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Justice League tackles Trump at recent discussion

Zoe Wellik, Arts and Culture editor

May 25, 2016

On Thursday, May 19, Justice League met to discuss Donald Trump. Do experiences influence Trump supporters over facts? Are Donald Trump supporters anti-government? Does Trump really “tell it like it is”?  All of these questions acted as bases for their discussion. Meeting in the Cherne Forum durin...

Implementing provisions for gender identity

An illustration of the identities on and off the gender spectrum.

Brendan Barrow, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2015

It’s the beginning of a school year, your teacher is reading off names, and they get yours wrong. And even though you remind them, it persists. If you’re new, many students might get your name wrong, too. You’re left feeling like they just don’t care enough. With gender pronouns, it’s not ...

Students march against sexual violence at Take Back the Night event

Students march against sexual violence at Take Back the Night event

Jonah Sandy, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2013

On Thursday, May 2nd, Blake hosted its second-ever Take Back the Night event. This emotional and empowering evening was well attended by a group of students, faculty members, and parents that filled up nearly half of the Juliet Nelson Auditorium. The emotional and empowering event was organized by members...

Members of Justice League and GSA attend Lobby Day at capital

Abby Smith, Staff Writer

April 25, 2013

At 1:45 am, November 7th, the Marriage Amendment that would have defined marriage as one man, one woman was defeated. After this historic advance, LGBTQ activists are taking the next step by working to pass two new bills through the Minnesota legislature: Marriage equality and a new comprehensive bullying pol...

Students speak to MN legislators on importance of anti-bullying bill

Students speak to MN legislators on importance of anti-bullying bill

Raine Robichaud, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2013

Blake students demonstrated their commitment to the anti-bullying cause at a recent Youth Summit at the Minnesota state capital on Presidents' Day. The event was sponsored by the Minnesota Safe Schools Coalition, an organization that advocates for a more comprehensive anti-bullying law for Minnesota sch...

“Just Talk” discussions touch on tough topics

Abby Smith, Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

  The room is silent, as all eyes are focused on a video of an elderly man talking about how he won’t be allowed to vote. This video is part of a presentation dedicated to the Voter ID Amendment, put together as a part of a new program at Blake called Just Talk. Taking place twice a month ...

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