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Review: Open Book Cafe

Review: Open Book Cafe

Annie O'Connell, InDepth Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Minneapolis houses an array of coffee shops for one to work, brainstorm, and create in, but rarely offers a venue dedicated entirely to the productivity of creatively thinking. Open Book Literary Center defies this norm by inviting intellectuals with various sets of interests to work on personal deve...

Announcement of fall and spring plays

Announcement of fall and spring plays

Morgan Sabes, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Imagine living during the Civil War as a woman who was not eligible to fight for something she believed in. Civil Ceremony the fall play, follows a story of a woman who decides to dress as a man to help fight with her husband during the civil war; this play follows her life throughout the war effort. Writ...

A trip into the world of animals

A trip into the world of animals

Sierra Hoff, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, STUDENT LIFE

I open the doors of the school and walk outside—possessing only a plastic bag filled with seeds, nuts, and a camera. Soon I arrive to find a spoon that is bigger than me topped with cherry. Singular groups of people photobomb the art-work. Scripted ground turns to grass as I come across an evenly...

Ages of Collaboration

Ages of Collaboration

Sneha Sinha and Sarah Weinshel

September 29, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

While many Blake students were packing up and heading out for vacation this summer, a group of students encompassing all three divisions of our school, alongside Middle School art teacher Seexeng Lee, returned to school to work on an art mural in the Middle School tunnel. During the rigorous five day pr...

The soul of her shoes

The soul of her shoes

Martha Lucas, Kaja Bingham, and Bella Burke

September 29, 2015


Filed under FASHION

You can tell Anne Graybeal, Associate Head of School, is a powerhouse just based on how she appears on paper. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Pomona College–where she graduated cum laude–in English Literature and French Literature, a Master’s degree from Georgetown in English Literature, and is p...

The world through a different lens

The world through a different lens

Josie Lagerstrom and Lucy Emptage

September 29, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Whether it is the shorter summer trip or the longer semester trip, students can learn many different cultural customs, participate in fun activities, and have the opportunity to see a new part of the world when presented with the option to travel abroad. Harry Boon ‘18, who went to London on a schoo...

Review: Culinary Tour of State Fair

Review: Culinary Tour of State Fair

Eva Berezovsky, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

The State Fair may be the only week where Minnesotans gather in one setting, sharing warm smiles and even warmer cheese curds. Absolutely nothing compares to flavors at the Fair. It’s as if every past opinion regarding calories and dieting vanishes for these seven days – we can’t help to think th...

Ages of Collaboration

Ages of Collaboration

Sneha Sinha, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

While many Blake students were packing up and heading out for vacation this summer, a group of students encompassing all three divisions of our school, alongside Middle School art teacher Seexeng Lee, returned to school to work on an art mural in the Middle School tunnel. During the rigorous five day pr...

New student-led structure of Martha Bennett Gallery

New student-led structure of Martha Bennett Gallery

Annie O'Connell, InDepth Editor

September 29, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

The Martha Bennett Gallery of the Upper School, historically headed by the Blake arts faculty, presents new possibilities with a switch in leadership towards sole student control.  In September, six selected student art enthusiasts act as the curatorial committee for the gallery, managing all thing...

Review: Summer Festivals

Review: Summer Festivals

Emma Burke, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Throughout summer break, students, at Blake and other schools, take part in many fun outdoor activities. Many students attended outdoor music festivals, a common topic of conversation during the warm summer days. In Minnesota alone, there were many music festivals that were popular in the Blake commu...

Refreshed?

Refreshed?

Annie O'Connell, Arts and Culture Editor

August 26, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, OPINIONS

Iced coffee/tea - A chilled cup of one’s favorite coffee or tea provides the irresistible incentive one needs to wake on the sleepiest of summer days.  The caffeine responsible for successful mornings during the school year, presents itself in a different form, summer approved! Pressed juice - ...

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