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UPDATE: Maryland Senate passed a new congressional map on March 30

By Sophia Zeng | April 1, 2022, 5:24 p.m. | In Local »

The General Assembly passes alternate map after the former map was taken down for "extreme partisan gerrymandering"


Judge struck down Maryland's congressional map as unconstitutional

By Sophia Zeng | March 28, 2022, 9:46 p.m. | In Local »

The Maryland General Assembly will need to create a new map by March 30


Maryland primary election postponed to July 19

By Sophia Zeng | March 16, 2022, 10:48 p.m. | In News »

Delay caused by redistricting issues


Trucker convoy continues to loop the Capital Beltway

By Kathereen Yang | March 10, 2022, 7:11 p.m. | In Local »

Protestors demand that all COVID-19 mandates be lifted


MCPS Board of Education voted to end mask mandate in schools

By Josey Merolli | March 8, 2022, 5:06 p.m. | In COVID-19 »

The decision was made by unanimous vote


Silver Spring organizations offer support for Ukraine

By Kathereen Yang | March 4, 2022, 11:10 p.m. | In News »

These groups appreciate any monetary, medical supplies and non-perishable food donations


Estallan explosión e incendio en los apartamentos de Friendly Garden en Silver Spring

By Myles Feingold-Black, Tharindi Jayatilake | March 4, 2022, 2:01 p.m. | In En Español »

Ha sido confirmado que una tubería de gas que fue equivocadamente cortado contribuyó al incendio.


Explosion and fire break out in Silver Spring apartments

By Kathereen Yang | March 3, 2022, 8:51 p.m. | In Local »

A cut gas pipe contributed to the fire but the source of ignition remains unknown


Color-coded hall passes to be implemented next week

By Josey Merolli, Kathereen Yang | March 2, 2022, 9:46 p.m. | In News »

The new passes will be color-coded by floor


Blair offers free SAT test for juniors on March 23

By Kathereen Yang | March 2, 2022, 2:14 p.m. | In News »

Students must register by March 4


Metro SmarTrip cards purchased before 2012 must be replaced by March 1

By Kathereen Yang | Feb. 28, 2022, 9:35 p.m. | In Local »

The Metro has installed new faregates that do not work with older SmarTrip cards


MCPS adjusts 2021-2022 school calendar for snow make-up days

By Kathereen Yang | Feb. 24, 2022, 7:30 p.m. | In News »

The last day of school for students is now Friday, June 17


Maryland State Department of Education lifts mask mandate

By Josey Merolli | Feb. 23, 2022, 8:41 p.m. | In News »

Masks still required in MCPS buildings, and county school board to meet Thursday to discuss the decision


MCPS community update for February discusses COVID-19 management, equity, and new superintendent

By Maya Britto | Feb. 14, 2022, 6:42 p.m. | In COVID-19 »

The latest community update provided details about initiatives to combat COVID-19 and inequity and information regarding the new permanent superintendent


MCPS and Blair have released their plans for virtual learning on inclement weather days

By Sachin Parikh | Feb. 13, 2022, 1:12 p.m. | In News »

2020-esque virtual learning now an option for future inclement weather days


Monifa McKnight selected as next superintendent of MCPS

By Maya Britto | Feb. 9, 2022, 2:20 p.m. | In Local »

Unanimous vote by the school board made McKnight MCPS’s first female superintendent.


17-year-old student charged with attempted murder in shooting at Magruder High School

By Sachin Parikh | Jan. 23, 2022, 4:15 p.m. | In Local »

Police say the student used a 'ghost gun' in the shooting that left a 15-year-old student in critical condition.


16 MCPS schools scheduled to transition to virtual learning this Thursday

By Maya Britto | Jan. 18, 2022, 10:17 p.m. | In COVID-19 »

Due to mounting COVID-19 concerns, the county has decided to allow certain schools to shift to remote learning.


Most recent MCPS community update provides new information on county plans to combat COVID-19 spread

By Maya Britto | Jan. 9, 2022, 4:47 p.m. | In COVID-19 »

Earlier today, MCPS released a community update detailing plans to secure the safety of students and staff despite the recent spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the county.


Dec. 17 Blair basketball games canceled due to COVID-19 cases

By Sachin Parikh | Dec. 19, 2021, 10:52 a.m. | In COVID-19 »

Multiple cases in the boys varsity basketball program canceled Friday night's games vs. Walter Johnson


Dec. 10 basketball games at Blair postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak at Paint Branch

By Sachin Parikh | Dec. 13, 2021, 8:20 p.m. | In News »

Multiple COVID-19 cases in the Paint Branch boys basketball program postponed JV and varsity games against Blair


Financial Literacy graduation requirement may be added

By Joy Song | Dec. 6, 2021, 2:52 p.m. | In News »

Financial Literacy may be an additional graduation requirement.


16-year-old Blair student charged as adult in stabbing of fellow student

By Myles Feingold-Black, Tharindi Jayatilake | Nov. 9, 2021, 10:24 p.m. | In News »

A relative of the stabbing suspect was also arrested for bringing a knife to school the following day


Francis Collins to step down as the director of the National Institutes of Health by end of the year

By Isabelle Yang | Oct. 28, 2021, 12:44 a.m. | In National »

A look into Collins' legacy and Blair's relationship with NIH


“Maryland, My Maryland” repealed as state song

By Gabe Prevots | Oct. 11, 2021, 10:16 p.m. | In Local »

Maryland legislature overwhelmingly voted to cast out the outdated and offensive poem

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