features


A shared portal in Blair

By Abir Muhuri | May 29, 2014, 1:06 p.m. | In Clubs »

On Tuesday afternoons, Room 132 is a world of language, life and culture: a portal from Blair into everything Japanese.


A surrealistic outlook

By Aidan Keys | May 21, 2014, 10:25 p.m. | In Features »

In the end, visual art is just as much about the artist as it is about the creation. Two of Blair's most eccentric artists can relate to that.


Princes (and Princesses) Charming

By Sarah Trunk | May 16, 2014, 7:50 a.m. | In Features »

There are so many vloggers out there on Youtube, it can be hard to choose which one best deserves your attention as you put off studying for APs or unwind after a long day. The British Youtuber sensations sweeping the internet nation certainly doesn't help, because there are countless Youtubers with pleasant accents or quirky personalities.


How many math teachers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

By Aidan Keys | May 9, 2014, 12:28 p.m. | In Features »

This year, four math teachers are finishing their very first years at Blair. Two of which are Christina Martin, who teaches Pre-Calculus and Algebra 1, and Janet Marie Prouty, who teaches Honors Algebra 2.


SilverStyle: Blazers share their T.V. and film fashion inspirations

By Emma Yeager | May 9, 2014, 12:22 p.m. | In Lifestyle »

For some students, T.V. and movies are a source of fashion inspiration. Here are some of the characters whose styles Blazers look up to.



Plotinsky, Miriam

By Neida Mbuia Joao | May 3, 2014, 2:22 p.m. | In Teacher Feature »


The life of a student intern

By Birhan Alemayehu | April 22, 2014, 1:59 p.m. | In Features »

An internship is a great way to get a hands-on experience in what you want to do in life.


Early bird catches the worm

By Martha Morganstein | April 22, 2014, 1:36 p.m. | In Features »

Around 6:00 a.m., alarms within Montgomery County homes go off, commencing a daily ritual for most Blair students. However, there is a small number of students who have been wide awake long before the start of school.


Spring, AP Exams, and staying awake

By Birhan Alemayehu | April 15, 2014, 5:35 p.m. | In Features »

Warm afternoons, long days and short nights…it is almost the end of the year, Blazers. Key word: almost. The road to summer vacation still has a few road blocks.


Summertime Workin'

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | April 10, 2014, 1:01 p.m. | In Features »

Working hard. Gaining experience. Getting paid. What's not to love about having a job? See what your fellow Blazers are doing to stay busy this summer.


There are two types of guys

By Samuel Popper Jacob Popper | April 6, 2014, 2:39 p.m. | In Lifestyle »

When spring season rolls around every year, the world of guys fashion is faced with slight controversy.


The Gondoliers features student-designed set

By Emma Yeager | April 5, 2014, 2:33 p.m. | In Features »

In a span of less than two months, sophomore Dio Cramer has seen her sketches of Venice come to life on the stage of the Blair auditorium.


Mock trial club brings drama to the courtroom

By Emma Yeager | March 26, 2014, 2:34 p.m. | In Features »

The novice team has come further in the past two months of competitions than any recent Blair team, qualifying for the playoffs and outperforming higher-seeded Blake before falling to Churchill last Tuesday, March 11.


Knitting and Crocheting are just "sew" much fun

By Martha Morganstein | March 16, 2014, 9:39 p.m. | In Features »

A group of Blazer sophomores including Anna Reachmack and Susanna Maisto who all share a common interest in sewing, knitting and crocheting decided to start the new, Sew Much Fun club which started in late February.


"We run the place"

By Abir Muhuri | March 12, 2014, 12:40 p.m. | In Features »

They connect computers, manage students and create web tools for teachers. They order books, introduce reading programs and fix printer problems. They work with you, one on one, to find the perfect research database. This is the Blair Media Center.


LoveSCOpe: Senior Unity Date

By Zoe Johnson, Martha Morganstein, Sarah Trunk | March 9, 2014, 10:36 p.m. | In LoveSCOpe »

Seniors David Ma and Morgana D'Ottavi looked like a great match. We sent them to Pete's A-pizza in downtown Silver Spring to see if these seniors were a match made in heaven.


The grand balancing act

By Rohan Oprisko | Feb. 24, 2014, 1:17 p.m. | In Features »

Science teacher Antonios Ekatomatis and social studies teachers Jennifer Bach and Marc Grossman are all teachers with a second job. Read more to see how they manage it!


Fish and Chips visits Blair

By Zoe Johnson Harini Salgado | Feb. 20, 2014, 1:56 p.m. | In Features »

They are Year 10-12 (grades 9-11) British exchange students from St. John's Marlborough, a school in Wiltshire, England, about eighty miles from London.


Sochi's not-so-secret scandals

By Zoe Johnson | Feb. 17, 2014, 6:05 p.m. | In Features »

Indeed, controversy has commanded almost more attention than the athletes themselves.


Water you drinking?

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Feb. 17, 2014, 5:44 p.m. | In Features »

To honor the source of life, it's time we give Blair's fountains their due respect. In that reverent spirit, please join me as we take a splash into the varied and often quirky sips and drips of Blair.


LoveSCOpe: Can a bowling date lead to a lucky strike?

By Zoe Johnson, Martha Morganstein, Sarah Trunk | Feb. 17, 2014, 5:40 p.m. | In LoveSCOpe »

Senior Arnelle Kodjo and junior Haki Johnson seemed like they'd get along great.


Humanos de Blair: No hay un sitio como Australia

By Aidan Keys Rohan Oprisko | Feb. 13, 2014, 4:59 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Senior Tauqir Abdullah tiene una manera de hablar que es única en los pasillos de Blair. Él anda y habla suavemente.


The great unknown

By Harini Salgado | Feb. 13, 2014, 9:24 a.m. | In Features »

We often hear about Blair teams like football, basketball and soccer. We know whether the team won or lost and who the good athletes are. But what about those Blazers who do sports that don't have teams at Blair? Here are some Blazer athletes that we don't hear about as often.


ICARE about helping people with cancer

By Harini Salgado | Feb. 13, 2014, 9:11 a.m. | In Features »

They are the people who will be selling flowergrams during lunch and who have organized bake sales and talent shows as fundraisers to benefit cancer research. Who are the people who facilitate these charitable deeds? They are the members of Blair's chapter of the International Cancer Alliance for Research and Education, known more commonly as ICARE.

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