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Starbucks’ infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte spurs controversy

Starbucks’ infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte spurs controversy

Elizabeth Opp, News Editor

November 7, 2017

Pumpkin spice lattes are the worst. With a whopping 50 grams of sugar and 18 grams of fat in the 16 ounce drink, consuming just one is a sure way to decrease health. The purpose of coffee is not to be the accessory of an "I'm wrapped up in my favorite flannel sitting next to my fire with my dog and watc...

Kombucha Cravings

Kombucha Cravings

Elizabeth Opp, News Editor

October 3, 2017

As the year 2017 winds down, the popularity of kombucha has increased even more than over the past few years. Whether it’s for the health, the taste, or just the aesthetic, many have turned to kombucha as a daily beverage. Kombucha is a type of fermented tea that originated in China around 221 BCE,...

New scoops at La La Ice Cream

New scoops at La La Ice Cream

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions editor

May 25, 2017

As a die-hard Sebastian Joe's fan, it breaks my heart to say it, but I think La La Ice Cream may have become, or at least tie my original love, for the position of top ice cream spot in Minneapolis. Located just outside of central Uptown on Hennepin Avenue, La La Ice Cream features homemade ice cream...

Changing the community one blanket at a time

Changing the community one blanket at a time

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

March 24, 2017

Last month, Sam Monahan '18 stood in front of Forum to present her idea: a club focused on helping others feel just a little more at ease in unfortunate circumstances. With all of the clubs at school focused on generally academic or athletic goals, she wanted to bring back a school-wide focus on benevolenc...

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Open Mic Night loses popularity

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...

Hydrate or die-drate

Hydrate or die-drate

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

February 9, 2017

The warnings are endless: your grades will go down if you stop drinking water, dehydration putting your vigilance and motor skills at odds. Regardless, Blake students largely disregard drinking throughout the day.      The most widely recommended daily water intake is two litres, or, in Blake te...

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