Emma Howells




Name: Emma Howells
Position: Online Multimedia Editor
Graduation Year: 2014
Emma Howells likes photojournalism.


Stories (2)


NBA Hall-of-famer Adrian Dantley speaks on his current work as a crossing guard (VIDEO)

By Emma Howells Danny Rosenberg | April 24, 2013, 11 a.m. | In Features »

Former NBA All-Star Adrian Dantley, inducted into the basketball hall of fame in 2008, now helps kids cross the street at Eastern Middle School and New Hampshire Estates Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD. A DC native, Dantley has found his way back to his roots.

VIDEO: Blazers talk World Drumming and Horticulture (2:40)

By Emma Howells Danny Rosenberg | Feb. 28, 2013, 7:31 p.m. | In Features »

Course selection for the 2013-2014 school year is fully underway - take a look at two of Blair's most interesting and unsual classes - World Drumming and Horticulture!



Images (352)


Photo: Blair Blazer Mascot

By Emma Howells | Feb. 27, 2017, midnight

The Blazer mascot can be found at football games and pep rallies.

Photo: Ladle Fight

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2014, midnight

Ladle Fight plays a gig.

Photo: Lacrosse shot

By Emma Howells | May 4, 2014, midnight

Senior Nate Goodin has led the team all year, and added six goals against Wheaton.

Photo: Lacrosse

By Emma Howells | May 4, 2014, midnight

Senior Zak Scarano contributed against Wheaton in his last regular season home game as a Blazer.

Photo: Storm's A-Brewin'

By Emma Howells | May 1, 2014, midnight

An incoming storm at dusk sweeps over the Blair turf field during the Girls' Lacrosse senior night.

Photo: Baseball v Einstein 2

By Emma Howells | April 28, 2014, midnight

Junior shortstop Max Salzman scores on Schweickhardt's 3-RBI double in the first inning.

Photo: Baseball v Einstein

By Emma Howells | April 28, 2014, midnight

Junior Max Salzman scores on Schweickhardt's 3-RBI double.

Photo: Evacuation

By Emma Howells | April 27, 2014, midnight

Students mob to the exit of the building during a fire drill.

Photo: Gondaliers

By Emma Howells | April 8, 2014, midnight

Sophomore Dio Cramer sees her sketches realized on the stage.

Photo: Baseball v Seneca Valley 3

By Emma Howells | March 26, 2014, midnight

Junior John Ramsey delivers an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Photo: Baseball v Seneca Valley 2

By Emma Howells | March 26, 2014, midnight

No caption, it's a cover.

Photo: Baseball v Seneca Valley 1

By Emma Howells | March 26, 2014, midnight

Senior pitcher Carson Schweickhardt gave up only two earned runs in five innings of work.

Photo: Fauci 2

By Emma Howells | Feb. 24, 2014, midnight

After his talk, Fauci answered questions from the audience.

Photo: Fauci 1

By Emma Howells | Feb. 24, 2014, midnight

Dr. Anthony Fauci of NIH gave a talk during third period Monday.

Photo: Panel

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2014, midnight

The SoSTEM panel fields questions from students.

Photo: Out of this World

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2014, midnight

Astronaut and former NFL player Leland Martin introduces a video from the International Space Station filmed for the SoSTEM Address.

Photo: Acaba

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2014, midnight

Astronaut Joe Acaba gives a patch honoring one of his missions to a student reporter from the "Time for Kids" publication.

Photo: Q&A

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2014, midnight

A local high school student asks a question to the panel.

Photo: Park

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2014, midnight

President Obama's Science Advisor Todd Park addresses the crowd.

Photo: Tour

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2014, midnight

Panelists and organizers pose together in front of the White House after a tour of the Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

Photo: Davis

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2014, midnight

Editor-in-Chief of Silver Chips Online Aanchal Johri interviews Tyrone Davis, who created a plan to reduce carbon emissions by 200 tons annually at his university.

Photo: Student Press

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2014, midnight

The student reporters anticipate the address in their designated front row press seats.

Photo: Media

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2014, midnight

Media flock to cover the student reporters who were given unique access to the speakers.

Photo: SoSTEM Panel

By Emma Howells | Feb. 4, 2014, midnight

The SoSTEM discussion panel encourage STEM students in the second annual SoSTEM initiative.

Photo: Dr. Holdren Interview

By Emma Howells | Feb. 4, 2014, midnight

Editor-in-Chief Aanchal Johri interviews Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Dr. John P. Holdren.

Photo: United States Chief Technology Officer Todd Park

By Emma Howells | Feb. 4, 2014, midnight

United States Chief Technology Officer Todd Park was a guest speaker at The White House SoSTEM.

Photo: SoSTEM Student Interview

By Emma Howells | Feb. 4, 2014, midnight

A student interviews the STEM discussion pannel at SoSTEM.

Photo: SGR

By Emma Howells | Jan. 2, 2014, midnight

Sophomore Kenneth Hill and Senior Alex Michell perform a spontaneous duet of the song "Valerie" at the SGR Spectacular.

Photo: Boys basketball vs Springbrook 1

By Emma Howells | Dec. 17, 2013, midnight

Senior Anthony Davis drives past Springbrook guard Andrew Robinson.

Photo: Boys basketball vs Springbrook 2

By Emma Howells | Dec. 17, 2013, midnight

Senior Guard Damar Bess dribbles baseline against Springbrook.

Photo: Girls Basketball vs Wheaton

By Emma Howells | Dec. 17, 2013, midnight

Guard Erica Adarkwa shoots over a Wheaton defender.

Photo: Siko

By Emma Howells | Dec. 11, 2013, midnight

French 4 and 5 teacher Yolaine Siko has a strong appreciation for different cultures.

Photo: Siko, Yolaine

By Emma Howells | Dec. 10, 2013, midnight

French Level 5 teacher speaks five languages.

Photo: Starr 1

By Emma Howells | Nov. 25, 2013, midnight

Joshua Starr spoke at Blair last week.

Photo: Starr 2

By Emma Howells | Nov. 25, 2013, midnight

Superintendent Joshua Starr took questions from Blair parents at the town hall style meeting.

Photo: Titania

By Emma Howells | Nov. 12, 2013, midnight

Titania, Oberon's wife and Queen of the Fairies, played by Senior Calley Mayer-Marks, sits among her attendants.

Photo: Hermia and Lysander

By Emma Howells | Nov. 12, 2013, midnight

Hermia and Lysander, played by seniors Mallory Rappaport and Langston Cotman spend a night together in the woods.

Photo: Oberon and Titania

By Emma Howells | Nov. 12, 2013, midnight

The Fairy King and Queen twirl around each other in a fiery, intense dance.

