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  • Blake hosts first cross country meet on Thursday, September 17. Go Bears! Fall Play will be announced on Friday at 4:00. What will the play be?

Abrupt End to Senior Year Allows Opportunity to Reflect

Assembly Moderators Lauren Smith'20 and Mathew Krelitz'20 prepare to announce senior speeches. 
 Students can still view senior speeches every Monday and Wednesday.

Drew Rosenblum, Editor Emeritus

May 6, 2020

     I don’t think anyone expected the year to end like this. Between the last day of school before spring break and the day we found out school for the foreseeable future would be online, the world slowly descended into isolation. While uncertainty had plagued our last real day of school, nothin...

Upcoming Programs Reflect Desire for Experience

Shogren (right) and Kehoe (left) sport Gap for national decision day on May 1.

Anderson Blum, Managing Editor

May 13, 2019

In recent years, the “gap year” has seen its popularity soar. In the year 2015 alone, this post-high school path increased in frequency by 22% according to The Atlantic. Of course, this popularity has extended to Blake, where three members of the class of 2019 will be taking gap years and several...

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Zac Johnson '18

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

April 30, 2018

For seniors Zac Johnson ‘18, Lucy Graham ‘18, Max Owens ‘18, and Abbie Nelson ‘18, getting “inked” was not a decision made lightly. Tattoos, legal at the age of 18, and the more recent minimalist tattoos have started trending among young adults. Johnson has two tattoos, one of the Great Se...

Seniors plunge for awareness, fun, unification

The plunge site at Bde Maka Ska with trained divers and EMTs ready to ensure safety of all participants.

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018

On Friday, March 2 a group of thirteen seniors, along with grade dean Shawn Reid, participated in a Polar Plunge event at Bde Maka Ska to raise money for Special Olympics. Twelve seniors raised over $75 each and Jessie Rudin ‘18 raised $2,073, meaning Blake’s group totaled over $3,100. Polar Plunge MN...

Staff Editorial: Class of 2016 Gift: Funding Future Students

Staff Editorial: Class of 2016 Gift: Funding Future Students

C.C. Lucas, Senior Editor

September 29, 2016

To all current seniors and those who will ever be seniors: eventually, you will try to give a gift you simply know will never add up to what you ‘owe.’ It will be to this school. As you and your classmates sit in the senior lounge–or sprawled across a grassy field on your grade retreat–dis...

Applying to College is too Stressful

There are many components to a college application, with some that you can blow out of proportion in your favor, and some that you can’t.

Anneliese Moore, Arts and Culture Editor

December 3, 2015

Every year,  seniors complain about high stress levels as they manage their heavy class schedules while applying to colleges. Only until this year, as a first semester senior, did I actually understand and personally feel this stress. My stress has consistently been at a high during the past thr...

The End of an Era: Reflections from 2012 Class President

Seniors in the Class of 2012 gather around their dean, Jim Mahoney, on their last day of classes before they begin Senior Program.

June 1, 2012

As Charles Dickens once said “it was the worst of times.” Just kidding, Upper School was great/weird, but great. See, in High School you get just the right combination of hormones, stress, and external stimulants that make fat middle- aged men look back at them and call them “the best days of their...

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