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Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium
World-renowned 'Napalm Girl' shares emotional story
November 3, 2017

Phan Thi Kim Phúc, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, published author,  international speaker, and founder of a successful nonprofit visited Blake on Wednesday, October 11.  After surviving a napalm bombing...

Best shows on TV

Comedies you haven't heard of that you should... hear of
October 3, 2017

Comedy Central’s Broad City follows the lives of eclectic roommates Abbi and Ilana as they navigate their hectic lives in New York City. Dealing with seemingly trivial problems that range from fixing...

Eurocentrism in mapping

April 28, 2017

It’s no secret that Social Studies in America is biased and Eurocentric. However, some schools have worked to combat this issue.      Recently, The Boston school system has commited to remove the...

Science Spotlight: Science of Food

March 13, 2017

From an outside perspective, the new Science of Food course seems like a breeze, consumed with baking and eating.      Paige Robichaud ‘17 and Sarah Juang ‘17 agree that, “it doesn’t seem...

Science Spotlight: Tech Requirement

February 9, 2017

Despite living in a digital age, the core curriculum of private liberal arts institutions often lacks a distinctive technology requirement.                However, in recent years, higher education...

Hydrate or die-drate

Hydrate or die-drate
On the importance of H2O
February 9, 2017

The warnings are endless: your grades will go down if you stop drinking water, dehydration putting your vigilance and motor skills at odds. Regardless, Blake students largely disregard drinking throughout...

Setting the Record Straight

The large hole right by the main entrance to the school was the product of the main water line breaking and needing to be replaced along with the original, planned maintenance of the sewer line.
Pipeline bursts, chaos ensues
November 3, 2016
The hole dug by construction workers on Tuesday for water main repares flooded with water from the domestic pipeline.

Setting the record straight

The hole dug by construction workers on Tuesday for water main repares flooded with water from the domestic pipeline.
Pipeline bursts, chaos ensues
November 3, 2016

Students sitting in the dark, Elizabeth Ben-Ozilio stuck in the elevator, and no access to running water were all products of a complication with repairs of the main sewer line in front of the school on...

Leaving a legacy

Service from Legacy Day contribute to over 8 non-profit charities; students learn to give back to organizations across the Twin Cities through a series of speeches, activities, and group dialogues.
Working together to make a difference in the community
November 3, 2016

Legacy Day is the only day of the year where all three campuses of The Blake School including every grade (1 through 12), over 100 volunteers, and every single faculty member all get together and help...

Fight or flight fear

The brain's primitive response to stimuli
November 3, 2016

Fear stems from the most primitive parts of our being; nestled in the temporal lobe of the brain, the concept of fear traces back all the way back to the earliest of hominids. This instinctive--almost...

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Girls varsity soccer plays Providence Academy in one of their first games of the year
Bulldozers say their final goodbyes as construction nears end
September 29, 2016

Over the summer, one of the middle school’s biggest assets–Aamoth Stadium–underwent some significant upgrades and the long-anticipated turf project was completed. Construction began on March 7th...

Blake Debate goes abroad

Ellie Grossman ‘17 and three teammates at the Greenhill Tournament in Texas Sept. 17, coming in second place to Harvard Westlake
Ellie Grossman '17 member of 2016-17 National Debate Team
September 29, 2016

It seems as though Blake Debate is constantly bringing home new trophies and accolades due to the exceptional work of its team members and coaches; now, though, Blake Debate is going abroad. Ellie Grossman...

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