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Fries before she was adopted from an orphanage in Guangzhou, China

Chinese Adoptee Betsy Fries ’22 Reconciles Adoption Experience

Fries unpacks adoption system complications, contemplates emotions
Betsy Fries, Creative Director February 25, 2021

I was adopted from Guangzhou, China on Dec. 3, 2004. While my family took many videos of the experience and I enjoy looking back on them, there are many things that I may never know like where I come from,...

Get Cultured:

Get Cultured:

Diversifying our cultural awareness through food
Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries September 26, 2020

What is culture? What makes it unique? What can we do to learn from/about other cultures?  Over this past summer, we continued to ask ourselves these questions, eager to broaden our sense of cultural...

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

Lizzo Spreads Positive Vibes at the Armory

Lizzo brings a fun and loving environment to Minneapolis
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...

Students Appreciate Unique Minneapolis Institute of Art

Students Appreciate Unique Minneapolis Institute of Art

The museum in Minneapolis allow students to learn in the real world
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....

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Pick a design and have some fun!
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....

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

Musical's commitment well worth actors’ time
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...

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

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Leaders ask for more participation
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...

School culture perpetuates illness

The pressure to push through sickness and come to school creates cycles of 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...

The Blake Blueprint

The Blake Blueprint

Understanding and uncovering the diversity camera
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...

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

Science Spotlight: Culture of Coding

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...

Weiss teaching one of her two AP Biology blocks this year

Culture of Advanced Classes

Is taking both AP Physics C and AP Biology too much?
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...

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

Sam Gittleman ’16 travels to AIPAC

How AIPAC creates a safe enviornment in a time of controversy
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...

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