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Review: Senior Seminar Fails to Impress

Miki Rierson, Editor Emeritus

May 13, 2019

Senior Seminar. Say the word to any senior and you’ll receive an amalgamation of groans, sighs, and an immediate rant regarding the string of assignments due. Complaints have been made, senior meetings with Stavney are filled with grievance after grievance, and speeches critiquing Senior Seminar unite...

A Mix of Emotions for Juice Wrld

A Mix of Emotions for Juice Wrld

Zach Slavitt, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

20-year-old rapper Juice Wrld recently released his follow up album to the critical success “Goodbye and Good Riddance.” His album, titled “Death Race for Love,” was released on March 8 and has already seen success, becoming his first album to reach number 1 on Billboard. “Death Race for...

Kaja’s Top 5: December 2018

Kaja’s Top 5: December 2018

Kaja Bingham, Columnist

December 21, 2018

Need ideas for holiday gifts this year? This list is sure to give you plenty of ideas! For Mom I'm sure you love the planet, and if your mom is a fantastic cook and loves the grocery store as much as mine does, do her a favor and get her chic and reusable produce and grocery bags. Baggu has qu...

Holiday Movies Allow Students to Unwind this Winter

Holiday Movies Allow Students to Unwind this Winter

Catherine Barry and Payton Crosby, Contributing Writers

December 18, 2018

As we head in to 2019, we could all use some time to relax from the stress of finals. These four holiday movies are great ways to spend that time. 1. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding: This movie is a sequel to A Christmas Prince, a Netflix original which follows a journalist who goes to the ...

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

Amaka Nwokocha, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018

The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr, is about a teenage girl named Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who lives in a predominantly black neighborhood with gangs, drugs, and high crime rates. She goes to a school called Williamson Prep, which is affluent and predominantly white. The school is not...

Appreciating Second Lunch

Appreciating Second Lunch

Lachen Reid, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018

The beginning of a new semester brings new classes and new teachers to students, but possibly the most important new addition to the Blake student’s life is the infamous Google document which contains the most heart-breaking or ecstasy-inducing piece of information: Whether their schedule is fille...

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

November 2, 2018

Lucy by Still Woozy My favorite song this month has to be “Lucy” by Still Woozy. The soft instrumentals and overall melancholic, intimate tone of this song radiate a sense of coziness yet also invite you to get up and dance. Put on your wool socks and move baby!   Trip by Ella Mai ...

This month with Bix

This month with Bix

David Bix, Online Columnist

October 19, 2018

This Month With Bix Music of the Month (September/October 2018): Carter V, On the Rvn, and More Summer’s over and school’s here. Late night bonfires, days at the beach, and sleeping in have been replaced by Fall sports and the everyday stress of school. Music has changed in the same way....

Fans adapt to temporary student section move

Fans adapt to temporary student section move

Zach Slavitt, News Editor

October 1, 2018

     On September 14, students showed up to the first home football game of the SMB Wolfpack eager to enjoy the game and have fun cheering on their friends.      We were surprised on arrival, however, that the designated student section had been moved from the stadium seating to behind the end...

Which bathrooms do you like?

Which bathrooms do you like?

Natallie Sabes and Amelia Reyes, Staff Writer(s)

May 25, 2018

100 people polled English Wing: 28 Art Wing: 24 All gender: 10 Math wing: 7 Science Wing: 10 Language: 19 Basement Single: 4   Bathrooms are rated by a variety of factors such as lighting, spaciousness, stockage of toilet paper, cleanliness, amount of stalls, popularity. ...

Renny’s Review

Renny’s Review

Renny Acheson, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

If you’re looking for a book that challenges the limitations of literature, Rachel Cusk’s Outline does that and more. Published in 2014, Outline follows the trip of a recently-divorced British author and professor Faye to Athens, where she is scheduled to teach a multiple-day writing course. Throughout...

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