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Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

World-renowned 'Napalm Girl' shares emotional story
William Lyman, Staff Writer November 3, 2017

Phan Thi Kim Phúc, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, published author,  international speaker, and founder of a successful nonprofit visited Blake on Wednesday, October 11.  After surviving a napalm bombing...

Students watch the inauguration of Donald Trump live in the Julliet Nelson Auditorium while some students chose to leave and accept the consequences. The students who peacefully protested left after the new president was sworn in.

Inauguration prompts processing

Bennett Hawley and Gwyn Alexander February 9, 2017

The polarization of the 2016 presidential election was almost indisputable and is still being carried into today’s political climate. Despite the divide, the Upper School held a school wide viewing...

Hazel DeHarpporte '19 adds her contribution to the

School watches inauguration, discussion and art follows

Students engage in many forms of processing the address
Chapel Puckett and Bennett Hawley January 20, 2017

The Blake Upper School students, faculty, and staff watched the 45th Presidential Inauguration live in the Juliet Nelson Auditorium in between morning and afternoon classes. Some students decided to...

Friends and parents utilize tracking devices to locate others in order to both ensure safety and increase socialization.

Parents depend on tracking devices

Technology used to ensure safety
Bennett Hawley, Managing Editor December 8, 2016

Beep, beep. Beep, beep. A common phone sound when receiving a text message or a phone call, but now a new form of communication is causing these constant notifications to grow. This new type of cellular...

BGH sharing the glory with the loyal student section at Parade. On to the X!

Winter sports photographic recap

Seasons within a season to commemorate
Bennett Hawley, Sports Editor March 18, 2016

Conor McDonough ‘16 regains his strength over the winter.

Off-season training transforms athletes

Winter training prepares students for their sports
Isaac Gittleman, Staff Writer March 14, 2016

Students play sports for a variety of reasons. Some are simply looking to fulfill the graduation requirement, some to make friends and enjoy themselves, and some to prepare for collegiate play.  Many...

The boys’ and girls’ alpine teams both won the IMAC Conference Championship race on January 27.

Alpine team finally plunges into season

Team thrives after a late start
Willy Verneris, Staff Writer March 14, 2016

The fact that Minnesota has been having brutally cold weather this year is nothing new, but the lack of snow in the early months of winter is peculiar. The alpine teams, girl and boys, are feeling the...

The girls laud their well-deserved State Championship after an 8-0 win over SPU.

BGH celebrates third State Championship in four years

Celebration ensues on and off the ice
Varun Agarwal, Staff Writer March 10, 2016

Shawn Reid, head coach, reminisces, “As the game went on, more amazement overcame me. I was just so impressed with the aura of the team and how they played.” This scene unfolded this past Saturday...

Sasha Shogren showcases his tremendous speed.

Athlete Spotlight

Shogren sets the ice on fire
Varun Agarwal, Staff Writer February 8, 2016

  Is  it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Sasha Shogren ‘18  of the boys’ hockey team. Shogren first started playing hockey at the start of second grade, back when he still lived in Russia....

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