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48 Blazers become National Merit semifinalists

By Kate Gray | Oct. 1, 2022, 10:23 p.m. | In Local »

Almost one third of MCPS semifinalists in the PSAT-based competition were Blair students.


American University reaches agreement with striking staff

By Gabe Prevots | Aug. 27, 2022, 2:23 p.m. | In Local »

Week-long strike comes to an end after staff union accepts labor deal


Blair on lockdown, police nearby after reports of a weapon on school property

By Maya Britto | June 16, 2022, 2:32 p.m. | In Local »

At 1:51 p.m., Montgomery Blair High School went into lockdown after a weapon sighting on school grounds was reported.


Blazers honor the victims of the Uvalde and Buffalo shootings

By Sophia Zeng | June 2, 2022, 1:07 p.m. | In Local »

The MBHS Latinx Leaders Association organized a vigil for those affected by the mass shootings


Arvin Kim elected as Student Member of the Board of Education

By Sachin Parikh | April 21, 2022, 1:03 p.m. | In Local »

Kim will succeed Hana O'Looney as the 45th SMOB


Maryland Board of Education changes graduation requirement for health education classes

By Gabe Prevots | April 7, 2022, 4:15 p.m. | In Local »

Beginning with Class of 2025, students must now take a full year of health


Tornado warning issued on March 31

By Sophia Zeng | April 1, 2022, 9:54 p.m. | In Local »

Two tornadoes passed through the DMV area yesterday evening


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


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


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


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


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.


“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


Off-duty police officer kills two in Takoma Park

By Andrew Gelman | April 10, 2021, 1:21 a.m. | In Local »

Suspect has been arrested and charged with murder


Blair varsity football scrimmage cancelled after a positive COVID-19 test

By Lucie Peyrebrune | March 24, 2021, 8:20 p.m. | In Local »

The test result is just one of many released by MCPS over the past weeks


MCPS set to return to in-person learning March 1

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay, Lucie Peyrebrune | Feb. 9, 2021, 5:57 p.m. | In Local »

The Board of Education voted unanimously on Feb. 9 to start the phase-in to return to schools


Q&A with Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith

By Luke Sanelli, Anika Seth with Marijke Friedman, Leila Faraday | Feb. 3, 2021, 7:22 p.m. | In Local »

On Feb. 3, Silver Chips Print and Silver Chips Online spoke with outgoing MCPS superintendent Jack Smith about his impact as an educator, ongoing COVID-19 recovery plans, and what's next for the school district. Read the full Q&A here.


MCPS parent survey responses

By Isabel Corvington | Jan. 13, 2021, 1:22 p.m. | In Local »

The MCPS parent survey indicates that most students will remain in virtual learning in the second semester


MCPS releases new boundary study online tool

By Rina Haimson | Nov. 20, 2020, 2:55 p.m. | In Local »

MCPS moves closer to the completion of its boundary study


MCPS enrollment rates down after a quarter of 2020-2021 school year

By Luke Sanelli | Nov. 10, 2020, 4:23 p.m. | In Local »

In MCPS, more students are choosing to withdraw from its schools


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


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


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

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