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Political turmoil in China begins new era
Anderson Blum, Columnist September 25, 2019

For decades while China has been achieving incredible economic growth, observers have been wearily expecting the nation to reach its full potential and come head-to-head with the United States in the global...

Blake Community Celebrates Life of Ryan Mahoney

Blake Community Celebrates Life of Ryan Mahoney

Staff and students gather to remember beloved math teacher
Anderson Blum, Managing Editor September 19, 2019

On Saturday, September 14, the Blake School celebrated the life of Ryan Mahoney. Mahoney taught math at the Upper School for 10 years until cancer took his life on August 31, 2019. Mahoney, a US Navy...

Kao Kalia Yang also spoke to the lower school classes and did a press conference with editors of The Spectrum. Due to the snow day on April 11, Yang will talk with the middle school and the larger community event on April 30.

Kao Kalia Yang Speaks on the Human Condition

Prominent Minnesota writer inspires with Hmong experience
Anderson Blum, Managing Editor April 19, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10, Kao Kalia Yang, Hmong refugee and Minnesota author, visited Blake to share her story and insight as one of the most prominent writers to represent the Hmong experience in Southeast...

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Social media not harmful just because new
Anderson Blum, Science, Technology & Health Editor March 14, 2019

In little over a decade, social media has gone from a group of various technological experiments to domination of the United States and many other countries. Modern children live in a completely different...

As well as debating, Model UN had the chance to tour New York City such as the New York Library.

Model UN Travels the Country

Students debate in New York City and Washington DC
Anderson Blum, Managing Editor February 26, 2019

The Model United Nations club has had an exciting start to 2019. From January 30 to February 2, 22 students and chaperones went to New York to participate in a United Nations simulation with more than...

Wethington Returns from Competition

Wethington Returns from Competition

Anderson Blum, Brian Brener , Editors January 22, 2019

Audrey Wethington ‘20 returned yesterday from the Women’s Under-18 World Hockey Championship in Obihiro, Japan. She was on team USA and the team finished second place to Canada in the tournament. On...

Conversation with Faculty

Looking into the lives of important members of our community
Eva Berezovsky, Alyssa Story, and Anderson Blum December 21, 2018


Abby Turbes: A day in the life

Abby Turbes: A day in the life

A look into the world of our beloved athletic trainer
Anderson Blum, Reviews Editor December 20, 2018

For most student athletes, Abby Turbes has been a fixture at sporting events. Turbes, certified athletic trainer, plays a huge role in the administration of the athletics program. Certified athletic...

The college board by the College Counseling Wing will not have students' names by their colleges for next year.

College map made anonymous

Students' requests granted by college counselors
Anderson Blum, Sports Editor May 1, 2018

Blake’s College Map, located in the college counseling area, will have a noteworthy change when it is posted for the class of 2018. The map will still show all of the schools our seniors will be attending...

Science Olympiad Completes Great Year

Team Places Second Among Small Schools
Anderson Blum, Sports Editor March 16, 2018

Another year of Blake’s Science Olympiad has come to an end, with the Bears winning the title of second best small school in Minnesota at the state tournament on March 3. The Blake team competed in...

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