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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Josiah March 24 desperately trying to be let in the long line of cars after cutting through the Parade Ice Arena parking lot. Instead of saving time by cutting through, it actually took longer to get to the parking lot since no one would let him in.
Feared Line Tests Patience
Charlotte Opp, Creative Director • November 15, 2022

Have you ever found yourself stuck in the line to turn left onto Kenwood Parkway and all of the sudden...

Teachers Return to Pre-COVID Rigor, Still Strive For Fairness
Zoey Ueland, Managing Editor • November 13, 2022

COVID-19 changed a lot regarding school. Two years later, schools across the country have begun to revert...

The timeline of The Spectrum, from 1900-2022.
"The Torch" Reveals Cultural Changes, Values
Kaining Zhang, Staff Writer • December 7, 2022

Our school newspaper at Blake has changed a lot since it was founded in 1916 as "The Torch." Sigurd...

Schifman’s tomatoes are seen thriving in abundance with their leafy green stems. It is important for tomatoes to be grown in the warm sun.
Food Gardens Provide Freshness
Sam Tomczik November 5, 2022

"Everything tastes better off of the vine or the stem," explains Ellie Schifman '24, which is why she,...

Layla Chakhvashvili ‘26, Claire Cao ‘26, and Shruti Balachander ‘26 research political candidates together.
Political Roundtable Club Prepares for November 8 Election
Raiden Chen, Contributing Writer • November 13, 2022

As we get further into October, the Political Roundtable Club will begin preparing for a mock midterm...

Sally Countryman ‘23 and Greta Wattson ‘23 head to the cafeteria to refuel thier herbal teas and waters during their five minute brain break in Molter’s AP Calculus AB Block 2.
Brain Breaks Benefit, Reengergize
Sam Tomczik, News Editor • November 13, 2022

“School is a really busy and chaotic place,” explains Zoe Goodwin ‘24, which is why she, along...

Cover at the movie theater showcases a plan crash on par with major events and themes of the movie.
New Movie "Don't Worry Darling" Crashes in Theaters
Mackenzie Higgins, Food Editor • November 10, 2022

From an alleged screaming match between director Olivia Wilde and starring actor Florence Pugh to accusations...

Some of Stegics different stylish scarves to wear this fall.
Can Scarves Replace Hoodies?
Eva Stegic, Columnist • November 7, 2022

As Autumn approaches, it is the perfect time to try new clothing items that you haven’t worn before,...

Travel Through Chloe Liphams Style
Travel Through Chloe Lipham's Style
Sonia Lerner, Staff Writer • December 7, 2022

Besides traveling, Chloe Lipham ‘23 also takes great interest in fashion. Her travels have allowed...

Higuchi’s piece of advice for future athletes going through the commitment process, “Just taking the time to get to know yourself and what you are looking for in a college experience and taking that into account when making your decision.”
Students Reflect on Commitment Process
Yoni Zacks , Sports Editor • December 3, 2022

TROUNG: VMI SWIMMING  “It was super scary, I’m not gonna lie. I was nervous. But the coach, he...

September Games Answers
September 29, 2022
Henry Webb ‘25, a freshman at the time, had the need for speed while racing at an intense swim meet, striving for victory.
Bearstangs Bring High Hopes
Max Yousha, Staff Writer • December 8, 2022

After an amazing season last year, the Bearstangs have a lot to live up to this season. The team ranked...

Forward Samantha Negaard ‘23 dumps the puck into the zone while Abraham and Malika Chebaclo ‘25 tag up.
JV Girls’ Hockey Team Returns
Allyson Jay, In-Depth Editor • December 8, 2022

As the chilly fall weather quickly turns into brutal winter days, the girls’ hockey team begins to...

Voice of the Staff
Spectrum Staff September 29, 2022

It's time to BeReal! There's a new social media app that teens and young adults are obsessed with. This...

Legacy Day: Created For Community
Legacy Day: Created For Community
Steven Cao and Tarun Gopalakrishnan September 29, 2022

With Legacy Day around the corner, its return has sparked many mixed emotions around the community.  This...

Faced with an iPad, Jason Rotenberg ‘24 is forced to decide
whether he thinks the scoopers at Sebastian Joe’s deserve a tip.
To Tip, or Not To Tip, That is the Pressing Question
Jason Rotenberg, Sports Editor • December 9, 2022
Picture this: you are at your favorite smoothie shop and the barista asks you to answer “a couple of questions” while you are paying. We’ve all been there in this awkward situation, whether it is at a smoothie shop or somewhere else. You buy your food item and then are presented with the “opportunity” to tip the worker for doing virtually nothing. Should you really tip the workers at these shops?
Sweet Snacks Prevail at Vending Machines
Sweet Snacks Prevail at Vending Machines
Raiden Chen, Staff Writer • December 7, 2022

What is the best vending machine item? Within vending machine items, there are three categories that...

Summer allows time to visit college campuses, something that is not always possible during the school year.
Summer Allows Time to Work Ahead
Maggie Seidel, Editor Emeritus • June 1, 2022

The three months of summer vacation offer the opportunity to explore your extracurricular interests in...

Students use summer to relax, and partake in hobbies.
Relaxing After School Year Proves Vital
Max Yousha June 1, 2022

Students spend about nine months in school every year, and only about three months having a summer. That...

Climate Change Affects Autumn
Climate Change Affects Autumn
Ahan Devgun, Staff Writer • December 2, 2022

From the seasonal drinks to the colorful leaves that explode in shades of orange and red, autumn has...

Out of 170 students surveyed, the majority responded that they use Spotify. One anonymous student explained that, “There is every song choice and I can make as many playlists as I want. Also all my friends use Spotify so I can see what they’re listening to.”
Music Streaming Modes Conflict
Gabi Marmet, Arts & Culture Editor • December 2, 2022

Do you prefer Spotify or Apple Music? There is an ongoing debate as to whether Apple Music or Spotify...


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