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Students Seek Clarifying Communication of Definition, Consequences

Students Seek Clarifying Communication of Definition, Consequences

Sara Richardson, Arts and Culture Editor

November 8, 2019

On paper, academic honesty has a similar definition for most students. Amaka Nwokocha '21 describes the definition of academic honesty as "[j]ust not cheating. Doing your own work." But, while the meaning of academic honesty seems simple, there is abundant confusion and issues between students and t...

Honestly Confusing

Honestly Confusing

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 policies regarding academic honesty and integrity, and I recognize that should I break the trust invested in m...

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...

Golden Graham Treats

Golden Graham Treats

Sara Richardson, Opinions Editor

May 13, 2019

Ingredients: 6 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 1 bag of mini marshmallows 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 12-ounce box of Golden Grahams cereal Directions: Set one cup of the mini marshmallows aside. Melt the butter, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and vanilla in a large pot over me...

Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Sara Richardson, Opinions Editor

March 15, 2019

Extreme sports loyalties run deep, deriving from family traditions and childhoods in communities where sports are front page news. From fire hydrants painted green and yellow for the Green Bay Packers, batteries being thrown at Red Sox fans at Yankee Stadium, and loyally wearing a Vikings jersey every ...

James ’21’s goal propels Boys’ Soccer to first State Championship since 2008

Sara Richardson, Catherine Barry, Staff Writers

December 2, 2018

The Blake Boys Soccer Team won the Minnesota Class A championship because of the astonishing goal by Keegan James ‘21. After 105 minutes of play, with the score tied at zero against Bemidji, Jake Lundberg ‘19 had the idea of Keegan shooting the ball from over fifty yards out. Keegan says tha...

Teaching together

Sara Richardson and Emma Martinez Sutton

September 28, 2018

As students trudge through the hallways, the amount of energy, thought, and creativity teachers put into classes is often forgotten. Not only do they have to narrow down textbooks, reading material, units, and assignments for multiple courses, but it is an expectation for teachers to collaborate and i...

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