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Lizzo Spreads Positive Vibes at the Armory

Lizzo shared moments with the audience where she spread words of positivity

Emma Martinez Sutton, Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

Lizzo, a hit-producing artist with countless viral moments as well as a new film star, was impossible to miss as she returned to her once home Minneapolis. Her exuberant personality and good music did not fall short in her two sold out shows at the Armory on Wednesday, October 9 and Friday, October 1...

Students Appreciate Unique Minneapolis Institute of Art

Students Appreciate Unique Minneapolis Institute of Art

Jack Prince, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2019

Holding more than 90,000 works of art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA)  draws visitors from all across the world. Established in 1883, the museum is home to art spanning across 5,000 years of history. The museum’s free general admission, art classes for young and old, is the reason why over...

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Noor Naseer, News Editor

November 4, 2019

Step 1: You need to find the perfect pumpkin. I found this pumpkin at Cub Foods in Knollwood mall for $4.99. Others prefer a pumpkin patch, but either way, you have to find the pumpkin that speaks to you. Personally, the stem of my pumpkin spoke to me. After the cashier at Cub Foods asked me what my p...

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical’s uniqueness

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical's uniqueness

Shira Aronow and Anna Johns

March 10, 2018

The Blake School musical Once on This Island opens Friday, March 9, and the cast and crew agree their hard work has come together to make a great show. Members of the cast have loved participating in this musical on and off the stage during rehearsal and speak to how it was as a commitment. Anika Hahn ‘2...

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Hazel DeHapporte '19 performs at Open Mic Night on November 10th.

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

March 13, 2017

Graduation requirements include art. Senior speeches are frequently given on the perks of taking art courses and branching out through classes from Drawing and Painting to Ceramics. The visual arts are well supported in our community. More than just that, musical arts courses are offered as well; ch...

School culture perpetuates illness

Fiona Duffy, Student Life Editor

March 18, 2016

It's an unfortunate, yet familiar sight: the red cheeks, coughing, sneezing, and sniffling. Every few weeks it seems to be the same. It’s never just one student, and it seems as though there is a new plague of sickness coming down in the school in cycles, as students continue to neglect their own h...

The Blake Blueprint

The Blake Blueprint

Deniz Ercan-Fang, Online Editor

December 3, 2015

The smiling faces of students pop from the pages of our school’s royal blue handbook. From a lower school student playing tic-tac-toe to a high schooler graphing functions on a Smart Board, the booklet portrays the school as a diverse, intellectual community, composed of students who love what they do,...

Science Spotlight: Culture of Coding

A portion of Python code that plays Rock, Paper, Scissors with the user.

Emmet Whitely, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2015

Technology is all around us, in our backpacks, in our pockets, on our wrists, it’s almost impossible to do anything without the use of technology. But every piece of technology is useless without the underlying set of commands - known as code - that tell the technology how to operate. When the wor...

Culture of Advanced Classes

Weiss teaching one of her two AP Biology blocks this year

Deniz Ercan-Fang, Sci-Tech Editor

August 27, 2015

Course choices are plentiful at the school for all ages, but one of the joys of being an upperclassman is that options increase tremendously. This variety can create a certain culture within the school over the difficulty of each class. Blake offers numerous challenging courses, from AP Euro to AP Sta...

Sam Gittleman ’16 travels to AIPAC

Gittleman and his friend AJ Yablonski take a picture with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobahar

John Miller, Sci-Tech Editor

March 19, 2015

“My friend was called both a baby killer and a Nazi.” Sam Gittleman ‘16 is proud of his Jewish identity and is a staunch supporter of Israel. During the first three days of March, he attended the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. While there, he got to hear many speakers, but wa...

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