The Spectrum

Students assess reasons behind their course decisions

Students assess reasons behind their course decisions

Sam Gittleman, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2015


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The day has recently passed when students of the Upper School must finalize their course selections for next year. With pressure mounting to impress colleges as sophomores’ schedules become flexible, and as freshman are granted the choice between the newly introduced APUSH and alternative US History...

Doing activities for joy

Doing activities for joy

Michael Malecha, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015


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As students progress further into high school, the looming gates of college and the world beyond home draw nearer and become more powerful as each day passes. Students undeniably have always and will continue to take specific classes, participate in specific extracurricular activities, and shape their...

Walker ‘Radical Presence’ informs with art

Fatiya Kedir, Opinions Editor

February 10, 2015


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     When you imagine art museums, usually the first people that come to mind are artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, or Da Vinci. All are important, yet oddly similar characters in the way that they’re fairly wealthy, white, older men.      Art, according to Webster Dictionary, “is the expression or ...

Impact of Community of Concern at Blake

Eva Motolinia, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2014


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  The Community of Concern was created eight years ago by parents of children enrolled in independent schools. It served as a way for guardians to get information regarding questions to ask their middle and high school students about alcohol and drug abuse. As the Community of Concern grew among sch...

Ninth graders required to attend drug meeting

September 30, 2014


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With the transition from the middle school to the high school, the start of freshman year can be intimidating, and the mandatory meeting on the consequences of doing drugs only adds to this pressure. The meeting states the school’s response and the legal penalties of drug use at Blake and as a teen...

Fashion Trends and Behaviors

Lucy Nelson, Staff Writer

February 4, 2014


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  We all know that the Blake school has class. Multiple pairs of Jordans can be spotted in the halls and selfies are taken at every time of the day. Where do these trends sprout from? Tyler Jackson ‘16 has an answer to that question: “If Lebron wears a pair of shoes, guys are gonna be like...

Celebrity Influence at Blake

Sage Bergerson, Staff Writer

February 4, 2014


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Seven and a half million celebrity magazines are sold each week in America, that’s eight hundred and twenty five million pages absorbed per week. This is one way media can craft celebrities into our idols and examples of successful people. Drawing nearly as much inspiration from these figures as ou...

A Valentine’s Message From the Spectrum Archives

Annie Peterson '11, Molly Apple, Alumni, Editor

February 1, 2013


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With Valentine's Day fast approaching the Spectrum staff thought we'd give you a little blast from the past; here is an article from Blake alum Annie Peterson '11 about the dating culture at blake. Do you remember your first crush? For many, this question conjures images of chasing a classmate ar...

Seniors reflect on the college application process

November 29, 2012


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by Greg Lim '15 Fall semester: a time of reuniting with friends, the Metrodome, and a promising look into the future for Blake seniors as they begin the long arduous process of college apps in the pursuit of higher education and enlightenment. For the unwitting freshmen that don’t know what the ...

ELECTION 2012: Voter ID Amendment

ELECTION 2012: Voter ID Amendment

Sully Whitely, Page Editor

November 5, 2012


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When it comes to the voter ID amendment, do you know what your vote really means?  The Spectrum summarizes arguments for and against the amendment and the implications of voting “yes” or “no” before Blake students and faculty head to the polls on Election Day. Text as it will appear on th...

ELECTION 2012: Marriage Amendment

ELECTION 2012: Marriage Amendment

Sully Whitely, Page Editor

November 5, 2012


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When it comes to the marriage amendment, do you know what your vote really means?  The Spectrum summarizes arguments for and against the marriage amendment and the implications of voting "yes" or "no" before Blake students and faculty head to the polls on Election Day. Text as it will appear on th...

I, Too, Sing America

Dominic Leblanc

October 1, 2012


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Stumbling Blindly   “No way,” They say “Not possible” As I try Try harder than I ever have Getting better Faster Stronger   Someday, I’ll be there Up at the top Where the best lie In wait For the newcomer   I’ll be...

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