The Spectrum

White Earth

Carolyn Patterson, Photographer

October 1, 2012


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The road was tired and gray, winding its way past various houses, also tired and gray. The hours moved slowly, the people there moving even slower. With little help and support from the outside world, the life and color of the Native Americans on the White Earth Indian Reservation was slowly being sucked...

El Centro

Laine Higgins, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2012


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This summer I volunteered for the Siembra pre-school program at El Centro, a Hispanic community center on Chicago Avenue.  I walked into the lobby on my first day expecting to say “hola” to the receptionist, but instead I was greeted with a “hello.” Throughout my first week the same thing...

“Home”

Eva Duckler, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2012


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Home. In one swift action I drop my hefty duffle, shut the door. I am faced head on with this sad reality. Looking into the abyss of my unmade bed, wrappers and stray papers leftover from finals, my eyes snap shut. A feverish swirl of senses: visions of stargazing and the scent of rich redwoods, a chorus...

Volunteering at Majestic Hills Ranch

Caitlin Duffy

October 1, 2012


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It’s not often that I meet someone who can change my perspective on life. However, this past summer, I met a young girl who did just that. Ava is five years old. She was born weighing less than a pound of butter and measuring only eleven inches long, about the length of a piece of notebook paper....

On Happiness

Alex Lovaas, Page Editor

October 1, 2012


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Sometimes it is best to not look for anything and stroll down the street with an open mind and open heart eager for any opportunity. That’s the problem with none, no one goes out with the anticipation of going on an unknown adventure. Everyone has a set plane with set dates, times, attire and guest...

Our Responsibility: Earth Day 2012

Our Responsibility: Earth Day 2012

Jonah Sandy, Page Editor

May 3, 2012


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In last month’s 21 Jump Street, two immature police officers return to high school to find the source of a new drug that seems to be all the rage amongst the youngins. They are shocked to find that what now constitutes “cool” is liberalism, multiculturalism and, yes, environmentalism. Indeed, minus...

Earth Day matters

Earth Day matters

Alex Lovaas '14, Page Editor

April 27, 2012


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On April 22 at the Blake School (when the date doesn’t fall on a weekend), all the lights are half lit and the shuffling of footsteps lingers throughout the hallway. To some it may seem like an eerie scene from a horror movie, but it is quite the opposite. The school does not turn off the lights for...

Freshmen not only new addition to the lunch room

Rachel Hertzberg '15, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2011


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This year, the upper school gained a new executive chef, Paul Babel, whom I met with in his office by the cafeteria. “My opinion of the Blake lunches is [that] you guys get a lot more choices than other schools, and that adds to the color and nutrition,” he says. Babel spent six years at the Blake...

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