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

Beloved Children’s Books Offer Learning Opportunities

Allyson Jay, Managing Editor April 29, 2022

Like many of you, when I was a toddler, I was drawn mainly to picture books, specifically the ones authored by Eric Carle. I cherished the large but simple and colorful illustrations, easy-to-read...

Hoban’s Book Inspires, Cultivates Discovery

Zoey Ueland, Student Life Editor April 29, 2022

As a young child, I adored books, the glossy covers, the thick pages, and the way my parents animated them as they read me a bedtime story. Like the creature of habit I am, I would make my parents...

Dr. Seuss Encourages Hope, Creativity

Charlotte Opp, Food Editor April 29, 2022

Growing up I always gravitated towards Dr. Seuss books because I loved their imaginative stories, rhyming sentences, and colorful pages. One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books was “Oh, the Places You’ll...

Mystical Stories Inspire Connection

Amelia Bush, Arts & Culture Editor April 29, 2022

The iconic childhood book series, “Rainbow Magic,” follows two best friends as they met different, colorful fairies and went on various fun-filled adventures. Each fairy they meet has a name that...

“Tilly Witch” Influences

Sofia Perlman, Sci-tech & Perspectives Editor April 29, 2022

As a child, having my parents read to me before bed was one of my favorite parts of the day. One book, in particular, I wanted to read over and over again was “Tilly Witch.” I read this book so...

April Game Answers!

Allyson Jay and Oscar Walsh April 29, 2022

Spot the Difference: the colors of the bottom left wall are different (top is green, bottom is blue) near the end of the road, the top picture only has one of the two orange cones on the red...

“Chester’s Back” Elevates Spirits Through Humor

Cleo Kilpatrick, Sports Editor April 29, 2022

When I was little some books that always made me laugh were the Chester books by Mélanie Watt. These books were about a duel between Watt, the author, and a cat named Chester. The argument between...

Penn Tackles Separation, Maturity

Rowan Wallin, Managing Editor April 29, 2022

If you are a true literature connoisseur, which I am, you likely have heard of “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn. This book tackles real-life contemporary issues regarding separation. When I was...

Jeffers’ Fosters Love of Learning

Evan Vezmar, Opinions Editor April 29, 2022

When I learned to read at a young age, it quickly became the only thing I would do. Countless hours were spent reading picture books in our small family room as I raced through words at lightning speed....

Things I Wish I Knew Before Registering For Courses

Sage Marmet, Editor Emeritus March 10, 2022

 To set the record straight, I am happy with the classes that I’ve taken at the Upper School. I have been challenged, interested, and pushed in each of my classes, growing me into the learner and individual...

Tattoos Allow for Self-Expression, Individuality

Tattoos Allow for Self-Expression, Individuality

Sofia Perlman, Sci-tech & Perspectives Editor March 10, 2022

Often the source of controversy and creativity, tattoos remain popular among young people. Tattoos are utilized as a form of protest, self-expression, or simply for aesthetic purposes. While some believe...

Five Community Members Explain Meaning, Significance Behind Tattoos

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

Mira Sutherland ‘23 explains that for her sweet sixteen, she and her mom got matching vines of flowers on their ribs professionally done by a tattoo artist. Sutherland says she got the tattoo because,...

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