Photo: Hippolyta

By Emma Howells | Nov. 12, 2013, midnight

Senior Amie Idriss plays Hippolyta, the Queens of the Amazons and betrothed to Theseus, the Duke of Athens (played by Junior Kalanzi Kajubi).

Photo: New Library

By Emma Howells | Nov. 11, 2013, midnight

Part of the new Silver Spring library.

Photo: The Birds

By Emma Howells | Nov. 11, 2013, midnight

A flock of birds descends as a unit on the Blair practice field.

Photo: Praying Mantis

By Emma Howells | Nov. 2, 2013, midnight

A student shows off a praying mantis he caught during the 5th period lunch block.

Photo: Boys Soccer Donald

By Emma Howells | Oct. 20, 2013, midnight

Senior captain Donald Benamna dribbles up the right wing.

Photo: Wako Wako 2

By Emma Howells | Oct. 20, 2013, midnight

Senior captain Wako Wako battles a Sherwood player for the ball.

Photo: Lobster

By Emma Howells | Oct. 14, 2013, midnight

A lonely leftover decoration from Spirit Week remains and reminds Blazers of this year's Senior theme of "Under the Sea."

Photo: Freshman Class President

By Emma Howells | Oct. 10, 2013, midnight

Daniel Jones, an Eastern Middle School graduate, is the 2013-2014 freshman class president.

Photo: HC 1

By Emma Howells | Oct. 3, 2013, midnight

Homecoming tickets will be slightly more expensive this year.

Photo: Tech Updates2

By Emma Howells | Sept. 20, 2013, midnight

Senior Dana Cook working on one of Blair's new laptops.

Photo: Donald is the man

By Emma Howells | Sept. 12, 2013, midnight

Senior forward Donald Benamna will be a big factor in the offense this season.

Photo: Aww yea, Cheer

By Emma Howells | Sept. 12, 2013, midnight

Senior captain Lily Gates (pictured far right) and the rest of the cheer team hope to have a good season.

Photo: Amy Yan Volleyball

By Emma Howells | Sept. 12, 2013, midnight

Senior Amy Yan will lead the lady blazer offense this fall.

Photo: Keenthy controls poss.

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2013, midnight

Blair's Keenthy Yeboah, who scored a goal in the game, controls the ball.

Photo: Team

By Emma Howells | Sept. 10, 2013, midnight

The varsity Girls Volleyball Team celebrates a point won over Seneca Valley during their first game of the season.

Photo: Practice

By Emma Howells | Sept. 9, 2013, midnight

Football players practice agility drills for their upcoming games.

Photo: Football practice

By Emma Howells | Sept. 4, 2013, midnight

Defensive back coach Powell works with a few players during a practice.

Photo: Wako Wako

By Emma Howells | Sept. 4, 2013, midnight

Wako Wako heads the ball during a preseason scrimmage.

Photo: SMOB Voting

By Emma Howells | April 30, 2013, midnight

Junior Elana Rombro casts her election votes.

Photo: McCaw

By Emma Howells | April 29, 2013, midnight

Senior Kayla McCaw performs her floor routine.

Photo: Lowell Ensel vs. Whitman

By Emma Howells | April 25, 2013, midnight

Senior captain Lowell Ensel rounds third against the Vikings.

Photo: Wanted

By Emma Howells | April 25, 2013, midnight

A student searches for her own "Wanted" photo. The Wanted Wall is intended to attract attention to help yearbook sales by displaying the names and pictures of students who have not yet ordered a yearbook.

Photo: Projector

By Emma Howells | April 24, 2013, midnight

Senior Ebony Argaez adjusts the projector while painting a design for the spring musical, Into the Woods.

Photo: Nick Porter Cradle

By Emma Howells | April 22, 2013, midnight

Junior Nick Porter cradles around a hit on his way to one of his three goals.

Photo: The pass

By Emma Howells | April 22, 2013, midnight

Seniors Justin Kung and Trevor Gibson pass the ball up field.

Photo: Sombrero

By Emma Howells | April 18, 2013, midnight

Sophomore Brian Orellana poses for a picture on Wacky Tacky Wednesday, one of the days of the senior spirit week.

Photo: Carmen's Italian Ice

By Emma Howells | April 16, 2013, midnight

Carmen's Italian Ice truck stops on campus to offer sweet refreshments to students after school.

Photo: Repairs

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2013, midnight

The Washington Monument is currently closed and undergoing repairs to fix damage sustained during the earthquake two years ago.

Photo: Shadows

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2013, midnight

The streets are lined with colorful Asian decorations during the street festival.

Photo: Fight

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2013, midnight

At the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival, two martial artists duel on a stage.

Photo: Blossoming

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2013, midnight

Cherry blossoms emerge against a bright spring sky.

Photo: Fan

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2013, midnight

An audience member enjoys getting involved in the concert, and reenacted a short sword fight with another fan.

Photo: An Individual Blossom

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2013, midnight

One white bloom stands out from the rest.

Photo: Kimono

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2013, midnight

Many tourists dress up for the occasion in Japanese-inspired outfits, such as this young girl in a traditional kimono and fan.

Photo: View of the Capitol

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2013, midnight

The festival, stretching six blocks, runs towards the Capitol.

Photo: Hattori

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2013, midnight

Kohei Hattori, of the J-Pop band The Asterplace, roars for the crowd.

Photo: Crowds

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2013, midnight

The main tidal basin area is incredibly crowded with tourists during the spring time.

Photo: "Warrior"

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2013, midnight

A variety of Asian cuisine, ranging from Ramen to Stir-Fry was available, lining the edges of the street.

Photo: The offensive

By Emma Howells | March 23, 2013, midnight

Senior Justin Kung attempts to keep the ball away from Richard Montgomery.

Photo: Blocking

By Emma Howells | March 23, 2013, midnight

Junior Will Tien-Street blocks a Richard Montgomery player.

Photo: Crossword

By Emma Howells | March 17, 2013, midnight

Junior Eli Fellows puzzles over the most recent Silver Chips Print crossword. The newest edition was released March 14th.

Photo: Sankofa 2

By Emma Howells | March 7, 2013, midnight

Junior Dana Cook recites a poem in the Sankofa teaser.

Photo: Sankofa 1

By Emma Howells | March 7, 2013, midnight

Junior Assistant Director Amie Idriss performs in the Sankofa teaser.

Photo: Into the Woods cast

By Emma Howells | Feb. 27, 2013, midnight

The "Into the Woods" has a much smaller cast than typical Blair plays.

