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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...

Making the most of your autumn

Nikki Stabno, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Eva Berezovsky The fall time can be very stressful with the first quarter ending, fall sports at their peak, and our academic workload starting to build up. Although fall can be filled with homework, cram sessions, and endless cups of coffee, it is also a great time to go out with friends and enjoy th...

Students reminisce on global immersion trips to Cuba, Vietnam

Drew Rosenblum, Opinions Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

From June 11- July 3, 2017, a group of Blake students traveled to the bustling city of Hanoi, the lively city of Saigon, and the peaceful and quiet rural areas of both sides of the country. Julia Abraham ‘19, a student on the trip, gives a summary of what they did on the Vietnam trip.  She says...

Bullet Journaling

Bullet Journaling

Zoe Wellik, In-Depth Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

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Changing the community one blanket at a time

Changing the community one blanket at a time

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Last month, Sam Monahan '18 stood in front of Forum to present her idea: a club focused on helping others feel just a little more at ease in unfortunate circumstances. With all of the clubs at school focused on generally academic or athletic goals, she wanted to bring back a school-wide focus on benevolenc...

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