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October 2, 2020

How the Administration Planned for School, Ensured Students’ Safety

How the Administration Planned for School, Ensured Students’ Safety
The unseen challenges of planning for HTLP
October 1, 2020

Blake’s COVID-19 response team, consisting of Head of School Anne Stavney, Associate Head of School Anne Graybeal, Director of Transportation, Safety, & Security Mike Feinberg, Chief Financial &...

Staff Editorial: COVID-19 Closures and Openings Elicit Conversations About the Balance Between Economic Security and Health

Staff Editorial: COVID-19 Closures and Openings Elicit Conversations About the Balance Between Economic Security and Health
Varying responses to government policies increase tension in communities
May 20, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting states differently, the stay-at-home orders mandated by individual state governors are enacted on a state-by- state basis. These differing responses, closures,...

New AP Test Brings Challenges, Unknown Format

New AP Test Brings Challenges, Unknown Format
Students struggle to prepare for upcoming AP tests; new format provides uncharted territory
May 14, 2020

Many students are uncertain about what to expect with this year’s new changes to the AP exams; however, the resources provided by Blake teachers and The College Board have made the transition easier. Andrew...

City of Minneapolis Closes Parks, Removes Nets

City of Minneapolis Closes Parks, Removes Nets
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board decides to close and take off equipment at parks to enforce social distancing
May 11, 2020

Since Governor Tim Walz issued the stay at home order on March 27, Minnesotans have had to find a new normal with socially distant activities.  While many originally turned to enjoying the outdoors...

What Will You Miss Most About Your Season?

“It’s really hard for me to not have the closure of a final season with JV Lacrosse. This would be my sixth season on the team and I was looking forward to a great season with my teammates and coaches before ending my lacrosse career. I'm gonna miss everyone and all the memories that come with the season. I can only hope that all this craziness is over by next spring so everyone else gets their senior season and maybe I can visit the team!”
-Maggie Ankeny '20
Athletes share what aspect of their season they will miss most after receiving the news that all spring sports are cancelled to due coronavirus
May 8, 2020

   

Blake Asset Management Struggles Are Representative of Erratic U.S. Markets

The recent plunging stock market has sparked new conversations at Blake Asset Management's online meetings.
Club tries to maintain normalcy despite meeting virtually
May 6, 2020

As a recession looms, Blake Upper School’s BAM (Blake Asset Management) have made serious adaptations in the transition to online learning. The open schedule on Fridays has allowed the club to continue...

Blake Asset Management Struggles Are Representative of Erratic U.S. Markets

The recent plunging stock market has sparked new conversations at Blake Asset Management's online meetings.
Club tries to maintain normalcy despite meeting virtually
May 1, 2020

As a recession looms, Blake Upper School’s BAM (Blake Asset Management) have made serious adaptations in the transition to online learning. The open schedule on Fridays has allowed the club to continue...

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, annual and monthly standardized tests are being revised
April 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced major changes in the education system and college admission process. Due to concerns of spreading the coronavirus, ACT, SAT, and AP tests have been altered and/or rescheduled. In response, colleges are re-evaluating their admission standards.A

Coronavirus opens new opportunities to get outside

Coronavirus opens new opportunities to get outside
Ways to experience the outdoors while Quarantined
April 22, 2020

It is hard to tell if the Coronavirus has made it easier or harder to get outside every day. On one hand, we need exercise and mental stimuli other than Netflix and schoolwork. On the other hand, going...

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, annual and monthly standardized tests are being revised
April 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced major changes in the education system and college admission process. Due to concerns of spreading the coronavirus, ACT, SAT, and AP tests have been altered and/or rescheduled....

Coronavirus opens new opportunities to get outside

Lake Harriet (pictured) is a great place to take advantage of the closed streets and get outside.
Ways to experience the outdoors while Quarantined
April 17, 2020

It is hard to tell if the Coronavirus has made it easier or harder to get outside every day. On one hand, we need exercise and mental stimuli other than Netflix and schoolwork. On the other hand, going...

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