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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

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 that you will feel confident in while also challenging yourself.” For me this has always been humanities....

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, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by its opponents. However, the “Don't Say Gay” bill...

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 softball players at the University of Chicago? Or that Mike Bazzett and Lester Batiste played football...

April Game Answers!

Allyson Jay and Oscar Walsh April 29, 2022

Spot the Difference: the colors of the bottom left wall are different (top is green, bottom is blue) near the end of the road, the top picture only has one of the two orange cones on the red...

UPenn Swimmer Deserves Fairness, Respect

UPenn Swimmer Deserves Fairness, Respect

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

     In recent months, Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer from the University of Pennsylvania, has quickly become a hot topic, pushing the question of what fair sports competition should look like to...

5 Takeaways from The Theory of Relativity

Ben Lim, Contributing Writer April 16, 2022

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to see the Musical, The Theory of Relativity. The production was a fun, lowkey experience that only lasted an hour and 30 minutes. After thinking about the play...

Media About The Olympics Hurts Athletes, Decreases Enjoyment

Evan Vezmar, Opinions Editor March 10, 2022

       The Tokyo 2020 Olympics was the first time I was able to watch the Olympic Games on television. NBC made it easy to access events and results and I was able to watch certain events like fencing...

Why LGBTQ+ Education Matters

Bernadette Whitely, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2022

From “safe space” stickers on classroom doors, the large pride flag displayed directly across from the science wing entrance, to the multitude of LGBTQ+ affinity groups, our community has made efforts...

Things I Wish I Knew Before Registering For Courses

Sage Marmet, Editor Emeritus March 10, 2022

 To set the record straight, I am happy with the classes that I’ve taken at the Upper School. I have been challenged, interested, and pushed in each of my classes, growing me into the learner and individual...

March Games Answers!

Allyson Jay and Zoe Florida March 10, 2022

Crossword:                       Wuzzles: Top left: the grass is greener on the other side Middle left:...

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 mother's side of the family is from Sicily and Portugal. One line on her mother's side goes back...

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 appearing in the senior speeches, there is no doubt there has been conversations about significantly...

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