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

Telescope Advances Space Knowledge

Gunnar Johnson, Contributing Writer March 10, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope has been successfully launched into orbit and has just captured its first photos. The 10 billion dollar telescope has 18 golden mirrors that help it achieve incredible view...

Astrology, Zodiac App Offers Insight

Astrology, Zodiac App Offers Insight

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

The astrology app Co-Star has a cult-like following with 5.3 million users as of 2019. The app provides users with ultra-personal horoscopes based off of an algorithm that combines exact birth dates and...

Is 10,000 Steps Each Day Necessary?

Is 10,000 Steps Each Day Necessary?

Zoey Ueland, Student Life Editor March 10, 2022

In a JAMA Internal Medical study Dr. I-Min-Lee a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School looked at the effects of taking 10,000 steps a day, a number that originally originated in 1965 as part...

Games Capture Large Audience

Games Capture Large Audience

Will Mairs, Contributing Writer March 10, 2022

Computer and phone games have been many students' pastime for many years, but in recent times it seems like certain games such as Wordle and Geoguessr have spread among the school community in an unprecedented...

Bullet journaling includes creatively planning, organizing, and expressing ideas. Pages
can be broken down into years, months, weeks, and days.

Journaling Relieves Stress, Anxiety

Amelia Bush, Arts & Culture Editor February 3, 2022

Journaling can have many positive effects on mental health, like calming nerves, dealing with stress and anxiety, creating plans for homework, identifying problems, and combating negative thoughts. Personally,...

Computer Sciences Remain Underrated

Computer Sciences Remain Underrated

Ahan Devgun, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of computer science is growing much faster than other jobs at an average of 16% per year. However, according to an NAEP transcript study,  while...

New Apple Air Tag Threatens Privacy, Safety

New Apple Air Tag Threatens Privacy, Safety

Lucky Lillygreen, Contributing Writer December 16, 2021

Is Apple’s new invention, the AirTag, really all that helpful? As with all technology, there is the potential to go wrong. Technology is designed with a purpose and with intent. However, sometimes it’s...

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...

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