The Spectrum

Women’s March renews a spirit of protest

An estimated 100,000 people marched on January 21 to the Capitol in St. Paul.

Maya Chadda and Allison Ahern

February 9, 2017

The streets of St. Paul were filled with pink hats, posters, and protesters for the Women’s March on January 21. The crowd marched to the Capital shouting chants ranging in intensity from the call and response, “Tell me what democracy looks like. This is what democracy looks like” to “Hands too...

Teachers embrace Canvas

Jon Dicus holds Canvas, a panda bear used in class to show students how friendly the program can be.

Allison Ahern, News Editor

September 28, 2016

This year, as students are getting acclimated to the new format of Canvas, most teachers are adjusting alongside students. “I hated Moodle,” Margi Youmans exclaimed noting that “Canvas is less clunky and I think more importantly it’s student friendly.” Youmans adds that the change from Moodle t...

Physics experiment turns international

Mina Abukhadra '18, Linus Bendel-Stenzel '18, Jaimi Salone '16, Sarah Strand '16, John Mullan '16, and Matt Sill '17 at the University of Minnesota to analyze data from the CERN.

Allison Ahern, News Editor

April 28, 2016

Physics. It seems like everyone’s most dreaded subject of their high school career, but for six students, physics just got more interesting. “We … analyz[ed] data that was taken from the particle accelerator from CERN in Switzerland,” stated Sarah Strand ‘16. CERN, or the "Conseil Européen po...

Bearbotics jumps into new season

Bearbotics first builds the robot in their shop, which is then tested at competitions

Allison Ahern, News Editor

February 4, 2016

The Blake robotics team, or Bearbotics, is off to a roaring start after the success of last year’s season finishing fourth in the 10,000 Lakes Regional Robotics Tournament. “We placed in the top ten [in regionals]” Kate Korslund ‘16 recounts. Their season started on January 9th at the Un...

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