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

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Lockers Out, Study Space In

Modern work area created in absence of lockers
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As we returned from Winter Break, students were thrilled by the new study spot on the third floor. The new location provides students with a quiet and comfortable area to study and also complete work efficiently. 

Cole Eckes ‘26, is often working in the new space during his free block and is very fond of the area. “I enjoy the space as a quiet sanctuary where I can escape from the noise of other areas where people study such as the library,” said Eckes. “I think it’s nice when there’s some work that I want to get done and I want to be free from distractions.” Luke Lentini ‘24 agreed with Eckes, noting that the “It’s much quieter up there [compared to the library] and it’s a cleaner environment to some degree.” 

The new study spot also has a diverse layout which expands the possibilities of who can use the space. Eckes made this clear, adding that the new study spot “offers a wide variety of options, you can study in a group, [and alone] and it’s a great place for English classes to come and discuss outside of class.” Eckes believes that he completes his work more efficiently in the new study space compared to the library, emphasizing the difference between the two locations: “[The new space] feels like a more dedicated space for studying. The library on the other hand is also a social environment. To me it seems like if I wanted some interaction, I would go to the library, but [the new space] seems like a place where people are inclined to study.” 

Now that one set of lockers have been taken down, students expressed how they’d feel if the lockers on the second floor were also removed. “I think that’s a good idea. At this school I feel like we don’t have enough study spaces especially because they got rid of the two study rooms in the library, so I’d be in support of that,” said Lentini. Eckes added his own thoughts as well, stating, “I think there’s potential for that and I think that would be a reasonable step forward. Personally, I’d be fine with taking away the lockers in favor of creating a new study space…I would like another space.”

In general, the student body appreciates the addition of a new study space and would even love to continue to expand the possibilities for work locations in the school.

 

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Tarun Gopalakrishnan, Multimedia Coordinator
My name is Tarun Gopalakrishnan and I am a sophomore. I began writing for Spectrum as a freshman last year and I am now the Multimedia Coordinator this year. Outside of school, I enjoy playing tennis and watching television. I would also consider myself to be an avid Minnesota sports fan.

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