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Everything You Need to Know When Planning the Perfect Picnic

Everything You Need to Know When Planning the Perfect Picnic

Variety of different cuisines, activities, and materials needed to host a successful picnic
Molly Seidel, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

As the weather becomes increasingly warmer, picnic season draws closer. Picnics are a great way to spend quality time with friends and family in a safe and fun way. Whether the picnic is impromptu or heavily...

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

Assassins Provides Semblance of Normalcy, Excitement

Despite administrative apprehension about safety, Assassins continues
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...

Breaking out of comfort zones can be hard, shown here are some activities to do in Minneapolis outside of many people's comfort zone.

Activities to Explore in Minneapolis during Spring

Fun, unique activities out of the comfort zone
Nadia Lee and Nora Fox April 22, 2019

Although April and May can be a stressful time for students with the culmination of AP exams, finals, and end-of-year assignments, spring is a great time to take advantage of the warm weather outdoors...

Crazy Winter Still Slowing Spring Sports

For the second year in a row, Spring teams have had to deal with heavy snow into Spring Break
Jack Prince, Staff Writer March 15, 2019

On a Saturday afternoon, the Girls’ Lacrosse team sprints between lines in the gym. Only a hundred yards away from their home turf, the team is unable to practice due to another year of huge snowfalls....

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical's uniqueness

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical’s uniqueness

Musical's commitment well worth actors’ time
Shira Aronow and Anna Johns March 10, 2018

The Blake School musical Once on This Island opens Friday, March 9, and the cast and crew agree their hard work has come together to make a great show. Members of the cast have loved participating in this...

Catch up on some sun and treat yo' self instead of focusing on to-do lists and skills quiz retakes.

Leave the stress at home

Escape the school shadow that follows you outside of the classroom
Penelope Winton, Opinions Editor March 20, 2016

Spring break is meant to be a time of relaxation: a time to set back the clocks in your brain before fourth quarter puts them into double time. So why is it that every time I lounge on the couch watching...


An “ultimate” alternative

Ultimate frisbee's rise from the park to being a bona-fide spring sport
Hudson Dougan, Staff Writer March 19, 2015

The frisbee. It conjures memories of playing fetch with your dog or having a toss in the park. To many, however, this national pastime is now a serious high school sport—Ultimate Frisbee. Ultimate...

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