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Chapel Puckett ’17 rides for the win and for her work

Chapel Puckett ’17 rides for the win and for her work

Isabel Hall, Photo Manager

August 26, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

A profile on Chapel Puckett '17's summer of horseback riding. SPECTRUM: What barn do you ride at, and how long have you been there? CHAPEL PUCKETT: I live at the barn that I ride at and it is called Dandelion Farm! My family moved there when I was three years old and I have been riding since I...

Student summer influenced by power of a pen and paper

Student summer influenced by power of a pen and paper

C.C. Lucas, Creative Director

August 25, 2015


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Minjae Lee ‘17 may just have had the epitome of creative summers. If her summer were to be represented in a series of snapshots, the series would consist of blooming New York City skylines, awe-inspiring encounters with esteemed metropolitan journalists, and infinite drawings churned out during the summer...

Global experiences enrich summer break

Global experiences enrich summer break

Maxine Whitely, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2015


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Tucked in a warm, two-story house in the residential part of Cuernavaca, Mexico, Sean Ericson ‘16 spent five weeks of his summer pursuing linguistic and cultural fluency. In this five-person family’s home, Ericson experienced traditional food, lively discussion, and a “great atmosphere.” This homest...

Spectrum’s Summer

Spectrum’s Summer

Minjae Lee, Editor

August 24, 2015


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Minjae Lee '17 illustrates the summer activities of Spectrum's editors. From left to right: Maxine Whitely '16, Fatiya Kedir '17, Isabel Hall '16, Chapel Puckett '17, Sean Ericson '16, Minjae Lee '17, Annie O'Connell '18.

Summer activities intersect with possible future career paths

Summer activities intersect with possible future career paths

John Miller, Business Manager

August 24, 2015


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As an eventful summer ends and the start of yet another school year dawns upon us, all students in the Upper School see that their hobbies and interests are forming paths - some more convoluted and winding than others - that will eventually lead to career and job opportunities. Several Blake seniors share the...

Students call for environmental awareness

Students call for environmental awareness

Fatiya Kedir, Opinions Editor

June 1, 2015


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Brendan Barrow ‘17: Green Team has started campaigning for a program called minimum lights day. We [on Green Team] put up posters, managed the carpool spaces, and created the Earth Day initiative. Next year, one of our main goals will be to get students more involved. We’d love to see the additio...

World Literature celebrates final day of National Poetry Month

World Literature celebrates final day of National Poetry Month

Annie O'Connell, Staff Writer

May 3, 2015


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Snacks for your knapsack

Snacks for your knapsack

Julia Shepard, Online Editor

April 30, 2015


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Apples and Peanut Butter/Almond Butter Apples and peanut butter are a great snack to eat at any time of the day.  They’re easy to assemble at home, after school, or even in the lunch room. This filling snack tides you over with a good source of protein and fiber.   Red Peppers and Hummus Try this yummy and addicting yet healthy sn...

UVA article under scrutiny after Rolling Stone mishandles story

UVA article under scrutiny after Rolling Stone mishandles story

Brianna Pomonis, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015


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When Rolling Stone’s November article on UVA fraternities dropped,  widespread rage  caused colleges, students, and parents to refocus their view on sexual assault at college campuses. However, new evidence from an investigation by Columbia University shows that Rolling Stone mishandled evidence on the ...

Crossword

Ryan Brazner, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2015


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  Answers Across 1. Grass 4. Matzo 6. Mothersday 9. Prom 11. Spring 12. Rainbow 13. Trapshooting 16. Graduation 17. Picnic 21. Stanleycup 22. Daffodil 23. Easter 24. Finals Down 2. Showers 3. Cleaning 4. Mayday 5. Thaw 7. Dandelion 8. Memorialday 10. Butterfly 14. Springfe...

Club Spotlight: Quiz Bowl

Club Spotlight: Quiz Bowl

Varun Agarwal and Neo Bhavsar

March 19, 2015


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“Quiz Bowl competes in “interscholastic general knowledge competitions that test our thinking in all of the ‘traditional school subjects’ like Social Studies, English Grammar and Literature, Sciences, Art History, Math as well as general knowledge and trivia categories,” says Aditya Shekhar ...

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