The Spectrum

Nothing rhymes with orange

Nothing rhymes with orange

Isaac Gittleman, Online Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

The moment my stomach is full from a yearly Thanksgiving feast, the Christmas spirit starts up, bringing the season’s greetings to ads, products, nearly everything. It is hard to think of a Minnesota winter without Christmas lights, carols in ads on TV, and the best part––Christmas break. ...

Global Local letter to the editor

Global Local letter to the editor

KK Haug and Ali Fine

December 13, 2018


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In our Global Local class, we look into the problems happening around the world and discuss them. We then, in small groups, are able to choose a topic to look into more and create an action plan to help.  We chose cancer funding and the stress that the costs of cancer treatments have on patients and...

Bring on Black Friday

Alana Foster-Smith, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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As the Black Friday season comes and goes, the different opinions regarding the shopping holiday of the year come through. Some may think that it takes away from Thanksgiving or that perhaps the worst in people comes out during this consumer holiday. This year yes, the traffic was not great, yes, there were horrif...

This month with Bix

This month with Bix

David Bix, Online Columnist

November 29, 2018


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This Month With Bix Best Music of November 2018: Juice, Tyler, Bellion, Metro Boomin and more November was overall a pretty average month for music. Admittedly, it is tough to follow the extraordinary releases of October including Tha Carter V from Lil Wayne, Young Thug’s EP of the year candid...

Brian’s Fantasy Breakdown: Week 13

Brian’s Fantasy Breakdown: Week 13

Brian Brener, Online Columnist

November 29, 2018


Filed under Column, TOP STORIES

Adam Humphries Despite the strong start in Tampa Bay due to Ryan Fitzpatrick and Deshaun Jackson, the Buccaneers have come back down to earth after the first couple of weeks. With Jameis Winston back at Quarterback, throws have not been as downfield as they were with Fitzpatrick, which has given Humphries a much beeper target share from the slot. Humphries has averaged 17 points per game since week 8 and ...

Ninth graders recognize premature college anxiety

Maia Schifman and Maggie Seidel, Staff Writers

November 28, 2018


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The common desire of many Blake students to receive admission to a top-tier college creates stress that begins much earlier than the college application process. Underclassmen are already focused on the formal college process and preparation for a college resume. The objective of achieving at the ...

Decoding Brett Kavanaugh hearing verdict

Decoding Brett Kavanaugh hearing verdict

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

November 1, 2018


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When Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a research psychologist in Northern California,  accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school, his likely approval became uncertain. The accusation came in the middle of a tumultuous shift in American society, where sexual assault...

Brian’s Fantasy Breakdown: Week 8

Brian’s Fantasy Breakdown: Week 8

Brian Brener, Online Columnist

October 26, 2018


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Buy Low Marlon Mack Despite preseason hype revolving around Jordan Wilkins in the Colts’ backfield, Mack is starting to prove himself as their main running back. Since Mack’s return from injury in week 6, he has 31 rushes, which is more than the rest of their backfield in that span combined. ...

This month with Bix

This month with Bix

David Bix, Online Columnist

October 19, 2018


Filed under Column, REVIEWS

This Month With Bix Music of the Month (September/October 2018): Carter V, On the Rvn, and More Summer’s over and school’s here. Late night bonfires, days at the beach, and sleeping in have been replaced by Fall sports and the everyday stress of school. Music has changed in the same way....

Confronting food delivery habits

Confronting food delivery habits

William Lyman, Features Editor

October 1, 2018


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There is a certain pride in being able to order outside food and brag about it to others, whether intentionally or not.

Write About It

Yeukai Zimbwa, Front Editor

September 28, 2018


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As a middle schooler, I began journaling as a way to consciously reflect on my day. Throughout the years, however, the act of writing has become more to me than putting pen to paper. Journaling is not just a part of my day to day life; it's my catharsis, it allows me to process my emotions in a health...

Bix’s Picks: Best of Summer and Mac Miller

Bix’s Picks: Best of Summer and Mac Miller

David Bix, Online Columnist

September 22, 2018


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Column 1: Best Songs of the Summer   Note: Not all of these songs were released this summer, but they are a mix great listens during the season. Bix’s Recommended Playlist:   Wouldn’t Leave by Kanye West   Pure emotion, Kanye portrays vulnerability of a seeming god-like...

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