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

Student newspaper of The Blake School

511 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Nezhukumatahil cites her book during her interview.
Otis Environmental Author Inspires Students
Ben Aviles, Staff Writer • June 1, 2024

“I wish I had one answer. I never know what I’m going to write when I sit down at the desk,” Otis...

Lester Batiste and the faculty challenged seniors at the faculty-senior basketball game in front of a captivated audience.
Defend the Den Returns, Spotlights New, Old Rivalries
Ben Aviles, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024

Defend the Den was a tightly fought game on Saturday, May 4, between Boys’ Lacrosse and Providence,...

Infographic about the student teachers trained.
Breakthrough
Ben Aviles, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024

Top left: Hollander studies his copy of Hamlet before teaching it to his AP Bottom left: Literature classes, the mobile hanging in 
Hollander’s classroom gifted to him by his children over a decade ago, 
Top right: Hollander’s Block 7 AP Literature class playing Wordball, a word-association game that’s become a tradition in Hollander’s classroom,  Bottom right: Hollander’s photo was featured in the March 2005 issue of Spectrum in an article about kinesthetic learning styles. Hollander advised the newspaper in the 2000s.
Hollander Reflects, Shares Memories
Amelia Bush, Co-Editor-in-Chief • May 30, 2024

“When I was hired, the director said, ‘What do you think you’ll be doing in 10 years?’ And I...

Payton Smith 24 organizes her bookshelf by color.
Students Invite Bookshelf Viewing
Chloe Kern, Staff Writer • May 16, 2024

Books–they can be an informative window on an interesting topic, an escape from reality, or a reflection...

Wyatt poses in her regalia before performing.
Wyatt Dances Fancy Shawl
Gabriella Marmet, Managing Editor • May 10, 2024

“You bounce to the beat of the drum and then move your arms which have a shawl around them, and it’s...

Meet the Staff
Caitlin Strauss
Caitlin Strauss
Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Caitlin, and I am a freshman this year. This is my second semester being a staff writer, and I am excited to write articles on different topics in a variety of sections of the newspaper....

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Ali Hecker
Editor Emerita

Hi, I’m Ali and I am a senior. This is my third year on Spectrum. In the past, I have been the Opinions Editor, Student Life Editor, and the Community News Editor. My favorite part about Spectrum is...

Ethan Klaiman
Ethan Klaiman
Photo Editor

Hi, my name is Ethan Klaiman, and I am a Junior. I am the Photo and Social Media Editor. I am also the editor of the news and perspectives pages, and have been a part of the Spectrum team since early in...

Spring Sports Photo Gallery
Spring Sports Photo Gallery
Steven Cao and Yoni Zacks June 6, 2024

Hughes winds up to hit a driver to start up a round.
Boys’ Golf Wins Big
Dillon Kaiser, Staff Writer • June 4, 2024

So far, another winning season for the Blake Boys Golf team as they continue to dominate the greens with...

Meet The Scandals
Meet The Scandals
Hana Sowelam and Ella Duplessis June 4, 2024

Everyone imagined this feud between the two “biggest rappers” in the game today, Drake and Kendrick...

Current Events
Current Events
Yoni Zacks, Co-Editor-in-Chief • June 2, 2024

Parties should be focused on collaboration, not anger. On May 8, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed...

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Perspectives on College Touring
Rate Your Upper School Elective
March 25, 2024

Chipotle Bowl Featuring Rice, Chicken, Salsa, Beans, Cheese and Guac
Chipotle Offers Fresh Spice
Camila Pardo, News Editor • May 7, 2024

Citrusy rice, crunchy tortilla chips, fresh pico de gallo, rich guac, creamy queso. These are just a...

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...

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