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Ikbal Ahluwalia: Then and Now

Ikbal Ahluwalia: Then and Now

Varun Agarwal, News Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Whispers of where Blake’s beloved lifer Ikbal Ahluwalia ‘18 disappeared circulated following 2015. Whispers of where he went, how he is doing, and what he has been up to has encapsulated the minds of Blake students for the past few years. Here is an interview with the man himself down below.  ...

Eva Motolinia: undefined by disability

Eva Motolinia: undefined by disability

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

October 31, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

Were you nervous prior to delivering your speech? Oh, yes. I have stage fright, but what was scary about giving a speech about my disability was that I’ve never really talked about it openly with other people other than my really close friends. I don’t even have to talk about it with my family becau...

Gordon Aamoth Jr

Gordon Aamoth Jr

Kaitlyn Saldanha and Josie Lagerstrom

October 16, 2017


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Students walk past the Gordy Aamoth Jr. Memorial Stadium everyday after school. Members of the Blake community scream and whoop from the stands, cheering on teams during games. Fans gather there in all their blue and green for the homecoming game to embody Blake school spirit. The Aamoth Stadium r...

Blake Spectrum Staff 2017-2018

Blake Spectrum Staff 2017-2018

Rex Shen, News Editor

August 30, 2017


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Walking the halls without cancer

Walking the halls without cancer

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

April 28, 2017


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With any cancer diagnosis comes a grasp on the scientific facets of the illness, but what’s not acknowledged by doctors is the abiding prominence of cancer beyond the hospital’s walls. Despite her two and a half cancer-free years, Pia Phillips ‘18 was reminded of her cancer experience as a f...

Adeola Adesanya

Adeola Adesanya

Chapel Puckett, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017


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“Every time I enter a classroom I still look at the board and gain some things from what’s written.”

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Building a Strong Language Foundation

Building a Strong Language Foundation

Matt Martinez Sutton, Opinions Editor

February 9, 2017


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Communication, intelligence, cultural appreciation, and empathy. These are just a few things that set language classes apart from the rest of the student itinerary.     Although language classes can often feel like one more item on the checklist to impress colleges, learning and teaching a different l...

Passions of Tristan

Passions of Tristan

Sofie Richardson, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


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As an FBI, computer science, SIAC, and theater enthusiast, Tristan Saldanha ‘17  is always busy. Last spring, Steve Kaback introduced Saldanha to National Youth Leadership Forum Engineering and Technology camp. During the program in Washington, D.C., Saldanha experienced the FBI and learned about n...

New year, new classes, new teachers

New year, new classes, new teachers

Sarina Dev, Elie Oxford, and Sara Gregor

September 29, 2016


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ANNE RUBIN, GRADE DEAN  The sophomore class’ new Grade Dean and American Literature teacher, Anne Rubin, is passionate, caring, and highly enthusiastic for this year. As a grade dean, she hopes to help “coach students to have conversations with teachers that can sometimes be uncomfortable” and “thin...

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson Pioneer Experience-First Math

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson Pioneer Experience-First Math

Deniz Ercan-Fang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016


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Everyone has had a test, quiz or project where they understood absolutely nothing on it. Ranging from English essays and social studies presentations to science labs and math tests, nobody can say that they feel confident on every assignment. That’s where Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson enter the ring...

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