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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

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...

Studying for AP exams is altered during hybrid school

COVID-19 Affects AP Exams

Nina Bush, Contributing Writer March 18, 2021

Last spring, the College Board shortened the 2020 AP exams and abbreviated their exams to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic and school shutdowns. This year the College Board has not made as many changes...

Michelle Baroody experiences delays in vaccines

Teachers Comment on Vaccination Experiences

Rowan Wallin, Contributing Writer March 18, 2021

After a year of stay-at-home orders, quarantines, and isolation, the COVID-19 vaccine is now available in the state of Minnesota. As of March 2021, it is available to healthcare workers, adults 65 years...

Vaccine Appointments Create Frustration, Excitement

Vaccine Appointments Create Frustration, Excitement

Sage Marmet and Noor Naseer February 24, 2021

Social Studies teachers Maggie Bowman, Michelle Baroody, and Dion Crushshon ‘88 were scheduled to get their vaccines on Feb. 20. Bowman explains, “You get entered into the system and you get randomly...

CJ Jones Eckhardt speaks on her new role as college counselor

CJ as New Counselor

Betsy Fries, Creative Director February 24, 2021

As the senior grade dean, senior program coordinator, co-robotics coach, JV softball coach, and now a college counselor, CJ Jones Eckhardt has deeply immersed herself into the community. She states, “I...

Anil Chandiramani teaches his block 2 Memoir class over Zoom while students learn in-person.

Remote Teaching Poses Challenges

Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor February 24, 2021

This year has presented challenges for everyone, but perhaps the most unique experience that has come from the hybrid schedule has been teachers teaching remotely.  For various reasons this year, a few...

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