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Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

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 on it, I called into question this community that has supported me for so long, and that’s im...

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

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 outfit with khakis, one of several brands street shoes (e.g. converse, sperry, adidas, NMD, Ultra Boos...

Boys’ Soccer starts season with major home victory

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 bears ahead quickly and this deficit was too big to overcome for Orono. The Bears led 3-1 at the half,...

Changes in technology at Blake remodel learning environment

Changes in technology at Blake remodel learning environment

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 at Blake, but have provided a platform for equal engagement. Karen Phillips, Physics teacher of 30 years, re...

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 two different individual titles in the 100 Yard Butterfly and the 200 yard Individual Medley. Potter...

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 of teenagers suffer from this problem. Good posture helps maintain the natural distribution of pressure...

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

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 last year and finished August 15th this summer. 9700 square yards of turf material were brought in t...

Off-season training transforms athletes

Off-season training transforms athletes

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 athletes who focus on one sport choose to train in the offseason or even play a year-round sport to prep...

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