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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Payton Smith 24 organizes her bookshelf by color.

Students Invite Bookshelf Viewing

Chloe Kern, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

Books–they can be an informative window on an interesting topic, an escape from reality, or a reflection of what people see in their own lives. Students turn to books for information, entertainment,...

Wyatt poses in her regalia before performing.

Wyatt Dances Fancy Shawl

Gabriella Marmet, Managing Editor May 10, 2024

“You bounce to the beat of the drum and then move your arms which have a shawl around them, and it’s supposed to mimic the flight of a butterfly,” says Sofia Wyatt ‘25 while explaining fancy shawl...

On Friday, April 19, the Twins played the Detroit Tigers and lost 5-4.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Lilah Johnson, Staff Writer May 4, 2024

There’s nothing I love more than summer nights at Target Field. The food, the fans, and the game all make for the perfect environment. This year, there’s high hopes all around following a successful...

Wallace and Wethington attended Swifts concert this summer.

Spring Music Dropping Soon

Gabby Geer, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

On Feb. 4, Taylor Swift announced the release date of her newest album, the “Tortured Poets Department.” Swift announced the album will drop on April 19, when she was on the stage for receiving a Grammy...

Anna Craig 25 and Aveline Carroll 24 perform on stage.

Addams Family Musical Review

Anna Tao, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

On Friday March 9th, the Upper School Theater Department debuted their wondrous interpretation of the Addams Family Musical. Based on the wildly homicidal and nontraditional family from the popular “Addams...

The library is a great place to check out a good book to read over break.

Spring Break Packing List

Caitlin Strauss, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

Swimsuits: Whether you enjoy swimming in pools or braving the ocean waters, swimsuits are a must-have on almost every warm weather vacation. Nothing beats the feeling of jumping into the pool or the ocean...

Werners hair features bold colors.

Hairstyles, Dyes Provide Uniqueness

Chloe Kern, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Humans have long focused on hair as a means of self expression, cutting it and coloring it to attain a look that they feel best represents them. The history of hair dying spans as far back as the Paleolithic...

The Stanley Quencher Tumbler in the light blue color is a popular, iconic option.

Stanley Tumbler: Stylish or Practical?

Anna Tao, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

An extremely peculiar cultural phenomenon is the growing hyper-fixation the internet has with water bottles. In 2019, the Hydroflask instantly became one of the first major online obsessions with water...

Historical Winter Festivals Propel Family Fun

Historical Winter Festivals Propel Family Fun

Chloe Kern, Staff Writer December 10, 2023

In Minnesota, a state with a reputation for bitterly cold temperatures and long, dreary winters, embracing the chill has warranted a permanent place in the cultural scene. Whether it involves cross-country...

Neuroeconomics provides biologically based account for human behavior like making big or small decisions.

What is Neuroeconomics?

Ahan Devgun, Columnist December 7, 2023

As anyone who has taken AP Microeconomics (or at least done the summer reading) “The Making of Behavioral Economics Misbehaving” by, Richard H. Thaler, knows, people oftentimes don’t make the best...

Students in the club perform at ElderHomestead in Minnetonka.

New Club Shares Love of Music

Ali Hecker, Community News Editor December 1, 2023

Starting this year, the new club, Songs for Smiles, will be performing to residents of senior living homes. The club’s co-chairs, Aanya Pandey ‘25, Catherine Lin ‘25, Petra Ekstrom ‘24, and Gabi...

Kahans Killington concert saw ticket prices at a record low when he preformed at the Womens Alpine Ski World Cup Race As a result, many gained access to the concert simply by registering to watch the race itself, as the cost of the concert was covered in race tickets. Kahan will play at Xcel Energy Center in June 2023 for 50 times the cost.

Noah Kahan’s Fame Leaves Little Room for Fans

Mackenzie Higgins, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2023

Just a year ago, I stood amongst a crowd of three or four thousand people bundled up in winter jackets, hats, and mittens to watch Noah Kahan perform in Killington, Vermont at the Women’s Alpine Ski...

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