The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Forum's Forum
Aditi Gandhi, Contributing Writer • October 1, 2023

On September 14th, the first forum meeting of the year was held. Student Body President Karn Kaura ‘24...

Ruggiero Shares Goals
Ruggiero Shares Goals
Mackenzie Higgins and Zoey Ueland September 6, 2023

Each summer as August wraps up, students refocus their attention towards schoolwork, but faculty and...

A painting by Claude Monet hung in Mia. Currently, the museum has three of Monets paintings on view. These are just some of Mias many French Impressionism paintings.
Museums Around the Metro: The Value of In-Person Arts
May 2, 2023

Connections to Grandparents Nurture Family Tree
Connections to Grandparents Nurture Family Tree
March 7, 2023

Students take to the dance floor at prom, encouraging others to join in. The music ranged from 2000s pop hits to current rap hits.
Six Thoughts About Prom: “A Night in Hollywood”
Ali Hecker , Student Life Editor • May 5, 2023

Venue: On Saturday, April 15, juniors and seniors joined together at the American Swedish Institute for...

Health Information Project Necessary, Finding Footing
Health Information Project Necessary, Finding Footing
Kaining Zhang, Staff Writer • May 5, 2023

HIP, or Health Information Project, aims to educate freshmen about physical and mental health. However,...

Sweet Martha’s Cookies
are the perfect snack when
looking for something
Squeeze in More Summer at State Fair
Gabi Marmet, Page Editor • August 29, 2023

Fried pickle on a stick, corn on the cob, Sweet Martha’s Cookies. What do these three foods have in...

Other books by E. Lockhart include “We Were Liars” and its prequel “Family of Liars.”
Books That Play With Time
Uma Bhardwaj, Columnist • June 2, 2023

The school year is ending, and if you’re anything like me, you’re realizing that everything is fleeting,...

“The best interactions with students are when they are telling me about what they are excited about.”
- Nat Gilsdorf
Creating Connections
Amelia Bush, Managing Editor • June 1, 2023

How many names of the faculty and staff at school do you know? Would you feel comfortable going to them...

Dicus plans on taking time to travel and spend time outdoors before he decides on how he wants to continue his career.
Jon Dicus Discovered Passion for Education Through Travel Experiences
Sofia Perlman, Copy Editor • May 31, 2023

For 31 years, Jon Dicus has brought energy and passion to his classes at the Upper School. Through his...

September Games Answers
September 29, 2022
National Record Set by Henry Webb
National Record Set by Henry Webb
Cleo Kilpatrick, Photo Editor • August 31, 2023

Henry Webb ‘25’s 4x100 medley relay breaks the national record for their age group at Junior Nationals...

Amelia Bush ‘24 and Fatemeh Vang ‘27
take a last day of captains’ practice BeReal.
Captains’ Practice Inspires Juniors
Yoni Zacks, Page Editor • August 29, 2023

As the relaxing summer slowly ends, students spend their days in the intense environment of captains’...

Wearing pink to watch “Barbie” and black to see “Oppenheimer” has become an exciting trend. Kate Rekas ‘23 and Zoe Edinburgh ‘23 posed in a Barbie box dressed in pink.
Barbenheimer, Cultural Explosion
Evan Vezmar, Managing Editor • September 6, 2023

It was the ultimate summer of movies if you were looking for trends, deep messages, and explosions, both...

Over 120,000 fans fulfilled their “Wildest Dreams” when they saw Taylor Swift perform at U.S. Bank Stadium in June.
Summer Concerts Draw Thousands
Amelia Bush, Managing Editor • September 1, 2023

It was a “Cruel Summer” for those who didn’t get tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert. I was...

Jason Rotenberg ‘24 created an assortment of the Pumpkin Spice Cookies and the Hand Held Pumpkin Pie from Trader Joe’s.
Pumpkin Flavors Regale Fall
Jason Rotenberg, Reviews & Recommendations Editor • September 28, 2023

Picture this: It is a cold October or November weekend. You just finished your 35 pages of English homework...

The salad bar is filled with delicious toppings to build your salad.
Salad Bar on Fire This Spring
Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-in-Chief • June 1, 2023

In a list of lunch options,  ranging from the main hot lunch, to the improved power bowl station, the...

Pop Music
Pop Music
Kaining Zhang, Staff Writer • May 27, 2023

Out of all the songs on the Billboard Hot 100, at least half of them are some form of pop music. Personally,...

Classical Music
Classical Music
Evan Vezmar, Managing Editor • May 27, 2023

The genre of classical music holds many connotations, and for some reason, they are not always positive....

Synesthesia Shapes Perspectives
Synesthesia Shapes Perspectives
Kaining Khang, Staff Writer • March 7, 2023

Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon that blends one’s senses. Someone who experiences synesthesia...

See the Rocket League Bracket above. Blake was ranked 16th overall.
Esports Attendance Subsists
Allyson Jay, Editor Emerita • March 7, 2023

Many clubs at the Upper School don’t always maintain their loyal members throughout the school year,...

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