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Snow Days Remain Important, Offering Needed Breaks, Relaxation

Snow Days Remain Important, Offering Needed Breaks, Relaxation

Snow days give students time to unwind
Anna Johns, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Snow days are peaks in our memories' terrains: they mark days of unexplainable sleepiness, joy, laziness, and serenity. Wyatt Dayhoff '22 explains that snow days are "a glorified day off." He goes on to...

Wuollet Bakery is one of the many local businesses Emily Anderson ‘22 shops at in her community as a way to show support and gratitude during these challenging times.

Students Support Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Organizations assist to prevent closures
Shira Aronow and Anna Johns December 7, 2020

Small businesses are struggling during the pandemic, but Blake students supporting these local gems offer insight into how community members can help. Taara Verma '24, an intern for Coimatan, describes...

Lack of Canvas Consistency Sparks Confusion Amongst Students

Lack of Canvas Consistency Sparks Confusion Amongst Students

Teachers attempt to make Canvas as easy as possible
Anna Johns and Shira Aronow October 26, 2020

While the adjustment to hybrid and distance learning has presented challenges, Canvas has proven to be a helpful tool in improving this difficult transition for both students and teachers. Faculty and...

New AP Test Brings Challenges, Unknown Format

New AP Test Brings Challenges, Unknown Format

Students struggle to prepare for upcoming AP tests; new format provides uncharted territory
Shira Aronow and Anna Johns May 14, 2020

Many students are uncertain about what to expect with this year’s new changes to the AP exams; however, the resources provided by Blake teachers and The College Board have made the transition easier. Andrew...

A Look into Students' Daily Routines

A Look into Students’ Daily Routines

How students are feeling about their free time during quarantine
Shira Aronow & Anna Johns, Staff Writers April 25, 2020

During this new era of synchronous learning, some students have found comfort in spending more time with family and structuring their own routines at home, while others miss the school environment and...

Grace Griffin ‘21 participates in a Hunter/Jumper Horse Show in Parker, Colorado.

Pets Decrease Stress Despite Added Responsibility

Owner, pet relationship breeds serenity
Anna Johns, Staff Writer December 9, 2019

Pets have a very large presence in students’ lives, occupying their free time and increasing their responsibility. Not only that, but many students agree that their pets have become valued members...

Activists approach the Capitol.

Students Take Action Against Climate Change

Anna Johns, Staff Writer October 14, 2019

“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean” Greta Thunberg, an environmental activist whose unrelenting passion has brought her to the...

Choir Tour Safety Procedure Raises Attention

Choir Tour Safety Procedure Raises Attention

Teachers, Volunteers Tape Hotel Doors To Ensure Student Safety
Anna Johns, Staff Writer March 15, 2019

Most Blake students, at some time or another, have experienced the panicked feeling of arriving at the door in the morning and not having their key card. Students are either forced to frantically search...

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical's uniqueness

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical’s uniqueness

Musical's commitment well worth actors’ time
Shira Aronow and Anna Johns March 10, 2018

The Blake School musical Once on This Island opens Friday, March 9, and the cast and crew agree their hard work has come together to make a great show. Members of the cast have loved participating in this...

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