The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Community Says Goodbye to Beloved Upper School Teachers

Sage Marmet, Chad Woerner, and Betsy Fries June 2, 2021

Anne Rubin came to Blake as a grade dean six years ago after teaching at a variety of all-girls schools in Michigan, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. She will be working at the all-girls Castilleja School...

Resellers target high-demand brands and products to purchase and mark up to buyers

Students Make Money Reselling Clothes, Shoes

Evan Vezmar, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

From a vast variety of methods to earn money, reselling or “sniping” has garnered interest from young adults. Sniping involves buying and reselling clothes, shoes, and other items. The work...

Harrison Oxford23 tees of in a Match against Wayzata at Burl Oaks

Boys Golf Looks To State Using Past Advice

Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor June 2, 2021

It was not long ago since Derek Hitchner '18 teed off to win the Class AA State Championship in 2016. Now concluding his sophomore year at Pepperdine University, the echoes of his swing can be heard throughout...

Parent volunteers gave vaccines to students.

12-15 Year Olds Eligible for Vaccines

Evan Vezmar, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

In a major step towards returning to a normal school experience for students, the FDA approved the Pfizer-Bio-NTech vaccine for emergency use, meaning that the Pfizer vaccine can be administered to anyone...

Staff Editorial: Community Struggles to Connect Through Lack of Dances, Mandatory Fun

Staff Editorial: Community Struggles to Connect Through Lack of Dances, Mandatory Fun

Betsy Fries, Creative Director May 28, 2021

Students would like to think that the adults, namely the administration in the building, prioritize a sense of community among the student body. We acknowledge and fully understand that they are humans...

Left to right: Emma Brown ‘22, Anika Rodriguez ‘23, John Erlandson ‘21, Mohamed Yebdri, and Taous Khazem shoot a scene in the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens.

Spring Musical Takes New Format, Filming Takes Place Off Campus

Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor April 30, 2021

This year, an array of cameras, calls for quiet on set, and sculptures that come to life will replace the normal members of an audience in an “Alice In Wonderland” inspired movie musical.  With initial...

Zoe Feldshon ‘21, Jack Crow ‘21, and Amanda Ward ‘21 sit in the senior lounge during block 3.

Senior Class Mourns Loss of Traditions, Memories

Jack Prince, Editor Emeritus April 30, 2021

The point of traditions is to bring people of different backgrounds together over a shared love of an activity. A focal point of being a senior at Blake is less about the title and more about the traditions...

Jake Gearhart ‘21 watches senior speeches during advisory on the steps in the Carlson Commons near the science wing. Senior speeches and significant school events are often broadcast on this screen.

Capstone Senior Project Survives Pandemic School

Brooke Lee & Jenna Thrasher, Contributing Writers April 30, 2021

Each year, the senior project signals the end of the Upper School journey for all twelfth graders. The Project isn't a code word for getting out two weeks earlier to bypass finals; rather, it is a time...

Nina Bush ‘22 says, “I’m excited about seeing people again but a little worried about [COVID-19] and managing the workload since I’ve gotten so used to the off days where I have the time to sleep in and get all my work done.”

Full In-Person Concerns Community

Lucy Wolfe, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

On March 8, head of upper school, Anne Stavney informed the community that the middle school and upper school campuses would be returning to fully in person instruction starting April 19th. When asked...

Annabella Rozin ‘24 shares, “There was a huge sense of relief that I felt when the verdict was announced, because Chauvin had to be held accountable for his actions but also because Minneapolis would have felt the repercussions of the verdict more than anywhere else in the US. It was the best decision the jury could have made in terms of equality but also for safety.”

Chauvin Trial Causes, Heightens Tension

Evan Vezmar, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Eleven months after George Floyd was killed in the custody of police, Derek Chauvin, the former officer who pushed his knee into Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes, went on trial. Chauvin was charged...

Staff Editorial: Blake Lacks Conversation, Action Around the Trial of Derek Chauvin

Staff Editorial: Blake Lacks Conversation, Action Around the Trial of Derek Chauvin

Emily Rotenberg, Student Life and Food Editor April 30, 2021

Following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin faced charges for manslaughter, second-degree murder, and third-degree murder in a trial that had...

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