The Spectrum

What to read over spring break

What to read over spring break

Fatiya Kedir, Opinions Editor

March 18, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Great Sci-fi Books (such as Hunger Games and Divergent): “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman (holy wow) “Legend” by Marie Lu “Frozen” by Melissa de la Cruz “Under the Never Sky” by Veronica Roth “These Broken Stars” by Amie Kaufman “Dust Lands”...

Teachers’ fashion

Teachers’ fashion

Alyssa Story, Kai Sovell, and Sarina Dev

March 18, 2016


Filed under FASHION

Do you ever wonder where your teacher got that shirt? Why they wear the same accessory every day? Or how they decide what to put on in the morning? We decided to interview some teachers that we thought had the most distinct styles to answer all of your burning questions. Subconsciously, everybody’s choice in sty...

The Pope brothers

The Pope brothers

Zoe Zellmer, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

“Compared to other siblings we are very close. We live together, work together… our lives, I would say, are very paralleled to each other’s.”

DP III students turn inward for inspiration

DP III students turn inward for inspiration

Chapel Puckett, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, TOP STORIES

Drawing and Painting III students were to create self-portraits over the course of a month and a half. They could represent who they were in any way, which shows in the individuality expressed in the photos down below. Check out these magnificent portraits pictured below, along with others, in the arts...

Guerrilla Girls in the Twin Cities

Guerrilla Girls in the Twin Cities

Chapel Puckett, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 10, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, TOP STORIES

“Less than 5% of the artists in the Modern Art sections are women, while 85% of the nudes are of women,” reads a statistic from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This polarizing inequality is what initially provoked the creation of the Guerrilla Girls in 1985, and what continues to fue...

The Art of Creativity

The Art of Creativity

C.C. Lucas, Managing Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, OPINIONS, STUDENT LIFE

Students are losing touch with their imagination

From east coast prep to Sunday evening casual

From east coast prep to Sunday evening casual

Alexis Reaves, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under FASHION

Save for some caveats, Blake students are free to wear whatever they want.  As a result, distinct styles have formed in the school, from east-coast prep, to Sunday evening casual.   Reece Sanders ‘17, who cites his mother as his main stylistic inspiration, has always had an affinity for smart-wear....

Expanding his palette: Mr. Colburn’s sabbatical

Expanding his palette: Mr. Colburn’s sabbatical

Eva Berezovsky, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Second semester is upon us: students are all continuing to walk familiar halls, greeting our familiar friends, and taking familiar notes. Despite the doses of familiarity that students and the majority of teachers are facing, Bill Colburn, the Drawing and Painting teacher and Blake’s long-time sour...

Art Review of First Semester

Art Review of First Semester

January 15, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, TOP STORIES

graphic credit: Minjae Lee...

Sense of Touch

Zoe Wellik, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Artwork @ Blake

In a high school such as Blake, teachers often tell students to reach outside the classroom to find educational events and interactions to further independent learning. After all, it isn’t as if the rest of our lives after high school will be spent in school for eight hours a day, studying, and fill...

Standing ovations reflect culture of our crowd

Standing ovations reflect culture of our crowd

Minjae Lee, Opinions Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

I remember the first day I visited Blake. Shawn Reid guided my parents and me to a mid-sized auditorium named the Juliet Nelson Auditorium. As we entered the door, Reid reminded my parents that every senior gives a speech in front of the student body as a graduation requirement. Although I was only ...

Engaging all senses in art

Engaging all senses in art

Averi Sullivan, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Artwork @ Blake

Synesthesia: a condition in which one sense or part of the body is simultaneously perceived by one or more additional sense. Another form of synesthesia joins objects – letters, shapes, numbers,  names – with a sensory perception such as smell, color or flavor. Bill Colburn explains, “When you see ...

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