The Spectrum

The message of hard work is often told to us, but talent is always in the back of our minds.

Hardworking or just plain talented?

The American Dream promises hard work, but often talent is necessary for success.
Conor McDonough , Staff Writer March 19, 2015

In America, the difference between talent and hard work has continued to be debated throughout history. The basis of the American dream is that if someone works hard they can become extremely successful....

Snapchat adds to the stigma of self-centeredness that surrounds our generation.

Simple selfies to self-obsession

Our generation's obsession with selfies represents a larger problem with self-centeredness.
Emma Burke, Staff Writer March 19, 2015

Selfies, tweets, instagrams and status posts. We have all seen people post with arrogance and self-centeredness on social media. Although these posts are often not meant to be seemingly “self-centered”,...

Blake students continue to tune out important speeches about privilege.

Blake’s troubling response to senior speeches about privilege

Too many students tune out important speeches.
Fatiya Kedir, Chapel Puckett and Kelly Brakken , Opinions Editors and Contributing Writer March 19, 2015

Why is Blake so hung up on senior speeches that are about privilege? We hear the same thing unfold over and over again, and it has become repetitive and unnecessary. Why can’t people just get over it?...

Patritia Arquette's Oscar acceptance speech sadly did not demonstrate intersectionality.

A must for feminism: intersectionality

Patricia Arquette's Oscar acceptance speech represents a problem in the modern feminist movement.
Maxine Whitely, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2015

Patricia Arquette’s Oscar acceptance speech was a call for American women to demand equal pay in the workplace. To further her point, she spoke with the press: “It’s inexcusable that we go around...

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