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

Summer allows time to visit college campuses, something that is not always possible during the school year.

Summer Allows Time to Work Ahead

Maggie Seidel, Editor Emeritus June 1, 2022

The three months of summer vacation offer the opportunity to explore your extracurricular interests in the professional sector and are the ideal environment to refine your own personal interests. This...

Students use summer to relax, and partake in hobbies.

Relaxing After School Year Proves Vital

Max Yousha June 1, 2022

Students spend about nine months in school every year, and only about three months having a summer. That means that with winter and spring breaks, students are in school about two thirds of a year. In...

Attending Camp During Summer Creates Memorable Experiences

Attending Camp During Summer Creates Memorable Experiences

Gabi Marmet, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

Do you have a summer camp that you look forward to going to all year? I keep a countdown on my phone that tells me exactly how many days there are until I go back. Going to a camp over the summer is one...

Math Approaches Events Differently

Cleo Kilpatrick, Sports Editor May 31, 2022

Have you realized that more current events are talked about in your social studies or english classes versus your science and math classes? Have you wondered why that is or said to yourself we should be...

Ben Cady teaches 9th grade World History, a class where current events are incorporated into the curriculum.

News Maintains Important Position

Oscar Walsh, Staff Photographer May 31, 2022

Current events are constantly an important part of our daily lives. Today, there are so many events to try to keep up with. To list a few, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S political updates, COVID-19...

Social Studies Curriculums Prioritize Incorporating Current Events

Zoey Ueland, Student Life Editor May 31, 2022

From COVID-19, to the war in Ukraine and inflation, current events wholly engulf us whether it be in the news, social media or just in a regular conversation on a random Tuesday. In the classroom these...

Sophia Vezmar ‘22 spoke on gullibility for her speech. She highlighted the unseen benefits
of being gullible and warned against thinking of gullible people negatively.

Freedom of Speech Must be Upheld

James Prince, Online Editor March 10, 2022

With more and more speeches that have been deemed as controversial by a majority of the student body appearing in the senior speeches, there is no doubt there has been conversations about significantly...

Drew Shapiro ‘22 spoke on how talking to strangers encourages growth and provides new
learning opportunities. His speech also described the positive outcomes of stepping outside of your comfort zone to interact with new people.

Speech Impact Needs Consideration

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

Giving a senior speech is often thought of as a right of passage for many seniors as it is an opportunity to speak about something you are passionate about or raise awareness around a particular issue....

Booster Protects From Sickness Yet Does Not Provide Complete Immunity

Booster Protects From Sickness Yet Does Not Provide Complete Immunity

Evan Vezmar, Opinions Editor February 3, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and new variants become more and more contagious, booster shots of the COVID vaccine are now recommended for people ages 12 and up. The CDC denotes the reason for boosters...

Students Should Receive Booster Shot Immediately as Necessary Protection

Students Should Receive Booster Shot Immediately as Necessary Protection

Oscar Walsh, Staff Photographer February 3, 2022

The recent rises in COVID-19 cases make it more important than ever to do everything possible to stay in school and avoid getting sick. The booster shot offers one of the best methods to avoid getting...

Cursive: A Storied Past and a Complicated Future

Cursive: A Storied Past and a Complicated Future

Jason Gelb, Lucio Bollettieri, and Maggie Seidel September 29, 2021

Understanding Cursive's Past By Jason Gelb The history behind cursive begins in ancient Greece and Rome, where early versions of it were most likely used to hasten writing and prevent damage to the writing...

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