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Sonia Baig ‘21 demonstrates the facial recognition technology on the iPhone X.

iPhone X’s facial recognition feature poses questions

Privacy ethics face new reality with advancing technology
Shira Aronow and Anna Johns March 7, 2018

     There has been a lot of talk surrounding the new facial recognition technology on the new iPhone X that came out early November of 2017. With the new technology, there is debate over the positives...

Profile of Elon Musk

Profile of Elon Musk

Asya Shogren, Features Editor March 7, 2018

     Elon Musk, a South African inventor and engineer, progressively strives towards bringing the world towards a technologically advanced future. Musk’s career took off when he sold his first company,...

Brunch Time: Uptown Diner

A classic restaurant where everyone can find something they like
Annika Gutzke, Contributing Writer October 3, 2017

The Uptown Diner is a great place to go for quick, delicious, classic breakfast and lunch foods. It is very reasonably priced and in close proximity of Blake Upper School! For a casual meal with friends...

The irony of volunteering for credit

The irony of volunteering for credit

Balancing pressures for volunteer work and academics proves to be problematic
Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor April 28, 2017

Volunteering is no foreign concept to students of our community. Whether it comes from a college counselor, parent, or even a friend, the pressure to give back to the community is omnipresent. The 100...

Forum's Forum

Forum’s Forum

December 9, 2016
Maya Chadda, Staff Writer December 10, 2016

Blood Drive: The blood drive was a success and met the goal of receiving 31 donations.If the student body keeps donating by april Forum will be eligible to receive $500 for reaching the requirements for...

The feminine hygine prodct dispensers are already open and free to use, however, Connor Yu believes that they should be better quality products.

Connor Yu ‘18 starts initiative to improve feminine hygiene products

Dissatisfaction with school's options has boosted Forum's participation
Grace Vojta, Staff Writer December 8, 2016

Connor Yu '18, a junior Forum representative, has recently taken initiative to improve the quality of the feminine hygiene products in the school’s female and gender non-conforming restrooms. “A friend...

Forum's Forum

Forum’s Forum

December 2, 2016
Maya Chadda, Staff Writer December 5, 2016

Academic Honesty: Forum planned to make an announcement during assembly to update the student body on Blake’s policy on cheating. Blood Drive: Last Friday’s blood drive had 32 people sign up...

Forum's Forum

Forum’s Forum

November 18, 2016
Maya Chadda, Staff Writer November 21, 2016

Biodegradable Utensils: The idea of having biodegradable utensils was proposed during this week's Forum meeting. Having biodegradable utensils would allow students to take their lunch out of the lunchroom...

Forum's Forum

Forum’s Forum

November 4, 2016
Maya Chadda, Staff Writer November 7, 2016

Fall Fest: Fall Fest was a success with students enjoying both the donuts and being let out of study hall. Some ways to improve Fall Fest for next year might be to increase student turnout for the costume...

AP Government class takes on congressional races

Students bring light to state candidates with online project
Zoe Wellik, Online Editor November 6, 2016

While all eyes have been on the presidential candidates leading up to election day, many go to the polls uninformed on their state's candidates. Even worse, candidates for other states typically remain...

Girl, Manterrupted

Acceptance of manterruption reflects the commonality of sexism in leadership positions
Zoe Wellik, Online Editor November 3, 2016

In a highly polarized culture, the minimal presence of women in positions of power does not act alone in amplifying the opinions of male peers. During all three of the presidential debates, many took to...

Forum's Forum

Forum’s Forum

October 28, 2016
Maya Chadda, Staff Writer October 31, 2016

Chess Club: Chess The Club was approved and will start this week. The club meets fridays after school and the faculty advisor is Steve. Kaback. The Chess Club would practice weekly, and participate in...

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