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  • Blake hosts first cross country meet on Thursday, September 17. Go Bears! Fall Play will be announced on Friday at 4:00. What will the play be?

Political Correctness and Cancel Culture Complicate Comedy

Tyler Holmes, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

Political correctness is a term that has taken on many different perspectives over the years. The core meaning of being ìpolitically correctî is to speak, write, or express oneís ideas in a way that doesnít disparage any members or groups in society or exclude anyone from a narrative. Political correctnes...

Best shows on TV

Penelope Winton, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2017

Comedy Central’s Broad City follows the lives of eclectic roommates Abbi and Ilana as they navigate their hectic lives in New York City. Dealing with seemingly trivial problems that range from fixing the AC to dropping bike locks down the sewer grate, executive producer Amy Poehler expertly grapples...

Summer, A Social Construct

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

Show off those pale ashy legs with some timeless “Jorts” or classic Nike Athletic shorts. Shorts aren’t just for summer, and with Blake’s bipolar heating there is no reason not to take off those “leg prisons” (pants) and bring the summer to school.  Leis and Hawaiian shirts don’t...

Desperate measures necessary for students to avoid being tardy

William Lyman, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

You sprint up the steps leading into the school building. You throw open the doors and are met with the confused face of a freshman trying to figure out the code. The freshman starts to enter random numbers, hoping that someone will be kind enough to notice and let them in. It is 7:59am. You are supposed ...

Student body holds peanut revolution

Tripp Markusen ‘19, C.U.N. leader, sports protest shirt at school.

William Lyman, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016

Following the announcement that Blake would go nut free this year, some students have started an illegal nut smuggling organization to fulfill their nutty needs and get the sustenance they desire. Many students sneak peanut butter bars in their backpacks or hide trail mix in their pockets for a snack later...

High school isn’t all sunshine and rainbows… or musicals

Sarina Dev, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016

Dear Freshmen, Welcome to the Upper School. I’m sure a solid 50% of you were expecting something along the lines of High School Musical. But, no. I mean, sure,  at one point your stress level will be equivalent or even higher than Troy Bolton during his senior year trying to decide between baske...

March Madness for Dummies

March Madness for Dummies

Isaac Gittleman and Josh Power

March 19, 2016

Every year you hear about March Madness, this basketball tournament where people can win tons of money. But you figure that only people who watch basketball can win. If your bar mitzvah money just ran out and you’re pushing for a little reimbursement here are some options on how to approach March Madnes...

The media is too harsh―even on celebrities

The media is too harsh―even on celebrities

March 18, 2016

Comedy at the expense of others negatively influences young minds.

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