The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

‘22 Reminisces, Shares Upper School Memories

Ahan Devgun, Contributing Writer October 10, 2021

Seniors Offer Advice, Widsom to Underclassmen

Evan Vezmar, News Editor October 10, 2021

As the oldest and most experienced grade at the Upper School, the Class of 2022 has faced all of the ups and downs of high school and has gained all sorts of knowledge through various successes and failures....

Various Seniors Find Successes, Tackle Adversity

Various Seniors Find Successes, Tackle Adversity

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2021

Senior Class of ‘22 pictured throughout various years at the Upper School, featuring academic successes, athletic successes, school dances, grade retreats, advisory time, and much more. After 18 months of irregularity, the Class of ‘22 returns to a “new normal” for their last year at Blake and enjoyed a final in-person grade retreat on Sunday, Sept. 12

Bada22: Class of 2022

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2021

Bowman joins the Class of 2022 as the new grade dean for their senior year

New 2022 Grade Dean Fosters Community

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer October 10, 2021

Maggie Bowman is hardly a new face to the Blake community, but this year she is taking on a new position as the Class of 2022's Grade Dean. Bowman has been a part of the Social Studies Department for the...

“I wasnt motivated to sell clothes to combat fast fashion as I didn’t know too much about it. but I now have learned A lot more about the detrimental effects from it, and am now much more aware of it. And it’s just one more reason to buy and sell used clothes.” - Reina Ackerberg 22

Students Sell Clothes Online, Share Thoughts

June 2, 2021

According to an article from JSTOR, Daily, Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually, 80 pounds per person, primarily due to the emergence of the cheap, disposable clothing called...

Reselling Apps Gain Popularity, Different Platforms Have Varied Benefits

Reselling Apps Gain Popularity, Different Platforms Have Varied Benefits

Nya Manneh June 2, 2021

Fashion is dangerous to the environment because of the time it takes for textiles to break down and the resources used, but as the interest for clothing rises rapidly, it's starting to be produced twice...

The Industrial Revolution continues to have a significant effect on production and merchandizing habits. Above, the graphic displays pivotal changes in the fashion industry throughout the past two centuries.

Fast Fashion Dresses Students Despite Known Harmful Effects of Practices

Eliot Mitchell, Contributing Writer June 2, 2021

Flashback to the year 1966: down the block and by the harbor, women confidently parade their colorful, paper-made shift dresses and mini skirts. Inspired by a campaign, the trend of garments made of paper...

Zoe Feldshon ‘21, Jack Crow ‘21, and Amanda Ward ‘21 sit in the senior lounge during block 3.

Senior Class Mourns Loss of Traditions, Memories

Jack Prince, Editor Emeritus April 30, 2021

The point of traditions is to bring people of different backgrounds together over a shared love of an activity. A focal point of being a senior at Blake is less about the title and more about the traditions...

Jake Gearhart ‘21 watches senior speeches during advisory on the steps in the Carlson Commons near the science wing. Senior speeches and significant school events are often broadcast on this screen.

Capstone Senior Project Survives Pandemic School

Brooke Lee & Jenna Thrasher, Contributing Writers April 30, 2021

Each year, the senior project signals the end of the Upper School journey for all twelfth graders. The Project isn't a code word for getting out two weeks earlier to bypass finals; rather, it is a time...

Kyra Reese ‘21 makes a donation to the senior class gift in the senior lounge.

Class of 2021 Maintains Tradition of Annual Senior Gift

James Prince, Games & Ads Editor April 30, 2021

A bench, a window, and even a wooden bear are examples of the long-standing tradition of a graduating class gift. Some of these, like the gothic pew from the Class of 1924 that resides in the senior lounge,...

Blake Senior game masters run the @blakeseniorassassins Instagram account that updates game participants.

Assassins Provides Semblance of Normalcy, Excitement

Carly Shoemate, Contributing Writer April 30, 2021

Assassins is a springtime tradition at Blake and a number of other schools in Minnesota and across the country. The Nerf-war type game consists of a number of teams, generally ranging from three to five...

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