The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Synesthesia Shapes Perspectives

Synesthesia Shapes Perspectives

Kaining Khang, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon that blends one’s senses. Someone who experiences synesthesia is called a synesthete, and whatever “triggers” it is called a stimulus.  There are over...

See the Rocket League Bracket above. Blake was ranked 16th overall.

Esports Attendance Subsists

Allyson Jay, Editor Emerita March 7, 2023

Many clubs at the Upper School don’t always maintain their loyal members throughout the school year, but the Esports club is still going strong. Gunnar Johnson ‘23, a leader of the club, notes that...

Carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles seem to be a major cause for the Twin Cities’ recent lingering poor air quality. The majority of vehicle exhaust emissions are composed of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, water vapor, and oxygen in unconsumed air.

Twin Cities’ Air Quality Depleted, Unsafe Due to Temperature Fluctuation

Amelia Bush, Managing Editor January 30, 2023

Air quality alert! These words have been popping up everywhere in my life for the past week, whether it's on my phone or on road signs when I’m driving. But what does it actually mean? And why does it...

Climate Change Affects Autumn

Climate Change Affects Autumn

Ahan Devgun, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

From the seasonal drinks to the colorful leaves that explode in shades of orange and red, autumn has always brought much needed variety to the change of seasons. However, because of climate change, fall...

Out of 170 students surveyed, the majority responded that they use Spotify. One anonymous student explained that, “There is every song choice and I can make as many playlists as I want. Also all my friends use Spotify so I can see what they’re listening to.”

Music Streaming Modes Conflict

Gabi Marmet, Arts & Culture Editor December 2, 2022

Do you prefer Spotify or Apple Music? There is an ongoing debate as to whether Apple Music or Spotify is the better music platform. The dispute has continued for years, and a majority of people will defend...

Horoscopes Deemed Unscientific

Horoscopes Deemed Unscientific

Ava Mittra, Contributing Writer December 2, 2022

Blake students and teachers often dismiss horoscopes as being archaic when asked to consider their zodiac signs and horoscopes in Clare Gibson's "The Complete Book of Birthdays." Maddie Raih '26 (Capricorn)...

Campbell is a student that writes by hand for all of his classes, and according to him, he “[finds] it easier to remember stuff if [he] writes it down.”

Students’ Preferences Differ Between Handwriting or Typing Notes

Tara Reddy, Contributing Writer December 2, 2022

Taking notes during class is one of the most commonly used study techniques practiced by students in ranging courses, being required in a significant number of classes at Blake. Students are asked to take...

Doran employs a handwritten list in a planner to stay organized, commenting that she just prefer[s] that to typing.

Organization Tools Prove Vital For Managing School Work

Sonia Lerner, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

As the school year is now in full swing, the need for organization and time management are at their highest. With so many options available, both online and in hand, the possibilities of organizing your...

Monkeypox News Disappears

Monkeypox News Disappears

Kaining Zhang, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022

There used to be so many updates on monkeypox. Now, there is almost no news regarding the virus.  Monkeypox (MPXV) is a viral disease that spread starting in May 2022. The primary symptom in people...

Goodwin arrives to her morning math class with a Celsius in hand, something she enjoys drinking regularly.

Caffeine Effects Nervous System

Amelia Bush, Managing Editor October 26, 2022

One of the most common phrases I hear throughout my day is “Amelia stop drinking Starbucks. You have a problem.” But I always beg to differ, which leads to the question: what does caffeine actually...

Burton states that she was first drawn to computer science to practice problem solving in a creative way; looking at things and figuring out how they fit together.

Computer Science Classes Innovate

Zoey Ueland, Managing Editor October 26, 2022

Since 2013, Blake has welcomed computer science as a course integral to students' learning. However, for much of the time it has been on the back-burnerstat relative to other STEM courses, Department Chair...

Cold Symptoms Hit Hard

Cold Symptoms Hit Hard

Tara Reddy, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022

During the month of September a large number of students at the Upper School had fallen ill last month. Rossalyn Moore ‘25 was one out of many students that got sick last month, having symptoms within...

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