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Starbucks eliminating plastic straws

Starbucks eliminating plastic straws

Sarina Dev, InDepth Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under INDEPTH, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH

On Monday, October 8, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that the world has twelve years to drastically change its environmental impact before an almost irreversible climate change catastrophe. While the Paris Agreement from 2016 pledged to keep global temperatu...

Legacy Day changes location due to construction

Will Rosenblum, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

This year’s Legacy day will differ in structure because of the construction on the Hopkins campus.   Legacy day, an annual event at the beginning of each year where grades one through twelve come together to complete various service activities, is usually held solely at the middle and lower sch...

Science Olympiad Completes Great Year

Anderson Blum, Sports Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Another year of Blake’s Science Olympiad has come to an end, with the Bears winning the title of second best small school in Minnesota at the state tournament on March 3. The Blake team competed in multiple tournaments leading up to state, including one at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls....

Gallery: Students, faculty walkout to support 17 lives lost in Florida

Gallery: Students, faculty walkout to support 17 lives lost in Florida

Alyssa Story, Social Media Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

Lead by Anika Gutzke '19 and Zehra Kahn '18 over 30 students and faculty members participated in a peaceful walkout and 17 minutes of silence. Prior to the moments of silence, students gave both planned and spontaneous speeches. Both Gutzke and Kahn spoke, along with Anna Kruesel '18, Will Lym...

Martha Bennett Gallery debuts bird themed exhibit

Martha Bennett Gallery debuts bird themed exhibit

William Longley, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under NEWS

There is a new exhibit this month in the Martha Bennett Gallery on both art and nature. Students from Brian Sago’s Printmaking II teamed up with students from Will Bohrnsen’s Environmental Science to create an exhibit that is both educational and pretty to look at.      The exhibit looks at t...

Eboo Patel speaks on interfaith cooperation, acceptance

Eboo Patel speaks on interfaith cooperation, acceptance

Kaitlyn Saldanha, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

Eboo Patel spoke on November 15 on religious pluralism and interfaith cooperation. Emphasizing on the power of finding inspiration in varying faith leaders, he uses stories of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to urge the audience to pay attention to the ways in which political ...

Ikbal Ahluwalia: Then and Now

Ikbal Ahluwalia: Then and Now

Varun Agarwal, News Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

Whispers of where Blake’s beloved lifer Ikbal Ahluwalia ‘18 disappeared circulated following 2015. Whispers of where he went, how he is doing, and what he has been up to has encapsulated the minds of Blake students for the past few years. Here is an interview with the man himself down below.  ...

Neglecting to tell stories

Brent Florine, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under INDEPTH

photo credit: Ashlyn Kehoe | illustration credit: Eva Berezovsky Repressing current events as a result of  over-politicization Our school fosters a community of bright, visionary thinkers, each of whom are continually developing their own personal beliefs. As students, these beliefs are based on ex...

Profile: Abby Barney

Profile: Abby Barney

Fiona Duffy, Photo Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS

As Jonathan Osters, current math teacher, takes paternity leave following the birth of his son, Abby Barney will take his place for the next six weeks. Barney will teach two sections of AP Statistics.

Senior class of 2018: Bringing the fun

Senior class  of 2018: Bringing the fun

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

October 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Students come in three breeds upon returning to school: there are those who exude optimism, those who count down the days until next summer before classes even begin, and those who battle to balance positivity and angst. Regardless of which attitude a student displays, the choice to attend school or ...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

December 10, 2016


Filed under Forum's Forum

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 blood donations.  The $500 would significantly increase the current funds Forum has: $0. Tah...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Forum's Forum

Academic Honesty: Forum planned to make an announcement during assembly to update the student body on Blake’s policy on cheating. Blood Drive: Last Friday’s blood drive had 32 people sign up and 25 donate. One problem with the blood drive is some people get turned away because of Iron deficiency...

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