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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Ski team seniors pose for their team pictures at Aamoth. Back: Phillip Mariano ‘23, Gaurav Haldar ‘23, William Connor ‘23, Oscar Walsh ‘23, AJ Khan ‘23, Tyler Girk ‘23, Alex Chiesa ‘23, Jackson Moon ‘23, Alex Ha ‘23, Carl Mariano ‘23, and Josh Smith ‘23. Front: Edinburgh, Lily Erlandson ‘23, and Kate Rekas ’23

Athletes Look Forward to Their Final Seasons as Bears

Rowan Wallin, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

As the winter sports season begins, seniors reflect on their last season as a Blake Bear. Nico Valiente ‘23, a senior swimmer for the Bearstangs, is hopeful to “reconnect with the team.”  Valiente...

No Halftime for Sally Countryman

No Halftime for Sally Countryman

Allyson Jay, In-Depth Editor November 6, 2022

The rumble of the fans from the sidelines fills the air. The blistering sun beats down on braided hair and sweaty jerseys. Cleats sprint over grass, sticks collide, and a single yellow ball hits the ground....

‘22 Reminisces, Shares Upper School Memories

Ahan Devgun, Contributing Writer October 10, 2021

Seniors Offer Advice, Widsom to Underclassmen

Evan Vezmar, News Editor October 10, 2021

As the oldest and most experienced grade at the Upper School, the Class of 2022 has faced all of the ups and downs of high school and has gained all sorts of knowledge through various successes and failures....

Various Seniors Find Successes, Tackle Adversity

Various Seniors Find Successes, Tackle Adversity

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2021

Bowman joins the Class of 2022 as the new grade dean for their senior year

New 2022 Grade Dean Fosters Community

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer October 10, 2021

Maggie Bowman is hardly a new face to the Blake community, but this year she is taking on a new position as the Class of 2022's Grade Dean. Bowman has been a part of the Social Studies Department for the...

Blake Boys’ Basketball 2020-2021 pictured above: [left to right top row] Tyler Middlestadt, Joshua Park ‘22, Grayson Okoronkwo ‘24, Theo Liu ‘22, Max Hubler ‘22, Dane Borene ‘24, Kunga Shidhe-Chokra ‘22, Tyler Biwan [left to right bottom row] Jasper Liu ‘21, Robert Grace IV ‘21, Gabe Ganz ‘21, Will Fazio ‘21, Elijah Short ‘21

Boys’ Basketball Seniors Lose Shot at Sections

Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor May 7, 2021

When the ball dropped on the eve of 2020, the Blake Boys’ Basketball team did not expect two years of heartbreak to ensue. Will Fazio ‘21, Gabe Ganz ‘21, Jasper Liu ‘21, Robert Grace IV...

Blake Senior game masters run the @blakeseniorassassins Instagram account that updates game participants.

Assassins Provides Semblance of Normalcy, Excitement

Carly Shoemate, Contributing Writer April 30, 2021

Assassins is a springtime tradition at Blake and a number of other schools in Minnesota and across the country. The Nerf-war type game consists of a number of teams, generally ranging from three to five...

Jones Eckhardt says that she would describe herself as someone who is “welcoming, engaging, funny, but stern if I have to be, approachable, empathetic, and just somebody you’d be comfortable talking with!”

Students, Teachers, Staff Welcome CJ as the new Senior Grade Dean

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer November 8, 2020

We have all experienced so many changes in the past six months from COVID-19 to widespread Black Lives Matter movements, so it's understandable that any more change could throw some of us off the deep...

Seniors paint the rock outside the West Entrance.

Seniors Remain Optimistic about New Traditions

Maggie Seidel, Co-Business & Perspectives Editor October 1, 2020

Experiencing a very unique ending to their junior year, as school was fully remote for the spring quarter, Solveig Bingham ‘21 shares, “It would be very special to incorporate past traditions this...

Assembly Moderators Lauren Smith20 and Mathew Krelitz20 prepare to announce senior speeches. 
 Students can still view senior speeches every Monday and Wednesday.

Abrupt End to Senior Year Allows Opportunity to Reflect

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...

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