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Outdoor club hopes to get students outside

Outdoor club hopes to get students outside

Emily Rotenburg and Precious Jones

September 28, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

The new Outdoor club was founded by Maggie Ankeny ‘20 and John Meskan ‘20 in hopes of encouraging students to spend time outside and simultaneously create community.  Founded at the beginning of the school year, Forum has yet to charter this club. In order to be chartered, Meskan and Ankeny will p...

Bee club emphasizes the importance of bees

Bee club emphasizes the importance of bees

Maggie Seidel, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

The Beekeeping club resumed last year with the goal of nurturing the beehive, as well as promoting the importance of bees in the natural world. After a five year hiatus, the Queen Bee reclaimed her territory following a colony collapse caused by a pesticide spray near Lake Bde Maka Ska. The Queen...

Newly chartered Drawing at Dawn Club seeks members

Newly chartered Drawing at Dawn Club seeks members

Madelyn Besikof, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The  Drawing at Dawn club is hoping to build membership and spread the of message of inclusivity in the arts.  Maddy Florida ‘20 entered Blake in ninth grade from Central Middle School in Eden Prairie. There, she greatly enjoyed the teacher-run art club that gave her a place to relax. Florida real...

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 9, 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...

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