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Dua Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now” with her dancers and bandmates through video chat on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Online Concerts Allow Artists, Fans to Stay Connected

Musicians build community through online platforms
Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused mass cancelations of tours, concerts, and festivals, negatively affecting artists, big or small. However, by continuing to connect with their fans through online concerts...

Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?

Students and teachers share their insight on RTLP and Zoom classes
Noor Naseer, Sports Editor April 22, 2020
“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through rectangles on their computer screen, often muted, with a corner of their house in the background. Online school has brought new challenges, but despite these, students recognize its effectiveness, as well as the faculty’s efforts.
Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?

Students and teachers share their insight on RTLP and Zoom classes
Noor Naseer, Sports Editor April 17, 2020

“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through...

Spring Musical Builds Community

Spring Musical Builds Community

Students bond during musical rehearsals
Sara Richardson, Managing Editor February 6, 2020

The spring musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," has already been a challenging yet rewarding experience for the theater community. Stage manager, Mathew Krelitz '20, reveals the difficulty...

Annabelle Swigert ‘22, center front, and Planned Parenthood Teen Council sport their new shirts.

Service Path Recognition Inspires Engagement, Focus, Dedication

Students respond to need in community
Shira Aronow, Staff Writer December 9, 2019

Community service takes many forms within Blake, whether that be in service oriented clubs, all school service days, or in the variety of service opportunities that members of the community participate...

Addison Anderson '19 works with students during the summer.

LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

Nora Fox , Contributing Writer May 13, 2019

“I learn so much from my students because we all create a community together through LearningWorks. It feels like Blake transforms into a new place during the summer even though it’s the same building,”...

Refugee crisis incites community response

Refugee crisis incites community response

With migrant crisis worse than ever, Global Community classes take action
Maxine Whitely, Editor-In-Chief October 29, 2015

Daniel Wordsworth, President of the American Refugee Committee, visited the Global Communities classes in late September and launched tremendous discussion on the topic of the migrant crisis. Wordsworth’s...

Gittleman and his friend AJ Yablonski take a picture with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobahar

Sam Gittleman ’16 travels to AIPAC

How AIPAC creates a safe enviornment in a time of controversy
John Miller, Sci-Tech Editor March 19, 2015

“My friend was called both a baby killer and a Nazi.” Sam Gittleman ‘16 is proud of his Jewish identity and is a staunch supporter of Israel. During the first three days of March, he attended...

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