The Spectrum

Julia Shepard’s Page Experience

Julia Shepard’s Page Experience

Deniz Ercan-Fang, News Editor

March 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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...

Johnny Curran and James Ring explore professional sports industry

Whitney Hall, Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Over the last two weeks of school for their senior project, basketball fans Johhny Curran ’14, and James Ring ’14, will find out what it takes to put on a professional basketball game. They will be working alongside their former lacrosse coach who currently runs game day operations for both the ...

Drawing Connections

Maxine Whitely, Co-editor-in-chief

May 6, 2014

Robins Bay, Jamaica. Robert Teslow has summered in this small fishing and farming village for the past two summers, facilitating international networks and connections. Teslow volunteered as a painting and drawing teacher his first year there, and returned his second year ready to do more. The...

Half a Century at Blake

Anastacia Markoe, Opinions Editor

February 4, 2014

“In 2001 I retired after teaching at Blake for forty years, and realized, right away, that I didn’t want to be away from schools.” Few individuals could make such a statement, and yet we are fortunate enough to have in our midst Rod Anderson, who has taught at Blake since August of 1962. He has wit...

Meet the man who secures the school: Steve Haugh

Meet the man who secures the school: Steve Haugh

Anastacia Markoe, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013

Here it is, the article you have all been waiting for: a tell-all of the deep, dark secrets of the man affectionately dubbed Safari Steve. What’s really hidden beneath that seemingly innocuous cowboy hat? At the risk of disillusioning our student population, Steve Haugh is not, in fact, some sort o...

Lisa Sackreiter returns to Blake

Lisa Sackreiter returns to Blake

Brianna Pomonis, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2013

Q: For those who were new to the Upper School last year or this year, could you tell us a little about what you do here? A: I started teaching English at Blake in 1996 pretty fresh out of school. I taught English and started service learning programs (there already was community service), so I introduced...

A cultural exchange

A cultural exchange

Katya Tobak, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2013

Each year at Blake, there are always foreign exchange students that are an enormous, important part of the Blake community. The Blake School, being partners with Assist for five years, has often led to this exchange of students every year. Assist is a non-profit international and cultural exchange program...

“Can we go thrift shopping?”

Molly Apple, In-Depth Editor

April 25, 2013

Confined by flashy malls and indoor shopping centers, one can forget the thrill of sifting through piles of clothes on the hunt for the perfect second hand match to the rest of their department store outfit. Thrift: defined as “economizing,” “penny pinching,” and “saving,” sets a stereotype...

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