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Montgomery County terminates contract with COVID-19 testing lab

By Rina Haimson | Sept. 21, 2020, 8:56 a.m. | In Local »

The county stopped working with COVID-19 testing lab Advagenix due to questions of reliability


MCPS to hold first semester entirely online

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay Lucie Peyrebrune | July 21, 2020, 11:45 p.m. | In News »

Students will be in schools in February 2021 at the earliest


MCPS publishes draft of reopening plans for the fall

By Myles Feingold-Black | July 15, 2020, 7:57 p.m. | In News »

Blazers support a mix of virtual and in-person learning for Blair's reopening.


Number of COVID-19 cases rise nationally over Fourth of July weekend

By Katalina Li | July 9, 2020, 3:38 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County residents stay home while celebrating and minimal increase in new cases within county


MCPS students raise sexual assault allegations on social media

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay Lucie Peyrebrune | June 26, 2020, 6:10 p.m. | In News »

Students from several schools in MCPS recently posted sexual harassment and assault allegations on social media


Blair cap and gown distribution held from May 26 to May 29

By Jasmine Ali | June 3, 2020, 11:34 a.m. | In Local »

How seniors collected their caps and gowns and returned materials that belong to the school


Online security is in question after Zoom incident

By Sophia Lucarelli | May 8, 2020, 7:15 p.m. | In News »

Einstein student displayed a gun during an online class session


Montgomery County opens first drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

By Joy Xu | April 28, 2020, 1:40 p.m. | In Local »

White Oak and other testing sites to test 100 patients a day


Smobcast: An exclusive interview with the two candidates for the upcoming Student Member of the Board election

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay | April 27, 2020, 11:47 a.m. | In News »

The two candidates for this year's election are Richard Montgomery junior Nick Asante and Magruder junior Vicky Kidder.


How schools provide to students during the coronavirus closure

By Mercedes Pierce | April 20, 2020, 1:46 p.m. | In News »

MCPS continues to provide support and education to the community through the COVID-19 pandemic


Northwestern HS counselor and basketball coach has died from the coronavirus

By Billy Scott | March 29, 2020, 3:20 p.m. | In News »

Northwestern HS counselor and basketball coach has died from the coronavirus


COVID-19 pushes AP testing online

By Shruti Chauhan | March 20, 2020, 6:43 p.m. | In News »

The College Board decided to administer online exams amid school closures


COVID-19 forces school work to come to a halt

By Joy Xu | March 18, 2020, 6:32 p.m. | In News »

With the recent school closing, all educational instruction has stopped


COVID-19 closure potentially disrupts end-of-year schedule

By Shifra Dayak | March 15, 2020, 5:16 p.m. | In News »

The future of senior activities is unknown right now


Schools remain closed until Apr. 24 as positive coronavirus cases increase in Maryland

By Sam Kulp Emmy Song | March 5, 2020, 9:15 p.m. | In News »

All Maryland public schools will be closed from Mar. 16 to Apr. 24


Blair alum and legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten passes away at 88

By Billy Scott | Feb. 19, 2020, 1:12 a.m. | In News »

Wootten is just one of five high school basketball coaches in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame


County Council moves to repeal mandatory bike registration

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 12, 2020, 7:56 a.m. | In News »

The proposed changes aim to prevent selective enforcement and increase equity


MCPS to expand pre-elementary learning centers

By Boaz Yoo | Jan. 28, 2020, 6:45 p.m. | In News »

The county hopes to increase early education spaces for residents in 2020


Magnet Foundation opens arms for end-of-semester teacher luncheon

By Vivian Li | Jan. 28, 2020, 6:37 p.m. | In News »

The luncheon coincided with the Lunar New Year, resulting in festive celebration


Hug a Tree club is cut down due to club members' busy schedules

By Jasmine Ali | Jan. 24, 2020, 9:19 a.m. | In News »

The new club dissolved after only a few weeks but is planning to spring back in the next few months


Boundary analysis meeting at Blair

By Yuri Kim Rajit Mukhopadhyay | Jan. 24, 2020, 9:11 a.m. | In News »

The Board of Education holds its fifth boundary analysis meeting in the SAC


Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight releases new report on achievement gap

By Lucie Peyrebrune | Jan. 22, 2020, 7:45 a.m. | In Local »

The gap in academic performance between White and Asian and minority students has not narrowed


Apple, Amazon and Google form a surprising partnership?

By Joy Xu | Jan. 21, 2020, 8:10 a.m. | In Technology »

Welcome to the new tech update for 2020!


Ready, Set, PrEP will provide free HIV-prevention pills

By Mercedes Pierce | Jan. 14, 2020, 5:45 p.m. | In News »

The new initiative gives uninsured Americans access to PrEp, aiming to end the HIV epidemic


Passing the wheel to MCPS for driver’s education

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay | Jan. 13, 2020, 11:53 p.m. | In Local »

A new proposal drives for safety and general behind-the-wheel instruction

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