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Fortnite Cultivates Societal Takeover

Fortnite Cultivates Societal Takeover

Brent Florine, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2018


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Whether or not you play video games, you’ve likely heard of Fortnite Battle Royale. The free sandbox survival game is grossing nine figures a month and the craze isn’t showing any signs of dying down.  The massive revenue Fortnite has been generating is driven by a cultural obsession with th...

Recording Shapiro’s career

Recording Shapiro’s career

Eva Berezovsky, Managing Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

“I’ve never taken lessons or classes or anything, so it’s just me looking at YouTube videos, figuring stuff out, learning music theory for myself, and making that stuff come to life,” says Sam Shapiro ‘18. Shapiro has been making beats, mixing, and mastering since his seventh-grade self decided to ...

Connecting teachers with their college athletic careers

Connecting teachers with their college athletic careers

Daniel Lesov, News Page Editor

February 7, 2018


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Mr. Batiste attended Colby college in Maine and played football. Mr Batiste was one of the best defensive players for the team in the late 2000s. Mr Batiste has translated his playing to Blake as he is one of the assistant coaches for the Wolfpack Ms. Calderone played college softball at the Universi...

A Fresh Look at Shelia Newcomb

Zoe Wellik, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


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When asked what the key to a happy life is, Taher prep cook Shelia Newcomb will tell you it’s “to make the people that [you] work for happy, and [yourself].” Working in the Upper School kitchen for over 5 years, Newcomb has done most every job, from dishwashing to cleaning to her current posit...

Ikbal Ahluwalia: Then and Now

Ikbal Ahluwalia: Then and Now

Varun Agarwal, News Editor

November 13, 2017


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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.  ...

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Eva Motolinia: undefined by disability

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

October 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, 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


Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

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...

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