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Changes in technology at Blake remodel learning environment

Changes in technology at Blake remodel learning environment

Students and faculty reflect on technology in education
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...

GSA Speaker: Leslie Lagerstrom

Lagerstrom speaks on supporting a transgender child
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...

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...

Girls varsity soccer plays Providence Academy in one of their first games of the year

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Bulldozers say their final goodbyes as construction nears end
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...

CC and Sylvie Wallin show off their hockey jerseys

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...

Kim Kardashian reigns in Reality TV

Kim Kardashian reigns in Reality TV

Shows promote unhealthy stereotypes.
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...

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