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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial

February 17, 2024

Why do people break rules? How should these rules be enforced? How should privileges be awarded? Rules that seem simple, such as cleaning up your lunch table, not using the elevator and not leaving campus...

Left on Read

Mackenzie Higgins, Editer Emerita February 16, 2024

Like many seniors, the dawn of 2024 has a lot of significance for me. Perhaps second to graduation and college, 2024 also means my last year of ski racing, my retirement.  I started skiing at age three...

To Say What the Law Is - John Marshall

To Say What the Law Is – John Marshall

Kevin Bizily, Columnist February 8, 2024

Mickey Mouse, created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928, has over the last century become one of the most recognizable and popular cartoon characters in the world. Now, as of January 1, 2024, the anthropomorphic...

Rather than empty space, Hollander recommends “to have pretty stuff on the walls, not have it be cluttered. Have some beauty.”

Study Space Superior to Lockers

Evan Vezmar, Editor Emeritus February 5, 2024

My previous English teachers have been fans of small group discussions where we go into the hall to talk about our book for a few minutes. However, the glaring issue on the third floor has been the lack...

Gay and Mahoney attended Exeter Academy together. Gay was a staff writer for the Exonian, the Exeter Academy student newspaper, wrote Mahoney via email.

Colleges Must Decide Where to Draw Line

Gabriella Marmet, Managing Editor February 2, 2024

Claudine Gay, previous president of Harvard, was pressured to resign from her position due to findings of poorly handling questions about anti-semitism on campus as well as plagiarism. Gay was the first...

Skipping School to Drive: Life-Long Skill Worth More Than Class?

Skipping School to Drive: Life-Long Skill Worth More Than Class?

Shruti Balachander, Staff Writer December 13, 2023

Driving is something that a number of people look forward to from the moment they enter high school. The idea of being able to go anywhere without parental supervision is appealing to many people as they...

A Christmas decoration angrily advocates for the postponement of winter holiday celebrations at least until Thanksgiving is over. Some argue that Christmas preparations can begin immediately after Halloween, but Thanksgiving is often a benchmark for starting holiday facilities.

Do Not Forget About Thanksgiving This Winter

Kaining Zhang, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

After Halloween, there are still nearly two months until Christmas, and yet, walking in the hallways, Christmas seems to be the only thing plaguing our minds. The decorations we’re hanging up, the presents...

Staff Editorial

The Spectrum Staff December 2, 2023

In the Upper School community there is a fear of sharing opinions and conversations about controversial topics. This issue doesn’t just apply to the current conflict in Israel; it also applies to other...

PETA Protests Take a Step Backward

PETA Protests Take a Step Backward

Sam Tomczik, Business Manager November 7, 2023

Pools of fake blood, humans dressed as mice in dunk tanks, and a “lifelike baby” on a hot grill; these are some of PETA’s recent protests that have made headlines and stomachs turn. People for...

Sickness Culture Worsens Stress

Sickness Culture Worsens Stress

Amelia Bush, Managing Editor November 4, 2023

Have you ever found yourself crammed in a tight, sweaty math classroom with no air conditioning when four people at your table start violently hacking in your face? Chances are, you have. Sickness at...

Sports Support Shows School Gender Problems

Sports Support Shows School Gender Problems

Gabby Geer, Contributing Writer October 5, 2023

On Sept. 14, the Blake Boys Soccer Team was seen getting on an air conditioned coach bus, while across the street, Blake Girls Tennis (BGT) was yelled at for asking the bus driver to wait for the coaches...

Legacy Day Loses Connection

Legacy Day Loses Connection

Anna Tao, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

The former, longer version of Legacy Day was one of the most pinnacle days that described Blake school culture. Older generations of Upper school students were able to impart knowledge onto younger generations-...

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