WUSA folds

By Ellie Blalock | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

The Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) announced its closure on Monday, September 15, due to low attendance and poor sponsorship, according to WUSA's announcement came days before the Women's World Cup began on September 20.

Academic future uncertain for undocumented Blazer

By Elena Chung | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

A phone in one hand and a clicking mouse in the other, senior Denise Sylla taps her foot and scans FastWeb, a scholarship search web site, as she waits on hold with admissions officers from Wellesley College at the computer in the Student Government Association (SGA) office during lunch on April 30.

Going pro

By Kent Anderson | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

When I was a lad you stayed in school. Back in my day you served your four years and then signed your contract. My how things have changed.

First day runs smoothly

By Anthony Glynn | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Elementary school's long gone, but we've still got recess

By Laurel Jefferson | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Senior traditions include harassing freshman, loud spirit at pep rallies, and… whiffle ball? A bit unusual, but the 2003 senior class has indeed begun a new Blair senior ritual: lunch whiffleball games.

Summaries stunt students' studies

By Gabriel Morden-Snipper | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

We said, ‘we're gonna make books about books for people who like reading, and to help people enjoy reading.' And that's exactly what we've done,” said Justin Kestler, editorial director of SparkNotes, in an Aug 1 interview for NPR's Talk of the Nation.

Bomb threats empty school

By Julia Kay | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Safety committee enforces new lunchtime hallway restrictions

By Edward Chan | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

The Safety Committee has begun patrolling hallways and stairwells during lunch, keeping out students without passes. Blair's administration is also more aggressively enforcing school policy in the hallways and might restrict students to the SAC during lunch.

Pep Rally Approaching

By Shewit Woldu | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Pep rally will be on Wednesday, March 31 and will be a combination of winter and spring sports.

Colleges selling out

By Annie Peirce | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

With students across America spending hundreds of dollars on admissions and preparation classes for SAT tests and writing favorable college essays, it is comforting to know that colleges are spending even more than the students are in selling themselves.

Diversity at Blair after 50 years of Brown v. Board

By Karima Tawfik | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Combs in hand, two black girls work diligently and delicately to finish cornrowing their friends' hair amidst the bustle of 5A lunch. Next to them, three Latino boys are sprawled out among the benches talking, and a few feet away, two white students finish their lunches before the whole group rises and joins the student body of the most diverse school in Montgomery County—a school that 50 years ago accepted only white students.

The downside of lighting up

By Jennie Breads | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Two before first period. Another on the walk home. A few more throughout the evening, and by the time she goes to bed, junior Kimberly Montgomery will finish a half pack of cigarettes. "I am an addict,” she admits with a shrug. "It's as simple as that. I need to smoke.”

Interview with a Peruvian teacher

By Zach Mellman | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Sandra Gutierrez is in her third year at Blair and teaches ESOL 4 and bilingual science, moved from Peru's capital of Lima to the United States when she was 15.


By KC Costanzo, Jeremy Hoffman | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

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