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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Daisy Jones & the 6 Sparks Nostalgia

Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2023

Sex, drugs, and rock & roll: Daisy Jones and the Six, Amazon Prime’s new limited series produced by Reese Witherspoon provides all three, and does it exceptionally well.  The show follows The...

The band practices after their concert

Current Band Curriculum

Rowan Wallin, Managing Editor June 1, 2022

For the last three weeks of school, the band has been rehearsing an ensemble of songs which they will perform at commencement on Jun. 9 in the Blake Ice Arena. Josh Smith ‘23, a trumpeter, states, “We...

This Target edition record of “folklore” plays “august” by Taylor Swift.

Best Summer Songs

Sofia Perlman, Sci-Tech & Perspectives Editor June 1, 2022

Let The Sun In by Wallows -  Nothing captures the happy and carefree energy of summer more than “Let The Sun In” by Wallows. The song immediately brings me to a hot day in the middle of summer....

TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition

TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition

Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor May 28, 2021

TikTok has exploded since its creation in 2016, and with it, the world has entered a new era in music creation. A massive component of the media sensation has been music, as trends that fuel content on...

Once the nominations for the 2020 Grammys were announced, The Weeknd tweeted, “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.”

The Grammy’s Spark Controversy, Long History of Exclusion

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor December 16, 2020

In the 2014 Grammys, Macklemore won over Kendrick Lamar for Best New Artist. Beyonce's album, “Lemonade,” Frank Ocean’s “Channel,” Tyler, The Creator album “IGOR,” were all ignored or never...

Art, Music Aids Stress Relief

Art, Music Aids Stress Relief

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer December 7, 2020
Student’s use creativity to cope
Dua Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now” with her dancers and bandmates through video chat on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Online Concerts Allow Artists, Fans to Stay Connected

Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused mass cancelations of tours, concerts, and festivals, negatively affecting artists, big or small. However, by continuing to connect with their fans through online concerts...

Kajas Top 5: Autumn Playlist

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

November 2, 2018

Lucy by Still Woozy My favorite song this month has to be “Lucy” by Still Woozy. The soft instrumentals and overall melancholic, intimate tone of this song radiate a sense of coziness yet also invite...

This month with Bix

This month with Bix

David Bix, Online Columnist October 19, 2018

This Month With Bix Music of the Month (September/October 2018): Carter V, On the Rvn, and More Summer’s over and school’s here. Late night bonfires, days at the beach, and sleeping in have...

Bixs Picks: Best of Summer and Mac Miller

Bix’s Picks: Best of Summer and Mac Miller

David Bix, Online Columnist September 22, 2018

Column 1: Best Songs of the Summer   Note: Not all of these songs were released this summer, but they are a mix great listens during the season. Bix’s Recommended Playlist:   ...

Sam Shapiro

Recording Shapiro’s career

Eva Berezovsky, Managing Editor March 5, 2018

“I’ve never taken lessons or classes or anything, so it’s just me looking at YouTube videos, figuring stuff out, learning music theory for myself, and making that stuff come to life,” says Sam...

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