The Spectrum

Games and Apps on the Rise

Games and Apps on the Rise

Stuart Patterson, Student Life Editor

February 10, 2015


Filed under SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH, TOP STORIES

Despite a rise in graphics and processing power on phones, TVs, computers and gaming systems, many of the popular electronic games are the simplest. An iPhone app called aa has spread like wildfire throughout the student body, and shows no signs of slowing down. Despite being such a popular game, aa ...

Science Spotlight: The 3D Printer

Stuart Patterson, Opinions Editor

November 6, 2014


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“It really is simple to use, and it’s open to anyone,” says Lizz Buchanan, Upper School Librarian, describing the simple, yet enigmatic 3D printer. While it seems intimidating, the 3D printer only has a few short steps. “All you have to do is come to us with a design you made, and  we can h...

Science Trivia Answers – November

John Miller, Sci-Tech Editor

November 6, 2014


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How hot is lightning? 54,000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. What percentage of people live north of the equator? 90% Olympus Mons, a volcano three times the height of Mt. Everest, is located on what planet? MARS What are the S, P, D and F electron orbital letters short for? SHARP, PRINCIPLE. DIFFUSE AND...

Science Trivia Answers

John Miller, Sci/Tech Editor

September 30, 2014


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What is the one bone in the body that does not connect to any other bone in the body? THE HYOID BONE. Where is it? IT IS LOCATED IN THE THROAT. What was the first planet discovered by telescope? URANUS In what year? 1781 What is the name of the science of gems? GEMOLOGY

Lunch service passes the healthiness test

Lunch service passes the healthiness test

Maddy Norgard, Junior Opinions Editor

March 14, 2013


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When Blake students walk into the lunch room they see a variety of  tantalizing choices, but how healthy are these choices? Blake’s Taher lunches are made to match the voracious appetites of the school’s student body, and the taste of Blake’s lunches rivals that of other schools. The question...

Science Olympiad performs ably at regional competition

Science Olympiad performs ably at regional competition

Iman Pakzad, Staff Writer

March 14, 2013


Filed under SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH

On February 2nd, 17 Blake students competed in the Science Olympiad competition at Inver Hills College. According to Ryan Stocking ‘14, “There are lots of different events [at Science Olympiad]. They typically break down into two different types of events. You have the build events which requir...

Toddlers and technology

Maxine Whitely

March 14, 2013


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Grimy little toddler fingers swipe deftly across the screen, beating each level of Angry Birds with ease. Parked in front of a television, Curious George lights up little eyes, but dulls mental stimulation. In an age where 20% of children ages 3 to 8 own their own iPod touch, 24% have their own iPad...

Hypochondriacs and Germophobes at Blake: What scares 9th graders

Anneliese Moore, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2012


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Hypochondria is defined as: abnormal anxiety about one's health. Germophobia, better known as mysophobia, is defined as an abnormal fear of dirt or contamination. Do any of these definitions ring true for you? Apparently many of us have little quirks and fears related to hypochondria and “germophobia”....

Color Me Happy

Callahan Vertin, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2012


Filed under SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH

Coming back from summer, Blake students sport vibrant and colorful hair. Diving into the topic of adding a splash of color, dyeing and highlighting hair is a simple and easy way to change your look. The addition can either be temporary or permanent.  For a more permanent splash of color, use either...

Podtastic! Spectrum teams up with KFAI to podcast

Janice Chung, Page Editor

May 30, 2012


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On April 3rd, Dale Connelly and Emily Krumberger from KFAI came in and worked with Spectrum on something new: podcasting. After a quick session on podcasting basics, the staff went about creating their own podcasts, one of the topics being political correctness in our senior speeches. Krumberger is...

Environmentalism: not just for nerds and squares

Jonah Sandy '14, Page Editor

April 27, 2012


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Spectrum sits down with members of the Environmental Club to talk about legislature, Lights Out Day, and combatting the clichés that block environmentalism from our consciences. In last month’s 21 Jump Street, two immature police officers return to high school to find the source of a new drug tha...

Texting: Right way to initiate a relationship?

Sully Whitely '14

March 15, 2012


Filed under SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH

Welcome to the 21st century where you can visually chat with your friend across the globe, store the entire content of a computer on a Cloud, take and share stunning high definition photos in a click of a single button, and enjoy an entire relationship with a significant other through a cellular device....

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