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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Over 120,000 fans fulfilled their “Wildest Dreams” when they saw Taylor Swift perform at U.S. Bank Stadium in June.

Summer Concerts Draw Thousands

Amelia Bush, Managing Editor September 1, 2023

It was a “Cruel Summer” for those who didn’t get tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert. I was lucky enough to be able to overcome Ticketmaster’s thorny lair.  It was an amazing night. For...

National Record Set by Henry Webb

National Record Set by Henry Webb

Cleo Kilpatrick, Photo Editor August 31, 2023

Henry Webb ‘25’s 4x100 medley relay breaks the national record for their age group at Junior Nationals this summer with a time of 3:44.77.  “We got second actually but the team that beat us got...

Capistrant checks out a customer. Regarding his job, he states, “I think it’s getting yourself out there, especially when you’re a teenager. It’s good to get some experience working for like college, and future jobs, it’s just nice to
be able to have that past experience.”

Service Jobs Serve Students

Gabi Marmet and Sofia Perlman August 31, 2023

“I have learned that sometimes you’re going to have to work with hard people, especially in customer service,” reflects Mara Noel ‘24. She worked as both a lifeguard at a Richfield public pool,...

Sweet Martha’s Cookies
are the perfect snack when
looking for something

Squeeze in More Summer at State Fair

Gabi Marmet, Page Editor August 29, 2023

Fried pickle on a stick, corn on the cob, Sweet Martha’s Cookies. What do these three foods have in common? They’re all foods at the Minnesota State Fair, a place that you need to go to this year!...

Ekstrom (far right) sits with friends during a visit to the historical Macchu Picchu in Peru, getting to see the site in-person after learning about its significance in Blake Spanish classes.

Summer Travels Spur Growth, Learning

Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-in-Chief August 29, 2023

Bookended by semesters of anticipated learning at the Upper School, students took full advantage of educational travel opportunities presented throughout the warmer months. Hakuto Higuchi ‘24 traveled...

Amelia Bush ‘24 and Fatemeh Vang ‘27
take a last day of captains’ practice BeReal.

Captains’ Practice Inspires Juniors

Yoni Zacks, Page Editor August 29, 2023

As the relaxing summer slowly ends, students spend their days in the intense environment of captains’ practice.  As the school year begins, fall sports are already hitting their stride. For most athletes,...

Baroody, Molter Transition Departments: Continue to Draw Interdisciplinary Connections

Ahan Devgun, Staff Writer June 7, 2023

Next year, Michelle Baroody will be moving from the Social Studies department to the English department, and Maggie Molter will be moving from the Math department to the Science department to teach physics. As...

Dicus plans on taking time to travel and spend time outdoors before he decides on how he wants to continue his career.

Jon Dicus Discovered Passion for Education Through Travel Experiences

Sofia Perlman, Copy Editor May 31, 2023

For 31 years, Jon Dicus has brought energy and passion to his classes at the Upper School. Through his travels and experiences, Dicus found a passion for the Spanish language as well as working with young...

After leaving the Upper School, Kaback will be working as a curriculum writer at Honeywell, a company that creates cutting edge technology.

Steve Kaback Began Teaching “By Accident,” Will Continue Teaching in New Position

Sofia Perlman, Copy Editor May 31, 2023

Well known among students and faculty for his enthusiasm and bright personality for the last 18 years, Steve Kaback will conclude his time at the Upper School at the end of this year. Kaback explains...

The account @metoo_blake draws awareness to important issues surrounding sexual assault.

@metoo_blake Documents Survivor Stories

Anna Tao, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

On Mar. 3, an Instagram account under the handle @metoo_blake started publicly sharing the anonymous stories of sexual violence in the community. Referencing the MeToo movement popularized in 2017, the...

The English breakfast dominates the Stegic house in the morning.

Breakfast Sparks Controversy Between Sweet, Salty Options

Eva Stegic, Arts & Cultures Editor May 15, 2023

When you go out for breakfast, you have to make the ultimate decision: sweet or salty. If you're cool (like me) you obviously choose the salty breakfast, or if you're like my brother, you will probably...

Crow receives guidance from her instructor (not pictured) as she did a bank turn to
the right. “Usually, it’s just me and another flight instructor. Sometimes, I bring my mom,
dad or boyfriend along. Most of the time I fly [Cessna] 172N which has two front seats
and then two back seats,” she says.

Head in the Clouds: Two Students Share Unique Hobby

Claire Cao May 5, 2023

Most high school students take up sports or clubs as extracurriculars, but Piper Crow ‘24 and Sawyer Guider ‘25 both enjoy flying planes as a hobby. Crow, a leader of the Aviation and Aeronautic...

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