The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Forum’s Forum

Aditi Gandhi, Contributing Writer October 1, 2023

On September 14th, the first forum meeting of the year was held. Student Body President Karn Kaura ‘24 led the discussion which began with a review of how the club fair went. Sam Hardy ‘24 and Ella...

Ruggiero Shares Goals

Ruggiero Shares Goals

Mackenzie Higgins and Zoey Ueland September 6, 2023

Each summer as August wraps up, students refocus their attention towards schoolwork, but faculty and administrators start preparing for the year long before students ever walk through the doors.  As...

Capistrant checks out a customer. Regarding his job, he states, “I think it’s getting yourself out there, especially when you’re a teenager. It’s good to get some experience working for like college, and future jobs, it’s just nice to
be able to have that past experience.”

Service Jobs Serve Students

Gabi Marmet and Sofia Perlman August 31, 2023

“I have learned that sometimes you’re going to have to work with hard people, especially in customer service,” reflects Mara Noel ‘24. She worked as both a lifeguard at a Richfield public pool,...

Get To Know New Community Members

N’Jai-An Patters, new Upper School social studies teacher, enjoys lactose-free ice cream and The Princess Bride. This year, Patters will be teaching Civics, Global Power and Resistance, and AP Government...

Ekstrom (far right) sits with friends during a visit to the historical Macchu Picchu in Peru, getting to see the site in-person after learning about its significance in Blake Spanish classes.

Summer Travels Spur Growth, Learning

Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-in-Chief August 29, 2023

Bookended by semesters of anticipated learning at the Upper School, students took full advantage of educational travel opportunities presented throughout the warmer months. Hakuto Higuchi ‘24 traveled...

Baroody, Molter Transition Departments: Continue to Draw Interdisciplinary Connections

Ahan Devgun, Staff Writer June 7, 2023

Next year, Michelle Baroody will be moving from the Social Studies department to the English department, and Maggie Molter will be moving from the Math department to the Science department to teach physics. As...

Minnesota Becomes Sanctuary State

Minnesota Becomes Sanctuary State

Kate Rekas, Opinions Editor June 3, 2023

Recently, around the United States, there have been increasing restrictions on both abortion and LGBTQ+ health service accessibility. Some states, including Washington, California, New York, Vermont, and...

The account @metoo_blake draws awareness to important issues surrounding sexual assault.

@metoo_blake Documents Survivor Stories

Anna Tao, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

On Mar. 3, an Instagram account under the handle @metoo_blake started publicly sharing the anonymous stories of sexual violence in the community. Referencing the MeToo movement popularized in 2017, the...

Students from the class of 2026, at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. in the spring of 2022.

Holocaust Unit Revived, Reimagined

Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-In-Cheif May 30, 2023

A 2020 Pew Research study revealed a drastic lack of understanding amidst Millennials and Gen Z regarding the Holocaust. 55% of participants didn’t know that six million Jews were murdered as a result...

During breaks and pauses throughout the school day, students can be seen scrolling through social media or watching videos on their phones.

TikTok Ban Divides Community

Max Unglaub and Tarun Gopalakrishnan May 3, 2023

The social media platform, TikTok, owned by the Chinese corporation ByteDance, has increasingly gained worldwide popularity since its inception in September of 2016, amassing over 1.5 billion users.  TikTok’s...

The Political Roundtable Club, which meets on Fridays during FLEX, discussed Trump’s indictment.

Trump Indictment Sparks Discussion, Interest

Yoni Zacks, Sports Editor May 2, 2023

On Mar. 30 2023, former president Donald John Trump was indicted on 34 felony charges of falsifying business records - charges that stem from an incident wherein he convinced his former lawyer, Michael...

Co-Editors-in-Chief Mackenzie Higgins ‘24 and Zoey Ueland
‘24 interviewed Lythcott-Haims after her speech on April 11.

Julie Lythcott-Haims Strikes Chord

Mackenzie Higgins and Zoey Ueland April 28, 2023

  “Nothing lights me up more than being with young people… This is what I’m ultimately about - [being] with young people trying to figure themselves out is my passion,” says Julie Lythcott-Haims,...

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