The Spectrum

Survey Invites Dialogue Between Students and Administrators

Survey Invites Dialogue Between Students and Administrators

Caroline Hardy and William Lyman

May 24, 2019


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An anonymous survey conducted by The Spectrum of 180 students from all four grades found that 50% of Upper School students believe that Blake administrators do not trust them. Although it is often painted in broad strokes, high level administrators, for the purpose of this survey, consist of the Head of ...

Review: Senior Seminar Fails to Impress

Miki Rierson, Editor Emeritus

May 13, 2019


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Senior Seminar. Say the word to any senior and you’ll receive an amalgamation of groans, sighs, and an immediate rant regarding the string of assignments due. Complaints have been made, senior meetings with Stavney are filled with grievance after grievance, and speeches critiquing Senior Seminar unite...

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Isaac Gittleman, Columnist

May 13, 2019


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In my 14 years at Blake, the community is what has supported me through ups and downs, given me perspective, and helped me to start giving back. In listen to Ben Lee’s recent senior speech and reflecting on it, I called into question this community that has supported me for so long, and that’s im...

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Sarina Dev, Editor Emeritus

May 10, 2019


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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Don’t thank me, thank Mr. Barry. I read this book first semester in my Utopian and Dystopian Literature class and it completely blew me out of the water. Mandel tells the story of humanity before, during, and after its collapse. Following five characters...

Avengers: Endgame provides satisfying ending for expansive franchise

Avengers: Endgame provides satisfying ending for expansive franchise

Amaka Nwokocha, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


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Avengers: Endgame has been one of the most anticipated films of all time. After I first watched the original Avengers 6 years ago, it sucked me into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which includes the Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor trilogies, the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and others...

Local Produce Worth Extra Cost

Local Produce Worth Extra Cost

Lexi Dietz, Columnist

April 22, 2019


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Even tough it might be more expensive, buying local produce pays off through environmental benefits

Girls’ Basketball Leads Player to 1000 Points

April 21, 2019


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The Girls’ Basketball season is coming to a close. The captains this season are Morgan Phillips ‘19 and Sara Gregor ‘19. According to Phillips, this season came with various challenges, including a tough first couple of games and a new coach. The girls’ previous coach left for family reasons an...

Kao Kalia Yang Speaks on the Human Condition

Kao Kalia Yang Speaks on the Human Condition

Anderson Blum, Managing Editor

April 19, 2019


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On Wednesday, April 10, Kao Kalia Yang, Hmong refugee and Minnesota author, visited Blake to share her story and insight as one of the most prominent writers to represent the Hmong experience in Southeast Asia and the United States. Her goal is to have Americans hear and understand an untold story: the...

Softball Leaps Into Future

Softball Leaps Into Future

William Lyman, Co-Editor in Chief

April 19, 2019


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It was 5:13 pm on Monday, April 8, as Kenna Vavrichek ‘21 stepped up to bat during the bottom of the 3rd inning. It was the inaugural game of the Girls’ softball 2019 season against Legacy Christian Academy, the sunniest day of the year yet. The team was up 10-2, with only one out. Vavrichek hits ...

Minneapolis Continues to Grow with Final Four

Minneapolis Continues to Grow with Final Four

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

April 12, 2019


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Around three years ago, a large debate was traveling through the Minneapolis area, many asking the question is the 1.1 billion dollar price for the US Bank Stadium worth it? With many significant events held at the stadium, the recent Final Four and the 2018 Super Bowl, the revenue coming made the lar...

A Mix of Emotions for Juice Wrld

A Mix of Emotions for Juice Wrld

Zach Slavitt, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


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20-year-old rapper Juice Wrld recently released his follow up album to the critical success “Goodbye and Good Riddance.” His album, titled “Death Race for Love,” was released on March 8 and has already seen success, becoming his first album to reach number 1 on Billboard. “Death Race for...

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