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Martha, Kaback team up to bring new era of boys’ volleyball

Zachary Marmet, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


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As the excitement from Power Puff football dies down, junior boys have decided to bring back that same idea in a new way with the creation of the Blake Boys’ Volleyball team. Boys’ volleyball is new to Blake, but that doesn’t stop founder and captain Alex Martha '19 and coach Steve Kaback from ha...

Sophomore dean Mr. Canfield explained

Madeline Meskan, Contributing Writer

December 10, 2017


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Mr. Canfield, the new Dean for the Class of 2020 and freshman biology teacher, is enthusiastic to bring his Harvard experience as well as naturalist experience to Blake. One of Mr. Canfield’s goals is to bring a new perspective to Blake about how sophomores prepare themselves for college. Having b...

Eboo Patel speaks on interfaith cooperation, acceptance

Eboo Patel speaks on interfaith cooperation, acceptance

Kaitlyn Saldanha, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


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Eboo Patel spoke on November 15 on religious pluralism and interfaith cooperation. Emphasizing on the power of finding inspiration in varying faith leaders, he uses stories of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to urge the audience to pay attention to the ways in which political ...

New exhibit in the Bennett Gallery entitled “Water: Blake and Beyond”

November 29, 2017


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The new exhibit in the Bennett Gallery entitled "Water: Blake and Beyond" will be on display until December 2nd when the pieces will be sold. All proceeds will go towards building a sustainable water filtration system in Bogotà Colombia. ...

Shenelle Haines

Shenelle Haines

Josie Lagerstrom and Fiona Duffy

November 20, 2017


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Shenelle Haines was the Blake Tech Department's new edition last year. She worked at Circuit City as a manager, and then as an Apple Genius for eight years, most of the time as a Genius Leader. Working in a male dominated industry did not keep her down, as she worked as an administrator in charge of...

Eboo Patel discusses pluralism during Symposium

Rex Shen, News Editor

November 16, 2017


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Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

William Lyman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


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Phan Thi Kim Phúc, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, published author,  international speaker, and founder of a successful nonprofit visited Blake on Wednesday, October 11.  After surviving a napalm bombing on her village at the age of nine, she sustained injuries that marked the beginning of an inspirati...

Eva Motolinia: undefined by disability

Eva Motolinia: undefined by disability

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

October 31, 2017


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Were you nervous prior to delivering your speech? Oh, yes. I have stage fright, but what was scary about giving a speech about my disability was that I’ve never really talked about it openly with other people other than my really close friends. I don’t even have to talk about it with my family becau...

The Las Vegas shooting confronts gun-control debate

Joshua Enebo, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2017


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      On the night of October 1, 2017, a shooter opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay across the street from the Route 91 Harvest Festival during which Jason Aldean was performing. Veterans and citizens worked together to remedy the scene, send survivors to help and care for the wounde...

All genders welcome: Bathrooms to accommodate Blake’s spectrum of identities

All genders welcome: Bathrooms to accommodate Blake’s spectrum of identities

Kelly Brakken, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


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This archived article was originally published in the print edition of Spectrum on October 28, 2014. It is important for Blake to be an inclusive community for all people. Through clubs such as GSA and Justice League, we have begun to build a (small, imperfect) support group for minority students. All o...

Blake Bears Basketball season forthcoming! Stay tuned.

Rex Shen, News Editor

October 19, 2017


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For the fall season will come to its end, the winter season will begin. Check out the Blake Bears Basketball team coming soon... ...

Profile: Abby Barney

Profile: Abby Barney

Fiona Duffy, Photo Editor

October 17, 2017


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As Jonathan Osters, current math teacher, takes paternity leave following the birth of his son, Abby Barney will take his place for the next six weeks. Barney will teach two sections of AP Statistics.

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