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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Julia Rasmussen 23 ponders where to put her candy wrapper in the Senior Lounge. This lounge, which is the most frequented in school, has three garbage options, while other places usually only have two.

What a Waste

Faith Zhao, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

The trash cans in our school are emptied every single day; three times a week, the landfill dumpster gets picked up as well as recycling and compost, which are collected twice a week. Ultimately, each...

SIAC announced the theme for the winter dance with throwing glow sticks and candy to the crowd.

Winter Dance Revived in Neon

Anna Tao, Staff Writer February 2, 2023

Dances have always been a pivotal part of high school culture. The dance on Feb. 11, being just a mere couple of weeks away, has generated a significant amount of buzz around it. This will be the first...

Max Vinar ‘26 and Jack Mark ‘26 from Anna Reid’s advisory look up the word integrity in the Merriam Webster Dictionary.

Community Assess Integrity

Ali Hecker, Student Life Editor February 1, 2023

Oxford Dictionary defines integrity as, “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles”. Beginning this year, grade deans have introduced the school’s core values as themes for each...

Legacy Day: Created For Community

Legacy Day: Created For Community

Steven Cao and Tarun Gopalakrishnan September 29, 2022

With Legacy Day around the corner, its return has sparked many mixed emotions around the community.  This year’s Legacy Day feels different than most years, due to the fact that last year’s Legacy...

Over Sept. 11-13, all four grades went on retreats.  Freshmen did team-building activities at school, sophmores walked downtown Minneapolis, juniors went to the Como Zoo, and seniors drove out to YMCA Camp St.Croix.

Retreats Return in Full Force, Receive Positive Response

Emily Rotenberg October 9, 2021

     After a year of hybrid and online learning, our community is back and ready to revive the numerous traditions lost throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In a typical school year, students participate...

Staff Editorial: Community Struggles to Connect Through Lack of Dances, Mandatory Fun

Staff Editorial: Community Struggles to Connect Through Lack of Dances, Mandatory Fun

Betsy Fries, Creative Director May 28, 2021

Students would like to think that the adults, namely the administration in the building, prioritize a sense of community among the student body. We acknowledge and fully understand that they are humans...

Dua Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now” with her dancers and bandmates through video chat on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Online Concerts Allow Artists, Fans to Stay Connected

Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused mass cancelations of tours, concerts, and festivals, negatively affecting artists, big or small. However, by continuing to connect with their fans through online concerts...

Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor April 22, 2020
“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through rectangles on their computer screen, often muted, with a corner of their house in the background. Online school has brought new challenges, but despite these, students recognize its effectiveness, as well as the faculty’s efforts.
Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor April 17, 2020

“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through...

Spring Musical Builds Community

Spring Musical Builds Community

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor February 6, 2020

The spring musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," has already been a challenging yet rewarding experience for the theater community. Stage manager, Mathew Krelitz '20, reveals the difficulty...

Annabelle Swigert ‘22, center front, and Planned Parenthood Teen Council sport their new shirts.

Service Path Recognition Inspires Engagement, Focus, Dedication

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer December 9, 2019

Community service takes many forms within Blake, whether that be in service oriented clubs, all school service days, or in the variety of service opportunities that members of the community participate...

Addison Anderson 19 works with students during the summer.

LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

Nora Fox, Contributing Writer May 13, 2019

“I learn so much from my students because we all create a community together through LearningWorks. It feels like Blake transforms into a new place during the summer even though it’s the same building,”...

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