The Spectrum

Free the Children Co-Founder Inspires Service

November 8, 2012


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On Friday, November 2, the Blake Upper School had the privilege of meeting Marc Kielburger and understanding the importance of service on both a local and international level. Kielburger co-founded Free the Children in 1995, along with his 12-year-old brother, Craig. The project was inspired by Craig’s...

An Editors Night Out

An Editors Night Out

Sullivan Whitley, Page Editor

October 23, 2012


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This past Friday night, my fellow editors and I went out “socialite style” (term coined by Eve Liu, Managing Editor) in downtown Minneapolis to investigate if Black Sheep Pizza is all that it is cracked up to be. Strictly business. Kidding. We all consider eating a hobby. Upon arriving, we...

Blake’s beekeepers support bees, reduce sting of mysterious bee die-outs

Blake’s beekeepers support bees, reduce sting of mysterious bee die-outs

Laine Higgins, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2012


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Already in its second year, Blake’s Beekeeping Club is off to a burgeoning start, collecting publicity from Kare 11 and MPR news. Since the bees’ arrival in May, in partnership with Community Bees on Bikes, the bees have been mostly healthy. This summer, however, Blake’s bee population suffered...

Students head to Lollapalooza

Maxine Whitely, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2012


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Lollapalooza (noun): "An extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance." This definition encompasses Lollapalooza perfectly. It is not a place for the weak or the germaphobic, but rather suited for a special audience—anybody from hip, trendy, sparsely dressed ...

The End of an Era: Reflections from 2012 Class President

The End of an Era: Reflections from 2012 Class President

June 1, 2012


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As Charles Dickens once said “it was the worst of times.” Just kidding, Upper School was great/weird, but great. See, in High School you get just the right combination of hormones, stress, and external stimulants that make fat middle- aged men look back at them and call them “the best days of their...

Cedar House students from South Africa get an American experience at Blake

Anna Erlich '14, Staff Writer

April 27, 2012


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From Cape Town to Johannesburg to Istanbul to Chicago to Minneapolis, the exchange students from Cedar House, a small private school in, Cape Town, South Africa have certainly seen a lot in their short visit. At just a week in, several made some interesting observations about life and culture at Blake....

Two of a Kind: Spirit parades through Blake halls on Twin Day

Two of a Kind: Spirit parades through Blake halls on Twin Day

Janhawi Kelkar '13, Page Editor

March 15, 2012


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Twins Karl and Alex Lovaas '14 wear red from head to toe. David Zalk and Ben Temple unintentionally match. Steve Kaback and Jeff Trinh look uncannily similar. Anna Leslie '14 and Lauren Rondesvedt '14 wear similar plaid shirts, jeans, shoes and bows in their hair. Abby Rickeman '13 and Maddy Hall '13 combine th...

Happy Holidays!

December 9, 2011


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Thanksgiving Assembly 2011

Thanksgiving Assembly 2011

Kevin Hayes '14, Online Editor

December 6, 2011


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New Teacher Profiles

Emily Moore '13, Page Editor

September 27, 2011


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Students may be surprised to see some unfamiliar faces around school this year. Here's a little more information about some of Blake's new teachers. Ms. Wogstad may be new to Blake, but she is certainly not new to teaching. She has been teaching for 30 years. She has taught Mandarin all levels, rang...

Summer Abroad: Sierra Leone

Summer Abroad: Sierra Leone

Henry Vaughn, Staff Writer

May 17, 2010


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This summer during the weeks from June 10th until June 27th, a group of 15 Blake students will be traveling to Africa on a service trip to Sierra Leone. The group of students includes: Ned Hartfiel ’13, Mitch Stauch ’13, Timmy Dooley ’13, Maddy Hall ’13, Izzy Swanson ’13, Ellie Rudd ’13, Nico...

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