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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced major changes in the education system and college admission process. Due to concerns of spreading the coronavirus, ACT, SAT, and AP tests have been altered and/or rescheduled. In response, colleges are re-evaluating their admission standards.A
College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced major changes in the education system and college admission process. Due to concerns of spreading the coronavirus, ACT, SAT, and AP tests have been altered and/or rescheduled....

Taken on March 14, 2020, the Walgreens on Vernon Ave S cleaning supply section completely stripped of cleaning supplies.

Apprehensive Residents Strip Grocery Stores, Pharmacies Dry

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor April 16, 2020
Almost ten days before Minnesota's Governor Walz announced the “shelter-in-place,” local grocery stores and pharmacies were left empty. Amidst the chaos of growing COVID-19 cases, Americans have taken it upon themselves to stock up on essential household items, many of which being cleaning supplies.
Taken on March 14, 2020, the Walgreens on Vernon Ave S cleaning supply section completely stripped of cleaning supplies.

Apprehensive Residents Strip Grocery Stores, Pharmacies Dry

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor April 1, 2020

Almost ten days before Minnesota's Governor Walz announced the “shelter-in-place,” local grocery stores and pharmacies were left empty. Amidst the chaos of growing COVID-19 cases, Americans have taken...

Activists approach the Capitol.

Students Take Action Against Climate Change

Anna Johns, Staff Writer October 14, 2019

“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean” Greta Thunberg, an environmental activist whose unrelenting passion has brought her to the...

New math teacher, Erin Oakley settles into her new classroom.

Upper School Welcomes New Teachers

Julia Lucas & Scott Klinefelter, Contributing Writers September 19, 2019

Erin Oakley made the transition from the Blake Middle School Math Department to that of the Upper School. She’s ready to help students in Geometry and Honors Algebra 2 reach their “ohh, I get it!”...

Parking Confusion: Construction, Carpooling, Congestion

Tyler Holmes, Noor Naseer, and Will Rosenblum September 19, 2019

Students have not had access to the Parade Park parking lot (located across from the math wing, next to the Sculpture Garden) since the start of the school year due to the Minnesota State Fair and, now,...

Blake Community Celebrates Life of Ryan Mahoney

Blake Community Celebrates Life of Ryan Mahoney

Anderson Blum, Managing Editor September 19, 2019

On Saturday, September 14, the Blake School celebrated the life of Ryan Mahoney. Mahoney taught math at the Upper School for 10 years until cancer took his life on August 31, 2019. Mahoney, a US Navy...

Student Attendance in Tutoring Program Decreases

Student Attendance in Tutoring Program Decreases

Anna Johns and Kendall Phillips, Staff Writers March 15, 2019

Many students remember the middle school grind of struggling with the homework for  math, foreign language, or other classes. After reluctantly turning to our parents, we soon realized how their attempts...

Nadia Lee

Writers Receive Highest Awards in National Writing Contest

Cheryl Minde, Contributing Writer March 15, 2019

Writers Skylar Wang ‘22, Eva Berezovsky ‘19, and Yeukai Zimbwa ‘20 each received gold keys, the highest award possible, at the state level in the 2019 Scholastic Writing competition. Wang entered...

Starbucks eliminating plastic straws

Starbucks eliminating plastic straws

Sarina Dev, InDepth Editor November 2, 2018

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...

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