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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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Back: (from left to right) Geneva Schneider ‘25, Kaining Zhang ‘26, Sacha Newberry ‘29, Pihlstrom, Sam Tomzic ‘25, Claire Cao ‘26, Mittra, Caitlin Strauss ‘27 Front: Elizabeth MacNeill ‘27, Eloise Moratzka ‘29, Lucy Zhang ‘29, Sinclair Christie ‘26, Madeleine DesJardin ‘28, Isabelle Walker ‘28, Ashley Stricker 25 and Kelly Smith ‘98 pose wearing cowboy hats, a
nod to the “Giddy Up” theme.

Students Skate to Shaina Twain

Gabi Marmet, Managing Editor March 14, 2024

“My favorite part about Figure skating is expressing myself artistically, because a lot of the other sports I do are very technical. Figure skating is technical, but you can also put a lot of expression...

Charley Bowels 26 dribbles the ball during their last game of the season.

Meet The Players: Girls’ Basketball

Lilah Johnson, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

Junior captain Naima Michael-Crushshon ‘25 has been a part of Blake basketball since she was in seventh grade and has been on varsity since she was a freshman. The thing she likes most about playing...

Medalists at the Cupid’s Arrow 2024 tournament in Rochester.

Fencing Gives Unique Culture

Camila Pardo, News Editor February 28, 2024

Most Upper School students, faculty, and staff have only familiarized themselves with the school’s fencing team through the abundance of equipment dispersed near the gym, but how much is known about...

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the Fencing team doesn’t practice, the shelves are left empty and unused.

Nordic, Fencing Storage Wars

Charlie Dean, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

While the fencing team has a designated place to store their equipment, the Nordic team doesn’t, leading to lines of ski bags propped up against walls throughout the school, an annoyance to security,...

This infographic illustrates the differences between Nordic and Alpine skiing.

Nordic vs. Alpine Skiing: What’s The Difference?

Evie Chow, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Nordic or Alpine? These two branches of skiing are both highly popular winter activities, but it brings up the age-old question. Which is better? Nordic skiing, also known as cross-country skiing, is...

Landon Bell ‘26, Captain Oliver Duininck ‘24, and Joe Erickson ‘26 celebrate for
the camera with teammates during the Jan. 16 game against Breck at Blake Ice Arena.

Losing Streak Lost

Steven Cao, Copy Editor February 1, 2024

The Boys Hockey team was on rough ice. The last time Boys Hockey had a record below .500 was seven years ago. The Bears started the 2023-2024 season with 12 straight losses, mostly against the top...

Okoronkwo during the record-breaking game against Minnehaha Academy.

Basketball Record Broken

Amelia Bush, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2024

On Jan. 10, Grayson Okoronkwo ‘24 scored 31 points during a game against Minnehaha Academy, breaking Blake’s all-time scoring record. “It felt surreal. Until the game started, I didn’t really think...

JT Sugalski ‘24 views the results of his team’s fantasy football performance, hoping with all of his might to be one game further away from his punishment.

Fantasy Football: Motivating Players Through Punishments

Jason Rotenberg, R&R Editor December 13, 2023

What does an ACL even do? These are the words that could not escape my mind as I stare at the big red IR next to Christian McCaffery’s name on my fantasy team. My number 1 overall pick had gone to waste,...

Members of Boys’ Swim & Dive Team sculling in warmups ahead of meet.

Road to State Title

Jay Ali, Contributing Writer December 13, 2023

The Boys' Swim and Dive Team has continuously proven that they are not one to be messed with, winning a total of 10 championships, with seven being consecutive. With the streak floating around...

Dillon in the locker room before a game against East Central at the Red Wing High School - Tip-Off Classic.

New Players Improve Team Culture

Hamza Banatwala, Contributing Writer December 6, 2023

As the winter approaches, basketball season is heating up after the fall league, and the Boys’ team is looking exceptional prior to the season’s beginning. The fall league encompassed all new...

Liao with a face full of triumph after finishing one of his races.

D1 to D3 Contrasts

Steven Cao, Things to Do Editor December 4, 2023

November is perhaps the most important month for many High School athletes. It marks the start of the college signing period, when recruited athletes can put pen to paper and officially commit to their...

Players celebrate in a huddle after winning a thrilling rally.

Volleyball Settles Historic Rivalry

Soren Reyes November 15, 2023

Blake Bears Prevail Over Breck Mustangs: The Rivalry Continues. Who is better: Blake or Breck? Many delusional people would claim Breck. On Thursday, Sept. 28th, in the heated battle between the Bears...

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