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New English Classes Create Commotion Among Upperclassmen

New English Classes Create Commotion Among Upperclassmen

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

When students registered for classes for next year, they were met with a majorly reworked English course selection. In the 2020-2021 school year, nine new English electives will be offered and Ancient Roots, an option for freshmen, will be removed.  Although a couple new English courses each year is normal, the E...

Personalizing English curriculum

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

December 2, 2018

On the first day of school, Spanish teacher Jon Dicus asked his students how many of them had read a book, in any language, for pleasure over the summer. Only two students raised their hands. Due to limited time, as well as lack of interest, pleasure reading of an actual book has become foreign to ...

Reflecting on four years of English reading

Reflecting on four years of English reading

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018

I have read twenty-one novels, eleven plays, and three anthologies in my four years of Blake English classes. Now, as a near-alumni, I find myself reflecting on the stories I read, and wanting to read the best ones again. In ninth grade World Literature with Cory Tao we read twelve books. Far ...

New courses dig deep

New courses dig deep

Minjae Lee, Fashion Editor

March 18, 2016

Let’s face it. Playing three varsity sports and taking six advanced placement courses is a common struggle students deal with on a daily basis.  So, by the time students receive course catalogs for a new academic year, registering for courses doesn’t always sound pleasant or invoke enthusiasm. Karen Ph...

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