The Spectrum

Adeola Adesanya

Adeola Adesanya

Chapel Puckett, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017


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“Every time I enter a classroom I still look at the board and gain some things from what’s written.”

Building a Strong Language Foundation

Building a Strong Language Foundation

Matt Martinez Sutton, Opinions Editor

February 9, 2017


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Communication, intelligence, cultural appreciation, and empathy. These are just a few things that set language classes apart from the rest of the student itinerary.     Although language classes can often feel like one more item on the checklist to impress colleges, learning and teaching a different l...

Passions of Tristan

Passions of Tristan

Sofie Richardson, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


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As an FBI, computer science, SIAC, and theater enthusiast, Tristan Saldanha ‘17  is always busy. Last spring, Steve Kaback introduced Saldanha to National Youth Leadership Forum Engineering and Technology camp. During the program in Washington, D.C., Saldanha experienced the FBI and learned about n...

New year, new classes, new teachers

New year, new classes, new teachers

Sarina Dev, Elie Oxford, and Sara Gregor

September 29, 2016


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ANNE RUBIN, GRADE DEAN  The sophomore class’ new Grade Dean and American Literature teacher, Anne Rubin, is passionate, caring, and highly enthusiastic for this year. As a grade dean, she hopes to help “coach students to have conversations with teachers that can sometimes be uncomfortable” and “thin...

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson Pioneer Experience-First Math

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson Pioneer Experience-First Math

Deniz Ercan-Fang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016


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Everyone has had a test, quiz or project where they understood absolutely nothing on it. Ranging from English essays and social studies presentations to science labs and math tests, nobody can say that they feel confident on every assignment. That’s where Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson enter the ring...

Bonus Linus

Bonus Linus

February 4, 2016


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37 questions with Linus Bendel-Stenzel

37 questions with Linus Bendel-Stenzel

Will Kaback, Editor Emeritus

February 4, 2016


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The early December sky is a despondent gray, but by the way Linus Bendel-Stenzel ‘18 is acting, you would think it was sunny July afternoon. Bubbling with a calm excitement at eight in the morning, Linus greets me with enthusiasm and charm, and keeps it up.      As we walk around his home, he app...

37 questions with the Korslund twins

37 questions with the Korslund twins

Maxine Whitely, InDepth Editor

February 4, 2016


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Two blonde ponytails swing in unison as four pale arms shoot into the air. A formidable spike sets the red and blue ball reeling over the net. The girls across the court can’t return the pass.      Kate Korslund ‘16 switches sides seamlessly. The twins’ coordinated movements are now opposin...

Last chance to get to know our Guatemalan exchange students

Last chance to get to know our Guatemalan exchange students

Kaja Bingnam and Lucy Nelson, Staff Writer and News Editor

December 11, 2015


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Mafar Peleaz   Duration of stay: 8 weeks What do you think of Blake so far/what are your first impressions? I think Blake is a very challenging school, exhausting, but I’m liking it a lot. I’m really enjoying my time here. What is the name of your school back home? Colegi...

STUDENT ACTIVISTS @ BLAKE

STUDENT ACTIVISTS @ BLAKE

Melina Donelly and Lucy Nelson

December 3, 2015


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WE Day is a one-day event that celebrates service. It is organized annually by Free the Children, an organization founded by Craig Kielburger at the young age of 12 in 1995. Kielburger was joined by his brother Marc in establishing and finalizing an organization that would go on to change the world and...

STUDENT ACTIVISTS @ BLAKE

STUDENT ACTIVISTS @ BLAKE

Will Kaback, Student Life Editor

December 3, 2015


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For Reece Sanders ‘17, all it took was a moment. As he changed the radio station—something he’d done countless times before—he took his eyes off the road for a split second. That was all it took to cause what Sanders calls “a bad crash.” In the aftermath, he was left with a changed persp...

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