Photo: Taming of the Shrew

By Emma Howells | Feb. 26, 2013, midnight

Seniors Peter McNally and Maya Davis starred in "The Taming of the Shrew and the Tamer Tamed," which had a large cast to compensate for the upcoming musical's small ensemble.

Photo: Los Padres meeting 2

By Emma Howells | Feb. 19, 2013, midnight

A parent listens to the panel's advice about college applications at the Los Padres meeting.

Photo: Los Padres meeting

By Emma Howells | Feb. 19, 2013, midnight

Jihan Asher from CASA de Maryland shares information about grades and SAT scores.

Photo: Tennis Balls

By Emma Howells | Feb. 16, 2013, midnight

At the end of a school day, chair stacked on top of desks reveal the bright tennis balls on their feet.

Photo: Justin v. Whitman

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2013, midnight

Senior Justin Kung drives by a Whitman defender.

Photo: Valentine's Day candy grams

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2013, midnight

The Valentine's Day candy grams consist of a lollipop and a hand-written note.

Photo: Spanish Honors Society sells candy grams

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2013, midnight

Blair's Spanish Honor Society sold candy grams last week during both lunches.

Photo: Celebration

By Emma Howells | Feb. 10, 2013, midnight

Co-captain Sebastian Rubinstein celebrates one of his goals

Photo: Offense

By Emma Howells | Feb. 10, 2013, midnight

Offensive tenacity was the key to Blair's success in the match against Blake.

Photo: Face off

By Emma Howells | Feb. 10, 2013, midnight

Senior Alex Ortiz faces off against a Blake Defender

Photo: Taming of the Shrew (1))

By Emma Howells | Feb. 4, 2013, midnight

Petruchio (Peter McNally) and Katharina (Maya Davis) share a moment together.

Photo: Taming of the Shrew (2)

By Emma Howells | Feb. 4, 2013, midnight

A frustrated Katharina (Maya Davis) vents her anger.

Photo: Snowy Morning

By Emma Howells | Feb. 3, 2013, midnight

In the morning light of a two hour delay, fresh snow partly obscures a board advertising the play currently being performed at Blair.

Photo: Swim and Cheer

By Emma Howells | Jan. 13, 2013, midnight

The Blair cheerleaders helped keep spirits high during the swim meet.

Photo: Skating

By Emma Howells | Jan. 13, 2013, midnight

Sophomore Max Kronstadt skates down the ice.

Photo: Girl Swimming

By Emma Howells | Jan. 13, 2013, midnight

Despite the loss, the girls' team had a strong performance this week.

Photo: Wash your hands

By Emma Howells | Dec. 18, 2012, midnight

In order to avoid getting sick, Bitonti suggests washing your hands frequently.

Photo: Woodmoor Shopping Center Parking Lot

By Emma Howells | Dec. 11, 2012, midnight

According to Greene, seeing students smoking in the Woodmoor Shopping Center parking lot helped convince businesses to adopt the policy.

Photo: Blair Basketball

By Emma Howells | Dec. 9, 2012, midnight

Nelson H. Kobren gymnasium.

Photo: Canary

By Emma Howells | Dec. 8, 2012, midnight

Sophomore Danny Canary followed up his 21 point performance with 27 against Northwood.

Photo: Black Friday

By Emma Howells | Nov. 27, 2012, midnight

The Black Friday crowd refuels to continue on their journey.

Photo: Blair cheerleading fans

By Emma Howells | Nov. 17, 2012, midnight

Blair fans come out to support the team on Saturday afternoon.

Photo: Fillmore stage

By Emma Howells | Nov. 17, 2012, midnight

The Fillmore stage, above, has been used by many performers in the past year.

Photo: Cheerleaders take home spirit award

By Emma Howells | Nov. 17, 2012, midnight

The Blair cheerleading team, above, took home the spirit award for the eighth year in a row.

Photo: County Council debates arena

By Emma Howells | Nov. 9, 2012, midnight

The Montgomery County Council discussed the proposed arena at a recent youth town hall meeting.

Photo: Zed's Café

By Emma Howells | Nov. 6, 2012, midnight

The calm, homey atmosphere at Zed's provides a great space to study or hang out with friends.

Photo: Fenton Café crepes

By Emma Howells | Nov. 6, 2012, midnight

The Fenton Café offers a wide variety of sweet and savory crepes.

Photo: Kefa Café Cafe Mocha

By Emma Howells | Nov. 6, 2012, midnight

The Cafe Mocha at Kefa Café is just the right mix of coffee and hot chocolate.

Photo: Attention

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

A Japanese exchange student pays attention to the speakers.

Photo: Jump

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

Sophomore Shailee Bruck energetically waves to the section of the bleachers where the sophomore class is seated.

Photo: Johnson

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

Ms. Johnson cracks a joke to entertain the audience.

Photo: Mask

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

A Japanese exchange student wears a protective mask.

Photo: Cheer

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

The cheerleaders perform a variety of stunts during their routine.

Photo: Mid-air

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

Freshmen jump into the air congratulating each other after thinking they won the water balloon toss.

Photo: Frisbee

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

Members of the Ultimate Frisbee team rush onto the field.

Photo: Shout

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

A blazer shouts in reaction to her balloon bursting during the water balloon toss.

Photo: Airplane

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

Blair alumni teachers run onto the field.

Photo: 1-3

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

Seniors chant "1-3" to cheer on the their class.

Photo: Hawaiian Brian

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

Brian "Hawaiian Brian" Griffin reacts to the Homecoming King announcement.

Photo: SAC

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

Mr. Moose welcomes the Japanese exchange students to the goodbye event.

Photo: Johnson and Teacher

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

Ms. Johnson poses with a Japanese teacher dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono.

Photo: Japanese Class

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

A Japanese class sings "If You're Happy and You Know It" in Japanese to the exchange students.

Photo: Teacher

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

One of the Japanese teachers comes up to speak to Ms. Johnson.

Photo: Water Balloons

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

Blazers participate in the water balloon toss.

Photo: Blazer

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

The Blair Blazer mascot poses during the pep rally.

Photo: Partner

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2012, midnight

A Blair student explains how her day with her exchange student partner went.

Photo: Soccer Playoffs 2

By Emma Howells | Oct. 25, 2012, midnight

After scoring a goal in the first half, senior Stallon Ndawula fights for a free ball in order to extend the Blazer lead.

Photo: Soccer Playoffs

By Emma Howells | Oct. 25, 2012, midnight

Junior Keenthy Yeboah gets scrappy as he battles with a Clarksburg defender in order to keep the Blair shutout alive.

Photo: Simon Kienitz-Kincade

By Emma Howells | Oct. 24, 2012, midnight

Junior Simon Kienitz-Kincade asks Pelecanos a question.

