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Aamoth's name on the 9/11 memorial

Gordon Aamoth Jr

Legacy of alumnus lost in 9/11 memorialized
Kaitlyn Saldanha and Josie Lagerstrom October 16, 2017

Students walk past the Gordy Aamoth Jr. Memorial Stadium everyday after school. Members of the Blake community scream and whoop from the stands, cheering on teams during games. Fans gather there in all...

Building a Strong Language Foundation

Building a Strong Language Foundation

Language teachers continuously pursue new avenues of learning
Matt Martinez Sutton, Opinions Editor February 9, 2017

Communication, intelligence, cultural appreciation, and empathy. These are just a few things that set language classes apart from the rest of the student itinerary.     Although language classes can...

Students sit in the JNA watching the inaugural address while others decided to walk out, exercising their right to not watch it while accepting the consequences.

Students pen letter to the administration

Letter submitted to Spectrum
Submitted by Hazel DeHarpporte January 20, 2017

Dear Blake Administration, During the highly-debated inaugural assembly, a group of Blake students from all grades are choosing to walk out. So as not to cause a disruption, we will leave quickly and...

Diversifying Restaurants

A review of four restaurants in Minneapolis
Katerina Papanikolopoulos, Staff Writer December 7, 2016

Emily’s Lebanese Deli Mood: If I ever miss my family’s food on the shores of Cyprus, this is the closest I have come to finding a bit of home, far-away from home. The atmosphere is quiet mostly,...

Teachers approach finals differently

Not every class needs a blanket exam
Erin Wordelman, Staff writer April 28, 2016

You wake up and realize that you have a week full of exams ahead of you, and the stress starts to kick in. All of your study guides are 10 pages long; the thought of mastering that material is daunting....

CC and Sylvie Wallin show off their hockey jerseys

Seeing double: the experience of having a sibling at school

Emily Hykes, Staff Writer March 18, 2016

While scanning the sprawling hallways and lounges of Blake, the typical scene tends to be clusters of people often organized by grade, friends, sports, or hobby. But on occasion, you may spot a dynamic...

The new schedule for the 2016-2017 school year

Shifting schedules

The new changes from homeroom to advisory
Louis Cosentino and Matt Martinez-Sutton March 18, 2016

Starting next year, the school schedule will change. The administration has chosen to begin school at 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM, respectively. This will give students ten extra minutes of sleep or meeting time....

Coloring books help many students that have focusing problems

Coloring books aren’t just for little kids

Creating art allows one to calm down in stressful environments
Morgan Sabes, Staff Writer March 18, 2016

Coloring books are for adults too. You’re probably thinking, good joke. But seriously, did you know the adult coloring books have been on the rise as of late and a lot of students around you are probably...

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson have developed a new style of teaching that involves making students fail, then having them learn from their failures

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson Pioneer Experience-First Math

Teachers' New "Learn by Failure" Approach to Teaching Math
Deniz Ercan-Fang, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2016

Everyone has had a test, quiz or project where they understood absolutely nothing on it. Ranging from English essays and social studies presentations to science labs and math tests, nobody can say that...

Independent study offers artists time to explore

Independent study offers artists time to explore

Three students dive into different art mediums
Maxine Whitely, Editor InDepth February 8, 2016

“It’s a very improvisational class, to say the least,” notes Gavin Siegert ’16, one of the three members of an art independent study that came to fruition through an odd series of events. Amy...

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