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BEARdecott Award Begins. Olson and Buchanan preparing for Seattle.

BEARdecott Award Begins. Olson and Buchanan preparing for Seattle.

Miki Rierson, Nadia Lee, Editors

January 23, 2019


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Voting has begun for annual BEARdecott award and will continue until January 23rd. The BEARdecott award is a contest for children’s picture books at Blake, which the Lower School students call, “Everyone books,” and was modeled after the annual Caldecott award, an annual award celebrating the be...

Wethington Returns from Competition

Wethington Returns from Competition

Anderson Blum, Brian Brener, Editors

January 22, 2019


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Audrey Wethington ‘20 returned yesterday from the Women’s Under-18 World Hockey Championship in Obihiro, Japan. She was on team USA and the team finished second place to Canada in the tournament. On the experience, Wethington says “It was very humbling to be a part of a national team. It was g...

Transitioning from Daily Bulletin to BearHug

Transitioning from Daily Bulletin to BearHug

Miki Rierson, Arts and Culture Editor

October 3, 2018


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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...

Student section relocates due to construction

Student section relocates due to construction

Alyssa Story, Managing Editor

September 25, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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