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The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

Amaka Nwokocha, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


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The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr, is about a teenage girl named Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who lives in a predominantly black neighborhood with gangs, drugs, and high crime rates. She goes to a school called Williamson Prep, which is affluent and predominantly white. The school is not...

Appreciating Second Lunch

Appreciating Second Lunch

Lachen Reid, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


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The beginning of a new semester brings new classes and new teachers to students, but possibly the most important new addition to the Blake student’s life is the infamous Google document which contains the most heart-breaking or ecstasy-inducing piece of information: Whether their schedule is fille...

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

November 2, 2018


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Lucy by Still Woozy My favorite song this month has to be “Lucy” by Still Woozy. The soft instrumentals and overall melancholic, intimate tone of this song radiate a sense of coziness yet also invite you to get up and dance. Put on your wool socks and move baby!   Trip by Ella Mai ...

The Best croissants Minneapolis has to offer

Josh Power, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


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Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of common pastries. Cookies, cakes, and rolls are all delicious, but my favorite has always been, and always will be the croissant. In my opinion croissants are largely underrated, overshadowed by these more popular and mainstream goods. Looking to publicize cro...

Putting pancake reputations to the test

Putting pancake reputations to the test

Allie Miller and Julia Abraham

March 15, 2018


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We visited three iconic breakfast hotspots and put their reputations to the test. Our mission was simple: discern the quality of these popular franchises based on their pancakes’ appearance, taste, and price. We started at the Plymouth Original Pancake House; a classic for pancake lovers. We visi...

Pho Hao review

Pho Hao review

Ian Acheson, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018


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Pho Hao is a Vietnamese restaurant that centers around noodle soups and rice dishes. The only branch of this international chain in Minnesota is located on eat street at 2450 Nicollet Ave, a 7-minute drive from school. The environment of the restaurant is small yet efficient. The staff is helpfu...

Starbucks’ infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte spurs controversy

Starbucks’ infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte spurs controversy

Elizabeth Opp, News Editor

November 7, 2017


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Pumpkin spice lattes are the worst. With a whopping 50 grams of sugar and 18 grams of fat in the 16 ounce drink, consuming just one is a sure way to decrease health. The purpose of coffee is not to be the accessory of an "I'm wrapped up in my favorite flannel sitting next to my fire with my dog and watc...

Kombucha Cravings

Kombucha Cravings

Elizabeth Opp, News Editor

October 3, 2017


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As the year 2017 winds down, the popularity of kombucha has increased even more than over the past few years. Whether it’s for the health, the taste, or just the aesthetic, many have turned to kombucha as a daily beverage. Kombucha is a type of fermented tea that originated in China around 221 BCE,...

New scoops at La La Ice Cream

New scoops at La La Ice Cream

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions editor

May 25, 2017


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As a die-hard Sebastian Joe's fan, it breaks my heart to say it, but I think La La Ice Cream may have become, or at least tie my original love, for the position of top ice cream spot in Minneapolis. Located just outside of central Uptown on Hennepin Avenue, La La Ice Cream features homemade ice cream...

Diversifying Restaurants

Katerina Papanikolopoulos, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


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Emily’s Lebanese Deli Mood: If I ever miss my family’s food on the shores of Cyprus, this is the closest I have come to finding a bit of home, far-away from home. The atmosphere is quiet mostly, but the food develops the personality within this locality. Great for date-night, family-night, solo-n...

Renny’s Review

Renny’s Review

Renny Acheson, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Though The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a short read at 132 pages, the late Editor-in-Chief of French Elle, Jean-Dominique Bauby, exemplifies the mighty powers of alternative communication, resilience, and expressing love towards others. In December of 1995, Bauby suffered a debilitating stroke that ca...

Book Review: The Girls

Book Review: The Girls

Renny Acheson, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

  With cults being introduced comfortably in the media, with shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Following displaying common cult stereotypes, it can be hard to understand the true nature of cults. We read about cults in textbooks, experience their presence in the media, and create analyses to explain...

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