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

When asked about who made the decision, Eckhardt adds, everybody.  It was all the administrators coming together figuring out how we can make it the best experience for seniors doing their speeches and also for everybody to feel comfortable, that was ultimately in everybodys decision.
Sophomores Separate During Assembly
Betsy Fries, Creative Director • November 7, 2021

     Due to the growing grade sizes and the limited space available, administrators have decided one...

Over Sept. 11-13, all four grades went on retreats.  Freshmen did team-building activities at school, sophmores walked downtown Minneapolis, juniors went to the Como Zoo, and seniors drove out to YMCA Camp St.Croix.
Retreats Return in Full Force, Receive Positive Response
Emily Rotenberg October 9, 2021

     After a year of hybrid and online learning, our community is back and ready to revive the numerous...

Student Perspectives Enlighten, Support Survey Results
Student Perspectives Enlighten, Support Survey Results
Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • November 8, 2021

Inter-Blake Relationships Find Challenges, Successes
Inter-Blake Relationships Find Challenges, Successes
Mallika Malaviya, Staff Artist • November 8, 2021
Inter-Blake Relationships
Students Comment on Accuracy of Homework Free Weekends
Mackenzie Higgins and Payton Smith November 6, 2021

Homecoming weekend has been homework free in recent years; however, the accuracy of this label varies...

Henry Schmidt 23 happily poses in his USA day attire. He even stuck on white stars onto his sweatshirt to look like the American flag.
Three Juniors Detail Three Themes From Spirit Week
Rowan Wallin October 8, 2021

Homecoming Spirit Week 2021 brought fun themes for every day of the week. SIACs decided this year’s...

Freshman Students Share Thoughts on Podcasts
Freshman Students Share Thoughts on Podcasts
Macy Gregor and Ally Hecker November 7, 2021

Who even listens to podcasts?” wonders William Mitchell ’25. Apparently not Blake underclassmen....

Disposable Cameras Make Comeback
Disposable Cameras Make Comeback
Charlotte Opp November 7, 2021

Disposable cameras have recently made a big comeback, especially with teenagers. These one-use cameras...

Webb shares a glimpse into his thought process before breaking the record saying, “Well,
behind the blocks it was really hard to figure out if we were on pace or not and we kind of
have one person who always does it and he’s right before me and I didn’t know if we were
on pace.”
Henry Webb
Zoey Ueland , Staff Writer • November 6, 2021

The motivation that comes with a deep passion for swimming drove Henry Webb '25  this past summer when,...

Williams was a player on Season Five of “Jeopardy” on May 23, 1989. She was featured on episode number 1102.
Adventures of Janet Williams
Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer • November 4, 2021

Janet Williams was not always interested in teaching chemistry. Williams, who grew up in southern...

Collegiate Sports Recruitment Process
Collegiate Sports Recruitment Process
Cleo Kilpatrick, Staff Writer • November 7, 2021

Some athletes at Blake are at ease now because many have committed to colleges for their sports and they...

Student Section Returns, Positively Impacts Players on Field
Student Section Returns, Positively Impacts Players on Field
Shagun Sinha, Contributing Writer • September 29, 2021

Following a year of strict COVID-19 precautions, student sections are allowed at fall sporting events...

Homecoming Dance Lacked Expected Fun, Camaraderie; Students Voice Suggestions for Future Functions
Homecoming Dance Lacked Expected Fun, Camaraderie; Students Voice Suggestions for Future Functions
Kaylee Chen, Contributing Writer • November 10, 2021

Homecoming is one of those events that doesn’t need an assembly announcement to peak students' interest...

Questioning BLM Donations
Questioning BLM Donations
Jason Gelb, Contributing Writer • November 10, 2021

Black Lives Matter (BLM) has failed to uphold its duties as a non-profit organization. Nonprofits are...

Healthy Breakfast Recipes Sustain Students
Healthy Breakfast Recipes Sustain Students
Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-In-Chief • November 17, 2021

Decked Out Avocado Toast A fun spin on classic avocado toast adding some fun new flavors into the mix! Ingredients: ...

Homemade Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Karsten Farris & Drew Shapiro November 4, 2021

Married couple in different beds from I Love Lucy.
Television Oversexualizes, Sensationalizes Teens
Will Rosenblum, Sage Marmet, and Cleo Kilpatrick November 7, 2021

Cursive: A Storied Past and a Complicated Future
Cursive: A Storied Past and a Complicated Future
Jason Gelb, Lucio Bollettieri, and Maggie Seidel September 29, 2021

Understanding Cursive's Past By Jason Gelb The history behind cursive begins in ancient Greece and...

iPhone 13 Receives Positive Feedback, Thoughts on Apples Newest Tech
iPhone 13 Receives Positive Feedback, Thoughts on Apple's Newest Tech
Noor Naseer November 8, 2021

Apple unveiled the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 pro, and iPhone 13 pro max on Sept. 24. The iPhone...

How to Stay Healthy as Weather Gets Colder, Flu Season Approaches
How to Stay Healthy as Weather Gets Colder, Flu Season Approaches
Maggie Seidel November 8, 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, maintaining...

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