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  • What does DeVos mean for public school?

    What does DeVos mean for public school?

    Lorenzo Fosteris, Staff Writer

    March 3, 2017

    Regardless of political standing, one of the most questionable picks for Trump’s cabinet is Betsy DeVos, whom was picked for Department of Education Secretary. One would assume someone going into this position would have a background in public education, but that's just not the case. DeVos and he...

    Photography: Andrew Harrier

  • C’mon, Jameis! (Editorial)

    C’mon, Jameis! (Editorial)

    Rhett Fail, Jr., Editor-in-Chief

    March 3, 2017

    Jameis Winston spent some time at a Florida elementary school last week, and for the most part sent a pretty positive message to the students. At a point in the speech Winston had asked all the boys in the room to stand. He said, "All my young boys, stand up. The ladies, sit down," Winston told his...

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  • Things get touchy-feely at Gallery 501

    Things get touchy-feely at Gallery 501

    Emily Moore, Staff Writer

    January 26, 2017

    The Visual Arts Department had their theme show this Friday, and the theme is "Please Touch." READ MORE »»

    2nd place winner of Please Touch, titled "Skull king". Created by Sara Hicks.

  • Back to Blake

    Back to Blake

    Courtney Brown, Entertainment Editor

    January 23, 2017

    In February of 2016 standout Blake cornerback Isaiah Rodgers signed and committed to the University of Massachusetts after being offered a four year scholarship. Rodgers was nothing short of amazing throughout his high school career, and has carried some of that talent through to college as he wraps...

    Saturday, October 29, 2016; Harrisville, Rhode Island; during the Bison 4-2 win over the Thoroughbreds.

    Brian Foley

  • Moving Day

    Moving Day

    Rhett Fail, Jr., Editor-in-Chief

    January 20, 2017

    If you're a football fan, I'm sure you're well aware of all these teams packing up and shipping off over the past few years. Two teams (soon to be three) have filed for relocation and publicly announced their departure from the cities that built their legacy. In 2015 the Los Angeles Rams announced their...

Stringing it out at MPA

Stringing it out at MPA

Gianni Lovelace, Staff Writer

The orchestra and band program returns victorious again this year with Straight Superior ratings. From February 23rd to February 25th, four of our Orchestral groups (String...

March 20

It’s creative time!

It’s creative time!

Emily Moore, Staff Writer

Friday, March 3 was a busy day for art students. The Visual Arts Department's students had the opportunity to see an artist lecture from the  Creative Time organization...

March 20

Reaching for greatness

Reaching for greatness

Steven Castellana, Sports Editor

Building a bigger and better program takes patience, compassion and guidance. It all starts with the head coach, Matthew Reyes who is also a math teacher at Blake. He works...

January 25

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Wrestlers on the rise

Wrestlers on the rise

Angel Morales, News Editor

At Blake High School sports have always been a part of our every day activity. Building a bigger and better program takes patience, compassion and guidance. The wrestling...

March 3

Super Bowl LI Recap

Super Bowl LI Recap

Cierra Williams, Staff Writer

In this life changing game as many say a lot of things happened. In the beginning Tom Brady was looking and looking for that just right person , but it took him too long and ...

February 14

Reaching for greatness

Reaching for greatness

Steven Castellana, Sports Editor

Building a bigger and better program takes patience, compassion and guidance. It all starts with the head coach, Matthew Reyes who is also a math teacher at Blake. He works...

January 25

  • Bucs Playoff Scenarios (Infograph)
  • Bucs, Josh Huff to the Main Roster?
  • Bucs’ Playoff Chances

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Recent Sports Scores

  • Wednesday, January 18

    Boys Varsity Soccer

    Blake High 2 - Brandon High School 4

  • Thursday, January 12

    Boys Varsity Basketball

    Blake High 43 - Hillsborough High School 76

So you want to be a Blake Yellow Jacket?

So you want to be a Blake Yellow Jacket?

Emily Moore, Staff Writer

It's that time of year again! As graduation day comes closer and closer for seniors, soon-to-be 9th graders came to auditions on Monday, January 30 to show what they're made...

March 3No Comments

What’s going on inside BHS classrooms

What’s going on inside BHS classrooms

Jay'le Brown, Photographer

January 24No Comments

Gift Ideas for Friends and Family

Gift Ideas for Friends and Family

Victoria Stich, Staff Writer

Do you need gift ideas for your friends and family? Here are some ideas for you! KIDS -PJ Masks Headquarter play set (ONLY AT TOYSRUS) Kids can make everything right w...

December 12No Comments

  • What is AVID Thankful For? GOOD FOOD!!!
  • Lunch Life At Blake
  • Gallery 501 Presents “Both Near and Far”

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The student news site of Howard W. Blake High School in Tampa, Florida
The student news site of Howard W. Blake High School in Tampa, Florida