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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...

Snow Daze Dance 2016

Snow Daze Dance 2016

Steven Nye, Photographer

March 14, 2016


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Students show prowess at Model UN conferences

Students show prowess at Model UN conferences

Sean Ericson, Copyeditor

March 10, 2016


Filed under NEWS, STUDENT LIFE

Recently, Mark Gustaferro ‘16 got to “make tons of new friends, spend a few nights in a big city [and] go to a crazy fun dance.” Caitlin Kearney ‘16 went on the same trip, in part because, she says, “[I]t’s a personal goal of mine to travel all over the world.” This wasn’t a spring-b...

The Art of Creativity

The Art of Creativity

C.C. Lucas, Managing Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, OPINIONS, STUDENT LIFE

Students are losing touch with their imagination

Independent study offers artists time to explore

Independent study offers artists time to explore

Maxine Whitely, Editor InDepth

February 8, 2016


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

“It’s a very improvisational class, to say the least,” notes Gavin Siegert ’16, one of the three members of an art independent study that came to fruition through an odd series of events. Amy Juang ’16 summarizes the path to the class’s creation: “more than 2/3 of our Design class dropped ...

Clearing up caucus confusion

Clearing up caucus confusion

Jack Barker and Maxine Whitely

February 4, 2016


Filed under NEWS, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

A check on a ballot. Though it is commonplace for Americans to vote in the presidential election every four years, the caucuses leading up to the nomination of a Republican and a Democratic candidate has the potential to perplex. In a poll of 40 students, nineteen considered themselves “politically eng...

Last chance to get to know our Guatemalan exchange students

Last chance to get to know our Guatemalan exchange students

Kaja Bingnam and Lucy Nelson, Staff Writer and News Editor

December 11, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Mafar Peleaz   Duration of stay: 8 weeks What do you think of Blake so far/what are your first impressions? I think Blake is a very challenging school, exhausting, but I’m liking it a lot. I’m really enjoying my time here. What is the name of your school back home? Colegi...

Becoming tech warriors

Becoming tech warriors

Anneliese Moore, Managing Editor

December 11, 2015


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Especially for ninth and tenth graders, getting to know the teachers outside of the six or seven classes you meet with four times a week can be difficult. However, many of these teachers who you might not see every day can be of great help to you, in regard to technology and research questions. The fac...

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