Blair teachers named UMD "Merrill Master Teachers"

By Lois Bangiolo | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Blair teachers Robert Donaldson and John Goldman were recognized for their impact on teaching as part of the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program at the University of Maryland.

Eid al-Fitr Celebration

By Hokuma Karimova | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight | In International »

With the crescent moon, which marked the beginning of Ramadan, out of sight, and new one on the horizon, Muslims all over the world began celebrating the end of Ramadan. The three day festival is called Eid al-Fitr, and during the first week of November Muslims rejoice the end of fasting by heading to mosques, giving each other presents, donating money to charities and spending time with family and friends.

Controversy arises over American flags on ice hockey team's jerseys

By Mary Donahue | Oct. 28, 2005, midnight | In Local »

The Blair Community Ice Hockey team, which held its first practice on Oct. 19, is considering putting American flags on their jerseys, provoking controversy within the team.

Miers withdraws nomination to Supreme Court

By Alex Hyder | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight | In National »

President Bush accepted Harriet Miers's withdrawal of her nomination to the Supreme Court today, Oct. 27, according to news reports and an official White House statement.

SGR to participate in creek cleanup

By Meaghan Mallari | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Students for Global Responsibility (SGR) is organizing a group of students to help Friends of Sligo Creek remove invasive vines from Sligo Creek Park tomorrow, Oct. 27. The club will meet in the SAC at 2:20 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. and will provide transportation to the park.

Senior class shirts delayed

By Eve Gleichman | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Senior class t-shirts, which were scheduled to be distributed on Oct. 25, will now be available for purchase on Oct. 28. The delay has been attributed to delivery problems, according to Senior Class Treasurer Nina Yang.

Pep rally moved indoors due to weather

By Josh Zipin | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Because of inclement weather and the current forecast, the SGA and Principal Phillip Gainous have moved Friday's pep rally, the first of the year, from the stadium to the gym, according to SGA President Barun Aryal.

Walk for disabled people in the workforce held in Takoma Park

By Meaghan Mallari | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight | In Local »

A walk to support the awareness of disabled people in the workforce was held on Oct. 23 in Sligo Creek Park in Takoma Park. The event was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and featured a speech by Billy Wright, the organizer of the event.

Heather Mizeur, top Kerry aide, speaks to Blair Young Democrats

By Eve Gleichman | Oct. 14, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Heather Mizeur, Domestic Policy Director for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), spoke to Blair's Young Democrats club yesterday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. Mizeur focused on her upcoming campaign for State Delegate from District 20 as well as the importance of getting involved early with local politics.

7.6-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan-India border

By Merlyn Deng | Oct. 9, 2005, midnight | In International »

More than 20,000 are believed to be dead after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake occurred on the Pakistan-India boarder yesterday, Oct. 8. The earthquake caused massive devastation in sections of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press.

Three Blazers selected as National Achievement Scholarship semifinalists

By Meaghan Mallari | Oct. 5, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Blair seniors Natasha Coleman, Sebastian Johnson and Sayoh Mansaray are semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, an award given to outstanding black high school seniors. Twenty-two seniors in MCPS have been recognized as scholarship semifinalists.

Graffitists apprehended

By Alex Hyder | Oct. 4, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Three Blair students were apprehended last week in connection with the recent proliferation of graffiti in several boys' bathrooms, according to Blair security officers. Security refused to reveal the students' names or give any identifying information other than that all three were male.

Teenager killed after high school football game

By Josh Zipin | Sept. 28, 2005, midnight | In Local »

A 15-year old girl died after being stabbed during a fight between two groups of girls in the parking lot following the end of the football game last Friday, Sept. 23, at James Hubert Blake High School, according to an article in The Washington Post.

Summer in El Salvador

By Hokuma Karimova | Sept. 23, 2005, midnight | In International »

It was 6:00 a.m. and the sun was slowly rising beyond the horizon. In the distance, a rooster warned the start of a new day - a replacement for the usual alarm clock. Looking around, junior Rachel Bernstein realized that this was not her room, not her house, in fact, this was not even America - this was El Salvador.

