To attend or not attend, that is the question

By Zewde Ingram | Dec. 19, 2015, 5:38 p.m. | In Features »

In recent years, many black students have faced the decision between attending an HBCU or a predominantly white institution (PWI). That decision has become increasingly difficult due to the turbulent financial situations at many HBCUs and sometimes hostile environments at some PWIs.

Much Ado for Blair theater as show time neared

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 16, 2015, 1:30 p.m. | In Features »

As the first drawing of the curtain nears, nerves abound backstage. And after the final drawing of the curtain, pride and oftentimes tears are apparent in the days after performance week.

Cheering for a win

By Eleanor Cook | Dec. 8, 2015, 1:13 p.m. | In Features »

From the summer before the season through Nov. 13, the day before their competition, the cheer team practices every day, growing as a team and as individual athletes. This year they finished on top, winning first place in Division Two for the first time since 2007, and the Spirit Award for the 11th year in a row.

At the intersection

By Neida Mbuia Joao | Dec. 7, 2015, 7:18 p.m. | In Features »

LGBTQ+ youth of color exist at a curious intersection of two communities that don't seem to fully accept or understand them.

The Blair community responds to the tragedies in France and Lebanon

By Brian Le | Dec. 3, 2015, 3:29 p.m. | In Features »

Blazers have shown their sympathy through news of the attacks. More than anything, we became unified.

What student athletes don't know about their coaches

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Nov. 18, 2015, 1:35 p.m. | In Features »

Some teachers have already been out of the building for hours, doing their second jobs at the school. They are the coaches of Blair's sports teams.

Combating hunger and feeding hope

By Randima Herath | Nov. 16, 2015, 2:08 p.m. | In Features »

We've all felt it before. The pangs of hunger as our stomachs become disgruntled from the lack of sustenance. Even worse, it can happen in the middle of class or during a test when all is quiet and suddenly, the lion that is your stomach unleashes its mighty roar.

After September 11

By Maniza Habib | Nov. 10, 2015, 1:09 p.m. | In Features »

The media has played a large role in influencing Islamophobic perspectives. An automatic fear has been instilled in Americans by mainstream media, which impacts the lives of Muslims every single day.

Trick or treat...or teach?

By Charles Lott | Oct. 31, 2015, 11:32 a.m. | In Features »

With the help of a little holiday spirit on behalf of the Blair staff, Blazers are both finishing out the quarter strong and getting excited for Halloween.

Two new counselors join Blair staff

By Charles Lott | Oct. 30, 2015, 2:59 p.m. | In Features »

The Blair counseling department has two new faces this year, Leanna Binick and Antia Reddicks. Both counselors look forward to getting to know the Blair community, and helping their students move forward towards whatever their goals are beyond high school.

Asociación Fulbright: programa de becas para intercambios internacionales conecta escuelas alrededor del mundo

By Andres Perez | Oct. 20, 2015, 2:15 p.m. | In Features »

Este año, el programa Fulbright le ha dado una oportunidad al Dr. Aniceto Sanabria de Buenos Aires, Argentina. En su visita a Blair, él espera aprender más sobre nuestro sistema educativo y la interacción que tenemos entre el personal docente y la comunidad estudiantil.

A new approach to high school sports

By Charles Lott | Oct. 20, 2015, 1:03 p.m. | In Features »

Don't be disheartened if you get cut from the varsity team or if you can't run a mile in under eight minutes, because when it comes to Blair athletics, there's plenty of room for everybody.

What's up with Mr. Pope?

By Brian Le | Oct. 19, 2015, 2:38 p.m. | In Features »

With jokes that he is often misquoted being truer than not, many are not familiar with the pope's values, so SCO is here to break it down: what really does Pope Francis believe?

Questioning the Blazer

By Nicholas Shereikis | Oct. 7, 2015, 5:03 p.m. | In Features »

Generations of students have asked this question which still remains unanswered today: what is a Blair 'Blazer?'

The ultimate motivators

By Lauren Frost | Oct. 6, 2015, 1:56 p.m. | In Features »

As athletes, students face a lot of challenges. They have to find the time and motivation to excel not only at their sports, but in the classroom as well. They may want to quit, they may want to give up, but they won't. They will get up the next day and they will keep running, throwing, kicking, flipping and swinging.

Coming full circle

By Ellie Struewing | Oct. 3, 2015, 1:21 p.m. | In Features »

While being at Blair is an important and memorable time in the lives of those who attend, most people leave and don't return. There are a few Blazers, however, who went to school at Blair, graduated...and then found their way back!

On the sidelines

By Zewde Ingram | Oct. 2, 2015, 9:51 a.m. | In Features »

As the Blazer anthem permeates through the chilled evening air, it melts into the cheers of the enthusiastic crowd, the warrior-like chanting of the cheerleaders and the noise of ruffling pom poms, forming an exhilarating medley of sounds that underscore the intense atmosphere driving the football team forward

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.

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