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Priceless adventures

By Eleanor Cook | Aug. 27, 2015, 11:56 a.m. | In Lifestyle »

As the summer winds down and school floats back to the top of everyone's minds, students should take advantage of their last few days of freedom. A great way to ease back into the idea of learning would be by spending a day in Downtown DC visiting museums and monuments.


Blair athletics take a leap in the right direction

By Robert Pfefferle | June 21, 2015, 5:31 p.m. | In Features »

There's a culture shift underway at Blair, and it's changing the student body for the better. The school year has officially ended, and there are definitely some fond athletic memories in every Blazer's mind.


Seeing the world through WWOOF

By Ellie Struewing | June 5, 2015, 12:38 p.m. | In Features »

seeing a country as a tourist very often only scratches the surface of what's really there. It can be hard is to truly become immersed in the culture, but through World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), that's exactly what chemistry teacher Elizabeth Levien and Blair graduate ('07) Brendan Chareoncharuktun did.


Complexities in the making of "Complex People"

By Zewde Ingram | May 28, 2015, 7:49 p.m. | In Features »

Dr. Daryl Howard is not only a counselor at Blair, he's a published author. In his new book "Complex People: Insights at the Intersection of Black Culture and American Social Life" he tackles various intricate aspects of contemporary black culture and gender in a series of essays.


Words ringing in your ears

By Maximillian Foley-Keene | May 27, 2015, 12:46 p.m. | In Features »

In a community like Blair, one that prides itself on tolerance, how do Blazers relate to the words coming in through their headphones?


A change of pace

By Arthi Vijaykumar | May 23, 2015, 8:23 p.m. | In Features »

As a student, it's surprising to think teachers do anything outside of school other than grade and write lesson plans. There are, however, many Blazer teachers with unique and interesting hobbies, and we've highlighted a few below.


In memoriam: Milton Roth

By Amalia Chiapperino Ellie Struewing | May 21, 2015, 9:38 p.m. | In Features »

The Blair community is mourning the loss of Milton Roth, who recently passed away unexpectedly. Roth, who taught calculus at Blair for over 40 years, brought time, effort and genuine love to work every day, and the suddenness of his loss has been felt by many.


The black sheep

By Zewde Ingram Arthi Vijaykumar | May 20, 2015, 2:02 p.m. | In Features »

Magnet programs around the country have received criticism from students, parents and their communities for their lack of diversity. Blair's two accelerated programs, the Math, Science and Computer Science Magnet and the Communication Arts Program (CAP), are no exception.


Off the rack

By Zewde Ingram | May 19, 2015, 10:09 p.m. | In Features »

Blair students are often decked in apparel from stores like Forever 21, H&M and American Apparel. However, some Blazers have decided to set themselves apart from the conventional fashion by making their clothes themselves.


English class: beyond the lectures and essays

By Brian Le | May 17, 2015, 6:46 p.m. | In Features »

Let's face it: English is the only class that's required for all four years of high school, so people may be reluctant to enroll in even more English electives. However, as Blazers finalize their schedules for the 2015-16 school year, it's important to understand the extent of English courses in our school.


In memoriam of Blair graduate Lowell Ensel

By Zoe Johnson | May 15, 2015, 11:39 p.m. | In Features »

As we grieve for Lowell's passing and celebrate his life, we would like to provide a forum for current or former Blazers, family members, friends, peers, teachers and all others to share memories and thoughts of Lowell. To contribute, please email your remembrances to editors.sco@gmail.com.


Mental illness: help, hope and healing

By Ellie Struewing | May 14, 2015, 1:31 p.m. | In Features »

While it may feel like a burden at times, mental illness is something that people can learn to deal with and even overcome to lead full, happy lives.


The mystery of Blair's dead pig

By Robert Pfefferle | May 6, 2015, 9:06 p.m. | In Features »

During the spring, the distinctive smell of a decomposing pig is certainly hard to miss in the area around Blair's wetlands. Most Blazers have no idea the pig exists, but for the past nine years, it has played a major role in Blair's Forensics classes.


Coils, kinks and curls, oh my!

By Neida Mbuia Joao | April 21, 2015, 1:16 p.m. | In Features »

In a world where European beauty standards reign supreme it can be much harder for young black women and girls to embrace their non-European features.


Blazers report racial profiling by staff

By Nicholas Shereikis | April 21, 2015, 1:05 p.m. | In Features »

While it's true that racism is much more prevalent in other areas of the country than at Blair, Dahal's story is still just one of many incidents where a member of Blair staff has racially profiled a student.


Skate like a girl

By Eleanor Linafelt | April 18, 2015, 5:14 p.m. | In Features »

Stina Rexford looks like any other Blair hockey player. But she's unusual in two ways. First, she's not a Blazer off the ice. Second, she's the only girl on the team.


Student members of the board who won't leave you bored

By Arthi Vijaykumar | April 18, 2015, 8:12 a.m. | In Features »

It's important that all voting students are familiar with the candidates' platforms and experience. SCO has you covered: our profiles of the two candidates will give you the rundown on the 2015-2016 SMOB.


PARCC tests met with mixed reactions

By Ellie Struewing | April 17, 2015, 2:06 p.m. | In Features »

PARCC testing may be over for now, but its effects were still apparent in the school as teachers rushed to make up missed class time and students felt the pressure to secure solid third-quarter grades.


Humans of Blair: Driven to Serve

By Robert Pfefferle | April 13, 2015, 2:04 p.m. | In Features »

After college, junior Matthew Guerrera dreams of being a trauma surgeon—someone who performs emergency surgery. In order to gain some experience in the medical field, Guerrera is training to become an Emergency Medical Technician.


Thoughts on Women's History Month

By Neida Mbuia Joao Hannah Rapp | March 28, 2015, 2:04 p.m. | In Features »

In honor of Women's History Month, here's a video discussing the issues.


Art and science and murals, oh my!

By Martha Morganstein | March 27, 2015, 1:52 p.m. | In Features »

You have probably seen the colorful creations painted on the walls in the science wing of the third floor. Blair's Arts and Science Club has been working on these murals for the past three years.


Woodward, Marta

By Abir Muhuri | March 15, 2015, 11:03 a.m. | In Teacher Feature »

Marta Woodward is sure to brighten up your day. She has an infectious smile and wears colorful headbands. Whether teaching biology, singing for her choir or simply being herself, Marta Woodward keeps with her a treasure chest of wisdom and diversity.


Far from eight hours

By Maximillian Foley-Keene | March 14, 2015, 3:32 p.m. | In Features »

Not everyone stays awake for the same reasons. While some stay up for homework or extracurriculars, others stay up to relax and have fun; and others can't sleep no matter how hard they try.


The writing on the wall

By Eleanor Linafelt | March 10, 2015, 11:12 p.m. | In Features »

Graffiti in high school bathrooms has been around since, well, the dawn of high school bathrooms. Bathrooms are popular forums for expression.


Who's into SuperWhoLock?

By Sarah Trunk | Feb. 24, 2015, 8:04 p.m. | In Features »

Fans of Supernatural, Doctor Who and Sherlock, popularly known as SuperWhoLock fans, are rising both in number and devotion, overtaking social media with their influence. But SuperWhoLock is an complex community.

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