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Gap Years are Opportunities for Growth

Gap Years are Opportunities for Growth

Nadia Lee, News Editor

May 13, 2019

For Bea Buckley '18, her gap year served as time to pursue her passion for horse riding. For Jake Borgida '17, the time off was an opportunity to focus on hockey. For Sean Bazzett '18, a gap year meant new experiences abroad.      Gap years do not have to be a year full of expensive travel trips...

Activities to Explore in Minneapolis during Spring

Activities to Explore in Minneapolis during Spring

Nadia Lee and Nora Fox

April 22, 2019

Although April and May can be a stressful time for students with the culmination of AP exams, finals, and end-of-year assignments, spring is a great time to take advantage of the warm weather outdoors and escape the pressures of schoolwork. From city parks and gardens to yoga and fitness classes, Mi...

Background

Background

Nadia Lee, News Editor

March 14, 2019

The ubiquity of personal smartphones raises growing concerns, specifically amongst young people. According to a Common Sense Media (CSM) study, since 2011, the amount of time spent on cell phones has increased dramatically. For example, the study found that on average, 13 to 18 year olds spend up to ...

BEARdecott Award Begins. Olson and Buchanan preparing for Seattle.

BEARdecott Award Begins. Olson and Buchanan preparing for Seattle.

Miki Rierson, Nadia Lee, Editors

January 23, 2019

Voting has begun for annual BEARdecott award and will continue until January 23rd. The BEARdecott award is a contest for children’s picture books at Blake, which the Lower School students call, “Everyone books,” and was modeled after the annual Caldecott award, an annual award celebrating the be...

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