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QUIZ: Do you know your world leaders?

QUIZ: Do you know your world leaders?

March 9, 2015


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

 Take this quiz to see how much you know about the leadership in countries other than your own! Are you a global citizen?...

Keeping up with curves

John Miller, Sci-Tech Editor

March 8, 2015


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

One of the common buzzwords around the school is “curve.” Mentioning it when speaking about a test will garner attention from many students. It carries connotations of hope, salvation and rescue.     The student experience involves many tests, some easy, but some hard. In cases of the latter be...

The Best (and Worst) Super Bowl Ads

Hudson Dougan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, SPORTS, STUDENT LIFE

The Super Bowl, which took place on February 1st, was a thrilling affair on the field as the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Off the field, and over the airwaves, the game's signature commercials were a combination of thrilling, memorable, and truly strange. Here is a list of...

Wisdom Teeth Guide

Wisdom Teeth Guide

Janet Kang, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

One day, many of us will have to go through the excruciating pain of getting our wisdom teeth removed. Not to worry! Here you’ll find exactly how to make getting your teeth pulled out a fun and happy memory. STEP ONE. Panic! We all know it’s scary getting your teeth pulled out at the dentist’s. STEP...

Private, personal, but unprotected?

Private, personal, but unprotected?

Anneliese Moore, In-Depth Editor

November 6, 2014


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

In the past, high school seniors applying to college have always worried about GPAs, SAT scores, and good grades. But now, with the rise of social media, comes a new set of challenges – making sure one’s digital identity is clean of any information that could potentially hurt them during the college p...

Know your stuff: A review of Minnesota’s Governor’s race

Know your stuff: A review of Minnesota’s Governor’s race

Maxine Whitely, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2014


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Why should I care? It’s fun to get informed! Whether you are voting or not, it’s important to know who is going to be calling the shots for the great state of Minnesota. Read about who’s in the race for Governor below. What names do I need to know? Mark Dayton-Democratic, Jeff Johnson-Republican, Ha...

Blake faculty step into Fitbit challenge: Teachers tally their steps

Mary Amis, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

If you’ve looked at some of the wrists on the Blake School’s faculty recently, you may have noticed that they’re rocking some new bling. However, these bracelets are not just for looks. These “Fitbits” are part of a fitness challenge amongst adults in the Blake community. Fitbits allow wearers to...

Collection of most unsual things Blake members did over summer break

Zahara Kathawalla, Sam Gittleman, and Isabel Hall, Editors

September 16, 2014


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Jeff Trinh: Went on a sound of music bike tour Sarah Juang: Ate snails in France Nikolai Eklund: Bred hundreds of catfish in his basement Dion Crushshon: Attended a twins game with Mr. Sachs, Mrs. Young, and Mr. Temple Zeam Porter: Made a short film Jacob Feldman: Rode horses in the ocean Seb...

Losing A Limb: Which One Would You Pick?

Losing A Limb: Which One Would You Pick?

Katya Tobak and Stuart Patterson

August 29, 2014


Filed under OPINIONS, STUDENT LIFE

“If you had to lose a limb, which one would it be?”: a question that has plagued the Blake School for some time. This idea goes back all the way to the time of the ancient Roman Empire where they used dismemberment as a punishment for committing a crime. Although laws today aren’t, fortunately,...

Above and Beyond Blake

Above and Beyond Blake

Fatiya Kedir, Deniz Ercan-Fang, and Adelaide Winton

August 29, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Blake is widely considered one of the best schools in the state; however, to some students, the academics offered at Blake simply aren’t enough. While the majority of students are able to find challenge in all their courses at Blake, this isn’t the case with all. One of these exceptional students...

Isabel’s Tips for Summer 2014

Isabel Graham '15, Staff Writer

May 26, 2014


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

As high school students, keeping an organized schedule is essential to accomplish our goals. We have a set out routine for each day, and most of the time it doesn’t allow for time to just simply relax. We’ve heard tons of assembly speeches about how our lives are too busy. The truth is, however,...

Escaping the procrastination trap

Escaping the procrastination trap

Katya Tobak, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2013


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

What is the first thing that a student will do on a typical Friday night? Rarely will a student come home, sit down, and work on all their homework on Friday night after school. The most common scenario is a student leaving all of their school work for a late Sunday night. Why do students do this? Even...

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