The Spectrum

Science Spotlight: Tech Requirement

February 9, 2017

Despite living in a digital age, the core curriculum of private liberal arts institutions often lacks a distinctive technology requirement.                However, in recent years, higher education...

ROYGBIV: Episode 2, Fear

January 28, 2017

Former Fashion and Arts & Culture editor Minjae Lee '17 returns as an editor emeritus. Lee will continue to write for the paper production, manage the Spectrum website, and produce podcast episodes....

College essays demand personality

Saving space for self-expression
November 2, 2016

Congratulations, seniors. After the gory battle of standardized testings, you’ve finally climbed to the summit. In couple of days, many of you will be submitting your first college application. Perhaps...

ROYGBIV: the Spectrum newspaper podcast

ROYGBIV: the Spectrum newspaper podcast

October 7, 2016

Introducing the new podcast from the Spectrum newspaper! This months topic is Listening. While active participation in classroom discussions is often interpreted as participating verbally. But, as Fashion...

Staff Editorial: Class of 2016 Gift: Funding Future Students

Staff Editorial: Class of 2016 Gift: Funding Future Students

September 29, 2016

To all current seniors and those who will ever be seniors: eventually, you will try to give a gift you simply know will never add up to what you ‘owe.’ It will be to this school. As you and your...

Rachel, a barista at Urban Bean coffee, utilizes her foam technique when pouring a latte.

Coffee culture defined by creativity and conversation

Customers appreciate peaceful atmosphere at coffee shops
May 24, 2016

At 6:30 a.m. in the morning, on the way to Northrop, the wheels of many students’ cars gravitate towards Caribou drive-ins. Whether they’re alarmed by final exams or simply indulging in caffeinated...

New courses dig deep

New courses dig deep

Course catalog expansion reflects student interest and teacher creativity
March 18, 2016

Let’s face it. Playing three varsity sports and taking six advanced placement courses is a common struggle students deal with on a daily basis.  So, by the time students receive course catalogs for...

The Art of Creativity

[VIDEO] The Art of Creativity

Teens are losing touch with their imagination
March 10, 2016
Students are losing touch with their imagination
Standing ovations reflect culture of our crowd

[VIDEO] Standing ovations reflect culture of our crowd

Why we don't stand for our favorite speeches
December 3, 2015

I remember the first day I visited Blake. Shawn Reid guided my parents and me to a mid-sized auditorium named the Juliet Nelson Auditorium. As we entered the door, Reid reminded my parents that every...

Where music and physics align

[VIDEO] Where music and physics align

December 3, 2015

TASC is a time for some students to settle into practice rooms, hidden away from the obvious eye all around school. Passing the art department, musicians like April Wang ’16 can be heard playing the...

Prevalence of mental illness

[VIDEO] Prevalence of mental illness

October 29, 2015

You wake up in the morning after getting five hours of sleep and you meet your reflection in the mirror.  Skin breakouts appear from lack of sleep, and the argument with your parents is fresh on your...

The idea of an online text where you can navigate, skip, and fast forward is ideal to many Blake teachers.

[VIDEO] The next thing that will happen in education?

Open-source textbooks provide a new kind of online education for students
September 29, 2015

After wasting another month watching Grey’s Anatomy, it’s officially time to worry about the summer reading assignment and textbook purchases for the upcoming school year. The prices of the MBS direct...

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