The Spectrum

Eboo Patel speaks on interfaith cooperation, acceptance

Eboo Patel speaks on interfaith cooperation, acceptance

Kaitlyn Saldanha, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


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Eboo Patel spoke on November 15 on religious pluralism and interfaith cooperation. Emphasizing on the power of finding inspiration in varying faith leaders, he uses stories of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to urge the audience to pay attention to the ways in which political ...

Shenelle Haines

Shenelle Haines

Josie Lagerstrom and Fiona Duffy

November 20, 2017


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Shenelle Haines was the Blake Tech Department's new edition last year. She worked at Circuit City as a manager, and then as an Apple Genius for eight years, most of the time as a Genius Leader. Working in a male dominated industry did not keep her down, as she worked as an administrator in charge of...

Eboo Patel discusses pluralism during Symposium

Rex Shen, News Editor

November 16, 2017


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Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

William Lyman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


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Phan Thi Kim Phúc, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, published author,  international speaker, and founder of a successful nonprofit visited Blake on Wednesday, October 11.  After surviving a napalm bombing on her village at the age of nine, she sustained injuries that marked the beginning of an inspirati...

Eva Motolinia: undefined by disability

Eva Motolinia: undefined by disability

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

October 31, 2017


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Were you nervous prior to delivering your speech? Oh, yes. I have stage fright, but what was scary about giving a speech about my disability was that I’ve never really talked about it openly with other people other than my really close friends. I don’t even have to talk about it with my family becau...

The Las Vegas shooting confronts gun-control debate

Joshua Enebo, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2017


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      On the night of October 1, 2017, a shooter opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay across the street from the Route 91 Harvest Festival during which Jason Aldean was performing. Veterans and citizens worked together to remedy the scene, send survivors to help and care for the wounde...

All genders welcome: Bathrooms to accommodate Blake’s spectrum of identities

All genders welcome: Bathrooms to accommodate Blake’s spectrum of identities

Kelly Brakken, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


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This archived article was originally published in the print edition of Spectrum on October 28, 2014. It is important for Blake to be an inclusive community for all people. Through clubs such as GSA and Justice League, we have begun to build a (small, imperfect) support group for minority students. All o...

Blake Bears Basketball season forthcoming! Stay tuned.

Rex Shen, News Editor

October 19, 2017


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For the fall season will come to its end, the winter season will begin. Check out the Blake Bears Basketball team coming soon... ...

Profile: Abby Barney

Profile: Abby Barney

Fiona Duffy, Photo Editor

October 17, 2017


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As Jonathan Osters, current math teacher, takes paternity leave following the birth of his son, Abby Barney will take his place for the next six weeks. Barney will teach two sections of AP Statistics.

Bake sale supports Harvey victims

Jack Prince, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2017


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Hurricane Harvey was a devastating tropical storm that swept through Texas during the beginning of September. The storm was classified as a hurricane from August 25, 2017 through September 2nd, 2017. The category three hurricane claimed 71 lives as the 115 mph winds and the 50 inches of rain batter...

Bigger, Better

Blake Brazner, Sports Editor

October 16, 2017


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Say “goodbye” to multiple trips, but be prepared to say “hello” to longer lines. A new school year brings new changes, but none may be bigger than the addition of larger cups in the cafeteria. After years of complaints regarding the rather small sized cups in the lunchroom, students are g...

Senior class of 2018: Bringing the fun

Senior class  of 2018: Bringing the fun

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director

October 3, 2017


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Students come in three breeds upon returning to school: there are those who exude optimism, those who count down the days until next summer before classes even begin, and those who battle to balance positivity and angst. Regardless of which attitude a student displays, the choice to attend school or ...

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