Photo: George Pelecanos

By Emma Howells | Oct. 24, 2012, midnight

George Pelecanos speaks to students about his career as a writer.

Photo: Blair Tower

By Emma Howells | Oct. 14, 2012, midnight

The Blair Steeple glows orange in the pre-first period morning sun.

Photo: Town Hall Meeting

By Emma Howells | Oct. 12, 2012, midnight

Students raise their hands to share questions and comments at the Montgomery County Council town hall meeting Wednesday.

Photo: Silver Spring Fire Department Four Corners

By Emma Howells | Oct. 6, 2012, midnight

The Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department responded promptly to the fire on Friday.

Photo: Silver Spring Stage

By Emma Howells | Oct. 6, 2012, midnight

The fire started in the storage room of Silver Spring Stage.

Photo: Aron

By Emma Howells | Oct. 5, 2012, midnight

Senior Aron Coste helped Blair come back from a 1-0 defecit as part of their speed line up.

Photo: Do Not Cross

By Emma Howells | Oct. 5, 2012, midnight

A line of caution tape marks the perimeter of the scene of the fire at the Silver Spring Stage in Four Corners.

Photo: Charley

By Emma Howells | Oct. 5, 2012, midnight

Senior Charley Marshall was part of the tough Blair defense that countered Kennedy's offensive speed and kept the game close.

Photo: Cordon

By Emma Howells | Oct. 3, 2012, midnight

Senior Ana Cordon passes the ball on Blazer offense.

Photo: Michelle leaps

By Emma Howells | Oct. 3, 2012, midnight

Junior Michelle McGhee fights for the ball in an aggressive game.

Photo: Diwakaran Ilangovan biology club

By Emma Howells | Sept. 27, 2012, midnight

Co-president Diwakaran Ilangovan presents a lecture to biology club members.

Photo: 2007-2008 silverlogue yearbook

By Emma Howells | Sept. 26, 2012, midnight

This year's edition of Silverlogue is going to be very different from those of past years. Above, the 2007-2008 edition.

Photo: Scoreboard malfunction

By Emma Howells | Sept. 26, 2012, midnight

The scoreboard was not working properly for this lacrosse game from last spring. A replacement could cost up to $60,000.

Photo: Aron

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2012, midnight

Coste scored the only goal for the Blazers midway through the first half.

Photo: Simon

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2012, midnight

Senior captain Simon Amato clears the ball away from two Wildcats.

Photo: Silver Spring Library

By Emma Howells | Sept. 13, 2012, midnight

The Silver Spring Library will be open for two extra Sundays this year.

Photo: Bruck

By Emma Howells | Sept. 8, 2012, midnight

Sophomore cheerleader Shailee Bruck is thrown in the air during Blair's football game against Quince Orchard.

Photo: Blair's got talent

By Emma Howells | Sept. 7, 2012, midnight

Many Blazers attended the "Blair's Got Talent!" showcase Wednesday night in downtown Silver Spring.

Photo: The Flying Mighty

By Emma Howells | Sept. 7, 2012, midnight

"The Flying Mighty" is a band consisting of Blair juniors Brendan Casey and Noah Elkind, as well as Finn Cohan and Lewis Andrews, who do not go to Blair.

Photo: Football v. QO

By Emma Howells | Sept. 7, 2012, midnight

Blair's defense takes down running back Clay Shelton-Jones in one of only a few defensive stops for the Blazers.

Photo: Football v. QO

By Emma Howells | Sept. 7, 2012, midnight

Blair running back Darryl Blue takes the hand off as the Blair offense failed to score for the second straight game.

Photo: Stallon

By Emma Howells | Sept. 5, 2012, midnight

Senior forward Stallon Ndawula helped set up the rest of the offense and get the Blazers a lead that they wouldn't relinquish.

Photo: Dylan

By Emma Howells | Sept. 5, 2012, midnight

Junior defender Dylan Crosson helped hold the B-CC offense to one goal before getting injured and having to leave the game.

Photo: Jenny

By Emma Howells | Sept. 3, 2012, midnight

Jenny Beech is one of the four senior captains in a relatively new field hockey team.

Photo: Blazers Football

By Emma Howells | Sept. 3, 2012, midnight

Blair football started off their season with a 13-2 loss to B-CC.

Photo: Practice

By Emma Howells | Sept. 3, 2012, midnight

Despite losing key players last year, the Blazers are deep in junior midfielders.

Photo: Allison

By Emma Howells | Sept. 3, 2012, midnight

Allison Whitney is a player to watch for the girls' tennis team.

Photo: Football vs. BCC

By Emma Howells | Aug. 31, 2012, midnight

The Blazer offense could not get anything going against the BCC defense.

Photo: Blair vs. BCC 2

By Emma Howells | Aug. 31, 2012, midnight

Blair had trouble stopping BCC's John Sieber all night as he recorded one of BCC's two touchdowns.

Photo: Kong-pre

By Emma Howells | July 12, 2012, midnight

A high school student vaults over a staircase at a parkour jam on the campus of the University of Maryland.

Photo: Howells, Emma

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, 10:47 p.m.

Photo: Puperazzi

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

The official "puperazzi” enjoys attention after a screening of a movie. Brutus McCracker is wearing a camera on his collar which takes a picture every 5 seconds.

Photo: Interview

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

A member of the press interviews the two filmmakers of the film, "The Last Member.”

Photo: Intro

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

An audience member watches the introductory Silverdocs video before a film.

Photo: Williams and Orr

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

The subject of the movie "Trash Dance,” choreographer Allison Orr, and subject of the short "Sparkle,” dancer Sheri "Sparkle” Williams laugh at a joke made during the Q&A.

Photo: Line

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

A line forms in the hopes of receiving standby tickets before a screening.

Photo: The Revisionaries

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

A subject of the film "The Revisionaries” defends a point made by director Scott Thurman.

Photo: Queen of Versailles

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

"The Queen of Versailles,” Jackie Siegel, the star of the film by the same name, makes a surprise appearance to the screening of the film.

Photo: Marquee

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

The marquee outside the AFI Theatre advertises the Silverdocs festival.

Photo: A Girl Like Her

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

An audience member contributes her own story of adoption after the movie "A Girl Like Her.”

Photo: Big Easy Express

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

One of the filmmakers of "Big Easy Express” responds to a question from the audience on the closing night of Silverdocs.

Photo: Shadow

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

The sun sets, casting long shadows in Round House Theatre.

Photo: Screening

By Emma Howells | July 7, 2012, midnight

"A Girl Like Her” is shown at Round House Theatre, one of the five theaters participating in the festival.

