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.
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.
The Performing Arts Club was founded by a mutual love of theatre and the extensive effort of seniors Isaac Jiffar, Alex Michell and junior Patty Pablo. Last year, after Blair's fall play Taming of the Shrew and Tamer Tamed ended, they missed the feeling of performing and working with their castmates. And thus, the club was born.
On the first day of class, James Schafer always does one activity. He asks his students to sit down in the back of the classroom and asks for their name and one interesting thing about them. Unlike most teachers however, by the end of class, he knows each of his student's names.
Though Kehne's athleticism is a major factor in her success, the effort involved in playing two varsity sports, participating in orchestras in and out of school and getting a 4.0 in Blair's math and science magnet program is more important.
Siko's native language is French, but is fluent English she recounts her journey since college, which has taken her to three continents and exposed her to many different cultures.
It's Thursday night. Your family is gathered around a table, smiling and chatting, and the food smells marvelous. The table is set with steaming sweet potatoes, bowls of stuffing, a glistening golden turkey, and in the center of the table is your old family menorah, candles cheerfully flickering.
As we mourn the loss of a global hero, we remember his poignant speeches battling inequality, his deft courage to retain his ground while caged in prison, and his compelling plans to reunite his country despite the tremendous racial tension in his post-apartheid nation.
Junior Eunice Muchemi immigrated to the United States from Kenya in December 2010.
Imagine you are walking down Blair Boulevard after school, listening to music and feeling good. All of a sudden, a finger is pressed into your chest by someone intent on your elimination. All you can do is wait and hope for the best.
Welcome to the first edition of LoveSCOpe! We set up students on free blind dates and see what happens. Dates will be published every month. Click here to apply.
For Blair students, lunch is a time to eat, hang out with friends and get work done. But with a student population of over 2800 and only two lunch periods, the crowds in the Student Activity Center (SAC) and Blair Boulevard can be pretty overwhelming.
Directed and written by Ryan Coogler and released in early July, the film examines the real life story of the 2009 New Year's Day case in which a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer fatally shot 22 year old Oscar Grant.
Social studies teacher Kevin Shindel has started a TED-Education club at Blair that will meet every Thursday from 2:15-4 p.m. Club members will watch and discuss TED Talks and hopefully be inspired to create their own.
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