The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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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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Sharing what she loves about teaching, Minoff says, “I just love hearing the students interpretations of texts. Students will always point out things that I missed even if I am teaching a book that I have taught before or read several times. I think it is so cool to be able to teach the same text over and over again and be able to see new things each time.

Amanda Minoff Shares Balancing Teaching, College Counseling Work, Personal Life

Bernadette Whitely, Features Section Editor December 2, 2021

Amanda Minoff is new to the community this year and has taken to her busy work schedule quickly. Minoff teaches one section of sophomore American Literature and two sections of an English elective for...

Seniors Share Advice and Reflect

Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor May 28, 2021

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO YOUR FRESHMAN SELF? Tommy, you have so much room to grow. Don’t be afraid to go after all the opportunities Blake has to offer. It all will turn out ok.” - Tommy Pan I would...

On March 26, Lil Nas X shared a series of photos to Instagram featuring his makeup, hair, and outfits from the “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” music video.

Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ Video Sparks Controversy, Breaks Expectations

Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor April 30, 2021

Despite the global pandemic and social unrest, parents, highly religious and conservative individuals, and even the Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, have taken the time to criticize 22-year-old rapper...

Mental Health Needs Rise

Mental Health Needs Rise

Bernadette Whitely, Arts & Culture Editor December 7, 2020

As personal, professional, and global stressors continue to compile, it becomes more difficult to prioritize well-being, as mental and emotional health are often pushed to the side. It is easy to convince...

“A Melting Future” by Alexa Hatcher ‘23. Acrylic on canvas.

Martha Bennett Gallery Goes Online

Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

Since the governor’s social distancing order, the Martha Bennett Gallery Curatorial Team has experienced unexpected cancelations of their exhibits and shows; in spite of these complications, they have...

Honestly Confusing

Honestly Confusing

November 8, 2019

  “I, _______, acknowledge that academic honesty and integrity are core values at Blake and core components of a Blake School education. I understand that I am expected  to abide by all...

This piece encapsulates border and immigration problems. This piece states (b)y standing in the zone created by this drawing , and for the period you remain there, you declare and agree that you are a citizen of the United States of America.

Walker Art Center Exhibit Discusses Idea of Belonging

Bernadette Whitely and Emily Rotenberg October 3, 2019

The Walker Art Center, a modern art museum located in Minneapolis, recently opened a new exhibit titled I am you, you are too. This exhibit focuses on the works from the Walker Art Center's collection....

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