The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

From a young age, bow ties have been a part of Alexander’s life. The small accessory, completes every outfit he wears and feels uniquely him. As he grows up, he plans to continue his bow tie wearing ways, picking new ones out each day into college.

Oskar Alexander ’23 Grows into the Bow

Sofia Perlman, In-Depth Editor March 7, 2023

Who knew that what started as a preschool Easter outfit accessory would become a staple in Oskar Alexander ‘23’s wardrobe for years to come. A defining feature of his everyday outfits, Alexander is...

Both Maddie and Sarah maintain their passion for service by remaining involved in various communities. Over winter break, Maddie volunteered with Alight, at organization that helps to resettle Afghan refugees. She explained, “we had a bunch of different events that I ended up going to, including a figure skating event to teach Afghan youth how to skate ... It was hard for them because they kept falling, but really heartwarming to see that they were laughing.” Sarah attended events at Everymeal and Feed my Starving Children. In the future, she hopes to continue to volunteer with those organizations and branch out to discover new ways to help.

Hsia Sisters Explore Passion for Service

Mackenzie Higgins, Online Editor January 29, 2023

From leading the Hunger Committee and Community Service Board (CSB) Leadership Committee, to volunteering at Learning in Style School, Every Meal, and Feed My Starving Children, Maddie ‘23 and Sarah...

Many students choose to store extra equipment atop equipment shelves rather than in lockers.

Students Weigh In : Backpacks vs. Lockers

Sam Tomczik, Contributing Writer August 31, 2022

The majority of students choose to not use their lockers. While most students express that they find their lockers impractical, some locker users cite their convenience as a driving factor in their choice.  “All...

Students of the swim school pose in the water. Each lesson lasts for 30 minutes at Blakes Hopkins campus.

Swimming Strikes Unique Community Service

Ainsley Pflaum, Staff Writer June 14, 2022

Blake’s adult swimming lessons program started this spring with the mission of teaching all families, faculty, and staff to be comfortable in the water. Spearheaded by Tom Moore, father of Charlie Moore...

Menge works behind his desk outside the senior lounge. His office is decorated with gifts of gratitude from former students. During his time at Blake he has also been a biology teacher, soccer coach, interim Upper School Director and a grade dean as well as an advisor to a current junior advisory.

Paul Menge Tells Tale of Teaching, Retirement

Kaylee Chen, Staff Writer June 1, 2022
“[Mr. Menge] has been one of the kindest teachers at the school... he’s guided me through my school career. If I have any questions he’s always there.”
Security guard Rio Hansen as well as Head of Security Gene Paulauskas have bikes that they frequently ride to school

Motorcycles Inspire Debate: Safety, Pros, Cons

Erik Norberg, Calvin Bredesen, Contributing Writers June 1, 2022

Recently, some students have begun to ride their motorcycles to school, upending the former ideas surrounding necessary transportation. With gas prices soaring students have begun to question if driving...

Summer Jobs Excite

Rossalyn Moore, Contributing Writer June 1, 2022

As the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close, the summer is filled with camps, travel, and for some, summer jobs! Many students have summer jobs to keep them busy and learn new life skills. Such Jobs...

Justin Krelitz 23 was elected as new years Student Body President

Forum Elections Foment Questions, Interest

Oscar Walsh, Staff Writer & Photographer June 1, 2022

Last week’s elections for student body president and Forum, marred by questions of insufficient notice and publicity, have raised interest in the process of nominating and becoming a candidate.  The...

Truman Morseman 23, Grace Flikke 24, Davin Khan 24, Woerner, Kelly Deng 25, Eloise Walsh 24

Hunger Committee, Empty Bowls Meld for Fundraiser

Cleo Kilpatrick, Sports Editor June 1, 2022

On Monday May 2, 2022 the Hunger Committee and Empty Bowls Club had a very successful charity event. The event raised $1,254 for Every Meal, a non profit organization, with a mission to fight child hunger.They...

Students sit attentively in  a math classroom, a department that faces expansion.

Computer Science Cracks the Code

Ahan Devgun, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

Due to a growing number of computer science classes throughout Blake’s campuses, administrators decided to create a computer science department. While not currently a graduation requirement, it could...

History Looks to Future

Max Yousha, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

The social studies curriculum will alter classes for next year, and in the years to come, a big change. A process of over three years, this transition of the social studies curriculum includes new classes...

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