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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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Teachers Return to Pre-COVID Rigor, Still Strive For Fairness

Zoey Ueland, Managing Editor November 13, 2022

COVID-19 changed a lot regarding school. Two years later, schools across the country have begun to revert back to pre-COVID habits in addition to creating new ones. As a whole, inflated grading practices...

Plethora of Precautions Recommended as Omicron Cases Rise

Max Yousha, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

With the Omicron COVID-19 variant on a high rise recently, it is more important than ever to take necessary precautions to stay safe. The aforementioned variant has greatly impacted the Blake School...

At-Home Dining Experience Maintains Taste, Preserves Diners Health

At-Home Dining Experience Maintains Taste, Preserves Diners’ Health

Jason Rotenberg, Contributing Writer December 9, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, take-out may be the safest and preferable option for some diners. If that is the experience you desire, Campiello is the perfect place to pick up food to eat at home. When...

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...

COVID-19’s Effect on Teenagers, Socialization

COVID-19’s Effect on Teenagers, Socialization

Mallika Malaviya, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Although unexpected, increased isolation caused by the pandemic has resulted in teenagers becoming more social than they were previously. Being a teenager is often defined by lots of socialization, and...

Award Shows Adapt to COVID-19

Award Shows Adapt to COVID-19

Amaka Nwokocha, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Through 2020, the world went through a pandemic that devastated the entertainment industry. Last spring, movie releases and film festivals got canceled, albums got pushed back, and filming for countless...

On May 13, Blake offered over 600 community members COVID-19 vaccines at the Middle School.

COVID-19 Vaccination Processes Shift, Easing Summer Restrictions

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

To most Minnesotans, the COVID-19 pandemic has seemed like a nearly 15 month marathon since the first stay at home order was issued on March 25, 2020. For the first time in over a year, real, tangible...

Zoe Feldshon ‘21, Jack Crow ‘21, and Amanda Ward ‘21 sit in the senior lounge during block 3.

Senior Class Mourns Loss of Traditions, Memories

Jack Prince, Editor Emeritus April 30, 2021

The point of traditions is to bring people of different backgrounds together over a shared love of an activity. A focal point of being a senior at Blake is less about the title and more about the traditions...

School’s Slower Pace

Nina Bush, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The past year has brought many schedules, quick changes in what used to be everyday life, and much uncertainty. Despite this, the one thing that has stayed constant in the past year is the slower pace...

Student Perspectives Surrounding Return to Full In-Person School

Student Perspectives Surrounding Return to Full In-Person School

Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor April 11, 2021

On April 19, all students and faculty will be returning back in person. A variety of thoughts on the change have been spurred however, the majority of student opinions have been positive. The main reason...

Tips to Destress

Tips to Destress

Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

From sports to school to friendships to living through a pandemic there are about a million reasons every day to get stressed or overwhelmed. Pippa Pflaum ‘24 states “I would say the most stressful...

TikTok creators and influencers as a whole have been infamous for ignoring COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Influencers’ Nonexistent COVID-19 Practices

Amelia Bush, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

With the new COVID-19 strand and over 500,000 deaths due to the disease in the United States, following the proper procedures is more necessary than ever; however, this hasn't stopped influencers from...

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