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April Crossword Answers

See the Questions and Crossword on Page 11 in Our April 2021 Issue!
Dylan Gainsley, Arts & Culture Editor May 6, 2021

Across (down) 1.Rainboots 3.Flood 4.Hibernation 6.Mud 7.Puddles 10.Lawn Mower 15.Garden 17.Butterfly 18.Allergies 19.Pollen Down (Across): 2.Umbrella 5.Graduation 8.Thunderstorm 9.Flipflops 11.Grass 12.Golf 13.Picnic 14.Sunglasses 16.Rainbow 20.Lemonade 21.Tulip 22.Bee

Social Compact Required to Return In-Person Learning

Social Compact Required to Return In-Person Learning

Students largely support signing requirement
Betsy Fries, Creative Director January 27, 2021

With the new year and ongoing pandemic, the social compact was created as a guideline to ensure the safety and well being of the Blake community. It affirms Blake’s strong core value of respect and sets...

Despite Being Entirely Online, DECA Continues, Flourishes

DECA distances, altering competition experience
Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor January 27, 2021

Despite moving online, DECA, the Distributive Education Clubs of America, has been able to function smoothly.  DECA is a yearly competition that consists of two different sections:  written events consist...

Zoe Florida

New COVID Strain Identified in Britain, Results in Lockdown

Dr. Canfield interprets recent COVID-19 developments
Evan Vezmar, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Just as the vaccine was beginning to be administered to people all across the United States and things began to possibly finally look up, 2020 threw one last piece of bad news at us. A new variant of the...

A bowl of reindeer chow after being broken up into individual pieces.

Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Holiday Treats

Simple, unique variations of delicious festive snacks
Charlotte Opp, Contributing Writer December 16, 2020

With coronavirus circulating throughout Minnesota and colder weather coming, Minnesotans are spending a lot of time inside. We can all take advantage of this time by making memories with family and friends...

The latkes fry in a skillet with oil.

Latke Recipe

Simple, easy way to make classic food
Nora Fox December 16, 2020

Ingredients: 1 pound potatoes 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil Accompaniments: sour cream and applesauce Preheat...

The iced caramel brûlée latte topped with whipped cream in its cup

Starbucks Holiday Drink Review

Starbucks' holiday drinks put to test
Catherine Barry, Sci-Tech Editor December 16, 2020

Every winter Starbucks comes out with their seasonal winter drinks. I tried two of their many holiday themed drinks: the peppermint mocha and the caramel brulée latte.  I am not a huge fan of sugary...

A plate of iced gingerbread cookies.

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

First-time gingerbread cookie maker puts recipe to test
Emily Rotenberg December 15, 2020

Once the calendar changes to December 1, the holiday spirit begins. I love seeing all of the Christmas decorations, holiday ads on tv, and most importantly eating all of the festive Christmas cookies....

A mug of hot chocolate with a splash of vanilla overflows with whipped cream.

Spice Up Your Hot Chocolate

Easy ways to deviate from your typical recipe
Cleo Kilpatrick, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

It’s cozy season, and cozy season isn’t complete without hot chocolate. Plain hot chocolate can get boring if you’re just doing the standard hot cocoa packets where you heat up a mug of milk or water...

Support Restaurants and Your Mental Health: Order Takeout

Ordering from restaurants benefits health, economy
Theo Liu, Sports Editor December 7, 2020

Now more than ever, helping local restaurants by ordering takeout is essential for their survival. Since the pandemic started, restaurants have been forced to stop in-person dining and now although most...

The Lowry's BLT-A with a side of sweet potato fries.

The Lowry Excites

Safe, flavorful classics satisfies craving
Catherine Barry, Sci-Tech Editor December 7, 2020

The Lowry offers online ordering curbside pick-up as well as delivery through services such as DoorDash, GrubHub or Bite Squad. I picked it up and tried the green and grain salad and the BLT-A sandwich.   ...

Nixta's homemade chips, guacamole, and salsa verde.

Nixta: Reheat Flavor

Easy, delicious, Nixta offers lots of variety
Cleo Kilpatrick, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

Nixta is a Mexican takeout only restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis. Each week they come out with a different menu. There is one meal per week that is always gluten-free and you can request substitutions...

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