwest, including the Texas panhandle, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

Photo: Bill Zotigh

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

Bill Zotigh, a member of the Kiowa tribe, accompanied several of the dancers with traditional drumming and singing.

Photo: Peppers

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

Chili peppers collected from a pepper garden in front of the museum were roasted over an open fire pit using traditional methods.

Photo: Shakti Hayes

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

A member of the Plains Cree tribe, singer Shakti Hayes performed at the Living Earth Festival concert.

Photo: War Song

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

The Zotigh family performs a traditional Navajo war song.

Photo: Stevie Salas

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

Stevie Salas, a famous Native American musician, emceed the Living Earth Festival concert, which featured Murray Porter, Shakti Hayes, Bill Miller and Dumpstaphunk.

Photo: Farmers Market

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 14, 2010, midnight

The Living Earth Festival was also host to a farmers' market, selling everything from fresh produce to hand-woven baskets.

Photo: Degu

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

Degus live in the zoo's Small Mammal House, and are commonly found in central Chile. These mammals are only five inches long and weigh no more than 10 ounces.

Photo: Golden Mantella

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

The Golden Mantella is only one inch in length, but despite their small size, they are dangerously poisonous frogs.

Photo: Sea Nettle

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

Sea nettles are 18 inch long jellyfish that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Sea nettles do sting humans, but not severely enough to cause significant damage.

Photo: Australian Snake-Necked Turtle

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

The Smithsonian's Australian snake-necked turtles live in the Reptile Discovery Center. These turtles' necks are usually almost as long as their shells and can fold sideways into their shell.

Photo: Giant Freshwater Prawn

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

This giant freshwater prawn lives in the zoo's invertebrate house. Freshwater prawns are frequently farmed and sold to restaurants or seafood carriers. Despite this farming, however, freshwater prawns have not yet made it onto the endangered species list.

Photo: Female Pale Headed Saki

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

Pale headed sakis are also found in the Small Mammal House. This saki, a female, does not have pale white fur on her face, unlike male sakis. Pale headed sakis live in the rainforests of northern South America.

Photo: Red Panda

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

Red pandas are in fact more closely related to raccoons than pandas, despite their name. Habitat loss has reduced the number of adult red pandas in the wild to 2,500, which means they are endangered.

Photo: Slender Tailed Meerkat

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

Slender tailed meerkats live underground in burrows, and live across Southern Africa in deserts and grassland.

Photo: Zoo Sign

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

This large concrete sign greets visitors as they enter the National Zoo.

Photo: Coral Reef Community

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

This coral is part of one of the zoo's miniature coral reef communities. Coral reefs are one of the most delicate ecosystems in nature, and are in constant threat of being damaged by climate change and fishing. The zoo uses many developing technologies, including the freezing of embryos, to conserve coral reefs.

Photo: Climbing Orangutans

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

These two orangutans are using the zoo's O line to travel from one orangutan enclosure to another. The O line allows orangutans to climb between their habitats in the zoo's Think Tank and Great Ape House.

Photo: Grand Cayman Iguana

By Emma Lansworth | Aug. 8, 2010, midnight

Grand Cayman iguanas, as the name suggests, are from the Grand Cayman Island. They are able to change the color of their skin, from blue-gray when they are resting to turquoise when they become excited.

Photo: Rush Hour

By Emma Lansworth | June 14, 2010, midnight

Blazers crowd around a Ride-On bus to go downtown after their 5th and 6th period exams. Tuesday is the last day of exams for Blair students, which marks the beginning of summer break.

Photo: Drilled

By Emma Lansworth | June 7, 2010, midnight

Students stand outside the University Boulevard entrance of Blair for a fire drill during 8th period.

Photo: Emptied Out

By Emma Lansworth | May 31, 2010, midnight

The Blair student parking lot is uncharacteristically empty this afternoon because students and teachers have Memorial Day off to remember those who served in the armed forces.

Photo: Flipping Out

By Emma Lansworth | May 24, 2010, midnight

Sophomore Anthony Jankoski flies through the air Monday afternoon at Blair's cheerleading tryouts. Tryouts are being held this week in Blair's gym Monday through Thursday.

Photo: Waiting Blazers

By Emma Lansworth | May 17, 2010, 6:10 p.m.

Students wait to walk down Blair Boulevard outside the main office on the first day of HSA testing. Students are not permitted to walk near testing classrooms during HSA week.