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Greg Dawson steps down from the podium upon retiring

Greg Dawson steps down from the podium upon retiring

Greg Dawson has been a speech icon for thousands of students, but after 41 years he has made the decision to leave the school. Dawson initially came to Blake after working...

June 13, 2017

Lightning Strikes School: In Northrop’s 100 year anniversary, building suffers another mishap

Lightning Strikes School: In Northrop’s 100 year anniversary, building suffers another mishap

In the 100th year of the Northrop building, havoc has struck. After the October pipe break left the school out of commission for a few days, another disaster struck in the form of...

June 13, 2017

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Girls’ Lacrosse shooting for championship

Girls’ Lacrosse shooting for championship

Madeline Wethington, Staff Writer

Nine returners lead the Girls’ Lacrosse Team who is hoping to get revenge from last year’s heartbreaking loss to Eden Prairie in the state championship game. The team...

May 5, 2017

Boys’ Lacrosse Shooting for State

Boys’ Lacrosse Shooting for State

Bennett Hawley, Co-Editor in Chief

The last time the Blake Boys’ Lacrosse team stepped out on the field was Tuesday, June 14th, when they came up short against Prior Lake in their first game in the State T...

March 24, 2017

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The irony of volunteering for credit

The irony of volunteering for credit

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

Volunteering is no foreign concept to students of our community. Whether it comes from a college counselor, parent, or even a friend, the pressure to give back to the community i...

April 28, 2017

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Bringing Back Books for Fun

Bringing Back Books for Fun

Gwyn Alexander, Student Life Editor

Reading has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. With two parents who are involved with education and national literacy, my house is filled top to botto...

April 28, 2017

Replacing Taher: Will it solve the problem?

Replacing Taher: Will it solve the problem?

Jacob Blum, Contributing Writer

A classmate turns to you and asks, “Hey, what’s for lunch?” As you eagerly open up the daily news bulletin to discover what today’s delicious lunch options are, you read...

April 28, 2017

What your font says about you

What your font says about you

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

Times New Roman – You are a classic. You’re on top of your school life and a late assignment is a foreign topic. You strive for excellence in all that you do. Arial – ...

April 28, 2017

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Walking the Halls Without Cancer

Walking the Halls Without Cancer

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

With any cancer diagnosis comes a grasp on the scientific facets of the illness, but what’s not acknowledged by doctors is the abiding prominence of cancer beyond the hospital...

April 28, 2017No Comments

Grace Seeley impresses with vocal skills

Grace Seeley impresses with vocal skills

Josie Lagerstrom and Steven Nye

March 22, 2017No Comments

Adeola Adesanya

Adeola Adesanya

March 15, 2017

Building a Strong Language Foundation

Building a Strong Language Foundation

February 9, 2017

Passions of Tristan

Passions of Tristan

November 3, 2016

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Eurocentrism in mapping

Alyssa Story, Opinions Editor

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 syst...

April 28, 2017

Science Spotlight: Tech Requirement

Minjae Lee, Editor Emeritus

Despite living in a digital age, the core curriculum of private liberal arts institutions often lacks a distinctive technology requirement.                Howeve...

February 9, 2017

Hydrate or die-drate

Hydrate or die-drate

February 9, 2017

Teachers embrace Canvas

Teachers embrace Canvas

September 28, 2016

Physics experiment turns international

Physics experiment turns international

April 28, 2016

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Bullet Journaling

Bullet Journaling

Zoe Wellik, In-Depth Editor

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April 28, 2017

Changing the community one blanket at a time

Changing the community one blanket at a time

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

Last month, Sam Monahan '18 stood in front of Forum to present her idea: a club focused on helping others feel just a little more at ease in unfortunate circumstances. With all...

March 24, 2017

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