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William C. Moyers Discusses Addiction During Symposium

William C. Moyers Discusses Addiction During Symposium

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

March 15, 2019


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On March 13th, students listened to William C. Moyers, the vice president of public affairs community relations for the Hazelton Betty ford foundation and former addict himself, the second symposium speaker of the 2018-2019 school year. Moyers spoke on topics ranging from his own personal addiction to c...

Student Attendance in Tutoring Program Decreases

Student Attendance in Tutoring Program Decreases

Anna Johns and Kendall Phillips, Staff Writers

March 15, 2019


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Many students remember the middle school grind of struggling with the homework for  math, foreign language, or other classes. After reluctantly turning to our parents, we soon realized how their attempts to remember long division and algebra did not prevail. Bear to Bear, an Upper School student led tu...

Writers Receive Highest Awards in National Writing Contest

Writers Receive Highest Awards in National Writing Contest

Cheryl Minde, Contributing Writer

March 15, 2019


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Writers Skylar Wang ‘22, Eva Berezovsky ‘19, and Yeukai Zimbwa ‘20 each received gold keys, the highest award possible, at the state level in the 2019 Scholastic Writing competition. Wang entered her poetry piece entitled, A Dinner with my Grandfather; it focused on her experience visiting Chin...

Model UN Travels the Country

Model UN Travels the Country

Anderson Blum, Managing Editor

February 26, 2019


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The Model United Nations club has had an exciting start to 2019. From January 30 to February 2, 22 students and chaperones went to New York to participate in a United Nations simulation with more than a thousand other students from all over the world. On the first day, the group had the opportunity to hear a speech...

Science Teachers Feature Live Animals In Courses

Science Teachers Feature Live Animals In Courses

Maggie Seidel, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019


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Animals appear in electives such as Anatomy, Environmental Science, and on Green Team in the Second Semester. As the second semester courses and electives begin, animals remain intertwined with the science experience. The Science Department consistently strives to incorporate nuanced additions while...

Polar Vortex Halts School Activity for Record Period

Polar Vortex Halts School Activity for Record Period

Caroline Hardy, Managing Editor

February 1, 2019


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As frigid temperatures nearly surpassing the Minnesota record low of -56 degrees Fahrenheit descended all over the metro area, Blake canceled school and all after-school activities from Monday to Thursday. The longest closure due to weather in Blake’s history, students and teachers conducted online s...

BEARdecott Award Begins. Olson and Buchanan preparing for Seattle.

BEARdecott Award Begins. Olson and Buchanan preparing for Seattle.

Miki Rierson, Nadia Lee, Editors

January 23, 2019


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Voting has begun for annual BEARdecott award and will continue until January 23rd. The BEARdecott award is a contest for children’s picture books at Blake, which the Lower School students call, “Everyone books,” and was modeled after the annual Caldecott award, an annual award celebrating the be...

Wethington Returns from Competition

Wethington Returns from Competition

Anderson Blum, Brian Brener, Editors

January 22, 2019


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Audrey Wethington ‘20 returned yesterday from the Women’s Under-18 World Hockey Championship in Obihiro, Japan. She was on team USA and the team finished second place to Canada in the tournament. On the experience, Wethington says “It was very humbling to be a part of a national team. It was g...

Early bird gets the worm

Early bird gets the worm

Emily Anderson, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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There are many benefits of being an early bird, especially for students. Many of these benefits stem from the high supply of homework. Wyatt Dayhoff’ 22 comments “ Let's say you didn’t have enough time to finish every part of your homework the night before, well then you get to school early eno...

Scooters on the move

Scooters on the move

Jonah Halper, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


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Bird along with Lime, Skip, and Spin, are some of the leading companies for scooter rental. Bird, on their mobile app, describes the scooters as something that you can use for "your work commute, across college campuses, with friends, or simply just to spread your wings and get some fresh air!" All of ...

Mahoney Making Progress in Cancer Treatment

Mahoney Making Progress in Cancer Treatment

Anna Johns and Kendall Phillips

November 2, 2018


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When strolling through the math wing on an average day, whether leaving lunch or retaking skill quizzes, you may feel a missing presence. Ryan Mahoney, one of upper school math teachers, has been on leave so that he can focus on his health. According to his Caring Bridge site, Mahoney was diagnosed wi...

Transitioning from Daily Bulletin to BearHug

Transitioning from Daily Bulletin to BearHug

Miki Rierson, Arts and Culture Editor

October 3, 2018


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Everyday at 3:05 p.m., Blake Upper School students have received Daily Bulletin email in their inbox, courtesy of Betty Brown. But this year, this tradition has been done away with: the bulletin has been eliminated and all announcements will be on BearHug, the student created online scheduling and announ...

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