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Ben Lee '19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Maya Chadda, Editor-in-Chief | Opinions Editor September 9, 2018

On August 30, Ben Lee '19, the 2017 National Student Poet representative for the Midwest region, traveled to Washington D.C to welcome the incoming National Student Poets for 2018 at the National Library...

Newly structured arts courses

Newly structured arts courses

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 1, 2018

Following this school year, all visual arts classes’ curriculum will be restructured to create more variety. Next year, the art department will offer a beginning level course for Drawing, Painting, Filmmaking,...

Bethke’s art portraying South African culture hung in the Martha Bennett Gallery spanning from February 21 to March 14.

Martha Bennett Gallery displays new prints

A lifetime of work exhibited by Karl Bethke
Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-In-Chief March 16, 2018

The current Martha Bennett Gallery exhibit features work personal to art teacher Brian Sago. Karl Bethke, with his exhibit entitled “A Visual History of Rorke’s Drift,” was Sago’s printmaking and...

Sonia Baig applies free-styled henna design.

D.I.Y. Applying Henna

The cultural significance and application of this social media craze
Sonia Baig and Amelia Reyes March 14, 2018

Whether you’ve seen artsy henna pictures on social media, or your family has been applying it for religious celebrations for as long as you can remember, it's common to know about henna from some place...

Cheryl Minde '20 prevails at Poetry Out Loud

Cheryl Minde ’20 prevails at Poetry Out Loud

Getting much more than just a trip to Washington, D.C.
Maya Chadda, Co-Editor-In-Chief March 13, 2018

With an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, and $200 in hand Cheryl Minde ‘20 left the Minnesota’s state competition for Poetry Out Loud held at The Loft Literary Center Open Book. Minde...

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical's uniqueness

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical’s uniqueness

Musical's commitment well worth actors’ time
Shira Aronow and Anna Johns March 10, 2018

The Blake School musical Once on This Island opens Friday, March 9, and the cast and crew agree their hard work has come together to make a great show. Members of the cast have loved participating in this...

Rap’s lack of lyrical significance

The construction of Kodak Black’s sound
Gavin McDonough, Contributing Writer December 7, 2017

Mumble rap has grown on me as a over the years with artists such as 21 Savage and Desiigner stumbling their way both into relative coherence and into my heart. These artists may not be deep or insightful,...

Kodak Black, defining a generation

The duality of mumble rap
Noah Ragan, Contributing Writer December 7, 2017

Mumble rap is a new genre of music that has surfaced in recent years and has been defined as “incoherent, absolute garbage for an entire album/track, destroying rap as a genre” (via Urban Dictionary)....

Swearing culture, in hallways, in classrooms

You've got to be f***ing kidding me
Maya Chadda and Josh Enebo November 3, 2017

Swearing has the ability to unify teens due it being something we all, more or less, have gotten in trouble for, be it from parents, teachers, or friends. At school specifically, the comments from students...

An estimated 100,000 people marched on January 21 to the Capitol in St. Paul.

Women’s March renews a spirit of protest

Protestors show up for women's rights around the world
Maya Chadda and Allison Ahern February 9, 2017

The streets of St. Paul were filled with pink hats, posters, and protesters for the Women’s March on January 21. The crowd marched to the Capital shouting chants ranging in intensity from the call and...

Forum's Forum

Forum’s Forum

December 9, 2016
Maya Chadda, Staff Writer December 10, 2016

Blood Drive: The blood drive was a success and met the goal of receiving 31 donations.If the student body keeps donating by april Forum will be eligible to receive $500 for reaching the requirements for...

Summer, A Social Construct

5 Ways To Bring Summer Back To School
Maya Chadda, Staff Writer December 8, 2016

Show off those pale ashy legs with some timeless “Jorts” or classic Nike Athletic shorts. Shorts aren’t just for summer, and with Blake’s bipolar heating there is no reason not to take off...

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