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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Let it Snow?
Caitlin Strauss, Staff Writer • March 14, 2024

According to ABC News, “This winter is the warmest on record for Minnesota and the Twin Cities going...

Pihlstrom takes to the slopes in the state tournament, where she defeated 86 of her competitors to place first in the state.
Vivien Pihlstrom ‘25 Dominates State Tournament
Evie Chow, Staff Writer • March 13, 2024

On Feb. 13, Alpine Ski captain Vivien Pihlstrom ‘25 won her race and the 2024 Alpine State Champion...

Kate Rekas ‘23, Lily Anderson ‘23, Allyson Jay ‘23, Sam Broz ‘23, Seidel, and Martha Hughes ‘24 watch the sunset during their trip to Catalina Island last spring.
Enduring Landscapes
Gabriella Marmet, Managing Editor • February 29, 2024

“Environmental Studies, Public Policy, Political Science are a lot of my interests. It kind of started...

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...

Wallace and Wethington attended Swifts concert this summer.
Spring Music Dropping Soon
Gabby Geer, Staff Writer • March 29, 2024

On Feb. 4, Taylor Swift announced the release date of her newest album, the “Tortured Poets Department.”...

Anna Craig 25 and Aveline Carroll 24 perform on stage.
Addams Family Musical Review
Anna Tao, Staff Writer • March 13, 2024

On Friday March 9th, the Upper School Theater Department debuted their wondrous interpretation of the...

Meet the Staff
Chloe Kern
Chloe Kern
Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Chloe. I am a freshman and a staff writer. I like how writing for Spectrum encourages consideration of multiple viewpoints, and how nuances appear when those viewpoints are compiled into...

Ben Aviles
Staff Writer

Hi! I am Ben Aviles and I am a freshman. I thoroughly enjoy writing and am extremely excited to be able to write for Spectrum this year. Other things I enjoy outside of school are soccer, running, and...

Camila Pardo
Camila Pardo
News Editor

Hi! My name is Camila, and I am a freshman this year. This is my first semester being an editor and I am looking forward to editing news and diving deeper into different writing styles! When I’m not...

Back: (from left to right) Geneva Schneider ‘25, Kaining Zhang ‘26, Sacha Newberry ‘29, Pihlstrom, Sam Tomzic ‘25, Claire Cao ‘26, Mittra, Caitlin Strauss ‘27 Front: Elizabeth MacNeill ‘27, Eloise Moratzka ‘29, Lucy Zhang ‘29, Sinclair Christie ‘26, Madeleine DesJardin ‘28, Isabelle Walker ‘28, Ashley Stricker 25 and Kelly Smith ‘98 pose wearing cowboy hats, a
nod to the “Giddy Up” theme.
Students Skate to Shaina Twain
Gabi Marmet, Managing Editor • March 14, 2024

“My favorite part about Figure skating is expressing myself artistically, because a lot of the other...

Charley Bowels 26 dribbles the ball during their last game of the season.
Meet The Players: Girls' Basketball
Lilah Johnson, Staff Writer • March 13, 2024

Junior captain Naima Michael-Crushshon ‘25 has been a part of Blake basketball since she was in seventh...

Social Media Provokes Safety Questions
Social Media Provokes Safety Questions
Charlee Jones, Staff Writer • March 15, 2024

“Social media is really dangerous, I thought some random person was someone I knew and it's just so...

Staff Editorial
Staff Editorial
February 17, 2024

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

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,...

The Power of Sleep
The Power of Sleep
Students Study Away
Students Study Away
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