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Summer Jobs you Should Try

Summer Jobs you Should Try

Catherine Barry, Contributing Writer

May 19, 2019

Summer jobs are a great way to step out of your comfort zone, take on more responsibility and earn your own money. Though finding the time during the summer to work can be a difficult task for many students who participate in other activities, these five ideas will guide you in finding a job that fits ...

Finals Advice

Brooke Lee, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

As finals approach, many are feeling the stress and chaos that comes with them. Teachers give out recommended preparation for these tests and many acknowledging that it would be beneficial to start studying; however, nobody wants to. Although studying can be quite unbearable for most, there are some strate...

Cafeteria Should try Meatless Days

Cafeteria Should try Meatless Days

Lexi Dietz, Columnist

May 13, 2019

Recently, many Senior Speeches have highlighted the positive effects of going vegetarian, or even “vegetarian-ish”. From the many health benefits that come with starting a plant-based diet, the negative effects of the livestock industry, and the ethical reasoning behind not eating animals, the argumen...

Review: Senior Seminar Fails to Impress

Miki Rierson, Editor Emeritus

May 13, 2019

Senior Seminar. Say the word to any senior and you’ll receive an amalgamation of groans, sighs, and an immediate rant regarding the string of assignments due. Complaints have been made, senior meetings with Stavney are filled with grievance after grievance, and speeches critiquing Senior Seminar unite...

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Isaac Gittleman, Columnist

May 13, 2019

In my 14 years at Blake, the community is what has supported me through ups and downs, given me perspective, and helped me to start giving back. In listen to Ben Lee’s recent senior speech and reflecting on it, I called into question this community that has supported me for so long, and that’s im...

Avengers: Endgame provides satisfying ending for expansive franchise

Avengers: Endgame provides satisfying ending for expansive franchise

Amaka Nwokocha, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Avengers: Endgame has been one of the most anticipated films of all time. After I first watched the original Avengers 6 years ago, it sucked me into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which includes the Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor trilogies, the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and others...

Local Produce Worth Extra Cost

Local Produce Worth Extra Cost

Lexi Dietz, Columnist

April 22, 2019

Even tough it might be more expensive, buying local produce pays off through environmental benefits

Minneapolis Continues to Grow with Final Four

Minneapolis Continues to Grow with Final Four

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

April 12, 2019

Around three years ago, a large debate was traveling through the Minneapolis area, many asking the question is the 1.1 billion dollar price for the US Bank Stadium worth it? With many significant events held at the stadium, the recent Final Four and the 2018 Super Bowl, the revenue coming made the lar...

Frustration on Registration

Frustration on Registration

Catherine Barry, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Concerned students’ faces rush around to find their deans during the time frame of the few weeks when course registration is open. They desperately attempt to select classes while taking into account their interests and the ‘harder’ classes such as APs and Honors they wish to take. Choosing ...

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Anderson Blum, Science, Technology & Health Editor

March 14, 2019

In little over a decade, social media has gone from a group of various technological experiments to domination of the United States and many other countries. Modern children live in a completely different social structure than the norm had been for generations. Frankly, different does not mean bad. Wh...

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Yeukai Zimbwa, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2019

Hello! Good Morning! How are you? I’m fine. For human beings, performing is a part of life: automated responses, scripted small-talk, pseudo-conversations about the weather while passing in the hallways. Teenagers born and raised in the 21st century know intimately the pressures that come with the su...

Background

Background

Nadia Lee, News Editor

March 14, 2019

The ubiquity of personal smartphones raises growing concerns, specifically amongst young people. According to a Common Sense Media (CSM) study, since 2011, the amount of time spent on cell phones has increased dramatically. For example, the study found that on average, 13 to 18 year olds spend up to ...

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