The Spectrum

Johnny Curran and James Ring explore professional sports industry

Whitney Hall, Staff Writer

May 28, 2014


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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


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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


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“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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Tea, anyone?

Tea, anyone?

March 14, 2013


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Tea expert and Blake alum David Duckler '05 returned to the familiar walls of the the Blake upper school this past week to share his knowledge with India-Pakistan and China-Japan students. Surprisingly enough, the history of tea--specifically black tea and chai--are closely related in the aforement...

Sory’s Story: An Interview with Blake’s French Intern

Sory’s Story: An Interview with Blake’s French Intern

Raine Robichaud, Staff Writer

March 14, 2013


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Endless ambition and passion are two of the many wonderful traits of Blake's very own French intern, Sory. These same traits are responsible for leading Sory into our lives here in Minnesota. French teacher Ms. Cassavante recognizes his unbelievable perseverance in his quest to teach and learn in the...

Student Musician Meghna Kaul ’14 plays in State Honor Band

Claire Carpenter, Page Editor

November 13, 2012


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This Saturday, November 10th, junior and clarinet player Meghna Kaul had the honor of performing with other talented musicians from across the state in the St. Olaf College Honor Band. She was nominated to the band by Upper School Band Director Brian Olson. While it is an honor to even be nominated ...

Blake Welcomes Lucy to the Community

Blake Welcomes Lucy to the Community

Henry Warren, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2012


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Among the many new faces in the halls this year are some very interesting people with some very interesting backgrounds. Though foreign exchange students are nothing new in the Blake community, each foreign exchange student has a unique insight into the society that we live in and brings a new energy...

Interview with Mr. Hickey

Austin Rae, Staff Writer

September 21, 2012


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Where were you prior to Blake, and why did you choose to come to Blake? Mr. Hickey worked at a software company called the Nerdery making iOS apps for the iPhone and iPad. He did not enjoy spending eight hours a day staring at a computer and decided that a school was a much better place for him. ...

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