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An assortment of JJ Khale’s favorites

An assortment of JJ Khale’s favorites

Eva Berezovsky, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, FEATURES, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH, STUDENT LIFE

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...

Georgia Haak ’19: Homemade Designer

Georgia Haak ’19: Homemade Designer

Eva Berezovsky, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

It’s possible that the outfit you see on Georgia Haak ‘19 in the halls was crafted by Haak herself. No matter where she goes, you can always recognize Haak by her signature thigh-high boots and homemade white T-shirt dresses. “A shirt or dress takes an hour or two [to make]. I like to go to ...

Dessi-Olive Reflects on Her Immigration Story

Dessi-Olive Reflects on Her Immigration Story

Daria Haner, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2018


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Immigrants comprise more than eight percent of the Minnesota community. Due to intolerance, there can be many challenges faced by these immigrants, in and outside of the Blake community. Whether you speak the language or not, living in a place so radically different from where you grew up can be diffic...

Lauren Smith ’20 inspires peers through resilience, spirit

Lauren Smith ’20 inspires peers through resilience, spirit

Yeukai Zimbwa, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018


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In August, Lauren Smith '20 was diagnosed with stage 2A Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Smith's treatment consists of four rounds of 21 day cycles of chemotherapy during which she moves back and forth from her home and the hospital. However, Smith remains the radiant spirit that the ...

Learning from the Outdoors

Learning from the Outdoors

Louise Ba, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018


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“Alright guys, I need all the bolts taken out of these picnic tables. It shouldn’t take you that long!” I looked up at the source of this strange suggestion, our project sponsor at Afton State Park, Gene. I couldn’t help but think that this project would never get done with our handsaws, ...

Marcus Hudson joins Blake support service team

Marcus Hudson joins Blake support service team

Drew Rosenblum, Managing Editor

October 3, 2018


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A new addition to our school, Marcus Hudson is a now a member of the Blake support service team this year. Before coming to Blake, Mr. Hudson worked for “[The] University of Minnesota and Apple”. Mr. Hudson’s job is a support service technology assistant. In addition, he will be filling in f...

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