The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

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Students Gain New Form of Self Expression

Now that students are required to wear masks, they obtain a new way to express themselves

In dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, maintain a healthy distance and  wearing a mask have become the norm for health reasons.

While masks make communicating more difficult, they also provide another outlet for expression and demonstrating individuality. With so many different types and styles of masks on the market, students are able to show their personality through the types of masks they wear.

In some ways wearing a mask has just become another part of a daily routine during this new normal. As time continues to elapse, masks have become a crucial accessory in everyday outfits and lives. Similar to deciding what you want to wear everyday, students pick their masks based on your mood, the weather, and other deciding factors.

Kiana Poul ’24 says, ìI try to pick a cute mask that goes with my outfit. That can make wearing a mask a little bit more fun.î While many students can relate to Poul’s approach to masks, others decide to wear versatile masks each day.

    Maya Hardy ’21 shares, ìI don’t really try to match [my mask]. I have two masks that I kind of rotate between.

The choice of mask can actually say a lot about a person. For example, wearing a reusable mask instead of a disposable masks may reflect a deeper care about the environment and the negative environmental impacts of waste.

Masks with patterns such as tie dye or cheetah print can be seen as more trendy. And masks with a thinner and more sporty material may indicate support for a certain team or sporting event.

Although wearing a mask can prove to be a challenge, students are realizing it is a necessary component of maintaining health during the pandemic. As such, students explore the creative features that add a touch of excitement to the daily ritual of wearing a mask.

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Mackenzie Higgins, Editor Emerita
Hi, my name is Mackenzie and I am a senior this year! I have been writing for Spectrum since my freshman year and last semester, I was a Co-Editor-in-Chief along with the Creative Director and the Front Editor. This semester, I'm helping out with the features page. My favorite part of Spectrum is connecting with the school community and working with others in the newsroom. Outside of Spectrum and school, you can find me skiing, watching Criminal Minds, or drinking cold brew.
Zoey Ueland, Editor Emerita
Hi, my name is Zoey and I am a senior this year. Last semester, I served as the Variety Editor and I am also a Co-Editor-in-Chief. Last year I was the Student Life editor but I dabbled with other pages. Throughout my four years involved with Spectrum, having written since freshman year, I have enjoyed hearing from a wide array of voices, learning about different perspectives around Blake, and working collaboratively alongside my peers. Outside of the newsroom you can find me reading, hanging out with my friends, exploring Minneapolis and swimming!

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