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Answering Student, Faculty Questions about State of Supreme Court

November 5, 2020

“WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT?”  - CJ Jones Eckhardt The Supreme Court is made up of nine members: one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices. Because of the Certiorari Act of 1925,...

Teachers Engage in Anti-Racist Teaching, Grapple with How to Improve Curriculum

Reading, discussions aid progress
October 7, 2020

Recent racial injustice and political unrest have led teachers to change their perspectives on educating and emphasized conversations about police brutality, equity, and race among faculty and staff.  Tyneeta...

How the Administration Planned for School, Ensured Students’ Safety

How the Administration Planned for School, Ensured Students’ Safety
The unseen challenges of planning for HTLP
October 1, 2020

Blake’s COVID-19 response team, consisting of Head of School Anne Stavney, Associate Head of School Anne Graybeal, Director of Transportation, Safety, & Security Mike Feinberg, Chief Financial &...

Student Government Continues Functioning Despite Online Barriers

Forum meets via Zoom to continue their roles for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year
Elected Forum representative students and teachers work to create new voting system, discouraging "strategic voting" methods
May 6, 2020

“Forum’s just open for business as per usual,” says Student Body President Joe Gustaferro ‘20. The group meets weekly through Zoom, as they normally would during school. Gustaferro shares, “conversation...

Student Government Continues Functioning Despite Online Barriers

Forum meets via Zoom to continue their roles for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year
Elected Forum representative students and teachers work to create new voting system, discouraging "strategic voting" methods
May 4, 2020

“Forum’s just open for business as per usual,” says Student Body President Joe Gustaferro ‘20. The group meets weekly through Zoom, as they normally would during school. Gustaferro shares, “conversation...

Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?
Students and teachers share their insight on RTLP and Zoom classes
April 22, 2020
“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through rectangles on their computer screen, often muted, with a corner of their house in the background. Online school has brought new challenges, but despite these, students recognize its effectiveness, as well as the faculty’s efforts.

Small Batch of Cookies, Don’t Waste Key Ingredients

The cookies after they had cooled
Difficulties of splitting recipes are avoided with this recipe
April 2, 2020

My go to cookie recipe is the one on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip bag. I live and die by this recipe; it has never turned out badly for me, but it makes about 60 cookies. I usually freeze...

Teachers Work Climate Change Conversations into Classes

Teachers Work Climate Change Conversations into Classes
Depth varies, but conversations prevail due to general acceptance, concern
December 9, 2019

Climate change is a constant topic of conversation ringing through the halls, but these conversations take many different forms. According to science teacher Will Bohrnsen, in freshman biology,...

Honestly Confusing

Honestly Confusing
Breaking Down Definition, Experiences, and Ambiguity of Blake’s Academic Honesty Policy
November 8, 2019

  “I, _______, acknowledge that academic honesty and integrity are core values at Blake and core components of a Blake School education. I understand that I am expected  to abide by all...

Homecoming Week Spirit Days

Habon Samatar '22 is beach ready with a pair of sunnies, a lei, a towel, and a bucket hat
September 30, 2019

Parking Confusion: Construction, Carpooling, Congestion

Green Team parking spots reimagined for carpool use
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,...

Prom Announcement Raises Student Attention

Prom Announcement Raises Student Attention
Recent Changes Bring Excitement to Student Body
March 15, 2019

As Spring Break rolls in, news of Prom begins to form a buzz in the high school hallways. While 78% of the then junior attendees enjoyed the dance last year, news of recent changes has become apparent....

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