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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

New Schedule Brings Regularity, Flexibility to All In-person Learning

New Schedule Brings Regularity, Flexibility to All In-person Learning

Mina Rossi, Contributing Writer October 7, 2021

Last year’s constant schedule changes have made me more appreciative of the consistency in this year's schedule. Although there are certain aspects of the schedule that I believe still need to be adjusted,...

Shang-Chi plays in theaters, pictured here at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis.

Shang-Chi Leaves Viewers Content With Well-Done Plot, Characters

Eshaan Ambrose, Contributing Writer October 7, 2021

There are very few movies without mistakes and room for improvement, but Shang-Chi may very well be one of them. Like other “One-off” films such as Antman or Black Panther, this is easy for people...

Kanye West’s Recent Album Donda Receives Largely Mixed Reactions

Kanye West’s Recent Album ‘Donda’ Receives Largely Mixed Reactions

Naomi Solan, Contributing Writer October 7, 2021

As you all know, Donda is Kanye West’s newest studio LP, in tribute to his mother. Kanye is already an extremely perceived individual, and almost everyone has formed their own opinions on him. The lead...

Autumn Aesthetic Brings Comfort, Coziness

Autumn Aesthetic Brings Comfort, Coziness

Kyra Sharma & Ruhi Kurdikar, Contributing Writers September 29, 2021

     Red, orange, and yellow. The gorgeous colors we see as fall approaches. The blissful  idea of sitting in a warm blanket, drinking a latte, and watching the leaves change colors. All the holidays...

Ella Chester also attended Camp Ramah this summer. She’s pictured here at curtain call participating in her age group’s play.

A Life-Changing Summer at Camp

Yoni Zacks, Contributing Writer September 29, 2021

Summer Camp. What do you think about when you hear those two words? I think about spending lots of time every summer at my summer camp, Camp Ramah in Conover, Wisconsin. I've been attending Ramah for 7...

Are Masks Needed?

Chad Woerner, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

In light of the spread of the delta variant throughout the US in recent weeks, on July 27th, the CDC recommended that masks, regardless of vaccinated status, be worn in indoor spaces in counties with high...

Leading up to the end of the school year, students study for AP exams and finals as well as work on projects and homework in the library.

Full In-Person School Causes Workload Increase

Sofia Perlman, News Editor May 28, 2021

Since returning to full in-person school, many students have noticed an increase in the workload. This increase, combined with the transition to a new schedule and all in-person classes has placed students...

Stress Overwhelms Students After Unusual Year

Stress Overwhelms Students After Unusual Year

Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor May 28, 2021

As the school year is coming to a close, students and teachers are feeling the cumulative effects of COVID-19, isolation, social unrest, and the ways in which 15 months of high stress has changed our mental...

Martha Hughes ‘24 enjoys sailing as it is a great way to be active and spend time outside during the summer.

The Search for Fun Summer Activities Begins

Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

COVID-19 wreaked havoc on summer plans last year. From summer camps, to travel plans, event after event was taken off the calendar. However, 2021 offers a new experience for students, although not without...

Will Bohrnsen states that
he felt “100% safer, absolutely without a doubt” after receiving his vaccine.

Vaccines Increase

Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

United States COVID-19 cases continue to fall from their peak as each day millions receive vaccines. Yet the race continues to reach herd immunity to prevent a fourth wave, before we can expect any version...

Michelle Baroody teaches AP U.S. History using a seating chart to maintain distance and easy contact tracing. Pictured left to
right: Darian Mehra ‘23, Alex Chiesa ‘23, Audrey Anderson ‘23, Allyson Jay ‘23, Mina Rossi ‘23, Rowan Wallin ‘23, Lilly
Anderson ‘23, and Sophia Perepelitsyn ‘23.

New Seating Charts Aid Tracing Close Contacts

Amelia Bush, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

As Blake begins in-person learning for the first time in over a year, the administrators also made the decision to switch to assigned seating. The two main ways teachers are creating assigned seats are...

Debate During COVID-19

Ava Gilbert, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

Before COVID-19, debaters would go to practices after school to prepare for tournaments. Members of the debate team would then travel for these tournaments to places such as Iowa or even California. Elizabeth...

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