The Spectrum

Students assess reasons behind their course decisions

Students assess reasons behind their course decisions

Sam Gittleman, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2015

The day has recently passed when students of the Upper School must finalize their course selections for next year. With pressure mounting to impress colleges as sophomores’ schedules become flexible, and as freshman are granted the choice between the newly introduced APUSH and alternative US History...

Letter to the Writers: Randy Roberts responds to recent piece about current events in Blake’s curriculum

Randy Roberts, Blake Social Studies Teacher

June 1, 2013

Hi Annelise and Brianna, Thanks for your recent opinion column in The Spectrum (titled "Changing world necessitates dedicated current events class" in the 29 May issue). I enthusiastically endorse and commend your efforts to publicly promote a better understanding of current issues and the need for Bl...

Changing world necessitates dedicated current events class

Changing world necessitates dedicated current events class

Annelise Ellingboe and Brianna Pomonis, Contributing Writers

June 1, 2013

As up and coming sophomores, the idea of repeating another American History class isn’t the most exciting concept we’ve heard. We're not slamming the great history of ‘Murica, and by no means are we saying it’s not important to learn our country’s history, but we would like to see a social...

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