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Connecting in Quarantine

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Students turn to video games to interact with their friends
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...

Service Path Recognition Inspires Engagement, Focus, Dedication

Annabelle Swigert ‘22, center front, and Planned Parenthood Teen Council sport their new shirts.
Students respond to need in community
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...

Pets Decrease Stress Despite Added Responsibility

Grace Griffin ‘21 participates in a Hunter/Jumper Horse Show in Parker, Colorado.
Owner, pet relationship breeds serenity
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...

Excitement, Anticipation Brews for Upcoming Thanksgiving Break, Holiday

As fall quickly starts to feel like winter, students look forward to the approaching Thanksgiving holiday.
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,...

Students Participate in Broad Range of Activities After School

Students share their evening schedules.
November 8, 2019

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

Lilian Anderson ‘20: Theater

Lilian Anderson ‘20: Theater
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....

Students Don’t Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions

Students Don't Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions
Trick or treating popularity reduces
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...

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.
Age doesn’t hinder political involvement
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...

Rwanda Travel Inspires

Rwanda Travel Inspires
Land of a Thousand Hills provides a thousand lessons
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...

Summer Encourages Exploration

Increased free time leads to an uptick in adventures
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,...

Parking Confusion: Construction, Carpooling, Congestion

Green Team parking spots reimagined for carpool use
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,...

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations
Summer reading list
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...

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