The Spectrum

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


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Fall Fest: Fall Fest was a success with students enjoying both the donuts and being let out of study hall. Some ways to improve Fall Fest for next year might be to increase student turnout for the costume contest and have more activities. Missing School: Teachers have expressed that the two day brea...

AP Government class takes on congressional races

Zoe Wellik, Online Editor

November 6, 2016


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While all eyes have been on the presidential candidates leading up to election day, many go to the polls uninformed on their state's candidates. Even worse, candidates for other states typically remain completely anonymous to a given voter. To strengthen an idea of how important this knowledge can be...

Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight

Chapel Puckett and Additional reporting by: Josie Lagerstrom, Eva Berezovsky, Zoe Wellik

November 3, 2016


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The hole dug by construction workers on Tuesday for water main repares flooded with water from the domestic pipeline.

Setting the record straight

Setting the record straight

Chapel Puckett, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


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Students sitting in the dark, Elizabeth Ben-Ozilio stuck in the elevator, and no access to running water were all products of a complication with repairs of the main sewer line in front of the school on Tuesday, October 25.      These problems caused classes to be relocated for the rest of the T...

Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy

Drew Rosenblum, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


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Legacy Day is the only day of the year where all three campuses of The Blake School including every grade (1 through 12), over 100 volunteers, and every single faculty member all get together and help give back to the community through service.      For one day out of the 277 we are in school, the entire student ...

Ryder Cup brings lasting memories for students and faculty

Ryder Cup brings lasting memories for students and faculty

Maggie Ankeny, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


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The Ryder Cup is “a combination of a Renaissance Festival, a golf tournament, and a rock concert. Because it’s really loud. It’s really loud” said Jim Arnold, laughing to himself. The Ryder Cup is a golf tournament between European countries and the United States where the top 16 players in t...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


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Chess Club: Chess The Club was approved and will start this week. The club meets fridays after school and the faculty advisor is Steve. Kaback. The Chess Club would practice weekly, and participate in local tournaments along with the two state tournaments offered. The club would have approximately 10 me...

UPDATING STORY: Water line breaks, no classes for two and a half days

UPDATING STORY: Water line breaks, no classes for two and a half days

Chapel Puckett, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016


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UPDATING STORY: more information is being added throughout the week. 10/ 25: The Upper School lost power around 11 a.m. on Tuesday the 25 of October. There was no running water and no internet, so students were released from school. A water line broke near the front of the school on Kenwood Parkway,...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


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The Club Handbook: The Club Handbook will be released to club advisors and faculty members who have requested to see it. Some clubs have not responded to Forum’s request for an updated description, so Forum plans on keeping past years descriptions. Clubs that no longer exist have been deleted. T...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

October 10, 2016


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Student Alumni Connection Board: The Student Alumni Connection Board was proposed. This club provides a platform to connect alumni to students at blake. The club hopes to show the diversity of career choices students have by interviewing and talking with alumni. The club would also have a blog up...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


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The Halloween Costume Contest is scheduled to happen this year with a prize of candy. The Animal Awareness Club was proposed. The club’s purpose is to address global and local issues involving animals. Activities sponsored by the club include bake sales for endangered animals, trips to ani...

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Emily Hykes and Isaac Gittleman

September 29, 2016


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Over the summer, one of the middle school’s biggest assets–Aamoth Stadium–underwent some significant upgrades and the long-anticipated turf project was completed. Construction began on March 7th last year and finished August 15th this summer. 9700 square yards of turf material were brought in t...

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