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William C. Moyers Discusses Addiction During Symposium

William C. Moyers Discusses Addiction During Symposium

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

March 15, 2019


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On March 13th, students listened to William C. Moyers, the vice president of public affairs community relations for the Hazelton Betty ford foundation and former addict himself, the second symposium speaker of the 2018-2019 school year. Moyers spoke on topics ranging from his own personal addiction to c...

Captain Marvel Movie Tries to Please Feminists

Captain Marvel Movie Tries to Please Feminists

Amaka Nwokocha, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019


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What the past 20 Marvel movies have taught me is that a hero has to be weak at some points in order to be strong. This is a major theme that is completely overlooked in this movie in favor of portraying Captain Marvel as a strong woman to please feminists. It was a very mediocre superhero movie that h...

Easy Choices Often Have Dangerous Consequences, Especially in Politics

Easy Choices Often Have Dangerous Consequences, Especially in Politics

Drew Rosenblum, Co-Editor-in-Chief | Front Editor

March 13, 2019


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A line that has strangely always stuck with me since seeing Dr. Strange, a fairly forgettable if not enjoyable Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, comes at its conclusion. Mordo, Dr. Strange’s reluctant ally, tells him “The bill comes due. Always.” While in the real world we never have to worry about bre...

Burnout and Branding

Burnout and Branding

William Lyman, Co-Editor-in-Chief | Indepth Editor

March 13, 2019


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I am tired; not in a way that an extra couple hours of sleep can fix. I have simply burned out. At this point in my life, it appears as if I exist to produce, to work. I wake up hours before school begins to prepare for upcoming tests and projects. Throughout my day I’m constantly running around juggl...

Separating Art From the Artist

Separating Art From the Artist

Emma Martinez Sutton, Perspectives Editor

March 13, 2019


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The February issue of Perspectives took on a complicated and immensely relevant topic: separating art from the artist. Since its publication, the ongoing R. Kelly scandal and a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged victims have drawn more attention to the topic at hand. R. Kelly is at the cen...

Lights, Camera, Sadie

Lights, Camera, Sadie

Sarina Dev, Editor Emeritus

March 8, 2019


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As we sat down outside the Martha Bennett Art Gallery and started talking, it was immediately clear why Sadie Abernathy ‘19 was personally selected by Theater Teacher Diane Landis to be Assistant Director for the past two and a half years of play and musical productions. Charismatic and ch...

Boys’ Basketball Improved But Still Struggling

Boys’ Basketball Improved But Still Struggling

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

February 27, 2019


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  The Boys’ Basketball team is in the midst of a rebuilding season, continuing to develop under third-year coach Tyler Biwan. With a 10-13 record this season, the team continues to work to hit their goals as post-season play nears. The team is 2-5 in the IMAC conference, which has proven to be a ...

Model UN Travels the Country

Model UN Travels the Country

Anderson Blum, Managing Editor

February 26, 2019


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The Model United Nations club has had an exciting start to 2019. From January 30 to February 2, 22 students and chaperones went to New York to participate in a United Nations simulation with more than a thousand other students from all over the world. On the first day, the group had the opportunity to hear a speech...

Review: Tori Ramen

Review: Tori Ramen

Wyatt Dayhoff, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019


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Tori Ramen 161 Victoria St St Paul, MN 55104

Reflecting on Newly Designed Art Curriculum

Reflecting on Newly Designed Art Curriculum

Mallika Malaviya, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019


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This school year, the structure of class configurations has taken a huge turn in the arts program. This program now separates beginning level classes for subjects such as drawing and painting and those classes are followed by separated advanced classes that build off of the beginners classes. This all...

Polar Vortex Halts School Activity for Record Period

Polar Vortex Halts School Activity for Record Period

Caroline Hardy, Managing Editor

February 1, 2019


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As frigid temperatures nearly surpassing the Minnesota record low of -56 degrees Fahrenheit descended all over the metro area, Blake canceled school and all after-school activities from Monday to Thursday. The longest closure due to weather in Blake’s history, students and teachers conducted online s...

Branding Aims To Establish Uniformity

Branding Aims To Establish Uniformity

Landon Peterson, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019


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The school has undergone many changes in recent years, and one example of this is the changes to logos and apparel. The Blake “brand,” or the way the school portrays itself, is important as the face of the school and the way other schools see us. To further examine the way the “brand” is made...

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