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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.


From the underdog: being a non-mainstream musician at Blair

By Brian Le | Sept. 16, 2014, 1:19 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

I came across other musicians and found their views of their musical heritage equally interesting. And corny as it may sound, we all shared one thing: our love for music.


Once more onto the breach

By Martha Morganstein | Sept. 15, 2014, 12:38 p.m. | In News Blog »

No matter the situation, this is a violation of privacy and, even more, it is an example of the shaming and objectifying women that needs to be stopped.


The Corcoran's lost identity

By Eleanor Linafelt | Sept. 13, 2014, 8:41 p.m. | In News Blog »

Tucked away behind the White House, apart from the expansive Smithsonian museums, lurks the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest privately supported museums. A haven for culture, education and art, the Corcoran, which is comprised of both the gallery and the Corcoran College for Art and Design, is nearing the end of its independent existence. In late August, D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun approved the Corcoran's plan to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University (GWU), a plan that will save the museum and college from financial demise, but will also rid the institution of its age-old independent character.


Vinyl back for another spin

By Eleanor Linafelt | Sept. 9, 2014, 11 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

We can stream an album before it's released, we can download a song as quickly as we can press play on it and we can have music playing in our ears wherever we go. So why are vinyl and record players making a comeback?


Miley trades Twerking for awareness

By Zewde Ingram | Sept. 9, 2014, 9:13 p.m. | In News Blog »

During the 2014 VMAs, Miley Cyrus once again caused a stir; however, not with a raunchy and controversial performance like the previous year. This time, Cyrus used her fame for philanthropic reasons disguised as just another publicity stunt.


The call for action against ISIS

By Kalin Vassilev | Sept. 1, 2014, 9:35 a.m. | In News Blog »

ISIS is indisputably an international threat; its spread would destabilize the region and result in a great deal of death. Victory on their part would make them a prominent global threat. Unfortunately, the international community has not taken a great deal of steps to stop them.


Smaller tournaments outshone by the grand slams

By Divya Rajagopal | Aug. 28, 2014, 4:13 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

What makes a smaller tennis tournament different? Is it the low-key culture behind these smaller WTA and ATP tournaments, or the lack of substantial ranking points and prize money?


The pros and cons of school social media monitoring

By Arthi Vijaykumar | Aug. 20, 2014, 12:04 p.m. | In News Blog »

Washington County public school officials recently stated that they will begin using a new software called Social Sentinel to monitor students' social media posts. The software tracks social media posts for certain keywords, and if posts containing these keywords are threats of violence or bullying or references to drug or alcohol use, the posts will be forwarded to school officials and/or the police.


The brokenness of American democracy, in one poll

By Maximillian Foley-Keene | Aug. 14, 2014, 7:32 p.m. | In News Blog »

For the first time in the history of the survey, the majority of Americans disapprove of their own Representative.  And the scary thing is that this finding doesn't matter one bit.


A need to lead in the Israel-Palestine conflict

By Maximillian Foley-Keene | Aug. 13, 2014, 4:52 p.m. | In News Blog »

The United States must make a change in its Middle East policy by working to rebuild the broken Palestinian economy and putting pressure on the Israeli regime to work for a lasting two-state solution.


Turning up the heat: new hot albums for this season

By Brian Le | Aug. 5, 2014, 9:46 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Whether you're on the road, on the beach or just sitting around at home, try listening to a few of these to give your day that extra boost.


A new Vessyl on the horizon

By Kalin Vassilev | Aug. 2, 2014, 2:09 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

A San Francisco-based start-up tech company, has taken this technological shift a step further with the introduction of Vessyl, a new 'smart' cup capable of keeping track of your hydration habits and nutritional needs.


Going for the gap

By Ellie Struewing | July 29, 2014, 2:24 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

In the college preparedness frenzy, many students overlook other post-high school options, like a gap year, that can help students do something they are passionate about and learn what is right for them.


In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the biggest victims are the youth

By Neida Mbuia Joao | July 19, 2014, 10:27 a.m. | In News Blog »

As this conflict escalates, it puts more and more Israeli and Palestinian youth at risk.


Summer boredom busters

By Ellie Struewing | June 20, 2014, 5 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

With summer come those lazy days where you have no plans and end up sitting in your house with nothing to do. Instead of lying around, call up some friends and try some of these summer boredom busters.


Not everyone wants to pay for entertainment

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | June 13, 2014, 4:39 p.m. | In News Blog »

Before the first World Cup game Thursday, protesters took to the streets of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other host cities to express their displeasure over the tournament being held in Brazil. Police intervention led to multiple injuries.


Dressing cool for the heat

By Eleanor Linafelt | June 13, 2014, 1:36 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As the mercury in the thermometer rises, our desire to put together outfits does the exact opposite. If you're feeling inspired to put together something a little more elaborate, read on for some tips on how to look put-together while still fighting off the heat.


What you need to know about the World Cup

By Rohan Oprisko | June 12, 2014, 1:09 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

SCO is here to offer you a complete guide for the upcoming World Cup, featuring all the teams, the history and some predictions that will turn anyone from a soccer nube into an football phenom.


And the award goes to...

By Zoe Johnson | June 8, 2014, 10:07 p.m. | In News Blog »

Here at Blair, we have some pretty spectacular students. They win a lot of stuff. SCO presents to you a list of recent awards and their respective recipients, to be updated as often as people win stuff—so start entering those competitions now!


Puzzlepalooza 2014: The Year of the Armadillo (Daily Blog)

By Harini Salgado | May 22, 2014, 7:28 a.m. | In News Blog »

Puzzlepalooza. The biggest high school puzzling competition in America (well it's the only high school puzzle competition that shows up on Google at least). Spanning the four days of the High School Assessment (HSA) week at Blair, the fifth annual Puzzlepalooza brings together more than 320 Blair juniors and seniors into 19 teams to try to win the prizes which are HUGE!


It's not too late for spring cleaning

By Abir Muhuri | May 15, 2014, 8:11 a.m. | In News Blog »

Reuse and recycling initiatives are more of what Blair needs to make the school greener and more resource efficient. To contribute, specialist Andrea Lamphier has begun a series of improvement projects Wednesday for the school's media center.

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