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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...

Sneha Sinha explores family tree

Sneha Sinha explores family tree

Eva Berezovsky, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, NEWS

“Understanding my family gave me a lot of voice, even though I’m not literally speaking,” says Sneha Sinha ‘18 regarding her first semester independent study. Ready for her next step as an artist after taking all three levels of Drawing and Painting, Sinha eagerly launched the drafting of her coll...

New exhibit in the Bennett Gallery entitled “Water: Blake and Beyond”

New exhibit in the Bennett Gallery entitled “Water: Blake and Beyond”

November 29, 2017


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

The new exhibit in the Bennett Gallery entitled "Water: Blake and Beyond" will be on display until December 2nd when the pieces will be sold. All proceeds will go towards building a sustainable water filtration system in Bogotà Colombia. ...

Gallery: The Laramie Project

Gallery: The Laramie Project

Mabel Chovan-Aziz, Contributing Photographer

November 16, 2017


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, TOP STORIES

 

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

Out with Enstad, in with Henschel

Morgan Sabes, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

“She was very energetic in how she interacted with her students.”

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