Blair's Horticulture club broke ground on the school's new water conservation landscape on April 14 with the cooperation of parents and student volunteers.
Senior Chris Wells stood on mat four, staring down Suitland's DeAndre Norman. The whistle blew, and the two began to trade hits, searching for each other's weaknesses. Wells went on to crush his opponent and win his first consolation match, but eventually placed sixth in the Maryland state wrestling tournament.
The varsity wrestling team failed to come up with a win on Friday night, falling to the Clarksburg Coyotes 47-22.
Blair's wrestling team lost to the Blake Bengals by a score of 45 – 36 in their first match of the season. Despite their clear dedication and strength, the Blazers succumbed to Blake for the fourth year in a row.
Six Blair seniors were named semifinalists in the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) authorized the Purple Line for the preliminary engineering stage of development which could make construction possible by 2015 and service possible three to five years later. The proposed, 16 mile railway will connect New Carrolton, Takoma Park, Silver Spring and Bethesda with a total of 21 stops according to the Maryland Transit Association (MTA).
When walking along Georgia Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring, it's easy to do a double take. Camouflaged in the patchwork of restaurants and shops are two nearly identical Greek restaurants. The two popular restaurants, The Greek Place and The Big Greek Café, share a complicated history that begins at the Greek Place. The owners of local restaurants partnered together and founded The Big Greek Café in March of 2008. In 2009, according to Daniel Centeno the chef at the current Big Greek Café, the partners split and the original Big Greek Café closed down briefly. When it reopened a few weeks later, it was renamed as The Greek Place. One partner moved right down the street and opened his own Greek restaurant. The new restaurant opened in July of 2009 as The (Original) Big Greek Café. Confused yet? Jose Garcia, the manager of The Greek Place, has a different take on the story. "We came first, then they opened down the street when they saw a lot of business here," he says. Despite the proximity and confusing history, Centeno and Garcia both attest that there is no competition between the two restaurants; there are enough Greek-food lovers to go around. For any Blazer, the choice between the two Greek eateries can be tricky. As a homage to the restaurants' Greek roots, Silver Chips is pitting these two restaurants against each other in the Olympic Games of Greek Restaurants. In order to win, the restaurant must impress in three categories: appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Ultimately, only one restaurant will go home with the gold.