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New Clubs Creatively Gain Student Engagement During RTLP

New Clubs Creatively Gain Student Engagement During RTLP

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Although new clubs are facing unique obstacles in gaining student engagement during remote learning, students have persevered and built successful student organizations this school year. Chess club...

Wuollet Bakery is one of the many local businesses Emily Anderson ‘22 shops at in her community as a way to show support and gratitude during these challenging times.

Students Support Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Organizations assist to prevent closures
Shira Aronow and Anna Johns December 7, 2020

Small businesses are struggling during the pandemic, but Blake students supporting these local gems offer insight into how community members can help. Taara Verma '24, an intern for Coimatan, describes...

Lack of Canvas Consistency Sparks Confusion Amongst Students

Lack of Canvas Consistency Sparks Confusion Amongst Students

Teachers attempt to make Canvas as easy as possible
Anna Johns and Shira Aronow October 26, 2020

While the adjustment to hybrid and distance learning has presented challenges, Canvas has proven to be a helpful tool in improving this difficult transition for both students and teachers. Faculty and...

New AP Test Brings Challenges, Unknown Format

New AP Test Brings Challenges, Unknown Format

Students struggle to prepare for upcoming AP tests; new format provides uncharted territory
Shira Aronow and Anna Johns May 14, 2020

Many students are uncertain about what to expect with this year’s new changes to the AP exams; however, the resources provided by Blake teachers and The College Board have made the transition easier. Andrew...

A Look into Students' Daily Routines

A Look into Students’ Daily Routines

How students are feeling about their free time during quarantine
Shira Aronow & Anna Johns, Staff Writers April 25, 2020

During this new era of synchronous learning, some students have found comfort in spending more time with family and structuring their own routines at home, while others miss the school environment and...

Annabelle Swigert ‘22, center front, and Planned Parenthood Teen Council sport their new shirts.

Service Path Recognition Inspires Engagement, Focus, Dedication

Students respond to need in community
Shira Aronow, Staff Writer December 9, 2019

Community service takes many forms within Blake, whether that be in service oriented clubs, all school service days, or in the variety of service opportunities that members of the community participate...

As fall quickly starts to feel like winter, students look forward to the approaching Thanksgiving holiday.

Excitement, Anticipation Brews for Upcoming Thanksgiving Break, Holiday

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer November 9, 2019

Thanksgiving means something different to many members of the student body. And, the homework-free weekend is experienced in a variety of ways as well. A time to celebrate with old and new traditions,...

Harlow hosting a 2019 CNN Town Hall Forum with presidential candidate Howard Schultz

Poppy Harlow Gives a “Voice to the Voiceless”

CNN Journalist Poppy Harlow '01 balances motherhood, unexpected career in journalism
Shira Aronow , Staff Writer April 18, 2019

When Poppy Harlow ‘01 was asked to conduct an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg the same week that her son was born, she was unsure whether she could realistically do it. But there she was,...

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical's uniqueness

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical’s uniqueness

Musical's commitment well worth actors’ time
Shira Aronow and Anna Johns March 10, 2018

The Blake School musical Once on This Island opens Friday, March 9, and the cast and crew agree their hard work has come together to make a great show. Members of the cast have loved participating in this...

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