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Things You Need to Know Today: TASC

Seniors are allowed to use the JNA during their free time, such as TASC, so long as they maintain social distance and wear masks.
September 10, 2020

Every Friday, no matter what color group's day it is, the typical advisory block will be used instead as TASC. Originally, students were told to spend the time in their advisories, but now they will be...

Meet Mollie Rae

Miller sits at her new desk.
Miller becomes new Upper School Receptionist
October 14, 2019

Update: Mollie Rae Miller no longer works at Blake. She resigned after 3 days as Upper School Receptionist. The position remains unfilled.   Mollie Rae Miller, the new Upper School Receptionist...

BEARdecott Award Begins. Olson and Buchanan preparing for Seattle.

BEARdecott Award Begins. Olson and Buchanan preparing for Seattle.
January 23, 2019

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...

Wethington Returns from Competition

Wethington Returns from Competition
January 22, 2019

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...

Transitioning from Daily Bulletin to BearHug

The scheduling tab of BearHug.
October 3, 2018

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...

Student section relocates due to construction

Students on bleachers of new student section theme red for Minnehaha High School homecoming game against Washburn on September 21.
September 25, 2018

On Friday, Sep. 14 Wolfpack SMB had its first home game at the Hopkins Campus. Due to construction on the campus, the student section was moved to the endzone of the field, much to the dismay of many students....

Rower Reflects on her Sport

Annika Gutzke '19 has been rowing since eighth grade.
September 24, 2018

Annika Gutzke ‘19 started rowing competitively during the summer after her eighth grade year. She remembers sitting in class one day and thinking to herself, “I’m tall; I should row.” She was also...

Taylor competes in Junior Snowboarding World Championships

Submitted by Will Taylor
September 24, 2018

Will Taylor ‘19 competed in the Junior Snowboarding World Championships in Cardrona, New Zealand in early September, placing 28th in the parallel giant slalom event and 34th in the parallel slalom event....

Ultimate Team Splits into Two

Ultimate Team Splits into Two
September 24, 2018

Starting this year, the Blake Ultimate team is splitting up. Sarah Yousha '20 and Jing Jing Munson ‘21 are leading the charge. Yousha says, “We are trying to create an atmosphere that allows for...

New Furniture Installed

New Furniture Installed
September 21, 2018

New furniture was installed in the math wing over the summer. These couches and chairs replaced the old, torn up couches that used to be in their place. The furniture, located near the Eastern staircase...

Eminem’s new album sparks controversy

Eminem's new album sparks controversy
September 17, 2018

On August 31, 45-year-old rapper Eminem dropped his album Kamikaze, a collection mostly dedicated to detailing his comeback from retirement, improvement from his last album Revival, and addressing critiques...

A Capella Choir Vice Presidents announced for 2018-2019 school year

September 15, 2018

The A Cappella Choir is an all gender advanced choir at the Blake Upper School. Each year, 2 representatives are chosen to lead various activities in the choir. These positions are the Vice Presidents....

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