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Photo: Johnson shaking hands

By Tiffany Yee | March 18, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Johnson shaking hands with a delegate.


Photo: Sanghvi and Johnson

By Tiffany Yee | March 18, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Johnson and current SMOB Sagar Sanghvi.


SGA President nominated for SMOB

By Tiffany Yee | March 18, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Delegates from countywide middle and high schools nominated Junior Sebastian Johnson as one of the final two candidates for the 28th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) on Tuesday, March 15, 2005. He will be running against junior Nadia Sicard from John F. Kennedy High School during elections held on April 26 and 27.


Photo: Sicard and Johnson

By Tiffany Yee | March 18, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Candidates Sicard and Johnson


Photo: NCAA Tournament

By Daniel Aisen | March 18, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »


Male Magnet teachers bond over baseball

By Ekta Taneja | March 18, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The male Magnet teachers took a brief trip to Florida on Friday, March 4, supposedly for "spring training." They weren't lying – well, not exactly. The teachers all took a couple of days out of their rigorous class schedules to spend some precious time bonding over the baseball spring training games.


Incoming freshman class reduced

By Kristina Hamilton | March 18, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Blair expects some relief in its overcrowding next school year as a result of a significantly lower number of incoming freshmen, according to Downcounty Consortium (DCC) numbers released to school officials on Feb. 16.


Photo: SMOB Nominating Convention voting

By Tiffany Yee | March 18, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senior delegates Tigisty Berhe and Shewitt Woldu cast their first ballots.


Photo: Seven SMOB Candidates

By Tiffany Yee | March 18, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The Seven SMOB candidates. Johnson, second from the left, and Sicard, center, are the final two candidates. Click the above picture to see a gallery of photos.


Ask Chips: lucky number 13

By Allison Elvove, Ely Portillo, Katherine Zhang | March 18, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Julissa Roger (jurogers@MBHS.edu) asks: "Hi I will like to know why the bathroom never have soap or paper to dry your hands. How come the bathroom are never clean. Can we get some one can help use about that Thank You?" Don't complain to us. There's nothing we can do. Better start your own clean-up team, best named Teen Tightyupems. You'll all have super powers. Like one person can turn into a ghost and walk through walls and inspect how rotten it is in there. Also, for all those people who like to lock bathroom stalls to make people crawl under and open the door, Ghost Teen Tightyupem will just walk right on through. Invisibility Teen Tightyupem and Telekinesis Teen Tightyupem are the most useful perhaps. You could just remove all the nasty paper towels from the ground…with your mind! No pick up necessary.


Newsbriefs

By Ravi Umarji | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The Maryland Public Interest Research Group (MaryPIRG) held a press conference at Blair on Feb. 14 to encourage Maryland to adopt more stringent vehicle emission standards. MaryPIRG released the statement at Blair because of the significant effects that the new standards could have on the area: Due to the school's location, students at Blair are subject to the emissions of nearly half a million cars that pass the school each day. "We have some of the worst air quality in the nation," said MaryPIRG director Brad Heavner. "In five of the past six years, Maryland has been among the top 10 states in worst air pollution."


Hardcore Gamers never hit pause

By Eric Glover | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Generation "X" is so three consoles ago. Now, a new generation has found its ecstasy in more than its X-button; these gamers are trading zzz's for the Z-button, finding a sense of direction in the D-Pad and pressing Y as a "why not" to the sexy pleasures of virtual vice. We press the game's buttons; it presses ours.


An unfair penalty for Blair ice hockey

By Armin Rosen | March 17, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Although the Blair Community Ice Hockey Team was down 9-2 late in its Feb. 20 playoff game against Howard High School, defeat was far from the minds of the Blazer faithful. This was, after all, a come-from-behind team, a team that had earned its first ever playoff berth after a winless season the previous year.


New look for historic local Seminary

By Karima Tawfik | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Centered in the midst of Forest Glen, a series of aging fortress-like buildings known as the National Park Seminary tower over a green landscape. Within the premises, broken glass litters the walkways, gutters hang uselessly from sagging rooftops and graffiti scores the walls of the buildings.


NCAA analysis: Austin region

By Adith Sekaran | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Their number one seed the Duke Blue Devils leads the Austin bracket, however they are not the favorites to win Austin and make the Final Four despite the fact that Duke is arguably the best-coached team in the tournament.


Active Tuberculosis found in MCPS

By Karima Tawfik | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Two MCPS students were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) in January, prompting MCPS to conduct skin tests between Feb. 8 and 10 for 229 students and faculty members who had been in contact with the diagnosed students.


God shows Blazers the light

By Julia Penn | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Everyone is always talking about it. Supposedly, guys are always thinking about it. Approximately 47 percent of teens are doing it. It - that loaded three-letter word that is the constant focus of everyone's attention: sex.


Look out for these bracket busters

By Michael Bushnell | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »


NCAA analysis: Syracuse regional

By Pratik Bhandari | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Of the four regional brackets, Syracuse arguably boasts the most talented teams from top to bottom. Even the number ten seed, N.C. State, has a chance of getting to the Sweet Sixteen.


Incoming freshman class reduced

By Kristina Hamilton | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

lair expects some relief in its overcrowding next school year as a result of a significantly lower number of incoming freshmen, according to Downcounty Consortium (DCC) numbers released to school officials on Feb. 16.


NCAA analysis: Chicago Region

By Erik Kojola | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The Chicago region is led by the no. 1 seed overall, Illinois, who had a nearly flawless season loosing only once late in the season. However, Oklahoma State is a team that was a contender for a no. 1 seed and could've been named one if the Big 12 championship had been played after the selection was made. Despite being the top-seed, Illinois was placed in the region with possibly the strongest no.2 seed. Also, Arizona and Boston College had been earlier candidates for no. 1 seeds until both teams suffered a couple of key losses. Arizona is lead by talented guard Salim Stoudamire who is averaging 18.2 points per game and is an excellent outside shooter and defender. Alabama the no. 5 seed in the region has the potential to be a season spoiler and is one of the sleepers in the region. Last year the Crimson Tide made it to the elite eight and have a talented combination of guards and big-men.


Romano's Macaroni Grill serves more than just pasta

By Shannon Egan | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring lies Romano's Macaroni Grill, a delicious Italian restaurant with rich entrées, friendly waiters and tasty deserts. Macaroni Grill, however, does not serve pasta alone as its name implies. There's also pasta, including pizza, chicken, soup and vegetables- something for every Italian food lover.


"Ice Princess" takes the silver

By John Silberholz | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

An invisible skate carves a pristine, icy surface, signaling the opening of Tim Fywell's "Ice Princess," the latest Disney success to hit the big screen nationwide.


Exploring the counterculture world of religious rap music

By Avi Wolfman-Arent | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Hip-hop is more than a sound; it is the voice of a generation. It is a way of life: The beats are captivating, the words are poetic and the result is as raw as the inner-city streets from which it emerged.


Blair tops competition at county science fair

By Varun Gulati | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Twenty-one Blair students garnered over 100 awards, more than any other school in the county, at the 2005 Montgomery Area Science Fair held at Montgomery County Fair Grounds from March 11 to March 13.

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