Amazing Blazers

By Luke Bostian | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Blair may have seen years of bad luck in the sports department, but if history teaches anything, it is that Blair is capable, every now and again, of producing a truly stellar athlete. These ten are the greatest Blazers in the sports history of Silver Spring and Takoma Park.

Fall play replaced by two smaller plays

By Griff Rees | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Breaking with longtime tradition, Kelly Newman, Blair's theater director, has decided to perform two small plays, "Charlie's Aunt" and "The Rivals," in the fall and winter respectively, instead of the customary single fall play.

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.

Who will the winners be in 2003?

By Abigail Graber | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

When Meryl Streep makes the nightly news and the Mighty Miramax Publicity Machine is once again a-churnin', the Academy Awards must be just around the corner. So sit back, relax and read on to find out which bright stars should win Oscars and which thieving upstarts will take them away.

Drug abuse more common in females

By Colby Chapman | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Teenage diabetes on the rise

By Colby Chapman | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Renovations Spring into action

By Tina Peng Eliot Stein | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

The Discovery Communications building's warmly lit main lobby smells of plastic, Windex and fresh paint. A cheerfully dinging mechanical contraption pushes and shakes rainbow-colored balls down a series of tracks. Outside, as a family passes by on the sidewalk, its wide-eyed toddler glances back five times at "Stan,” a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil replica that glares malevolently through the glass wall.


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

We've come across yet another week of school that just might have a snow day in store for us. As was the case in the last edition of snoWatch, the chances of cancelled school are slim, but then again, we're talking about meteorology, not an exact science. . .

Former nun inspires student success

By Sreela Namboodiri | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Dressed modestly in black, Sister Phillip Mary arranges her 68 students into two separate lines as they enter class for their first day of second grade at St. Margaret's Grade School in Bel-Air, Maryland. Once they are settled, the nun leads her students in prayer as their little voices chime together, heads bowed and palms crossed.

Spirit at a standstill

By Sally Colwell | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

"Do we have to go?” one of my classmates asked a few weeks ago.  I begrudgingly got my books together and left class to attend yet another mandatory assembly dreamed up by Blair's administration, an event otherwise known as a pep rally.

Crazy for cocoa

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

Homework piles cramp blazers' styles

By Beth Gula | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Is it cool to be dumb?

By Amina Baird | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

There are five minutes left in sophomore Rocky Hadadi's Algebra II class, just enough time for the students to look over their grades on the last test. "Oh my God,” one of the students says, "I bombed that test so hard!” "Yeah?” one of the others challenges, "Well I got an E; how do you like that?” Two freshmen standing in the circle look sheepishly down at their A's and, in a split-second decision, cast the truth aside to join in on the bragging.

Chips hits the SAC for a slice of life

By Margaret Cassedy-Blum | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

It's no secret that at Blair the lunch bell signals the start of hundreds of off-the-wall conversations. On the week of Feb 24, Chips reporter Meg Cassedy-Blum overheard some unusual and hilarious dialogue.

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.

Mr. Gainous caught without ID

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

Mr. Gainous was caught without wearing his ID by a student, who then received a five-dollar credit towards her obligations for observing that he was not following the school policy.

AFI comes to Silver Theater

By Griff Rees | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

The AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center will open in downtown Silver Spring next to City Place in April of next year. In addition to its commitment to showing quality films, the theater is intended to provide a cultural and educational resource for the whole Silver Spring community.

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.

High heels bring teenagers down

By Abigail Graber | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

"You can't beat a vampy high glam stiletto for nights on the town,” raves Steven Cojocaru on the People Magazine website, where he serves as resident fashion guru. What Cojocaru fails to mention is the hefty price tag on vamp: Strapping on stilettos, platforms and pumps to follow in J. Lo's bone-crunching footsteps can mean a lifetime of pain for teenage girls.

Coloring in the Lines

By Lily Hamburger | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

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