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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Death Penalty Does Not Achieve Intended Goals

Death Penalty Does Not Achieve Intended Goals

Keaton Rannow, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

     The death penalty is certainly an issue that poses complex legal, political, and moral questions but a closer examination of the morality of capital punishment makes such a question clear. The...

Harrison Oxford23 tees of in a Match against Wayzata at Burl Oaks

Boys Golf Looks To State Using Past Advice

Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor June 2, 2021

It was not long ago since Derek Hitchner '18 teed off to win the Class AA State Championship in 2016. Now concluding his sophomore year at Pepperdine University, the echoes of his swing can be heard throughout...

Five year coach Tyler Biwan says Our guys are ones who will hang around a little bit after practice and goof around and we promote that as coaches. We want our guys to come early, stay late because being in hybrid mode right now, for many of them that’s the only time they’ll see each other everyday. We’re gracious that we get that opportunity and we harness that by hanging around pre and post practice.”

Boys Basketball Team Makes History, Gears Up For Sections

Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2021

     Currently ranked number four in class AA, the boys’ basketball team is making history. Not only is this the highest the team has ever been ranked, but they also have a record of 15-2, with losses...

Dressen addresses the team before the start of the game.

Hockey Team Connections Strengthen Despite Pandemic

Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor, Business Manager March 1, 2021

     "The JV team has always had a pretty strong bond with each other," says third year JV hockey player, Luke Sugalski '22. Though, in typical 2020-2021 style, no season is truly the same. This, however,...

Collin Craig ’24 preforms a dive during practice this season.

Diving Maintains Practices, Hones Skills

Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2021

     This year has brought unique challenges for each sport; with mask mandates, social distancing measures, and other restrictions, practices and games look very different. Diving, however, is one...

Haya Fine ’22 with two of her co-workers.  All employees wear masks at all times, and employees are only allowed in a few at a time.

Haya Fine: Breadsmith

Christina Chekerdjieva, Perspectives Editor December 8, 2020

Haya Fine '22 has never known a time as a Breadsmith counter staff before COVID-19. She began working at the Edina bakery this summer, where she worked nearly 30 hours every week. During the school year,...

 Frederick Loew ‘22’s view outside of a Stanley’s food truck.  The resturaunt has put more emphasis on food trucks as a safer alternative to in-person dining but maintaned both throughout the summer.

Frederick Loew: Stanley’s

Christina Chekerdjieva, Perspectives Editor December 8, 2020

Frederick Loew '22 started working at Stanley's Northeast Bar Room on University Ave. this year as a host, a position he had experience in from a previous restaurant job. Stanley's is a family owned restaurant...

Aksel Reid ’21 works early in the morning before school starts.  He mainly serves customers.

Aksel Reid: Baker’s Wife

Christina Chekerdjieva, Perspectives Editor December 7, 2020

The Baker's Wife on S 28th Ave. in Minneapolis is a local bakery where Aksel Reid '21 has been working since before the pandemic. Reid works as an opener, so his shift happens before Zoom school even starts....

Thomas makes homemade pasta at Threshing Table Farm, a farm in Wisconsin. She partners with them for farm fresh produce and also has farm dinners outside.

Nicolle Thomas: Cooking up Community

Jack Prince, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2020

Nicolle Thomas, Blake's Lunch Program Administrator can be in her office crunching numbers, in the food line handing out meals, or in the dishroom cleaning. Wherever you locate her, you will find her wearing...

Arrows indicate the direction which students are supposed to use the stairs.

Things You Need to Know: Up and Down Staircases

Will Rosenblum, Multi-Media Editor September 9, 2020

Upper School Director Joe Ruggiero says that the staircases by the Junior and Senior lounges are both "up" staircases to "beat the morning rush."  As students are going up to the second floor in high...

Materials used to alter hair can come in many forms.

Why You Should Take a Chance With Your Hair

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer May 26, 2020

     As all of you reading this, quarantine due to the Covid - 19 pandemic has probably been one of the weirdest experiences in your lifetime. Though months into social distancing, this bizarre new...

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