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Stop Trying to Maximize Productivity during Quarantine

Stop Trying to Maximize Productivity during Quarantine

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2020

As we all adjust to our new daily lives during the pandemic, you are probably feeling the pressure to be productive all day at home. Not only do students have to figure out how to learn from home, but also how to fill the rest of their day with valuable activities.  Everywhere I look, someone is telling me I h...

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced major changes in the education system and college admission process. Due to concerns of spreading the coronavirus, ACT, SAT, and AP tests have been altered and/or rescheduled. In response, colleges are re-evaluating their admission standards.A

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced major changes in the education system and college admission process. Due to concerns of spreading the coronavirus, ACT, SAT, and AP tests have been altered and/or rescheduled. In response, colleges are re-evaluating their admission standards. The ACT cancelled its tests...

Quarantine Reading List

Quarantine Reading List

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2020

As students, it's really easy for reading to feel like a chore you do for school and not something you keep up with in your free time. Being stuck inside while you socially distance yourself provides the perfect opportunity to finally get back into the habit of reading for fun or to read the books you've never found time for before.

Quarantine Reading List

Quarantine Reading List

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2020

As students, it's really easy for reading to feel like a chore you do for school and not something you keep up with in your free time. Being stuck inside while you socially distance yourself provides the perfect opportunity to finally get back into the habit of reading for fun or to read the books yo...

New Game: Line Bouncer!

Line Bouncer! is currently free on the Apple Store with a rating of five stars.

Emma Martinez Sutton, Managing Editor

December 9, 2019

Tyler May ‘21 released the game Line Bouncer! on October 29 after months of work and problem-solving. May describes the game as “really simple” and a great “time killer.” The game now has 75 ratings on the Apple Store which gives Line Bouncer! a perfect five star rating.  May released th...

Yoga Classes Are Offered as an Easy Way to Fill Sports Requirement

Yoga Classes Are Offered as an Easy Way to Fill Sports Requirement

Emma Martinez Sutton, Managing Editor

October 14, 2019

Yoga at Blake provides a relaxing, fun, and different way for students to earn their required sports credit. This winter sport lasts from about November to February and meets twice a week after school in the Cherne; it will most likely take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays this year.  Shenelle Haines...

Changing Traditions Emphasize Transient Community

The Junior Lounge after the 2019 Senior Prank, a longstanding tradition often contested by faculty.

Emma Martinez Sutton, Managing Editor

September 21, 2019

“Human beings crave an understanding of where we come from and I think that’s the benefit and power of tradition... [it’s] the way in which we reconnect with the past,” explains English teacher Cory Tao. “There’s this continuity between us here and the way things have been done in our comm...

Separating Art From the Artist

Separating Art From the Artist

Emma Martinez Sutton, Perspectives Editor

March 13, 2019

The February issue of Perspectives took on a complicated and immensely relevant topic: separating art from the artist. Since its publication, the ongoing R. Kelly scandal and a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged victims have drawn more attention to the topic at hand. R. Kelly is at the cen...

Weisman Museum Displays a Range of Exhibits, Artistic Collections

Weisman Museum Displays a Range of Exhibits, Artistic Collections

Emma Martinez Sutton, Perspectives Editor

March 11, 2019

The University of Minnesota’s Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is impossible to miss with its metallic facade glimmering beside the Mississippi River. The Weisman is a free, educational museum located on the East side of the river on the outskirts of the University of Minnesota campus. Although the ...

Teaching together

Sara Richardson and Emma Martinez Sutton

September 28, 2018

As students trudge through the hallways, the amount of energy, thought, and creativity teachers put into classes is often forgotten. Not only do they have to narrow down textbooks, reading material, units, and assignments for multiple courses, but it is an expectation for teachers to collaborate and i...

Five Minute Breakfast Recipes

Five Minute Breakfast Recipes

Emma Martinez Sutton, Nora Fox, Brooke Lee, Payton Crosby, and Grace Griffin

February 7, 2018

Yogurt Parfait  Ingredients 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt 1/4 cup fresh or defrosted frozen strawberries in juice ¼ cup of fresh blackberries, raspberries or blueberries 1/4 cup of granola Directions Layer 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt into the bottom of the glass. Combine defros...

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