Photo: AFI

By Emma Howells | June 24, 2012, midnight

An audience watches a documentary included in the AFI Silverdocs festival.

Photo: Duck

By Emma Howells | June 20, 2012, midnight

A duck lands in the National Gallery Sculpture Garden in DC.

Photo: Caren

By Emma Howells | May 8, 2012, midnight

Junior Caren Holmes was a key player in the game, showing great effort whenever she got the chance to score a goal.

Photo: Sean Reilly

By Emma Howells | May 3, 2012, midnight

Senior Sean Reilly takes the ball downfield.

Photo: Michael Reilly

By Emma Howells | May 2, 2012, midnight

Sophomore Michael Reilly celebrates after Blair scores one of its seven goals.

Photo: Sol Azteca

By Emma Howells | May 1, 2012, midnight

On a field trip, students from Blair's Spanish 2 classes cluster around the entrance of Sol Azteca.

Photo: Zack

By Emma Howells | April 29, 2012, midnight

Sophomore Zack Scarrano takes a shot at goal.

Photo: Neil slides into home

By Emma Howells | April 28, 2012, midnight

Sophomore co-captain Neil Gahart slides into home during the Blazers sixth-inning rally while senior co-captain Richard Griner looks on.

Photo: Justin K

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2012, midnight

Junior Justin Kung attempts to run past a Bengal defender.

Photo: Eric

By Emma Howells | April 15, 2012, midnight

Senior Eric Colbert pushes the ball past a Blake defender.

Photo: Post-Battle Recovery

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

After the fight, a father and son team attempt to return personal items lost during the fight.

Photo: Mob

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

The center of the fight is a tightly packed group constantly revolving around a couple fighters in the very middle.

Photo: The Heart of the War

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

In the middle of the battle, the fights are most intense.

Photo: Strategy

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

One fighter finds that the Two-Pillow strategy is more efficient.

Photo: Painting

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

A member of stage crew paints a wooden musket in preparation for Blair's upcoming production of Les Miserables.

Photo: Two Against One

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

Two pillow fighters, one armed with a stuffed cow, gang up to attack another fighter.

Photo: Casualty

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

While there were no serious injuries reported after the fight, many sunglasses and other personal objects met their end on the battlefield.

Photo: Intense

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

Crowds gather around to watch the intense battle.

Photo: Battle

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

There are no opposing sides involved in the pillow fight, the only strategy is to hit as many people as possible.

Photo: Birthday

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

A fighter announces his birthday on his pillowcase.

Photo: Fun

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

While other fighters didn't hide their amusement.

Photo: Scream

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

Many fighters maintain a serious air about the fight.

Photo: Pillow Fight

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

Pillow fighters rush to the heart of the fight, between the Washington Monument and the Capitol.

Photo: Young Warrior

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

While the crowd is mainly composed of 20 and 30 year olds, young children also find a place in the fight.

Photo: Buddies

By Emma Howells | April 12, 2012, midnight

A fighter gets a height advantage by sitting on the shoulders of his friend.

Photo: Ice Hockey

By Emma Howells | March 29, 2012, midnight

The Blair ice hockey team's club status means they are governed by looser restrictions and can accept members from other schools.

Photo: Boys' lacrosse

By Emma Howells | March 28, 2012, midnight

The goalie of the Gaithersburg boys' varsity lacrosse team attends his goal during a game at Blair on Tuesday. Tuesday's game was Blair's first win of the season.

Photo: Lax

By Emma Howells | March 28, 2012, midnight

The goalie of the Gaithersburg boys' varsity lacrosse team attends his goal during a game at Blair on Tuesday. Tuesday's game was Blair's first win of the season.

Photo: Boys' Lacrosse

By Emma Howells | March 24, 2012, midnight

Senior Alex Stuart fights for possession of the ball.

Photo: Sean Reilly

By Emma Howells | March 24, 2012, midnight

Senior co-captain Sean Reilly brings the ball into Baron territory early on in the game.

Photo: Mean Girls

By Emma Howells | March 22, 2012, midnight

Sophomore Sam Lewando raises his hand to volunteer to read a part in the Mean Girls script during a video production class on Wednesday.

Photo: Popper

By Emma Howells | March 13, 2012, midnight

Freshman Jacob Popper catches a frisbee during an ultimate frisbee match after school.

Photo: Moon

By Emma Howells | March 6, 2012, midnight

As the moon rises, the varsity boys' lacrosse team huddles up before a late scrimmage against Wheaton.

Photo: Sixth Lunch

By Emma Howells | Feb. 28, 2012, midnight

Seniors enjoy the unseasonally warm temperatures in the senior courtyard during sixth lunch on Tuesday.

Photo: Ice hockey

By Emma Howells | Feb. 26, 2012, midnight

The Washington County North Stars defeated the Blair ice hockey team by a score of 5-1 on Friday night.

Photo: MAN emcees

By Emma Howells | Feb. 15, 2012, midnight

This year's emcees (from left to right): Alice Mukora, Ben Holland, Elizabeth Billings and Andrew Lu.

Photo: Sid guitar

By Emma Howells | Feb. 15, 2012, midnight

Senior Sid Nanda plays guitar during the cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here."

Photo: Parade Scenery

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2012, midnight

The colors of the ornate gate in Chinatown are mirrored in the crowd.

Photo: Lion

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2012, midnight

A chinese lion costume (often mistakenly referred to as a "dragon costume") roars at the crowd during a traditional dance.

Photo: Red

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2012, midnight

Red, a traditional color of good luck in Chinese culture, dominates the outfit of a child dancing in the middle of the street before the parade.

Photo: Tiara

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2012, midnight

Miss District of Columbia walks to a Chinese restaurant before the parade.

Photo: Bridge Detail

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2012, midnight

Strings of Chinese and American flags blow in the breeze of the cold morning.

Photo: Valentine's Day

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2012, midnight

A student decorated their locker with paper hearts to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Photo: Cats

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2012, midnight

Good luck cats wave to the parade crowd from a store window.

Photo: The Royal Dream

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2012, midnight

The Parade Royalty waves at the crowd from a horse-drawn carriage.

Photo: Restaurant

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2012, midnight

A cook prepares food with a dramatic flair to entertain a passing toddler.

Photo: Tired

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2012, midnight

At the end of the morning, a young boy who was in the parade takes a ride on his father's shoulders.

Photo: Lion Dance

By Emma Howells | Feb. 14, 2012, midnight

The finale of the parade was a lion dance near fireworks, which drew a vast crowd.

Photo: Smith-Jones

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2012, midnight

Junior Julian Smith-Jones grabs a loose ball in Blair's overtime loss on Friday night.

