The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Student newspaper of The Blake School

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Community members share thoughts about free blocks.
Study Halls Battle Free Blocks
Caitlin Strauss, Staff Writer • February 12, 2024

Are flexible free blocks clearly preferred over structured study halls? As the second semester began,...

Lockers Out, Study Space In
Lockers Out, Study Space In
Tarun Gopalakrishnan, Staff Writer • February 10, 2024

As we returned from Winter Break, students were thrilled by the new study spot on the third floor. The...

Apple Music logo.
Debate: Apple Music or Spotify?
Max Yousha, Staff Writer • December 15, 2023

Apple computer vs Microsoft computer. Apple phone vs Samsung phone. Apple earbuds vs other wireless headphones....

The ambience of the concert was lit.
Jonas Brothers Concert Rocks
Gabi Marmet, Food Editor • December 13, 2023

LIGHTS! BLASTING MUSIC! SCREAMING CROWD! The Jonas Brothers concert, taking place on Nov. 19, was AMAZING!...

Scan this to use the playlist above on Spotify.
A Celebration of Holiday Music
Caitlin, Strauss • December 22, 2023

‘Tis the season to enjoy both classic and new holiday songs. With the holiday season upon us, music...

Holiday Movies To Watch
Holiday Movies To Watch
Antonia, Plfaum • December 22, 2023

Christmas is just around the corner, and with finals week coming to an end, what better way to unwind...

Exchanging Worlds
Exchanging Worlds
Camila Pardo, Staff Writer • December 15, 2023

It was his first trip to Minneapolis and as he got off the plane he sensed that a great amount of...

Passionate Pursuits Outside the Classroom
Passionate Pursuits Outside the Classroom
Mackenzie Higgins, Amelia Bush, and Sofia Perlman December 8, 2023

Hairstyles, Dyes Provide Uniqueness
Chloe Kern, Staff Writer • February 21, 2024

Humans have long focused on hair as a means of self expression, cutting it and coloring it to attain...

The Stanley Quencher Tumbler in the light blue color is a popular, iconic option.
Stanley Tumbler: Stylish or Practical?
Anna Tao, Staff Writer • February 15, 2024

An extremely peculiar cultural phenomenon is the growing hyper-fixation the internet has with water bottles....

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the Fencing team doesn’t practice, the shelves are left empty and unused.
Nordic, Fencing Storage Wars
Charlie Dean, Staff Writer • February 12, 2024

While the fencing team has a designated place to store their equipment, the Nordic team doesn’t, leading...

This infographic illustrates the differences between Nordic and Alpine skiing.
Nordic vs. Alpine Skiing: What’s The Difference?
Evie Chow, Staff Writer • February 7, 2024

Nordic or Alpine? These two branches of skiing are both highly popular winter activities, but it brings...

Staff Editorial
Staff Editorial
February 17, 2024

Why do people break rules? How should these rules be enforced? How should privileges be awarded? Rules...

Left on Read
Mackenzie Higgins, Editer Emerita • February 16, 2024

Like many seniors, the dawn of 2024 has a lot of significance for me. Perhaps second to graduation and...

Vibrant student section displays immaculate support for the football team during homecoming, making the experience
better for both the athletes and fans in attendance.
School Spirit
Sonia Lerner and Anna Tao February 14, 2024

Objectives-Based Grading: Beginning or Proficient?
December 22, 2023

Located by the middle school, this Chick-Fil-A is an easy after sports practice stop.
Rotenberg Reviews
Jason Rotenberg, Editor Emeritus • February 20, 2024

What would you do without food? That’s a great question. Food is an essential part of life, and without...

Kowalski’s drink section provides a wide array of kombucha flavors and brands.
Fermented Fun
Svara Arimilli, Contributing Writer • February 14, 2024

“Who is Kombucha?” said Joe Erickson ‘26. While some may be familiar with the carbonated drink,...

Students Study Away
Students Study Away
Map of the Middle East as of December 2023. The geography of the State of Palestine is highly contested. About two million Palestinians reside in the Gaza Strip and around three million in the West Bank. The green star marks Jerusalem.
Israel-Hamas War
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