With prom less than a week away, the dramatic asking season has officially come to a close. Prom proposals, affectionately dubbed promposals, no longer consist of a simple "Will you go to prom with me?”
Among Blair's diverse crowd walks a group of giggling Hispanic girls conversing rapidly in Spanish about plans for the weekend. Within the voices, a south Asian accent comes across - but only a hint, extremely easy to dismiss. It takes a closer look to see the one girl who is not like the rest: Jawairia Iqbal.
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As a first grader at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, Colo., Mathis is treated no differently than any other female student, except for one thing: she can't use the girls' bathroom.
In a world where the punch line of jokes about bad driving often end with a woman behind the wheel, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick's eighth place finish in Sunday's Daytona 500 speaks volumes.
Though the Ravens may have taken home the Lombardi on Sunday, Beyoncé was the real winner, capturing both our hearts and the title of MVP in halftime show history.
48,000 minutes. 800 hours. 100 days. Yes, ladies and gentleman, today, Thursday, Feb. 7, is the 100th day of school (feel free to hold the applause).
There was a time when sandwiches were simple: just two slices of bread and your choice of peanut butter and jelly or lunchmeat. But today's sandwiches come in all shapes, flavors and price ranges. Whether you want it cold, hot, vegetarian or beefy, there's a kind of sandwich out there for us all.
Blair reading teacher Theresa Hiller is using a new tool to get her students engaged in syntax and word choice: social media.
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.
Thanksgiving is three days away and many Blazers are already preparing for the subsequent food coma. Who can resist a plate full of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce?
While Rihanna has sky rocketed into a household name, the quality of her music has been on a downward spiral.
While many college-bound seniors think they have it tough, imagine applying to colleges, searching for scholarships and fighting to stay in the country. For some Blazers this isn't just a hypothetical, this is reality.
With the Homecoming dance just a week away, Blazers are already starting to envision the night.
Find out which Blazer was voted as your Athlete of the Month for September.
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Less than two weeks later, "Cruel Summer” came out, a compilation between Jay-Z's Def Jam Records and Getting Out Our Dreams (G.O.O.D) Music, Kanye West's label.
In the world of high school athletics, Blair and Northwood have a rivalry not unlike the Redskins-Cowboys.
"Backstreet's back, all right." They said it in 1998 and they're saying it almost a decade and a half later. You heard it folks, the Backstreet Boys are in, fact, back. But wait. Don't cue the teenage, or in this case thirty-something-year-old, obsessed fans quite yet.
The Olympics begin this Friday, with the smell of the torches' smoke in the air. It's been four years since Beijing, and with a lot of newcomers and a lot of returners back with a vengeance, it's time to take a look at what's in store this year at the 2012 London games.
Gwyneth Paltrow posted tweet referencing a Jay-Z and Kanye West song, along with a picture of the two performing in France on June 1. Though Paltrow did not write out the full word, and it is, as she later rightfully pointed out, the title of a song, cries of racism ensued almost immediately.
The Blair Summer Math and Reading Team (B_SMaRT) summer program will take place at Blair from June 18 through Aug. 10. The program gives students the opportunity to earn up to 1.5 credits in predetermined Math, English or High School Assessment Prep courses.
Sophomore Julian Henry and a handful of other Blazers are celebrities. Their claim to fame? The Internet.
Move over Justin Bieber! Boy bands are the new big thing...again? With the introduction of England's One Direction and The Wanted to the music scene, and along with their American counterparts Mindless Behavior and Big Time Rush, boy bands have not been this big since 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys. But what does this mean for the state of music? Contrary to what the screaming girls at sold out concerts might think, boy bands are nothing but trouble.
There was a time when college credits were earned…in college. But that time is over. With the next two weeks dedicated solely to Advanced Placement (AP) testing, a significant chunk of Blair's student population is away taking a test with the hope of receiving college credit. Thus, the madness ensues.
What do a green monster, a hammer-wielding Viking and an espionage-agent-like Scarlett Johannson have in common? Definitely not strange hair and accents. Somehow these three, as well as many other classic Marvel characters, come to life together in "The Avengers," a blockbuster superhero film reminiscent of the comics of yesteryear. Though the return of the Hulk or Captain America may lure an audience in with its action scenes, viewers will stay for the plot and humor as well.
After finishing first in the last two competitions, the girls' varsity gymnastics team(4-2) lost to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase (B-CC) Barons (6-1) but defeated the Whitman Vikings (3-4). The competition was determined by narrow margins, B-CC finishing with 163.65 points to the Blazers 159.85 and the Vikings 152. Despite the defeat, the crowd remained celebratory, cheering on the five senior gymnasts performing in their last home three-way meet.
