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Rejuvenating Buzz Around School

May 25, 2018


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The Beekeeping Club presents a unique opportunity open to all with absolutely no experience necessary. The club offers exciting opportunities to be up close with the bees as well as watch from a distance.             So far, the club has been meeting sporadically, based on the fluctuating we...

Assassins accidents cause rules to change

Assassins accidents cause rules to change

Josh Power, Reviews Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under NEWS, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Assassins, a Nerf battle royale in which students compete for glory and prizes among their fellow classmates, is a unique, highly competitive game played at high schools across the country. The premise is that students form teams and pay a fee to play, "killing" other participants by shooting them w...

Student-directed plays engage students in unique ways

Student-directed plays engage students in unique ways

William Lyman, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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Every spring students embark on the challenging, at times stressful, experience of acting or directing a Student Directed Play. Completely organized and executed by student directors, the program takes place over a couple weeks in April. During these weeks of auditions, direction, rehearsals, tech rehears...

Environmental authors program brings Dr. Kimmerer

Ben Gelb and Natalie Anderson

May 1, 2018


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      The Otis Environmental Authors Program was created by Philip Otis ‘91’s family following his death in 1995. Otis was a student ranger and was participating in a rescue mission at Mount National Park. The objective of the mission was to save a man with a fractured ankle. The man, however, w...

College map made anonymous

College map made anonymous

Anderson Blum, Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


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Blake’s College Map, located in the college counseling area, will have a noteworthy change when it is posted for the class of 2018. The map will still show all of the schools our seniors will be attending next year, but unlike past iterations of the map, student names will not be included. The pr...

Gallery: Day of Silence

Carter Puckett, Staff Photographer

May 1, 2018


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Science Olympiad Completes Great Year

Anderson Blum, Sports Editor

March 16, 2018


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Another year of Blake’s Science Olympiad has come to an end, with the Bears winning the title of second best small school in Minnesota at the state tournament on March 3. The Blake team competed in multiple tournaments leading up to state, including one at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls....

Gallery: Students, faculty walkout to support 17 lives lost in Florida

Gallery: Students, faculty walkout to support 17 lives lost in Florida

Alyssa Story, Social Media Editor

March 14, 2018


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Lead by Anika Gutzke '19 and Zehra Kahn '18 over 30 students and faculty members participated in a peaceful walkout and 17 minutes of silence. Prior to the moments of silence, students gave both planned and spontaneous speeches. Both Gutzke and Kahn spoke, along with Anna Kruesel '18, Will Lym...

Sneha Sinha explores family tree

Sneha Sinha explores family tree

Eva Berezovsky, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


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“Understanding my family gave me a lot of voice, even though I’m not literally speaking,” says Sneha Sinha ‘18 regarding her first semester independent study. Ready for her next step as an artist after taking all three levels of Drawing and Painting, Sinha eagerly launched the drafting of her coll...

Martha Bennett Gallery debuts bird themed exhibit

Martha Bennett Gallery debuts bird themed exhibit

William Longley, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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There is a new exhibit this month in the Martha Bennett Gallery on both art and nature. Students from Brian Sago’s Printmaking II teamed up with students from Will Bohrnsen’s Environmental Science to create an exhibit that is both educational and pretty to look at.      The exhibit looks at t...

Dr. Graybeal comments: Blake’s take on vape

Dr. Graybeal comments: Blake’s take on vape

Elizabeth Opp, News Editor

December 15, 2017


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Following this month's InDepth, "Vaping Culture," students, teachers, and parents alike have been questioning the realities behind this trend in our community. Associate Head of School, Dr. Anne Graybeal, comments on the subject in an interview with Spectrum Q: What do you think about the trend of swit...

Martha, Kaback team up to bring new era of boys’ volleyball

Zachary Marmet, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


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As the excitement from Power Puff football dies down, junior boys have decided to bring back that same idea in a new way with the creation of the Blake Boys’ Volleyball team. Boys’ volleyball is new to Blake, but that doesn’t stop founder and captain Alex Martha '19 and coach Steve Kaback from ha...

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