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LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

Nora Fox, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019

“I learn so much from my students because we all create a community together through LearningWorks. It feels like Blake transforms into a new place during the summer even though it’s the same building,” explains Addison Anderson ‘19, a teacher at LearningWorks. LearningWorks, a private and public p...

Poppy Harlow Gives a “Voice to the Voiceless”

Poppy Harlow Gives a “Voice to the Voiceless”

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

When Poppy Harlow ‘01 was asked to conduct an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg the same week that her son was born, she was unsure whether she could realistically do it. But there she was, sitting with a Supreme Court Justice while wearing an adult pregnancy diaper. Harlow’s experiences...

Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Sara Richardson, Opinions Editor

March 15, 2019

Extreme sports loyalties run deep, deriving from family traditions and childhoods in communities where sports are front page news. From fire hydrants painted green and yellow for the Green Bay Packers, batteries being thrown at Red Sox fans at Yankee Stadium, and loyally wearing a Vikings jersey every ...

Lights, Camera, Sadie

Lights, Camera, Sadie

Sarina Dev, Editor Emeritus

March 8, 2019

As we sat down outside the Martha Bennett Art Gallery and started talking, it was immediately clear why Sadie Abernathy ‘19 was personally selected by Theater Teacher Diane Landis to be Assistant Director for the past two and a half years of play and musical productions. Charismatic and ch...

If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk

Sarina Dev, Editor Emeriti

February 3, 2019

Studying at the Carlson Commons, going to the English wing for class, meeting up with friends in the "Junior Lounge". The current spaces of the Northrop campus are so integral to students' and faculties' daily routines and experience that itís difficult to remember that the building is over 100 ye...

An assortment of JJ Khale’s favorites

An assortment of JJ Khale’s favorites

Eva Berezovsky, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018

Spectrum Newspaper: What is your favorite… Unit to teach in Spanish 5? JJ Khale: I just used the movie Coco for the first time. I’ve never used a Disney movie––ever––but I think they did this one really well. I made the students really learn a lot about Mexican culture before we watched...

Abby Turbes: A day in the life

Abby Turbes: A day in the life

Anderson Blum, Reviews Editor

December 20, 2018

For most student athletes, Abby Turbes has been a fixture at sporting events. Turbes, certified athletic trainer, plays a huge role in the administration of the athletics program. Certified athletic trainers are allied health care professionals that provide sports medicine treatment. Turbes helps Blake at...

A conversation with Shenelle Haines

A conversation with Shenelle Haines

Alyssa Story, Managing Editor

December 20, 2018

After spending more than two years as a part of the Upper School Tech squad, Shenelle Haines has become an integral part of the community. Through technology troubleshooting, Sophomore advising, and yoga instruction Haines supports students and faculty in many ways. We sat down with her to hear more ...

A conversation with Ali Khaleel

A conversation with Ali Khaleel

Alyssa Story, Managing Editor

December 20, 2018

Ali Khaleel is one of the newer members of the Upper School Staff. With an office tucked into the back corner of the third floor, Khaleel has remained an anonymous figure of sorts. We caught up the Wisconsin native as he opened up about his role, transition, and goals for the future. Spectrum Newspaper...

Student Band Breaks Pattern

Student Band Breaks Pattern

Will Rosenblum, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018

In the summer of 2017, John Erlandson ‘21, Tyler May ‘21, and Will McDonald’21 formed a small, currently unnamed rock band. According to May, the start of the band formed because “[Will] plays drums,[John] can sing, I play guitar and we are all friends.” To get a jump start, the band started going ...

Predicting the future of Rockstar Games

Predicting the future of Rockstar Games

Josh Power, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018

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...

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