The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

A clip from a scene in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). All rights reserved to Warner Brothers Studios.

Wife Beater Thursday!

Anisa Thompson, Contributing Writer October 14, 2021

On a beach themed day during the week of Homecoming, I was sitting in class wearing a white tank top with a beach-esque skirt. Upon entering, one of my classmates demanded that I wear my tank top the next...

10 Thoughts About Homecoming

10 Thoughts About Homecoming

Kate Rekas October 8, 2021

Despite the wet and gloomy weather that plagued the hours leading up to the dance, the weather during the actual dance was perfect, warm but still breezy, with not a drop of rain in sight. The...

New Schedule Brings Regularity, Flexibility to All In-person Learning

New Schedule Brings Regularity, Flexibility to All In-person Learning

Mina Rossi, Contributing Writer October 7, 2021

Last year’s constant schedule changes have made me more appreciative of the consistency in this year's schedule. Although there are certain aspects of the schedule that I believe still need to be adjusted,...

Shang-Chi plays in theaters, pictured here at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis.

Shang-Chi Leaves Viewers Content With Well-Done Plot, Characters

Eshaan Ambrose, Contributing Writer October 7, 2021

There are very few movies without mistakes and room for improvement, but Shang-Chi may very well be one of them. Like other “One-off” films such as Antman or Black Panther, this is easy for people...

Kanye West’s Recent Album Donda Receives Largely Mixed Reactions

Kanye West’s Recent Album ‘Donda’ Receives Largely Mixed Reactions

Naomi Solan, Contributing Writer October 7, 2021

As you all know, Donda is Kanye West’s newest studio LP, in tribute to his mother. Kanye is already an extremely perceived individual, and almost everyone has formed their own opinions on him. The lead...

Autumn Aesthetic Brings Comfort, Coziness

Autumn Aesthetic Brings Comfort, Coziness

Kyra Sharma & Ruhi Kurdikar, Contributing Writers September 29, 2021

     Red, orange, and yellow. The gorgeous colors we see as fall approaches. The blissful  idea of sitting in a warm blanket, drinking a latte, and watching the leaves change colors. All the holidays...

Ella Chester also attended Camp Ramah this summer. She’s pictured here at curtain call participating in her age group’s play.

A Life-Changing Summer at Camp

Yoni Zacks, Contributing Writer September 29, 2021

Summer Camp. What do you think about when you hear those two words? I think about spending lots of time every summer at my summer camp, Camp Ramah in Conover, Wisconsin. I've been attending Ramah for 7...

Are Masks Needed?

Chad Woerner, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

In light of the spread of the delta variant throughout the US in recent weeks, on July 27th, the CDC recommended that masks, regardless of vaccinated status, be worn in indoor spaces in counties with high...

Students Desire More Communication About School Masking Policies, COVID Protocols

Students Desire More Communication About School Masking Policies, COVID Protocols

Bernadette Whitely September 29, 2021

As Oct. 1 approaches, Blake continues to reevaluate their mask policies and mandates in order to keep the community safe. Both vaccinations and masks have been controversial topics, with high levels of...

COVID-19’s Effect on Teenagers, Socialization

COVID-19’s Effect on Teenagers, Socialization

Mallika Malaviya, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Although unexpected, increased isolation caused by the pandemic has resulted in teenagers becoming more social than they were previously. Being a teenager is often defined by lots of socialization, and...

TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition

TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition

Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor May 28, 2021

TikTok has exploded since its creation in 2016, and with it, the world has entered a new era in music creation. A massive component of the media sensation has been music, as trends that fuel content on...

Seniors Share Advice and Reflect

Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor May 28, 2021

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO YOUR FRESHMAN SELF? Tommy, you have so much room to grow. Don’t be afraid to go after all the opportunities Blake has to offer. It all will turn out ok.” - Tommy Pan I would...

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