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Bryce Harper signs with the Philadelphia Phillies

By Sam Kulp | Feb. 28, 2019, 8:47 p.m. | In National »

Harper signs record deal to stay in the NL East


Gallery: Women's March 2019

By Young-Bin Lee | Jan. 30, 2019, 3:06 a.m. | In National »

The Women's March of 2019 gathered hundreds of women in DC to "harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change" (Women's March, "Missions and Principles").


National News Roundup

By Ryan Handel | Oct. 18, 2017, 1:16 p.m. | In National »


Trump addresses street gang violence and illegal immigration

By Madeleine Tilley | Aug. 4, 2017, 11:43 p.m. | In National »

President Donald Trump discussed his administration's national security plans to handle illegal immigration and street gangs on Friday, July 28, in Suffolk County, New York.


Trump round-up: January - February 2017

By Mehana Daftary | Feb. 28, 2017, 11:11 p.m. | In National »

President Donald Trump was elected to office on Nov. 9, 2016 and sworn into office on Jan. 20 2017. In just over a month of presidency, he has instituted many policies directly affecting Blair's students and their families.


'Nasty Women' storm the capital

By Ellie Williams | Feb. 2, 2017, 11:28 p.m. | In National »

More than half a million people gathered in the nation's capital to march in the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 21.


Rappers Chris Brown and Soulja Boy to fight

By Charles Lott | Jan. 31, 2017, 12:15 p.m. | In National »

Rappers Soulja Boy and Chris Brown have officially announced a pay-per-view fight will be taking place between the two celebrities. The fight is being organized by Soulja Boy through Mayweather Promotions, professional fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s boxing promotional firm.


Mass shooting occurs in Orlando night club

By Ellie Williams | July 1, 2016, 12:34 p.m. | In National »

29-year-old Omar Mateen shot down people in Pulse, a popular gay nightclub, in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 and injuring 53 others on Sunday, June 12. This marks the 133rd mass shooting in 2016 and the largest one in American history.


March 15 primary predictions

By Eleanor Cook, Charles Lott, Maximillian Foley-Keene, Neida Mbuia Joao | March 14, 2016, 9:23 p.m. | In National »

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.


Super Tuesday primary predictions

By Eleanor Cook, Charles Lott, Maximillian Foley-Keene, Neida Mbuia Joao | Feb. 29, 2016, 8:29 p.m. | In National »

Happy Super Tuesday! More states vote today than at any other point in the primary contest. A huge amount of delegates are awarded and candidates who do well on Super Tuesday tend to win the nomination.


Primary Predictions: South Carolina Democrats

By Eleanor Cook, Charles Lott, Maximillian Foley-Keene, Neida Mbuia Joao | Feb. 27, 2016, 8:51 a.m. | In National »

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.


Obama makes changes to the No Child Left Behind Act

By Ellie Struewing | Dec. 29, 2015, 10:44 a.m. | In National »

President Obama recently signed a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), now called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The rewritten act will leave federally mandated standardized testing measures intact but eliminate the harsh consequences for schools and districts that do not perform well.


Visita del Papa Francisco en los Estados Unidos atrae a miles de feligreses

By Sarah Canchaya-Elias | Oct. 7, 2015, 1:14 p.m. | In National »

El Papa Francisco llegó a los Estados Unidos para una gira en la que recorrió Washington, D.C, Nueva York y Filadelfia. Su estadía atrajo a miles de personas que estuvieron horas esperando para pasar por estaciones de seguridad y poder ver al Papa.


Baltimore reaches 6.4 million dollar civil settlement with family of Freddie Gray

By Brian Le | Sept. 16, 2015, 8:49 p.m. | In National »

Baltimore's Board of Estimates approved a civil settlement of 6.4 million dollars to the family of Freddie Gray on September 9, almost five months after his death in police custody in April.


Supreme Court votes to legalize same-sex marriage

By Sandeep David | July 26, 2015, 9:33 a.m. | In National »

On June 26, a divided Supreme Court ruled in a five-to-four decision that same-sex couples nationwide have the Constitutional right to marry. Until the decision, same-sex couples were barred from marriage in fourteen states.


Right to same-sex marriage to be decided

By Zewde Ingram | Feb. 10, 2015, 12:45 p.m. | In National »

The Supreme Court announced Jan. 16 that it would review appeals from four circuit courts that ruled on same-sex marriage last year. The longstanding legal debate over the rights of same-sex couples appears to be heading towards a resolution.


Three Denver teens attempt to join extremists in Syria

By Kalin Vassilev | Nov. 5, 2014, 12:35 p.m. | In National »

On Oct.17, three American teenage girls on their way to join the terrorist group ISIS were stopped at the Frankfurt airport in Germany.


Blair alumni named a 2014 Macarthur Fellow

By Martha Morganstein | Oct. 3, 2014, 9:35 a.m. | In National »

On Sept. 17, Blair graduate Jacob Lurie was among the 21 people named a 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow. Lurie, along with the other fellows, will earn a stipend of $625,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


CVS/Pharmacy has stopped selling tobacco products

By Arthi Vijaykumar | Sept. 19, 2014, 1:52 p.m. | In National »

CVS has ended the sale of tobacco products in all of their locations in the United States on Sept. 3, one month earlier than originally planned.


Blair alum publishes a book on teaching

By Harini Salgado | Sept. 15, 2014, 1:39 p.m. | In National »

In her book, Green seeks to dispel the myth that good teachers are born and cannot be taught. She also talks about the ineffectiveness of past education reforms in the United States and compares American teaching methods to those used in Japan.


Michael Brown's death has a lasting effect

By Neida Mbuia Joao | Aug. 27, 2014, 4:57 p.m. | In National »

Ferguson has entered its third week of conflicts between the police and demonstrators since the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.


International Women of Courage Awards honors women for bravery and courage

By Aanchal Johri | March 4, 2014, 10:52 p.m. | In National »

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom commended the work of the ten Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award recipients.


News you can lose

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Jan. 14, 2014, 6:17 p.m. | In National »

We don't often read or watch the news and smile (thanks Congress!). The goal with this article is to change that. I'm here to report the funny going-ons in the world, one of which is news reporting itself. That's a smooth transition into our first "newsworthy" story.


Democrats renew push for immigration reform

By Zoe Johnson | Nov. 19, 2013, 1:07 p.m. | In National »

The Republicans, who took much of the public blame for the government shutdown, may be forced to negotiate with the Democrats in order to reclaim some of their dwindling voter base.


Intel Science Talent Search names Blair finalist and semifinalists

By Temi Ibirogba | Jan. 28, 2013, 8:08 p.m. | In National »

On Jan. 9, the Society for Science and the Public announced 300 semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. On Jan. 22, Samuel Zbarsky was named a finalist.

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