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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

Top Gun: Maverick

New ‘Top Gun’ Exceeds Expectations

Allyson Jay, In-Depth Editor August 30, 2022

Thirty six years ago, the treasured and action-packed film Top Gun was released. After decades of persistent success and beloved, loyal fans, the long awaited sequel was finally released this May, breaking...

Sketch of Minion from movie franchise

Dressy Teenagers Flock to Theaters

Oscar Walsh, Opinions Editor August 30, 2022

“Minions: The Rise of Gru'' is the fifth continuation of the Despicable Me franchise. While the production was delayed due to COVID-19 until this July, the film garnered immediate support from viewers....

The band practices after their concert

Current Band Curriculum

Rowan Wallin, Managing Editor June 1, 2022

For the last three weeks of school, the band has been rehearsing an ensemble of songs which they will perform at commencement on Jun. 9 in the Blake Ice Arena. Josh Smith ‘23, a trumpeter, states, “We...

Eva Stegic 23 works on her portrait

Current Painting Projects

Sofia Perlman, Sci-Tech & Perspectives Editor June 1, 2022

In Block 3 painting with Bill Colburn, students were tasked with creating a painting inspired by the human condition. Prior to this, they had done two smaller assignments painting hands and zoomed in parts...

The classic and iconic necklace that is a common accessory among Gen-Z.

Vivienne Westwood: Face Behind Trendy, Iconic Pearl, Gold Necklace

Eva Stegic, Columnist June 1, 2022

     Vivienne Westwood, known to Gen Z as the woman who created the viral micro trend pearl necklaces, was a fashion designer ranging from the early 70s to the present, with her influence spanning over...

This Target edition record of “folklore” plays “august” by Taylor Swift.

Best Summer Songs

Sofia Perlman, Sci-Tech & Perspectives Editor June 1, 2022

Let The Sun In by Wallows -  Nothing captures the happy and carefree energy of summer more than “Let The Sun In” by Wallows. The song immediately brings me to a hot day in the middle of summer....

This accessory is cheap, but still good quality

Humble Watches Tell Same Time as Flashy Watches

Eva Stegic, Columnist June 1, 2022

      Watches have always been a staple piece in a wardrobe, but over the years they have changed with popularity. The invention of digital watches and watches with screens (i.e. an Apple Watch) have...

Banned Books, Readers Health

Banned Books, Readers Health

Uma Bhardwaj, Columnist June 1, 2022

     Schools and libraries have a long, complex history of challenging books. According to Banned Books Week.org, most books are challenged by schools because they contain LGBT content, sex, violence,...

The New School Musical “The Theory of Relativity”

Shireen Dalton, Contributing Writer February 3, 2022

    Rehearsals for the spring musical, The Theory of Relativity, are just getting started, and the cast and crew are looking forward to a return to the on stage musical after having to do a musical...

“Don’t Look Up” Movie Review

Sofia Perlman, Perspectives Editor February 3, 2022

         The recent Netflix movie Don’t Look Up forces its viewers to examine our society and future consequences of our current lifestyle. Despite the movie's mixed reviews with many either...

3 Things to Know about Red (Taylors Version)

3 Things to Know about Red (Taylor’s Version)

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer December 15, 2021

Why is she rerecording her albums? Taylor Swift created her first six albums under Big Machine Label Group after signing to them in 2005. In 2019, record executive Scooter Braun infamously bought...

Top 5 Holiday Movies to Watch this Season

Top 5 Holiday Movies to Watch this Season

Ben Lim November 30, 2021

As the holiday season rolls around, people are starting to look for good holiday movies to watch. But what qualifies as a holiday movie? Personally, a holiday movie is defined as a movie that keeps a holiday...

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