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Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

World-renowned 'Napalm Girl' shares emotional story
William Lyman, Staff Writer November 3, 2017

Phan Thi Kim Phúc, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, published author,  international speaker, and founder of a successful nonprofit visited Blake on Wednesday, October 11.  After surviving a napalm bombing...

Eurocentrism in mapping

Alyssa Story, Opinions Editor April 28, 2017

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 system has commited to remove the...

Science Spotlight: Science of Food

Sophie Skallerud, Staff Writer March 13, 2017

From an outside perspective, the new Science of Food course seems like a breeze, consumed with baking and eating.      Paige Robichaud ‘17 and Sarah Juang ‘17 agree that, “it doesn’t seem...

Science Spotlight: Tech Requirement

Minjae Lee, Editor Emeritus February 9, 2017

Despite living in a digital age, the core curriculum of private liberal arts institutions often lacks a distinctive technology requirement.                However, in recent years, higher education...

Hydrate or die-drate

Hydrate or die-drate

On the importance of H2O
Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor February 9, 2017

The warnings are endless: your grades will go down if you stop drinking water, dehydration putting your vigilance and motor skills at odds. Regardless, Blake students largely disregard drinking throughout...

The large hole right by the main entrance to the school was the product of the main water line breaking and needing to be replaced along with the original, planned maintenance of the sewer line.

Setting the Record Straight

Pipeline bursts, chaos ensues
The hole dug by construction workers on Tuesday for water main repares flooded with water from the domestic pipeline.
The hole dug by construction workers on Tuesday for water main repares flooded with water from the domestic pipeline.

Setting the record straight

Pipeline bursts, chaos ensues
Chapel Puckett, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2016

Students sitting in the dark, Elizabeth Ben-Ozilio stuck in the elevator, and no access to running water were all products of a complication with repairs of the main sewer line in front of the school on...

Service from Legacy Day contribute to over 8 non-profit charities; students learn to give back to organizations across the Twin Cities through a series of speeches, activities, and group dialogues.

Leaving a legacy

Working together to make a difference in the community
Drew Rosenblum, Contributing Writer November 3, 2016

Legacy Day is the only day of the year where all three campuses of The Blake School including every grade (1 through 12), over 100 volunteers, and every single faculty member all get together and help...

The problem with our lunchroom

The problem with our lunchroom

Student health jeopardized not by choice of what to eat, but whether to at all
Chapel Puckett, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2016

Healthy eating behavior is one of the most important habits that people must form at a young age. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition states, “Dietary habits established in childhood...

Catch up on some sun and treat yo' self instead of focusing on to-do lists and skills quiz retakes.

Leave the stress at home

Escape the school shadow that follows you outside of the classroom
Penelope Winton, Opinions Editor March 20, 2016

Spring break is meant to be a time of relaxation: a time to set back the clocks in your brain before fourth quarter puts them into double time. So why is it that every time I lounge on the couch watching...

Escapism: Our unwitting superpower

Escapism: Our unwitting superpower

Sometimes you don't even need to get out of your seat to escape school.
Eva Berezovsky, Staff Writer March 19, 2016
Sometimes you don't even need to get out of your seat to escape school.
Students at the Iowa caucus pose with a Trump flag at the January 31st rally.

Trump’s Appeal

Trump’s road to the nomination is one to keep an eye on.
Willy Verneris, Staff Writer March 18, 2016
Trump’s road to the nomination is one to keep an eye on.
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