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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


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

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


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

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...

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

April 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, STUDENT LIFE

For seniors Zac Johnson ‘18, Lucy Graham ‘18, Max Owens ‘18, and Abbie Nelson ‘18, getting “inked” was not a decision made lightly. Tattoos, legal at the age of 18, and the more recent minimalist tattoos have started trending among young adults. Johnson has two tattoos, one of the Great Se...

Over 70 students walk out protesting gun violence

Over 70 students walk out protesting gun violence

Caroline Hardy, Staff writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

March 14, 2018—Exactly one month after the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left seventeen students and faculty dead and many more wounded, students at Blake walked out of the school and stood outside for seventeen minutes to honor those seventeen lives lost. Organized primarily by Ze...

DECA remains victorious at State competition

DECA remains victorious at State competition

Amanda Ward, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

DECA, the entrepreneurship club lead by Justin Gainsley ‘18, won big at the State competition this past March 4-6. The club is popular across the world as well as at school due to its profound ability to assist students in their business efforts for future jobs and careers. The DECA club meets e...

Making the most of your autumn

Nikki Stabno, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Eva Berezovsky The fall time can be very stressful with the first quarter ending, fall sports at their peak, and our academic workload starting to build up. Although fall can be filled with homework, cram sessions, and endless cups of coffee, it is also a great time to go out with friends and enjoy th...

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