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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Kyle also loves to reread her diverse book collection and watch sports movies, one of her favorites being Rudy.

Ms. Kyle Discusses College Counseling Journey

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Sara Kyle, Director of College Counseling, found her passion for counseling early on. Kyle has worked at Blake as a college counselor for 19 years, but she says that she has “been in college admissions...

The latkes fry in a skillet with oil.

Latke Recipe

Nora Fox December 16, 2020

Ingredients: 1 pound potatoes 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil Accompaniments: sour cream and applesauce Preheat...

A Conversation With Your Counselors: Hobbies, Mental Health, Life

A Conversation With Your Counselors: Hobbies, Mental Health, Life

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer December 5, 2020

When it comes to her job, Counselor Jill Rabinovitz believes that the relationships she fosters with students, families, and coworkers are the most important part of her work. Rabinovitz has worked at...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgs legacy has been oversimplified, erasing her nuances

World Mourns Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oversimplifies Her Complex Legacy

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...

Anna Reid’s set up in her classroom consists of three devices: her computer, her phone, and a monitor that all display different parts of the Zoom.

Teachers Adapt Teaching Styles to Accommodate for Remote Learners

Nora Fox, Features Editor October 1, 2020

Technology has played a new role in the classroom this year by integrating remote learners with those who are learning in-person, which has caused teachers to learn to adapt and grow their teaching styles...

All of the ingredients of the chocolate chip mint smoothie in the cup before getting blended (left) and the smoothie blended together (right).

Protein Packed & Energizing Breakfast Ideas

Nora Fox, Arts and Culture Editor May 22, 2020

Breakfast can make or break your morning and even your day. Without the proper nutrients, you may find yourself feeling tired and lazy. So, it’s vital to eat a protein-packed, energizing breakfast to...

Matcha has numerous health benefits, including having a much smaller caffeine concentration than coffee.

Making Matcha at Home

Nora Fox, Arts and Culture Editor April 23, 2020

Matcha is definitely my go-to drink. It’s creamy, a tiny bit sweet (depending on your taste), and refreshing. It’s also high in antioxidants and has numerous other health benefits, which, I think,...

Lady Bird Holds Important Life Lessons

Lady Bird Holds Important Life Lessons

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer April 17, 2020

The movie, Lady Bird, changed my life when it first came out two years ago, and it feels even more relevant today. This coming of age film addresses a lot of topics that we might all be dealing with right...

Easy, Delicious Banana Bread

Easy, Delicious Banana Bread

Nora Fox, Arts & Culture Editor April 2, 2020

In my free time, I love to bake! One of my favorite foods to bake is banana bread. Not only is it tasty and satisfying, but it’s also a great way to use old or mushy bananas that would otherwise be thrown...

According to WasteAdvantage magazine, every flight, the standard passenger produces an average of 3.15 pounds of waste before leaving the aircraft and as air traffic increases, so does the amount of waste produced.

Traveling Sustainably is Easy

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor March 11, 2020

With the excitement of spring break building, many students prepare to embark on travel expeditions near and far from home. While traveling, it is necessary to focus your efforts on incorporating sustainable...

Advisory Activities Spark Opposition

October 15, 2019

Advisories are supposed to be fun, relaxing environments where students can build connections with one another. However, many students feel as though forced advisory activities ruin the fun.  This...

Addison Anderson 19 works with students during the summer.

LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

Nora Fox , Contributing Writer May 13, 2019

“I learn so much from my students because we all create a community together through LearningWorks. It feels like Blake transforms into a new place during the summer even though it’s the same building,”...

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