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Mouse traps are placed around the edges of the media center, and where mice have been spotted. Victoria Sampson
Mouse traps are placed around the edges of the media center, and where mice have been spotted.

Prime real-estate at Four-Corners

A new school supply is becoming essential in many classrooms and offices at Blair. It often sits on the floor under desks and near crevices, but some are found higher up in cabinets or by sinks. They come mainly in the form of a wooden rectangle, with a spring loaded wire and a tasty treat placed just in the right position. In some cases, theyíre activated and the treat is gone, replaced by a once-hungry critter who was hoping to get a bite to eat.

Out of this world planet names

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On the other hand

Freshman Nicole Frank takes ambidextrousness to a completely new level. Frank is such a skilled violinist that you wouldnít notice the difference between her left hand and that of the other violinists in Blairís Symphonic Orchestra at first glance. However, Frank was born with very short fingers, often referred to as "nubbins," on her left hand. "Many people tell me they look like toes," Frank says.

An assist to El Salvador

For many Salvadorans, soccer is much more than a hobby, it's a lifestyle. After a long dayís work, it's customary to meet up with friends and family at la cancha , or the field. Unlike in the United States, most people stay on their community teams well into adulthood. And if people donít play, they certainly go to watch the games.

Weird and wacky phobias

Senior Moira Johnson walks through Blair Boulevard along with hundreds of other students rushing to get to class. Suddenly, she feels a soft, plush texture brush against her arm and canít help but shriek.

Spitting out family history

After rummaging through old sepia toned photographs, connecting the branches of extended family trees and reading old letters from relatives from generations past, many questions about ancestry still remain unanswered. The secrets hidden even beyond extensive searches through old family documents can be found in the contents of a couple teaspoons of saliva.

What happens next door

Typically people imagine firefighters sitting in a circle with their legs propped up on a table, playing cards or checkers, waiting to be sent out for the next fire. However, the reality is that firefighters have an intense workload and are expected to maintain their composure, multi-task, and think on their feet in life or death situations.
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"I like to travel with teens because I like to watch them see the world for the first time" - Anne Cullen