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Photo Challenge #3

Photo Challenge #3

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor

May 18, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while having fun to pass the time during quarantine. This theme was harder especially for the photographers...

Blake Alums Reflect on Their Returns From College and Graduate School

“This is my desk I set up here at home.”

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected each person globally in a unique way. Blake alums who are in college or graduate school has returned home due to college and university closures around the nation and worldwide. The adjustment has been significant for many, but they are continuing to study virtually...

Photo Challenge #2

Photo Challenge #2

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor

May 14, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while having fun to pass the time during quarantine. Below are the photographers submissions for the second...

Photo Challenge #1

Photo Challenge #1

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor

May 13, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while having fun to pass the time during quarantine. Below are the photographers submissions for the first...

Art Classes Rely on Creativity in Online Classes

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Caroline Hardy

May 8, 2020

At a time where isolation has become the necessary norm, many have lauded the connective power of art. Musical benefits, art shows, and crafts adorn social media, the majority with the primary purpose of helping all of us to remember that while we may be distancing, we are not alone. However, for many,...

Corona Companions Comfort Cohabitants

Corona Companions Comfort Cohabitants

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor

May 4, 2020

Meet Murphy, who is reaching for his toy. Little does he know he can’t have it because when he’s given it he barks too much. (photos 1 and 2) Reggie, the Cavipoo, recently picked up at just 8 weeks old. Reggie is a friendly and playful puppy who is excited to be a new member of the Gainsley household during quarantine. (photo 3) An...

Blake Asset Management Struggles Are Representative of Erratic U.S. Markets

The recent plunging stock market has sparked new conversations at Blake Asset Management's online meetings.

Chad Woerner, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2020

As a recession looms, Blake Upper School’s BAM (Blake Asset Management) have made serious adaptations in the transition to online learning. The open schedule on Fridays has allowed the club to continue its practice of weekly meetings by way of Zoom. But one drawback of the club is that during times...

Stock Market Crash Reveals New Strategy for Investors

The unprecedented COVID-19 has greatly affected the stock market.

Jack Prince, Managing Editor, Online Editor

April 24, 2020

For about the last 11 years, investors in the stock market have grown accustomed to high returns and a booming economy that presents itself with new jobs and companies. However, that streak has come to an end with COVID-19. The last time the stock market has undergone a recession was during 2008-2009....

Junior Elle McCarthy Combines the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship and Design

Mythos Creations features unique graphic tee shirts.

Nora Fox, Arts & Culture

April 17, 2020

When walking through the halls, it’s common to see students wearing clothing created by student run companies such as Buzz or Sadmon. Mythos Creations, created by Elle McCarthy ‘21, probably won’t be in the mix. Mythos is not any less successful or popular, but rather, this student run clothing...

Individuality Showcased on Laptop Case

Individuality Showcased on Laptop Case

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

Laptop stickers and cases are one of the most common ways students express themselves. Many students have laptop cases because they're protective and come in fun colors. Another main reason so many laptops have cases is because students are not allowed to put stickers straight on their laptops. Precious J...

Zoe Feldshon SYA China: Abbreviated Yet Impactful

Zoe Feldshon ‘21 visits the Chengde for a weekend trip. Chengde is situated in the Hebei Province, northeast of Beijing.

Caroline Hardy, Editor Emerita

March 5, 2020

"You could feel the stress in the air. But the minute we landed, the skies were blue, which we were told was not going to happen and the air felt clean, so it was like 'okay, I can do this',"  remembers Zoe Feldshon '21, recalling the 14 hour flight with 14 of her new classmates for a year of immer...

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