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Individuality Showcased on Laptop Case

Individuality Showcased on Laptop Case

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

Laptop stickers and cases are one of the most common ways students express themselves. Many students have laptop cases because they're protective and come in fun colors. Another main reason so many laptops have cases is because students are not allowed to put stickers straight on their laptops. Precious J...

Zoe Feldshon SYA China: Abbreviated Yet Impactful

Zoe Feldshon SYA China: Abbreviated Yet Impactful

Caroline Hardy, Editor Emerita

March 5, 2020

"You could feel the stress in the air. But the minute we landed, the skies were blue, which we were told was not going to happen and the air felt clean, so it was like 'okay, I can do this',"  remembers Zoe Feldshon '21, recalling the 14 hour flight with 14 of her new classmates for a year of immer...

Films Document, Create History

Films Document, Create History

Lorna Kruesel, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

2012: Stuck In Love (Amazon Prime) Stuck in Love is a beautiful film that deals with family, romance, and friendship. The movie follows three couples, a divorced father figuring out how to deal with the love he still holds for his ex-wife, the daughter of the divorced father who refuses to fall in...

Decade of Fashion Displays Cultural Changes, Focuses on Sustainability

Decade of Fashion Displays Cultural Changes, Focuses on Sustainability

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Fashion trends that shaped the decade provide reminiscent details about defining moments of these past years. The 2010s were a decade full of yoga pants, logos, tiny-handbags, sneakers, and a more sustainable approach to fashion. A much more casual look swept the decade, thanks to the rise of athleisur...

College Counseling: The Not-So-Secret Life of Ms. Main

College Counseling: The Not-So-Secret Life of Ms. Main

Caroline Hardy, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2019

       Sitting in her comfortably cozy office with ivy growing wildly just outside and a well-worn patterned rug on the floor, College Counselor Nora Main seems at home. As she talks about her favorite parts of her office (the windows) and her favoriterestaurants (Ngon in downtown St. Paul), and he...

Remembering Mr. Mahoney

Remembering Mr. Mahoney

Anderson Blum and Jonah Halper

October 14, 2019

Ryan Mahoney stopped teaching at Blake and started his fight with cancer after being diagnosed with Follicular cell lymphoma in April of 2018. Mr. Mahoney had taught math at Blake for just under ten years before his fight with cancer that eventually took his life on August 31st of 2019. The classes ...

Ready to be Seniors: The Class of 2020

Ready to be Seniors: The Class of 2020

Everett Honour, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

From a young age students picture themselves in their final year of school; throwing their grad-caps in the air, getting into their favorite college, not having a single worry in the world. These visionary tales are just that: visionary tales. If you were to ask the senior class of 2020 about their final...

LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

Nora Fox, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019

“I learn so much from my students because we all create a community together through LearningWorks. It feels like Blake transforms into a new place during the summer even though it’s the same building,” explains Addison Anderson ‘19, a teacher at LearningWorks. LearningWorks, a private and public p...

Poppy Harlow Gives a “Voice to the Voiceless”

Poppy Harlow Gives a “Voice to the Voiceless”

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

When Poppy Harlow ‘01 was asked to conduct an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg the same week that her son was born, she was unsure whether she could realistically do it. But there she was, sitting with a Supreme Court Justice while wearing an adult pregnancy diaper. Harlow’s experiences...

Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Sara Richardson, Opinions Editor

March 15, 2019

Extreme sports loyalties run deep, deriving from family traditions and childhoods in communities where sports are front page news. From fire hydrants painted green and yellow for the Green Bay Packers, batteries being thrown at Red Sox fans at Yankee Stadium, and loyally wearing a Vikings jersey every ...

Lights, Camera, Sadie

Lights, Camera, Sadie

Sarina Dev, Editor Emeritus

March 8, 2019

As we sat down outside the Martha Bennett Art Gallery and started talking, it was immediately clear why Sadie Abernathy ‘19 was personally selected by Theater Teacher Diane Landis to be Assistant Director for the past two and a half years of play and musical productions. Charismatic and ch...

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