Blair junior Van Le was struck by a moving car at 3:30 p.m. Monday while walking home from school, according to Principal Renay Johnson. Le was transported to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., where he is currently receiving treatment.
Can Drake maintain the historic prominence and success he reached in 2012? Listen to the rapper's new single below.
Let's talk Christmas music. Not carols, not hymns. Not "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" or "Come All Ye Faithful." In fact, nothing containing the word "ye" at all unless it's pronounced YAY and is referring to Kanye West.
2:42 p.m. Sunday - MCPS has announced that it will close all of its schools on Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, due to "emergency weather conditions."
All Canadian actor-turned-rapper Aubrey Drake Graham had to do to put the animated crowd at Verizon Center into an absolute frenzy was utter three letters. After a minute-long, blue-lit, trancelike introduction, Drake casually walked to center stage, performed one song, then quieted his screaming fans and mentioned the three region-specific consonants that made the collective voice of the audience hoarse in a matter of seconds: "DMV."
It may not be June yet, but with APs and prom over and seniors leaving this week, it's not too early to start thinking about summer. For those of you who plan on enjoying any live music during the sunniest season of the year, combing through the countless artists performing in the D.C. area can be daunting. Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood school newspaper has taken the time to sift through the masses and find a few local acts that we think Blazers will love. Enjoy!
On Thursday, representatives from C-SPAN and the Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) came to Blair to present seniors Kiernan Colby and Becca Ederer with an honorable mention for their entry in C-SPAN's 2012 StudentCam competition.
In the aftermath of the Feb. 26 shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, many people and publications have analyzed and lamented the apparent racial prejudice that led to such a tragedy.
Seniors Kiernan Colby and Becca Ederer were awarded $250 and an honorable mention in C-SPAN's 2012 StudentCam competition.
For 2012 season Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that it will allow two additional teams to make the playoffs. Let the insanity begin.
On Tuesday night, the Blair PTSA held its monthly public meeting, which focused on preventing underage drinking, illegal drug use and theft among students.
Echoing its Jan. 15 loss to Kennedy, the varsity boys' basketball team gave its home fans a moment of elation on Friday night, but could not provide them with a win.
Blair Debate will send 26 two-person teams to the Montgomery County Debate League finals on Feb. 29 at Walter Johnson High School. This is the largest number of qualifying students in Blair history, exceeding last year's record of 30 students. Every team in the program that debated for the entire season qualified for finals.
In a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, the Patriots seek revenge, while Eli Manning will attempt to win his second ring.
The "Wow!!" experienced by James was felt around the world as high school students and television pundits alike freaked out over the slam.
In sports, ecstasy can turn to agony in the blink of an eye. On Saturday, the Blair varsity boys' basketball team (3-7) fell to the Kennedy Cavaliers (6-6) late in the fourth quarter.
Saints v. Niners. Broncs v. Gronks. Texans v. Ravens. G-Men v. Cheeseheads. Four fantastic matchups for your viewing pleasure. We're in for a solid weekend of playoff football, and SCO is here for another round of predictions.
We're back with predictions for the four wild card games: Bengals-Texans, Lions-Saints, Falcons-Giants and Steelers-Broncos.
After three consecutive road losses, the boys' varsity basketball team was hoping that playing in the friendly confines of Blair would help end the losing streak.
Happy holidays, football fans! Get hyped for 13 NFL games on Christmas Eve. The season is coming to an end, but there remains plenty of pigskin to be played!
On Friday night, several Blair students and members of the D.C. based youth group City at Peace held a benefit concert outside the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center on Georgia Avenue to raise funds for the organization. City at Peace, which teaches area youth about diversity and promotes tolerance and non-violence through the performing arts, recently shut down indefinitely due to lack of funding and decreased attendance.
Denver quarterback Tim Tebow remains the talk of the NFL as he continues to get the job done.
Contrary to popular belief of a few weeks ago, there will, in fact, be professional basketball this winter. SCO presents the 2011-2012 NBA Season Preview, as we analyze each team and attempt to make some sense of this coming season.
The varsity boys' basketball team (2-1) fell to the Walter Johnson Wildcats (1-2) by a score of 75-49 on Monday night. After two quarters of even basketball, the Wildcats took hold of the lead for good.
