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

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...

One student responded that the change of seasons bring[s] back motivation to complete my school work and self care regiments! I also notice my room is a lot cleaner and there are less empty water glasses.

Weather Improves, Moods Change

Amelia Bush, Arts & Culture Editor June 1, 2022

According to the Mayo Clinic, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a form of depression that directly corresponds to the change in weather. Most cases of SAD occur in early late fall and early winter,...

Spreading Microplastics Pollute Earth, Human Bodies

Spreading Microplastics Pollute Earth, Human Bodies

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

What is it? For the first time ever, researchers have found microplastics in human bloodstreams. Microplastics are very small pieces of plastic in the environment that are a result of the breakdown of...

Necessary Sunscreen Protects Skin

Necessary Sunscreen Protects Skin

Cleo Kilpatrick, Sports Editor June 1, 2022

Say goodbye to your winter coats and say hello to sunscreen, your new best friend for the next four months. Usually the number one thing on everyone’s summer todo list is to get tan. Even though a nice...

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