Blair's girls varsity gymnastics team, reigning state champions, (3-1) continued their winning streak Thursday night with a victory over the Springbrook Blue Devils (0-4) and the Sherwood Warriors (3-2). Despite missing their two highest level gymnasts, Katie Pohlman and CiCi Bergman, who are both training for state gymnastic competitions, the team received first place, scoring 152.5 points compared to Sherwood's 139.4 and Springbrook's 95.7. Though the lead scorer was from Sherwood, second, third and fourth place were captured by Blazers.
Standardized testers have finally found the way to end cheating. Next fall, SAT and ACT test scores will be sent directly to students' schools along with a picture of the test-taker.
On April 13 the Student Government Association (SGA) will begin hosting "Fun Fridays" to bring students together in a relaxed and safe environment.
Despite cheers and a defensive rally in the final inning, the varsity baseball team (2-3) lost to the Gaithersburg Trojans (3-2) by a score of 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The Blazers scored their only two runs in the first and second inning, remaining scoreless throughout the following six innings. Gaithersburg capitalized on simple fielding errors that cost Blair the victory and led to runs by the Trojans.
The struggle to be cool, prom asking anxiety and a couple of wild parties make "21 Jump Street" the same as any other teenage movie: overdone.
Four months after the death of its founder and CEO Steve Jobs, Apple products are still all the rage.
Multiple first place titles, a couple division champs and a handful of national qualifiers later, the Winter sports season officially came to a close with the annual Winter Sports Banquet. Student athletes participating in indoor track, poms, cheerleading, wrestling, bocce ball and boys or girls basketball, joined together in the auditorium on March 12 for a night full of celebration and congratulations.
A Blair new organization, Iron Sharpens Iron, was formed in February to support and encourage Blair's Latino male population.
For some it's a simple snapback and for others it's a beanie. The classiest among us may bring out a fedora or a beret. No matter the form they take, hats are strictly prohibited to be worn by Blazers from 7:25 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. unless it serves religious purposes. So why the cap on caps?
Blair is joining the larger Montgomery County Public School initiative to increase the percentage of students taking the SAT Reasoning Test, as well as the mean SAT combined score of all students.
With finals behind us and a new semester on the horizon, now seems like the perfect time to sit back, drink a cup of Earl Gray tea and crank up the best mid-winter jams.
For once a movie lives up to the book's expectations. Great acting, an even greater plot line and near perfect cinematography are sure to leave you crying your eyes out by the end of this film.
Ah, the holidays. They should be full of family, cheer and harmony. But let's face it; they're a little lacking in the food department.
But among the varying shades of color and the pool of many languages at Blair, there is an underrepresented minority: conservatives.
John Wall will dance again, Glen Davis will cry again and LeBron James will once again be on a quest for his long awaited championship ring. So what exactly has changed?
The jokes that were hilarious at five are still snicker worthy at 17, and the songs you jammed to as kid are just as catchy more than a decade later. "The Muppets" manages to warm your heart, and despite its corniness, remind you of the good old days.
Blair senior Arec Jamgochian opened the Capital City Symphony's fall season as guest performer on Oct. 16.
What's that other thing that happens this week, where people dress up and show their Blazer pride? Hint: It starts with school, and ends with week. But what's missing in the middle…? Oh yeah, spirit.
It seems like radio DJs only play 15 songs over and over again, so we're here to give you the lowdown on the ones that you can still bear after a hundred listens, as well as the others that you'll want to turn down.
Housewives were once elegant women, seen but never heard. But now these ladies have ripped off their masks and are exposing every ugly detail of their lives. The housewives have gone wild, and America loves it.
What the American public wants, and needs, is an actual plan to generate savings, but what Obama provided in his speech earlier this month was a lot of empty words.
The Blair girls' tennis team (2-2) defeated the Watkins Mill Wolverines (0-5) by a final score of 7-0. The inexperienced Watkins Mill squad was an easy match for the veteran Blazers.
The Blair administration will take part in an initiative to expand cell phone use in school for the upcoming academic year. The program, which was piloted at 10 other Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) last year, allows students to use cell phones before and after the school day, and during their lunch periods. The policy was proposed at a countywide principal's meeting where principals from all 26 MCPS high schools signed on to the initiative after it received support from Student Government Association (SGA) members and Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) participants at the Instructional Leadership Team retreat in July.
As the fall sports season gets into full swing for Montgomery County, sweat, whistles and school spirit fill the air. Sadly, so does the late July decision to cut MCPS's athletic budget by almost ten percent.
Great animation, snappy humor and a little Katy Perry make "The Smurfs” a summer hit for the whole family.
More than six years after Mia Hamm retired, it seems that Women's soccer is finally making a comeback.
Allison Whitney is a player to watch on the girls' tennis team this fall.
Despite tough judging on the vault, Blair placed second on Senior Night.
Junior Fernando Ventura finds motivation and unity in Blair's new club Iron Sharpens Iron.
Junior Allison Whitney patiently awaits a Watkins Mill return.
Both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams will have to deal with changes in their schedules as a result of the cuts.