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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Students sit attentively in  a math classroom, a department that faces expansion.
Computer Science Cracks the Code
Ahan Devgun, Staff Writer • March 10, 2022

Due to a growing number of computer science classes throughout Blake’s campuses, administrators decided...

History Looks to Future
Max Yousha, Staff Writer • March 10, 2022

The social studies curriculum will alter classes for next year, and in the years to come, a big change....

Editors Review Nostalgic Childhood Books
Editors Review Nostalgic Childhood Books
Spectrum Editors April 29, 2022

Students, Teachers Share Tattoos
Students, Teachers Share Tattoos
The library can serve as a cozy space for a much-needed slumber.
Popular Napping Areas Around School
Amelia Bush, Arts & Culture Editor • March 13, 2022

Recently, winter has been long and school has been ramping up which means more work and stress for students...

Plethora of Precautions Recommended as Omicron Cases Rise
Max Yousha, Staff Writer • February 3, 2022

With the Omicron COVID-19 variant on a high rise recently, it is more important than ever to take...

The New School Musical "The Theory of Relativity"
Shireen Dalton, Contributing Writer • February 3, 2022

    Rehearsals for the spring musical, The Theory of Relativity, are just getting started, and the...

"Don't Look Up" Movie Review
Sofia Perlman, Perspectives Editor • February 3, 2022

         The recent Netflix movie Don’t Look Up forces its viewers to examine our society...

Calderone pitches for her team at the University of Chicago. Calderone was also featured in the University of Chicago Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2017-2018.
From College Athletes to Teachers
Ainsley Pflaum, Staff Writer • April 29, 2022

Did you know that Steve Kaback played volleyball at Berkeley? Or that Beth Calderone was one of the top...

McIlmail traveled to The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Israel. She elaborates, “I am standing in front of a miniature version of Second Temple Jerusalem. I travelled to Israel as part of an educational trip and then had the opportunity to meet some of my husband’s extended family.”
Ms. Mac: A Journey of Exploration
Julia Zhang, Business Manager • March 10, 2022

Currently, Mackenzie McIlmail teaches Gender Studies, AP European History, and AP U.S. History. McIlmail's...

March Games Answers!
March 10, 2022
Mystery Athlete Reveal
Mystery Athlete Reveal
April 29, 2022

This month's mystery athlete was senior and softball player Molly Haag!

The team lost to Orono 1-6 at their match on Thursday Apr. 21, 2022. The match was at Blake on one of the first sunny days in April. Pictured: Varsity players cheering on their fellow teammates, while waiting for their matches to start.
Boys’ Tennis Team Express Goals, Hopes for 2022 Season
Allyson Jay , Managing Editor • April 29, 2022

After a long, relaxing spring break, the boys’ tennis team quickly ramped up with tryouts and practices,...

Lack of AP English Options Frustrates
Lack of AP English Options Frustrates
Zoey Ueland, Student Life Editor • April 29, 2022

      While I’m not that far into high school, I have heard one recurring theme, “choose classes...

Dangers of the "Don't Say Gay" Bill
Ahan Devgun, Staff Writer • April 29, 2022

     On March 8, 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis passed the Parental Rights in Education bill,...

The frothy top of the drink is its signature feature which happens from the high pouring angle technique.
Relaxing Malaysian Winter Drink
Daria Haner, Contributing Writer • February 3, 2022

You have just arrived home after a long day at school and extracurriculars, dreading your upcoming evening...

Trader Joes Delicious Favorites
Trader Joe's Delicious Favorites
Emily Rotenberg and Sage Marmet , Editor Emeriti • February 3, 2022

I was introduced to the Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Mix by one of my good friends. One day I heard her...

Sophia Vezmar ‘22 spoke on gullibility for her speech. She highlighted the unseen benefits
of being gullible and warned against thinking of gullible people negatively.
Freedom of Speech Must be Upheld
James Prince, Online Editor • March 10, 2022

With more and more speeches that have been deemed as controversial by a majority of the student body...

Drew Shapiro ‘22 spoke on how talking to strangers encourages growth and provides new
learning opportunities. His speech also described the positive outcomes of stepping outside of your comfort zone to interact with new people.
Speech Impact Needs Consideration
Bernadette Whitely, Editor-In-Chief • March 10, 2022

Giving a senior speech is often thought of as a right of passage for many seniors as it is an opportunity...

Telescope Advances Space Knowledge
Gunnar Johnson, Contributing Writer • March 10, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope has been successfully launched into orbit and has just captured its first...

Astrology, Zodiac App Offers Insight
Astrology, Zodiac App Offers Insight
Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer • March 10, 2022

The astrology app Co-Star has a cult-like following with 5.3 million users as of 2019. The app provides...


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