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Excitement, Anticipation Brews for Upcoming Thanksgiving Break, Holiday

Excitement, Anticipation Brews for Upcoming Thanksgiving Break, Holiday

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Thanksgiving means something different to many members of the student body. And, the homework-free weekend is experienced in a variety of ways as well. A time to celebrate with old and new traditions, eat tasty meals, to be grateful, and some time away from school are aspects of the upcoming holiday t...

Students Participate in Broad Range of Activities After School

Students Participate in Broad Range of Activities After School

Lachen Reid, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Different endeavors that take place after school comprise students' evening hours.

Lilian Anderson ‘20: Theater

Lilian Anderson ‘20: Theater

Lachen Reid, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Lilian Anderson '20 is part of the fall play, titled The Dining Room. She has rehearsal for a couple hours per day currently, and the two weeks prior to the play she has rehearsal for two and a half hours. She describes the play saying "it's a really weird play because it takes place in one room the ...

Students Don’t Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions

Students Don’t Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions

Catherine Barry, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

Many students believe Halloween to be a holiday that you celebrate when you are younger by going out with your friends, getting dressed up in a costume, and going trick or treating.  Yet as people get older, these notions change. Nate Heithoff ‘22 believes high schoolers going trick or treating wi...

Students Engage in Upcoming Election, Campaigns

Students Engage in Upcoming Election, Campaigns

Ale Perri, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2019

Regardless of how students get involved in the election, they see importance in being knowledgeable about politics. Rosa Gerdts ‘20 states, “The outcome of politics to- day truly does affect our future...It is also our responsibility to be active global citizens.” With the 2020 election n...

Rwanda Travel Inspires

Rwanda Travel Inspires

Chad Woerner, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2019

This summer, as part of the Global Immersion Program, an organization at Blake that oversees educational opportunities around the world, thirteen Blake students and three teacher chaperones traveled to Rwanda for twenty-one days in June. Chronologically, the journey was highlighted by nearly a week long visi...

Summer Encourages Exploration

Gabby Monahan, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2019

For many, summer is the perfect opportunity to erase the thought of school from their mind and dive into fun and exciting activities. These activities can range from camps, clubs, organizations, jobs, or time spent relaxing and waking up late. However, some students knocked a few things off their bucket l...

Parking Confusion: Construction, Carpooling, Congestion

Tyler Holmes, Noor Naseer, and Will Rosenblum

September 19, 2019

Students have not had access to the Parade Park parking lot (located across from the math wing, next to the Sculpture Garden) since the start of the school year due to the Minnesota State Fair and, now, renovations. In the meantime, students are allowed to park in designated areas of the Parade Ice A...

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Sarina Dev, Editor Emeritus

May 10, 2019

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

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

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

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...

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