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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?

Synchronized Swimming Offers Opportunity, Community for Swimmers Across Metro

Synchronized Swimming Offers Opportunity, Community for Swimmers Across Metro

Caroline Hardy, Managing Editor

March 15, 2019

“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,” chant the seven members of Blake’s extended synchronized swimming team routine. Amidst the blanket-like humidity and roar of the short team in the water of the John Hartmann Pool, these swimmers learn their routine of nearly four minutes with ease,...

Shenelle Haines

Shenelle Haines

Josie Lagerstrom and Fiona Duffy

November 20, 2017

Shenelle Haines was the Blake Tech Department's new edition last year. She worked at Circuit City as a manager, and then as an Apple Genius for eight years, most of the time as a Genius Leader. Working in a male dominated industry did not keep her down, as she worked as an administrator in charge of...

Building a Strong Language Foundation

Building a Strong Language Foundation

Matt Martinez Sutton, Opinions Editor

February 9, 2017

Communication, intelligence, cultural appreciation, and empathy. These are just a few things that set language classes apart from the rest of the student itinerary.     Although language classes can often feel like one more item on the checklist to impress colleges, learning and teaching a different l...


The girls have shown dedication to improvement and learning as a first year team. Clockwise from top left: Coach Ashley Magnuson, Josie Lagerstrom ‘18, Isabel Friedell ‘19, Rachel Eggert ‘19, Madeline Dopp ‘20, Emma Wilson ‘19, Casey Stocking ‘20, Roshnee Tarafder ‘19, Eva Motolinia ‘18, and Sierra Hoff ‘19.

Isabel Hall, Features Editor

April 30, 2015

There are two sides to every story, so they say. Sometimes, the side unseen is where all the action takes place. Nowhere is this more true than in the twisting, twirling world of synchronized swimming, where supreme strength meets artistic impression. When compared to other sports, synchronized swimming...

New spring sports entice students

Michael Winkey '15 takes aim

Anneliese Moore, Managing Editor

March 5, 2015

     Although synchronized swimming and clay target are both part of MSHSL, they have never been offered at Blake.      Josie Lagerstrom ‘18 decided to establish a synchronized swim team at Blake because she had been a part of the Edina team for two years. After moving to Blake, she wanted to creat...

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