The Spectrum

The Return of Isaac Anderson ’06

The Return of Isaac Anderson ’06

Isaac Gittleman, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2015


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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


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 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


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

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


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“[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


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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


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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


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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...

Julia Shepard’s Page Experience

Julia Shepard’s Page Experience

Deniz Ercan-Fang, News Editor

March 19, 2015


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For one week in March, Julia Shepard ‘16 transformed her life from a full time Blake student to a page for the Minnesota House of Representatives in Saint Paul. She made the trek down to the Minnesota state legislature building and learned about the inner workings of Minnesota’s legislation. ...

Walking the halls with cancer

Walking the halls with cancer

Eva Berezovsky, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2015


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Cancer. Defined as a disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue. Abnormal. Uncontrollable. Destructible. Deadly. What if you were told you had cancer at age fourteen when you’re just getting ready for high school? Shouldn’t high school be about focusing on frien...

Blake administrators handle student protest

Katya Tobak, Arts and Culture Editor

January 29, 2015


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Walls taped with numerous posters. Social networks exploding with hurtful posted statuses. Unjust verbal accusations attacked both sides. Opinions ignored, and beliefs disrespected. On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, a community, days away from being thankful for their lives, became a divided school when...

Promising politician

John Miller

November 6, 2014


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Charles Vojta ’15, proud member of the senior class, stalwart in the boys’ hockey program, experimenter of lacrosse and dabbler in soccer, has a passion: politics. Vojta’s interest in the political world is broad. His involvement in state, national and global political matters illustrates his ...

Above and Beyond Blake

Above and Beyond Blake

Fatiya Kedir, Deniz Ercan-Fang, and Adelaide Winton

August 29, 2014


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Blake is widely considered one of the best schools in the state; however, to some students, the academics offered at Blake simply aren’t enough. While the majority of students are able to find challenge in all their courses at Blake, this isn’t the case with all. One of these exceptional students...

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