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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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Pop Music

Pop Music

Kaining Zhang, Staff Writer May 27, 2023

Out of all the songs on the Billboard Hot 100, at least half of them are some form of pop music. Personally, I think this statistic is deserved, because pop is my favorite genre. Pop stands for popular,...

Classical Music

Classical Music

Evan Vezmar, Managing Editor May 27, 2023

The genre of classical music holds many connotations, and for some reason, they are not always positive. I have heard on countless occasions how classical music is boring, often too long and disengaging,...

“Boy Meets World” first aired Sep. 24,1993. The show begins with the character Cory Matthews having a complex
relationship with his middle school teacher, but by the end, the show tackled many serious issues including child abuse, alcoholism, cheating, and cults. Its spin off, “Girl Meets World” dealt with its own set of issues, but none quite as serious,
because it was a Disney Channel show. Marilyn Monroe wore her infamous Jean Louis dress in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to President
John F. Kennedy. Monroe asked for the dress to be designed to make her appear naked on stage. This moment led to both John and Robert Kennedy cutting her off as they were worried their affair would become public. It did cause controversy, making it significant within American pop culture history. This performance was one of her last as she died 3 months after.
“Ripley’s Believe It or Not” bought the dress at an auction for $4,810,000 making it the most expensive dress to be sold.

Revivals Prove Off-Putting, Pointless

Ainsley Pflaum, Contributing Writer March 4, 2023

Old clothes, music, and sayings always tend to come back from previous generations, but to what extent should we reboot from the past? Rebooting old styles of clothes, music genres, and interior design...

The Ugg boot began as
a popular surfing shoe
in Australia during the
1960s; however, the style
of the boot, with sheep-
skin and leather is said to
have been created in the
1800s. The name “Ugg”
didn’t exist until the
1960s. Now these boots
have become a winter staple, perfect for loung-
ing around in or going to
school in.

Relevance, Modernity Prevails

Eva Stegic, Arts & Culture Editor March 4, 2023

Imagine you hear an announcement from your favorite show, clothing item, or book, saying that there will be a sequel or reboot, a phenomenon that has become increasingly popular. There have been some terrible...

Personality Types Recharge Differently

Personality Types Recharge Differently

Grace Gullickson, Contributing Writer January 28, 2023

  What makes an extrovert an extrovert? Merriam-Webster defines it as this: “a typically gregarious and unreserved person who enjoys and seeks out social interaction." Growing up I always wanted to...

Summer allows time to visit college campuses, something that is not always possible during the school year.

Summer Allows Time to Work Ahead

Maggie Seidel, Editor Emeritus June 1, 2022

The three months of summer vacation offer the opportunity to explore your extracurricular interests in the professional sector and are the ideal environment to refine your own personal interests. This...

Students use summer to relax, and partake in hobbies.

Relaxing After School Year Proves Vital

Max Yousha June 1, 2022

Students spend about nine months in school every year, and only about three months having a summer. That means that with winter and spring breaks, students are in school about two thirds of a year. In...

Attending Camp During Summer Creates Memorable Experiences

Attending Camp During Summer Creates Memorable Experiences

Gabi Marmet, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

Do you have a summer camp that you look forward to going to all year? I keep a countdown on my phone that tells me exactly how many days there are until I go back. Going to a camp over the summer is one...

Math Approaches Events Differently

Cleo Kilpatrick, Sports Editor May 31, 2022

Have you realized that more current events are talked about in your social studies or english classes versus your science and math classes? Have you wondered why that is or said to yourself we should be...

Ben Cady teaches 9th grade World History, a class where current events are incorporated into the curriculum.

News Maintains Important Position

Oscar Walsh, Staff Photographer May 31, 2022

Current events are constantly an important part of our daily lives. Today, there are so many events to try to keep up with. To list a few, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S political updates, COVID-19...

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