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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Sweet Martha’s Cookies
are the perfect snack when
looking for something

Squeeze in More Summer at State Fair

Gabi Marmet, Page Editor August 29, 2023

Fried pickle on a stick, corn on the cob, Sweet Martha’s Cookies. What do these three foods have in common? They’re all foods at the Minnesota State Fair, a place that you need to go to this year!...

Other books by E. Lockhart include “We Were Liars” and its prequel “Family of Liars.”

Books That Play With Time

Uma Bhardwaj, Columnist June 2, 2023

The school year is ending, and if you’re anything like me, you’re realizing that everything is fleeting, and time is but a human creation attempting to slow our inevitable descent into death! But no,...

The choir and orchestra prepare to play together in the MPAC.

Band & Orchestra Concert Review

Sonia Lerner, Staff Writer May 31, 2023

If there’s one thing you should know about the spring band and orchestra concert, it’s that it was the most innovative, enjoyable, would-pay-to-watch school concert that I’ve ever been to. Violinist...

In one section of the festival, a band invited people to sing on the microphone while they accompanied on instruments.

Art-A-Whirl Proves Successful

Evan Vezmar, Managing Editor May 31, 2023

For a moment while I walked from the car park to the Northrup King Building, there were only a few people on the sidewalks, strolling between art exhibits. Then, I was hit with an explosion of noise, color,...

At the 2022 fair, co-editor-in-chief Zoey Ueland ‘24 went with
Kiana Poul ‘24 to look for new room decor and jewelry.

Edina Art Fair Stirs Excitement

Gabi Marmet, Staff Writer May 31, 2023

Do you appreciate artwork and not have anything to do the weekend of June 2? If so, go to the Edina Art Fair located at the intersection of 50th and France! This annual fair started in 1966 and has around...

Members of Creative Writing Club meet with English teacher Amanda Minoff and discuss new prompts for the meeting.

Writing Club Fosters Expression

Ahan Devgun, Contributing Writer May 17, 2023

Creative Writing Club provides a space where you can grow your creativity and explore the process of literature. English teacher and club advisor Amanda Minoff expresses that “[the club] started last...

Daisy Jones & the 6 Sparks Nostalgia

Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2023

Sex, drugs, and rock & roll: Daisy Jones and the Six, Amazon Prime’s new limited series produced by Reese Witherspoon provides all three, and does it exceptionally well.  The show follows The...

One of Basquiats paintings is on display in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.


Kate Rekas, Opinions Editor May 2, 2023

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an artist in every sense of the word, it could be argued that he even lived in art, or at least was always surrounded by it. Basquiat, half Puerto Rican and half Haitian, was born...

Beautiful Book Covers

Beautiful Book Covers

Uma Bhardwaj, Columnist May 2, 2023

Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades is the only book I have ever read that is narrated entirely by a collective “we” voice – the brown girls of Queens. It tells the story of growing up as a woman...

Cast members strike a pose after completing the final number on the Sunday Mar. 12 matinee, wrapping up a weekend of performances.

“Twelfth Night” Energizes

Anna Tao, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

The premiere of the “Twelfth Night” musical showing on Friday, Mar. 10. was electric, so much so that the performance garnered a standing ovation from every single audience member. The show was clearly...

Ruby Arlowe ‘23, Ellison
Ratner ‘23, Avery Schwappach ‘23, and Julia Jung ‘23 discuss their dresses.

Prom Dress Search

Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2023

Spring means one thing for upperclassmen: Prom season. In the months leading up to April 15, online shopping carts are filled, orders are shipped, and dresses sell out rapidly. The pervasive trend of online...

Fashionistas Debate Bucket Hats

Fashionistas Debate Bucket Hats

Eva Stegic, Arts & Culture Editor March 17, 2023

Recently, the bucket hat has made an astounding resurgence in modern media. Gaining traction with musical artists in the ‘80s & ‘90s, the bucket hat has lately become more oriented towards younger...

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