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Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Summer reading list
Sarina Dev, Editor Emeritus May 10, 2019

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Don’t thank me, thank Mr. Barry. I read this book first semester in my Utopian and Dystopian Literature class and it completely blew me out of the water. Mandel...

A student studies in front of the main fireplace of Northrop, circa 1951

If Walls Could Talk

Looking into the 103 year old Northrop Campus and its students
Sarina Dev , Editor Emeriti February 3, 2019

Studying at the Carlson Commons, going to the English wing for class, meeting up with friends in the "Junior Lounge". The current spaces of the Northrop campus are so integral to students' and faculties'...

Kaja Bingham and Paige Bernstein with a Waters resident

Employment Opportunities At Edina Assisted Living Community Attract Students

Sarina Dev , Creative Director December 17, 2018

The Waters on 50th, an assisted living community located in Edina near 50th and France, currently employs five Blake juniors and seniors. Joely Gendler ‘19, Paige Bernstein ‘19, Olivia Paulek ‘19,...

Libraries offer multiple resources

Libraries offer multiple resources

Sarina Dev, Creative Director December 2, 2018

The Hennepin County Libraries provide great resources for both academic and leisure reading. Library cards are free for Hennepin County residents, and the library has an automatic renewal system to help...

Humans at Blake: Kai Sovell

Humans at Blake: Kai Sovell

Kai Sovell '19 connects to heritage through art, science
Sarina Dev , Creative Director November 30, 2018

“I want to be somebody who does everything,” explains Kai Sovell ‘19.  Both an aspiring artist and scientist, she is strongly influenced by her mixed heritage: her mother Jaye Lee, a music major...

Starbucks eliminating plastic straws

Starbucks eliminating plastic straws

Coffee company responds to climate change
Sarina Dev, InDepth Editor November 2, 2018

On Monday, October 8, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that the world has twelve years to drastically change its environmental impact before an almost irreversible...

This Vicinity Coffee also has many comfy leather chairs and serves Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream.

Cram and Caffeinate

Local cafes enhance studying experience
Allie Miller and Julia Abraham March 5, 2018

Peace Coffee - 3262 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406   It opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 8.00 p.m. on weekdays. Peace coffee is super bright and colorful with...

March food gallery

This month's mouth-watering photos from around Minneapolis.
Sarina Dev and Emily Hykes March 22, 2017

Peppermint Tea from Rustica.

Warming Winter Beverages

Sarina Dev, Staff Writer February 9, 2017

Hot Chocolate - Caribou If you’re looking for an inexpensive warm winter drink on-the-go, Caribou hot chocolate is the way to go. Super creamy and chocolaty, you can even individualize your hot cocoa...

High school isn’t all sunshine and rainbows… or musicals

How not to make the same mistakes as Troy Bolton
Sarina Dev, Staff Writer September 28, 2016

Dear Freshmen, Welcome to the Upper School. I’m sure a solid 50% of you were expecting something along the lines of High School Musical. But, no. I mean, sure,  at one point your stress level...

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