The Spectrum

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

William Lyman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Phan Thi Kim Phúc, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, published author,  international speaker, and founder of a successful nonprofit visited Blake on Wednesday, October 11.  After surviving a napalm bombing on her village at the age of nine, she sustained injuries that marked the beginning of an inspirati...

Inauguration prompts processing

Students watch the inauguration of Donald Trump live in the Julliet Nelson Auditorium while some students chose to leave and accept the consequences. The students who peacefully protested left after the new president was sworn in.

Bennett Hawley and Gwyn Alexander

February 9, 2017

The polarization of the 2016 presidential election was almost indisputable and is still being carried into today’s political climate. Despite the divide, the Upper School held a school wide viewing of the Presidential Inauguration in the Juliet Nelson Auditorium in effort to educate and inform our fa...

School watches inauguration, discussion and art follows

Hazel DeHarpporte '19 adds her contribution to the

Chapel Puckett and Bennett Hawley

January 20, 2017

The Blake Upper School students, faculty, and staff watched the 45th Presidential Inauguration live in the Juliet Nelson Auditorium in between morning and afternoon classes. Some students decided to exercise their right to walk out of the assembly, writing a letter to the administration beforehand...

Parents depend on tracking devices

Friends and parents utilize tracking devices to locate others in order to both ensure safety and increase socialization.

Bennett Hawley, Managing Editor

December 8, 2016

Beep, beep. Beep, beep. A common phone sound when receiving a text message or a phone call, but now a new form of communication is causing these constant notifications to grow. This new type of cellular interaction, which is perhaps more controversial than texting or calling, is tracking. Friends use tra...

Off-season training transforms athletes

Conor McDonough ‘16 regains his strength over the winter.

Isaac Gittleman, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

Students play sports for a variety of reasons. Some are simply looking to fulfill the graduation requirement, some to make friends and enjoy themselves, and some to prepare for collegiate play.  Many athletes who focus on one sport choose to train in the offseason or even play a year-round sport to prep...

Alpine team finally plunges into season

The boys’ and girls’ alpine teams both won the IMAC Conference Championship race on January 27.

Willy Verneris, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

The fact that Minnesota has been having brutally cold weather this year is nothing new, but the lack of snow in the early months of winter is peculiar. The alpine teams, girl and boys, are feeling the repercussions of this odd weather. While both teams are skiing well, it has been hard for them to f...

BGH celebrates third State Championship in four years

The girls laud their well-deserved State Championship after an 8-0 win over SPU.

Varun Agarwal, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

Shawn Reid, head coach, reminisces, “As the game went on, more amazement overcame me. I was just so impressed with the aura of the team and how they played.” This scene unfolded this past Saturday when the renowned girls’ hockey team won state with a commanding 8-0 lead against St. Paul United...

Athlete Spotlight

Sasha Shogren showcases his tremendous speed.

Varun Agarwal, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

  Is  it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Sasha Shogren ‘18  of the boys’ hockey team. Shogren first started playing hockey at the start of second grade, back when he still lived in Russia. He moved to Minnesota right before entering eighth grade and worked extremely hard to accomplish what he has b...

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