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

AP Tests Meet New Format
AP Tests Meet New Format
Amelia Bush, Staff Writer • June 2, 2021

As the end of the year nears, the AP came and went as well. This year, the AP tests were mostly online,...

Community Says Goodbye to Beloved Upper School Teachers
Sage Marmet, Chad Woerner, and Betsy Fries June 2, 2021

Anne Rubin came to Blake as a grade dean six years ago after teaching at a variety of all-girls schools...

“I wasnt motivated to sell clothes to combat fast fashion as I didn’t know too much about it. but I now have learned A lot more about the detrimental effects from it, and am now much more aware of it. And it’s just one more reason to buy and sell used clothes.” - Reina Ackerberg 22
Students Sell Clothes Online, Share Thoughts
June 2, 2021

According to an article from JSTOR, Daily, Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually,...

Reselling Apps Gain Popularity, Different Platforms Have Varied Benefits
Reselling Apps Gain Popularity, Different Platforms Have Varied Benefits
Nya Manneh June 2, 2021

Fashion is dangerous to the environment because of the time it takes for textiles to break down and the...

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...

Stress Overwhelms Students After Unusual Year
Stress Overwhelms Students After Unusual Year
Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor • May 28, 2021

As the school year is coming to a close, students and teachers are feeling the cumulative effects of...

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...

15 Thoughts While Watching "The Real Hero"
Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • May 28, 2021

The movie musical "The Real Hero" was like no other school musical I'd ever seen. The high-quality production,...

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

Gendler has had lots of success when it comes to reselling clothing. Gendler describes reselling...

The @blakestories_ Instagram posts feature a trigger warning slide and a slide detailing stories submitted by students on the anonymous Google Form
Blake Stories Page Raises Awareness
Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor • May 7, 2021

Sharing their first post on Mar. 22, the anonymous Instagram account @blakestories_ was created...

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

 

Harrison Oxford23 tees of in a Match against Wayzata at Burl Oaks
Boys Golf Looks To State Using Past Advice
Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor • June 2, 2021

It was not long ago since Derek Hitchner '18 teed off to win the Class AA State Championship in 2016....

COVID-19’s Effect on Teenagers, Socialization
COVID-19’s Effect on Teenagers, Socialization
Mallika Malaviya, Staff Writer • May 28, 2021

Although unexpected, increased isolation caused by the pandemic has resulted in teenagers becoming more...

TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition
TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition
Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor • May 28, 2021

TikTok has exploded since its creation in 2016, and with it, the world has entered a new era in music...

Caribou Offers Refreshing Summer Drinks
Caribou Offers Refreshing Summer Drinks
Cleo Kilpatrick , Staff Writer • May 28, 2021

Are you getting tired of ordering the same drink before school? Caribou is my go-to coffee spot, especially...

Juice Cleanse Experiment
Juice Cleanse Experiment
Carly Shoemate, Contributing Writer • May 28, 2021

In January of 2020, my dad and I decided to try a juice cleanse for the first time, mostly out of curiosity....

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...

In the late 1990s, the papaya ringspot virus almost wiped out the entire crop, until Cornell University scientists created the virus-resistant Rainbow papaya. The fruit is still enjoyed today because of genetic modification.
CRISPR-Cas9 Sequences Spark Debate Despite Potential Positive Effects for Food Industry
Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief • January 14, 2021

In an era of continual scientific advancement, we are constantly being faced with questions regarding...

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...

Vaccines  Bring About Side Effects
Vaccines Bring About Side Effects
Allyson Jay, Staff Writer • April 30, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has been available since early 2021 only for adults 65 years old or older, healthcare...

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