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Humans of Blair: Kinetics, Cars and Cameroon

By Abir Muhuri | Sept. 30, 2014, 9:37 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Sophomore Franck Demou walks into the media center with a confident smile. He packs together with his tight group of friends. Sitting down at a table, he thinks back to long walks during his sunny days in Cameroon.


What it's like to be on Wheel of Fortune – and win a million dollars

By Brian Le | Sept. 30, 2014, 1:19 p.m. | In Features »

After keeping her winnings a secret for four-and-a-half months, Manchester was finally able to reveal her ecstatic moment when the show aired on September 17. Friends and family, hundreds of current and past students and millions of Wheel of Fortune viewers were struck with amazement.


Beatboxers, cheerleaders and skydivers come to Blair

By Brian Le Ellie Struewing | Sept. 25, 2014, 5:19 p.m. | In Features »

Some are returning teachers, some are Blair alumni and some are stepping into Blazer territory for the first time. Here is a quick roundup of the new teachers at Blair.


Yu will swim far

By Divya Rajagopal | Sept. 25, 2014, 5:10 p.m. | In Features »

Far from being sleepy or lethargic, Yu dives into the pool every day with the same goal: to perform better than she did yesterday.


Humans of Blair: A guest for a whole year

By Harini Salgado | Sept. 19, 2014, 11 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Tall and blonde, Julia Spies seems like a fairly typical Blair sophomore—except for her German accent. Spies is a German exchange student who will be attending Blair for a whole year.


The future of Turnitin.com at Blair

By Divya Rajagopal | Sept. 19, 2014, 10:49 p.m. | In Features »

Turnitin.com began as a tool to catch cheaters. However, in the decade since, Turnitin.com has begun to offer versatile tools for teachers to implement in their classrooms.


Our Blazing Athletes

By Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 19, 2014, 10:19 p.m. | In Features »

Blair athletes of all different sports now have to manage a grueling schedule that demands lots of late nights and hard work.


O captain, my captain

By Zoe Johnson | Aug. 14, 2014, 11:15 p.m. | In Features »

Though they all live on in film, a part of each of Robin Williams' characters is gone, disappeared along with the beloved comedian and actor who committed suicide on August 11, 2014, allegedly for reasons related to substance abuse and mental illness.


Absence (may) make the heart grow fonder

By Aidan Keys | June 14, 2014, 4:09 p.m. | In Features »

Many students find themselves asking, "Should we stay together after graduation?" It's a simple question that makes high school sweethearts ache, the days bitter but the moments sweet.


Humans of Blair: Medicine and Moving Forward

By Abir Muhuri | May 29, 2014, 1:21 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

For Nahn, becoming a doctor, studying hard at science and volunteering isn't just about preparing for the profession she wants. Her grandma in Vietnam was the catalyst that sparked her passion for medicine, science and, most importantly, caring for the sick.


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.

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