Photo: Narcisse

By Emma Howells | Feb. 13, 2012, midnight

Senior Rick Narcisse attempts to dunk as Northwest sophomore Rodney Snider contests from behind.

Photo: Singing Grams

By Emma Howells | Feb. 8, 2012, midnight

Members of InToneNation sell candygrams at lunch on Tuesday.

Photo: Schwadron

By Emma Howells | Feb. 6, 2012, midnight

Senior sports editor Eli Schwadron dishes off to junior Langston Taylor for the assist.

Photo: Hops

By Emma Howells | Feb. 6, 2012, midnight

Junior Langston Taylor finishes at the rim in Friday's 1st annual Chips Showdown.

Photo: 1st Annual Chips BBall Game

By Emma Howells | Feb. 6, 2012, midnight

Online beat Print, but at the end of the day we're all winners!

Photo: Blair cheer

By Emma Howells | Jan. 31, 2012, midnight

The Blair cheerleaders performed a variety of routines at the Panther Cheer Competition on Saturday.

Photo: Boys Cheer

By Emma Howells | Jan. 31, 2012, midnight

Members of the Blair cheerleading team smile after winning the Spirit Award.

Photo: Snowy Day

By Emma Howells | Jan. 24, 2012, midnight

Snow from the weekend blankets the ground on a dreary Tuesday morning.

Photo: Fire Alarm

By Emma Howells | Jan. 10, 2012, midnight

On Tuesday, a fire alarm in the middle of ninth period forced students to evacuate Blair.

Photo: First Snow

By Emma Howells | Jan. 4, 2012, midnight

The first snow of winter falls on the empty Blair field towards the end of the day.

Photo: Extensive Lights

By Emma Howells | Dec. 30, 2011, midnight

Over the years, this house has continuously expanded their Christmas lights.

Photo: Rainbow Bokeh

By Emma Howells | Dec. 30, 2011, midnight

Colorful bokeh can be seen in the background of these Christmas lights.

Photo: Reindeer Lights

By Emma Howells | Dec. 30, 2011, midnight

Christmas lights arranged in the form of a reindeer.

Photo: Tree Lights

By Emma Howells | Dec. 30, 2011, midnight

This house setup a tree of Christmas lights in their lawn.

Photo: Icicle Lights

By Emma Howells | Dec. 30, 2011, midnight

Many houses use a wide range of different Christmas lights.

Photo: Color Bokeh

By Emma Howells | Dec. 30, 2011, midnight

Bokeh is out of focus light that can look very colorful with Christmas lights.

Photo: Cell Project

By Emma Howells | Dec. 21, 2011, midnight

On the third floor, freshman Dylan Goldvale carries his model of a cell project carefully.

Photo: Narcisse

By Emma Howells | Dec. 16, 2011, midnight

Senior forward Rick Narcisse is defended by Luc Sebrechts and Nigel Crayton.

Photo: Remy

By Emma Howells | Dec. 16, 2011, midnight

Senior guard Theo Remy was crucial in Wednesday night's win. He scored eight of Blair's twenty points in overtime.

Photo: Canary

By Emma Howells | Dec. 16, 2011, midnight

Senior guard Tucker Canary scored 17 points in Blair's overtime victory against BCC.

Photo: Chipotle Opening

By Emma Howells | Dec. 13, 2011, midnight

Blazers hang out after school at the Chipotle that opened today at Four Corners. This caused some security issues during lunch when many Blazers left campus to have lunch at Chipotle.

Photo: Jewish Culture Club Event

By Emma Howells | Nov. 29, 2011, midnight

The Jewish Culture Club held an open meeting during both lunches today. The event included a presentation by Israeli-American students from Walter Johnson and a question and answer period afterwards.

Photo: Worm

By Emma Howells | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight

Photo: Black and White Flowers

By Emma Howells | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight

Photo: Monarch

By Emma Howells | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight

Photo: Macro

By Emma Howells | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight

Photo: Below the Flowers

By Emma Howells | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight

Photo: Golden Hour

By Emma Howells | Nov. 25, 2011, midnight

Photo: Sunlit Chairs

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

Early in the morning, empty chairs near the front of the stage await VIPS.

Photo: Fire Drill

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

During an unexpected fire drill on Tuesday at the beginning of fourth period due to a faulty smoke detector on the second floor, sophomore Clarisse Callahan keeps a birthday balloon afloat to stay warm.

Photo: Look of Love?

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

A zombie couple stares deeply into each others eyes, though maybe not with love but with hunger- for brains.

Photo: The Most Beautiful Zombie

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

A zombie dressed as a beauty pageant winner grabs at the camera.

Photo: Brainless

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

Some zombies chose to wear typical street clothes and only wear zombie make-up in order to stick with the idea that zombies had taken over present day society.

Photo: Winehouse

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

A "zombie-fied" Amy Winehouse enjoys the lighthearted atmosphere of the crowd. Winehouse Zombie wasn't the only recently deceased celebrities to appear at the walk.

Photo: Crowd

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

The zombie crowd prepares for the march on a street closed off by police outside of the restaurant Jackie's.

Photo: Recording History

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

A young boy films President Obama's inspiring speech, which was delivered not at the main stage but privately in the memorial near the "Stone of Hope."

Photo: Fleeing

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

A member of the resistance flees the oncoming zombies while warning the gathered crowd to evacuate the area. Most resistance costumes included armor of some type and a large nerf gun.

Photo: Pugs

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

Humans weren't the only ones who were able to participate in the race, numerous zombies dressed up their dogs as well. These two pugs are uneasy with all of the commotion.

Photo: Body Bag

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

All of the zombie costumes this year were convincing and creative. This man wears a body bag and which includes minute details such as a toe tag.

Photo: Gas Mask

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

While the overpowering number of people came dressed as zombies, some dressed as the zombie "resistance," the last few remaining humans attempting to save the race. Dramatic battles between the two sides were entertaining for the crowd to watch but the violence, even joking violence, required supervision from the police.

Photo: Through the Fog

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

Fog machines were set up on Ellsworth drive to add increased suspense to the march.

Photo: Interview

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

A man from Alabama gives an interview about his experiences participating in the Civil Rights movement.

Photo: King

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

A man, wearing a crown in tribute of King, records the performances.

Photo: Hilfiger

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

Many notable figures, including Tommy Hilfiger, delivered speeches in the shadow of King.

Photo: Choir

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

Members of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir sing during the "Morning Joy" segment of the dedication.

Photo: Greatest American

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

A sign celebrates King's influence on America and its development. This theme was mentioned in many of the speeches of the day.

Photo: Double Hat

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

The dedication struck close to many in the crowd who were involved in the Civil Rights movement.

