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Purple line contract approved

By Zewde Ingram | May 1, 2016, 1:04 p.m. | In Local »

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved the Purple line contract on April 6th, thereby green-lighting construction.

Senior wins at regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

By Maniza Habib | May 1, 2016, 12:56 p.m. | In Local »

Senior Amanda Wessel won second place of the oral presentations on her research on malaria vaccines at the regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) and has advanced to the national level, which took place April 27th to 30th in Dayton, Ohio.

Blair holds design contest for Blazers

By Randima Herath | April 29, 2016, 1:19 p.m. | In Local »

Biology teacher Leslie Blaha and Digital Arts teacher Jacqueline Armstead-Thomas organized an ongoing planbook design contest for Blazers.

Montgomery County Police Department releases annual crime report

By Randima Herath | April 28, 2016, 9:14 p.m. | In Local »

Earlier this month, the Montgomery County Police Department released its annual crime report which showed a slight increase in crime and significant increases in the amount of rapes, homicides and aggravated assaults throughout 2015.

Primary Predictions: Maryland, April 26

By Eleanor Cook, Charles Lott, Maximillian Foley-Keene, Neida Mbuia Joao | April 25, 2016, 9 p.m. | In Local »

This race has been nearly unpredictable from the start, but SCO's team of experts, featuring seniors Max Foley-Keene and Neida Mbuia-Joao and juniors Eleanor Cook and Charlie Lott are here to break down the races and predict the unpredictable.

Blazers start clothing business

By Nicholas Shereikis | April 18, 2016, 8:55 a.m. | In Local »

Blair seniors Max Burke and Lytton Xu created their own brand and company,Crown Clothing Co. So far, two short sleeve shirts are available on their website in white and black.

Maryland legislature passes SMOB voting rights bill

By Randima Herath | April 15, 2016, 8:49 p.m. | In Local »

The Maryland Senate voted 39-4 on Wednesday, March 30 to pass legislation that would allow the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB) vote on issues including operating budgets, school openings and closings, boundaries and collective bargaining.

BNC expands to two periods for next school year

By Benjamin Yokoyama | April 15, 2016, 12:58 p.m. | In Local »

Blair Network Communications (BNC) will expand next year and separate into BNC and Infoflow, according to executive producers and juniors Luc Picone and Karuna Nandkumar.

Blair swim team has success in Metropolitan and State Championships

By Robert Pfefferle | April 11, 2016, 3:19 p.m. | In Local »

Blair's best swimmers represented the team well in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros) and the Maryland state championships

Smartphone programming club chartered by SilverQuill

By James Sleigh | March 30, 2016, 5:48 p.m. | In Local »

SilverQuill, Blair's literary arts magazine, has enlisted the help of the Smartphone Programming Club in order to reach a more diverse and technology-inclined audience.

Maryland House of Delegates passes Noah's Law

By Randima Herath | March 29, 2016, 10:25 a.m. | In Local »

The Maryland House of Delegates voted 136-0 on Tuesday, March 15 to expand a bill on ignition interlock devices and Maryland drivers.

Montgomery County recognizes Adwa Victory Month

By Zewde Ingram | March 24, 2016, 9:32 p.m. | In Local »

March is now recognized as Adwa (äd-wä) Victory Month in Montgomery County, in commemoration of a historical battle of Ethiopian army against Italian forces. County Executive Isiah Leggett signed the Proclamation on Feb. 25.

Superintendent and SMOB answer questions at Blair

By Eleanor Cook Nicholas Shereikis | March 23, 2016, 1:19 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) Eric Guerci hosted a town hall meeting with Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers in the Montgomery Blair High School media center on Thursday, Mar. 10.

Behind the campaign

By Eleanor Cook | March 21, 2016, 3:46 p.m. | In Local »

After campaigning for several weeks and travelling around the county, Blazer Olivia Gonzalez agreed to sit down with SCO to provide insight into the experience of running for SMOB.

DC Metro closes for 29 hours

By Charles Lott | March 17, 2016, 1:52 p.m. | In Local »

The Washington, DC Metro system was closed from 1 a.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday to give crews of workers to fix malfunctions.

Montgomery County Board of Education approves 2017 operating budget

By Randima Herath | March 13, 2016, 10:26 a.m. | In Local »

The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) adopted the Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget on Feb. 9, 2016, which includes resources to serve additional students and improve the workforce as well as investments to close the achievement gap.

African American Read-In held at Blair

By Zewde Ingram | March 9, 2016, 12:59 p.m. | In Local »

African American Read-In partnered with African American studies classes and hosted an event in the Media Center on Thursday. The Read-In featured student-designed exhibits, African American literature and a lecture by Dr. Daryl Howard, a recently published author and counselor at Blair.

Blair arts program introduces the show choir

By Charles Lott | March 3, 2016, 1:58 p.m. | In Local »

The Blair show choir has undergone numerous additions and improvements this year, thanks in part to the commitment of new Blair music teacher Isabel Hernandez-Cata.

Blazers finalists in C-SPAN StudentCam competition

By Randima Herath | March 1, 2016, 5:47 p.m. | In Local »

Sophomores Ben Miller, Charles Gryder and Will Ederer have a documentary in the top five entries for C-SPAN's StudentCam competition. They are nominated for the "Fan Favorite” award, for which the general public can vote through the C-SPAN website.

Maryland ranked top ten in outbound moves

By Sandeep David | Feb. 24, 2016, 2:09 p.m. | In Local »

An annual study by United Van Lines reported that Maryland was the tenth most popular state to move out of in 2015.

Grade organization app Edline Helper takes MCPS by storm

By Nicholas Shereikis | Feb. 22, 2016, 1:02 p.m. | In Local »

Out for almost a year now, Fiorino's grade organization and manipulation app Edline Helper is gaining rapid popularity in Montgomery County.

Blair Congress starts a poster initiative

By Divya Rajagopal | Feb. 18, 2016, 7:26 p.m. | In Local »

Blair Congress, the Student Government Association (SGA)'s newest branch, has come up with a school-wide poster initiative to promote peace and ease racial tensions.

Changes coming to Downtown Silver Spring Plaza

By Amalia Chiapperino | Feb. 15, 2016, 2:50 p.m. | In Local »

The Downtown Silver Spring Plaza and outdoor area will receive a massive renovation, set to be finished in 2016.

Montgomery County Styrofoam Ban in Effect

By Zewde Ingram | Feb. 15, 2016, 2:22 p.m. | In Local »

The Montgomery County Council ban on expanded polystyrene food service ware (Styrofoam) and loose fill packaging (packing peanuts) went into effect on Jan. 1.

Two soccer players chosen for 2015 fall All-Met

By Divya Rajagopal | Jan. 14, 2016, 12:57 p.m. | In Local »

For the fall 2015 season, the Washington Post All-Met sports staff chose Blair seniors Jesse Griff-McMahon and Jimmy McMillian for the first team All-Met and second team All-Met respectively.

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