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Things You Need to Know Today: TASC

Seniors are allowed to use the JNA during their free time, such as TASC, so long as they maintain social distance and wear masks.

Emma Martinez Sutton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

Every Friday, no matter what color group's day it is, the typical advisory block will be used instead as TASC. Originally, students were told to spend the time in their advisories, but now they will be able to meet with teachers and attend club meetings. However, freshmen have a grade meeting tomorrow...

Things You Need to Know: Up and Down Staircases

Arrows indicate the direction which students are supposed to use the stairs.

Will Rosenblum, Multi-Media Editor

September 9, 2020

Upper School Director Joe Ruggiero says that the staircases by the Junior and Senior lounges are both "up" staircases to "beat the morning rush."  As students are going up to the second floor in high numbers in the morning, Ruggiero deemed that it would be safest to split the traffic between the two...

SIAC Welcomes Students Back to School

SIAC makes fun posters to remind students to stay safe and keep their masks on. 

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

September 3, 2020

    Signs were surrounding the school to get students excited for the new school year.  ...

Blake Alums Reflect on Their Returns From College and Graduate School

“This is my desk I set up here at home.”

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected each person globally in a unique way. Blake alums who are in college or graduate school has returned home due to college and university closures around the nation and worldwide. The adjustment has been significant for many, but they are continuing to study virtually...

Photo Challenge #2

Photo Challenge #2

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor

May 14, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while having fun to pass the time during quarantine. Below are the photographers submissions for the second...

Should Stay at Home Orders Be Enacted by State or Federal Governments?

Should Stay at Home Orders Be Enacted by State or Federal Governments?

James Prince, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2020

During this COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders across many states have affected almost every aspect of daily life. But, with everything involving at least a little bit of politics, it comes with some controversy. The big question on political pundit’s minds is whether these stay at home orders shoul...

Art Classes Rely on Creativity in Online Classes

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Caroline Hardy

May 8, 2020

At a time where isolation has become the necessary norm, many have lauded the connective power of art. Musical benefits, art shows, and crafts adorn social media, the majority with the primary purpose of helping all of us to remember that while we may be distancing, we are not alone. However, for many,...

Abrupt End to Senior Year Allows Opportunity to Reflect

Assembly Moderators Lauren Smith'20 and Mathew Krelitz'20 prepare to announce senior speeches. 
 Students can still view senior speeches every Monday and Wednesday.

Drew Rosenblum, Editor Emeritus

May 4, 2020

     I don’t think anyone expected the year to end like this. Between the last day of school before spring break and the day we found out school for the foreseeable future would be online, the world slowly descended into isolation. While uncertainty had plagued our last real day of school, nothin...

Blake Asset Management Struggles Are Representative of Erratic U.S. Markets

The recent plunging stock market has sparked new conversations at Blake Asset Management's online meetings.

Chad Woerner, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2020

As a recession looms, Blake Upper School’s BAM (Blake Asset Management) have made serious adaptations in the transition to online learning. The open schedule on Fridays has allowed the club to continue its practice of weekly meetings by way of Zoom. But one drawback of the club is that during times...

Spectrum Explores the Great Outdoors

Will Rosenblum, Kunga Shidhe-Chokra, and Hank Bernhardt

April 27, 2020

Stock Market Crash Reveals New Strategy for Investors

The unprecedented COVID-19 has greatly affected the stock market.

Jack Prince, Managing Editor, Online Editor

April 24, 2020

For about the last 11 years, investors in the stock market have grown accustomed to high returns and a booming economy that presents itself with new jobs and companies. However, that streak has come to an end with COVID-19. The last time the stock market has undergone a recession was during 2008-2009....

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