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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Carter Krenke ‘23 and Erik Jung ‘24 placed second overall at the Districts competition for their written Innovation Plan on Principles of Hospitality & Tourism.

DECA Dominates At Districts Competition on Jan. 11

Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-In-Chief January 31, 2023

  Carter Krenke ‘23 and Erik Jung ‘24 placed second overall at the Districts competition for their written Innovation Plan on Principles of Hospitality & Tourism. With 13 students, Blake...

Layla Chakhvashvili ‘26, Claire Cao ‘26, and Shruti Balachander ‘26 research political candidates together.

Political Roundtable Club Prepares for November 8 Election

Raiden Chen, Contributing Writer November 13, 2022

As we get further into October, the Political Roundtable Club will begin preparing for a mock midterm election.  In the election the students will, “Create one page on the views of the party and...

Sally Countryman ‘23 and Greta Wattson ‘23 head to the cafeteria to refuel thier herbal teas and waters during their five minute brain break in Molter’s AP Calculus AB Block 2.

Brain Breaks Benefit, Reengergize

Sam Tomczik, News Editor November 13, 2022

“School is a really busy and chaotic place,” explains Zoe Goodwin ‘24, which is why she, along with many other students, appreciate brain breaks. “They’re a really good time to just take a deep...

The red antique car has been taken apart for parts to use on the new car.

Seniors Construct Kit Car

Sofia Perlman, Sci-Tech Editor September 29, 2022

Last spring, Charlie Weyerhaeuser ‘23, Gunnar Johnson ‘23, and Harrison Oxford ‘23 decided to take on a colossal project: building a car. Using a kit containing the frame for the car, and some parts...

Maggie Molter teaches AP Calculus AB during block 2. For each assignment, students are assessed
through the object-based grading system with multiple retakes to earn a “proficient” status.

Objective-based grading incentivizes student achievement

Amelia Bush, Managing Editor September 29, 2022

Objective based grading is a system that is getting incorporated into more classes. It uses a 4 category scale to assess and track students’ progress and learning in the class. The lowest being “beginning”...

Security guard Rio Hansen as well as Head of Security Gene Paulauskas have bikes that they frequently ride to school

Motorcycles Inspire Debate: Safety, Pros, Cons

Erik Norberg, Calvin Bredesen, Contributing Writers June 1, 2022

Recently, some students have begun to ride their motorcycles to school, upending the former ideas surrounding necessary transportation. With gas prices soaring students have begun to question if driving...

Summer Jobs Excite

Rossalyn Moore, Contributing Writer June 1, 2022

As the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close, the summer is filled with camps, travel, and for some, summer jobs! Many students have summer jobs to keep them busy and learn new life skills. Such Jobs...

Justin Krelitz 23 was elected as new years Student Body President

Forum Elections Foment Questions, Interest

Oscar Walsh, Staff Writer & Photographer June 1, 2022

Last week’s elections for student body president and Forum, marred by questions of insufficient notice and publicity, have raised interest in the process of nominating and becoming a candidate.  The...

Truman Morseman 23, Grace Flikke 24, Davin Khan 24, Woerner, Kelly Deng 25, Eloise Walsh 24

Hunger Committee, Empty Bowls Meld for Fundraiser

Cleo Kilpatrick, Sports Editor June 1, 2022

On Monday May 2, 2022 the Hunger Committee and Empty Bowls Club had a very successful charity event. The event raised $1,254 for Every Meal, a non profit organization, with a mission to fight child hunger.They...

The library can serve as a cozy space for a much-needed slumber.

Popular Napping Areas Around School

Amelia Bush, Arts & Culture Editor March 13, 2022

Recently, winter has been long and school has been ramping up which means more work and stress for students and less sleep. This lack of sleep normally only means one thing, sleeping in school. There are...

Plethora of Precautions Recommended as Omicron Cases Rise

Max Yousha, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

With the Omicron COVID-19 variant on a high rise recently, it is more important than ever to take necessary precautions to stay safe. The aforementioned variant has greatly impacted the Blake School...

Some students who are unable to drive have reverted to Doordashing food to school.

Students Yearn for Off-Campus Freedoms

Andrew Richardson, Contributing Writer February 2, 2022

With the spike of COVID-19 cases, the lunchroom is thought to be the hotspot at school for the transmission of the virus, where students and teachers sit close together unmasked. Students, even juniors...

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