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NewsChips: The IQ Question

By Sarah Trunk | Oct. 24, 2013, 8:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

But the decision should not be upheld because Hall is not mentally fit enough to be put to death and because "bright-line" death penalty laws like Florida's are unfair.


Avoiding the checkout

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Oct. 22, 2013, 11:41 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Opting to take the "L" on a homework could very well be worth it if the reward is an extra hour or two of sleep. I'm not recommending that you neglect work entirely, but when exhausted, sometimes it's better to just hit the sack.


NewsChips: Montgomery County resourcefully plans for health care reform

By Abir Muhuri | Oct. 20, 2013, 9:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

The MHBE's new Maryland Health Connection program offers individuals, families and small businesses the opportunity to purchase new health insurance programs, compare eligibility for Medicaid and federal assistance as well as obtain tax subsidies to lower costs.


Technological: Three Must-Have Apple Apps for Research at Blair

By Abir Muhuri | Oct. 2, 2013, 1:38 p.m. | In News Blog »

Have your favorite Media Center databases on your phone and on-the-go.


The perks of iOS 7

By Jacob Popper | Oct. 1, 2013, 7:40 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Overall, the updates on iOS 7 are an improvement over iOS 6 and can make the iPhone and iPod easier to use.


Blazers' easy methods of relaxation

By Martha Morganstein | Oct. 1, 2013, 1:13 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Here are seven easy tips that some Blazers utilize and will help you create a stress-free environment. Experiment with these different methods and try some of your own to decide which ones work best for you.


Blazers reflect on the D.C. Sniper attacks with the premiere of "Blue Caprice"

By Temi Ibirogba | Sept. 15, 2013, 10:37 p.m. | In News Blog »

Many of our students attended elementary schools in this area, where just seven miles away from Blair, the first shot of the D.C. sniper attacks was fired.


NewsChips: Veteran's Health Administration's actions are inefficient and immoral

By Sarah Trunk | Sept. 12, 2013, 9:13 p.m. | In News Blog »

The VA desperately needs to improve both their functionality and basic moral standing in order to give war veterans the assistance and respect they deserve.


Are college sports worth the effort?

By Sarah Trunk | Sept. 10, 2013, 6:22 p.m. | In News Blog »

Playing sports in college can be a huge commitment, but it's really only worth it if students are fully invested in the sport.


Why we need to use the U.N. to act on Syria

By Jacob Popper | Sept. 10, 2013, 1:15 p.m. | In News Blog »

Even if Congress votes to allow the strike, the best course of action for the United States is to work through the United Nations on this complicated issue.


Technological: Memory implants could lead to a robotic human takeover

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Sept. 3, 2013, 10:40 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The ability to tamper with people's memories could affect the way our world functions, and not necessarily for the better.


Vending machines in MCPS will open 30 minutes after bell

By Martha Morganstein | Aug. 15, 2013, 6:58 p.m. | In News Blog »

Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, vending machines serving unhealthy snacks will be shut off from midnight until 30 minutes after the final bell.


Technological: Education of the technological generation

By Harini Salgado | July 31, 2013, 12:59 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

It's hard to believe how much technology has changed over the past twenty years. With that in mind, schools need to adapt to include more technology in the educational process to keep students entertained, as well as support their learning in new ways.


Sideline Report: Where the Washington Nationals must improve

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | July 21, 2013, 2:01 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

For a Washington Nationals team that many projected to win the World Series, the first 95 games have been a disappointment. General Manager (GM) Mike Rizzo can tackle some of these weaknesses through trades, but the current group of players will have to fix the others.


Conflict in Egypt could lead to democracy and independence

By Sarah Trunk | July 10, 2013, 10:47 p.m. | In News Blog »

Last week was the 4th of July. A time for eating too many hot dogs, spending time with friends and family and, most importantly, celebrating our country's independence. But what about countries that are still fighting for freedom?


Couch Potato: Go global on the grill with Bobby Flay

By Abir Muhuri | July 4, 2013, 11:37 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As the summer heat kicks in, the last place to be is a crowded, stuffy, indoor kitchen. The perfect alternative is outdoor grilling.


Instagram killed the vine star

By Rohan Oprisko | June 29, 2013, 5:40 p.m. | In News Blog »

With the new addition of video to Instagram, the Facebook Corporation killed off Vine with their own weed killer and in turn delivered a vital punch to the Twitter Corporation.


MCPS wins battle over teacher evaluations (for now)

By Emma Yeager | June 23, 2013, 2:49 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Monday, the Maryland State Department of Education agreed to give Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) at least another year to make changes to its teacher evaluation system.


Sideline Report: A long-term look at the Spurs and Heat

By Abel Chanyalew | June 23, 2013, 1:24 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The Miami Heat have just barely begun their summer long championship celebration. While they're all out clubbing, however, the rest of us should reevaluate the aftermath of the 2013 NBA Finals.


NewsChips: So much to celebrate

By Zoe Johnson | June 18, 2013, 5:11 p.m. | In News Blog »

Thousands of people in brightly colored clothing, outrageous makeup and Mardi Gras necklaces, stream towards DuPont Circle. Most of them have rainbow colors somewhere on their bodies. All of them are excited for the parade to start.


TechnoLogical: What is private when it comes to the NSA?

By Sam Lewando | June 12, 2013, 1:53 p.m. | In News Blog »

Recently, the National Security Agency (NSA) has come under heavy fire for its Prism program, which monitors communications on all major platforms. A 29-year-old computer technician for military contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, Edward Snowden, leaked documents detailing this surveillance program.


SilverStyle: Anything but flip flops

By Aanchal Johri | June 11, 2013, 9:07 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As you prep for the summer, give your feet some room to breathe. Lose the sneakers and save your flip-flops for the beach—the possibilities are endless!


Sideline Report: NHL conference finals predictions

By Samuel Popper | June 2, 2013, 10 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The Los Angeles Kings will take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference, while the Boston Bruins play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference.


New Maryland gun law beneficial

By Caroline Gabriel | May 30, 2013, 8:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

There has been a lot of dissent towards O'Malley's new gun regulation, and this may impede his chances of becoming president. But in the end, Maryland's safety is more worthwhile than a mere four-year presidency.


NewsChips: 16 and 17 year-olds can vote in Takoma Park

By Caroline Gabriel | May 23, 2013, 4:52 p.m. | In News Blog »

Last Monday, the Takoma Park City Council voted 6-1 to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in city elections starting in November. This is a great law modification that is sure to benefit the community.

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