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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

Upperclassmen Sense Traditions Slip In Lounges

Ben Lim, Opinions Editor December 19, 2021

Each grade has their own lounges. The seniors have the green chairs in the main entrance. Juniors have the blue couches by the west entrance. Sophomores have the benches in front of the NAR and freshmen...

Minnesota Offers Exciting Winter Fun

Minnesota Offers Exciting Winter Fun

Allyson Jay December 15, 2021

As the infamous Minnesotan winter starts to ramp up with the increasingly cool temperatures and the arrival of snow, many people are turning to traditional, and maybe new, sources of entertainment that...

SIACs, along with teacher leaders Mr. Menge and Ms. Bowman, meet in the NAR to discuss spirit initiatives and other plans to benefit the Blake community

School Spirit Lacks, SIAC Plans to Improve

Cleo Kilpatrick, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

   SIAC Luke Sugalski ‘22, claims, “Blake's school spirit is not great compared to a lot of schools and that’s a problem.” Aidan Krush '23, fellow SIAC, agrees and says, “Honestly I...

When asked about who made the decision, Eckhardt adds, everybody.  It was all the administrators coming together figuring out how we can make it the best experience for seniors doing their speeches and also for everybody to feel comfortable, that was ultimately in everybodys decision.

Sophomores Separate During Assembly

Betsy Fries, Creative Director November 7, 2021

     Due to the growing grade sizes and the limited space available, administrators have decided one day a week, roughly half of the sophomore class gets to sit in the JNA to watch senior speeches,...

Over Sept. 11-13, all four grades went on retreats.  Freshmen did team-building activities at school, sophmores walked downtown Minneapolis, juniors went to the Como Zoo, and seniors drove out to YMCA Camp St.Croix.

Retreats Return in Full Force, Receive Positive Response

Emily Rotenberg October 9, 2021

     After a year of hybrid and online learning, our community is back and ready to revive the numerous traditions lost throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In a typical school year, students participate...

In lieu of Legacy Day, bins have been placed at the West and East door to collect supplies.

Lower School Vaccine Rates Delay Legacy Day

Charlotte Opp, News Editor October 9, 2021

     After not having Legacy Day for the last year, due to Covid, students and faculty are ready to get the community back together. As Sarah Shah ‘25 says, “I was really looking forward to Legacy...

Juniors dine maskless in The Crosby Dining Room

New Schedule Update

Ben Lim September 29, 2021

Since Covid-19 began, Blake has had countless new schedules to try and accommodate both students’ and teachers’ needs. With the countless changes of schedules, it was no surprise that this year brought...

AP Tests Meet New Format

AP Tests Meet New Format

Amelia Bush, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

As the end of the year nears, the AP came and went as well. This year, the AP tests were mostly online, with some taking them in person, depending on the students grade level and the class that they are...

Community Says Goodbye to Beloved Upper School Teachers

Sage Marmet, Chad Woerner, and Betsy Fries June 2, 2021

Anne Rubin came to Blake as a grade dean six years ago after teaching at a variety of all-girls schools in Michigan, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. She will be working at the all-girls Castilleja School...

Class of 2022 Welcomes Bowman

Class of 2022 Welcomes Bowman

Catherine Zhang, Contributing Writer June 2, 2021

Next year, the Class of 2022 will be seeing Maggie Bowman as the face of their new grade dean. Bowman, who is currently a social studies teacher, is eager to take upon this role because of her enthusiasm...

Parent volunteers gave vaccines to students.

12-15 Year Olds Eligible for Vaccines

Evan Vezmar, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

In a major step towards returning to a normal school experience for students, the FDA approved the Pfizer-Bio-NTech vaccine for emergency use, meaning that the Pfizer vaccine can be administered to anyone...

Leading up to the end of the school year, students study for AP exams and finals as well as work on projects and homework in the library.

Full In-Person School Causes Workload Increase

Sofia Perlman, News Editor May 28, 2021

Since returning to full in-person school, many students have noticed an increase in the workload. This increase, combined with the transition to a new schedule and all in-person classes has placed students...

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