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Cantrell shares how he enjoys spending his time: “Cooking, biking, cooking, more cooking, especially Japanese food. Japanese food in Japan is actually very different from Japanese food in the U.S., and so we get lots of stuff sent from Japan. You can’t get fresh fish sent from Japan, but you can get lots of dried ingredients and stuff.”

Dr. Cantrell Chronicles Unusual Journey to Teaching

From an early interest in mathematics to astronomy research, living in Japan, to teaching math at Blake, Dr. Cantrell presents his unique road to teaching mathematics at the Upper School
Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

Andy Cantrell’s path to teaching math at the Blake Upper School was nothing short of extraordinary. Initially, Cantrell planned to study mathematics at Yale University; however, he had a change...

Seniors Tyler May, Lorna Kruesel, and Clara Lee Molina (left to right) pictured in popular videos and their profile pages

Students Go Viral

Three seniors develop new niches through popular social media platform
Betsy Fries, Creative Director January 27, 2021

It’s no surprise that TikTok has been consuming the lives of students, while simultaneously devouring their attention span. For every user the experience on the app is different. For three Blake seniors...

Kyle also loves to reread her diverse book collection and watch sports movies, one of her favorites being Rudy.

Ms. Kyle Discusses College Counseling Journey

Kyle enjoys connecting with and learning from students
Nya Manneh, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Sara Kyle, Director of College Counseling, found her passion for counseling early on. Kyle has worked at Blake as a college counselor for 19 years, but she says that she has “been in college admissions...

Haya Fine ’22 with two of her co-workers.  All employees wear masks at all times, and employees are only allowed in a few at a time.

Haya Fine: Breadsmith

Christina Chekerdjieva, Perspectives Editor December 7, 2020

Haya Fine '22 has never known a time as a Breadsmith counter staff before COVID-19. She began working at the Edina bakery this summer, where she worked nearly 30 hours every week. During the school year,...

 Frederick Loew ‘22’s view outside of a Stanley’s food truck.  The resturaunt has put more emphasis on food trucks as a safer alternative to in-person dining but maintaned both throughout the summer.

Frederick Loew: Stanley’s

Christina Chekerdjieva, Perspectives Editor December 7, 2020

Frederick Loew '22 started working at Stanley's Northeast Bar Room on University Ave. this year as a host, a position he had experience in from a previous restaurant job. Stanley's is a family owned restaurant...

Aksel Reid ’21 works early in the morning before school starts.  He mainly serves customers.

Aksel Reid: Baker’s Wife

Christina Chekerdjieva, Perspectives Editor December 7, 2020

The Baker's Wife on S 28th Ave. in Minneapolis is a local bakery where Aksel Reid '21 has been working since before the pandemic. Reid works as an opener, so his shift happens before Zoom school even starts....

A Conversation With Your Counselors: Hobbies, Mental Health, Life

A Conversation With Your Counselors: Hobbies, Mental Health, Life

Rabinovitz and Adams recount their journeys of becoming counselors, how their lives have changed since
Nya Manneh, Staff Writer December 5, 2020

When it comes to her job, Counselor Jill Rabinovitz believes that the relationships she fosters with students, families, and coworkers are the most important part of her work. Rabinovitz has worked at...

Thomas makes homemade pasta at Threshing Table Farm, a farm in Wisconsin. She partners with them for farm fresh produce and also has farm dinners outside.

Nicolle Thomas: Cooking up Community

Jack Prince, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2020

Nicolle Thomas, Blake's Lunch Program Administrator can be in her office crunching numbers, in the food line handing out meals, or in the dishroom cleaning. Wherever you locate her, you will find her wearing...

The Equity Lab came from the Office of Equity and Community Engagement (OECE), pictured above. However, the Lab is only virtual.

Equity Lab Promotes Anti-racism Through Discussion

Community hopes Lab brings internal biases to light
Nya Manneh, Staff Writer November 8, 2020

With the summer Black Lives Matter movements on the forefront of everyoneís minds, the Equity Lab emerged at an ideal time. The Lab was created by Tyneeta Canonge, the Director of the Office of Equity...

Jones Eckhardt says that she would describe herself as someone who is “welcoming, engaging, funny, but stern if I have to be, approachable, empathetic, and just somebody you’d be comfortable talking with!”

Students, Teachers, Staff Welcome CJ as the new Senior Grade Dean

Jones Eckhardt excited to take on new position in Upper School
Nya Manneh, Staff Writer November 8, 2020

We have all experienced so many changes in the past six months from COVID-19 to widespread Black Lives Matter movements, so it's understandable that any more change could throw some of us off the deep...

Students, Teachers, Staff Welcome CJ as the new Senior Grade Dean

Jones Eckhardt excited to take on new position in Upper School
Nya Manneh, Staff Writer October 1, 2020

We have all experienced so many changes in the past six months, from COVID-19 to widespread Black Lives Matter movements, so it is understandable that any more change could throw some of us off the deep...

Photo Challenge #3

Photo Challenge #3

Theme: Patterns
Betsy Fries, Photography Editor May 18, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while...

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