The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Travel Through Chloe Liphams Style

Travel Through Chloe Lipham’s Style

Sonia Lerner, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

Besides traveling, Chloe Lipham ‘23 also takes great interest in fashion. Her travels have allowed her to “gain inspiration from styles from all over the world.” Lipham looks at styles that’s trending...

Higuchi’s piece of advice for future athletes going through the commitment process, “Just taking the time to get to know yourself and what you are looking for in a college experience and taking that into account when making your decision.”

Students Reflect on Commitment Process

Yoni Zacks , Sports Editor December 3, 2022

TROUNG: VMI SWIMMING  “It was super scary, I’m not gonna lie. I was nervous. But the coach, he was a younger coach, he was a super cool guy.” Nam Truong ‘23, a future college swimmer, described...

No Halftime for Sally Countryman

No Halftime for Sally Countryman

Allyson Jay, In-Depth Editor November 6, 2022

The rumble of the fans from the sidelines fills the air. The blistering sun beats down on braided hair and sweaty jerseys. Cleats sprint over grass, sticks collide, and a single yellow ball hits the ground....

Pictured: Freshmen interviewed in the article.

Class of 2026 Experiences Upper School

Payton Smith and Maddie Newhouse , Contributing Writer September 29, 2022

When the 2022 school year began, the upper school gained a brand new group of kids into the building: the freshmen. The change can be frustrating, and people usually don’t want to make adjustments. Sometimes...

The red antique car has been taken apart for parts to use on the new car.

Seniors Construct Kit Car

Sofia Perlman, Sci-Tech Editor September 29, 2022

Last spring, Charlie Weyerhaeuser ‘23, Gunnar Johnson ‘23, and Harrison Oxford ‘23 decided to take on a colossal project: building a car. Using a kit containing the frame for the car, and some parts...

Interview With New US Assistant Director Sarah Warren

Interview With New US Assistant Director Sarah Warren

Amelia Bush, Managing Editor August 30, 2022

Sarah Warren is the new Assistant Director, after being an academic dean and department chair at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. She previously taught subjects ranging from Ethics and...

Menge works behind his desk outside the senior lounge. His office is decorated with gifts of gratitude from former students. During his time at Blake he has also been a biology teacher, soccer coach, interim Upper School Director and a grade dean as well as an advisor to a current junior advisory.

Paul Menge Tells Tale of Teaching, Retirement

Kaylee Chen, Staff Writer June 1, 2022
“[Mr. Menge] has been one of the kindest teachers at the school... he’s guided me through my school career. If I have any questions he’s always there.”
Nicholson serves students and teachers everyday, typically at the counter near the sandwich station. Here, she serves and talks with Precious Jones ‘22 during first lunch.

Get to Know Isabelle!

Allyson Jay June 1, 2022

If you've been in the lunchroom, you have probably seen Isabelle Nicholson. The kind, bubbly server that never fails to make people around her smile with her fun compliments and attitude.  Isabelle started...

Calderone pitches for her team at the University of Chicago. Calderone was also featured in the University of Chicago Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2017-2018.

From College Athletes to Teachers

Ainsley Pflaum, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Did you know that Steve Kaback played volleyball at Berkeley? Or that Beth Calderone was one of the top softball players at the University of Chicago? Or that Mike Bazzett and Lester Batiste played football...

McIlmail traveled to The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Israel. She elaborates, “I am standing in front of a miniature version of Second Temple Jerusalem. I travelled to Israel as part of an educational trip and then had the opportunity to meet some of my husband’s extended family.”

Ms. Mac: A Journey of Exploration

Julia Zhang, Business Manager March 10, 2022

Currently, Mackenzie McIlmail teaches Gender Studies, AP European History, and AP U.S. History. McIlmail's mother's side of the family is from Sicily and Portugal. One line on her mother's side goes back...

Cold Temperatures Lead to a Rise in Accidents

Cold Temperatures Lead to a Rise in Accidents

Zoey Ueland, Student News Editor February 3, 2022

Winter roads prove treacherous when coupled with the influx of new drivers as they make for a rather risky student parking situation. Eloise Walsh '24 experienced this first hand at the beginning of Jan....

Driving to school and long, cold commutes aren’t just relevant to those who are licensed. Underclassmen, like Geneva Stockton ‘25, are often driven to school by their siblings. Stockton shares,“ I fall asleep in the car, so I like the fact that I’m not the one driving.”

Winter Conditions Bring About Longer Commutes

Zoey Ueland, Student News Editor February 3, 2022

Winter is good for a lot of things: it provides the perfect climate for winter activities such as skiing and skating, it cools us off after hot and humid Minnesota summers, and it gives us all an excuse...

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