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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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Antonia Pflaum 27s spilled popcorn scattered on the movie theater floor.

Dune Movie Reviewed

Antonia Pflaum, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

If you’re someone who loves action, a good thrill and complex plots, Dune: Part Two is certainly a great candidate for your next watch. This exhilarating and visually stunning tale takes audiences down...

One benefit of traveling is getting new pictures in locations not available in your hometown.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Lilah Johnson, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

There’s no better feeling than going to the airport. I love to travel, and there’s no better time than the two weeks off from school at the end of March. It’s usually still cold in Minnesota in March...

Most of the Chinese IV class, including Rossalyn Moore ‘25, Macaella Sikhoya ‘25, Emma Connor ‘25, Kai Capistrant ‘25, Sophia Peterson ‘25, and Anya Agrawal ‘25 perform their dragon dance with excitement during the Chinese New Year Celebration.

Chinese New Year Celebration Succeeds

Anna Tao and Yoni Zacks March 14, 2024

On February 13th, 2024, students and faculty successfully constructed the second annual Chinese New Year celebration. Through colorful performances, witty moderators, delicious food, and interactive booths,...

Model UN ventures to the capitol building to get an inside look at where senators debate.

Model UN Takes On D.C.

Evan Vezmar, Editor Emeitus March 14, 2024

A visit to the country’s capitol over Presidents Day Weekend. The trip seems distinctly American, but this year’s Model United Nations conference in Washington D.C. featured topics across all regions...

Phillips, enthusiastically working on her laptop, prepares for a meeting with Senior Class Dean CJ Eckhardt.

Scheduling Realities Unmasked

Gabriella Marmet, Managing Editor February 28, 2024

“We start [with] all of you putting in your requests, and then based on your requests, we then put you into courses,” said Karen Phillips. With course registration for the 2024-25 school year closing...

Vibrant student section displays immaculate support for the football team during homecoming, making the experience
better for both the athletes and fans in attendance.

School Spirit

Sonia Lerner and Anna Tao February 14, 2024

Community members share thoughts about free blocks.

Study Halls Battle Free Blocks

Caitlin Strauss, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

Are flexible free blocks clearly preferred over structured study halls? As the second semester began, freshmen were eager to experience something they had long been anticipating: free blocks.  Freshmen...

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the Fencing team doesn’t practice, the shelves are left empty and unused.

Nordic, Fencing Storage Wars

Charlie Dean, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

While the fencing team has a designated place to store their equipment, the Nordic team doesn’t, leading to lines of ski bags propped up against walls throughout the school, an annoyance to security,...

Alan Hodder 25, Capistrant, and Saléya Scott 25 during a dress rehearsal of the production.

Addams Family Awakens

Ben Aviles, Staff Writer February 11, 2024

Blake will be putting on “The Addams Family” as the musical for this spring, which will be a hard pivot from the fall play of Radium Girls, which was a masterful narrative about the unfortunate contraction...

Lockers Out, Study Space In

Lockers Out, Study Space In

Tarun Gopalakrishnan, Staff Writer February 10, 2024

As we returned from Winter Break, students were thrilled by the new study spot on the third floor. The new location provides students with a quiet and comfortable area to study and also complete work efficiently.  Cole...

Environmental Sustainability, one of the topics a group of students in the class looked into for their final project. In the group was Mackenzie Higgins ‘24, Michelle Elliott ‘25, Ella Chester ‘24, Ruhi Kurdikar ‘25 and Sarah Hsia ‘25. This group researched how the community views environmental sustainability. Based on the SPARC survey, they found ways to educate
and better practices for the community. The group also created a word cloud as a method of research for their project. The word cloud was filled with words students think of when they think about environmental sustainability. The group explored discrepancy of community intent and actions, and the discrepancy of community priorities. At the end of their presentation the group came up with recommendations for classes incorporating environmental sustainability into their curriculums, students having more exposure to the topic, more attention to the issue,
empower students, add new core values or add to one of the existing core values like respect.

Surveying Sustainability

Cleo Kilpatrick, Editor Emerita February 8, 2024

Social Studies teacher Dion Crushon taught the Identities and Representations elective first semester. This elective merges previous social studies electives: Class and Race in the U.S, Gender Studies...

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