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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

New Substitute Coordinator, Mr. Dotray poses outside his office, Room 120, near Brain Sago’s room.
New Substitute Coordinator, Shares Passions, Hobbies, Pets
Mackenzie Higgins, Food Editor • September 29, 2022

Originally from Loving, Texas, new reserve teacher and substitute coordinator Zach Dotray first came...

Class of 2023 sings “Sweet Caroline” and “Wonderwall” around the fire pit to end their retreat in Wisconsin.
Grade Retreats Aim To Connect Students, Provide Fun
Kate Rekas, Mackenzie Higgins, Georgia Wilson, and Claire Cao September 29, 2022

Senior Retreat      According to Jim Mahoney, former grade dean, and current college counselor, the...

Khan’s three Australian zebra finches rest in their cage. Zebra finches are the most popular cage bird to own, as they don’t require too much time.
Birds Improve Responsibility
Rowan Wallin September 29, 2022

A more unusual pet is a bird. Birds contain about 14,000 different species, but only a fraction of those...

Higuchi’s older sister, Suzy Higuchi ‘23, remarks, “My cat is really cute and he’s five years old. He’s a king.”
Cats Provide Needed Comfort, Daily Relief
Sonia Lerner, Contributing Writer • September 29, 2022

As one of the most popular domesticated animals, cats clearly hold qualities of a good pet.  Despite...

The red antique car has been taken apart for parts to use on the new car.
Seniors Construct Kit Car
Sofia Perlman, Sci-Tech Editor • September 29, 2022

Last spring, Charlie Weyerhaeuser ‘23, Gunnar Johnson ‘23, and Harrison Oxford ‘23 decided to take...

Objective-based grading Incentivises Student Achievement
Objective-based grading Incentivises Student Achievement
Amelia Bush, Managing Editor • September 29, 2022

Objective based grading is a system that is getting incorporated into more classes. It uses a 4 category...

Uma bought this book about a year ago from Barnes and Noble. Her favorite short story from the novel is called, The Door that Wasnt There.
Short Story Reviews
Uma Bhardwaj, Columist • September 30, 2022

Short story collections to make you feel….   Sad: Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies...

Treble and Dozen Take on New Year
Treble and Dozen Take on New Year
Amelia Bush, Managing Editor • September 29, 2022

The student-led Treble and Dozen choirs have been an integral part of Blake’s choir community for years....

Pictured: Freshmen interviewed in the article.
Class of 2026 Experiences Upper School
Payton Smith and Maddie Newhouse , Contributing Writer • September 29, 2022

When the 2022 school year began, the upper school gained a brand new group of kids into the building:...

Interview With New US Assistant Director Sarah Warren
Interview With New US Assistant Director Sarah Warren
Amelia Bush, Managing Editor • August 30, 2022

Sarah Warren is the new Assistant Director, after being an academic dean and department chair at Northfield...

September Games Answers
September 29, 2022
Both girls and boys Cross Country teams huddle together after their muddy race in Decorah IA at Luther College.
Revamped Training Program at XC
Zoey Ueland, Managing Editor • September 29, 2022

This is the first year the cross country team is competing without their star runner of the past few...

September Mystery Athlete Reveal
September Mystery Athlete Reveal
September 29, 2022

This month's mystery athlete is Jules Noteboom '23!

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...

Fast-casual chain Wahlburgers partners with Impossible Foods Inc. to serve the Impossible Burger at their restaurants.
Alternative Burgers Provide Options
Yoni Zacks, Sports Editor • September 29, 2022

As someone who keeps kosher, I used to get jealous when I would go out to eat with my friends and they...

Sweetgreen’s emphasis on quality ingredients is apparent in their salads and bowls, like the kale used in their Caesar salad.
Battle of the Salads: Crisp & Green vs. Sweetgreen
Sam Tomczik and Zoey Ueland September 29, 2022

Crisp & Green, the popular and expanding Wayzata based salad chain which first opened in 2016, is...

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...

One student responded that the change of seasons bring[s] back motivation to complete my school work and self care regiments! I also notice my room is a lot cleaner and there are less empty water glasses.
Weather Improves, Moods Change
Amelia Bush, Arts & Culture Editor • June 1, 2022

According to the Mayo Clinic, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a form of depression that directly...

Spreading Microplastics Pollute Earth, Human Bodies
Spreading Microplastics Pollute Earth, Human Bodies
Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer • June 1, 2022

What is it? For the first time ever, researchers have found microplastics in human bloodstreams. Microplastics...

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