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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...

SIAC hosts game day, nurtures school bonding

Averi Sullivan, Multimedia Editor | News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, STUDENT LIFE

On September 4, Blake’s SIAC representatives hosted a game day for the student body in place of assembly that included volleyball, minute to win it, and more party games. In reflection on the event, Kaja Bingham ‘19, a SIAC member, comments, “Creating spaces where people are allowed to connect in an...

Theater productions announced

Theater productions announced

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, TOP STORIES

The Upper School Fall Play and Spring Musical were announced to be Rumors, and Fiddler on the Roof to the Upper School Thespians by theater director Diane Landis on Wednesday, September 5, during TASC. Rumors, a farcical play written by playwright Neil Simon, will be performed in November with a...

Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Maya Chadda, Editor-in-Chief | Opinions Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

On August 30, Ben Lee '19, the 2017 National Student Poet representative for the Midwest region, traveled to Washington D.C to welcome the incoming National Student Poets for 2018 at the National Library of Congress. The National Student Poets Program receives over 20,500 works and from the initial subm...

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

William Lyman, Features Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Artwork @ Blake, NEWS, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

Returning to the Martha Bennett Gallery is the “Back to School” exhibition, curated by Sara Gregor ‘19 and Azalea Hallin-Graber ‘19. The installation features all forms of art created and submitted by students during the summer season, a diverse collection of personal expression. The exhibit...

News Brief: Students elect CJB and Forum members

News Brief: Students elect CJB and Forum members

Anderson Blum, Reviews Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS, News Briefs, TOP STORIES

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, CJB and forum student elections were held. The class of 2022 heard and voted for candidates to represent the freshman class in forum, the student governing body; electing three candidates for one-year terms. The classes of 2021, 2020, and 2019 voted for members of CJB, t...

News brief: Cyrus Northrop Lounge renovations

News brief: Cyrus Northrop Lounge renovations

Sarina Dev, Creative Director

September 7, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, TOP STORIES

Excellence Accelerated, the financial campaign for updated facilities at the Hopkins campus, has resulted in delays to the renovations for the Cyrus Northrop Lounge. Despite the senior class of 2018’s gift for a renovated senior lounge, the Cyrus Northrop Lounge, commonly referred to as the senior loung...

Rejuvenating Buzz Around School

May 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Beekeeping Club presents a unique opportunity open to all with absolutely no experience necessary. The club offers exciting opportunities to be up close with the bees as well as watch from a distance.             So far, the club has been meeting sporadically, based on the fluctuating we...

Assassins accidents cause rules to change

Assassins accidents cause rules to change

Josh Power, Reviews Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under NEWS, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Assassins, a Nerf battle royale in which students compete for glory and prizes among their fellow classmates, is a unique, highly competitive game played at high schools across the country. The premise is that students form teams and pay a fee to play, "killing" other participants by shooting them w...

Student-directed plays engage students in unique ways

Student-directed plays engage students in unique ways

William Lyman, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Every spring students embark on the challenging, at times stressful, experience of acting or directing a Student Directed Play. Completely organized and executed by student directors, the program takes place over a couple weeks in April. During these weeks of auditions, direction, rehearsals, tech rehears...

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