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Stanford Survey Seeks Stress Solutions …and a new online service is on a trial run

Stanford Survey Seeks Stress Solutions …and a new online service is on a trial run

Margaret Graham, Staff Writer

June 1, 2012


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The entire Blake student body recently took a survey conducted by researchers from Stanford University on the topic of stress. Senior class dean Jim Mahoney heard about the opportunity to administer the survey from faculty at a school in San Francisco. This California school also uses Rjenda, a system...

Blake meets Cedar House in South Africa

Blake meets Cedar House in South Africa

Kelsey Hayes, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2012


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Over Spring Break, 17 sophomores and juniors and 4 chaperones flew over 10,000 miles to Cape Town, South Africa to participate in an exchange program. For two weeks, Blake students lived with host families, attending a few classes at Cedar House School in Cape Town, and hitting the Town to go on excursions....

Competition with Breck encourages blood donations

Competition with Breck encourages blood donations

Julia Rock, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2012


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Last week, students at Blake had yet another opportunity to make a difference in the community. On Friday, April 20, Memorial Blood Center conducted a blood drive at Blake, collecting from students, teachers, and parents who wished to donate. As Ninth Grade Dean Ben Temple noted, “It is a very simple...

Off to the Races: Blake’s biennial Classic poised for another year of fundraising

Laine Higgins '13, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2012


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The Bi-Annual Blake Classic is coming up on May 5. This year’s Derby Classic will be Blake’s 13th all-school fundraiser, a tradition that got its start in 1995. Every other year, parents gather to socialize with Blake parents from all three campuses and bid in the silent and live auctions. Blake has ...

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty visits Blake

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty visits Blake

Connor Slocum, Staff Writer

April 27, 2012


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On the fourteenth of March, the former two-term governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty visited our school for a speech about the role of young people in the future of our country, as well as education in our state. He gave a brief, twenty minute speech about what on his experience growing up and the value...

Jim Lindsay retires, replaced by Rathmann

Beatrice Lim '13, Staff Writer

March 15, 2012


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Jim Lindsay, director of Blake’s athletics department, will be retiring this year after many years of service to the school community. The administration will replace him with Nick Rathmann, a social studies teacher at the Middle School. Rathmann is currently the boys’ varsity basketball coach, and the...

Students Attend Iowa Caucus

Noah Abramovitz '14, Staff Writer

January 24, 2012


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Earlier this month, a group of twenty-five Blake students and four teachers traveled to Des Moines, Iowa to experience the Iowa Caucus firsthand. Caucuses are the first in a long string of such events intended to choose presidential candidates for both parties. A caucus is different from a normal p...

Swearing Increases Stress, Study Reports

Jason Shu '15, Contibuting Writer

November 5, 2011


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Do you swear when stressed out? Alleviating stress may seem like a legitimate reason to let curse words fly when you have so much homework. A new study, however, suggests that swearing may actually increase your stress levels. New research from the University of Bristol in England shows that swearing...

Correction regarding cost of middle school renovation

September 29, 2011


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The subtitle incorrectly quantified the total cost of the proposed middle school renovations. Rather, the figured mentioned of $10 million would only cover the earliest stages of construction. The whole project will cost significantly more. Spectrum apologizes for this egregious error in titling.

Hot and Humid

July 16, 2011


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After torrential rain, a sauna enveloped Washington Avenue erasing wrinkled dress shirts and steaming pores.

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