The Spectrum

Tea, anyone?

Tea, anyone?

March 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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. ...

From Carnegie Hall back to Blake, Michael Noaker sings

Emily Moore '13, Managing Editor

April 27, 2012

It’s certain that you’ve seen him amid other vocalists, lined across the risers in the Juliet Nelson Auditorium, while singing in perfect harmony, wowing their audience, but the extent to which Mike Noaker’13 participates in choral groups outside of Blake, is relatively unknown. It was during th...

Minnesota Youth Symphony celebrates 40th anniversary

Janice Chung '15, Page Editor

April 27, 2012

Welcome to the world of the young musicians, a community of close friends throughout Minnesota who connect with each other through the music they play. For many of us, classical music can be a difficult and even a boring genre to approach, as we are more accustomed to listen to hip-hop, rock and country...

Emily Longley breaks a sweat

Emily Longley breaks a sweat

Janhawi Kelkar, Page Editor

April 17, 2012

In a season when most athletes are bundling up and hitting the ski slopes, Blake runners like are hitting the slopes—of Kenwood. Winter may not seem like the ideal time to be out running, but the cold months after the Cross Country season offer runners cool temperatures and plenty of time to keep ...

Mr. Graham Goes to India

Sully Whitely '14, Page Editor

January 24, 2012

As the first semester comes to a close, changes come with the new (and final) semester. One of those changes will be saying good-bye to Mr. Graham for a while as he takes India. But the biggest question? What exactly is Mr. Graham doing there? Spectrum: What exactly are you doing in India? Mr....

Mayan Holy Book and Translating into verse

Abby Smith '15, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2012

Popol Vuh is the creation story and the epic quest tale of the Mayan people. Scholars, who translated it into prose, have only translated it twice. Mike Bazzett, will be first in the world to translate Popol Vuh into verse, taking the project under his wing during the second semester. “The Mayan’s...

Thanksgiving Assembly 2011

Thanksgiving Assembly 2011

Kevin Hayes '14, Online Editor

December 6, 2011

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Stand Up Speak Out

Dharani Persaud '13, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2011

Justice League is a group of students started last year that is dedicated to social justice of all kinds, they deal with racism, homophobia, sexism, ageism, ableism or any other oppression created in our community and surrounding areas. This year it’s stronger than ever. This summer we participated...

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