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Sophomores Walk into New Year through Downtown

Sophomores Walk into New Year through Downtown

Jasper Liu, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

On August 27, the sophomores got the opportunity to explore Downtown Minneapolis on Blake’s annual retreat day. The day gives each advisory the chance to explore Minneapolis at their own pace without any parameters. Advisories had the freedom to go anywhere in Minneapolis during...

SIAC hosts game day, nurtures school bonding

Averi Sullivan, Multimedia Editor | News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, STUDENT LIFE

On September 4, Blake’s SIAC representatives hosted a game day for the student body in place of assembly that included volleyball, minute to win it, and more party games. In reflection on the event, Kaja Bingham ‘19, a SIAC member, comments, “Creating spaces where people are allowed to connect in an...

Bear Necessities looks to benefit school, DECA participants

Bear Necessities looks to benefit school, DECA participants

Caroline Hardy, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

The school’s chapter of DECA recently opened a school store called Bear Necessities. DECA is a nonprofit organization that allows students to explore entrepreneurship and gain experience in business through competitions. The store was opened to reduce expensive competition fees by as much as possible w...

Assassins accidents cause rules to change

Assassins accidents cause rules to change

Josh Power, Reviews Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under NEWS, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Assassins, a Nerf battle royale in which students compete for glory and prizes among their fellow classmates, is a unique, highly competitive game played at high schools across the country. The premise is that students form teams and pay a fee to play, "killing" other participants by shooting them w...

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

April 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, STUDENT LIFE

For seniors Zac Johnson ‘18, Lucy Graham ‘18, Max Owens ‘18, and Abbie Nelson ‘18, getting “inked” was not a decision made lightly. Tattoos, legal at the age of 18, and the more recent minimalist tattoos have started trending among young adults. Johnson has two tattoos, one of the Great Se...

Over 70 students walk out protesting gun violence

Over 70 students walk out protesting gun violence

Caroline Hardy, Staff writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

March 14, 2018—Exactly one month after the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left seventeen students and faculty dead and many more wounded, students at Blake walked out of the school and stood outside for seventeen minutes to honor those seventeen lives lost. Organized primarily by Ze...

DECA remains victorious at State competition

DECA remains victorious at State competition

Amanda Ward, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

DECA, the entrepreneurship club lead by Justin Gainsley ‘18, won big at the State competition this past March 4-6. The club is popular across the world as well as at school due to its profound ability to assist students in their business efforts for future jobs and careers. The DECA club meets e...

Cheryl Minde ’20 prevails at Poetry Out Loud

Cheryl Minde ’20 prevails at Poetry Out Loud

Maya Chadda, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Student Artists, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

With an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, and $200 in hand Cheryl Minde ‘20 left the Minnesota’s state competition for Poetry Out Loud held at The Loft Literary Center Open Book. Minde competed and prevailed amongst five other young poets in the semifinals. Her success in the semifinals a...

Seniors plunge for awareness, fun, unification

Seniors plunge for awareness, fun, unification

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

On Friday, March 2 a group of thirteen seniors, along with grade dean Shawn Reid, participated in a Polar Plunge event at Bde Maka Ska to raise money for Special Olympics. Twelve seniors raised over $75 each and Jessie Rudin ‘18 raised $2,073, meaning Blake’s group totaled over $3,100. Polar Plunge MN...

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical’s uniqueness

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical’s uniqueness

Shira Aronow and Anna Johns

March 10, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, STUDENT LIFE

The Blake School musical Once on This Island opens Friday, March 9, and the cast and crew agree their hard work has come together to make a great show. Members of the cast have loved participating in this musical on and off the stage during rehearsal and speak to how it was as a commitment. Anika Hahn ‘2...

Students manage both academics, jobs

Students manage both academics, jobs

Shira Aronow and Anna Johns

February 7, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Even though students often seek jobs because of money, a lot of students agree that other benefits that come along with having a job can often outweigh the benefit of money.These benefits include responsibility, time management, and independence. How do students balance so many extracurriculars and t...

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