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Caribou Offers Refreshing Summer Drinks

Caribou Offers Refreshing Summer Drinks

Variety of unique caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages
Cleo Kilpatrick , Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Are you getting tired of ordering the same drink before school? Caribou is my go-to coffee spot, especially in the morning. I love that itís local and the baristas are usually super friendly. Here are...

Juice Cleanse Experiment

Juice Cleanse Experiment

Carly Shoemate, Contributing Writer May 28, 2021

In January of 2020, my dad and I decided to try a juice cleanse for the first time, mostly out of curiosity. We did no research but settled on the "Take it Easy" 2 day cleanse from Truce Juice in Minneapolis....

Are Cumbl Cookies Worth the Hype?

Are Cumbl Cookies Worth the Hype?

Charlotte Opp & Rowan Wallin, Contributing Writers May 28, 2021

Crumbl Cookies is a nationwide cookie company that has gotten a lot of publicity lately. Crumbl Cookies are trending on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook because of their unique presentation, store, and...

Although Wagner loves energy drinks, a survey was sent to the student body asking if they enjoy energy drinks and why. Above, the pie chart represents the 102 responses with a majority not consuming them. Some responses for why students choose not to have energy drinks included: not enjoying the taste, not wanting to consume artificial sugar, and not enjoying the way it makes them feel.

Energy & Coffee Drinks Boost Spirits, Liveliness, Mood

Caffeinated beverages excite students
Clare Wagner, Contributing Writer May 28, 2021

Freshman year, a time of general curriculum classes, being scared of everyone, and overall distress. The one thing that became my shining beacon of hope in my sad world of being 14 years old was Red Bull....

Ben & Jerry's Speaks Out, Corporate Activism

Ben & Jerry’s Speaks Out, Corporate Activism

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Ben & Jerry’s is well known not only for its ice cream but also for its activism. In 1985, Ben & Jerry’s created the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation to fund organizations in Vermont and around...

Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Molly Seidel, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Ice cream is a fun, refreshing treat that is especially popular in the summer. But, ice cream can sometimes be hard to reach and expensive. So, it is a wonderful idea to make homemade ice cream. Many ice...

Protein Drinks Benefit

Protein Drinks Benefit

Delicious ways to incorporate protein into diet
Molly Seidel, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Protein is very important when working out as it provides much-needed amino acids to build and repair muscles. and protein shakes and smoothies are on the rise. "The "sport-related" protein product sector...

Creative, Unique Ways to Safely Socialize During Global Pandemic

Creative, Unique Ways to Safely Socialize During Global Pandemic

Numerous outdoor activities to enjoy with friends
Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor April 30, 2021

The omnipresent conversations about physical health, social distancing, and immunity have not muted students' inherent desire for social engagement and connection with friends. Rather, the lack of human...

Pictured above is Wolsfeld Woods Scientific and Natural Area located on Long Lake, MN. In addition to spending time hiking or walking in the wilderness, there are tons of other activities you can do outside. For instance,  Danny Andrade-Vera ‘23 states, “Nature is inspirational, so go do all your homework outside!”

Most Beautiful, Scenic Locations to Walk, Hike in Twin Cities

Wide variety of walkable, accessible parks
James Prince, Games & Ads Editor April 30, 2021

Clearing away the thick vegetation of an old-growth forest, a view of a creek running through a leafy valley into a lake appears. All that is around is the sound of birds chirping, the gurgling of the...

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 National Science Bowl was virtual. Both Blake teams did well and placed 19th & 34th overall.

Club Spotlight: Science Bowl Club Looking for New Members

Everything you need to know about Science Bowl
Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Science Bowl Club functions similarly to a knowledge or quiz bowl but with science-related questions. The topics range from biology, chemistry, physics, and even astronomy. Participants answer questions...

Plant-Based Burger Chain Opens Soon

Plant-Based Burger Chain Opens Soon

New restaurant, Stalk & Spade makes vegan classics
Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The restaurant Crisp & Green has amassed immense popularity in the past five years since its inception. According to StarTribune, founder and entrepreneur Steele Smiley has the same intentions for...

Everything You Need to Know When Planning the Perfect Picnic

Everything You Need to Know When Planning the Perfect Picnic

Variety of different cuisines, activities, and materials needed to host a successful picnic
Molly Seidel, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

As the weather becomes increasingly warmer, picnic season draws closer. Picnics are a great way to spend quality time with friends and family in a safe and fun way. Whether the picnic is impromptu or heavily...

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