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Students reminisce on global immersion trips to Cuba, Vietnam

Drew Rosenblum, Opinions Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Student Life

From June 11- July 3, 2017, a group of Blake students traveled to the bustling city of Hanoi, the lively city of Saigon, and the peaceful and quiet rural areas of both sides of the country. Julia Abraham ‘19, a student on the trip, gives a summary of what they did on the Vietnam trip.  She says...

Bullet Journaling

Bullet Journaling

Zoe Wellik, In-Depth Editor

April 28, 2017


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Changing the community one blanket at a time

Changing the community one blanket at a time

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Last month, Sam Monahan '18 stood in front of Forum to present her idea: a club focused on helping others feel just a little more at ease in unfortunate circumstances. With all of the clubs at school focused on generally academic or athletic goals, she wanted to bring back a school-wide focus on benevolenc...

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Graduation requirements include art. Senior speeches are frequently given on the perks of taking art courses and branching out through classes from Drawing and Painting to Ceramics. The visual arts are well supported in our community. More than just that, musical arts courses are offered as well; ch...

Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy

Drew Rosenblum, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

Legacy Day is the only day of the year where all three campuses of The Blake School including every grade (1 through 12), over 100 volunteers, and every single faculty member all get together and help give back to the community through service.      For one day out of the 277 we are in school, the entire student ...

Students toil with term usage

Students toil with term usage

Gemily Wang, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


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Political correctness and word choice have been very important to Blake’s community. Now, Blake questions whether as a school and community the use of terms freshmen or ninth graders differs at all or fails to keep up with the times. When ten freshmen and two upperclassmen were interviewed, a bit ...

Teens engage in the election

Teens engage in the election

November 3, 2016


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With the General Elections featuring the Presidential Election right around the corner, politics are on the foreground of many people's thoughts. This year’s controversial candidates have raised tensions more so than usual. Aditya Shekhar ‘18 says, “Tempers are flared.” With these issues in our society being ...

Grade Retreats

Grade Retreats

Elisa Lopez, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Student Life

In the second week of school, students split up to attend grade retreats guided by their deans and advisors. Although the retreats were separated by grade, they were consistent in their effort to build community amongst students. For freshman there were advisory and group based activities. The grade ret...

Blake Debate goes abroad

Blake Debate goes abroad

Chapel Puckett, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

It seems as though Blake Debate is constantly bringing home new trophies and accolades due to the exceptional work of its team members and coaches; now, though, Blake Debate is going abroad. Ellie Grossman ‘17 has been named one of the 9 members of the 2016 National Debate Team. Grossman applied for th...

Grade retreats

September 5, 2016


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Justice League tackles Trump at recent discussion

Zoe Wellik, Arts and Culture editor

May 25, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

On Thursday, May 19, Justice League met to discuss Donald Trump. Do experiences influence Trump supporters over facts? Are Donald Trump supporters anti-government? Does Trump really “tell it like it is”?  All of these questions acted as bases for their discussion. Meeting in the Cherne Forum durin...

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