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The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

Amaka Nwokocha, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


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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 goes to a school called Williamson Prep, which is affluent and predominantly white. The school is not...

Appreciating Second Lunch

Appreciating Second Lunch

Lachen Reid, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


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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 the most heart-breaking or ecstasy-inducing piece of information: Whether their schedule is fille...

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

November 2, 2018


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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 you to get up and dance. Put on your wool socks and move baby!   Trip by Ella Mai ...

This month with Bix

This month with Bix

David Bix, Online Columnist

October 19, 2018


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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 Late night bonfires, days at the beach, and sleeping in have been replaced by Fall sports and the everyday stress of school. Music has changed in the same way....

Fans adapt to temporary student section move

Fans adapt to temporary student section move

Zach Slavitt, News Editor

October 1, 2018


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     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, that the designated student section had been moved from the stadium seating to behind the end...

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...

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