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Students navigate the road, DMV

Students navigate the road, DMV

Jack Prince, Sci-Tech Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The road to getting a driver’s license can feel endless, but after long, hard work comes great reward: the ability to drive alone. Many teenagers desire this privilege as they hope to be more independent, but it doesn’t come easily. The journey starts with Driver’s Ed. Each student is required ...

Understanding purpose of advisory

Understanding purpose of advisory

Zach Marmet, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under INDEPTH, TOP STORIES

An often overlooked part of our daily routine is advisory. While some students consider it a waste of time that could be spent doing homework, many teachers and students would argue that it is an integral part of the day. Senior advisor Kate Nichols has been an advisor for nine years and therefore ...

Teaching together

Sara Richardson and Emma Martinez Sutton

September 28, 2018


Filed under INDEPTH, TOP STORIES

As students trudge through the hallways, the amount of energy, thought, and creativity teachers put into classes is often forgotten. Not only do they have to narrow down textbooks, reading material, units, and assignments for multiple courses, but it is an expectation for teachers to collaborate and i...

Newly chartered Drawing at Dawn Club seeks members

Newly chartered Drawing at Dawn Club seeks members

Madelyn Besikof, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The  Drawing at Dawn club is hoping to build membership and spread the of message of inclusivity in the arts.  Maddy Florida ‘20 entered Blake in ninth grade from Central Middle School in Eden Prairie. There, she greatly enjoyed the teacher-run art club that gave her a place to relax. Florida real...

Legacy Day changes location due to construction

Will Rosenblum, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

This year’s Legacy day will differ in structure because of the construction on the Hopkins campus.   Legacy day, an annual event at the beginning of each year where grades one through twelve come together to complete various service activities, is usually held solely at the middle and lower sch...

Taylor competes in Junior Snowboarding World Championships

Taylor competes in Junior Snowboarding World Championships

Brent Florine, Opinions Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, TOP STORIES

Will Taylor ‘19 competed in the Junior Snowboarding World Championships in Cardrona, New Zealand in early September, placing 28th in the parallel giant slalom event and 34th in the parallel slalom event. “I was super happy with my performance,” said Taylor. He was one of only four Americans ...

Ultimate Team Splits into Two

Ultimate Team Splits into Two

Carter Puckett, Photo Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, TOP STORIES

Starting this year, the Blake Ultimate team is splitting up. Sarah Yousha '20 and Jing Jing Munson ‘21 are leading the charge. Yousha says, “We are trying to create an atmosphere that allows for more girl attendants." The Blake Ultimate team will be separating into two teams, Girls and Boys...

Sophomores Walk into New Year through Downtown

Sophomores Walk into New Year through Downtown

Jasper Liu, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

On August 27, the sophomores got the opportunity to explore Downtown Minneapolis on Blake’s annual retreat day. The day gives each advisory the chance to explore Minneapolis at their own pace without any parameters. Advisories had the freedom to go anywhere in Minneapolis during...

Theater productions announced

Theater productions announced

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, TOP STORIES

The Upper School Fall Play and Spring Musical were announced to be Rumors, and Fiddler on the Roof to the Upper School Thespians by theater director Diane Landis on Wednesday, September 5, during TASC. Rumors, a farcical play written by playwright Neil Simon, will be performed in November with a...

Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Maya Chadda, Editor-in-Chief | Opinions Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

On August 30, Ben Lee '19, the 2017 National Student Poet representative for the Midwest region, traveled to Washington D.C to welcome the incoming National Student Poets for 2018 at the National Library of Congress. The National Student Poets Program receives over 20,500 works and from the initial subm...

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

William Lyman, Features Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Artwork @ Blake, NEWS, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

Returning to the Martha Bennett Gallery is the “Back to School” exhibition, curated by Sara Gregor ‘19 and Azalea Hallin-Graber ‘19. The installation features all forms of art created and submitted by students during the summer season, a diverse collection of personal expression. The exhibit...

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