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Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Reflecting on Senior Speeches, Service, and Community at Blake
Isaac Gittleman, Columnist May 13, 2019

In my 14 years at Blake, the community is what has supported me through ups and downs, given me perspective, and helped me to start giving back. In listen to Ben Lee’s recent senior speech and reflecting...

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Advertisements, what are they really about?
Isaac Gittleman, Columnist February 19, 2019

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them,...

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Using clothing as an outlet for expression
Isaac Gittleman, Online Editor February 19, 2019

In a recent conversation in the football locker room with a teammate from Minnehaha, I was reminded of just how similar guys at Blake dress. It seems that the vast majority of us wear a somewhat similar...

Bears set up for a set piece  in the second half. Going into the game, the Bears were ranked second in the state and Orono was ranked fifth.

Boys’ Soccer starts season with major home victory

Isaac Gittleman, Online Editor August 23, 2018

    Boys' Soccer defeated Orono 4-1 at home to open their season. Three unanswered goals by Jack Lagos '22, Ben Lee '19, and Howard Henderson '20 mid way through the first half put the...

Changes in technology at Blake remodel learning environment

Changes in technology at Blake remodel learning environment

Students and faculty reflect on technology in education
Emily Hykes, Steven Nye, and Isaac Gittleman March 15, 2018

With the click of a few keys on our laptops or phones, the world awaits us at our fingertips. Over the past few decades, advancements in technology have not only allowed for major educational milestones...

Potter leads Girls' Swim and Dive State Tournament efforts

Potter leads Girls’ Swim and Dive State Tournament efforts

Isaac Gittleman, Sports Editor December 1, 2017

Maddy Potter '19 dominated in the Class A State Tournament meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center on November 18. The Girls' Swim and Dive team finished 6th among Class A foes, but Potter won...

Ofrenda celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Ofrenda celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Isaac Gittleman, Sports Editor November 2, 2017

Did you notice an exhibit in the college counseling wing? Anne Rubin and J.J. Kahle set up an ofrenda to celebrate Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. Ofrendas have been used to celebrate the holiday...

Isaac's Input: Stubborness

Isaac’s Input: Stubborness

Isaac Gittleman, Columnist April 28, 2017

You’re in a heated argument with someone that has been going on for fifteen minutes. You realized five minutes ago that you are wrong, but something urges you to keep going and try to win this argument...

Isaac’s Input: Posture

Isaac Gittleman , Columnist March 24, 2017

Do your parents ever heckle you about your bad posture? Do you subsequently work to improve your posture or watch it deteriorate? In fact, our generation has staggeringly horrible posture and a large percentage...

Girls varsity soccer plays Providence Academy in one of their first games of the year

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Bulldozers say their final goodbyes as construction nears end
Emily Hykes and Isaac Gittleman September 29, 2016

Over the summer, one of the middle school’s biggest assets–Aamoth Stadium–underwent some significant upgrades and the long-anticipated turf project was completed. Construction began on March 7th...

Conor McDonough ‘16 regains his strength over the winter.

Off-season training transforms athletes

Winter training prepares students for their sports
Isaac Gittleman, Staff Writer March 14, 2016

Students play sports for a variety of reasons. Some are simply looking to fulfill the graduation requirement, some to make friends and enjoy themselves, and some to prepare for collegiate play.  Many...

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