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Brian’s Boom or Bust Breakdown

Brian’s Boom or Bust Breakdown

Brian Brener, Columnist

September 17, 2018


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Underhyped Chris Hogan Despite his background being in Lacrosse, Chris Hogan is bound for a big year as he enters his third year with Bill Bellichek and the New England Patriots. With Brandin Cooks in Los Angeles and Julian Edelman suspended the first four games, Hogan is bound to be Tom Bra...

Trump, Sinclair Broadcasting, and the dangerous power of media conglomerates

Trump, Sinclair Broadcasting, and the dangerous power of media conglomerates

Drew Rosenblum, News Editor

April 16, 2018


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Now I’m sure many readers are wondering what the quote from above is. Many have probably heard of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s supposedly controversial message, which some pundits are calling dangerous to our democracy. The quote above is the entire message that Sinclair Broadcasting Group pla...

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Jai Kademani, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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In recent years, the conversation surrounding college players has been expanding, and amid the current NCAA FBI investigation, this debate has only grown larger. College athletes have been playing without pay for years, but is it time for change? Not only would paying players paint the NCAA in a mor...

Zach’s Guide to March Madness

Zach Marmet, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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Just like every other year, this year I started off March without having watched a single game of college basketball. I don’t plan or do any sort of serious research for March Madness. If you asked me, I probably couldn’t tell you a single player on most of the teams in the tournament. But that’s...

Isaac’s Input: The Power of a Sports Fan

Isaac Gittleman, Online Editor

March 16, 2018


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When Chloe Kim, a 17 year old American snowboarder, dominated competition in the halfpipe at the recent Pyeongchang olympics, I sat on my couch proud and inspired. I have very little in common other than age and home country, but felt connected through a sense of patriotism nonetheless. Nationalism has a ...

Journalism contributes to idolization of school shooters

Journalism contributes to idolization of school shooters

Drew Rosenblum, News Editor

March 14, 2018


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There’s a serious issue with school shootings in America, and part of that stems from an ancillary subject no one is talking about. Aside from the gun control debate, there is a serious problem with the journalism covering it. Every shooting sets off a clickstorm of searches of the shooters’ name and...

Rap’s lack of lyrical significance

Gavin McDonough, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2017


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Mumble rap has grown on me as a over the years with artists such as 21 Savage and Desiigner stumbling their way both into relative coherence and into my heart. These artists may not be deep or insightful, but the men can make songs, and damn catchy ones at that. But you see, there’s a slight flaw i...

Kodak Black, defining a generation

Noah Ragan, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2017


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Mumble rap is a new genre of music that has surfaced in recent years and has been defined as “incoherent, absolute garbage for an entire album/track, destroying rap as a genre” (via Urban Dictionary). The notion of “mumble rap” as a genre that  lacks  lyrical originality is flawed. The harsh cr...

Religion: An Opportunity For Learning

Religion: An Opportunity For Learning

December 7, 2017


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As a college preparatory school that is not affiliated with any religion, Blake prides itself on pluralism and academic excellence. Although Blake is indeed not a religious institution, many students, teachers, and faculty members alike practice a wide variety of religions. Dialogue tends to be evaded mor...

Swearing culture, in hallways, in classrooms

Maya Chadda and Josh Enebo

November 3, 2017


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Swearing has the ability to unify teens due it being something we all, more or less, have gotten in trouble for, be it from parents, teachers, or friends. At school specifically, the comments from students who choose to swear can be dismissed due to others perceiving their ideas as undeveloped. Swearing ...

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