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Teachers from all over West Virginia strike for nine days to get a 5% increase in their wages. Courtesy of John Raby/Associated Press
Teachers from all over West Virginia strike for nine days to get a 5% increase in their wages.

Teachers fight for fair wages

Instead of worrying about if her students would eat dinner or if they have a proper set of gloves, West Virginia teacher, Tiffany Bell, is troubled about how much money she has in her bank account. She wonders what her family will eat for dinner or whether she has enough in her checking account to purchase a winter coat.

Stepping up the game

Sophomore Justin Haddad comes home on a Friday afternoon, packs his fencing gear, and hops on a plane to Portland for his next competition.

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Why Online School?

"At the time I was dealing with a combination of depression, anxiety, an eating disorder and an unhealthy relationship," explains sophomore Ruby Farber who recently returned to Blair after a semester of online schooling.

Women make history

Malala. Beyonce. Michelle Obama. These are just a few of the amazing women that will go down in history as the inspirational advocates for female empowerment. Although many female heroes are well known, there are many others who are not as widely acknowledged.

The come up of eSports

Nervous athletes pray that their hours of practice pay off, downing energy drinks before heading off to play. Devoted fans pack the arena, wearing the merchandise of their favorite teams. This is not your average Sunday night football game: this is eSports.

Girls' advocacy at Blair

Women have been historically underrepresented in the workforce and have had fight for basic rights. Despite the recent push for women's advocacy, girls today still face many challenges. Girl Up, Code Girls and Women's Advocacy are three clubs at Blair that are trying to make the world a better place to be a girl.

New Year, New Classes

Although Blair already offers a unique variety of electives in Science, Social Studies and Art topics, this school year provided an opportunity for many teachers to offer brand new and unique electives that delve into specific areas of these subjects, such as feminism and advertising.
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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