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AP Tests Meet New Format
AP Tests Meet New Format
Amelia Bush, Staff Writer • June 2, 2021

As the end of the year nears, the AP came and went as well. This year, the AP tests were mostly online, with some taking them in person, depending on the...

Community Says Goodbye to Beloved Upper School Teachers
Sage Marmet, Chad Woerner, and Betsy Fries June 2, 2021

Anne Rubin came to Blake as a grade dean six years ago after teaching at a variety of all-girls schools in Michigan, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. She...

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Students Sell Clothes Online, Share Thoughts
June 2, 2021

According to an article from JSTOR, Daily, Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually, 80 pounds per person, primarily due to the emergence of the cheap,...

Reselling Apps Gain Popularity, Different Platforms Have Varied Benefits
Reselling Apps Gain Popularity, Different Platforms Have Varied Benefits
Nya Manneh June 2, 2021

Fashion is dangerous to the environment because of the time it takes for textiles to break down and the resources used, but as the interest for clothing rises rapidly, it's...

Leading up to the end of the school year, students study for AP exams and finals as well as work on projects and homework in the library.
Full In-Person School Causes Workload Increase
Sofia Perlman, News Editor • May 28, 2021

Since returning to full in-person school, many students have noticed an increase in the workload. This increase, combined with the transition to a new schedule and all in-person...

Stress Overwhelms Students After Unusual Year
Stress Overwhelms Students After Unusual Year
Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor • May 28, 2021

As the school year is coming to a close, students and teachers are feeling the cumulative effects of COVID-19, isolation, social unrest, and the ways in which 15 months of...

15 Thoughts While Watching "The Real Hero"
Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • May 28, 2021

The movie musical "The Real Hero" was like no other school musical I'd ever seen. The high-quality production, well-practiced actors, and detailed storyline made it clear...

Horoscopes Cause for Debate, Discussion
Sofia Perlman, News Editor • May 28, 2021

While many strongly believe in them, and others claim they are fake, horoscopes are a controversial topic. Mara Noel ‘24 says that “I don’t think they’re very accurate...of...

Resellers target high-demand brands and products to purchase and mark up to buyers
Students Make Money Reselling Clothes, Shoes
Evan Vezmar, Staff Writer • June 2, 2021

From a vast variety of methods to earn money, reselling or “sniping” has garnered interest from young adults. Sniping involves buying and reselling clothes,...

Resellers target high-demand brands and products to purchase and mark up to buyers
Students Make Money Reselling Clothes, Shoes
Nya Manneh, Contributing Writer • June 2, 2021

Gendler has had lots of success when it comes to reselling clothing. Gendler describes reselling as “buying something either for a retail price or find- ing...

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Boys Golf Looks To State Using Past Advice
Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor • June 2, 2021

It was not long ago since Derek Hitchner '18 teed off to win the Class AA State Championship in 2016. Now concluding his sophomore year at Pepperdine University, the echoes...

Five year coach Tyler Biwan says "Our guys are ones who will hang around a little bit after practice and goof around and we promote that as coaches. We want our guys to come early, stay late because being in hybrid mode right now, for many of them that’s the only time they’ll see each other everyday. We’re gracious that we get that opportunity and we harness that by hanging around pre and post practice.”
Boys Basketball Team Makes History, Gears Up For Sections
Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • March 18, 2021

     Currently ranked number four in class AA, the boys’ basketball team is making history. Not only is this the highest the team has ever been ranked, but they also...

COVID-19’s Effect on Teenagers, Socialization
COVID-19’s Effect on Teenagers, Socialization
Mallika Malaviya, Staff Writer • May 28, 2021

Although unexpected, increased isolation caused by the pandemic has resulted in teenagers becoming more social than they were previously. Being a teenager is often defined...

TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition
TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition
Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor • May 28, 2021

TikTok has exploded since its creation in 2016, and with it, the world has entered a new era in music creation. A massive component of the media sensation has been music,...

Caribou Offers Refreshing Summer Drinks
Caribou Offers Refreshing Summer Drinks
Cleo Kilpatrick , Staff Writer • May 28, 2021

Are you getting tired of ordering the same drink before school? Caribou is my go-to coffee spot, especially in the morning. I love that itís local and the baristas are usually...

Juice Cleanse Experiment
Juice Cleanse Experiment
Carly Shoemate, Contributing Writer • May 28, 2021

In January of 2020, my dad and I decided to try a juice cleanse for the first time, mostly out of curiosity. We did no research but settled on the "Take it Easy" 2 day cleanse...

Death Penalty Does Not Achieve Intended Goals
Death Penalty Does Not Achieve Intended Goals
Keaton Rannow, Staff Writer • June 2, 2021

     The death penalty is certainly an issue that poses complex legal, political, and moral questions but a closer examination of the morality of capital punishment makes...

In the late 1990s, the papaya ringspot virus almost wiped out the entire crop, until Cornell University scientists created the virus-resistant Rainbow papaya. The fruit is still enjoyed today because of genetic modification.
CRISPR-Cas9 Sequences Spark Debate Despite Potential Positive Effects for Food Industry
Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief • January 14, 2021

In an era of continual scientific advancement, we are constantly being faced with questions regarding the morality and ethicality of altering the very building blocks that...

Frederick Loew ‘22 hangs an ENO Hammock at Hidden Beach Park near Lake of the Isles. Even in colder weather, mocking can be fun if you bring blankets and warm clothes. It’s also possible to hang hammocks above  one another to create a “stack” of sorts. Although slightly dangerous, it is helpful if you are in a location that isn’t densley forested.
Warmer Weather Calls for Outdoor Activities: A Guide to Mocking
Betsy Fries , Creative Director • April 30, 2021

1. Acquire a portable hammock I highly recommend Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) brand or a knockoff from Amazon. The straps are sold separately (do not forget to buy those!) 2....

Vaccines  Bring About Side Effects
Vaccines Bring About Side Effects
Allyson Jay, Staff Writer • April 30, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has been available since early 2021 only for adults 65 years old or older, healthcare workers, anyone with underlying health conditions, and PK-12 educators....

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