The Spectrum

Anderson’s Input

Anderson's Input

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 struggle for power. This year in Hong Kong, we are seeing the first major proxy confrontation...

Blake Community Celebrates Life of Ryan Mahoney

Blake Community Celebrates Life of Ryan Mahoney

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 veteran, was a beloved teacher, advisor, and mentor for his students. He was known for his fascinating story...

Kao Kalia Yang Speaks on the Human Condition

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.

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 Asia and the United States. Her goal is to have Americans hear and understand an untold story: the...

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

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 social structure than the norm had been for generations. Frankly, different does not mean bad. Wh...

Model UN Travels the Country

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

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 a thousand other students from all over the world. On the first day, the group had the opportunity to hear a speech...

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 the experience, Wethington says “It was very humbling to be a part of a national team. It was g...

Abby Turbes: A day in the life

Abby Turbes: A day in the life

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 trainers are allied health care professionals that provide sports medicine treatment. Turbes helps Blake at...

College map made anonymous

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

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 next year, but unlike past iterations of the map, student names will not be included. The pr...

Science Olympiad Completes Great Year

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 multiple tournaments leading up to state, including one at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls....

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