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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

SIAC announced the theme for the winter dance with throwing glow sticks and candy to the crowd.
Winter Dance Revived in Neon
Anna Tao , Staff Writer • February 2, 2023

Dances have always been a pivotal part of high school culture. The dance on Feb. 11, being just a mere...

Max Vinar ‘26 and Jack Mark ‘26 from Anna Reid’s advisory  look up the word inregrity in the Merrium Webster Dictionary.
Community Assess Integrity
Ali Hecker , Student Life Editor • February 1, 2023

Oxford Dictionary defines integrity as, “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles”....

A Deep Dive Into the Unknowns of Our Laptops
A Deep Dive Into the Unknowns of Our Laptops
January 29, 2023

The front page of “The Blake Torch” issue published in 1970 includes descriptions of the “Glee Club” and its Music-Art festival, new faculty, and a new photography course that was introduced that year. This page of “The Torch” evidently illustrates the changes of Blake culture.
Newspapers Reflect Evolution, Progress
Sam Tomczik December 12, 2022

As Blake and the world around us have continued to evolve, so have its newspapers. These changes in our...

Carter Krenke ‘23 and Erik Jung ‘24 placed second overall at the Districts competition for their written Innovation Plan on Principles of Hospitality & Tourism.
DECA Dominates At Districts Competition on Jan. 11
Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-In-Chief • January 31, 2023

  Carter Krenke ‘23 and Erik Jung ‘24 placed second overall at the Districts competition for...

Layla Chakhvashvili ‘26, Claire Cao ‘26, and Shruti Balachander ‘26 research political candidates together.
Political Roundtable Club Prepares for November 8 Election
Raiden Chen, Contributing Writer • November 13, 2022

As we get further into October, the Political Roundtable Club will begin preparing for a mock midterm...

Cover at the movie theater showcases a plan crash on par with major events and themes of the movie.
New Movie "Don't Worry Darling" Crashes in Theaters
Mackenzie Higgins, Food Editor • November 10, 2022

From an alleged screaming match between director Olivia Wilde and starring actor Florence Pugh to accusations...

Some of Stegics different stylish scarves to wear this fall.
Can Scarves Replace Hoodies?
Eva Stegic, Columnist • November 7, 2022

As Autumn approaches, it is the perfect time to try new clothing items that you haven’t worn before,...

Both Maddie and Sarah maintain their passion for service by remaining involved in various communities. Over winter break, Maddie volunteered with Alight, at organization that helps to resettle Afghan refugees. She explained, “we had a bunch of different events that I ended up going to, including a figure skating event to teach Afghan youth how to skate ... It was hard for them because they kept falling, but really heartwarming to see that they were laughing.” Sarah attended events at Everymeal and Feed my Starving Children. In the future, she hopes to continue to volunteer with those organizations and branch out to discover new ways to help.
Hsia Sisters Explore Passion for Service
Mackenzie Higgins, Online Editor • January 29, 2023

From leading the Hunger Committee and Community Service Board (CSB) Leadership Committee, to volunteering...

Sophomores Explore Switzerland
Sophomores Explore Switzerland
January 27, 2023

September Games Answers
September 29, 2022
Left: The Bears defeated SPA 33-20 in 1966. The Bears were led by former head coach and biology teacher Dom Mezzenega, defeating the Spartans for the fifth time in six years. Right: After merging football programs with SPA, athletes from both schools now take the field together, as shown here at the homecoming game in Oct. 2022, a 24-0 victory for the Wolfpack.
Rivalry History: Bears and St. Paul Academy Go Back Over 100 Years
Steven Cao, Staff Writer • February 3, 2023

One of Blake’s biggest rivalries against Saint Paul Academy, or SPA, has a very interesting history...

January Mystery Athlete Reveal
January Mystery Athlete Reveal
January 30, 2023

This month's mystery athlete (and the tallest nordic skier this year) is Nate Benson '25!

Lunches Leave No Crumbs
Lunches Leave No Crumbs
Winnie Ulland , Staff Writer • February 2, 2023

Returning to school after a semester abroad came with many surprises, but the most notable was the dining...

Winter Activities Delight!
Winter Activities Delight!
Sam Tomczik, Staff Writer • January 29, 2023

Though the winter season can often be dreary and dull, the outdoor activities it provides are truly the...

Cheese pizza that was just enough to fill one person. Blaze Pizza is open from 11a.m.- 9p.m. every day of the week.
Blaze Pizza Serves Absolute Heat
Yoni Zacks, Sports Editor • February 3, 2023

To celebrate the first week back, my two friends, Eddie Shen ‘25 and Tony Liu ‘25, and I decided...

Rustica has a plethora of pastries to choose from to enjoy alongside whatever other drinks you decide to order.
Bakeries to Make Your Winter
Kate Rekas, Opinions Editor • January 30, 2023

The Minneapolis area boasts numerous quality bakeries, all serving delicious delicate pastries and treats,...

Personality Types Recharge Differently
Personality Types Recharge Differently
Grace Gullickson, Contributing Writer • January 28, 2023

  What makes an extrovert an extrovert? Merriam-Webster defines it as this: “a typically gregarious...

Summer allows time to visit college campuses, something that is not always possible during the school year.
Summer Allows Time to Work Ahead
Maggie Seidel, Editor Emeritus • June 1, 2022

The three months of summer vacation offer the opportunity to explore your extracurricular interests in...

Carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles seem to be a major cause for the Twin Cities’ recent lingering poor air quality. The majority of vehicle exhaust emissions are composed of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, water vapor, and oxygen in unconsumed air.
Twin Cities' Air Quality Depleted, Unsafe Due to Temperature Fluctuation
Amelia Bush, Managing Editor • January 30, 2023

Air quality alert! These words have been popping up everywhere in my life for the past week, whether...

Climate Change Affects Autumn
Climate Change Affects Autumn
Ahan Devgun, Staff Writer • December 2, 2022

From the seasonal drinks to the colorful leaves that explode in shades of orange and red, autumn has...

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