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LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

Nora Fox, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019


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“I learn so much from my students because we all create a community together through LearningWorks. It feels like Blake transforms into a new place during the summer even though it’s the same building,” explains Addison Anderson ‘19, a teacher at LearningWorks. LearningWorks, a private and public p...

Poppy Harlow Gives a “Voice to the Voiceless”

Poppy Harlow Gives a “Voice to the Voiceless”

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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When Poppy Harlow ‘01 was asked to conduct an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg the same week that her son was born, she was unsure whether she could realistically do it. But there she was, sitting with a Supreme Court Justice while wearing an adult pregnancy diaper. Harlow’s experiences...

Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Sara Richardson, Opinions Editor

March 15, 2019


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Extreme sports loyalties run deep, deriving from family traditions and childhoods in communities where sports are front page news. From fire hydrants painted green and yellow for the Green Bay Packers, batteries being thrown at Red Sox fans at Yankee Stadium, and loyally wearing a Vikings jersey every ...

If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk

Sarina Dev, Editor Emeriti

February 3, 2019


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Studying at the Carlson Commons, going to the English wing for class, meeting up with friends in the "Junior Lounge". The current spaces of the Northrop campus are so integral to students' and faculties' daily routines and experience that itís difficult to remember that the building is over 100 ye...

Learning from the Outdoors

Learning from the Outdoors

Louise Ba, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018


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“Alright guys, I need all the bolts taken out of these picnic tables. It shouldn’t take you that long!” I looked up at the source of this strange suggestion, our project sponsor at Afton State Park, Gene. I couldn’t help but think that this project would never get done with our handsaws, ...

Fortnite Cultivates Societal Takeover

Fortnite Cultivates Societal Takeover

Brent Florine, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2018


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Whether or not you play video games, you’ve likely heard of Fortnite Battle Royale. The free sandbox survival game is grossing nine figures a month and the craze isn’t showing any signs of dying down.  The massive revenue Fortnite has been generating is driven by a cultural obsession with th...

Recording Shapiro’s career

Recording Shapiro’s career

Eva Berezovsky, Managing Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

“I’ve never taken lessons or classes or anything, so it’s just me looking at YouTube videos, figuring stuff out, learning music theory for myself, and making that stuff come to life,” says Sam Shapiro ‘18. Shapiro has been making beats, mixing, and mastering since his seventh-grade self decided to ...

Connecting teachers with their college athletic careers

Connecting teachers with their college athletic careers

Daniel Lesov, News Page Editor

February 7, 2018


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Mr. Batiste attended Colby college in Maine and played football. Mr Batiste was one of the best defensive players for the team in the late 2000s. Mr Batiste has translated his playing to Blake as he is one of the assistant coaches for the Wolfpack Ms. Calderone played college softball at the Universi...

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson Pioneer Experience-First Math

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson Pioneer Experience-First Math

Deniz Ercan-Fang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016


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Everyone has had a test, quiz or project where they understood absolutely nothing on it. Ranging from English essays and social studies presentations to science labs and math tests, nobody can say that they feel confident on every assignment. That’s where Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson enter the ring...

“Can we go thrift shopping?”

Molly Apple, In-Depth Editor

April 25, 2013


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Confined by flashy malls and indoor shopping centers, one can forget the thrill of sifting through piles of clothes on the hunt for the perfect second hand match to the rest of their department store outfit. Thrift: defined as “economizing,” “penny pinching,” and “saving,” sets a stereotype...

Sory’s Story: An Interview with Blake’s French Intern

Sory’s Story: An Interview with Blake’s French Intern

Raine Robichaud, Staff Writer

March 14, 2013


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Endless ambition and passion are two of the many wonderful traits of Blake's very own French intern, Sory. These same traits are responsible for leading Sory into our lives here in Minnesota. French teacher Ms. Cassavante recognizes his unbelievable perseverance in his quest to teach and learn in the...

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