Most of this year's Oscar nominated movies had very little commercial success, so there is not much drawing in the everyday movie-goer to this year's awards. But with Billy Crystal hosting, it is sure to be a good time.
For Blazers, a lunch period is much more than just time to eat. It's 45 minutes of nearly complete freedom; a time when students are free to do almost anything they please. It might be a time to catch up with friends, review class notes or just relax and take a break from the monotony of classes. While it's common to see students in the SAC, along Blair Boulevard or outside as the weather gets warmer, students spread all across Blair, forming pockets of culture as they pursue their activities of choice.
In a confidence boosting home opener, the boys' varsity tennis team (2-0) defeated the Northwood Gladiators (0-2) in a 7-0 victory, their second in a row after defeating Wheaton 7-0 in their season opener.
By most students' junior year, the bills begin to pile up. It usually starts with $13 for the PSAT. A couple months later, it might be $47 for the SAT, then another $18 to see a score report that's more than just three numbers out of 800. Factor in $21 for SAT Subject Tests, and in May, throw in a couple of Advanced Placement (AP) exams at $87 each. In a single school year, a student may shell out over $500 to the College Board, all in the name of college preparedness.
Junior Jenny Nguyen's summer trip to Vietnam in sixth grade seemed like an unlikely place to discover a new passion. Agreeing to model in a hair show at her brother's workplace, she was whisked away to hair and makeup and soon found herself confidently strutting down a runway.
Blair ice hockey (5-3) easily defeated the Blake Bengals (0-6) in an uneven Wednesday night game. Strong Blair offense and smooth passes kept most of the game on Blake's side of the ice.
Shortly after 6 p.m., the band takes the stage at the 9:30 Club. Their sound check is enough to make their front-row fans to erupt in cheers. But they aren't a big rock band performing a gig on a national tour. They are The Agiles, a self-described alternative rock band made up of mostly members from Blair.
Section 9528 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires public schools to allow military recruiters in schools where college recruiters are also permitted. Opponents of the provision argue that recruiting in high school unethically takes advantage of students, while others claim that military recruiters simply inform interested students of possible career options.
In the world of TV news, one rarely catches a glimpse of the people behind the cameras, and "Morning Glory" serves as a reminder of why this so rarely happens. Not only are the characters flat, but also their lives are monotonously predictable.
Principal Darryl Williams spent the 90 minutes of fifth and sixth period away from his desk. He wasn't in meetings, he hadn't taken a trip to Central Office, and he wasn't patrolling the halls. Instead, he was sitting in the senior courtyard, conversing with the dozen or so students who filled the tables around him. Their topic of conversation was new attendance policy.
In four sets, girls' varsity volleyball (3-6) lost to Damascus (5-2), with a score of 23-25, 27-25, 20-25, 18-25. Despite hard fighting throughout the game, Blair's strong hits did not match Damascus's smooth passing and superior defense.
It's game day for varsity field hockey. The ball whizzes across the turf as Blair and Wootton fight for possession, each p layer hungry to get it. New coach Christine Denny stands, surveying the 11 Blair players spread across the field. It may be her first year coaching Blazer field hockey, but it's far from her first year on the field.