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MCPS releases review of hazing culture in school districts

By Boaz Yoo | Oct. 28, 2019, 4:32 p.m. | In Local »

MCPS inspects safety in athletic teams following a rape incident at Damascus High School


Students ride free on public buses with YouthCruiser SmarTrip card

By Yuri Kim | Oct. 15, 2019, 1:42 p.m. | In Local »

Under the Kids Ride Free program, students can ride for free on RideOn and metro buses


Silento no longer headlining High School Nation event

By Shifra Dayak | Oct. 10, 2019, 11:35 a.m. | In Local »

The singer announced in his Instagram comments that he was not actually scheduled to perform at Blair


Cameras installed on all MCPS school buses

By Yuri Kim | Oct. 7, 2019, 9:41 p.m. | In Local »

An increasing number of bus law violations prompted this decision


Blair's 20th anniversary renovations reach a conclusion

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay | Sept. 13, 2019, 10:40 p.m. | In Local »

The school building underwent planned changes this summer


Concerns arise over funding the Kirwan Commission's recommendations

By Lucie Peyrebrune | Aug. 31, 2019, 10:15 a.m. | In Local »

Gov. Larry Hogan addressed county legislators' concerns about funding for Maryland's education plan in his closing speech at the Maryland Association of Counties on Aug. 15.


The DMV bakes in recent heat wave

By Joy Xu | July 26, 2019, 9:30 p.m. | In Local »

Temperatures in the area hit record highs as a heat wave swept the East Coast.


Blair adds four new portables

By Boaz Yoo | July 8, 2019, 10:35 p.m. | In Local »

In 2017, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) added four portables to Blair. Due to the school's increasing student population in the 2019-20 school year, the MCPS Department of Facilities Management is introducing more portables adjacent to the current portables.


Blazer competes in Jeopardy! Teen Tournament

By Vivian Li | June 27, 2019, 3:38 p.m. | In Local »

"Quiz whiz" Sophia Weng competed against two other students across the nation


Baltimore mayor resigns after children’s book scandal

By Nobline Yoo | May 23, 2019, 2:17 p.m. | In Local »

Mayor Catherine Pugh steps down, leaving Blazers questioning the image of political officials


Blair hosts SMOB candidates for town hall

By Emmy Song | April 24, 2019, 11:44 p.m. | In Local »

Blazers attended a Q&A session with SMOB candidates Zoe Tishaev and Nate Tinbite


Emmanuel Jal performs at Blair

By Mahnaz Habib | March 27, 2019, 2:03 p.m. | In Local »

Jal speaks on his journey from child soldier to recording artist


Blazers host overnight hackathon for local high school students

By Emmy Song | March 27, 2019, 1:46 p.m. | In Local »

BlairHacks is entirely planned and run by students


Blair students strike for climate action

By Shifra Dayak Sam Kulp | March 15, 2019, 11:03 a.m. | In Local »

Blazers rallied at the Capitol Building on March 15 as part of the International Climate Strike


Blazers walk out for gun control

By Eric Feigen Rebecca Wessel | March 14, 2019, 11:02 a.m. | In Local »

Moco For Change (@moco4change) organized a second walkout exactly one year after last year's protest


Kojo Nnamdi hosts town hall in Downtown Silver Spring

By Emmy Song | March 11, 2019, 3:29 a.m. | In Local »

Community members shared questions and concerns about school boundaries and diversity


Blairs adds extra even day to make up for lost time

By Sophia Lucarelli | March 7, 2019, 1:50 p.m. | In Local »

Blazers had three even days


Blair applies for recognition as Maryland Green School

By Absa Fall | March 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m. | In Local »

Green Club members work to recertify Blair


Gallery: Sweep the Creek

By Audrey Haverland | Feb. 24, 2019, 12:34 p.m. | In Local »

Volunteers collected at Sligo Creek to pick up trash and litter.


Media center hosts Valentine's Day event

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 21, 2019, 2 p.m. | In Local »

Students watched a movie and participated in a book raffle


Blair offers neuroscience class starting next year

By Sophia Lucarelli | Feb. 13, 2019, 8:55 p.m. | In Local »

Students learn all about the brain and its processing in the new neuroscience class


Free SAT to be offered in April

By Sam Kulp | Feb. 12, 2019, 1:04 p.m. | In Local »

The test will be offered only for juniors


A winter wonderland is coming

By Absa Fall | Feb. 2, 2019, 6:57 p.m. | In Local »

El Niño and polar vortex will cause heavy winter storms in MCPS this year


Hip-Hop History and Culture class to begin next year

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 2, 2019, 6:11 p.m. | In Local »

The class will dissect different eras and impacts of hip-hop in the U.S.


Shutdown Social shows solidarity for local federal employees

By Emmy Song | Jan. 25, 2019, 1:12 a.m. | In Local »

More than 600 attendees enjoyed free food, entertainment and resources

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