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Anderson’s Input: Iranian conflict on verge of war

Anderson’s Input: Iranian conflict on verge of war

Anderson Blum, Columnist

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 of the United States to avoid direct conflict with Iran and instead focus on stabilizing the rest o...

Anderson’s Input

Anderson’s Input

Anderson Blum, Columnist

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 struggle for power. This year in Hong Kong, we are seeing the first major proxy confrontation...

Cafeteria Should try Meatless Days

Cafeteria Should try Meatless Days

Lexi Dietz, Columnist

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 effects of the livestock industry, and the ethical reasoning behind not eating animals, the argumen...

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Isaac Gittleman, Columnist

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 on it, I called into question this community that has supported me for so long, and that’s im...

Local Produce Worth Extra Cost

Local Produce Worth Extra Cost

Lexi Dietz, Columnist

April 22, 2019

Even tough it might be more expensive, buying local produce pays off through environmental benefits

Frustration on Registration

Frustration on Registration

Catherine Barry, Staff Writer

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 their interests and the ‘harder’ classes such as APs and Honors they wish to take. Choosing ...

The Bachelor Initiates Amusing Conversations with Fabricated Expectations

The Bachelor Initiates Amusing Conversations with Fabricated Expectations

Maggie Seidel, Staff Writer

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 upon their unabated engagement and excitement. However, we must recognize the importance of sep...

Netflix’s Global Dominance is Bad for Producers

Netflix’s Global Dominance is Bad for Producers

Will Rosenblum, Staff Writer

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. The problem begins in the power that Netflix holds over creators by keeping data on the demographics...

Burnout and Branding

Burnout and Branding

William Lyman, Co-Editor-in-Chief | Indepth Editor

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 to prepare for upcoming tests and projects. Throughout my day I’m constantly running around juggl...

Kaja’s Top Five: Spring Break Essentials

Kaja’s Top Five: Spring Break Essentials

Kaja Bingham, Columnist

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 your body in the best light. It comes in two tints one for lighter skin and one for a darker com...

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Isaac Gittleman, Online Editor

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 outfit with khakis, one of several brands street shoes (e.g. converse, sperry, adidas, NMD, Ultra Boos...

This month with Bix

This month with Bix

David Bix, Online Columnist

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 releases of October including Tha Carter V from Lil Wayne, Young Thug’s EP of the year candid...

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