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Anderson’s Input: Iranian conflict on verge of war

Anderson’s Input: Iranian conflict on verge of war
October 12, 2019

The recent escalation of tensions between the governments of Iran and the United States is worrisome, considering Iranís nuclear potential and Donald Trumpís unpredictability. It is in the best interests...

Anderson’s Input

Anderson's Input
Political turmoil in China begins new era
September 25, 2019

For decades while China has been achieving incredible economic growth, observers have been wearily expecting the nation to reach its full potential and come head-to-head with the United States in the global...

Cafeteria Should try Meatless Days

On Wednesday, May 8 the vegetarian option was a veggie pita sandwich.
"Meatless Mondays" could benefit school, environment
May 13, 2019

Recently, many Senior Speeches have highlighted the positive effects of going vegetarian, or even “vegetarian-ish”. From the many health benefits that come with starting a plant-based diet, the negative...

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange
Reflecting on Senior Speeches, Service, and Community at Blake
May 13, 2019

In my 14 years at Blake, the community is what has supported me through ups and downs, given me perspective, and helped me to start giving back. In listen to Ben Lee’s recent senior speech and reflecting...

Local Produce Worth Extra Cost

Smaller scale gardens that grow herbs and vegetable are an excellent way to avoid the problems of imported crops.
Even though it might be more expensive, buying local produce pays off through environmental benefits
April 22, 2019
Even tough it might be more expensive, buying local produce pays off through environmental benefits

Frustration on Registration

Frustration on Registration
The difficulty of balancing interests and the pressures of taking hard classes
March 15, 2019

Concerned students’ faces rush around to find their deans during the time frame of the few weeks when course registration is open. They desperately attempt to select classes while taking into account...

The Bachelor Initiates Amusing Conversations with Fabricated Expectations

The Bachelor Initiates Amusing Conversations with Fabricated Expectations
How reality TV creates unrealistic and unhealthy ideals for relationships
March 14, 2019

As the twenty-third season of "The Bachelor," starring Colton Underwood, former NFL player and contestant on Rebecca Kufrin’s Bachelorette season, culminates, viewers are given an opportunity to reflect...

Netflix’s Global Dominance is Bad for Producers

Netflix’s Global Dominance is Bad for Producers
Netflix keeping data on the demographics of viewers creates difficulty for producers
March 14, 2019

In 2019, Netflix had nearly 150 million users, cementing itself as an important part of the film industry today. Despite its success, Netflix’s popularity has deeply damaged the film and media industry....

Burnout and Branding

Burnout and Branding
The workaholic lifestyle creating exhausted students
March 13, 2019

I am tired; not in a way that an extra couple hours of sleep can fix. I have simply burned out. At this point in my life, it appears as if I exist to produce, to work. I wake up hours before school begins...

Kaja’s Top Five: Spring Break Essentials

Kaja's Top Five: Spring Break Essentials
Five items that will transform your beach vacation
March 11, 2019

1. GlowMotions glow oils by Sol de Janeiro In Brazil, glowing, highlighted skin is a year round obsession and a huge beauty secret. These glow oils fully capture the ultimate glow, highlight, and smooth...

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange
Using clothing as an outlet for expression
February 19, 2019

In a recent conversation in the football locker room with a teammate from Minnehaha, I was reminded of just how similar guys at Blake dress. It seems that the vast majority of us wear a somewhat similar...

This month with Bix

This month with Bix
Best Music of November 2018: Juice, Tyler, Bellion, Metro Boomin and more
November 29, 2018

This Month With Bix Best Music of November 2018: Juice, Tyler, Bellion, Metro Boomin and more November was overall a pretty average month for music. Admittedly, it is tough to follow the extraordinary...

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