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First day runs smoothly

By Anthony Glynn | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »


Interview with a Peruvian teacher

By Zach Mellman | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Sandra Gutierrez is in her third year at Blair and teaches ESOL 4 and bilingual science, moved from Peru's capital of Lima to the United States when she was 15.


Summaries stunt students' studies

By Gabriel Morden-Snipper | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

We said, ‘we're gonna make books about books for people who like reading, and to help people enjoy reading.' And that's exactly what we've done,” said Justin Kestler, editorial director of SparkNotes, in an Aug 1 interview for NPR's Talk of the Nation.


Girl assaulted near Blair

By Elizabeth Green | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »


Coloring in the Lines

By Lily Hamburger | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »


Elementary school's long gone, but we've still got recess

By Laurel Jefferson | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Senior traditions include harassing freshman, loud spirit at pep rallies, and… whiffle ball? A bit unusual, but the 2003 senior class has indeed begun a new Blair senior ritual: lunch whiffleball games.


Safety committee enforces new lunchtime hallway restrictions

By Edward Chan | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

The Safety Committee has begun patrolling hallways and stairwells during lunch, keeping out students without passes. Blair's administration is also more aggressively enforcing school policy in the hallways and might restrict students to the SAC during lunch.


Bomb threats empty school

By Julia Kay | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »


When teachers (verbally) attack

By Samantha Henig | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »


Who will the winners be in 2003?

By Abigail Graber | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

When Meryl Streep makes the nightly news and the Mighty Miramax Publicity Machine is once again a-churnin', the Academy Awards must be just around the corner. So sit back, relax and read on to find out which bright stars should win Oscars and which thieving upstarts will take them away.



Is it cool to be dumb?

By Amina Baird | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

There are five minutes left in sophomore Rocky Hadadi's Algebra II class, just enough time for the students to look over their grades on the last test. "Oh my God,” one of the students says, "I bombed that test so hard!” "Yeah?” one of the others challenges, "Well I got an E; how do you like that?” Two freshmen standing in the circle look sheepishly down at their A's and, in a split-second decision, cast the truth aside to join in on the bragging.

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