The Spectrum

37 questions with Linus Bendel-Stenzel

37 questions with Linus Bendel-Stenzel

Will Kaback, Editor Emeritus

February 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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...

The Return of Isaac Anderson ’06

The Return of Isaac Anderson ’06

Isaac Gittleman, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2015

Q: How does it feel to be coming back to the school that you went to? A: Man, it feels great, you know? Definitely get to come back to a place where I pretty much started out. I was here; started in seventh [grade], graduated [in] my senior year and we didn’t really have a strength and conditioning...

Teachers’ Interests Inspire Electives

Sean Ericson, Copy Editor

September 29, 2015

 The blurbs in the course catalog don’t tell the whole story. Teachers are vital in shaping the experience of the classes they teach and making the experiences unique.     Bill Colburn’s 21st Century Art History course came about through the convergence of several factors. A class he took in...

Student Science Internship @ The U

Student Science Internship @ The U

Fatiya Kedir and Elisa Lopez

September 29, 2015

While some spent their summer unwinding with friends or aching in pain from hours of test prep, one student found interest and comfort in spending time with a very special group: forest bugs. In the summer before his senior year, Calvin Rusley ‘16 had the fantastic opportunity to work in a lab at ...

The Darkroom

The Darkroom

Sean Ericson, Copy Editor

September 29, 2015

“[Photography can] make a tiny fragment of time have meaning,” says Cameron Downey ’17. Photography is a form of art that we create all the time. It’s simple, right? A quick picture and an entire moment is encapsulated forever. The school offers a wide range of photography courses for all lev...

Chapel Puckett ’17 rides for the win and for her work

Chapel Puckett ’17 rides for the win and for her work

Isabel Hall, Photo Manager

August 26, 2015

A profile on Chapel Puckett '17's summer of horseback riding. SPECTRUM: What barn do you ride at, and how long have you been there? CHAPEL PUCKETT: I live at the barn that I ride at and it is called Dandelion Farm! My family moved there when I was three years old and I have been riding since I...

Global experiences enrich summer break

Global experiences enrich summer break

Maxine Whitely, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2015

Tucked in a warm, two-story house in the residential part of Cuernavaca, Mexico, Sean Ericson ‘16 spent five weeks of his summer pursuing linguistic and cultural fluency. In this five-person family’s home, Ericson experienced traditional food, lively discussion, and a “great atmosphere.” This homest...

Like parent, like child

Emma Burke '18, Staff Writer

May 4, 2015

Interview with Kent Adams... WHAT DID YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BLAKE? “I had a truly wonderful Blake experience that I hoped that my children could also experience in their own way. [...] I loved the Blake teachers and coaches, I loved the small classrooms. I loved the opportunities a small school gave s...

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