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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Summer of Travels

Summer of Travels

Sofia Perlman, Opinions Editor October 10, 2021

This summer, Habon Samatar '22 spent two months traveling, visiting Kenya, Dubai, and Turkey. She spent two weeks in Nairobi, Kenya visiting her brother, and from there her family went to Dubai. While...

Summer Volunteers Make Extensive Impact

Summer Volunteers Make Extensive Impact

Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

“Blake has a long history of community service” noted Lisa Sackreiter, the head of Service Learning and Community Engagement.  A mission Blake actively commits themselves to involves helping students...

Resellers target high-demand brands and products to purchase and mark up to buyers

Students Make Money Reselling Clothes, Shoes

Evan Vezmar, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

From a vast variety of methods to earn money, reselling or “sniping” has garnered interest from young adults. Sniping involves buying and reselling clothes, shoes, and other items. The work...

Resellers target high-demand brands and products to purchase and mark up to buyers

Students Make Money Reselling Clothes, Shoes

Nya Manneh, Contributing Writer June 2, 2021

Gendler has had lots of success when it comes to reselling clothing. Gendler describes reselling as “buying something either for a retail price or find- ing a seller that has it for cheaper...

The @blakestories_ Instagram posts feature a trigger warning slide and a slide detailing stories submitted by students on the anonymous Google Form

Blake Stories Page Raises Awareness

Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor May 7, 2021

Sharing their first post on Mar. 22, the anonymous Instagram account @blakestories_ was created as a safe space for members of the Blake community to share their stories of sexual harassment...

Blake Boys’ Basketball 2020-2021 pictured above: [left to right top row] Tyler Middlestadt, Joshua Park ‘22, Grayson Okoronkwo ‘24, Theo Liu ‘22, Max Hubler ‘22, Dane Borene ‘24, Kunga Shidhe-Chokra ‘22, Tyler Biwan [left to right bottom row] Jasper Liu ‘21, Robert Grace IV ‘21, Gabe Ganz ‘21, Will Fazio ‘21, Elijah Short ‘21

Boys’ Basketball Seniors Lose Shot at Sections

Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor May 7, 2021

When the ball dropped on the eve of 2020, the Blake Boys’ Basketball team did not expect two years of heartbreak to ensue. Will Fazio ‘21, Gabe Ganz ‘21, Jasper Liu ‘21, Robert Grace IV...

Munson pictured on the day she was adopted by her parents

Chinese Adoptee Jing Jing Munson ’21 Reconciles Adoption Experience

Jing Jing Munson, Contributing Writer February 25, 2021

My dad hands me three small circles of dough. I lay one flat on a plate and scoop a mixture of pork and cabbage into its center. As I dip my finger into a bowl of water, I look over to see my sister one...

Fries before she was adopted from an orphanage in Guangzhou, China

Chinese Adoptee Betsy Fries ’22 Reconciles Adoption Experience

Betsy Fries, Creative Director February 25, 2021

I was adopted from Guangzhou, China on Dec. 3, 2004. While my family took many videos of the experience and I enjoy looking back on them, there are many things that I may never know like where I come from,...

Michael-Crushshon on a hiking expedition with classmates at The Alzar School in Idaho

Semester Away Created Escape From COVID-19, Fostered Race-related Micro Aggressions

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Rabi Michael-Crushshon '22 had the opportunity to participate in a semester away program this year amidst the pandemic and intense political climate, but from the experience, she learned a lot about herself...

Cantrell shares how he enjoys spending his time: “Cooking, biking, cooking, more cooking, especially Japanese food. Japanese food in Japan is actually very different from Japanese food in the U.S., and so we get lots of stuff sent from Japan. You can’t get fresh fish sent from Japan, but you can get lots of dried ingredients and stuff.”

Dr. Cantrell Chronicles Unusual Journey to Teaching

Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

Andy Cantrell’s path to teaching math at the Blake Upper School was nothing short of extraordinary. Initially, Cantrell planned to study mathematics at Yale University; however, he had a change...

Seniors Tyler May, Lorna Kruesel, and Clara Lee Molina (left to right) pictured in popular videos and their profile pages

Students Go Viral

Betsy Fries, Creative Director January 27, 2021

It’s no surprise that TikTok has been consuming the lives of students, while simultaneously devouring their attention span. For every user the experience on the app is different. For three Blake seniors...

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