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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?

Excitement, Anticipation Brews for Upcoming Thanksgiving Break, Holiday

As fall quickly starts to feel like winter, students look forward to the approaching Thanksgiving holiday.

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Thanksgiving means something different to many members of the student body. And, the homework-free weekend is experienced in a variety of ways as well. A time to celebrate with old and new traditions, eat tasty meals, to be grateful, and some time away from school are aspects of the upcoming holiday t...

The modern study group

Jacob Pekachek ‘17, Anisa Hickey ‘16, and Cindy Quinn ‘17 participate in a Google Hangout, a video chat service common among students at the school.

Chapel Puckett, Managing Editor

December 3, 2015

You start to study for your math test when you realize that you completely forgot what function notation is. The numbers and letters on your page are gibberish, and it’s too late to email your teacher. What now? You can’t drive to your friend’s house this late, so you ask them to Skype with yo...

Staff Editorial: Overworked and stressed

A collection of stress-provoking literature.

Sam Gittleman, Opinions Editor

October 30, 2015

Posted up in the new English wing lounge, a group of ninth graders, merely ankle-deep in the maelstrom of high school, illustrates the heaviness of a Blake student’s course load; there is evidence of long nights, limited time for extracurriculars, and minimal time to breathe. “I have had no sleep....

Concussions impact athletes, schoolwork

Two Blake lacrosse helmets. A new Cascade R helmet on the left and an old Cascade CPX-R helmet on the right.

Ikbal Ahluwalia, Student Life Editor

March 19, 2015

Sarah Chute ’18 was elbowed by one of her opponents while she was in front of the net in the Girls’ State Hockey Championship and consequently sustained a concussion. She says, “I have gotten lots of headaches. Usually when I try to focus on things like doing homework, watching TV, looking at my ...

Procrastination Nation

Procrastination Nation

Lucy Nelson, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2013

Sometimes, we’ll do anything to steer clear of the endless sea of homework that we are given at the Blake school. Maybe it’s getting a snack or a “quick” check of Facebook or twitter, which we all know will never be “quick.” The urge…the itch…. the desperation to do anything...

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