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Coronavirus Impacts Abroad in China, Sends Shockwaves through World

Coronavirus Impacts Abroad in China, Sends Shockwaves through World
Disease’s growth leads to student’s early departure from China
April 16, 2020
 Junior Zoe Feldshon ‘21, spent the first semester in China doing a school year abroad program through SYA. But, because of the sudden the breakouts of the coronavirus, Feldshon and other students were sent back home early.  

Zoe Feldshon SYA China: Abbreviated Yet Impactful

Zoe Feldshon ‘21 visits the Chengde for a weekend trip. Chengde is situated in the Hebei Province, northeast of Beijing.
Exploring all aspects of being abroad in China
March 5, 2020

"You could feel the stress in the air. But the minute we landed, the skies were blue, which we were told was not going to happen and the air felt clean, so it was like 'okay, I can do this',"  remembers...

Coronavirus Impacts Abroad in China, Sends Shockwaves through World

Coronavirus Impacts Abroad in China, Sends Shockwaves through World
Disease’s growth leads to student’s early departure from China
March 4, 2020

As of Mar. 3, coronavirus has affected over 70 countries including the US. Flights have been cancelled to China and Italy as well as the stock market plunging.   Junior Zoe Feldshon ‘21, spent the...

College Isn’t Always the Only Option

Weiss’s two children, who graduated from Blake, have both taken gap years.
Adjusting to changing perceptions of time after graduation
May 13, 2019

“You have your whole life to go to school,” explains mother, science teacher, and former college professor Deborah Weiss. In response to this rapidly spreading movement towards relaxing and appreciating...

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