New head of counseling arrives at Blair

By Eric Hysen | July 11, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Marcia Johnson replaced the now retired Karen Hunt as Director of School Counseling Services on July 5. Johnson, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, was selected by a panel of administrators, counselors, parents and students and now oversees the counseling department's course registration and student guidance services.

Sebastian Johnson installed as SMOB

By Eric Hysen | July 6, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Senior Sebastian Johnson was installed as the 28th Montgomery County Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB) last night, July 5, at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. He was elected on April 27 over John F. Kennedy High School senior Nadia Sicard, receiving 78.54% of all votes cast.

Blair team places 8th at Maryland Envirothon

By Lois Bangiolo | June 25, 2005, midnight | In Local »

A team from Blair represented Montgomery County at the Maryland State Envirothon, held on June 23, 2005 at the Harford Glen Education Center in Bel Air, Maryland. The team of five sophomores placed 8th out of 17 teams at the event, with a total score of 438.67 out of 600 points.

SGR sponsors AIDS teach-in

By Emma Zachurski | April 22, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Two guest speakers spoke to Blair students yesterday on the issue of the international HIV/AIDS epidemic. The teach-in was held by Students for Global Responsibility (SGR).

Instrumental music and choral groups win awards during Chicago trip

By Emma Zachurski | April 17, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Blair's music department received a total of five honorary plaques and three trophies for their performances in the Heritages Festival in Chicago, Illinois. The participating groups from Blair in this festival were the Honors Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, and the Chamber and Blazer Choirs.

Remembering Arthur Miller

By Emma Zachurski | Feb. 20, 2005, midnight | In National »

Playwright Arthur Miller, known best for his plays "The Crucible" and "Death of a Salesman," passed away in his home in Roxbury, Connecticut on the evening of Feb. 10. His death was due to congestive heart failure, according to CNN.

Skate Park to be built in Silver Spring

By Emma Zachurski | Jan. 28, 2005, midnight | In Local »

The Park and Planning Commission of Silver Spring has created a plan to expand the recreational park located on Fenton Street and Philadelphia Avenue and add a skate park. According to The Gazette, the park is to be between 1.5 and 2 square acres and the skateboarding facility will be approximately 14,000 square feet.

Christmas in October

By Kristi Chakrabarti | Dec. 6, 2004, midnight | In International »

People rush to the malls to purchase gifts for relatives and friends. Cities are crowded as people flood the streets to admire the gorgeous lights and decorations. Family and friends come together to eat delicious home-cooked food and exchange presents to celebrate the holiday season of Durga Puja.

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat announced dead

By Emma Zachurski | Nov. 11, 2004, midnight | In International »

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat passed away in his sleep on Nov. 11 at 3:30 a.m. in a hospital in France. No cause of death has been disclosed yet, according to The Washington Post.

Cox, Ervin and Abrams win Montgomery County elections

By Emma Zachurski | Nov. 4, 2004, midnight | In Local »

All voting precinct results have been reported as of Nov. 3 2004, and Sharon W. Cox , Stephen N. Abrams and Valerie Ervin all won board of education elections. Ballots also included three referendums, called Question A, B and C, that were defeated.

Silver Chips Online mock presidential election results

By Jeffrey Dunn | Nov. 2, 2004, midnight | In Local »

After four weeks of voting, the results are in for the Silver Chips Online mock presidential election: John Kerry won 93% of the Blazer vote, defeating opponents George Bush and Ralph Nader by a landslide.

Silver Chips Online electoral map

By Jeffrey Dunn | Nov. 2, 2004, midnight | In Local »

Silver Chips Online is pleased to offer our readers a rendering of the United States that shows which candidate each state's electoral votes will go for. Republican states are marked in red, Democratic states in blue.

Arafat in seriously ill but stable condition

By Emma Zachurski | Oct. 28, 2004, midnight | In International »

Palestinian president Yasser Arafat is considered seriously ill but in stable condition as of Oct. 28. He has been staying in his compound in Ramallah and has had doctors from Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt come to treat him over the last week according to The Washington Post.

Letter from the SGA President

By | Oct. 26, 2004, midnight | In Local »

The SGA is excited to begin the fall by renewing our commitment to community outreach. Last week, we held the first of two blood drives planned for this year, and we thank all the students and staff who gave blood. The event was a great success, and the SGA is proud to have been a part of it.

Memorial for 2002 sniper victims dedicated

By Emma Zachurski | Oct. 2, 2004, midnight | In Local »

Brookside Gardens dedicated a memorial for the victims of the 2002 sniper shootings yesterday, Oct. 1. The event was held during the daytime and drew in approximately 300 to 350 people.

Silver Spring Borders to hold grand opening celebration

By Emma Zachurski | Sept. 17, 2004, midnight | In Local »

Borders has announced they are holding an event in celebration of their recent store opening in downtown Silver Spring. The event is free and open to the public and will be from 10:30 a.m. to the late evening on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Honors Jazz Band to perform at Silver Spring Festival

By Emma Zachurski | Sept. 8, 2004, midnight | In Local »

The Silver Spring Jazz Festival has been scheduled for Sept. 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Silver Plaza located at the Ellsworth Drive Fountain between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street. The festival is open to the public and free of charge.

September 11, 2004: three years later

By | Sept. 8, 2004, midnight | In National »

The following quotes are from Blair students and teachers reflecting on their memories from September 11, 2001, and how the events of that day have changed their outlook.

Post issues open call to school communities

By Samir Paul | Sept. 4, 2004, midnight | In Local »

The Washington Post Magazine has requested that parents, students and staff-members from schools around the area nominate what they believe to be the best local high schools.

Grading policy delayed

By Samir Paul | June 7, 2004, midnight | In Local »

The Board of Education (BOE) decided on May 11 to move forward with implementation of MCPS' new grading and reporting policy for grades one through eight but to delay implementation for high schools.

Blazers battle for the titles of Mr. and Ms. Blazer

By | April 16, 2004, midnight | In Local »

Silver Chips Online is gearing up for the annual Mr. Blazer contest and brand new Ms. Blazer competition. Read on to find out about all the contestants and how they play to wow the crowd.

Lead alarms went unheeded

By | April 10, 2004, midnight | In Local »

Revised grading policy and training draw criticism

By Samir Paul | March 31, 2004, midnight | In Local »

Staff training and implementation of MCPS' revised grading plan, which began last month, have drawn criticism from the vast majority of high-school principals and teachers. The objections are largely due to costs involved with implementation and a provision that would grant 50 percent credit to a student who turns in no work.

Blazer featured in The Washington Post

By Samir Paul | March 25, 2004, midnight | In Local »

Second quarter Honor Roll

By | March 23, 2004, midnight | In Local »

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