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Which bathrooms do you like?

Which bathrooms do you like?

Natallie Sabes and Amelia Reyes, Staff Writer(s)

May 25, 2018


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100 people polled English Wing: 28 Art Wing: 24 All gender: 10 Math wing: 7 Science Wing: 10 Language: 19 Basement Single: 4   Bathrooms are rated by a variety of factors such as lighting, spaciousness, stockage of toilet paper, cleanliness, amount of stalls, popularity. ...

Renny’s Review

Renny’s Review

Renny Acheson, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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If you’re looking for a book that challenges the limitations of literature, Rachel Cusk’s Outline does that and more. Published in 2014, Outline follows the trip of a recently-divorced British author and professor Faye to Athens, where she is scheduled to teach a multiple-day writing course. Throughout...

Penny’s Coffee Shop drums up major attention

Natallie Sabes, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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Penny’s Coffee has two locations, one on Washington Avenue, downtown, and the other on 44th street in Linden Hills. Penny’s is a relatively new addition to the coffee scene, with both locations opening not more than two years ago. First, the downtown location opened, and after its success the a sto...

Renny’s Review: The Crown Ain’t Worth Much

Renny Acheson, Columnist

March 16, 2018


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On the first Monday of May in 2016, I attended my first Button Poetry Live. Held monthly, these events unite the Twin Cities poetry community with live performances and friendly competition. The featured poet that night was Hanif Abdurraqib, an Ohio-based poet, essayist, and critic. When his time onsta...

Frozen on Ice debuts at Target Center

Frozen on Ice debuts at Target Center

Sarina Dev, Food Editor

March 15, 2018


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As a sixteen-year-old attending a performance targeted for toddlers, I was not expecting Disney on Ice presents Frozen to be as magical of an experience as it was. On Wednesday, February 28th at the Target Center, I was undoubtedly one of the oldest willing showgoers. While my age set me apart, I di...

Putting pancake reputations to the test

Putting pancake reputations to the test

Allie Miller and Julia Abraham

March 15, 2018


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We visited three iconic breakfast hotspots and put their reputations to the test. Our mission was simple: discern the quality of these popular franchises based on their pancakes’ appearance, taste, and price. We started at the Plymouth Original Pancake House; a classic for pancake lovers. We visi...

Reflecting on four years of English reading

Reflecting on four years of English reading

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


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I have read twenty-one novels, eleven plays, and three anthologies in my four years of Blake English classes. Now, as a near-alumni, I find myself reflecting on the stories I read, and wanting to read the best ones again. In ninth grade World Literature with Cory Tao we read twelve books. Far ...

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