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Getting the Ball Rolling

By Jacob Popper | Dec. 8, 2014, 8:11 p.m. | In News Blog »

The United States and China have a fraught but important partnership with one another. After a series of meetings in Beijing in early November, the two countries made several strides toward a more productive relationship that will benefit the world at large.


O'Malley legislation remains untouched

By James Sleigh | Dec. 4, 2014, 5:49 p.m. | In News Blog »

Despite the election of Republican Larry Hogan as Maryland's next governor, Republicans failed to force veto referendums that would have challenged the liberal legacy of the exiting O'Malley.


War on Thanksgiving

By Amalia Chiapperino | Nov. 29, 2014, 5:27 p.m. | In News Blog »

Thanksgiving, one of the few non-religious holidays celebrated by Americans, seems to have fallen prey to this country's obsession with materialism.


Thanksgiving Evolution

By Sarah Trunk | Nov. 26, 2014, 6:06 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The actual holiday part of the Thanksgiving holiday has a more complex background than you might expect.


No shortage of love for Sleater-Kinney

By Eleanor Linafelt | Nov. 25, 2014, 12:48 p.m. | In News Blog »

After ten years of an indefinite hiatus, the punk rock band Sleater-Kinney announced the release of a new album and a following tour in late October. The album, "No Cities to Love" will be released on Jan. 19, 2015 into the hands of anxiously-waiting, longtime fans who scrambled to get the rapidly-selling tickets for their February and March US and European tour.


What's up with the Secret Service?

By Neida Mbuia Joao | Nov. 24, 2014, 4:23 p.m. | In News Blog »

But the apparent increase of scandals for the agency in the past few years has begged the question: What is going on with the Secret Service?



Bikes for everyone

By Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 9, 2014, 9:38 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

In bike sharing, commuters and tourists alike can conveniently pick up a bike for a small fee and ride it to their destination, where they return the bike.



What to expect on Nov. 4

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Nov. 2, 2014, 1:45 p.m. | In News Blog »

Predictions and polling have given Republicans an edge in the upcoming race for control of the Senate.However, Nate Silver, the man who predicted all 50 states correctly in the 2012 presidential election, only gives the Republicans a 62 percent chance of winning a majority this Tuesday.


Facebook's expanding horizons

By Kalin Vassilev | Oct. 29, 2014, 3:35 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

To keep itself competitive, Facebook has started moving in the direction of health management, following trends set by fellow tech conglomerates like Google and Apple.


Deer herd thinning is good for everyone

By James Sleigh | Oct. 29, 2014, 10:04 a.m. | In News Blog »

Humans have become the only predators to deer, and because of their large population and limited predators, we must take the initiative to curb the herd.


Capturing fall before it's too late

By Ellie Struewing | Oct. 21, 2014, 6:27 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

We're nearly halfway through October, which means we are right in the midst of fall. Fall is an exciting season, with the piles of colorful leaves, the cool but not too cool weather and, of course, Halloween. Often fall seems to go by too fast, so to try to capture its spirit before it's too late, here are some fun activities for you and your friends.


Take me out to the (long) ballgame

By Harini Salgado | Oct. 21, 2014, 11:32 a.m. | In Connections Blog »

If you follow baseball, you've probably heard of the 18-inning Major League Baseball (MLB) playoff game where the San Francisco Giants won against the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Oct 4.


Watch the benefits roll in

By Jacob Popper | Oct. 20, 2014, 2 p.m. | In News Blog »

Monday, October 6 saw same-sex marriage's greatest stride since 2013, when the Supreme Court announced it would not hear appeals to lower court rulings, which effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in five new states.


A school to be proud of

By Amalia Chiapperino | Oct. 11, 2014, 9:39 a.m. | In News Blog »

It's time to learn everything you never knew about Blair, from the history of its name, to now-famous alumni who once called Blair their high school.


Get it CuSTEMized!

By Divya Rajagopal | Oct. 10, 2014, 1:44 p.m. | In News Blog »

Blair class of 2009 alumni Jean Fan founded her non-profit initiative CuSTEMized to motivate girls to envision themselves in science, math and technology careers.


Aid to Ebola-afflicted countries is not enough

By Kalin Vassilev | Oct. 8, 2014, 1:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

Galvanizing and focusing efforts to halt the spread of Ebola is necessary to make sure that the disease stops taking the lives of West African citizens, and does not eventually turn into a global epidemic.


Social Networking's role in Hannah Graham's Disappearance

By Divya Rajagopal | Oct. 8, 2014, 12:46 p.m. | In News Blog »

In fact, social media's key role in the finding of missing and exploited persons is understated: if used correctly, it can be a powerful tool in gaining information and help.


All things pumpkin

By Divya Rajagopal | Oct. 8, 2014, 11:12 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

It's a season with an abundance of pumpkins, so don't let them go to waste! SCO's guide to all things pumpkin will help you wile away the autumn hours with pumpkin recipes and activities.


The Maryland Renaissance Festival

By Amalia Chiapperino | Oct. 4, 2014, 9:35 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

There are a lot of things to love about Maryland. My favorites are the crabs, the close proximity to D.C, the relatively mild weather and, every October, the Maryland Renaissance Festival


Emma Watson speaks out for gender equality

By Divya Rajagopal | Oct. 1, 2014, 10 p.m. | In News Blog »

Emma Watson, who was named the U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year, formally invited men to join the fight for gender equality at the launching of the #HeForShe campaign on Sept. 21.


Sam Pepper, sexual assault and the damaging effects of idolatry in YouTube culture

By Neida Mbuia Joao | Sept. 26, 2014, 1:53 p.m. | In News Blog »

Pepper's videos are indicative of one of the major problems with YouTube stardom: an insidious culture of sexual assault and harassment, usually perpetrated against the young women who make up YouTube's core demographic of viewers.


Possibility of no Blair ice hockey team this winter

By Sasha Tidwell | Sept. 25, 2014, 4:59 p.m. | In News Blog »

For the first time in over ten years, the Blazers might not have an ice hockey team for the season.


Blair's summer upgrades

By Kalin Vassilev | Sept. 25, 2014, 9:20 a.m. | In News Blog »

While students were away, Blair got some long-awaited refurbishing and improvements, including new security cameras and a modernized air conditioning system. Here are some of the changes to Blair that took place over the summer.

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