The Spectrum

Teachers Enjoy Lunch Outside

Social Studies teacher Maggie Bowman shares about her lunch experience saying,

Noor Naseer, Managing Editor

October 12, 2020

Students Elect Both Student Body President and Class Presidents

Sonia Baig gives her Student Body President speech at home.

Theo Liu, Sports Editor

October 1, 2020

Entering the unusual school year, Forum is attempting to bring normalcy back to Blake. Typically, Forum elections are in the spring, but with the shutdown of school, they decided to push elections back. Although this has delayed the start of Forum’s planning, they still plan to take on their regular d...

Seniors Remain Optimistic about New Traditions

Seniors paint the rock outside the West Entrance.

Maggie Seidel, Co-Business & Perspectives Editor

October 1, 2020

Experiencing a very unique ending to their junior year, as school was fully remote for the spring quarter, Solveig Bingham ‘21 shares, “It would be very special to incorporate past traditions this year, just as simple as saying the senior cheer.” COVID-19 has brought numerous changes to daily...

How the Administration Planned for School, Ensured Students’ Safety

How the Administration Planned for School, Ensured Students’ Safety

Noor Naseer, Managing Editor

October 1, 2020

Blake’s COVID-19 response team, consisting of Head of School Anne Stavney, Associate Head of School Anne Graybeal, Director of Transportation, Safety, & Security Mike Feinberg, Chief Financial & Operating Officer Dan Kelley, Director of Counseling Erin Adams, Director of Human Resources Lau...

Things You Need to Know Today: TASC

Seniors are allowed to use the JNA during their free time, such as TASC, so long as they maintain social distance and wear masks.

Emma Martinez Sutton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

Every Friday, no matter what color group's day it is, the typical advisory block will be used instead as TASC. Originally, students were told to spend the time in their advisories, but now they will be able to meet with teachers and attend club meetings. However, freshmen have a grade meeting tomorrow...

Things You Need to Know: Up and Down Staircases

Arrows indicate the direction which students are supposed to use the stairs.

Will Rosenblum, Multi-Media Editor

September 9, 2020

Upper School Director Joe Ruggiero says that the staircases by the Junior and Senior lounges are both "up" staircases to "beat the morning rush."  As students are going up to the second floor in high numbers in the morning, Ruggiero deemed that it would be safest to split the traffic between the two...

Students Experience New Lunchroom Guidelines In the Wake of Coronavirus

Students Experience New Lunchroom Guidelines In the Wake of Coronavirus

Sage Marmet, Creative Director

September 3, 2020

Tobin Spiller '22, Keaton Rannow '22, Wyatt Dayhoff '22 and others wait in line to enter the lunchroom.

SIAC Welcomes Students Back to School

SIAC makes fun posters to remind students to stay safe and keep their masks on. 

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

September 3, 2020

    Signs were surrounding the school to get students excited for the new school year.  ...

New AP Test Brings Challenges, Unknown Format

New AP Test Brings Challenges, Unknown Format

Shira Aronow and Anna Johns

May 14, 2020

Many students are uncertain about what to expect with this year’s new changes to the AP exams; however, the resources provided by Blake teachers and The College Board have made the transition easier. Andrew Chang ‘21 states that this year he is taking a different approach to preparing for the ...

City of Minneapolis Closes Parks, Removes Nets

City of Minneapolis Closes Parks, Removes Nets

Sonia Baig, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Since Governor Tim Walz issued the stay at home order on March 27, Minnesotans have had to find a new normal with socially distant activities.  While many originally turned to enjoying the outdoors in our state’s beautiful parks, outdoor activities are now being restricted in order to enforce best h...

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