Tagged: politics


Celebrity influence: too much or too little?

By Shruti Chauhan | Aug. 9, 2019, 5:56 p.m. | In Opinions »

The constant spotlight placed on celebrities gives them endless opportunities to advocate for what they believe and to have an impact on their fans. Influencers regularly promote all sorts of brands in: food, fashion, skincare, technology, etc. But conflict arises when these same celebrities start to work towards social reform.


Blazers are enthusiastic as election season approaches

By Shifra Dayak | June 4, 2019, 5:40 p.m. | In Features »

Blair students are looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election


Photo: Catherine Pugh

By Maryland GovPics | May 31, 2019, 1:24 p.m.

Catherine Pugh at her inauguration as mayor of Baltimore, at city hall on December 6, 2016 (picture from https://www.flickr.com/people/64018555@N03)


Baltimore mayor resigns after children’s book scandal

By Nobline Yoo | May 23, 2019, 2:17 p.m. | In Local »

Mayor Catherine Pugh steps down, leaving Blazers questioning the image of political officials


A teacher's political opinion should be left out of the class

By Nene Narh-Mensah | Oct. 19, 2017, 10:29 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Teachers are among the most influential people in a student's life, but one area which teachers should not influence students is the political arena.


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

By Sandeep David | May 19, 2017, 8:37 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

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.


Deciding the presidency based on 538 people

By Mehana Daftary | Jan. 18, 2017, 2:23 a.m. | In News Blog »

In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million but had 70 less Electoral College votes than Donald Trump, resulting in her loss. She had more of the public's support but less of the 538 electors who had the final word. By the law, she isn't our President, but she should be.


Living in the liberal bubble

By Maniza Habib | Jan. 5, 2017, 1:57 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Welcome to the bubble; where Donald Trump can't touch us. This is a safe space, a place where open-mindedness and inclusivity comes at the cost of ignorance towards any and all alternative world views. Not even the electoral college is allowed inside.


Red dots in a blue ocean

By Mimi Verdonk | Dec. 9, 2011, 1:32 p.m. | In Features »

But among the varying shades of color and the pool of many languages at Blair, there is an underrepresented minority: conservatives.


A troubling norm

By | June 17, 2011, 1:30 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

After releasing a sexual picture on Twitter, Representative Anthony Weiner decided to seek treatment and resigned his position. The only type of treatment Weiner needs is a good dose of common sense.


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