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

Classroom Zoom Cameras Seem Purposeless, Essentially Unused

Classroom Zoom Cameras Seem Purposeless, Essentially Unused

Harrison Oxford, Contributing Writer December 2, 2021

Last year, Blake purchased cameras and installed them into every classroom ceiling at the Upper School. However, many teachers did not use them since they either didn’t know how to or their students...

iPhone 13 Receives Positive Feedback, Thoughts on Apples Newest Tech

iPhone 13 Receives Positive Feedback, Thoughts on Apple’s Newest Tech

Noor Naseer November 8, 2021

Apple unveiled the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 pro, and iPhone 13 pro max on Sept. 24. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini boast a super strong ceramic shield, a longer battery life, new wide and...

How to Stay Healthy as Weather Gets Colder, Flu Season Approaches

How to Stay Healthy as Weather Gets Colder, Flu Season Approaches

Maggie Seidel November 8, 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, maintaining strong immunity and remaining healthy have been two paramount goals. As the winter chill begins,...

Catch up on some sun and treat yo self instead of focusing on to-do lists and skills quiz retakes.

How to Enjoy Using Sunscreen

Kate Rekas September 29, 2021

Despite summer coming to a close, sunscreen is just as important to your daily routine as ever. If you aren’t a skincare junkie like me, daily SPF(Sun Protection Factor) protection probably seems like...

Frederick Loew ‘22 hangs an ENO Hammock at Hidden Beach Park near Lake of the Isles. Even in colder weather, mocking can be fun if you bring blankets and warm clothes. It’s also possible to hang hammocks above  one another to create a “stack” of sorts. Although slightly dangerous, it is helpful if you are in a location that isn’t densley forested.

Warmer Weather Calls for Outdoor Activities: A Guide to Mocking

Betsy Fries , Creative Director April 30, 2021

1. Acquire a portable hammock I highly recommend Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) brand or a knockoff from Amazon. The straps are sold separately (do not forget to buy those!) 2. Find two trees ideally...

Vaccines  Bring About Side Effects

Vaccines Bring About Side Effects

Allyson Jay, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has been available since early 2021 only for adults 65 years old or older, healthcare workers, anyone with underlying health conditions, and PK-12 educators. On March 30, the Pfizer-BioNTech...

BeautyCounter has, what is called, “The Never List,” which is a list of over 1,800 ingredients that they never use. For context, the US bans only 30 ingredients, and the European Union bans 1,400. In addition to creating cleaner products, they are working to change laws regarding ingredients in beauty products, so that everyone can have access to cleaner products.

Skin Care Products Vary in Safety

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021

We are constantly surrounded by and consuming toxic chemicals in our daily lives, and these chemicals have a toll on our minds, bodies, and environment. It only takes 26 seconds for any product that you...

TikTok Proves to be Superior to Instagram Reels

TikTok Proves to be Superior to Instagram Reels

Allyson Jay, Staff Writer March 15, 2021

In late 2020, Instagram launched their new feature, Reels. Following its release, many Instagram users quickly pointed out the many similarities between Reels and Tiktok, another immensely popular social...

Understanding GameStop, Stock Market

Understanding GameStop, Stock Market

Keaton Rannow, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

In Jan. 2021, a group of amateur traders led from the subreddit WallStreetBets invested heavily into stocks of fledgling companies including that of Gamestop (GME) causing what is now being called the...

Maintaining Mask Effectiveness

Maintaining Mask Effectiveness

Christopher Chen , Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Wearing a mask can be difficult and annoying. In light of many new variant COVID-19 strains, mask wearing is ever more essential and the following few tips might be helpful to consider in making the process...

Nichols shares, “A huge help for me was that Blake offered child care for our kids when the lower school was remote. That was just so awesome because I wasn’t trying to juggle taking care of my kids and teaching online. When that happened, that was awesome.”

Teachers Experience, Share Shifts in Mental Health Throughout Pandemic

Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor February 24, 2021

The transitions between RTLP to HTLP have been stressful for everyone, especially teachers. From constant schedule changes to managing work amidst a global pandemic, they have been feeling justifiably...

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