The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Meet The Scandals

Meet The Scandals

Hana Sowelam and Ella Duplessis June 4, 2024

Everyone imagined this feud between the two “biggest rappers” in the game today, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. The ultimate fire erupted when Lamar had a shuttering feature on March 22 on Future and Metro...

Hughes winds up to hit a driver to start up a round.

Boys’ Golf Wins Big

Dillon Kaiser, Staff Writer June 4, 2024

So far, another winning season for the Blake Boys Golf team as they continue to dominate the greens with their skills and determination.  Jimmy Hughes ‘26, part of the boys’ varsity team, says,...

Faith Zhao ‘27, Schoen, Izzy Duncan ‘26, Gabby Geer
‘27 and Wethington competed at the dual against Providence.

Girls’ Golf Swings To Wins

Charlie Dean, Staff Writer June 3, 2024

The Girls’ Golf team has won all six of their matches so far this year, and are the favorites for their conference and section meets. And, they don’t have anyone older than a sophomore on their team. The...

Current Events

Current Events

Yoni Zacks, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2024

Parties should be focused on collaboration, not anger. On May 8, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a motion to oust current Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. This motion was filed due to Johnson’s...

Nezhukumatahil cites her book during her interview.

Otis Environmental Author Inspires Students

Ben Aviles, Staff Writer June 1, 2024

“I wish I had one answer. I never know what I’m going to write when I sit down at the desk,” Otis Environmental Author Aimee Nezhukumatathil stated. “I always start with an image and work from...

Lester Batiste and the faculty challenged seniors at the faculty-senior basketball game in front of a captivated audience.

Defend the Den Returns, Spotlights New, Old Rivalries

Ben Aviles, Staff Writer May 31, 2024

Defend the Den was a tightly fought game on Saturday, May 4, between Boys’ Lacrosse and Providence, where the Bears barely pulled through with a win by one point.  Throughout the week leading up...

Bowman poses for a photo with her dissertation committee chair after passing her dissertation defense.

Junior Dean Honored With PhD From St. Thomas

Gabby Geer, Staff Writer May 31, 2024

Maggie Bowman decided to go back to school four years ago to earn a doctorate of educational leadership. Currently, she teaches two blocks of ninth grade world history, coaches track and cross country,...

Infographic about the student teachers trained.


Ben Aviles, Staff Writer May 31, 2024

Top left: Hollander studies his copy of Hamlet before teaching it to his AP Bottom left: Literature classes, the mobile hanging in 
Hollander’s classroom gifted to him by his children over a decade ago, 
Top right: Hollander’s Block 7 AP Literature class playing Wordball, a word-association game that’s become a tradition in Hollander’s classroom,  Bottom right: Hollander’s photo was featured in the March 2005 issue of Spectrum in an article about kinesthetic learning styles. Hollander advised the newspaper in the 2000s.

Hollander Reflects, Shares Memories

Amelia Bush, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 30, 2024

“When I was hired, the director said, ‘What do you think you’ll be doing in 10 years?’ And I said, ‘I don’t think I’ll be teaching. I think this is really fun, and I want to do it for now...

Top: (L-R) Pandey, Chizoro Nwokocha ‘25, Jane Li ‘26, Jahnvi Chopra
‘25, Shruti Balachander ‘26 Grace Flikke ‘24, Seth Flikke ‘24
about to begin their whale watching tour.
Bottom: (L-R) Riley Carroll ‘24, Aveline Carroll ‘24, CJ Alexander ‘24, and
Truman Morsman ‘23 on a whale watching vessel off northern coast
of Ireland.

Global Programs Chosen for 2024-2025

Lilah Johnson, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

A highlight of many students’ experience is the amazing global programs that the school offers. Four programs are being offered for the upcoming school year. The new fall program is to Chinatown in Vancouver,...

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