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Aksel Reid ’21 works early in the morning before school starts.  He mainly serves customers.

Aksel Reid: Baker’s Wife

Christina Chekerdjieva, Perspectives Editor December 7, 2020

The Baker's Wife on S 28th Ave. in Minneapolis is a local bakery where Aksel Reid '21 has been working since before the pandemic. Reid works as an opener, so his shift happens before Zoom school even starts....

Food and household supply donations at Greater Mount Vernon Church.

Students Aid Protests

Students raise money, awareness
Will Rosenblum, Multi-Media Editor October 2, 2020

As Minneapolis became the center of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Blake students aided in the fight for racial justice in a variety of ways. Nikki Stabno ’21, Rachel Winkey ’21, Kate...

Andrew Richardson ‘23 and David Carlson ‘23 concentrate on an assignment during TASC. Distance is another tactic employed by teachers to protect academic honesty between students.

Students Seek Clarifying Communication of Definition, Consequences

Sara Richardson, Arts and Culture Editor November 8, 2019

On paper, academic honesty has a similar definition for most students. Amaka Nwokocha '21 describes the definition of academic honesty as "[j]ust not cheating. Doing your own work." But, while the meaning...

The Junior Lounge after the 2019 Senior Prank, a longstanding tradition often contested by faculty.

Changing Traditions Emphasize Transient Community

Students, faculty question who is truly involved in customs
Emma Martinez Sutton , Managing Editor September 21, 2019

“Human beings crave an understanding of where we come from and I think that’s the benefit and power of tradition... [it’s] the way in which we reconnect with the past,” explains English teacher...

Seniors from the Class of 2020 work in the

Traditions Create Identity, Strong Communities

In school culture, students responsible for cultivation of rituals
Maggie Seidel, Student Life Editor September 21, 2019

Many institutions value tradition’s communal aspects and properties that interweave with both daily and habitual activities as well as special moments, Blake being no exception. Traditions, at the core,...

Burnout and Branding

Burnout and Branding

The workaholic lifestyle creating exhausted students
William Lyman , Co-Editor-in-Chief | Indepth Editor March 13, 2019

I am tired; not in a way that an extra couple hours of sleep can fix. I have simply burned out. At this point in my life, it appears as if I exist to produce, to work. I wake up hours before school begins...

Restaurant Staff Shares Behind the Scenes Perks

Work experience teaches discipline, social skills
Allie Miller, Chloe Countryman, Julia Abraham, Staff Writers November 5, 2018

The Lowry is an American restaurant located on 21st and Hennepin (about 5 minutes south of the Upper School). Open from 6:30 am to 2 am, the Lowry has countless meal options, with a whole menu just for...

From left to right: Thomas Washington '18, Sara McClanahan '18, Bjorn Holm '18, Kyle Meredith '18, Jackson Saunders '18, Bennett Hawley '18, Sam Shapiro '18, and Emily Hykes '18 lead cheers at the Play for Pink Wolfpack game against St. Croix Lutheran.

Senior class of 2018: Bringing the fun

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director October 3, 2017

Students come in three breeds upon returning to school: there are those who exude optimism, those who count down the days until next summer before classes even begin, and those who battle to balance positivity...

The school's choir sang in solidarity and respect for the protestors in the nearby Fourth Precinct

Learning lunch creates space for education and reflection

Students discuss the unrest and protest in Minneapolis during an all-inclusive lunch
Chapel Puckett, Managing Editor November 24, 2015

“For those of us who live at the shoreline / standing upon the constant edges of decision / crucial and alone,” Marie Michael recited. The learning lunch began with a recitation of Audre Lorde’s...

The spooky season

Halloween through the eyes of students
Kate Jolly, Roshnee Tarafder, Eesha Nagwani, and Mehek Bapna, Contributing Writers November 2, 2015

The clock strikes midnight on September 30 and the date changes to October 1. A whole new month of scary costumes, haunted houses and, of course, candy is about to begin. The celebration of Halloween...

Kali Olson and Lizz Buchanan send out emails on behalf of the library, yearbook, and tech staff.

Return to Sender

Library emails spark debate
Jack Barker, Contributing Writer October 29, 2015

An email a day. Maybe two. Who knew that such an ostensibly trivial issue would snowball into a major controversy? Kali Olson’s emails regarding new developments in the library have raised questions...

Open Mic Night features standout performers (Slideshow)

Open Mic Night features standout performers (Slideshow)

The school's quarterly celebration of artistic talent showcases singing, poetry, jazz, and much more
Fiona Duffy, Contributing Photographer March 22, 2015

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