Blair students respond to Walt Whitman students’ racist incident
On Sept. 12, the boys' varsity soccer team lost 3-0 to Whitman in a tough match. Blair fought hard throughout the entire game, but Whitman was able to capitalize on the Blazers' mistakes and pull away with the win.
In the light of a recent fatal drunk driving accident, students and parents reflect on what happens when parents allow underage drinking in their house.
The Whitman Vikings (1-3) beat Blair's swim and dive team (0-4) in a nearly equal match Saturday, 173-167.
The girls' varsity volleyball team (3-5) lost to the Walt Whitman Vikings (2-5) in straight sets on Friday. The Blazers were competitive in the first two sets but slowed down in the third, ending the game with final scores of 14-25, 20-25 and 11-25.
The girls' tennis team (1-1) lost, 1-6, against Bethesda-Chevy Chase (2-0) in Blair's first home game of the season. The superior competition and the Blazers' difficulty hitting the balls over the nets were major contributors to the loss.
The Whitman Vikings (6-1) beat the boys' tennis team (5-2) with a final score of 6-1. The team went into the match expecting it to be difficult, but kept their spirits high despite the grim chances.
The Latin expression in loco parentis gives schools and institutions the right to speak for their students' best interests in dire instances. Administrations in schools have saved lives in crises and protected students when their parents could not. But although our schools can shoulder that legal burden while we are behind their gates, does it hold that they should keep it with them at all times?
A lot of students would prefer to be able to do whatever they want outside of school and not have to worry about facing the consequence of receiving punishments from school authorities.
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