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College Counseling: The Not-So-Secret Life of Ms. Main

College Counseling: The Not-So-Secret Life of Ms. Main

Caroline Hardy, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2019

       Sitting in her comfortably cozy office with ivy growing wildly just outside and a well-worn patterned rug on the floor, College Counselor Nora Main seems at home. As she talks about her favorite parts of her office (the windows) and her favoriterestaurants (Ngon in downtown St. Paul), and he...

Remembering Mr. Mahoney

Remembering Mr. Mahoney

Anderson Blum and Jonah Halper

October 14, 2019

Ryan Mahoney stopped teaching at Blake and started his fight with cancer after being diagnosed with Follicular cell lymphoma in April of 2018. Mr. Mahoney had taught math at Blake for just under ten years before his fight with cancer that eventually took his life on August 31st of 2019. The classes ...

Ready to be Seniors: The Class of 2020

Ready to be Seniors: The Class of 2020

Everett Honour, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

From a young age students picture themselves in their final year of school; throwing their grad-caps in the air, getting into their favorite college, not having a single worry in the world. These visionary tales are just that: visionary tales. If you were to ask the senior class of 2020 about their final...

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 ...

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