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Teachers, Students Acknowledge Necessity of Paper Use

Teachers, Students Acknowledge Necessity of Paper Use

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 per day. Paper waste is incredibly common at Blake, and all over the world. However, paper is al...

Blake Working to Address Climate Change in Programs, Institutional Advancement

Blake Working to Address Climate Change in Programs, Institutional Advancement

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 our students to think critically and debate about current policy, current events, and topics of interest. We let the ...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?

December 9, 2019

30 out of 48 observed recycling bins in the Upper School contained materials that would prevent them from being recycled ...

“Inconveniences” turn into profound effects

“Inconveniences” turn into profound effects

Zoe Wellik, Arts & Culture Editor

March 18, 2016

As students file in and out of the lunchroom, halls, and library, the most overt example of their unawareness about environmental habits is seen. It is here that, as the plates and plastic boxes of food travel throughout the building, students make decisions that shape the school’s environmental im...

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