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Boys’ Tennis receives support from Gary the Bernese Mountain Dog

Boys’ Tennis receives support from Gary the Bernese Mountain Dog

Asya Shogren, Features Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES

As the courts opened up late for the spring this year, the Boys’ Tennis team’s season commenced with a new member–Gary. Tennis matches often host an audience of numerous parents accompanied by dogs, yet this Bernese pup has been a particularly popular attraction for new audiences. Students stop...

Which bathrooms do you like?

Which bathrooms do you like?

Natallie Sabes and Amelia Reyes, Staff Writer(s)

May 25, 2018


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100 people polled English Wing: 28 Art Wing: 24 All gender: 10 Math wing: 7 Science Wing: 10 Language: 19 Basement Single: 4   Bathrooms are rated by a variety of factors such as lighting, spaciousness, stockage of toilet paper, cleanliness, amount of stalls, popularity. ...

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...

Environmental authors program brings Dr. Kimmerer

Ben Gelb and Natalie Anderson

May 1, 2018


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      The Otis Environmental Authors Program was created by Philip Otis ‘91’s family following his death in 1995. Otis was a student ranger and was participating in a rescue mission at Mount National Park. The objective of the mission was to save a man with a fractured ankle. The man, however, w...

Trump, Sinclair Broadcasting, and the dangerous power of media conglomerates

Trump, Sinclair Broadcasting, and the dangerous power of media conglomerates

Drew Rosenblum, News Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, TOP STORIES

Now I’m sure many readers are wondering what the quote from above is. Many have probably heard of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s supposedly controversial message, which some pundits are calling dangerous to our democracy. The quote above is the entire message that Sinclair Broadcasting Group pla...

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...

Gallery: Students, faculty walkout to support 17 lives lost in Florida

Gallery: Students, faculty walkout to support 17 lives lost in Florida

Alyssa Story, Social Media Editor

March 14, 2018


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Lead by Anika Gutzke '19 and Zehra Kahn '18 over 30 students and faculty members participated in a peaceful walkout and 17 minutes of silence. Prior to the moments of silence, students gave both planned and spontaneous speeches. Both Gutzke and Kahn spoke, along with Anna Kruesel '18, Will Lym...

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...

Reflecting on four years of English reading

Reflecting on four years of English reading

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


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I have read twenty-one novels, eleven plays, and three anthologies in my four years of Blake English classes. Now, as a near-alumni, I find myself reflecting on the stories I read, and wanting to read the best ones again. In ninth grade World Literature with Cory Tao we read twelve books. Far ...

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


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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...

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