Photo: Security Watch

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

A policeman surveys the crowd. There were very few disturbances in the well-planned dedication, with the exception of a brief outburst of angry protestors shouting during Obama's speech.

Photo: Boxes

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

A volunteer goes over the hundreds of boxes full of thousands of hats. The hats, designed and sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger, were given away at the entrance.

Photo: Traveler

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

A man stands proudly at the dedication. Many in the crowd traveled a long way to experience the dedication.

Photo: Hand

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

During president Obama's speech, the crowd begins to cheer "four more years" indicating their support for Obama to win another term in office.

Photo: News Media

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

Not only filmed for public broadcast, the event was also covered by many news organizations.

Photo: VA

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

The crowd contained people of all ages, including this local boy, from Virginia.

Photo: Scarves

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

Two women signal their location to friends. Meeting up with others was difficult due to the crowded seating area.

Photo: Large Crowds

By Emma Howells | Nov. 1, 2011, midnight

After the initial seating area filled up in the early morning, the crowd overflowed to an area fenced off behind the first one.

Photo: Line

By Emma Howells | Oct. 29, 2011, midnight

Eager visitors started a line before 5am to get the best seats at the memorial. The line stretched around two blocks.

Photo: Halloween Open Mic

By Emma Howells | Oct. 25, 2011, midnight

A new poster announcing the Halloween Open Mic scheduled for October 28th lays on Blair Boulevard after school on Tuesday.

Photo: Senior Kevin Fallet

By Emma Howells | Oct. 20, 2011, midnight

Senior Kevin Fallet, an integral part of the Blair offense, steals the ball from an opponent.

Photo: Sophomore Donald Benamna

By Emma Howells | Oct. 20, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Donald Benamna, who eventually scored the winning goal, races after the ball.

Photo: Pride

By Emma Howells | Oct. 19, 2011, midnight

A varsity football player pumps up the crowd during the pep rally.

Photo: Beckett

By Emma Howells | Oct. 19, 2011, midnight

Freshman Molly Beckett cheers while on the shoulders of a crew teammate.

Photo: Cheer!

By Emma Howells | Oct. 19, 2011, midnight

A cheerleader recites a chant towards the end of the second pep rally.

Photo: Undercover

By Emma Howells | Oct. 19, 2011, midnight

Two blazers take a more subtle route on Superhero day, dressing up as undercover superheros, rather than the superheros themselves.

Photo: Little Batman

By Emma Howells | Oct. 19, 2011, midnight

A freshman wears a batman mask and cape, though it clashes with his teddy bear keychain.

Photo: Canopy

By Emma Howells | Oct. 19, 2011, midnight

A long amount of mesh cloth hangs overhead of seniors cutting out hallway decorations.

Photo: McPherson & Hopkins

By Emma Howells | Oct. 19, 2011, midnight

Marlee McPherson and Edie Hopkins pose for a photo in the athletic hallway to pass time before running out into the gym.

Photo: Fallet

By Emma Howells | Oct. 13, 2011, midnight

Senior Kevin Fallet heads the ball out of Blazer territory.

Photo: Nono&Jean

By Emma Howells | Sept. 30, 2011, midnight

Senior co-captain Olivia Nono and sophomore Christine Jean lost their doubles matches, 6-1 and 7-5.

Photo: Whitney

By Emma Howells | Sept. 30, 2011, midnight

Junior Allison Whitney sends a volley to the BCC side. Blair fell 6-1 to the Barons on Monday night.

Photo: Robot

By Emma Howells | Sept. 29, 2011, midnight

A robot from the Blair Robotics Club chases a couple students down the hall during the 6th period lunch activity fair on Tuesday.

Photo: The Fillmore

By Emma Howells | Sept. 24, 2011, midnight

A band plays on the Fillmore's stage, while audience members look on.

Photo: Grand Opening

By Emma Howells | Sept. 24, 2011, midnight

The Fillmore opened in downtown Silver Spring on Sept. 15.

Photo: Stage

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

The Fillmore stage is lit by many colorful lights and includes the large trademark chandeliers for which the Fillmore is known.

Photo: Ognan

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

The saxophonist Brian Ognan from the Bruce Springsteen cover band, Tramps Like Us, performs a solo. The band played a song in tribute of the E Street Band's Clarence Clemons, who died in June due to complications from a stroke.

Photo: Cerphe

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

The Radio DJ Cerphe Colwell from WVRX-FM 105.9 The Edge announces the schedule of the Silver Spring Community Night, which included live music and a chance to see the venue before it opened to the public two days later.

Photo: Fillmore, MD

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

A box holding technical sound equipment sits on the edge of the stage.

Photo: Bartender

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

A bartender processes a patron's order at the basement level "Vertigo" lounge.

Photo: Balcony Level

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

The audience admires the live music from the second floor balcony, directly above the main space.

Photo: Back of the Stage

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

Viewed from a second floor balcony behind the stage, Tramps Like Us performs to the crowd at the venue, which can seat 500-2,000 people.

Photo: Rail

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

A spotlight shines through the front rail, which separates the audience from the stage.

Photo: Posters

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

A patron appreciates the gallery of past concert posters from other Fillmore venues from famous artists such as Pink and David Bowie.

Photo: Multitasking

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

A sound tech adjusts some of the equipment while multitasking on his phone.

Photo: Tickets

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

A couple waits in line to pick up tickets for an event at the Fillmore.

Photo: DJ

By Emma Howells | Sept. 21, 2011, midnight

The DJ entertains the audience before the live act of the night, a Bruce Springsteen cover band, took the stages.

Photo: Back to School Night

By Emma Howells | Sept. 20, 2011, midnight

A line of cars for Back to School Night on Tuesday runs along the overcrowded parking lot on the University Boulevard side of Blair.

Photo: Robes

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

As is the annual tradition, the prominent local St. Augustine's Gospel Choir performs a version of "Amazing Grace" on the steps of the mosque.

Photo: Crowd

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

The crowd at the temple listen attentively to the Muslim Call to Prayer, performed by Sharif Ramadan Abdulmalik, a student at Howard University.

Photo: Shoes

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

Those entering the mosque must also take off their shoes in order to preserve the carpet.

Photo: The Eyes Have It

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

A young Muslim boy, who accompanied his father on the Unity Walk, peers cautiously around a pillar near the courtyard of the mosque.

Photo: Gandhi

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

Arun Gandhi, grandson of the celebrated nonviolence advocate, Mahatma Gandhi, speaks under the shadow of his grandfather's memorial, located near Dupont Circle.

Photo: Candles

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

Prayer candles from a Greek Christian Orthodox church welcome participants of the walk into the church.

