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Staff Editorial: Community Struggles to Connect Through Lack of Dances, Mandatory Fun

Staff Editorial: Community Struggles to Connect Through Lack of Dances, Mandatory Fun

Betsy Fries, Creative Director May 28, 2021

Students would like to think that the adults, namely the administration in the building, prioritize a sense of community among the student body. We acknowledge and fully understand that they are humans...

Staff Editorial: Blake Lacks Conversation, Action Around the Trial of Derek Chauvin

Staff Editorial: Blake Lacks Conversation, Action Around the Trial of Derek Chauvin

Emily Rotenberg, Student Life and Food Editor April 30, 2021

Following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin faced charges for manslaughter, second-degree murder, and third-degree murder in a trial that had...

Staff Editorial: Anti-Racism Work at Blake Proves to be Insufficient, Lacking Student Efforts

Staff Editorial: Anti-Racism Work at Blake Proves to be Insufficient, Lacking Student Efforts

Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor February 24, 2021

During Black History Month, we as Americans and as a Blake community continue our conversations regarding racial inequity and Black history. We are simultaneously reminded of the problems that face our...

Staff Editorial: Media Complicates Freedom of Speech Rights

Staff Editorial: Media Complicates Freedom of Speech Rights

Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump’s tweets have made headlines for their brazen and controversial claims. That all came to a halt on Jan. 8 when Twitter permanently suspended his account “due...

Staff Editorial: Check In On Your Homies

Staff Editorial: Check In On Your Homies

Sage Marmet, Creative Director November 4, 2020

As a cold, dark, and potentially isolating winter draws near, there are growing concerns regarding mental health during a COVID-19 pandemic-ridden winter. While Minnesota boasts copious social distance-friendly...

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