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Protein Packed & Energizing Breakfast Ideas

All of the ingredients of the chocolate chip mint smoothie in the cup before getting blended (left) and the smoothie blended together (right).

Nora Fox, Arts and Culture Editor

May 22, 2020

Breakfast can make or break your morning and even your day. Without the proper nutrients, you may find yourself feeling tired and lazy. So, it’s vital to eat a protein-packed, energizing breakfast to stay awake and motivated. Here are a few breakfast ideas to start your day off right:   Min...

Making Matcha at Home

Matcha has numerous health benefits, including having a much smaller caffeine concentration than coffee.

Nora Fox, Arts and Culture Editor

April 23, 2020

Matcha is definitely my go-to drink. It’s creamy, a tiny bit sweet (depending on your taste), and refreshing. It’s also high in antioxidants and has numerous other health benefits, which, I think, makes it even more appealing. In the last year, I’ve noticed that matcha’s popularity (especial...

Lady Bird Holds Important Life Lessons

Lady Bird Holds Important Life Lessons

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

The movie, Lady Bird, changed my life when it first came out two years ago, and it feels even more relevant today. This coming of age film addresses a lot of topics that we might all be dealing with right now: arguing with parents, applying for college, feeling out of place, falling in love, etc. Sao...

Easy, Delicious Banana Bread

Easy, Delicious Banana Bread

Nora Fox, Arts & Culture Editor

April 2, 2020

In my free time, I love to bake! One of my favorite foods to bake is banana bread. Not only is it tasty and satisfying, but it’s also a great way to use old or mushy bananas that would otherwise be thrown away. My favorite banana bread recipe comes from the Madeline Island Historical Cookbook and ...

Traveling Sustainably is Easy

According to WasteAdvantage magazine, every flight, the standard passenger produces an average of 3.15 pounds of waste before leaving the aircraft and as air traffic increases, so does the amount of waste produced.

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

March 11, 2020

With the excitement of spring break building, many students prepare to embark on travel expeditions near and far from home. While traveling, it is necessary to focus your efforts on incorporating sustainable practices to promote healthy ecotourism. This can be a challenging feat, but there are a few simpl...

Advisory Activities Spark Opposition

October 15, 2019

Advisories are supposed to be fun, relaxing environments where students can build connections with one another. However, many students feel as though forced advisory activities ruin the fun.  This year, advisories are doing forced activities every week, and students are not happy about it. Melanie Su...

LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

Addison Anderson '19 works with students during the summer.

Nora Fox, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019

“I learn so much from my students because we all create a community together through LearningWorks. It feels like Blake transforms into a new place during the summer even though it’s the same building,” explains Addison Anderson ‘19, a teacher at LearningWorks. LearningWorks, a private and public p...

Activities to Explore in Minneapolis during Spring

Breaking out of comfort zones can be hard, shown here are some activities to do in Minneapolis outside of many people's comfort zone.

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...

Five Minute Breakfast Recipes

Five Minute Breakfast Recipes

Emma Martinez Sutton, Nora Fox, Brooke Lee, Payton Crosby, and Grace Griffin

February 7, 2018

Yogurt Parfait  Ingredients 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt 1/4 cup fresh or defrosted frozen strawberries in juice ¼ cup of fresh blackberries, raspberries or blueberries 1/4 cup of granola Directions Layer 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt into the bottom of the glass. Combine defros...

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