Photo: Yusuf

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

Sheikh Hamza Yusuf delivers a rousing speech to the crowd at a Hebrew temple before the walk begins.

Photo: Faiths Together

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

Many of the religious leaders who spoke at the event gather for a photo-op at the request of the press before the walk participants moved on to the final destination, the nearby Gandhi memorial.

Photo: Imam Abdullah Khouj

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

Standing on the steps of the Islamic Center of Washington, Imam Abdullah Khouj delivers a welcoming speech to the walk participants.

Photo: Islamic Center of Washington Mosque

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

The Islamic Center of Washington Mosque stands in front of a backdrop of sunny skies. Though scattered showers were predicted on the day of the walk, the weather was enjoyable.

Photo: Hijab

By Emma Howells | Sept. 11, 2011, midnight

A Muslim woman assists a Christian woman in putting on a hijab. All women must cover their heads, shoulders and legs before entering the mosque.

Photo: Kavanagh/Golladay/Trimble

By Emma Howells | Sept. 7, 2011, midnight

During practice, sophomores Fiona Kavanagh, Katrina Golladay and Delia Trimble attempt to gain control of the ball.

Photo: Sebastian/Newell

By Emma Howells | Sept. 7, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Dillon Sebastian and Junior Camille Newell fight for the ball during a drill.

Photo: Goldsmith

By Emma Howells | Sept. 7, 2011, midnight

During a practice drill, junior Eloise Goldsmith passes the ball to a teammate.

Photo: Taney/Verdonk

By Emma Howells | Sept. 7, 2011, midnight

Mimi Verdonk attempts to steal the ball away from Elisha Taney seconds before it hits the ground.

Photo: Kanner

By Emma Howells | Sept. 7, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Jenna Kanner runs the ball down the field.

Photo: Golladay

By Emma Howells | Sept. 3, 2011, midnight

Sophomore Katrina Golladay and sophomore Delia Trimble fight for a loose ball in practice. Junior forward Lisa Bianchini led Blair to victory against the Trojans, scoring three of the team's five goals.

Photo: Lewando

By Emma Howells | Sept. 3, 2011, midnight

Senior Julia Lewando controls the ball during a varsity girls' soccer practice. Blair beat Gaithersburg 5-0 on Friday night.

Photo: Practice As Usual

By Emma Howells | Aug. 25, 2011, midnight

Less than an hour after the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit, most of Blair's sports teams had practice as scheduled in preparation for the upcoming season, though field hockey practice was canceled for the day.

Photo: Wishes

By Emma Howells | July 10, 2011, midnight

Near the Peace Corps section of the fesitval, a tree is decorated with cards that had wishes for the world written on them.

Photo: Chairs

By Emma Howells | July 10, 2011, midnight

Rows of empty chairs crowd the Soulsville Stage after the festival winds down for the day.

Photo: West African Food

By Emma Howells | July 10, 2011, midnight

The Peace Corps was featured during this year's festival, allowing food from varying countries, such as West Africa, to be sold.

Photo: The National Zoo

By Emma Howells | July 10, 2011, midnight

On another sweltering and humid day in Washington, DC, a young boy cools off in the environmentally friendly sprinklers provided by the National Zoo.

Photo: Weaving

By Emma Howells | July 10, 2011, midnight

Moroccan weavers demonstrate their skills at the loom, weaving rugs out of brightly colored, hand-spun yarn.

Photo: Fred Wesley and The New JBs

By Emma Howells | July 10, 2011, midnight

Fred Wesley and The New JBs perform R&B songs on the Motor City Stage.

Photo: Bottle Wall

By Emma Howells | July 10, 2011, midnight

Bottles stuffed with trash line the inside of a wall, demonstrating a new technique for building in developing nations. These walls hold up just as well in earthquakes as typical walls.

Photo: Signpost

By Emma Howells | July 10, 2011, midnight

The signpost points in the direction of different cities all over the world.

Photo: The Mall

By Emma Howells | July 10, 2011, midnight

Many tents, including six large stages and frequent food tents, line the National Mall for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Photo: RCP Tent

By Emma Howells | July 10, 2011, midnight

In the RCP Village tent, large bulletin boards were available for past and present Peace Corps volunteers to post messages and notes to other volunteers.

Photo: Waiting

By Emma Howells | June 22, 2011, midnight

Flying trapeze students wait for their afternoon classes.

Photo: Swinging

By Emma Howells | June 22, 2011, midnight

The catcher on the flying trapeze swings back and forth between catches.

Photo: Falling

By Emma Howells | June 22, 2011, midnight

An aerial silks student performs a complicated drop that leaves her hanging upside down.

Photo: Aerial Silks

By Emma Howells | June 22, 2011, midnight

Aerial silks is a discipline that requires students to gracefully climb up two pieces of silk hanging from the ceiling.

Photo: Pike

By Emma Howells | June 22, 2011, midnight

A flying trapeze student performs a pike before her catch.

Photo: School

By Emma Howells | June 22, 2011, midnight

While the Trapeze School of New York is best known for flying trapeze lessons, other acrobatic classes are also available, such as aerial silks, lyra, trampoline and conditioning.

Photo: Watching

By Emma Howells | June 22, 2011, midnight

While resting between practicing her aerial silk moves, a student watches the trapeze class.

Photo: Aerial Silks Break

By Emma Howells | June 22, 2011, midnight

A student pauses take a break and sit in midair during a lesson.

Photo: Catch

By Emma Howells | June 22, 2011, midnight

A student reaches for the catcher, only to miss by a couple inches and fall to the safety net below.

Photo: Lockers

By Emma Howells | June 15, 2011, midnight

Empty lockers are left open after they are methodically inspected and their combinations are changed by the security guards.

Photo: Yearbook

By Emma Howells | June 8, 2011, midnight

On the last full day of the school year, students rush to get signatures for their yearbooks.

Photo: Thunderstorm

By Emma Howells | June 1, 2011, midnight

Girls' varsity soccer made quick work of Kennedy.

Photo: Blazers Hurdle

By Emma Howells | May 25, 2011, midnight

The Blair Track and Field team held their end of the year party Wednesday after school to celebrate a successful season and say goodbye to Coach Penn. This was Penn's last season as the Track and Field coach.

Photo: Griffis

By Emma Howells | May 18, 2011, midnight

Senior Billy Griffis gives an acceptance speech after receiving a certificate at the Blair Theatre End of the Year Banquet, a banquet celebrating the casts of both the fall production of Macbeth and spring productions of Guys and Dolls.

Photo: Geese Police

By Emma Howells | May 11, 2011, midnight

Blair's resident geese, including 10 young goslings, wander the field at lunch on Wednesday.