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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Blake Boys’ Basketball 2020-2021 pictured above: [left to right top row] Tyler Middlestadt, Joshua Park ‘22, Grayson Okoronkwo ‘24, Theo Liu ‘22, Max Hubler ‘22, Dane Borene ‘24, Kunga Shidhe-Chokra ‘22, Tyler Biwan [left to right bottom row] Jasper Liu ‘21, Robert Grace IV ‘21, Gabe Ganz ‘21, Will Fazio ‘21, Elijah Short ‘21

Boys’ Basketball Seniors Lose Shot at Sections

Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor May 7, 2021

When the ball dropped on the eve of 2020, the Blake Boys’ Basketball team did not expect two years of heartbreak to ensue. Will Fazio ‘21, Gabe Ganz ‘21, Jasper Liu ‘21, Robert Grace IV...

Vaccines  Bring About Side Effects

Vaccines Bring About Side Effects

Allyson Jay, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has been available since early 2021 only for adults 65 years old or older, healthcare workers, anyone with underlying health conditions, and PK-12 educators. On March 30, the Pfizer-BioNTech...

Michael-Crushshon on a hiking expedition with classmates at The Alzar School in Idaho

Semester Away Created Escape From COVID-19, Fostered Race-related Micro Aggressions

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Rabi Michael-Crushshon '22 had the opportunity to participate in a semester away program this year amidst the pandemic and intense political climate, but from the experience, she learned a lot about herself...

 Frederick Loew ‘22’s view outside of a Stanley’s food truck.  The resturaunt has put more emphasis on food trucks as a safer alternative to in-person dining but maintaned both throughout the summer.

Frederick Loew: Stanley’s

Christina Chekerdjieva, Perspectives Editor December 7, 2020

Frederick Loew '22 started working at Stanley's Northeast Bar Room on University Ave. this year as a host, a position he had experience in from a previous restaurant job. Stanley's is a family owned restaurant...

Aksel Reid ’21 works early in the morning before school starts.  He mainly serves customers.

Aksel Reid: Baker’s Wife

Christina Chekerdjieva, Perspectives Editor December 7, 2020

The Baker's Wife on S 28th Ave. in Minneapolis is a local bakery where Aksel Reid '21 has been working since before the pandemic. Reid works as an opener, so his shift happens before Zoom school even starts....

Arrows indicate the direction which students are supposed to use the stairs.

Things You Need to Know: Up and Down Staircases

Will Rosenblum, Multi-Media Editor September 9, 2020

Upper School Director Joe Ruggiero says that the staircases by the Junior and Senior lounges are both "up" staircases to "beat the morning rush."  As students are going up to the second floor in high...

Students Experience New Lunchroom Guidelines In the Wake of Coronavirus

Students Experience New Lunchroom Guidelines In the Wake of Coronavirus

Sage Marmet, Creative Director September 3, 2020

Tobin Spiller '22, Keaton Rannow '22, Wyatt Dayhoff '22 and others wait in line to enter the lunchroom.

Materials used to alter hair can come in many forms.

Why You Should Take a Chance With Your Hair

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer May 26, 2020

     As all of you reading this, quarantine due to the Covid - 19 pandemic has probably been one of the weirdest experiences in your lifetime. Though months into social distancing, this bizarre new...

Cancellation of Tennis Season Present Opportunity for Growth

Ben Lim, Staff Writer May 26, 2020

Due to Covid-19 spring sports have been canceled. When I learned this I barely thought about it because I’m only a sophmore in highschool. I have two more years of tennis that I get to enjoy and experience....

Mail-in voting was originally introduced in 1993 to increase voter turnout.

Mail-In Voting Presents Challenges

Chad Woerner, Staff Writer May 26, 2020

       Many health experts are confident that COVID-19 will still be persistent in the fall, and some have even suggested the threat of a stronger, second wave that will come at that time. Assuming...

Assembly Moderators Lauren Smith20 and Mathew Krelitz20 prepare to announce senior speeches. 
 Students can still view senior speeches every Monday and Wednesday.

Abrupt End to Senior Year Allows Opportunity to Reflect

Drew Rosenblum, Editor Emeritus May 4, 2020

     I don’t think anyone expected the year to end like this. Between the last day of school before spring break and the day we found out school for the foreseeable future would be online, the world...

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