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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

New Pfizer Vaccine Introduction Raises Questions

New Pfizer Vaccine Introduction Raises Questions

Christopher Chen, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

In light of Pfizer recently initiating the distribution of new Covid-19 vaccines, rumors of such possibilities are slowly becoming more concrete and real.  Through months of extensive testing and research,...

Stock market tracker apps are used by many to monitor their stocks easily and efficiently.

Stock Market Begins to Recover After Record Lows

Christopher Chen, Contributing Writer November 6, 2020

In light of President Trump recently contracting the COVID-19 virus, many concerns and questions have been raised on whether or not the stock market would significantly rise or fall as an important actor...

Science Teachers Feature Live Animals In Courses

Science Teachers Feature Live Animals In Courses

Maggie Seidel, Staff Writer February 3, 2019

Animals appear in electives such as Anatomy, Environmental Science, and on Green Team in the Second Semester. As the second semester courses and electives begin, animals remain intertwined with the science...

Humans at Blake: Kai Sovell

Humans at Blake: Kai Sovell

Sarina Dev , Creative Director November 30, 2018

“I want to be somebody who does everything,” explains Kai Sovell ‘19.  Both an aspiring artist and scientist, she is strongly influenced by her mixed heritage: her mother Jaye Lee, a music major...

Eurocentrism in mapping

Alyssa Story, Opinions Editor April 28, 2017

It’s no secret that Social Studies in America is biased and Eurocentric. However, some schools have worked to combat this issue.      Recently, The Boston school system has commited to remove the...

Science Spotlight: Science of Food

Sophie Skallerud, Staff Writer March 13, 2017

From an outside perspective, the new Science of Food course seems like a breeze, consumed with baking and eating.      Paige Robichaud ‘17 and Sarah Juang ‘17 agree that, “it doesn’t seem...

Gravitational waves were discovered in September, proving Einsteins theory from 100 years ago.

Science Spotlight: Gravitational Waves

Deniz Ercan-Fang, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2016

A chirp. That’s how Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist Emily Lakdawalla described the recordings captured by LIGO on September 14, 2015 of gravitational waves from two colliding black holes. The...

Where music and physics align

Where music and physics align

Minjae Lee, Opinions Editor December 3, 2015

TASC is a time for some students to settle into practice rooms, hidden away from the obvious eye all around school. Passing the art department, musicians like April Wang ’16 can be heard playing the...

A portion of Python code that plays Rock, Paper, Scissors with the user.

Science Spotlight: Culture of Coding

Emmet Whitely, Contributing Writer October 29, 2015

Technology is all around us, in our backpacks, in our pockets, on our wrists, it’s almost impossible to do anything without the use of technology. But every piece of technology is useless without the...

A drawing of the human brain, with some red-gray coloring on the edges.

The science of mental illness

Sean Ericson, Managing Copy Editor October 28, 2015

We’ve heard a lot about mental illness, from health class to senior speeches. It's a widespread problem, particularly for high schoolers: it affects one in five teenagers, and many more have family members...

Obama has recently given the thumbs down to the Keystone pipeline bill.

Proposal for Keystone pipeline gets cut off

Chapel Puckett, Opinions Editor March 19, 2015

President Obama has recently vetoed a bill that would have established the Keystone XL pipeline. The 1,179-mile-long oil pipeline would pump 800,000 barrels of petroleum per day from Alberta, Canada to...

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