The Spectrum

Exploring Doodling’s Dual Purposes

Bernadette Whitely and Julia Blum

December 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Artwork @ Blake, TOP STORIES

Many students have different methods to keep focused in a activities such as a long class discussion or a test. These mannerisms become automatic and natural to many students. Molly Liston ‘22, explains that doodling in class can help her stay focused especially if the doodle has to do with the topic i...

Predicting the future of Rockstar Games

Predicting the future of Rockstar Games

Josh Power, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, FEATURES, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH, STUDENT LIFE

People are familiar with the major video game corporations – Activision, EA, Nintendo – that have become name brands among gamers. Quietly, Rockstar Games has emerged as a successful studio, largely because of two unique franchises: Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. Each new ins...

Art History Class Revitalized

Art History Class Revitalized

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, TOP STORIES

Officially titled Art Now: 21st Century Art History, the “Art 21” semester class is currently running for the first time in four years. Visual arts faculty Bill Colburn designed the class after his college Art Criticism course. The junior and senior elective class travels a local museum or gallery every...

Getting Behind the Scenes of the Gallery

Getting Behind the Scenes of the Gallery

Zoe Wellik, Staff Writer

September 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Artwork @ Blake, Student Artists

Grade lounges and other seating areas are filled daily with the same routine of friends in the moments before class in the morning. However, between the original Northrop building and the science wing is a beacon of the four Upper School grades as a collective: the Martha Bennett Gallery. This school...

Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Maya Chadda, Editor-in-Chief | Opinions Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

On August 30, Ben Lee '19, the 2017 National Student Poet representative for the Midwest region, traveled to Washington D.C to welcome the incoming National Student Poets for 2018 at the National Library of Congress. The National Student Poets Program receives over 20,500 works and from the initial subm...

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

William Lyman, Features Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Artwork @ Blake, NEWS, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

Returning to the Martha Bennett Gallery is the “Back to School” exhibition, curated by Sara Gregor ‘19 and Azalea Hallin-Graber ‘19. The installation features all forms of art created and submitted by students during the summer season, a diverse collection of personal expression. The exhibit...

Newly structured arts courses

Newly structured arts courses

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Following this school year, all visual arts classes’ curriculum will be restructured to create more variety. Next year, the art department will offer a beginning level course for Drawing, Painting, Filmmaking, Ceramics, Game Development, Design, Printmaking, Photography, and Art History, and then ad...

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

April 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, STUDENT LIFE

For seniors Zac Johnson ‘18, Lucy Graham ‘18, Max Owens ‘18, and Abbie Nelson ‘18, getting “inked” was not a decision made lightly. Tattoos, legal at the age of 18, and the more recent minimalist tattoos have started trending among young adults. Johnson has two tattoos, one of the Great Se...

Martha Bennett Gallery displays new prints

Martha Bennett Gallery displays new prints

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Artwork @ Blake

The current Martha Bennett Gallery exhibit features work personal to art teacher Brian Sago. Karl Bethke, with his exhibit entitled “A Visual History of Rorke’s Drift,” was Sago’s printmaking and color theory teacher in college and now serves as his artistry and printmaking mentor. Sago, ten y...

Frozen on Ice debuts at Target Center

Frozen on Ice debuts at Target Center

Sarina Dev, Food Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, REVIEWS

As a sixteen-year-old attending a performance targeted for toddlers, I was not expecting Disney on Ice presents Frozen to be as magical of an experience as it was. On Wednesday, February 28th at the Target Center, I was undoubtedly one of the oldest willing showgoers. While my age set me apart, I di...

D.I.Y. Applying Henna

D.I.Y. Applying Henna

Sonia Baig and Amelia Reyes

March 14, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Whether you’ve seen artsy henna pictures on social media, or your family has been applying it for religious celebrations for as long as you can remember, it's common to know about henna from some place or another. While often called henna in America, it’s often called mehndi in other parts of t...

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