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

Julia Rasmussen 23 ponders where to put her candy wrapper in the Senior Lounge. This lounge, which is the most frequented in school, has three garbage options, while other places usually only have two.

What a Waste

Faith Zhao , Staff Writer March 7, 2023

The trash cans in our school are emptied every single day; three times a week, the landfill dumpster gets picked up as well as recycling and compost, which are collected twice a week. Ultimately, each...

Sophomore Macaella Sikhoya recalls her two experiences at Mall of America during recent shootings.

Witnessing Gun Violence

Amelia Bush , Managing Editor February 3, 2023

“I just wanted to call my mom,” said Macaella Sikhoya ‘25, a witness to the Mall of America shootings. The Mall of America has been no stranger to darkness, with prevalent issues such as sex trafficking,...

SIAC announced the theme for the winter dance with throwing glow sticks and candy to the crowd.

Winter Dance Revived in Neon

Anna Tao , Staff Writer February 2, 2023

Dances have always been a pivotal part of high school culture. The dance on Feb. 11, being just a mere couple of weeks away, has generated a significant amount of buzz around it. This will be the first...

Max Vinar ‘26 and Jack Mark ‘26 from Anna Reid’s advisory look up the word integrity in the Merriam Webster Dictionary.

Community Assess Integrity

Ali Hecker , Student Life Editor February 1, 2023

Oxford Dictionary defines integrity as, “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles”. Beginning this year, grade deans have introduced the school’s core values as themes for each...

Higuchi’s piece of advice for future athletes going through the commitment process, “Just taking the time to get to know yourself and what you are looking for in a college experience and taking that into account when making your decision.”

Students Reflect on Commitment Process

Yoni Zacks , Sports Editor December 3, 2022

TROUNG: VMI SWIMMING  “It was super scary, I’m not gonna lie. I was nervous. But the coach, he was a younger coach, he was a super cool guy.” Nam Truong ‘23, a future college swimmer, described...

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: the freshmen. The change can be frustrating, and people usually don’t want to make adjustments. Sometimes...

Sam Hardy 24 on defense guarding an Orono player. Bears won 4-8 against Orono.

Despite Loss Tight Team Bond

Charlotte Opp, Food Editor June 1, 2022

This season the Boys Lacrosse Team has been a tough competitor against many teams and was undefeated for a total of 9 games before losing to Bloomington Jefferson, a top team. Currently, the team is at...

Graham Heathcote 22 jumping in the air, warming up for game vs. Wayzata. Boys varsity team won against Wayzata. This was a monumental win for boys varsity Ultimate team.

Ultimate Team Keeps Growing

Evan Vezmar, Opinions Editor June 1, 2022

The sport of Ultimate Frisbee has gained in popularity at Blake over several years and has led to the establishment of a JV and Varsity boys’ team and a girls’ Varsity team. While not part of the Minnesota...

Junes Mystery Athlete Reveal

June’s Mystery Athlete Reveal

June 1, 2022

This month's mystery athlete was Julia Blum '22!    

Boys varsity team won Conference match vs. St.Paul Academy, Breck, Minnehaha Acadmey, Providence Acadmey and Mounds Park Academy.

Golf Starts Slow

Andrew Richardson , Staff Writer June 1, 2022

 “The weather has been absolutely atrocious.” Jason Gelb '22, senior captain of the golf team, sums up the season thus far with these words, which seems to define every spring in Minnesota. At the...

Rossalyn Moore 25 and Eva Redmond 25 are in full spirit mode to support the bears.

Bears Crush Mustangs First Annual Event

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

The Defend the Den event on May 16th was considered a success by its organizers as well as the Blake Boys baseball team. Not only did Blake beat Breck in a nail-biter that ended with a score of 8-7, but...

Mystery Athlete Reveal

Mystery Athlete Reveal

April 29, 2022

This month's mystery athlete was senior and softball player Molly Haag!

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