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Connecting in Quarantine

Xbox Home screen

Jack Richardson, Student Life Editor

April 2, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 sweeping the globe, many students and their families were forced to either cancel or postpone trips. Instead of finding themselves on the beach or the slopes, students are at home due to the ongoing quarantine. Many students are using this at home time to play video game...

Service Path Recognition Inspires Engagement, Focus, Dedication

Annabelle Swigert ‘22, center front, and Planned Parenthood Teen Council sport their new shirts.

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Community service takes many forms within Blake, whether that be in service oriented clubs, all school service days, or in the variety of service opportunities that members of the community participate in individually. One way that Blake acknowledges the individual work of students outside of the school...

Pets Decrease Stress Despite Added Responsibility

Grace Griffin ‘21 participates in a Hunter/Jumper Horse Show in Parker, Colorado.

Anna Johns, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Pets have a very large presence in students’ lives, occupying their free time and increasing their responsibility. Not only that, but many students agree that their pets have become valued members of their family. Solveig Bingham ‘21 has had various pets from a young age, including a dog, hamste...

Excitement, Anticipation Brews for Upcoming Thanksgiving Break, Holiday

As fall quickly starts to feel like winter, students look forward to the approaching Thanksgiving 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 share their evening schedules.

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

The 2019 caucus that Blake student will attend is in Iowa. Pictured above is the Capital building in Iowa.

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...

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