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Kyle also loves to reread her diverse book collection and watch sports movies, one of her favorites being Rudy.

Ms. Kyle Discusses College Counseling Journey

Kyle enjoys connecting with and learning from students
Nya Manneh, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Sara Kyle, Director of College Counseling, found her passion for counseling early on. Kyle has worked at Blake as a college counselor for 19 years, but she says that she has “been in college admissions...

A Conversation With Your Counselors: Hobbies, Mental Health, Life

A Conversation With Your Counselors: Hobbies, Mental Health, Life

Rabinovitz and Adams recount their journeys of becoming counselors, how their lives have changed since
Nya Manneh, Staff Writer December 5, 2020

When it comes to her job, Counselor Jill Rabinovitz believes that the relationships she fosters with students, families, and coworkers are the most important part of her work. Rabinovitz has worked at...

The Equity Lab came from the Office of Equity and Community Engagement (OECE), pictured above. However, the Lab is only virtual.

Equity Lab Promotes Anti-racism Through Discussion

Community hopes Lab brings internal biases to light
Nya Manneh, Staff Writer November 8, 2020

With the summer Black Lives Matter movements on the forefront of everyoneís minds, the Equity Lab emerged at an ideal time. The Lab was created by Tyneeta Canonge, the Director of the Office of Equity...

Jones Eckhardt says that she would describe herself as someone who is “welcoming, engaging, funny, but stern if I have to be, approachable, empathetic, and just somebody you’d be comfortable talking with!”

Students, Teachers, Staff Welcome CJ as the new Senior Grade Dean

Jones Eckhardt excited to take on new position in Upper School
Nya Manneh, Staff Writer November 8, 2020

We have all experienced so many changes in the past six months from COVID-19 to widespread Black Lives Matter movements, so it's understandable that any more change could throw some of us off the deep...

You can make so many different bracelets with a Rainbow Loom. There are many YouTube tutorials if you don't know where to start.

Quarantine Crafts Bring Back Old Trends, Start New Ones

Crafts provide a great distraction
Nya Manneh, Staff Writer May 21, 2020

During quarantine, everyone’s day-to-day lives can get a little boring. So, to pass the time, many students are making crafts. Students have been doing anything from sewing and knitting blankets, to...

Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture

Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture

Show remains influential, popular today
Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer May 18, 2020

There is no better time to binge-watch than the present, and with school coming to a close, Gossip Girl is the perfect mental distraction for a summer at home. I started Gossip Girl in sixth-grade, and...

Kelly Dayton '22 is enjoying watching Outer Banks on Netflix.

Movies, TV Shows Offer a Great Escape

Netflix shows' popularity soars in quarantine
Maggie Seidel, Features Editor May 11, 2020

With quarantine boredom setting in, students and teachers alike are broadening their movie and TV watching horizons, exploring new genres and rewatching nostalgic and heartwarming classics. Some popular...

Laila Elbakkal '21 is sporting her Billie Eilish sweatshirt. Wearing an expressive sweatshirt or top is a great way to have fun with fashion on Zoom.

Fashion Can Still Flourish in Quarantine

Students, teachers find ways to express themselves at home
Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer May 10, 2020

Students and teachers no longer have to worry about their outfit for school. With classes now on Zoom, they are experimenting with new clothing choices. Because the camera only shows the top half of their...

“A Melting Future” by Alexa Hatcher ‘23. Acrylic on canvas.

Martha Bennett Gallery Goes Online

Curatorial Team adjusts to new reality
Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer May 3, 2020

Since the governor’s social distancing order, the Martha Bennett Gallery Curatorial Team has experienced unexpected cancelations of their exhibits and shows; in spite of these complications, they have...

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