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Blake students’ necessities for spring break

Blake students’ necessities for spring break

Adelaide Winton, News editor

March 14, 2013


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

With spring break coming up, it’s crucial to have the right supplies for a fun time. Here are Blake’s top 10 spring break essentials for those traveling out of town and for those who are staying at home. Travelers: Passport Dive Camera Banana Boat Tanning Oil Neutrogena Sunscreen (a...

Take Back the Night: Spectrum chats with Alisha Litman-Zelle

Take Back the Night: Spectrum chats with Alisha Litman-Zelle

Nina Lillehei, Arts Editor

March 14, 2013


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Spectrum sat down with Justice League’s Alisha Litman-Zelle ’13 to talk about her involvement with Take Back the Night, an event that Blake got the opportunity to be involved again with after two years. Zelle was elected to the exciting job of planning Take Back the Night, which will take place Ap...

Gender differences enliven classes

Gender differences enliven classes

Anastacia Markoe, Staff Writer

March 14, 2013


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Biology labs, open discussions in English classes, World Cultures simulations: do boys and girls experience these things in the same way? We’ve all heard the cliches; that girls talk more in English, that boys are better at math, and that more young men will attend medical school while their female...

Fiery fast debaters dominate at State

Fiery fast debaters dominate at State

Laine Higgins, Senior Consulting Editor

March 14, 2013


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The fiery state-champion debate team of Kentucky Morrow ’13 and Hirsh Shekhar ‘14 can probably speak more words per minute than you can type. Besides the fact that these two can probably motor-mouth you into believing whatever they say, they don’t plan on stopping for a victory lap until after t...

Dance Collage

January 29, 2013


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Some oldies, but definitely goodies, of Blake students at past dances. Want to read this article? Pick up a copy of the January Spectrum Newspaper. Graphic credit: Claudia Chute  

Merry Wives of Windsor Cast List

Maxine Whitely, Student Life Editor

January 11, 2013


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The cast list for The Merry Wives of Windsor was up at 3:00 p.m. today, but here is everyone's roles if you didn't get a chance to snag a glance earlier today! Visitors to Windsor for the summer: Sir John Falstaff: George Vojta His followers: Barndolph: Sebastian Moller Pistol: Sam McC...

Justice League Update

Greg Lim, Staff Writer

December 9, 2012


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What is Justice League? Who are the masked heroes who patrol our halls, fighting crime and oppression? When asked what Justice League was, Jane Fraley ’15 responded with, “They talk about GSA stuff and race and what’s going on in society.” Anthony Hu ’15 went on to say, “I don’t know what...

Thanksgiving Bonanza: a reflection

Sarah Levi, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2012


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As thanksgiving approaches, and we all wait for that one day when we get to stuff ourselves to the limit, you cannot help but get excited.  Every family has a different tradition when it comes to the holidays whether it is related to religious culture, family traditions, or any number of things. In...

Free the Children Co-Founder Inspires Service

November 8, 2012


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On Friday, November 2, the Blake Upper School had the privilege of meeting Marc Kielburger and understanding the importance of service on both a local and international level. Kielburger co-founded Free the Children in 1995, along with his 12-year-old brother, Craig. The project was inspired by Craig’s...

An Editors Night Out

An Editors Night Out

Sullivan Whitley, Page Editor

October 23, 2012


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This past Friday night, my fellow editors and I went out “socialite style” (term coined by Eve Liu, Managing Editor) in downtown Minneapolis to investigate if Black Sheep Pizza is all that it is cracked up to be. Strictly business. Kidding. We all consider eating a hobby. Upon arriving, we...

Blake’s beekeepers support bees, reduce sting of mysterious bee die-outs

Blake’s beekeepers support bees, reduce sting of mysterious bee die-outs

Laine Higgins, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2012


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Already in its second year, Blake’s Beekeeping Club is off to a burgeoning start, collecting publicity from Kare 11 and MPR news. Since the bees’ arrival in May, in partnership with Community Bees on Bikes, the bees have been mostly healthy. This summer, however, Blake’s bee population suffered...

Students head to Lollapalooza

Maxine Whitely, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2012


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Lollapalooza (noun): "An extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance." This definition encompasses Lollapalooza perfectly. It is not a place for the weak or the germaphobic, but rather suited for a special audience—anybody from hip, trendy, sparsely dressed ...

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