The Spectrum

Reflecting on four years of English reading

Reflecting on four years of English reading

A review of Blake's English curriculum
Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 14, 2018

I have read twenty-one novels, eleven plays, and three anthologies in my four years of Blake English classes. Now, as a near-alumni, I find myself reflecting on the stories I read, and wanting to read...

The plunge site at Bde Maka Ska with trained divers and EMTs ready to ensure safety of all participants.

Seniors plunge for awareness, fun, unification

Fundraiser for Special Olympics brings seniors together
Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 13, 2018

On Friday, March 2 a group of thirteen seniors, along with grade dean Shawn Reid, participated in a Polar Plunge event at Bde Maka Ska to raise money for Special Olympics. Twelve seniors raised over $75...

Mystery athlete competing in Men's Epee at state tournament.

February’s Mystery Athlete of the Month

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2018

This month’s mystery athlete has been on Blake’s fencing team for four years, specifically on the Varsity Men’s Epee for three years. He won second place for Men’s Team Epee at State in 2016-2017,...

Renny's Review

Renny’s Review

Franny and Zooey
Renny Acheson, Staff Writer February 7, 2018

Beyond J.D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, Salinger published numerous other novels and short stories, and even combined the two genres. J.D. Salinger’s 1961 New York Times publication Franny and Zooey...

Shenelle Haines

Shenelle Haines

"A spunky chick"
Josie Lagerstrom and Fiona Duffy November 20, 2017

Shenelle Haines was the Blake Tech Department's new edition last year. She worked at Circuit City as a manager, and then as an Apple Genius for eight years, most of the time as a Genius Leader. Working...

Mystery Athlete of the Month

Mystery Athlete of the Month

Smart, strong, dedicated, amiable
Alyssa Story, Social Media Editor November 3, 2017

November's athlete of the month is a dedicated varsity tennis player who has been playing since she was seven years old. She has won three state championships on the Blake team and many tournaments outside...

Abby Barney

Profile: Abby Barney

Long term substitute for Jonathan Osters
Fiona Duffy, Photo Editor October 17, 2017

As Jonathan Osters, current math teacher, takes paternity leave following the birth of his son, Abby Barney will take his place for the next six weeks. Barney will teach two sections of AP Statistics.

Phillips with Abbie Nelson '18, her hair fully grown.

Walking the halls without cancer

Pia Phillips' cancer story, two years later
Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director April 28, 2017

With any cancer diagnosis comes a grasp on the scientific facets of the illness, but what’s not acknowledged by doctors is the abiding prominence of cancer beyond the hospital’s walls. Despite...

Adeola Adesanya

Adeola Adesanya

Lifelong learner, businessman, teacher, immigrant... Ade is someone to know
Chapel Puckett, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2017
“Every time I enter a classroom I still look at the board and gain some things from what’s written.”
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