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Changes in technology at Blake remodel learning environment

Changes in technology at Blake remodel learning environment

Emily Hykes, Steven Nye, and Isaac Gittleman

March 15, 2018

With the click of a few keys on our laptops or phones, the world awaits us at our fingertips. Over the past few decades, advancements in technology have not only allowed for major educational milestones at Blake, but have provided a platform for equal engagement. Karen Phillips, Physics teacher of 30 years, re...

GSA Speaker: Leslie Lagerstrom

Emily Hykes, Columnist

October 16, 2016

A few weeks ago, the GSA club was visited by Blake parent and blogger Leslie Lagerstrom to hear her story of raising a transgender child in our community. Greeting the classroom with a warm smile and shared her story about her son Sam and how the family supported him throughout his adolescence an...

Emily’s Eyes on Summer Jobs

Emily’s Eyes on Summer Jobs

Emily Hykes, Opinions Columnist

September 29, 2016

Finishing up my sophomore year, my parents made it clear that they wanted me to get a summer job. I was reluctant at first… I didn’t want to give up any of my long-awaited, precious free time to any extra work. After toiling with the idea for a few weeks I submitted an application to Sebastian J...

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Emily Hykes and Isaac Gittleman

September 29, 2016

Over the summer, one of the middle school’s biggest assets–Aamoth Stadium–underwent some significant upgrades and the long-anticipated turf project was completed. Construction began on March 7th last year and finished August 15th this summer. 9700 square yards of turf material were brought in t...

Seeing double: the experience of having a sibling at school

Seeing double: the experience of having a sibling at school

Emily Hykes, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016

While scanning the sprawling hallways and lounges of Blake, the typical scene tends to be clusters of people often organized by grade, friends, sports, or hobby. But on occasion, you may spot a dynamic duo of siblings either battling to the death or sharing a heartfelt hug. The love-hate relation...

Kim Kardashian reigns in Reality TV

Kim Kardashian reigns in Reality TV

Emily Hykes, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

If you’re a frequent channel surfer and have ever accidentally found yourself stuck on Bravo, TLC, or MTV, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of shows such as Toddlers and Tiaras, Dance Moms, The Real Housewives, or even Keeping Up with the Kardashians. If this is so, you have been affected by reality...

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