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Exotic vacations wear on Blake students

Exotic vacations wear on Blake students

Stuart Patterson, Editor Emeritus

April 28, 2016


Filed under Comedy

With the recent conclusion of spring break, an outbreak of exhaust from taking expensive and exotic vacations afflicted many Blake students according to recent sources. “I really just could not handle the like, 12 hour flight from here to London,” says Macy Andrews ‘17. The apparent lack of fo...

Leave the stress at home

Leave the stress at home

Penelope Winton, Opinions Editor

March 20, 2016


Filed under Comedy, OPINIONS, STUDENT LIFE

Spring break is meant to be a time of relaxation: a time to set back the clocks in your brain before fourth quarter puts them into double time. So why is it that every time I lounge on the couch watching Netflix, or tan by the pool, I find myself pondering third quarter grades and how I did on my last...

The math wing to the third floor, an arduous journey

The math wing to the third floor, an arduous journey

Chapel Puckett, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2016


Filed under Comedy

I see sun rays peak above the summit as I take a deep breath before continuing to climb. With every step my pulse gets faster, my heartbeat quickens, and I grasp for more air. Okay, sure, I wasn’t tackling a “real” mountain, but the walk from the math wing to the third floor is basically Everes...

March Madness for Dummies

March Madness for Dummies

Isaac Gittleman and Josh Power

March 19, 2016


Filed under Comedy, SPORTS

Every year you hear about March Madness, this basketball tournament where people can win tons of money. But you figure that only people who watch basketball can win. If your bar mitzvah money just ran out and you’re pushing for a little reimbursement here are some options on how to approach March Madnes...

MARCH HEADLINES

MARCH HEADLINES

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016


Filed under Comedy

Skill Quiz Retakes: A Future Me Problem Senior forgets to gets tardy pass from Ms. Henken; just tempting fate at this point Student takes out loan to buy food from a vending machine Dan Trockman breaks laptop over knee after getting yet another email from a student asking how to backup their comp...

YOU’VE GOT TO BE FORKING KIDDING

YOU’VE GOT TO BE FORKING KIDDING

Bella Burke & Martha Lucas, Staff Writers

March 10, 2016


Filed under Comedy

Let’s be real, we’ve all heard about the fork incident. Students are infuriated because there are never enough forks in the lunchroom, forcing them to scarf down their pad thai with their grimy fingers. Health hazard? Yes. Just a guess: over half of the school has contributed to this horrifying sh...

A slippery slope

A slippery slope

Maya Chadda, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2016


Filed under Comedy

I started the day as I usually do sleeping through my alarm clock, skipping breakfast, and riding with my carpool to school. I walk through the parking lot, and on to the steep slope that leads to the cross walk. I feel the ground sliding beneath me, slowly slipping, down, down, down to my inevitable...

Seniors hastily gift Wii to school

Allen Wang, contributing writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Comedy

After months of painstaking deliberation, the Senior Gift Committee chanced upon an epiphany: the gift would be a “lightly to medium-lightly” used Wii, placed in Blake’s intellectual hub – the weight room. During the final Committee meeting, when asked for his two cents on the proposal, vis...

Rejected Halloween Costumes

Rejected Halloween Costumes

Zoe Nyberg-Powell and Jack Frazee, Arts & Culture Editor and Contributing Writer

October 31, 2015


Filed under Comedy

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