D.C. protest to be held Saturday

By Emma Zachurski | Sept. 23, 2005, midnight | In Local »

In response to the ongoing war in Iraq, United for Peace & Justice and ANSWER has organized an anti-war rally to take place Saturday, Sep. 24. Events and performances are scheduled on the Washington Monument grounds and near the National Mall area. The event is set to take place from 10 a.m. through the night.

Military recruitment "opt-out" forms due Sept. 16

By Meaghan Mallari | Sept. 14, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Military recruitment "opt-out" forms are available to all students who do not wish that the military obtain personal information through the Montgomery County School System, according to the Committee on Recruitment Issues at Blair. The forms are due to the main office by Sept. 16.

Blazers attend annual Activity Fair

By Devon Madison | Sept. 14, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Blair's annual Activity Fair was held Sept. 13 and 14 in the main gym during 5A and 5B classes. The Activity Fair, which represented approximately 35 different clubs, was set up to encourage students to sign up for extracurricular activities at Blair, according to Secretary of Student Organizations Scott Rathbone.

Maryland's new driving laws to go into effect in October

By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight | In Local »

"Sweet Sixteen" has turned sour for many Maryland teenagers. On Oct. 1, a new law takes effect that lengthens the time drivers must hold learner's permits, raises the minimum age for obtaining a provisional license to 16 years and three months, raises the minimum age for obtaining a regular license to 17 years and nine months and imposes new behavior restrictions on teen drivers, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Association (MVA) web site.

Concert held at Sangha

By Mary Donahue | Sept. 11, 2005, midnight | In Local »

A concert to benefit the victims of hurricane Katrina was held at the fair trade store Sangha in Takoma Park today, Sept. 11. All the proceeds collected at the concert will go to the Community Service Agency in D.C.

John Mahoney announces decision to run for Maryland State Senate

By Payal Patnaik | Sept. 11, 2005, midnight | In Local »

John Mahoney, the president of the Young Democrats of Maryland (YDM), announced his decision to run for the General Assembly in District 19 on Thursday at the Young Democrats Campaign Kick-Off in Baltimore. He is retiring from the YDM, an organization for Democrats under the age of 36, in order to challenge the current senator of District 19, Leonard H. Teitelbaum, in 2006.

Silver Quill wins Columbia Scholastic Press Association Award

By Emma Zachurski | Sept. 10, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Silver Quill, Blair's yearly literary magazine received the Gold Circle Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) during the week of Sept. 4.

Valerie Ervin discusses equality in education at Blair

By Natasha Prados | Sept. 9, 2005, midnight | In Local »

MCPS Board of Education member Valerie Ervin and Evie Frankl, Montgomery County Education Forum co-founder, discussed equality in education with Blazers after school today, Sept 8. The event, hosted by Students for Global Responsibility (SGR), addressed issues such as the lack of minority students in Blair's CAP and Magnet programs, tracking and the achievement gap.

Blair students hold car wash for Hurricane Katrina victims

By Lois Bangiolo | Sept. 5, 2005, midnight | In Local »

When Alexandra Gunnison, former Blair student, saw the horrific images of Hurricane Katrina's destruction on the news, she decided to take action. She gathered a group of friends and went to the Safeway parking lot at Four Corners and started washing cars to raise money for the hurricane victims this past Saturday and Monday.

Chief Justice Rehnquist dies

By Merlyn Deng | Sept. 4, 2005, midnight | In National »

William Hubbs Rehnquist, who had been the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for nearly two decades, passed away last night in his Arlington home after a yearlong bout with thyroid cancer. He was 80.

Advanced Placement results announced

By Eric Hysen | July 23, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Resource Counselor Marcia Johnson announced Blair's Advanced Placement (AP) test results at the Instructional Leadership Team meeting on Monday, July 11. In May 2005, 660 Blazers took 1617 AP exams and received 674 fives, 482 fours, 284 threes, 122 twos and 55 ones.

We found 1732 results.