The Spectrum

Collection of most unsual things Blake members did over summer break

Zahara Kathawalla, Sam Gittleman, and Isabel Hall, Editors

September 16, 2014


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Jeff Trinh: Went on a sound of music bike tour Sarah Juang: Ate snails in France Nikolai Eklund: Bred hundreds of catfish in his basement Dion Crushshon: Attended a twins game with Mr. Sachs, Mrs. Young, and Mr. Temple Zeam Porter: Made a short film Jacob Feldman: Rode horses in the ocean Seb...

Losing A Limb: Which One Would You Pick?

Losing A Limb: Which One Would You Pick?

Katya Tobak and Stuart Patterson

August 29, 2014


Filed under OPINIONS, STUDENT LIFE

“If you had to lose a limb, which one would it be?”: a question that has plagued the Blake School for some time. This idea goes back all the way to the time of the ancient Roman Empire where they used dismemberment as a punishment for committing a crime. Although laws today aren’t, fortunately,...

Above and Beyond Blake

Above and Beyond Blake

Fatiya Kedir, Deniz Ercan-Fang, and Adelaide Winton

August 29, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Blake is widely considered one of the best schools in the state; however, to some students, the academics offered at Blake simply aren’t enough. While the majority of students are able to find challenge in all their courses at Blake, this isn’t the case with all. One of these exceptional students...

Isabel’s Tips for Summer 2014

Isabel Graham '15, Staff Writer

May 26, 2014


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

As high school students, keeping an organized schedule is essential to accomplish our goals. We have a set out routine for each day, and most of the time it doesn’t allow for time to just simply relax. We’ve heard tons of assembly speeches about how our lives are too busy. The truth is, however,...

Escaping the procrastination trap

Escaping the procrastination trap

Katya Tobak, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2013


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

What is the first thing that a student will do on a typical Friday night? Rarely will a student come home, sit down, and work on all their homework on Friday night after school. The most common scenario is a student leaving all of their school work for a late Sunday night. Why do students do this? Even...

Sleepy students are sacrificing self care for schoolwork

Sleepy students are sacrificing self care for schoolwork

Sage Bergerson, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2013


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

On a Monday morning, students are waking up early to slip through the doors by 7:50 a.m. We go from class to class, then to sports then back to more homework. We finish the day late at night, continuing this cycle daily. The fact is, Blake students are tired. We aren’t getting enough time each day...

The Seniors’ Final Day

The Seniors’ Final Day

May 14, 2013


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Photographs of how the Lucky Class of 2013 celebrated their last day.

Blake summer courses with the option of credits

Blake summer courses with the option of credits

Zahara Kathawalla, Entertainment editor

April 25, 2013


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

It comes that time of year, when the air gets a little warmer and the days get longer, when the student body is abuzz with feelings of summertime. Some might be ready to kick back and relax while others want their summer to be filled with endless activities and productivity. For those who want a sum...

The effects of the construction sizzle for science

The effects of the construction sizzle for science

April 6, 2013


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

With the construction under way, science teachers and students have been moved to new classrooms that may or may not be suited for science. Between the Cherne forum, NAR, various english and social studies rooms, and any miscellaneous spaces, classes have been squeezed into every nook and cranny of...

How to speak Minnesotan

How to speak Minnesotan

Anneliese Moore, Staff writer

March 14, 2013


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Not being from Minnesota, there have been days when I’ve felt like I live in some foreign land. After moving here, I’ve been confronted with many strange ways that Minnesotans pronounce words, which someday I might start doing too. Upon my arrival in Minnesota, I repetitively heard the word Milacs,...

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


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

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...

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