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  • Blake hosts first cross country meet on Thursday, September 17. Go Bears! Fall Play will be announced on Friday at 4:00. What will the play be?

April Sudoku Challenge #2

Jack Prince, Online Editor

April 24, 2020

The objective is to fill this 9×9 grid with digits in such a way that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 grids that make up the larger 9×9 grid contains all of the digits from 1 to 9. Each sudoku puzzle will begin with some cells filled in. The solver must use these seed numbers as a...

Stock Market Crash Reveals New Strategy for Investors

The unprecedented COVID-19 has greatly affected the stock market.

Jack Prince, Managing Editor, Online Editor

April 24, 2020

For about the last 11 years, investors in the stock market have grown accustomed to high returns and a booming economy that presents itself with new jobs and companies. However, that streak has come to an end with COVID-19. The last time the stock market has undergone a recession was during 2008-2009....

Trying Hard Leads to Benefits

Jack Prince, Managing Editor

March 9, 2020

     A tryhard is someone who does excessive work in order to be perfect or to be perceived as perfect. Even though tryharding has its benefits, there is a social stigma that comes along with the trait. This is flawed because someone should not be viewed negatively for caring too much about their work....

Boys’ Soccer Looks to Win Second Straight Championship

The Bears line up for the national anthem before a home game. The team has scored 58 goals this year already with Benji Pomonis leading the way with 13 goals.

Jack Prince, Opinions Editor

September 25, 2019

On November 2, 2018, U.S. Bank Stadium witnessed the impossible. Fans, spectators, family members, coaches, and players all looked on as Keegan James ‘21 nailed a 55- yard kick to win the Boys 1A State Championship. The Bears won their first 1A title since 2008, beating unseeded Bemidji. ...

Crazy Winter Still Slowing Spring Sports

Jack Prince, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

On a Saturday afternoon, the Girls’ Lacrosse team sprints between lines in the gym. Only a hundred yards away from their home turf, the team is unable to practice due to another year of huge snowfalls. In the Spring of 2018, most every sports team had their first two weeks of games either cancelled...

Students Stress Importance of Studying Early, Getting Rest In Preparation For Finals

A common scene for students during finals weeks. However, organization can lead to success.

Jack Prince, Sci-Tech Editor

December 12, 2018

Finals is the time of year that everyone dreads. However, if students take the necessary steps to prepare, they are more likely to get a better score on the test. Furthermore, students who prepare well also will feel more relaxed before and after their test. The most common mistake made by students prepar...

Students Rank Optimal Study Spaces

The Cherne, a relatively quiet study space on the 3rd floor

Jack Prince, Sci-Tech Editor

December 1, 2018

During free block, many students choose to work on their homework, but finding a quiet and productive study spot is often impossible. The most popular study places are those which are quiet enough to focus in. But due to each student’s schedule, everyone who wants to study is doing it at the same t...

Predicting the future of Rockstar Games

Elle McCarty

Josh Power, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018

People are familiar with the major video game corporations – Activision, EA, Nintendo – that have become name brands among gamers. Quietly, Rockstar Games has emerged as a successful studio, largely because of two unique franchises: Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. Each new ins...

Students navigate the road, DMV

Students navigate the road, DMV

Jack Prince, Sci-Tech Editor

September 28, 2018

The road to getting a driver’s license can feel endless, but after long, hard work comes great reward: the ability to drive alone. Many teenagers desire this privilege as they hope to be more independent, but it doesn’t come easily. The journey starts with Driver’s Ed. Each student is required ...

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