The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

SIACs, along with teacher leaders Mr. Menge and Ms. Bowman, meet in the NAR to discuss spirit initiatives and other plans to benefit the Blake community
School Spirit Lacks, SIAC Plans to Improve
Cleo Kilpatrick, Staff Writer • December 1, 2021

   SIAC Luke Sugalski ‘22, claims, “Blake's school spirit is not great compared to a lot...

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...

Iconic City Landmark Temporarily Relocates
Iconic City Landmark Temporarily Relocates
Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief • December 6, 2021

The “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture marks one of Minneapolis’ most recognizable features....

Restaurants Diversify Food Culture, Delight
Restaurants Diversify Food Culture, Delight
Gabi Marmet, Staff Writer • December 6, 2021

Minneapolis contains many great restaurants that are definitely worth giving a try. Here are...

In-Person Senior Speeches Engages Audience
Max Yousha, Contributing Writer • December 1, 2021

Senior speeches are back in person for the 2021-22 school year after being online for all of last year....

Students, Teachers Acknowledge Lost School Norms
Sage Marmet and Reporting by: Editorial Staff November 30, 2021

Behaviors in the JNA, cafeteria, hallways, and activities pertaining to phones, masks, and academic honesty...

Top 5 Holiday Movies to Watch this Season
Top 5 Holiday Movies to Watch this Season
Ben Lim November 30, 2021

As the holiday season rolls around, people are starting to look for good holiday movies to watch. But...

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....

Get to Know Marina Battig
Get to Know Marina Battig
Mackenzie Higgins , Staff Writer • December 7, 2021

Marina Battig ‘24 has been living with Tess Blake ‘24 for the past few months while studying at Blake...

Sharing what she loves about teaching, Minoff says, “I just love hearing the students interpretations of texts. Students will always point out things that I missed even if I am teaching a book that I have taught before or read several times. I think it is so cool to be able to teach the same text over and over again and be able to see new things each time.
Amanda Minoff Shares Balancing Teaching, College Counseling Work, Personal Life
Bernadette Whitely, Features Section Editor • December 2, 2021

Amanda Minoff is new to the community this year and has taken to her busy work schedule quickly. Minoff...

Sydney Dorvil ‘23, Team USA Synchronized Skater, Balances Academics & Athletics
Sydney Dorvil ‘23, Team USA Synchronized Skater, Balances Academics & Athletics
Mina Rossi, Contributing Writer • November 30, 2021

Sydney Dorvil ‘23, a member of Team USA Synchronized Skating, demonstrates the immense amount of hard...

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...

High School Musical Movie Provides More than Entertainment, Leaves Lasting Impact on Family and Life
High School Musical Movie Provides More than Entertainment, Leaves Lasting Impact on Family and Life
Gabi Marmet, Contributing Writer • December 2, 2021

Movies hold many meanings that go beyond just visual entertainment. “High School Musical” came out...

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...

Frozen Pizza Competition: Digiorno Pizza Prevails
Frozen Pizza Competition: Digiorno Pizza Prevails
Ethan Klaiman & Sawyer Guider, Contributing Writers • December 2, 2021

Digiorno Pizza does a stellar job proving that it is in fact not delivery, and its pizza holds it accountable...

Nutritious Juice Chain Offers Flavorful Breakfast
Nutritious Juice Chain Offers Flavorful Breakfast
Rowan Wallin & Maggie Seidel, News Editor & Managing Editor • December 2, 2021

Clean Juice is a chain, health conscious breakfast, smoothie, and juice destination. Its 50 & France...

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...

Classroom Zoom Cameras Seem Purposeless, Essentially Unused
Classroom Zoom Cameras Seem Purposeless, Essentially Unused
Harrison Oxford, Contributing Writer • December 2, 2021

Last year, Blake purchased cameras and installed them into every classroom ceiling at the Upper School....

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...

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