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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Upperclassmen Sense Traditions Slip In Lounges
Ben Lim, Opinions Editor • December 19, 2021

Each grade has their own lounges. The seniors have the green chairs in the main entrance. Juniors have...

Minnesota Offers Exciting Winter Fun
Minnesota Offers Exciting Winter Fun
Allyson Jay December 15, 2021

As the infamous Minnesotan winter starts to ramp up with the increasingly cool temperatures and the arrival...

Mandela Effect Confuses, Purports Potential Parallel Universes
Mandela Effect Confuses, Purports Potential Parallel Universes
Gabi Marmet, Staff Writer • December 15, 2021

When you picture the Monopoly man, Rich Uncle Pennybags, what do you see? A thick white mustache, tall...

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....

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...

3 Things to Know about Red (Taylors Version)
3 Things to Know about Red (Taylor's Version)
Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer • December 15, 2021

Why is she rerecording her albums? Taylor Swift created her first six albums under Big Machine...

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...

Anika Rodriguez Takes the Stage
Anika Rodriguez Takes the Stage
Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer • December 15, 2021

Anika Rodriguez ‘23 has always had a passion for the performing arts. Starting in elementary school...

Margaret Coley Shares Expansive Community Roles
Margaret Coley Shares Expansive Community Roles
Betsy Fries, Creative Director • December 9, 2021

Margaret Coley has been at Blake for the past two years as the Receptionist and Administrative Assistant....

Ellie Morrison 23 Commits for Two Sports in College
Ellie Morrison '23 Commits for Two Sports in College
Cleo Kilpatrick, Staff Writer • December 16, 2021

Committing to a Division I school for one sport wasn’t enough for Ellie Morrison ‘23. So she decided...

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...

Metaverse Poses Future Threats For Digital Data Security
Metaverse Poses Future Threats For Digital Data Security
Will Rosenblum, News Editor • December 16, 2021

Oftentimes, it's easy to get lost in the promises of new technologies. So when Meta, formerly known as...

Prosecutor Creates Conflict of Interest In Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Prosecutor Creates Conflict of Interest In Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Rowan Wallin, News Editor • December 16, 2021

The long-awaited Ghislaine Maxwell Trial started on Nov. 29 2021 and is expected to last six weeks. I...

Embrace Jewish Culture Via Various Foods, Tastes
Embrace Jewish Culture Via Various Foods, Tastes
Sage Marmet and Emily Rotenberg December 15, 2021

Food is a very important part of being Jewish. It allows us to learn about and appreciate the culture...

Ginger Cookies Deck the Kitchen Counter
Ginger Cookies Deck the Kitchen Counter
Kate Rekas, Opinions Editor • December 15, 2021

In celebration of the Holiday season and in preparation for my Winter Break Christmas festivities, I...

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...

New Apple Air Tag Threatens Privacy, Safety
New Apple Air Tag Threatens Privacy, Safety
Lucky Lillygreen, Contributing Writer • December 16, 2021

Is Apple’s new invention, the AirTag, really all that helpful? As with all technology, there is the...

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....

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