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

By Nobline Yoo | Feb. 20, 2018, 10:35 p.m. | In Local »

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


Part one of four: meet the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) candidates

By Nobline Yoo | Feb. 20, 2018, 10:29 p.m. | In Local »

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


Blair seniors excel in Regeneron Science Talent Search

By Ryan Handel | Feb. 13, 2018, 1:28 p.m. | In Local »

On Jan. 23, the Society for Science and the Public and Regeneron named 40 finalists for the annual Regeneron Science Talent Search. Of these 40 high school seniors from across the nation, four of them hailed from Montgomery Blair High School, an astounding one tenth of all finalists.


Blair students receive full-tuition Posse scholarships

By Mahnaz Habib | Feb. 8, 2018, 8:39 p.m. | In Local »

Ten Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) students were selected for full-tuition, four-year college scholarships from the Posse Foundation, a program which identifies public high school students with outstanding academic and leadership potential but have been overlooked by the traditional college selection process. Out of these ten MCPS students, three Blair seniors were selected: Marc Monteil, Darien Price and Samuel Teshome.


Emmanuel Jal returns to Blair

By Absa Fall | Feb. 6, 2018, 9:32 p.m. | In Local »

On January 18, Blazers filled the auditorium during fourth period to watch as multi-talented artist, Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier, shared his life story. Jal spoke of his hardships as an 8-year-old soldier in the Second Sudanese Civil War.


New bike lanes to make Montgomery County more bike-friendly

By Emma Markus | Jan. 25, 2018, 7:14 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County is piloting a new comprehensive bicycle lane network. According to the Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan, the goals of the new network are to increase bicycling rates in Montgomery County, create a convenient and low-stress bicycling network, provide equal access to low-stress bicycling for all members of the community and improve bicycling safety.


Confidentiality concerns arise with the new countywide counselor sign-up

By Arthi Thyagarajan | Jan. 19, 2018, 2:39 p.m. | In Local »

Students are now required to fill out a detailed online Google form each time they visit the counseling office, in compliance with a new Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) mandate.


Blair student accidentally injures a teacher

By Nobline Yoo | Dec. 22, 2017, 1:58 p.m. | In Local »

On Monday, Nov. 27 during lunch, junior Blake threw a clay rock over the banister above Blair Boulevard, which fell on the head of teacher Elizabeth, who happened to be walking past the financial office on the first floor. The teacher ended up with a bleeding gash, a small lump on her head and headaches. Using Blair's security cameras, school administrators reviewed the incident in detail for evidence.


D.C. high school under investigation after an allegation of falsifying records

By Neva Taylor | Dec. 15, 2017, 2:02 p.m. | In Local »

On Nov. 28, a report revealed that Ballou High School in Southeast D.C. was graduating students who had not met all graduation requirements.


Andrew Komo wins 2017 Siemens Competition, Robert Yang regional finalist

By Zoe Friedman | Dec. 15, 2017, 1:14 p.m. | In Local »

Seniors Andrew Komo and Robert Yang were chosen as regional finalists in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.


Blair teachers ask students their preferred gender pronouns

By Rebecca Wessel | Nov. 14, 2017, 9:05 a.m. | In Local »

With the start of the 2017-2018 school year, multiple teachers have begun to ask for students' Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGP) on student information sheets.


Right to vote extended to undocumented immigrants in College Park

By Madeleine Tilley | Oct. 10, 2017, 2:21 p.m. | In Local »

The College Park City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday Sept. 12, in favor of an amendment allowing non-US citizens to vote in local elections at the College Park City Hall.


MCPS Wi-Fi attacked

By Nobline Yoo | Oct. 7, 2017, 2:51 p.m. | In Local »

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Wi-Fi network was attacked on Wednesday, Sept. 27, resulting in widespread internet connectivity issues. MCPS identified but did not disclose the source of the attack.


MCPS employee arrested for sexual abuse of a minor

By Amy Forsbacka | Oct. 6, 2017, 5:07 p.m. | In Local »

Cory Boatman, long-term substitute teacher and assistant football coach for Montgomery Blair High School, has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor.


DACA forum held at Montgomery College

By Rebecca Wessel | Oct. 4, 2017, 1:28 p.m. | In Local »

DACA was an immigration policy issued by former president Barack Obama, repealed by the Trump administration on Sept. 5. According to Trump's announcement, DACA participants have one month to renew their status and Congress has six months to devise a replacement for DACA.


"Rock-n-Relief" concert held at Strathmore

By Mahnaz Habib | Oct. 1, 2017, 1:21 p.m. | In Local »

Teens in Montgomery County partnered with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation (MCDR) to hold a charity concert at Strathmore on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 5-7 p.m. The proceeds, including ticket sales, t-shirt sales and online donations, benefitted victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Tickets cost $20.


Montgomery County officials aim to improve housing conditions

By Nene Narh-Mensah | Sept. 30, 2017, 3:55 p.m. | In Local »

On Sept. 7, during a public event at Pooks Hill Tower and Court apartments in Bethesda, Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett announced a program that aims to educate lower-income tenants of their rights as renters.


MCPS updates the Student Code of Conduct

By Oreet Zimand | Sept. 28, 2017, 2:56 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has changed the "Academic Dishonesty" and "Bullying/Harassment" sections of the 2017-2018 MCPS Student Code of Conduct in response to new data from Montgomery County Public Schools, the state of Maryland and the wider MCPS community.


Students and staff devastated by death of Blair student

By Mehana Daftary Amy Forsbacka | May 19, 2017, 12:35 p.m. | In Local »

Blair offered counseling services today for staff and students due to the death of freshman student Mark Jean-Louis yesterday. Jean-Louis passed away while in the hospital on Thursday.


Blair students participate in the People's Climate March

By Lauren Frost | May 15, 2017, 2:29 p.m. | In Local »

On April 29, the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency, over 200,000 people, including many students from Blair, took to the streets of DC and surrounded the White House as part of the People's Climate March.


Talented Blazers take on award season in early 2017

By Mehana Daftary | April 10, 2017, 8:47 a.m. | In Local »

Throughout the beginning of 2017, many Blazers entered competitions and fairs to showcase their skills in a variety of subjects. A number of them were recognized for their achievements.


Guest speakers encourage students at Girl Up meeting

By Alyssa Berrios | March 28, 2017, 1:25 p.m. | In Local »

Kaia Lenhart, a founder of GMMB (Greer, Margolis, Mitchell, Burns and Associates) and Girl Up, and Mikaela Ferrill, an account executive, spoke at last week's Girl Up meeting after school on March 9.


Rockville High School student sexually assaulted

By Lauren Frost | March 25, 2017, 12:54 p.m. | In Local »

Two Rockville High School students are being accused of forcing a female student into the boys bathroom and raping during the course of the school day on Friday, March 16, according to police reports.


Students participate in town hall

By Eleanor Cook | March 23, 2017, 12:11 p.m. | In Local »

Newly-elected Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) spoke at a town hall on Sun., Feb. 26, along with other Montgomery County and Maryland elected officials, as well.


Blair mourns the loss of a student

By Eleanor Cook | March 16, 2017, 2:16 p.m. | In Local »

Junior Isaque Oliveira was a quiet student with big ideas. Friends remember how he was fun and caring. In class he looked for the big picture and pursued topics further. Early on the morning of January 31, however, Oliveira took his own life. He is survived by his mother and father, his older brother and his younger sister.

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