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

The New York Times

Yoni Zacks, Sports Editor January 29, 2023

The New York Times. Those four words can invoke one of many opinions. The Times as it is also known covers everything from Broadway to the NFL to the White House. They also have a program where schools...

Sago mentions GIMP, a free program that provides similar resources to Photoshop, saying, “It’s a crowdsourced software... they’re trying to keep up with every innovation that
Photoshop does.”

Creative Cloud

Rowan Wallin, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2023

Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe CC) is an expensive, exclusive hub for all things Adobe. These Adobe CC applications are used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and...

Canva

Canva

Claire Cao, Staff Writer January 29, 2023

Canva is a graphic design platform that Blake students often use for their projects, this article focuses on the opinions of students on Canva and what goes on behind-the-scenes with Blake’s provided...

Ambivert

JoJo Arlowe, Staff Writer January 28, 2023

I have always hesitated to call myself an ambivert, as it's such an arbitrary term since no one is 100% introverted nor 100% extroverted. Oxford Languages defines ambivert as “a person whose personality...

Introvert

Introvert

Faith Zhao , Staff Writer January 28, 2023

What do you first think of when the word “introvert” comes up? A shy and quiet person? Merriam-Webster’s definition is “a person whose personality is characterized by introversion: a typically...

Vivien Pihlstrom, Uma Bastodkar, and Leyla Lyu complete a two-day hike to the Trift Hut, above Zermatt. Other attendees not pictured include Obi Nwokocha and Sophia Peterson ‘25.

Students comment on challenges of program

Rhea Balachandran, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Although many students were ready to return to school on Jan. 3, Swiss Semester students came back to Minnesota from Switzerland for the first time in three months. Leyla Lyu ‘25, Uma Bastodkar ‘25,...

Vivien Pihlstrom and her friend Daisy pose in front of the cloud covered Thunersee Lake at sunset after taking the gondola up. Groups of 10-17 attended the different weekend trips.

Vivien Pihlstrom ’25 describes semester abroad

Zoey Ueland, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2023

Nestled between the peaks and valleys of the Swiss mountains sits Swiss Semester, a highly competitive three month study abroad program for high school sophomores, Pihlstrom chose to attend for the first...

Mystery Athlete Reveal

Mystery Athlete Reveal

December 16, 2022

This month's mystery athlete is Grayson Okoronkwo '24! Congrats on 1000 points!

A backyard garden is filled with salvia (purple plants), lady’s mantle, cat mint, and eastern redbud trees. These plants thrive in the summer and spring as they’re speckled with bumblebees and butterflies.

Mackenzie Mcilmail’s Flower Garden

Ali Hecker November 2, 2022

What inspired you to have a garden? So I spent most of my twenties living in really congested cities and apartments and for a while I lived in a boarding school with twenty teenage girls in my house and...

Girls’ Tennis sends Controversial Duo to State

Girls’ Tennis sends Controversial Duo to State

Steven Cao and Tarun Gopalakrishnan November 2, 2022

As the weather gets chilly in October, the end of the Girls tennis season is here. Although the Blake Girls Tennis team did not qualify for the State Tournament, they still had a great season, falling...

Cross Country has Bright Future Ahead

Cross Country has Bright Future Ahead

Jack Ulland, Contributing Writer November 2, 2022

      Both cross country teams are gearing up for sections and looking ahead to state as the season reaches its end. While the team is getting ready, Seth Flikke ‘24 shares some reflections on how...

Boys’ Soccer Look Ahead to the Future

Boys’ Soccer Look Ahead to the Future

Jack Ulland, Contributing Writer November 2, 2022

Boys’ soccer had a very rocky season, and Max Vezmar ‘26 provided some reflections after his first season on varsity. “We had kind of a bad start to the season, but we are looking to redeem that...

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