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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Minnesota Becomes Sanctuary State

Minnesota Becomes Sanctuary State

Kate Rekas, Opinions Editor June 3, 2023

Recently, around the United States, there have been increasing restrictions on both abortion and LGBTQ+ health service accessibility. Some states, including Washington, California, New York, Vermont, and...

The salad bar is filled with delicious toppings to build your salad.

Salad Bar on Fire This Spring

Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2023

In a list of lunch options,  ranging from the main hot lunch, to the improved power bowl station, the sandwich bar, off-campus Kowalski’s, Chipotle, Pancheros runs, or even the “vendies,” the salad...

“The best interactions with students are when they are telling me about what they are excited about.”
- Nat Gilsdorf

Creating Connections

Amelia Bush, Managing Editor June 1, 2023

How many names of the faculty and staff at school do you know? Would you feel comfortable going to them with any issues you have? What if those issues are about their jobs?  But what does it mean to...

Blaze offers a plethora of delicious toppings to choose from.

World Renowned Masterpiece Has Many Good Minnesota Options

Max Yousha, Staff Writer May 31, 2023

Pizza, a delicious food from Italy, is a staple in American food culture. In Minnesota, there are a variety of pizza restaurants, some rare, some common. Blaze Pizza, a chain founded in Florida, with the...

Dicus plans on taking time to travel and spend time outdoors before he decides on how he wants to continue his career.

Jon Dicus Discovered Passion for Education Through Travel Experiences

Sofia Perlman, Copy Editor May 31, 2023

For 31 years, Jon Dicus has brought energy and passion to his classes at the Upper School. Through his travels and experiences, Dicus found a passion for the Spanish language as well as working with young...

After leaving the Upper School, Kaback will be working as a curriculum writer at Honeywell, a company that creates cutting edge technology.

Steve Kaback Began Teaching “By Accident,” Will Continue Teaching in New Position

Sofia Perlman, Copy Editor May 31, 2023

Well known among students and faculty for his enthusiasm and bright personality for the last 18 years, Steve Kaback will conclude his time at the Upper School at the end of this year. Kaback explains...

The account @metoo_blake draws awareness to important issues surrounding sexual assault.

@metoo_blake Documents Survivor Stories

Anna Tao, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

On Mar. 3, an Instagram account under the handle @metoo_blake started publicly sharing the anonymous stories of sexual violence in the community. Referencing the MeToo movement popularized in 2017, the...

Members of Creative Writing Club meet with English teacher Amanda Minoff and discuss new prompts for the meeting.

Writing Club Fosters Expression

Ahan Devgun, Contributing Writer May 17, 2023

Creative Writing Club provides a space where you can grow your creativity and explore the process of literature. English teacher and club advisor Amanda Minoff expresses that “[the club] started last...

The English breakfast dominates the Stegic house in the morning.

Breakfast Sparks Controversy Between Sweet, Salty Options

Eva Stegic, Arts & Cultures Editor May 15, 2023

When you go out for breakfast, you have to make the ultimate decision: sweet or salty. If you're cool (like me) you obviously choose the salty breakfast, or if you're like my brother, you will probably...

Students take to the dance floor at prom, encouraging others to join in. The music ranged from 2000s pop hits to current rap hits.

Six Thoughts About Prom: “A Night in Hollywood”

Ali Hecker , Student Life Editor May 5, 2023

Venue: On Saturday, April 15, juniors and seniors joined together at the American Swedish Institute for prom. The venue, located near downtown Minneapolis, made for the perfect change of scenery from the...

Health Information Project Necessary, Finding Footing

Health Information Project Necessary, Finding Footing

Kaining Zhang, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

HIP, or Health Information Project, aims to educate freshmen about physical and mental health. However, it isn’t a normal health class - every lesson is taught by juniors and seniors! This approach is...

Crow receives guidance from her instructor (not pictured) as she did a bank turn to
the right. “Usually, it’s just me and another flight instructor. Sometimes, I bring my mom,
dad or boyfriend along. Most of the time I fly [Cessna] 172N which has two front seats
and then two back seats,” she says.

Head in the Clouds: Two Students Share Unique Hobby

Claire Cao May 5, 2023

Most high school students take up sports or clubs as extracurriculars, but Piper Crow ‘24 and Sawyer Guider ‘25 both enjoy flying planes as a hobby. Crow, a leader of the Aviation and Aeronautic...

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