The Spectrum

Student Science Internship @ The U

Student Science Internship @ The U

Fatiya Kedir and Elisa Lopez

September 29, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH, STUDENT LIFE

While some spent their summer unwinding with friends or aching in pain from hours of test prep, one student found interest and comfort in spending time with a very special group: forest bugs. In the summer before his senior year, Calvin Rusley ‘16 had the fantastic opportunity to work in a lab at ...

Making history

Making history

Katya Tobak, Copy Editor

September 29, 2015


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

     “We believe that the pursuit of academic excellence in secondary schools should be given the same attention as the pursuit of excellence in sports and other extracurricular activities, and we have found that many students do exemplary work in history.”            So reads the explanatory stateme...

Senior Retreat

Senior Retreat

Bill Colburn, Photographer

September 1, 2015


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Culture of Advanced Classes

Culture of Advanced Classes

Deniz Ercan-Fang, Sci-Tech Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under OPINIONS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH, STUDENT LIFE

Course choices are plentiful at the school for all ages, but one of the joys of being an upperclassman is that options increase tremendously. This variety can create a certain culture within the school over the difficulty of each class. Blake offers numerous challenging courses, from AP Euro to AP Sta...

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


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

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


Filed under FEATURES, NEWS, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

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


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

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


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

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


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

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


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

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Snacks for your knapsack

Snacks for your knapsack

Julia Shepard, Online Editor

April 30, 2015


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

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...

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