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A letter to the Class of 2020

By Emmy Song | June 28, 2020, 9:49 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

Some lasting thoughts of a graduating senior

What are Blazers thankful for?

By Lucie Peyrebrune | Nov. 27, 2019, 11:20 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Blair students have lots to be grateful for this year

Everything you need to know before getting ready for college application season

By Sneha Ojha | Oct. 2, 2018, 1:43 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

Seven things you must complete before applying to colleges

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.

How to avoid debt as a Senior

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 13, 2013, 8:22 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

A lot of us didn't even know that senior year could cost so much, and plenty of us are already broke. Luckily, we have a few tips on ways that you can actually save for the last semester of High School

Around the school in 100 days

By Mimi Verdonk | Feb. 7, 2013, 2:16 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

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).

The "fiscal cliff" in a jiff

By Aanchal Johri | Jan. 17, 2013, 6:11 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

After the Dec. 21 end-of-the-world scare passed, the next fear that overtook Americans was that of falling off the fiscal cliff.

Never Mind the Grind

By Mimi Verdonk | Oct. 13, 2012, 11:28 a.m. | In Connections Blog »

With the Homecoming dance just a week away, Blazers are already starting to envision the night.

Beefing on the Boulevard

By Mimi Verdonk | Sept. 26, 2012, 6:32 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

In the world of high school athletics, Blair and Northwood have a rivalry not unlike the Redskins-Cowboys.

Metro"fail": D.C.'s rail system

By Brittany Cheng | Aug. 13, 2012, 8:10 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

In the past month, Metro Alerts reported four disabled trains, four train malfunctions, five signal and power problems, three instances where all entrance escalators malfunctioned and one track issue – just on the Red Line alone.

Remembering the forgotten holiday

By Hannah Lynn | May 27, 2012, 7:08 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

It's the last weekend in May, which means that means schools close for a day, public pools open for the summer and, most importantly, malls are filled with sales. But wait, if these few days are meant for relaxation, then why do we call it Memorial Day Weekend? Oh yeah.

The Advanced Placement problem

By Mimi Verdonk | May 9, 2012, 11:02 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

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.

Hats off to hats on

By Mimi Verdonk | Feb. 8, 2012, 1:05 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

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?

Who's in the wrong?

By Stacy Mathew | Jan. 20, 2012, 4:29 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

A lot of students would prefer to be able to do whatever they want outside of school and not have to worry about facing the consequence of receiving punishments from school authorities.

Welcoming winter

By Langston Taylor | Dec. 1, 2011, 9:21 a.m. | In Connections Blog »

Forget December 22 - winter really starts now. The Thanksgiving weekend marks a distinct change in time, noticeable in more ways than nonstop Christmas music.

Playing by the rules pays off

By Saaraa Farooq | Oct. 25, 2011, 1:03 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

On Sept. 27, seven people were arrested in an SAT cheating scam in Long Island, NY after a 19-year-old sophomore at Emory University was arrested for accepting money to take the SAT for several students.

Spiritless in Silver Spring

By Mimi Verdonk | Oct. 13, 2011, 7:13 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

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.

Thirteen years and a googol of memories

By Brittany Cheng | Oct. 4, 2011, 9:19 a.m. | In Connections Blog »

Little did I know, everyone's dear friend (sorry, Facebook) Google was celebrating its 13th birthday - and initiation into teenage-hood - with a cute birthday cake, streamers and balloons. Thank goodness the Google doodle alerted me!


By Alison Kronstadt | June 15, 2011, 10:12 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

When Blair administered the SAT on June 4, students were not prepared to start the test an hour and a half late.


By Valerie Hu | May 24, 2011, 1:15 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

Why sleep in during High School Assessment (HSA) week when you have the opportunity to win prizes? And these aren't just any prizes but huge prizes.

Make it or break it

By Alison Kronstadt | May 6, 2011, 1:21 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

Students become progressively more restless as the calendar ticks down to winter or spring break, and we daydream endlessly about all the time we can spend in the non-academic world…

The real March madness

By Eli Schwadron | April 4, 2011, 10:12 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

For a minority of people, this is school on a regular basis. For most kids, the act of going ham on schoolwork doesn't take place until the end of the quarter.

Catastrophic cuts

By Allison Daitch | March 12, 2011, 11:05 a.m. | In Connections Blog »

Similar to the delicate balance in an ecosystem, each department in the Blair community performs a crucial job. If something were to happen to one position, whether it is a reduction or a complete cut, there will be a brutal chain reaction.

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