The Spectrum

Blake ranked best private school in Minnesota by Niche

Blake ranked best private school in Minnesota by Niche

Maggie Ankeny, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017


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     This year, our school received an award from Niche, a relatively small website based in Pittsburgh that reports on data about schools and neighborhoods for public knowledge. Blake was awarded the Best Private High School in Minnesota.      Using the National Center for Education Statistics, and user r...

Gender Sexuality Alliance petitions Supreme Court

Gender Sexuality Alliance petitions Supreme Court

Josie Lagerstrom, Features Editor

March 13, 2017


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     The Gender and Sexuality Alliance is writing an Amicus brief, a document filed by someone not involved with a case but with a strong interest in the matter, that adds additional information or arguments that the court might consider. Their brief will be sent to the Supreme Court in support of ...

Inauguration prompts processing

Inauguration prompts processing

Bennett Hawley and Gwyn Alexander

February 9, 2017


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The polarization of the 2016 presidential election was almost indisputable and is still being carried into today’s political climate. Despite the divide, the Upper School held a school wide viewing of the Presidential Inauguration in the Juliet Nelson Auditorium in effort to educate and inform our fa...

Photos from Women’s March

Photos from Women’s March

Miki Rierson, News Editor

February 7, 2017


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Derek Hitchner raises $3,000

Sophie Skallerud, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


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Derek Hitchner ’18 shows all of us that service does not need to be a chore but rather a great opportunity to use our passions to benefit others. Hitchner is known for his amazing golfing skills at Blake and will showcase those skills at Pepperdine University. Hitchner has helped the Blake varsity ...

Virtual reality in real life

Emma Clavin, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


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It was night. I was standing in the dried up river bed near a bunch of abandoned factories, scanning the burnt-out landscape with my flashlight. The beam from my flashlight suddenly illuminated the decrepit torso of a flesh-eating zombie lunging toward me, so I took out my hand gun and blew its ...

School watches inauguration, discussion and art follows

School watches inauguration, discussion and art follows

Chapel Puckett and Bennett Hawley

January 20, 2017


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The Blake Upper School students, faculty, and staff watched the 45th Presidential Inauguration live in the Juliet Nelson Auditorium in between morning and afternoon classes. Some students decided to exercise their right to walk out of the assembly, writing a letter to the administration beforehand...

Students pen letter to the administration

Students pen letter to the administration

Submitted by Hazel DeHarpporte

January 20, 2017


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Dear Blake Administration, During the highly-debated inaugural assembly, a group of Blake students from all grades are choosing to walk out. So as not to cause a disruption, we will leave quickly and quietly. We believe this is an effective form of protest because we would like to display our marginali...

Second pipe break in two months interrupts math final

Second pipe break in two months interrupts math final

Chapel Puckett, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2016


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In the middle of a math problem, the sirens blare, the lights flash, and the fire doors close. Math teachers yell, "leave the tests in the rooms!" Students, in disbelief, flood out into the streets, freezing cold and awaiting directions. All products of a sprinkler pipe break, the school had to evacuate...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

December 10, 2016


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Blood Drive: The blood drive was a success and met the goal of receiving 31 donations.If the student body keeps donating by april Forum will be eligible to receive $500 for reaching the requirements for blood donations.  The $500 would significantly increase the current funds Forum has: $0. Tah...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


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Academic Honesty: Forum planned to make an announcement during assembly to update the student body on Blake’s policy on cheating. Blood Drive: Last Friday’s blood drive had 32 people sign up and 25 donate. One problem with the blood drive is some people get turned away because of Iron deficiency...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016


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Biodegradable Utensils: The idea of having biodegradable utensils was proposed during this week's Forum meeting. Having biodegradable utensils would allow students to take their lunch out of the lunchroom for a club meeting or if they just don't enjoy eating in the lunchroom. Some problems with biod...

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