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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.


MCPS should look to the Magnet

By Pria Anand | March 17, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

This year, Blair's Magnet Program boasts four finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search and will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Washington Post Magazine. Last year, the average Magnet SAT score was estimated at almost 400 points above that of the rest of the county by the MCPS Department of Shared Accountability. And for the past 10 years, the Magnet has had more National Merit semifinalists than any other school in the state.


Photo: St. Patrick's Day Spirit

By Christopher Consolino | March 17, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Freshmen Markisha Walker (left) and Saletta Taylor (right) show off their green spirit.


NCAA analysis: Albuquerque region

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

Of all four regions, Albuquerque might be the weakest, and as a result, the hardest to predict. The Washington Huskies, thanks to conference tourney losses by Kansas, Kentucky, and Wake Forest, was able to pull a surprise number 1 seed in the region. The balance in the bracket means that as many as seven teams have a legitimate shot of winning this bracket and a trip to the Final Four in St. Louis


Photo: "Ice Princess" movie poster

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


Sudan: a crime against humanity

By Nora Onley | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Genocide (noun): the systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political or ethnic group, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Events like the Holocaust and the genocides in Rwanda and Somalia bring to mind horrifying images of violence and death. These same atrocities - rape, murder and displacement - have been perpetrated daily by the Sudanese government militias upon the inhabitants of the Darfur region of Sudan, while the world has passively watched from the sidelines.


Athletically sound and college bound

By Ellie Blalock | March 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

When senior varsity girls basketball co-captain Brittany Higgins received her first college recruitment letter in her junior year, it meant not only that she was one step closer to playing college ball and hopefully to her dream of someday playing in the WNBA, but also that she had just become, in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) jargon, a "recruited prospective student athlete."


Photo: Happy St. Patrick's Day

By Christopher Consolino | March 17, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sophomores Maggie Sullivan (right) and Shante Henderson (left) flaunt their green outfits on St. Patrick's Day.


Photo: More St. Patrick's Day Spirit

By Christopher Consolino | March 17, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Media Center specialist and Blair's "Spirit Lady," Susan Madden, is dressed up for St. Patrick's Day.


Blair's Career Center provides for students in stressful times

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

You've seen the banana-colored pages towards the front of your planbook. You've doodled on them, folded them into creative designs or even flat-out ignored them. But what are those pages really for?


Photo: St. Patrick's Day Spirit

By Diana Frey | March 17, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Freshman Matt Diaz shows his St. Patrick's Day spirit by dying his hair green and wearing green clothes. Click on the picture to see a gallery of photos.


Photo: Senator Barack Obama

By Alex Mazerov | March 16, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks at a fundraiser in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 15.


Winter sports awards released

By Anthony Glynn | March 16, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Key: Coach's Award (CA), Most Valuable Player (MVP), Most Improved (MI), Most Outstanding Senior (MOS)


Varsity baseball takes the field

By Ellie Blalock | March 16, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The varsity baseball team is ready to kick off their 2005 season after ending with a winning 13-9 record last year. The boys\' first game will be March 21 at home at 3:30 p.m. against Einstein, typically a weaker team.


Boy's death suspected to be caused by meningitis

By Kelly Ferguson | March 16, 2005, midnight | In Print »

According to health officials, a first grade student from Webb Elementary School Northeast Washington D.C. died on Feb. 25 from what doctors suspect was a bacterial form of meningitis.


Change in HSA policy could hurt ESOL students

By Grace Harter | March 16, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The new policy requiring students to pass the High School Assessment (HSA) tests before graduating high school may affect ESOL students negatively. These students may be barred from graduating because of their limited knowledge of English, according to ESOL director Joseph Bellino.


Photo: Barrack Obama

By Alex Mazerov | March 16, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks at a fundraiser in Washington, D.C.


Photo: Scott speaks about wrestlers

By Anthony Glynn | March 16, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Coach Scott gives reasoning for awards at winter banquet.


Photo: Barrack Obama speaking

By Alex Mazerov | March 16, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks at a fundraiser in Washington, D.C.


Blair student finishes seventh at Intel Science Talent Search

By Caitlin Garlow | March 16, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Magnet senior Justin Kovac placed seventh in the 2005 national Intel Science Talent Search (STS) for his project "The Effects of Warm Core Rings on Hurricane Intensification in the Gulf of Mexico," according to a press release dated March 15. Ten national winners were chosen from a group of 40 finalists, among whom were four Blair students.


Photo: Mackler Photo Show

By | March 16, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

An advertisement for Mackler's recent phot o show at Savory Cafe in Takoma Park.

Photo courtesy of Mackl er


Rumors of cancellation of TPMS Florida trip are false

By Alexander Gold | March 16, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Rumors of Takoma Park Middle School's (TPMS) annual trip to Florida being cancelled are not accurate, according to TPMS Principal Jean Haven.


Photo: Larracuente announcing awards

By Anthony Glynn | March 16, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Coach Larracuente assesses the varsity boys' basketball team's performance.


Blazers plan to take part in their family's business

By Katherine Duncan | March 16, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The bell rings at 10:47 a.m. signaling the start of 5A lunch. Instead of joining the throngs of students munching warm fries in the SAC or the crowds of people chatting along Blair Boulevard, senior Jordan Gross gathers his belongings and leaves school for the day.


"Trial by Jury" rivals the original "Law and Order"

By Jeremy Goodman | March 16, 2005, midnight | In Print »

NBC unveiled the third spinoff to its hugely popular "Law and Order" series, "Law and Order: Trial by Jury," on March 3. Unlike the outrageous "Criminal Intent" and the perverted "Special Victims Unit," "Trial by Jury" is the first "Law and Order" in the same league as the original.

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