The Spectrum

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Hardworking or just plain talented?

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

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. Especially at Blake, students are conditioned to believe that if they give maximum effort they will...

Simple selfies to self-obsession

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

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”, this has lead to the stereotype that our generation is extremely self-centered. Being self- centered,...

Blake’s troubling response to senior speeches about privilege

Blake students continue to tune out important speeches about privilege.

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? No, I don’t mean that the speeches are unwarranted and quibbling. I mean that Blake’s persistent negati...

A must for feminism: intersectionality

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

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 the world and we talk about equal rights for women in other countries and we don’t [receive those...

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