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Novels offer a plethora of after death interpretations that spur introspection and self-reflection while reading.

Novels, Written Texts Read in English, Literature Classes Assert Various Ideas

Blake's literature selection teaches differing beliefs, ideas on what happens after death
Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2021

Sophocles' "Antigone": "I have longer to please the dead than please the living here: in the kingdom down below I'll lie forever." Elie Wiesel’s “Night": "To no longer exist. To no longer feel the...

Politics Create Uncertain Supreme Court Future, Usher Potential Changes

Politicians debate new restrictions, landmark cases
Will Rosenblum, Multi-Media Editor November 5, 2020

As the third branch of government in the United States, the Supreme Court has held tremendous power for most of the countryís history. Originally, the judicial branch was by far the weakest sector of...

Answering Student, Faculty Questions about State of Supreme Court

Noor Naseer and Sara Richardson November 5, 2020

“WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT?”  - CJ Jones Eckhardt The Supreme Court is made up of nine members: one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices. Because of the Certiorari Act of 1925,...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy has been oversimplified, erasing her nuances

World Mourns Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oversimplifies Her Complex Legacy

RBG touted as liberal icon, feminist symbol, bipartisan leader
Nora Fox, Features Editor November 5, 2020

According to Social Studies Chair Beth Calderone, "In modern American history, there is no greater champion of women's rights" than late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While serving on the...

Reading Recommendations for Self-Education, Anti-Racism, and Empathy

From baby books to essay collections, senior recommends tools for education
Eliot Mitchell, Contributing Writer October 7, 2020

One of the most powerful tools to fight racism is education. People in places of privilege must take it upon themselves to educate themselves and become anti-racist instead of complacent. Here are five...

Social Media Activism Spreads, Ignites Change

Social Media Activism Spreads, Ignites Change

Pandemic fuels online activism
Clara Lee Molina, Contributing Writer October 7, 2020

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, the world collectively erupted in justified protest. One of the most popular mediums of protest was (and still is) social mediaóparticularly Instagram. As...

Teachers Engage in Anti-Racist Teaching, Grapple with How to Improve Curriculum

Reading, discussions aid progress
Noor Naseer, Managing Editor October 7, 2020

Recent racial injustice and political unrest have led teachers to change their perspectives on educating and emphasized conversations about police brutality, equity, and race among faculty and staff.  Tyneeta...

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Life in Quarantine

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Life in Quarantine

Sage Marmet, Creative Director April 16, 2020

Amanda Ward '21 and Nora Cornell '21 campaign for Elizabeth Warren.

Students Learn from Iowa

Students have different experience campaigning for politicians
Caroline Hardy, Editor Emerita February 7, 2020

A contingent of 67 students from all four grades along with 13 teacher chaperones returned from Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, February 4. The group spent the three days prior canvassing, meeting, and rallying...

Teachers, Students Acknowledge Necessity of Paper Use

Teachers, Students Acknowledge Necessity of Paper Use

Conscious paper use becomes norm
Kate Rekas , Contributing Writer December 9, 2019

Every day at Blake the printers are constantly pumping out essays, pictures, worksheets, diagrams, handouts, schedules, and more. Students and staff go through hundreds, if not thousands of pieces of paper...

Blake Working to Address Climate Change in Programs, Institutional Advancement

Blake Working to Address Climate Change in Programs, Institutional Advancement

Student travel, curriculum finds ways to be climate conscious
Maggie Seidel , Student Life Editor December 9, 2019

The topic of climate change is incredibly pertinent today, and the school is engaging with it inside and outside classes. Dr. Anne Graybeal, Associate Head of School, says, “We want all of...

Teachers Work Climate Change Conversations into Classes

Teachers Work Climate Change Conversations into Classes

Depth varies, but conversations prevail due to general acceptance, concern
Noor Naseer , News Editor December 9, 2019

Climate change is a constant topic of conversation ringing through the halls, but these conversations take many different forms. According to science teacher Will Bohrnsen, in freshman biology,...

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