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Hispanic Heritage Month commences with a traditional mariachi band

By Reethi Padmanabhan | Sept. 27, 2018, 1:22 a.m. | In Local »

A trio of mariachi musicians begin the festivities dedicated to celebrating Hispanic culture


A full night for Blazer parents

By Absa Fall | Sept. 26, 2018, 3:39 a.m. | In Local »

Blair's annual Back to School Night was a success


Blair's first floor lockers removed

By Shifra Dayak | Sept. 25, 2018, 12:14 a.m. | In Local »

The space is now used for new lunch tables


Activities fair sets off the beginning of club recruitment at Blair

By Oreet Zimand | Sept. 24, 2018, 10 p.m. | In Local »

The event showcased the diverse passions of the student community


The Board of Education approves a resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

By Shifra Dayak | Sept. 24, 2018, 9:43 p.m. | In Local »

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 marks the month-long celebration in MCPS


MCPS mandates new active shooter drills

By Eric Feigen | Sept. 18, 2018, 11:55 a.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County adds an active shooter protocol to the list of mandatory safety drills


Blair's new motto takes center stage this school year

By Nene Narh-Mensah | Sept. 17, 2018, 12:43 a.m. | In Local »

"Leading the Way in Innovation and Excellence"


MCPS budget grows to meet needs for new school year

By Emmy Song | Sept. 17, 2018, 12:36 a.m. | In Local »

MCPS' operating budget increases to account for its climbing enrollment in fiscal year 2019


Blair students and staff mourn the death of junior Kevin Wilson

By Nene Narh-Mensah | Sept. 17, 2018, 12:28 a.m. | In Local »

16-year old Kevin Wilson was found outside an apartment complex in Takoma Park


Police arrest students involved in protest at Paul Ryan's office

By Nene Narh-Mensah | May 20, 2018, 12:34 p.m. | In Local »

Senior Brenna Levitan was arrested as part of the lie-in protest and has now been released


Student escapes kidnapper

By Reethi Padmanabhan | April 25, 2018, 1:59 p.m. | In Local »

An unidentified male suspect attempted to kidnap a Montgomery County teen in Germantown, Maryland on Friday, Apr. 6. The 14 year old girl was able to escape safely despite the suspect's advances.


Blair's new security system aims to enhance school safety

By Arthi Thyagarajan | April 12, 2018, 8:11 a.m. | In Local »

As a result of new MCPS regulations, the doors on the Colesville Road side of Blair remain locked from 8 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Montgomery Blair principal, Renay Johnson, implemented the new safety measure two weeks after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl.


Flu epidemic sweeps across Montgomery County

By Madeleine Tilley | April 11, 2018, 2:05 p.m. | In Local »

The flu season was officially deemed an epidemic in Montgomery County in January as the numbers of flu patients continued to rise, shaping the 2018 flu season to be the worst in over a decade.


Student brings loaded gun to school

By Zoe Friedman | March 20, 2018, 11:33 p.m. | In Local »

Senior Alwin Chen, 18, was arrested at Clarksburg High School on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 2:20 pm, after he was found with a loaded 9mm handgun in his backpack, a knife in his pocket and a list of grievances against other students. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, police released a statement that they had searched Chen's home and found replica, non-explosive grenades and firing devices. Chen is being held without bond until his trial.


Two students shot and wounded at General Mills High School

By Mahnaz Habib, Madeleine Tilley, Zoe Friedman | March 20, 2018, 2:23 p.m. | In Local »

A male student shot two fellow students with a handgun at Great Mills High School on Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. before he was fatally wounded in a standoff with the school's resource officer.


Free SAT will be offered at Blair in April

By Rebecca Wessel | March 19, 2018, 7:05 a.m. | In Local »

A Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will be administered at Blair for all interested juniors free of cost on the morning of April 10. The free test is part of a county-wide program being piloted at various high schools to grant all students access to college entrance exams.


MoCo students participate in #National Walkout Day

By Absa Fall, Mahnaz Habib, Madeleine Tilley, Rebecca Wessel, Oreet Zimand, Amy Forsbacka | March 14, 2018, 10:47 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery Blair High School students walked out of school to participate in #NationalWalkoutDay, joining students from across Montgomery County. The walkout culminated in 17 minutes of silence in front of the White House, after which they marched to the Capitol to listen to several speakers.



Heating issues cause problems in the winter months

By Oreet Zimand | March 4, 2018, 12:29 a.m. | In Local »

Many classrooms in Blair, and other schools in Montgomery County, have reached extremely hot or cold temperatures in winter months due to faulty heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. This creates an uncomfortable learning environment for both teachers and students.


Discovery Communications to leave Silver Spring

By Nobline Yoo | March 3, 2018, 11:48 p.m. | In Local »

Discovery Communications, the company behind Shark Week and Animal Planet, is relocating its global headquarters from Silver Spring, Md. to New York City in the latter half of 2019 to keep up with its advertisement partners and investors on Wall Street. Discovery will keep its government relations department in Maryland.


Civil War names in Takoma Park?

By Sneha Ojha | March 1, 2018, 1:36 p.m. | In Local »

The city of Takoma Park is considering renaming streets that honor Union and Confederate Civil War figures. Grant, Sheridan, Sherman, General Lee and General Jackson avenues were debated on March 4th in a town hall meeting.


MoCo students welcome students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

By Rebecca Wessel, Oreet Zimand, Amy Forsbacka | Feb. 27, 2018, 9:59 p.m. | In Local »

On Monday evening, Montgomery Blair High School hosted a town hall meeting for Montgomery County (MoCo) high school students to meet and talk to students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. took place.


Blazers walk out in support of gun control

By Emma Markus, Rebecca Wessel, Oreet Zimand | Feb. 21, 2018, 4:03 p.m. | In Local »

Students from all across D.C. and Maryland participated in the "Enough is Enough: Students for gun control legislation" protest organized by Richard Montgomery High School student Daniel Gelillo today in Washington, D.C. to protest gun violence. This protest comes in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday that left 17 dead.


Part Four of Four: Meet the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) candidates

By Nobline Yoo | Feb. 20, 2018, 11:10 p.m. | In Local »

The nominating convention will take place on Feb. 21 at Watkins Mill High School.


Part Three of Four: Meet the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) candidates

By Nobline Yoo | Feb. 20, 2018, 11:03 p.m. | In Local »

The nominating convention will take place on Feb. 21 at Watkins Mill High School.

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