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Club Spotlight: Ursa Major

Club Spotlight: Ursa Major

Nicolas Barra, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

There’s a new ringing in the halls of Blake this year and it’s bound to turn some heads. Shruti Gupta, ‘17, and Franklin Linderman, ‘18, an unexpected but effective duo, are heading a new student ensemble this year known as Ursa Major. Much like Blaker’s Dozen and Treble Choir, it is an ent...

Book Review: The Girls

Book Review: The Girls

Renny Acheson, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

  With cults being introduced comfortably in the media, with shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Following displaying common cult stereotypes, it can be hard to understand the true nature of cults. We read about cults in textbooks, experience their presence in the media, and create analyses to explain...

Minnesota State Fair food scene wows the crowd

Minnesota State Fair food scene wows the crowd

Miki Rierson and Frieda Liston

November 3, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

The Minnesota State Fair is known for having an endless plethora of (mostly fried) food, with new choices each year. The Fair added 32 options and two new vendors, and we had the opportunity to try out some good and some very bad new foods. We started out the day with a breakfast of Mac n Cheese Curds fr...

Cameron Downey and JXTA share a vision

Cameron Downey and JXTA share a vision

Chapel Puckett, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

“I think art is all around us, and it’s something... that ties all subjects together.”

Are you what you eat?

Miki Rierson and Emma Clavin

November 3, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

“Is it bad to eat meat in front of a vegetarian?”

Bill Colburn inspires his students in new ways

Bill Colburn inspires his students in new ways

Riley Weinman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, TOP STORIES

Bill Colburn has returned from his sabbatical, ready to share the valuable lessons he learned with his time off. His inspiration to take a sabbatical? An opportunity to travel abroad. Colburn, family in tow, visited many local museums, and also travelled to many abroad in Chicago, London, Washington ...

Fashion restores self-confidence

Fashion restores self-confidence

Ruby McCallum, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under FASHION

Clothing is a lifeline for me. As I was treading through depression last summer and fall and felt too viscerally tired to do anything at all, I hopped on my bike and toured the vintage shops and used clothing stores of my South Minneapolis neighborhood. Nothing distracted me more while simultaneously...

DIY: Mocha Protein Shake

DIY: Mocha Protein Shake

Penelope Winton, Front Page Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Make your morning efficient with this simple combination ingredients for a burst of energy and the protein to sustain it throughout the day. Combine half a banana, a scoop of protein powder, ½ cup of milk (or substitute), and ½ cup of room-temperature coffee in a blender. Slowly add in 1 ½ cups of ice i...

Arts and Culture Poll

April 30, 2016


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From which sites do you get your popular culture news? When was the last time that you bought a teen magazine? When you read a magazine what do you flip to? What celebrities do you follow on Instagram? What celebrities do you follow on Twitter? If you could be a celebrity for a day,...

Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

Anneliese Moore, Editor Emeritus

April 28, 2016


Filed under FASHION

Zara , H&M, Forever 21, Gap, Free People, these brands use unethical and unsustainable manufacturing systems, abuse their employees, pay them a minimum wage of $3.00 a day, and force them to work in poor conditions all day long.      It’s the responsibility of consumers to start changing the dan...

Sex ed on the Runway

Sex ed on the Runway

Hazel DeHarpporte, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

  This February, Ruby McCallum ‘17 made a dress made out of condoms for Ready or Hot, an annual fashion show put on by Planned Parenthood. McCallum is on their Teen Council, a group of teens who talk about and teach sex education. Q: What is Ready or Hot? A: It’s a fashion show fundraise...

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