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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

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...

In lieu of Legacy Day, bins have been placed at the West and East door to collect supplies.
Lower School Vaccine Rates Delay Legacy Day
Charlotte Opp, News Editor • October 9, 2021

     After not having Legacy Day for the last year, due to Covid, students and faculty are ready to...

‘22 Reminisces, Shares Upper School Memories
Ahan Devgun, Contributing Writer • October 10, 2021

Seniors Offer Advice, Widsom to Underclassmen
Evan Vezmar, News Editor • October 10, 2021

As the oldest and most experienced grade at the Upper School, the Class of 2022 has faced all of the...

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...

Leading up to the end of the school year, students study for AP exams and finals as well as work on projects and homework in the library.
Full In-Person School Causes Workload Increase
Sofia Perlman, News Editor • May 28, 2021

Since returning to full in-person school, many students have noticed an increase in the workload. This...

90s & 2000s Staple Styles Make Comeback Among Gen Z
90s & 2000s Staple Styles Make Comeback Among Gen Z
Ainsley Pflaum, Contributing Writer • September 29, 2021

2021 - a year of innovation and transformation, inspired our generation to begin an embrace of low-rise...

Resellers target high-demand brands and products to purchase and mark up to buyers
Students Make Money Reselling Clothes, Shoes
Evan Vezmar, Staff Writer • June 2, 2021

From a vast variety of methods to earn money, reselling or “sniping” has garnered interest...

Summer of Travels
Summer of Travels
Sofia Perlman, Opinions Editor • October 10, 2021

This summer, Habon Samatar '22 spent two months traveling, visiting Kenya, Dubai, and Turkey. She spent...

Summer Volunteers Make Extensive Impact
Summer Volunteers Make Extensive Impact
Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer • September 29, 2021

“Blake has a long history of community service” noted Lisa Sackreiter, the head of Service Learning...

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...

Blake Boys Soccer beat longtime rival Breck 1-0 on September 14.
Taking The Field: A Photo Gallery of Blake Boys Soccer vs. Breck
Betsy Fries September 16, 2021

 

A clip from a scene in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). All rights reserved to Warner Brothers Studios.
Wife Beater Thursday!
Anisa Thompson, Contributing Writer • October 14, 2021

On a beach themed day during the week of Homecoming, I was sitting in class wearing a white tank top...

10 Thoughts About Homecoming
10 Thoughts About Homecoming
Kate Rekas October 8, 2021

Despite the wet and gloomy weather that plagued the hours leading up to the dance, the weather...

Farmers’ Market Produce Meets Popular Autumn Recipes
Farmers’ Market Produce Meets Popular Autumn Recipes
Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-In-Chief • October 6, 2021

I adapted the Fall Harvest Apple and Kale Salad from Tieghan Gerard's blog: Half Baked Harvest. I omitted...

Recreating Fall  Classics: Pumpkin Cold Foam Chai Latte
Recreating Fall Classics: Pumpkin Cold Foam Chai Latte
Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-In-Chief • October 6, 2021

When I think of fall’s approach, a warm (or cold) cup of chai tea comes to my mind. While I do love...

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...

Death Penalty Does Not Achieve Intended Goals
Death Penalty Does Not Achieve Intended Goals
Keaton Rannow, Staff Writer • June 2, 2021

     The death penalty is certainly an issue that poses complex legal, political, and moral questions...

How to Enjoy Using Sunscreen
Kate Rekas September 29, 2021

Despite summer coming to a close, sunscreen is just as important to your daily routine as ever. If you...

Frederick Loew ‘22 hangs an ENO Hammock at Hidden Beach Park near Lake of the Isles. Even in colder weather, mocking can be fun if you bring blankets and warm clothes. It’s also possible to hang hammocks above  one another to create a “stack” of sorts. Although slightly dangerous, it is helpful if you are in a location that isn’t densley forested.
Warmer Weather Calls for Outdoor Activities: A Guide to Mocking
Betsy Fries , Creative Director • April 30, 2021

1. Acquire a portable hammock I highly recommend Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) brand or a knockoff from...

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