The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

15 Thoughts While Watching “The Real Hero”

Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2021

The movie musical "The Real Hero" was like no other school musical I'd ever seen. The high-quality production, well-practiced actors, and detailed storyline made it clear that so much work and passion...

Horoscopes Cause for Debate, Discussion

Sofia Perlman, News Editor May 28, 2021

While many strongly believe in them, and others claim they are fake, horoscopes are a controversial topic. Mara Noel ‘24 says that “I don’t think they’re very accurate...of course you’re going...

Three Netflix Movies to Start Off Summer

Emily Rotenberg, Student life & Food features editor May 28, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, I have watched a variety of movies on Netflix both with friends and family. Sometimes it can be hard for me to sit through movies because I get bored and antsy but I found these...

‘Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal’ Surprises

Emily Rotenberg, Student life & Food Features Editor May 26, 2021

As the year slowly is coming to an end and I start to think more and more about senior year, college is definitely a big topic of conversation among my friends and family. Because of this, when the new...

Virtual Concerts Disappoint Fans

Virtual Concerts Disappoint Fans

Emily Rotenberg, Student Life Editor January 27, 2021

As a result of COVID-19, many artists have been forced to cancel their festivals, concerts, and world tours, resulting in a large increase of performances through social media, streaming services, and...

COVID-19 Rules, Museums Adapt, Provide Safe Space to View Art

COVID-19 Rules, Museums Adapt, Provide Safe Space to View Art

Sofia Perlman, News Editor January 27, 2021

"I think we're realizing how important art is to our daily lives," says Brian Sago.      COVID-19 has greatly affected the arts, especially museums. Many museums have had to close down for prolonged...

Decoding Taylor Swift, True Meaning Behind Her New Albums

Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor January 27, 2021

Not many 21st century artists can claim as many accomplishments as Taylor Swift, and her release of two complete albums--"folklore" and "evermore"--amidst a global pandemic is certainly no exception. Her...

Students Share Virtual Art Struggles

Students Share Virtual Art Struggles

Ava Gilbert, Contributing Writer January 27, 2021

Many things have changed during online learning (RTLP) due to the pandemic. Nearly all classes have had to make a lot of changes to the activities they do in class, especially the arts. Classes such as...

Advisories Strengthen Bonds Creatively

Advisories Strengthen Bonds Creatively

Emily Rotenberg, News Editor December 15, 2020

With the new hybrid and online school models, many aspects of our school days have been changed to accommodate COVID-19 protocols, including advisory. Students meet with their advisories two days a week...

Close the Computer, Read a Book!

Amelia Bush, Contributing Writer December 15, 2020

Reading has numerous benefits. It creates an opportunity for people to see different perspectives and allows them to enjoy multiple stories. Books are also great for passing time, as well as learning new...

Snowy Activitys Return For Winter Season

Snowy Activity’s Return For Winter Season

Molly Seidel, Contributing Writer December 15, 2020

With the recent closure of the school and snowfall, it is imperative that students find ways to stay active in the cold to maintain physical and mental health. It is becoming increasingly chilly as the...

Virtual Senior Speeches Mark a Loss in Blake Upper School Community

Nina Bush, Contributing Writter November 2, 2020

Despite any aspects of senior year changing or being removed, Blake has tried to maintain the same level of importance in senior speeches by moving them online. This shift has resulted in mixed emotions,...

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