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Gallery: The Laramie Project

Gallery: The Laramie Project

Mabel Chovan-Aziz, Contributing Photographer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

 

Starbucks’ infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte spurs controversy

Starbucks’ infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte spurs controversy

Elizabeth Opp, News Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Food

Pumpkin spice lattes are the worst. With a whopping 50 grams of sugar and 18 grams of fat in the 16 ounce drink, consuming just one is a sure way to decrease health. The purpose of coffee is not to be the accessory of an "I'm wrapped up in my favorite flannel sitting next to my fire with my dog and watc...

Denim makes a updated return

Denim makes a updated return

William Lyman, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Fashion

  A popular trend is making a comeback this fall. Denim has returned to the halls these past weeks as students try to mix being fashionable and warm. Among the everlasting denim fad, new twists on the classic jeans are popping up in fall’s latest trends. Flared jeans, “mom” jeans, and pat...

Kombucha Cravings

Kombucha Cravings

Elizabeth Opp, News Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Food

As the year 2017 winds down, the popularity of kombucha has increased even more than over the past few years. Whether it’s for the health, the taste, or just the aesthetic, many have turned to kombucha as a daily beverage. Kombucha is a type of fermented tea that originated in China around 221 BCE,...

Feminist Art

Feminist Art

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under Artwork @ Blake, News, Student Artists

Maya Chadda '19 had ten of her pieces of artwork published in the blog "Girls Right the World" on April 25, 2017. Chadda was put in touch with the publisher of the blog through the sophomore dean, Anne Rubin. Her pieces seek to promote feminism by viewing past expectations of women through the l...

New scoops at La La Ice Cream

New scoops at La La Ice Cream

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under Food

As a die-hard Sebastian Joe's fan, it breaks my heart to say it, but I think La La Ice Cream may have become, or at least tie my original love, for the position of top ice cream spot in Minneapolis. Located just outside of central Uptown on Hennepin Avenue, La La Ice Cream features homemade ice cream...

Upper School artwork recognized in state competition

Emily Hykes, Food Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, News, Top Stories

     The Minnesota Scholastic Art awards competition took place this past February, setting a record with over 4,300 entries in 13 different categories from the Twin Cities metro region. Six Blake artists won Gold and Silver Key Awards as well as Honorable Mentions in the regional competition. ...

Following vegan diet poses difficulty for students

Following vegan diet poses difficulty for students

Asya Shogren, Contributing Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Food

Over the past year, veganism has boomed over social media and caught the interest of many, particularly in Minneapolis. In short,  veganism is a lifestyle that entails plant-based meals, avoiding any foods or products that come from animals. The daily lunch menu at the school consists of a meaty entrée, ...

Warming Winter Beverages

Warming Winter Beverages

Sarina Dev, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Food, Top Stories

Hot Chocolate - Caribou If you’re looking for an inexpensive warm winter drink on-the-go, Caribou hot chocolate is the way to go. Super creamy and chocolaty, you can even individualize your hot cocoa by adding different flavors of whipped cream and choose from a variety of chocolate. And while Starbucks may be good for frappucino...

Diversifying Restaurants

Katerina Papanikolopoulos, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under Food

Emily’s Lebanese Deli Mood: If I ever miss my family’s food on the shores of Cyprus, this is the closest I have come to finding a bit of home, far-away from home. The atmosphere is quiet mostly, but the food develops the personality within this locality. Great for date-night, family-night, solo-n...

Renny’s Review

Renny’s Review

Renny Acheson, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Culture

Though The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a short read at 132 pages, the late Editor-in-Chief of French Elle, Jean-Dominique Bauby, exemplifies the mighty powers of alternative communication, resilience, and expressing love towards others. In December of 1995, Bauby suffered a debilitating stroke that ca...

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