The Spectrum

76 Blake students weigh in on why they take AP courses. Starting from yellow section going clockwise: get into a good college; challenge; interest; college credit; proficiency in subject; enjoyment; next logical step; helps with desired career path; college readiness; other.

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,...

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...

Do Blake social studies classes prioritize history over current events?

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...

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