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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

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...

Rishabh Balachandran 23 gives presentation on Microsoft.

Blake Asset Management Club Gains Popularity

Ainsley Pflaum, Staff Writer February 2, 2022

“I don’t really feel like going broke when I grow up; I want to be financially independent,” says Tia Gnanapragasam ‘25. She is a member of the Blake Asset Management Club (BAM), which teaches...

Kate Rekas keeps busy over another pandemic dominated break

Students React to Spending Winter Break in Quarantine

Kate Rekas, Breaking News Editor January 26, 2022

Winter break. An often long-awaited time for rest and recuperation for the student body. While students and faculty alike look forward to break for months, many Blake students’ winter breaks were interrupted...

Minnesota Offers Exciting Winter Fun

Minnesota Offers Exciting Winter Fun

Allyson Jay December 15, 2021

As the infamous Minnesotan winter starts to ramp up with the increasingly cool temperatures and the arrival of snow, many people are turning to traditional, and maybe new, sources of entertainment that...

In-Person Senior Speeches Engages Audience

Max Yousha, Contributing Writer December 1, 2021

Senior speeches are back in person for the 2021-22 school year after being online for all of last year. For some people, this is exciting, and for others, this is not a change-back they were looking forward...

Students, Teachers Acknowledge Lost School Norms

Sage Marmet and Reporting by: Editorial Staff November 30, 2021

Behaviors in the JNA, cafeteria, hallways, and activities pertaining to phones, masks, and academic honesty have all transformed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, marking a communal cultural norms...

Students are split up into 6 color groups; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. The color groups compete in various year long challenges.

LearningWorks Connects Communities

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

LearningWorks' mission is "to support motivated students in overcoming barriers on their paths to college through engaging, academically-rigorous, out-of-school programs while inspiring and preparing promising...

Independent Studies Engage Curiosity

Independent Studies Engage Curiosity

Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2021

Independent studies offer students a chance to dive deeper into subject matter that they find interesting in a way that allows them to design their own lessons, pace themselves, and follow wherever their...

Asian Affinity reflects on values of having meetings and the effects from discussing with students who share similar experiences.

Club Times Challenge Involvement

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2021

Clubs are struggling, and while the somewhat new schedule for the 2021-2022 school year promotes longer class time, more sleep, and less unstructured time, a gaping hole remains that many club leaders...

Students Comment on Accuracy of Homework Free Weekends

Mackenzie Higgins and Payton Smith November 6, 2021

Homecoming weekend has been homework free in recent years; however, the accuracy of this label varies from student to student. When asked if she had received any assignments over the weekend, Tia Gnanapragasam...

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