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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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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...

Metaverse Poses Future Threats For Digital Data Security

Metaverse Poses Future Threats For Digital Data Security

Will Rosenblum, News Editor December 16, 2021

Oftentimes, it's easy to get lost in the promises of new technologies. So when Meta, formerly known as Facebook, changed their name and showed off their vision for the “Metaverse” in a presentation...

Prosecutor Creates Conflict of Interest In Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Prosecutor Creates Conflict of Interest In Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Rowan Wallin, News Editor December 16, 2021

The long-awaited Ghislaine Maxwell Trial started on Nov. 29 2021 and is expected to last six weeks. I believe that the trial has gotten little to no news coverage in the media which is truly a shame. The...

Christmas Music Comes Too Early, Spirit Becomes Stale

Christmas Music Comes Too Early, Spirit Becomes Stale

Evan Vezmar, News Editor December 16, 2021

Christmas seems to come earlier every year, and frankly, it’s beginning to lose its charm. The festive music starts at the beginning of November, which is far too early. Before Thanksgiving, the music...

Class of 22 College Announcement Instagram Page Promotes Comparison

Class of ’22 College Announcement Instagram Page Promotes Comparison

Bernadette Whitely, Features Section Editor December 9, 2021

Created earlier this year, the @blakeclass22 Instagram page features members of the class of 2022 and their post-high school plans. Both the classes of 2020 and 2021 had similar accounts, mainly resulting...

High School Musical Movie Provides More than Entertainment, Leaves Lasting Impact on Family and Life

High School Musical Movie Provides More than Entertainment, Leaves Lasting Impact on Family and Life

Gabi Marmet, Contributing Writer December 2, 2021

Movies hold many meanings that go beyond just visual entertainment. “High School Musical” came out in January of 2006, and I was born just a few months after in July of 2006. My siblings, Zachary Marmet...

Homecoming Dance Lacked Expected Fun, Camaraderie; Students Voice Suggestions for Future Functions

Homecoming Dance Lacked Expected Fun, Camaraderie; Students Voice Suggestions for Future Functions

Kaylee Chen, Contributing Writer November 10, 2021

Homecoming is one of those events that doesn’t need an assembly announcement to peak students' interest or persuade them to attend. For almost 2 years COVID-19 has interfered with all forms of social...

Questioning BLM Donations

Questioning BLM Donations

Jason Gelb, Contributing Writer November 10, 2021

Black Lives Matter (BLM) has failed to uphold its duties as a non-profit organization. Nonprofits are expected to be just that: nonprofits. Regardless of opinions surrounding the organization’s policies,...

Spectrums staff  participate in a staff editorial each month on a topic that is relevant to the community, whether that be the Blake community, Minneapolis community, Minnesota community, or broader US community.

The Voice of the Staff:

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

CJB: Community Judiciary Board, a group of elected students who are in charge of recommending tried students’ punishments to the administration, in order to provide a student perspective within...

Assembly Moderators Reap Benefits

Assembly Moderators Reap Benefits

Mallika Malaviya, Staff Artist November 5, 2021

Being an assembly moderator is a very fulfilling experience that I highly recommend seniors to try. Although it is still early in the school year, I already feel as if this role has helped me grow and...

New Movie ‘Separation’ Misses Mark on Horror, Disappoints Viewers

Gabi Marmet, Contributing Writer November 5, 2021

The new 2021 horror movie "Separation," directed by William Brent Bell, is a fairly scary and not very well written movie. Although it did have a very suspenseful plot-twist ending that was very satisfactory...

The Great British Baking Show Provides Peaceful Cooking Competition

‘The Great British Baking Show’ Provides Peaceful Cooking Competition

Ahan Devgun, Contributing Writer November 5, 2021

In general, when I think of the words “competitive cooking show," I think of Gordon Ramsey brutally critiquing another chef’s dish or a high stakes and fast pace competition with the blood-hungry cooks...

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