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Diwali, Hindu Lunar Solar Month Kartika Cooking: Recipes

Diwali, Hindu Lunar Solar Month Kartika Cooking: Recipes
Food from Hindu homes around the world
November 10, 2020

Main dish: Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji (Potato Tomato Curry) Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 mins  4 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp oil 1 bay leaf 1 inch cinnamon 2 pods cardamom pinch...

Young Joni Impresses

Young Joni's Korean BBQ pizza.
Bold flavors, takeout ease yields positive experience
November 9, 2020

Young Joni, owned by Chef Ann Kim, offers a twist on regular pizza. Their wood-fired pizzas are globally-inspired, bringing a variety of flavors. The different types of pizzas had surprising ingredients...

Students, Teachers, Staff Welcome CJ as the new Senior Grade Dean

Jones Eckhardt excited to take on new position in Upper School
October 1, 2020

We have all experienced so many changes in the past six months, from COVID-19 to widespread Black Lives Matter movements, so it is understandable that any more change could throw some of us off the deep...

Hybrid Learning Cooks Up Problems, Frustration in Cafeteria

Seniors enjoy their lunch in the lunchroom. Unlike juniors and sophomores, seniors are allowed to eat in the courtyard or go to the senior lounge when they’re finished. They find this time helps them stay on top of their schoolwork and college applications.
Lunch changes lead to safety concerns, complaints
October 1, 2020

Although the new lunchroom changes are to ensure safety and social distancing, there is a social aspect of school that is lost. Bailey Abraham ‘21 attests to this sentiment, stating, “[the new protocols]...

Quarantine Close-Up Challenge

Use the hints to figure out what the photos are
May 6, 2020

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Herd Mentality Causes Unneeded Panic

Empty shelves like these at Jerrys have become commonplace.
Covid-19 has caused many products to become hard to find
April 24, 2020

     Picture this, you walk into Target. You go to pick out your favorite toilet paper… Charmin Ultra Soft. You're looking for the Charmin Ultra Soft Mega Roll since not only do you get more paper,...

Movie Studios Jeopardized by COVID-19, Streaming Services Profit

The shutdown of theaters means a loss of revenue for new major films
April 24, 2020

Everything and everyone has been impacted by COVID-19. The entertainment industry has been rocked by its foundations. It will likely never be the same again. From massive studios postponing or fully canceling...

Zooming With Advisory

Ian Acheson takes a picture of Walt advisory on their inaugural Zoom meeting.
Excess time allows for new activities
April 22, 2020
As synchronous learning begins on April 6, Kjirsten Walt’s junior advisory meets during their designated time to check-in with each other and plan events for future advisory meetings.

Go Grab A Book!

March 12, 2020
Exploring the downfall of reading outside of school during high school.

Ugg Transforms Popular Designs

Ugg Transforms Popular Designs
Style, purpose changes over time
March 9, 2020

In the mid-2000s, Ugg was one of the most fashionable shoe brands. During this time, the variety of Uggs was incredible ranging from boots of varying heights and styles to slippers. These shoes appealed...

Unlimited Opportunities in Store

Unlimited Opportunities in Store
Why students claim 5 Below is "Best Store Ever"
February 7, 2020

If you’re searching for a store that can satisfy your every need, with an unprecedented range of products at a generous price, look no further than your local 5 Below. The bright colors, friendly workers,...

Teachers, Students Acknowledge Necessity of Paper Use

Teachers, Students Acknowledge Necessity of Paper Use
Conscious paper use becomes norm
December 9, 2019

Every day at Blake the printers are constantly pumping out essays, pictures, worksheets, diagrams, handouts, schedules, and more. Students and staff go through hundreds, if not thousands of pieces of paper...

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