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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Lack of AP English Options Frustrates

Lack of AP English Options Frustrates

Zoey Ueland, Student Life Editor April 29, 2022

      While I’m not that far into high school, I have heard one recurring theme, “choose classes that you will feel confident in while also challenging yourself.” For me this has always been humanities....

Dangers of the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Ahan Devgun, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

     On March 8, 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis passed the Parental Rights in Education bill, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by its opponents. However, the “Don't Say Gay” bill...

UPenn Swimmer Deserves Fairness, Respect

UPenn Swimmer Deserves Fairness, Respect

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

     In recent months, Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer from the University of Pennsylvania, has quickly become a hot topic, pushing the question of what fair sports competition should look like to...

5 Takeaways from The Theory of Relativity

Ben Lim, Contributing Writer April 16, 2022

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to see the Musical, The Theory of Relativity. The production was a fun, lowkey experience that only lasted an hour and 30 minutes. After thinking about the play...

Media About The Olympics Hurts Athletes, Decreases Enjoyment

Evan Vezmar, Opinions Editor March 10, 2022

       The Tokyo 2020 Olympics was the first time I was able to watch the Olympic Games on television. NBC made it easy to access events and results and I was able to watch certain events like fencing...

Why LGBTQ+ Education Matters

Bernadette Whitely, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2022

From “safe space” stickers on classroom doors, the large pride flag displayed directly across from the science wing entrance, to the multitude of LGBTQ+ affinity groups, our community has made efforts...

Things I Wish I Knew Before Registering For Courses

Sage Marmet, Editor Emeritus March 10, 2022

 To set the record straight, I am happy with the classes that I’ve taken at the Upper School. I have been challenged, interested, and pushed in each of my classes, growing me into the learner and individual...

The Test-Optional Problem

The Test-Optional Problem

Chad Woerner, Contributing Writer March 8, 2022

Though the pandemic has exacerbated the rate at which many colleges and universities are going test-optional for each successive application cycle, standardized tests are important and largely objective...

Billionaire Space Race Avoids Facing Consequences

Billionaire Space Race Avoids Facing Consequences

Samantha Singh, Contributing Writer February 3, 2022

On December 19th, 2021, the Falcon 9 rocket, a private vehicle owned by SpaceX, was launched, alleviating sustainability concerns regarding space exploration with the end goal of colonizing Mars. Suddenly,...

“Don’t Look Up” Movie Review

Sofia Perlman, Perspectives Editor February 3, 2022

         The recent Netflix movie Don’t Look Up forces its viewers to examine our society and future consequences of our current lifestyle. Despite the movie's mixed reviews with many either...

ALICE Drills Pose Risk to Students

ALICE Drills Pose Risk to Students

Winnie Ulland, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

With more reports of school shootings every year, Blake has decided to implement federally endorsed lockdown drills in the hopes of ensuring the safety of their students should anything happen. ALICE,...

Native American Heritage Recognition

Native American Heritage Recognition

Ahan Devgun, Staff Writer January 19, 2022

Now that November is coming to a close and the red and orange leaves are falling off the trees, it's important to remember that November is Native American Heritage Month. According to the National Congress...

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