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93 members are inducted for the 2017-2018 school year. Courtesy of Renay Johnson
93 members are inducted for the 2017-2018 school year.

(Dis)Honor Societies

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that recognizes students for their academic achievements, dedication to community service and excellence in leadership and character. Blair and the other 13,000 chapters are supposed to help students develop each of these qualities. However, students largely apply for the boost it gives their resumes, not because they care about growing as a person.

Keeping it in the family?

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STEM education for all

Everyone deserves to have access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) resources, programs and opportunities regardless of their race, religion or gender. This should go without saying, but a recent event has demonstrated that even today, politics can come between girls and STEM opportunities by preventing an all-girls team from Afghanistan from entering the United States for an international robotics competition.

Busing around town

In an era of Uber, Lyft and many personal vehicles, cars contribute a lot to climate change. All of the carbon dioxide that cars emit damages the environment every time they are used. While some buses also emit the same amount of carbon dioxide, public transportation is a much greener option because many people are going to the same place, using the same vehicle, which decreases the carbon emissions would emit if they had gone separately.

Pressure to be perfect

A few reasons why not

Break the mold: A look back at the Women's March

January 21, 2017 marked the second-highest Metro ridership and highest weekend Metro ridership in history, the primary reason for which being the Women's March On Washington. The Women's March was the biggest protest in American history, with millions of people raising their voices in solidarity. Even with its record-setting attendance and progressive message, the prevalence of white feminism overpowered other voices that matter.
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What is the best kind of weather?
  • HOT!!!
  • lukewarm
  • The crisp, cool scent of mountain air in the morning which indicates the start of the autumnal season
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  • Rain
  • THE DEPTHS OF WINTER
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