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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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Vibrant student section displays immaculate support for the football team during homecoming, making the experience
better for both the athletes and fans in attendance.

School Spirit

Sonia Lerner and Anna Tao February 14, 2024

The New Phone Rules Are Good

Chloe Kern, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Cell phones have long been recognized as an impediment to learning. At school, the focus should be on providing an immersive learning environment in which students can thrive. Cell phones distract from...

An Overview of the Phone Rules

Kaining Zhang, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

As I’m sure most of us are aware of, there are new phone rules in place. In the past, students were able to bring their phone into the JNA for assemblies as long as they put them away during the actual...

Students in Mr. Barrys Visions of Realism class have a discussion, a place where AI is no help.

AI Is Harmful to Students

Zoey Ueland, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2023

“Is it convenient? Sure. But, what are we forsaking because of convenience?” Said English teacher Cory Tao. For many, ChatGPT and the ideas of generative AI were first discussed in Dec. 2022. “It...

Students study together outside the Bennett Gallery. Studying together is a great alternative to using AI.

AI Should be Used as a Tool

Gabi Marmet, Food Editor November 9, 2023

     Have you ever struggled to make a packing list for your trip, or good gift ideas for your friend or family member? Ask ChatGPT and you will know the answer. While Artificial Intelligence does have...

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...

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