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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Voice of the Staff

Spectrum Staff September 29, 2022

It's time to BeReal! There's a new social media app that teens and young adults are obsessed with. This app was designed for people to show an authentic un-edited photo from their everyday life. BeReal...

Legacy Day: Created For Community

Legacy Day: Created For Community

Steven Cao and Tarun Gopalakrishnan September 29, 2022

With Legacy Day around the corner, its return has sparked many mixed emotions around the community.  This year’s Legacy Day feels different than most years, due to the fact that last year’s Legacy...

Where The Crawdads Sing Soars, Excites Audience

‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ Soars, Excites Audience

Sonia Lerner, Contributing Writer September 29, 2022

The movie adaptation of Where The Crawdads Sing, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Taylor John Smith, hit theaters mid-July. Critics say that Edgar-Jones fell short in terms of doing justice to main character...

2022 Start of School Rants & Raves

Zoey Ueland, Sofia Perlman, and Ali Hecker August 30, 2022

   Rave: Seeing people you haven't seen in a while   After a long summer break, there is nothing better than seeing people that you lost connection with over the summer. Maintaining friendships...

Immunocompromised Remain at Risk

Samantha Singh, Contributing Writer June 1, 2022

     Officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) have recently encouraged continuous masking to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, despite the absence of the mask mandate. While the Blake administration...

Imbalance in Sports Media Unfairly Promotes Football

Yoni Zacks, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

      How many of you know who Connor McDavid is? How many of you know who Tom Brady is? Probably more for Tom Brady. Why do you think that is? Well, it likely has something to do with the amount of...

Blake Bubble Hurts Diversity of Opinions

Sam Tomczik, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

     Blake strives to be a pluralistic community, representative of many different perspectives. Yet, its community seems to not be able to have conversations fully inclusive of all opinions. While...

Slow Down in Fast-Moving High School

Bernadette Whitely, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2022

     When I started to write this article, I was going to offer some hopefully wise pieces of advice that I have learned from being at Blake since Pre-K. However, as I began to write, it felt like I...

Overturning ‘Roe v. Wade’ Endangers, Harms Marginalized

Bernadette Whitely, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2022

     On Monday, May 2, Politico published a story about a leaked draft majority opinion from the Supreme Court that would strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The draft opinion is a total...

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...

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