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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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Wearing pink to watch “Barbie” and black to see “Oppenheimer” has become an exciting trend. Kate Rekas ‘23 and Zoe Edinburgh ‘23 posed in a Barbie box dressed in pink.

Barbenheimer, Cultural Explosion

Evan Vezmar, Managing Editor September 6, 2023

It was the ultimate summer of movies if you were looking for trends, deep messages, and explosions, both literal and colorful. Barbenheimer, a combination of the “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” movies...

Over 120,000 fans fulfilled their “Wildest Dreams” when they saw Taylor Swift perform at U.S. Bank Stadium in June.

Summer Concerts Draw Thousands

Amelia Bush, Managing Editor September 1, 2023

It was a “Cruel Summer” for those who didn’t get tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert. I was lucky enough to be able to overcome Ticketmaster’s thorny lair.  It was an amazing night. For...

Jasons Wise Words

Jason’s Wise Words

Jason Rotenberg, Reviews & Recommendations Editor August 29, 2023

Establish a good work ethic early on; it will pay off this year and for years to come. Build good relationships with your teachers and deans. Believe it or not, they actually help you become successful...

Students wait for assembly speakers while checking notifications and watching videos.

Audience Etiquette Lacks Respectful Listening

Mirah Lukis, Contributing Writer June 8, 2023
Overall, phone policing makes sense, but in practice it is tiresome and distracting for both teachers and students.
Students take to the dance floor at prom, encouraging others to join in. The music ranged from 2000s pop hits to current rap hits.

Six Thoughts About Prom: “A Night in Hollywood”

Ali Hecker , Student Life Editor May 5, 2023

Venue: On Saturday, April 15, juniors and seniors joined together at the American Swedish Institute for prom. The venue, located near downtown Minneapolis, made for the perfect change of scenery from the...

Health Information Project Necessary, Finding Footing

Health Information Project Necessary, Finding Footing

Kaining Zhang, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

HIP, or Health Information Project, aims to educate freshmen about physical and mental health. However, it isn’t a normal health class - every lesson is taught by juniors and seniors! This approach is...

Spring Break Essentials

Gabi Marmet, Staff Writer March 18, 2023

Eloise Walsh ‘24 focused on reading homework in the OECE wing on the third floor.

School Offers Various Quiet Study Spaces

Jason Rotenberg , Food Editor March 7, 2023

Picture this: you are in your free block actually doing homework, something that rarely occurs for many, and you can't focus. I've found myself surrounded by noises and distractions while trying to get...

“Boy Meets World” first aired Sep. 24,1993. The show begins with the character Cory Matthews having a complex
relationship with his middle school teacher, but by the end, the show tackled many serious issues including child abuse, alcoholism, cheating, and cults. Its spin off, “Girl Meets World” dealt with its own set of issues, but none quite as serious,
because it was a Disney Channel show. Marilyn Monroe wore her infamous Jean Louis dress in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to President
John F. Kennedy. Monroe asked for the dress to be designed to make her appear naked on stage. This moment led to both John and Robert Kennedy cutting her off as they were worried their affair would become public. It did cause controversy, making it significant within American pop culture history. This performance was one of her last as she died 3 months after.
“Ripley’s Believe It or Not” bought the dress at an auction for $4,810,000 making it the most expensive dress to be sold.

Revivals Prove Off-Putting, Pointless

Ainsley Pflaum, Contributing Writer March 4, 2023

Old clothes, music, and sayings always tend to come back from previous generations, but to what extent should we reboot from the past? Rebooting old styles of clothes, music genres, and interior design...

The Ugg boot began as
a popular surfing shoe
in Australia during the
1960s; however, the style
of the boot, with sheep-
skin and leather is said to
have been created in the
1800s. The name “Ugg”
didn’t exist until the
1960s. Now these boots
have become a winter staple, perfect for loung-
ing around in or going to
school in.

Relevance, Modernity Prevails

Eva Stegic, Arts & Culture Editor March 4, 2023

Imagine you hear an announcement from your favorite show, clothing item, or book, saying that there will be a sequel or reboot, a phenomenon that has become increasingly popular. There have been some terrible...

Valentines Day Transitions into Platonic Celebration

Valentine’s Day Transitions into Platonic Celebration

Anna Tao, Staff Writer February 14, 2023

During my frequent perusals of YouTube, I recently have been receiving an advertisement from Hershey’s kiss chocolate on multiple occasions accidentally, which challenges my deeply rooted romantic standards...

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