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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The photo above includes includes last years Jazz Express at the Music Box Theater performance.

Jazz Band Finds Success Despite Remote Learning

Will Rosenblum, Multimedia Editor December 18, 2020

Despite the complications presented by COVID-19, the Jazz band has still been able to function. During the hybrid schedule, the members meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning.  All of the members were...

Christiana Howell, the Upper School Choral Director and teacher, leads her class over Zoom.

Choir Classes Adjust, Remote Learning

Anushka Srivastava, Contributing Writer December 18, 2020

This year has undoubtedly been one of great adjustments, as teachers and students alike have had to learn new ways to continue educating and learning online. While some courses and curriculums have adapted...

Above, is an ice palace from the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

Saint Paul Winter Carnival Adapts, Provides Excitement

Amelia Bush, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

The Saint Paul Winter Carnival has been a Minnesota staple since 1886 and is loved by many because it displays all of the good in Minnesota. It gathers small business owners, brings the community together...

Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020

Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

1: The Undoing:  The Undoing is an intriguing thriller miniseries on HBO Max. This show follows Grace Fraser and her son Henry as her husband, Jonathan, is suspected of the murder of Elena Alves, a...

Once the nominations for the 2020 Grammys were announced, The Weeknd tweeted, “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.”

The Grammy’s Spark Controversy, Long History of Exclusion

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor December 16, 2020

In the 2014 Grammys, Macklemore won over Kendrick Lamar for Best New Artist. Beyonce's album, “Lemonade,” Frank Ocean’s “Channel,” Tyler, The Creator album “IGOR,” were all ignored or never...

Spotify Wrapped Ends Chaotic Year, Brings Joy

Spotify Wrapped Ends Chaotic Year, Brings Joy

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Like pictures capture the highs or lows of our past, evoke emotions, trigger memories, and package the essence of our mindset in a given time, this year’s Spotify Wrapped has done the same. As 2020 has...

Weisman Art Museum Faces Criticism, Delaying Repatriation of Native American Objects

Weisman Art Museum Faces Criticism, Delaying Repatriation of Native American Objects

Sofia Perlman, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

The Weisman Art Museum, located at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, has faced scrutiny over The Mimbres Collection. This collection includes burial objects, human remains, and painted bowls...

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Depicts Royal Family in New Light

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Depicts Royal Family in New Light

Maggie Seidel, Co-Business Manager December 15, 2020

Beginning in 2016, the gilded and secure gates of Buckingham Palace were cast ajar through Netflix’s Original Series: The Crown. Ever since season one, viewers have followed Queen Elizabeth II’s reign...

Movie Theaters Suffer as COVID-19 Continues

Movie Theaters Suffer as COVID-19 Continues

Emily Rotenberg, News Editor October 29, 2020

Similar to most businesses, the film industry, along with indoor cinemas, suffered and experienced uncertainty during COVID-19. Many movies and films that were supposed to be released over the summer were...

You can make so many different bracelets with a Rainbow Loom. There are many YouTube tutorials if you dont know where to start.

Quarantine Crafts Bring Back Old Trends, Start New Ones

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer May 21, 2020

During quarantine, everyone’s day-to-day lives can get a little boring. So, to pass the time, many students are making crafts. Students have been doing anything from sewing and knitting blankets, to...

Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture

Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer May 18, 2020

There is no better time to binge-watch than the present, and with school coming to a close, Gossip Girl is the perfect mental distraction for a summer at home. I started Gossip Girl in sixth-grade, and...

Kelly Dayton 22 is enjoying watching Outer Banks on Netflix.

Movies, TV Shows Offer a Great Escape

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor May 11, 2020

With quarantine boredom setting in, students and teachers alike are broadening their movie and TV watching horizons, exploring new genres and rewatching nostalgic and heartwarming classics. Some popular...

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