The Spectrum

Exploring Doodling’s Dual Purposes

Bernadette Whitely and Julia Blum

December 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Artwork @ Blake, TOP STORIES

Many students have different methods to keep focused in a activities such as a long class discussion or a test. These mannerisms become automatic and natural to many students. Molly Liston ‘22, explains that doodling in class can help her stay focused especially if the doodle has to do with the topic i...

Leisure reading declining

Leisure reading declining

Emily Carlisle, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018


Filed under INDEPTH, TOP STORIES

In the past few years, the amount of teens who utilize reading for pleasure has seemingly decreased. According to the American Psychological Association, less than 20% of teens report reading books, magazines or newspapers daily for fun. This sudden decrease prompts the question: Why? According to Ch...

Georgia Haak ’19: Homemade Designer

Georgia Haak ’19: Homemade Designer

Eva Berezovsky, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


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It’s possible that the outfit you see on Georgia Haak ‘19 in the halls was crafted by Haak herself. No matter where she goes, you can always recognize Haak by her signature thigh-high boots and homemade white T-shirt dresses. “A shirt or dress takes an hour or two [to make]. I like to go to ...

Humans at Blake: Kai Sovell

Humans at Blake: Kai Sovell

Sarina Dev, Creative Director

November 30, 2018


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“I want to be somebody who does everything,” explains Kai Sovell ‘19.  Both an aspiring artist and scientist, she is strongly influenced by her mixed heritage: her mother Jaye Lee, a music major and pianist, immigrated from Seoul, South Korea when she was 30 years old and her father Chase Sovell g...

Art History Class Revitalized

Art History Class Revitalized

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, TOP STORIES

Officially titled Art Now: 21st Century Art History, the “Art 21” semester class is currently running for the first time in four years. Visual arts faculty Bill Colburn designed the class after his college Art Criticism course. The junior and senior elective class travels a local museum or gallery every...

Brian’s Fantasy Breakdown: Week 13

Brian’s Fantasy Breakdown: Week 13

Brian Brener, Online Columnist

November 29, 2018


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Adam Humphries Despite the strong start in Tampa Bay due to Ryan Fitzpatrick and Deshaun Jackson, the Buccaneers have come back down to earth after the first couple of weeks. With Jameis Winston back at Quarterback, throws have not been as downfield as they were with Fitzpatrick, which has given Humphries a much beeper target share from the slot. Humphries has averaged 17 points per game since week 8 and ...

Mahoney Making Progress in Cancer Treatment

Mahoney Making Progress in Cancer Treatment

Anna Johns and Kendall Phillips

November 2, 2018


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When strolling through the math wing on an average day, whether leaving lunch or retaking skill quizzes, you may feel a missing presence. Ryan Mahoney, one of upper school math teachers, has been on leave so that he can focus on his health. According to his Caring Bridge site, Mahoney was diagnosed wi...

Students navigate the road, DMV

Students navigate the road, DMV

Jack Prince, Sci-Tech Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The road to getting a driver’s license can feel endless, but after long, hard work comes great reward: the ability to drive alone. Many teenagers desire this privilege as they hope to be more independent, but it doesn’t come easily. The journey starts with Driver’s Ed. Each student is required ...

Understanding purpose of advisory

Understanding purpose of advisory

Zach Marmet, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


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An often overlooked part of our daily routine is advisory. While some students consider it a waste of time that could be spent doing homework, many teachers and students would argue that it is an integral part of the day. Senior advisor Kate Nichols has been an advisor for nine years and therefore ...

Teaching together

Sara Richardson and Emma Martinez Sutton

September 28, 2018


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As students trudge through the hallways, the amount of energy, thought, and creativity teachers put into classes is often forgotten. Not only do they have to narrow down textbooks, reading material, units, and assignments for multiple courses, but it is an expectation for teachers to collaborate and i...

Newly chartered Drawing at Dawn Club seeks members

Newly chartered Drawing at Dawn Club seeks members

Madelyn Besikof, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2018


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The  Drawing at Dawn club is hoping to build membership and spread the of message of inclusivity in the arts.  Maddy Florida ‘20 entered Blake in ninth grade from Central Middle School in Eden Prairie. There, she greatly enjoyed the teacher-run art club that gave her a place to relax. Florida real...

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