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Excitement, Anticipation Brews for Upcoming Thanksgiving Break, Holiday

Excitement, Anticipation Brews for Upcoming Thanksgiving Break, Holiday

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Thanksgiving means something different to many members of the student body. And, the homework-free weekend is experienced in a variety of ways as well. A time to celebrate with old and new traditions, eat tasty meals, to be grateful, and some time away from school are aspects of the upcoming holiday t...

Students Participate in Broad Range of Activities After School

Students Participate in Broad Range of Activities After School

Lachen Reid, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Different endeavors that take place after school comprise students' evening hours.

Jake Svenddal ’22: Sports

Jake Svenddal ’22: Sports

Lachen Reid, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Jake Svenddal '22 plays on the Boys' Hockey team. Last year, he was on swing line, meaning he played in both JV and Varsity games. Svenddal would practice with Varsity daily, either at 3:45-5:15 p.m or 5:30-7:00 p.m. Additionally, he says the hockey team has workouts, film sessions, and yoga, which can...

Jack Standish ’20: Jobs

Jack Standish ’20: Jobs

Lachen Reid, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

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Lilian Anderson ‘20: Theater

Lilian Anderson ‘20: Theater

Lachen Reid, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Lilian Anderson '20 is part of the fall play, titled The Dining Room. She has rehearsal for a couple hours per day currently, and the two weeks prior to the play she has rehearsal for two and a half hours. She describes the play saying "it's a really weird play because it takes place in one room the ...

Students Don’t Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions

Students Don’t Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions

Catherine Barry, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

Many students believe Halloween to be a holiday that you celebrate when you are younger by going out with your friends, getting dressed up in a costume, and going trick or treating.  Yet as people get older, these notions change. Nate Heithoff ‘22 believes high schoolers going trick or treating wi...

Students Engage in Upcoming Election, Campaigns

Students Engage in Upcoming Election, Campaigns

Ale Perri, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2019

Regardless of how students get involved in the election, they see importance in being knowledgeable about politics. Rosa Gerdts ‘20 states, “The outcome of politics to- day truly does affect our future...It is also our responsibility to be active global citizens.” With the 2020 election n...

Rwanda Travel Inspires

Rwanda Travel Inspires

Chad Woerner, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2019

This summer, as part of the Global Immersion Program, an organization at Blake that oversees educational opportunities around the world, thirteen Blake students and three teacher chaperones traveled to Rwanda for twenty-one days in June. Chronologically, the journey was highlighted by nearly a week long visi...

Summer Encourages Exploration

Gabby Monahan, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2019

For many, summer is the perfect opportunity to erase the thought of school from their mind and dive into fun and exciting activities. These activities can range from camps, clubs, organizations, jobs, or time spent relaxing and waking up late. However, some students knocked a few things off their bucket l...

Sporcle: Distraction or educational tool

Sporcle: Distraction or educational tool

Zach Slavitt, Sports Editor

September 19, 2019

Sporcle is the most used quiz website in the country and has become a popular website for students to test knowledge, learn new information, and compete against friends.  Some students enjoy using Sporcle as an enhancement to their education. Michael Fraley ‘20 says, “Sporcle can be a fun le...

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Sarina Dev, Editor Emeritus

May 10, 2019

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Don’t thank me, thank Mr. Barry. I read this book first semester in my Utopian and Dystopian Literature class and it completely blew me out of the water. Mandel tells the story of humanity before, during, and after its collapse. Following five characters...

Activities to Explore in Minneapolis during Spring

Activities to Explore in Minneapolis during Spring

Nadia Lee and Nora Fox

April 22, 2019

Although April and May can be a stressful time for students with the culmination of AP exams, finals, and end-of-year assignments, spring is a great time to take advantage of the warm weather outdoors and escape the pressures of schoolwork. From city parks and gardens to yoga and fitness classes, Mi...

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