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Scooters on the move

Scooters on the move

Jonah Halper, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH

Bird along with Lime, Skip, and Spin, are some of the leading companies for scooter rental. Bird, on their mobile app, describes the scooters as something that you can use for "your work commute, across college campuses, with friends, or simply just to spread your wings and get some fresh air!" All of ...

Mahoney Making Progress in Cancer Treatment

Mahoney Making Progress in Cancer Treatment

Anna Johns and Kendall Phillips

November 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

When strolling through the math wing on an average day, whether leaving lunch or retaking skill quizzes, you may feel a missing presence. Ryan Mahoney, one of upper school math teachers, has been on leave so that he can focus on his health. According to his Caring Bridge site, Mahoney was diagnosed wi...

Transitioning from Daily Bulletin to BearHug

Transitioning from Daily Bulletin to BearHug

Miki Rierson, Arts and Culture Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under NEWS, News Briefs

Everyday at 3:05 p.m., Blake Upper School students have received Daily Bulletin email in their inbox, courtesy of Betty Brown. But this year, this tradition has been done away with: the bulletin has been eliminated and all announcements will be on BearHug, the student created online scheduling and announ...

Venmo and Apple pay gain popularity among teenagers

Venmo and Apple pay gain popularity among teenagers

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH

Walking down to the depths of school, a student whips out her phone. Opening her mobile wallet, she types in the vending machine code and quickly scans her phone screen. Her Pop-Tarts fall out and she walks away with breakfast without having to dig for loose change.     This streamlined breakfast purchase...

Legacy Day changes location due to construction

Will Rosenblum, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

This year’s Legacy day will differ in structure because of the construction on the Hopkins campus.   Legacy day, an annual event at the beginning of each year where grades one through twelve come together to complete various service activities, is usually held solely at the middle and lower sch...

Student section relocates due to construction

Student section relocates due to construction

Alyssa Story, Managing Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under News Briefs

On Friday, Sep. 14 Wolfpack SMB had its first home game at the Hopkins Campus. Due to construction on the campus, the student section was moved to the endzone of the field, much to the dismay of many students. In attempt to voice their concerns, students tried to relocate to the space traditionally used...

Rower Reflects on her Sport

Rower Reflects on her Sport

Yeukai Zimbwa, Copyeditor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News Briefs

Annika Gutzke ‘19 started rowing competitively during the summer after her eighth grade year. She remembers sitting in class one day and thinking to herself, “I’m tall; I should row.” She was also drawn to the sport because of the scholarships available for students who excel in the art of r...

Taylor competes in Junior Snowboarding World Championships

Taylor competes in Junior Snowboarding World Championships

Brent Florine, Opinions Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, TOP STORIES

Will Taylor ‘19 competed in the Junior Snowboarding World Championships in Cardrona, New Zealand in early September, placing 28th in the parallel giant slalom event and 34th in the parallel slalom event. “I was super happy with my performance,” said Taylor. He was one of only four Americans ...

Ultimate Team Splits into Two

Ultimate Team Splits into Two

Carter Puckett, Photo Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, TOP STORIES

Starting this year, the Blake Ultimate team is splitting up. Sarah Yousha '20 and Jing Jing Munson ‘21 are leading the charge. Yousha says, “We are trying to create an atmosphere that allows for more girl attendants." The Blake Ultimate team will be separating into two teams, Girls and Boys...

New Furniture Installed

New Furniture Installed

Zach Slavitt, News Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, News Briefs

New furniture was installed in the math wing over the summer. These couches and chairs replaced the old, torn up couches that used to be in their place. The furniture, located near the Eastern staircase has been a place many students use to study or relax. That being said, certain students don’t love ...

Eminem’s new album sparks controversy

Eminem’s new album sparks controversy

Josh Power, Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under News Briefs

On August 31, 45-year-old rapper Eminem dropped his album Kamikaze, a collection mostly dedicated to detailing his comeback from retirement, improvement from his last album Revival, and addressing critiques from fellow rappers. Despite being dropped without warning, the album was extremely successful...

A Capella Choir Vice Presidents announced for 2018-2019 school year

Jack Prince, Sci-Tech Editor

September 15, 2018


Filed under News Briefs

The A Cappella Choir is an all gender advanced choir at the Blake Upper School. Each year, 2 representatives are chosen to lead various activities in the choir. These positions are the Vice Presidents. All 36 members of the A Cappella Choir select their top 2 candidates that they would want to see fil...

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