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Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Sarina Dev, Editor Emeritus

May 10, 2019


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

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 tells the story of humanity before, during, and after its collapse. Following five characters...

Meeting With Erin Adams

Meeting With Erin Adams

Emily Anderson, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


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Erin Adams, is one of two student counselors at the high school as well as the Director of Counseling at Blake. Adams works with students during sessions to provide a certain amount of counseling support for those going through things that are developmentally typical. Along with meeting one on one with student...

Choir Tour Safety Procedure Raises Attention

Choir Tour Safety Procedure Raises Attention

Anna Johns, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Most Blake students, at some time or another, have experienced the panicked feeling of arriving at the door in the morning and not having their key card. Students are either forced to frantically search around for another student, or be resigned to buzzing in to the office and admitting to their forgetfu...

Prom Announcement Raises Student Attention

Prom Announcement Raises Student Attention

Noor Naseer, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


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As Spring Break rolls in, news of Prom begins to form a buzz in the high school hallways. While 78% of the then junior attendees enjoyed the dance last year, news of recent changes has become apparent. Many of the complaints from last year’s attendees were related to the DJ and the dance floor setu...

Students Reflect on Language Choices, Possible Additions to Curriculum

Students Reflect on Language Choices, Possible Additions to Curriculum

Sage Marmet, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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Languages are an important part of life, and many students do not take the process of selection lightly. 199 students voted on the reasons why they chose their respective language on an online survey. A little over half of the respondents said that they selected their language because they wanted to...

Employment Opportunities At Edina Assisted Living Community Attract Students

Employment Opportunities At Edina Assisted Living Community Attract Students

Sarina Dev, Creative Director

December 17, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

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, Kai Sovell ‘19, and Mason Wordelman ‘21 all currently work as servers at the Waters Restaurant and Café. ...

Students Stress Importance of Studying Early, Getting Rest In Preparation For Finals

Students Stress Importance of Studying Early, Getting Rest In Preparation For Finals

Jack Prince, Sci-Tech Editor

December 12, 2018


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Finals is the time of year that everyone dreads. However, if students take the necessary steps to prepare, they are more likely to get a better score on the test. Furthermore, students who prepare well also will feel more relaxed before and after their test. The most common mistake made by students prepar...

Students Rank Optimal Study Spaces

Students Rank Optimal Study Spaces

Jack Prince, Sci-Tech Editor

December 1, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

During free block, many students choose to work on their homework, but finding a quiet and productive study spot is often impossible. The most popular study places are those which are quiet enough to focus in. But due to each student’s schedule, everyone who wants to study is doing it at the same t...

Humans at Blake: Kai Sovell

Humans at Blake: Kai Sovell

Sarina Dev, Creative Director

November 30, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

“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 and pianist, immigrated from Seoul, South Korea when she was 30 years old and her father Chase Sovell g...

Bilingual Students Find Challenge in Language Class

Bilingual Students Find Challenge in Language Class

Will Rosenblum, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

With a vast spectrum of student language expertise, the language department has shifted to meet the needs of bilingual students. Students may continue to study the language they already know, or start a new one, but their past experience continues to be beneficial. Sebastian Pliego ’22 ...

Vance Keeps Ninth Grade Fresh

Vance Keeps Ninth Grade Fresh

Noor Naseer, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

With her role as the freshmen dean, Jen Vance has made new connections with freshmen while also strengthening those connections as students become upperclassmen. Before her current position, she was the junior and senior dean for the class of 2004 and then the freshman and sophomore dean for th...

Class of 2019: Doing Alright

Carter Puckett, Photography Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Annually, the rise of  a new senior slogan takes its shape to define the academic year for students to come. The "alr19ht" slogan of the class of 2019, however, may just be the most controversial yet. With such few words, the slogan already makes a statement. The senior class stands together with the...

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