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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Simple Bases with Personalized Toppings Offer Best Breakfast Before Big Day

Simple Bases with Personalized Toppings Offer Best Breakfast Before Big Day

Charlotte Palmby and Sophia Peterson , Contributing Writers June 1, 2022

Everyone has their specific foods they like and dislike. Some people like salty things, some like sweet. But in the morning before school sometimes there just isn’t enough time to eat those homemade...

The frothy top of the drink is its signature feature which happens from the high pouring angle technique.

Relaxing Malaysian Winter Drink

Daria Haner, Contributing Writer February 3, 2022

You have just arrived home after a long day at school and extracurriculars, dreading your upcoming evening of homework and that essay that you completely forgot about. Rather than directly sitting down...

Trader Joes Delicious Favorites

Trader Joe’s Delicious Favorites

Emily Rotenberg and Sage Marmet , Editor Emeriti February 3, 2022

I was introduced to the Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Mix by one of my good friends. One day I heard her talking about how much she loved the mix so I knew I had to try it. I have always loved pumpkin bread...

Size small drinks are compared from left to right: hot chocolate, ice black coffee, green tea lemonade, and iced chai latte.

Comparing Coffee Shop Chains: Caribou vs. Starbucks Face-off

Allyson Jay and Lilly Anderson , Managing Editor and Contributing Writer February 3, 2022

The ongoing famous debate: Caribou vs Starbucks. Which is better? We ventured out to Edina, MN where we compared two different drinks: hot chocolate and iced black coffee. For each of the drinks, we purchased...

Embrace Jewish Culture Via Various Foods, Tastes

Embrace Jewish Culture Via Various Foods, Tastes

Sage Marmet and Emily Rotenberg December 15, 2021

Food is a very important part of being Jewish. It allows us to learn about and appreciate the culture and traditions of our ancestors while simultaneously connecting us to Jews around the world. Because...

Ginger Cookies Deck the Kitchen Counter

Ginger Cookies Deck the Kitchen Counter

Kate Rekas, Opinions Editor December 15, 2021

In celebration of the Holiday season and in preparation for my Winter Break Christmas festivities, I set out to make a classic and — hopefully near perfect — ginger cookie. I’ve always loved ginger...

Not Your Typical Cake: Milk Bars Nationwide Delivery Delights Birthday Celebrants

Not Your Typical Cake: Milk Bar’s Nationwide Delivery Delights Birthday Celebrants

Amelia Bush, Staff Writer December 11, 2021

The New York bakery Milk Bar has taken social media by storm with its trendy, unique and aesthetic cakes that provide an interesting twist on the classic birthday cake and other confections. I purchased...

At-Home Dining Experience Maintains Taste, Preserves Diners Health

At-Home Dining Experience Maintains Taste, Preserves Diners’ Health

Jason Rotenberg, Contributing Writer December 9, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, take-out may be the safest and preferable option for some diners. If that is the experience you desire, Campiello is the perfect place to pick up food to eat at home. When...

Frozen Pizza Competition: Digiorno Pizza Prevails

Frozen Pizza Competition: Digiorno Pizza Prevails

Ethan Klaiman & Sawyer Guider, Contributing Writers December 2, 2021

Digiorno Pizza does a stellar job proving that it is in fact not delivery, and its pizza holds it accountable to this title. We ate two pizzas, one being the Red Baron pizza which was severely outclassed...

Nutritious Juice Chain Offers Flavorful Breakfast

Nutritious Juice Chain Offers Flavorful Breakfast

Rowan Wallin & Maggie Seidel, News Editor & Managing Editor December 2, 2021

Clean Juice is a chain, health conscious breakfast, smoothie, and juice destination. Its 50 & France location just opened this fall. We ordered the Pink Cold-Pressed Organic Juice, Avocado Toast, and...

Oats Obsession: Kitchen Staple Ingredient Fuels

Oats Obsession: Kitchen Staple Ingredient Fuels

Kaylee Chen, Contributing Writer December 2, 2021

APPLE PIE BAKED OATS Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats 1/3 cup milk of choice (I used almond.) 1/4 cup applesauce  1/2 tbsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking powder Pinch...

The Eggos pancakes are pictured on the bottom left plate and the homemade pancakes are featured on the upper right plate.

Homemade Pancakes Eclipse Frozen Counterpart

Jason Rotenberg, Contributing Writer December 2, 2021

I regularly enjoy pancakes, and I am always confronted with the choice between frozen versus homemade pancakes made with a baking mix. After conducting a complete comparison, I have concluded that my homemade...

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