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

Students of the swim school pose in the water. Each lesson lasts for 30 minutes at Blakes Hopkins campus.

Swimming Strikes Unique Community Service

Ainsley Pflaum, Staff Writer June 14, 2022

Blake’s adult swimming lessons program started this spring with the mission of teaching all families, faculty, and staff to be comfortable in the water. Spearheaded by Tom Moore, father of Charlie Moore...

Menge works behind his desk outside the senior lounge. His office is decorated with gifts of gratitude from former students. During his time at Blake he has also been a biology teacher, soccer coach, interim Upper School Director and a grade dean as well as an advisor to a current junior advisory.

Paul Menge Tells Tale of Teaching, Retirement

Kaylee Chen, Staff Writer June 1, 2022
“[Mr. Menge] has been one of the kindest teachers at the school... he’s guided me through my school career. If I have any questions he’s always there.”
Thompson sings “Lift Every Voice and Sing” which is commonly known as the Black national anthem. To Thompson’s right is the American flag, which is rarely on stage during assembly. Students were instructed to stand and direct their attention to the front, as if they were listening to the “Star Spangled Banner.” Students and faculty were filmed for a national project.

National “Identity & Belonging” Project Fails in JNA

Rowan Wallin, Managing Editor June 1, 2022

On May 12, students arrived at assembly in the Juliet Nelson Auditorium (JNA) wondering why Lora McManus-Graham, Chair of Equity and Instruction, had emailed some students and not others.  One day...

January Wuzzles Answers!

Allyson Jay, Managing Editor February 7, 2022

Wuzzle Answers: Top left: right between the eyes Middle left: over my dead body Bottom left: shot in the dark Top right: three little pigs Middle right: a tune up Bottom right: I over...

The frothy top of the drink is its signature feature which happens from the high pouring angle technique.

Relaxing Malaysian Winter Drink

Daria Haner, Contributing Writer February 3, 2022

You have just arrived home after a long day at school and extracurriculars, dreading your upcoming evening of homework and that essay that you completely forgot about. Rather than directly sitting down...

Teammates stand anxiously waiting for a shot to be made.

Strong Chemistry Leads to Success of Boys Basketball Team

Jason Rotenberg, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

The Boys’ Varsity Basketball team is off to a hot start this season with a record of 5-2 so far. Assisting the team to their five wins are two of their highest scorers, Grayson Okoronkwo ‘24 and captain...

Trader Joes Delicious Favorites

Trader Joe’s Delicious Favorites

Emily Rotenberg and Sage Marmet , Editor Emeriti February 3, 2022

I was introduced to the Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Mix by one of my good friends. One day I heard her talking about how much she loved the mix so I knew I had to try it. I have always loved pumpkin bread...

Some students who are unable to drive have reverted to Doordashing food to school.

Students Yearn for Off-Campus Freedoms

Andrew Richardson, Contributing Writer February 2, 2022

With the spike of COVID-19 cases, the lunchroom is thought to be the hotspot at school for the transmission of the virus, where students and teachers sit close together unmasked. Students, even juniors...

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