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Review: Senior Seminar Fails to Impress

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...

A Mix of Emotions for Juice Wrld

A Mix of Emotions for Juice Wrld
Overall positive album has its ups and downs
April 9, 2019

20-year-old rapper Juice Wrld recently released his follow up album to the critical success “Goodbye and Good Riddance.” His album, titled “Death Race for Love,” was released on March 8 and has...

Kaja’s Top 5: December 2018

Kaja's Top 5: December 2018
This is a perfect family gift guide for the holidays!
December 21, 2018

Need ideas for holiday gifts this year? This list is sure to give you plenty of ideas! For Mom I'm sure you love the planet, and if your mom is a fantastic cook and loves the grocery store as much...

Holiday Movies Allow Students to Unwind this Winter

Holiday Movies Allow Students to Unwind this Winter
Here four movies to help you relax over winter break.
December 18, 2018

As we head in to 2019, we could all use some time to relax from the stress of finals. These four holiday movies are great ways to spend that time. 1. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding: This movie...

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race
Movie examines police brutality and how different communities experience life
November 2, 2018

The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr, is about a teenage girl named Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who lives in a predominantly black neighborhood with gangs, drugs, and high crime rates. She...

Appreciating Second Lunch

Many seats are left open during a second lunch. The lunch- room is usually quiet and spacious during this block.
The merits of the lunch block
November 2, 2018

The beginning of a new semester brings new classes and new teachers to students, but possibly the most important new addition to the Blake student’s life is the infamous Google document which contains...

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

Kaja's Top 5: Autumn Playlist
Five great songs to help experience fall to the fullest
November 2, 2018

Lucy by Still Woozy My favorite song this month has to be “Lucy” by Still Woozy. The soft instrumentals and overall melancholic, intimate tone of this song radiate a sense of coziness yet also invite...

This month with Bix

This month with Bix
Music of the Month (September/October 2018): Carter V, On the Rvn, and More
October 19, 2018

This Month With Bix Music of the Month (September/October 2018): Carter V, On the Rvn, and More Summer’s over and school’s here. Late night bonfires, days at the beach, and sleeping in have...

Fans adapt to temporary student section move

Students on bleachers of new student section theme red for Minnehaha High School homecoming game against Washburn on September 21.
Construction by Aamoth Stadium results in unexpected solution
October 1, 2018

     On September 14, students showed up to the first home football game of the SMB Wolfpack eager to enjoy the game and have fun cheering on their friends.      We were surprised on arrival, however,...

Which bathrooms do you like?

Survey of preferred bathrooms in the school
Survey reveals inconsistency among students' favorite bathrooms
May 25, 2018

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...

Renny’s Review

Rachel Cusk's Outline
Novel connects with readers through finding common ground
April 27, 2018

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...

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