Tim Tebow remains biggest topic of conversation in the NFL, as he continues to will his team to victory. Can he keep it up? As teams begin to battle for playoff positioning, our SCO experts turn it into high gear.
Forget December 22 - winter really starts now. The Thanksgiving weekend marks a distinct change in time, noticeable in more ways than nonstop Christmas music.
It's Thanksgiving time, and here at SCO we're thankful for another week of great NFL action. But before you stuff your face, make sure to check out our week 12 predictions.
Week eleven is highlighted by two NFC East matchups: Skins-Cowboys and Giants-Eagles. While Washington has struggled to put points on the board as of late, it's always fun to watch (arguably) the biggest rivalry in football in action.
The Packers are rolling. Green Bay beat the Chargers last week to remain perfect at 8-0. Like always, our experts are back to dissect the week's games and predict the outcomes of each matchup.
Despite one big upset, all of our experts did well last week. Jacob remains in the lead, but it's a long season, folks. Buckle in for another week of NFL football!
Over the past few years, record labels have been coming to terms with the fact that our generation doesn't buy digital music anymore. Enter Spotify, the Stockholm-founded music software that is taking over your Facebook newsfeed.
NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that and agreement was not made and that another two weeks of the upcoming season would be cancelled.
The Saints put up 62 points on the Colts in week seven. 62. Forget ghosts, monsters and zombies – the Colts' defense was most afraid of Drew Brees and his rocket arm last Sunday. The veteran QB threw for 325 and five scores while New Orleans obliterated the winless Colts. Meanwhile, rookie running back Demarco Murray busted out for a franchise record 253 yards for the Cowboys as Dallas cruised to a 34-7 victory over the Rams.
Quarterback change has been the theme in the NFL over the past few days – four teams will feature new starting gunslingers in week seven. Jacob is still in first place among our experts, but his margin for error is slim.
So much for the "dream team" in Philly. The Eagles haven't lived up to pre-season expectations, dropping four straight after beating the Rams in week one.
The District has been "occupied” since October 1. While six of the protesters were arrested, the group made a major step forward Tuesday: it identified a coherent goal.
As we gear up for another week of NFL action, let's check in on how our experts our doing. Jacob extended his lead last week, going 13-3. The rest of our panel is looking to bounce back in week five.
Jacob now has sole possession of first place heading into week four. However, the rest of our experts are in close pursuit and looking to improve after another set of games this Sunday.
Week two saw a number of injuries, but luckily they had no effect on our predictions – all of our experts did well last week, with Eli and Jacob leading the pack.
Week two should offer up plenty of excitement, featuring match-ups like Bears-Saints, Chargers-Patriots and Falcons-Eagles.
Nobody in the Nationals' short history in the nation's capital has excited the fans and given as much hope for the team as 23-year-old pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg.
The story behind director Steven Soderbergh's viral action-thriller wouldn't be particularly interesting without great performances by an all-star cast.
Rejoice, people! NFL football is back, and so are SCO's weekly predictions for your reading pleasure.
The varsity girls' soccer team (1-0) defeated the Gaithersburg Trojans (0-1) in Blair's season opener. The team got off to a slow start, but strong offense and quality goalkeeping led to a 5-0 Blazer victory.
The finale, possibly the best installment of the Potter series, ties up every loose end as tightly as Professor McGonagall's hair.
Times have changed since 1999 when Dirk Nowitzki was the only foreign basketball player drafted in the top fifteen to have not played for a team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Zendaya, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Mariah Carey sit atop our list of the best Christmas pop songs.
There have already been twice as many reported drug incidents at Blair this year as there were all of last year.
These are the songs that didn't make the cut.
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Drake performs at the Verizon Center as part of his Club Paradise Tour.
2 Chainz and Drake perform "No Lie" at the Verizon Center.
SCO will be sending two members of its senior staff to see Drake, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana on Friday. See our review this weekend.
Justifiable homicides have nearly tripled in Florida since the passage of the Stand Your Ground law.
Blair students enjoy a small concert benefiting City at Peace, a youth group that has closed indefinitely.