The Spectrum

Bilingual Students Find Challenge in Language Class

Bilingual Students Find Challenge in Language Class

Will Rosenblum, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


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With a vast spectrum of student language expertise, the language department has shifted to meet the needs of bilingual students. Students may continue to study the language they already know, or start a new one, but their past experience continues to be beneficial. Sebastian Pliego ’22 ...

Vance Keeps Ninth Grade Fresh

Vance Keeps Ninth Grade Fresh

Noor Naseer, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


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With her role as the freshmen dean, Jen Vance has made new connections with freshmen while also strengthening those connections as students become upperclassmen. Before her current position, she was the junior and senior dean for the class of 2004 and then the freshman and sophomore dean for th...

Class of 2019: Doing Alright

Carter Puckett, Photography Editor

October 3, 2018


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Annually, the rise of  a new senior slogan takes its shape to define the academic year for students to come. The "alr19ht" slogan of the class of 2019, however, may just be the most controversial yet. With such few words, the slogan already makes a statement. The senior class stands together with the...

Students navigate the road, DMV

Students navigate the road, DMV

Jack Prince, Sci-Tech Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The road to getting a driver’s license can feel endless, but after long, hard work comes great reward: the ability to drive alone. Many teenagers desire this privilege as they hope to be more independent, but it doesn’t come easily. The journey starts with Driver’s Ed. Each student is required ...

Outdoor club hopes to get students outside

Outdoor club hopes to get students outside

Emily Rotenburg and Precious Jones

September 28, 2018


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The new Outdoor club was founded by Maggie Ankeny ‘20 and John Meskan ‘20 in hopes of encouraging students to spend time outside and simultaneously create community.  Founded at the beginning of the school year, Forum has yet to charter this club. In order to be chartered, Meskan and Ankeny will p...

Bee club emphasizes the importance of bees

Bee club emphasizes the importance of bees

Maggie Seidel, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2018


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The Beekeeping club resumed last year with the goal of nurturing the beehive, as well as promoting the importance of bees in the natural world. After a five year hiatus, the Queen Bee reclaimed her territory following a colony collapse caused by a pesticide spray near Lake Bde Maka Ska. The Queen...

Newly chartered Drawing at Dawn Club seeks members

Newly chartered Drawing at Dawn Club seeks members

Madelyn Besikof, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2018


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The  Drawing at Dawn club is hoping to build membership and spread the of message of inclusivity in the arts.  Maddy Florida ‘20 entered Blake in ninth grade from Central Middle School in Eden Prairie. There, she greatly enjoyed the teacher-run art club that gave her a place to relax. Florida real...

Sophomores Walk into New Year through Downtown

Sophomores Walk into New Year through Downtown

Jasper Liu, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018


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On August 27, the sophomores got the opportunity to explore Downtown Minneapolis on Blake’s annual retreat day. The day gives each advisory the chance to explore Minneapolis at their own pace without any parameters. Advisories had the freedom to go anywhere in Minneapolis during...

SIAC hosts game day, nurtures school bonding

Averi Sullivan, Multimedia Editor | News Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, STUDENT LIFE

On September 4, Blake’s SIAC representatives hosted a game day for the student body in place of assembly that included volleyball, minute to win it, and more party games. In reflection on the event, Kaja Bingham ‘19, a SIAC member, comments, “Creating spaces where people are allowed to connect in an...

Bear Necessities looks to benefit school, DECA participants

Bear Necessities looks to benefit school, DECA participants

Caroline Hardy, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


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The school’s chapter of DECA recently opened a school store called Bear Necessities. DECA is a nonprofit organization that allows students to explore entrepreneurship and gain experience in business through competitions. The store was opened to reduce expensive competition fees by as much as possible w...

Assassins accidents cause rules to change

Assassins accidents cause rules to change

Josh Power, Reviews Editor

May 7, 2018


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Assassins, a Nerf battle royale in which students compete for glory and prizes among their fellow classmates, is a unique, highly competitive game played at high schools across the country. The premise is that students form teams and pay a fee to play, "killing" other participants by shooting them w...

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