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Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Maya Chadda, Editor-in-Chief | Opinions Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

On August 30, Ben Lee '19, the 2017 National Student Poet representative for the Midwest region, traveled to Washington D.C to welcome the incoming National Student Poets for 2018 at the National Library of Congress. The National Student Poets Program receives over 20,500 works and from the initial subm...

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

William Lyman, Features Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Artwork @ Blake, NEWS, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

Returning to the Martha Bennett Gallery is the “Back to School” exhibition, curated by Sara Gregor ‘19 and Azalea Hallin-Graber ‘19. The installation features all forms of art created and submitted by students during the summer season, a diverse collection of personal expression. The exhibit...

Newly structured arts courses

Newly structured arts courses

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Following this school year, all visual arts classes’ curriculum will be restructured to create more variety. Next year, the art department will offer a beginning level course for Drawing, Painting, Filmmaking, Ceramics, Game Development, Design, Printmaking, Photography, and Art History, and then ad...

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

April 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, STUDENT LIFE

For seniors Zac Johnson ‘18, Lucy Graham ‘18, Max Owens ‘18, and Abbie Nelson ‘18, getting “inked” was not a decision made lightly. Tattoos, legal at the age of 18, and the more recent minimalist tattoos have started trending among young adults. Johnson has two tattoos, one of the Great Se...

Martha Bennett Gallery displays new prints

Martha Bennett Gallery displays new prints

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Artwork @ Blake

The current Martha Bennett Gallery exhibit features work personal to art teacher Brian Sago. Karl Bethke, with his exhibit entitled “A Visual History of Rorke’s Drift,” was Sago’s printmaking and color theory teacher in college and now serves as his artistry and printmaking mentor. Sago, ten y...

Frozen on Ice debuts at Target Center

Frozen on Ice debuts at Target Center

Sarina Dev, Food Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, REVIEWS

As a sixteen-year-old attending a performance targeted for toddlers, I was not expecting Disney on Ice presents Frozen to be as magical of an experience as it was. On Wednesday, February 28th at the Target Center, I was undoubtedly one of the oldest willing showgoers. While my age set me apart, I di...

D.I.Y. Applying Henna

D.I.Y. Applying Henna

Sonia Baig and Amelia Reyes

March 14, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Whether you’ve seen artsy henna pictures on social media, or your family has been applying it for religious celebrations for as long as you can remember, it's common to know about henna from some place or another. While often called henna in America, it’s often called mehndi in other parts of t...

Cheryl Minde ’20 prevails at Poetry Out Loud

Cheryl Minde ’20 prevails at Poetry Out Loud

Maya Chadda, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Student Artists, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

With an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, and $200 in hand Cheryl Minde ‘20 left the Minnesota’s state competition for Poetry Out Loud held at The Loft Literary Center Open Book. Minde competed and prevailed amongst five other young poets in the semifinals. Her success in the semifinals a...

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical’s uniqueness

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical’s uniqueness

Shira Aronow and Anna Johns

March 10, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, STUDENT LIFE

The Blake School musical Once on This Island opens Friday, March 9, and the cast and crew agree their hard work has come together to make a great show. Members of the cast have loved participating in this musical on and off the stage during rehearsal and speak to how it was as a commitment. Anika Hahn ‘2...

Recording Shapiro’s career

Recording Shapiro’s career

Eva Berezovsky, Managing Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

“I’ve never taken lessons or classes or anything, so it’s just me looking at YouTube videos, figuring stuff out, learning music theory for myself, and making that stuff come to life,” says Sam Shapiro ‘18. Shapiro has been making beats, mixing, and mastering since his seventh-grade self decided to ...

Adiós Utopia debuts at walker

Adiós Utopia debuts at walker

Gwyn Alexander, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

     The Walker Art Museum’s new feature exhibit, Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950, is an examination into the evolution of Cuban art since the Cuban Revolution.       Lola Chamberlain ‘19, a student on last year’s Cuba trip, describes the cultural and societal changes in Cuba, post-Revolu...

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