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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


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

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...

Assassins Attracts Attention

Assassins Attracts Attention

Chapel Puckett, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2016


Filed under NEWS, STUDENT LIFE

Nerf guns. Spoons. Killing. Stakeouts. During fourth quarter, these words are not uncommon to students as the tradition of the game Assassins is in everyone's minds. Although the administration’s stance is clearly against the game itself, students continue to play it outside of school as they ar...

Teachers approach finals differently

Erin Wordelman, Staff writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

You wake up and realize that you have a week full of exams ahead of you, and the stress starts to kick in. All of your study guides are 10 pages long; the thought of mastering that material is daunting. Each teacher and course has the opportunity to offer a final exam of their choosing, with most op...

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...

Seeing double: the experience of having a sibling at school

Seeing double: the experience of having a sibling at school

Emily Hykes, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

While scanning the sprawling hallways and lounges of Blake, the typical scene tends to be clusters of people often organized by grade, friends, sports, or hobby. But on occasion, you may spot a dynamic duo of siblings either battling to the death or sharing a heartfelt hug. The love-hate relation...

Shifting schedules

Shifting schedules

Louis Cosentino and Matt Martinez-Sutton

March 18, 2016


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Starting next year, the school schedule will change. The administration has chosen to begin school at 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM, respectively. This will give students ten extra minutes of sleep or meeting time. Most of the student body believes that a 5-minute homeroom is more of a nuisance than a productive...

Coloring books aren’t just for little kids

Coloring books aren’t just for little kids

Morgan Sabes, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Coloring books are for adults too. You’re probably thinking, good joke. But seriously, did you know the adult coloring books have been on the rise as of late and a lot of students around you are probably taking part in this movement? Coloring books have been known to help a lot of students that ha...

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