The Spectrum

Homemade Pizza’s Taste Wows

Arugula Caprese flatbread topped with avocado and balsamic glaze.
Delicious, simple, quick recipe provides ease
November 9, 2020

Ingredients: 1 package of flatbread dough 1 package of shredded mozzarella cheese 1 small container of cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup basil (fresh or dried) 3 large handfuls of arugula 1 avocado 1/4 cup...

Cancellation of Spring Season Leads to Plans for Summer, Impacts Recruitment

The Aamoth Stadium lays empty during this time
Athletes speak out as to how quarantine has affected their scouting and off season plans
May 23, 2020

Among all the chaos that has come with the outbreak of COVID-19, student-athletes whose sports are in the spring are devastated that they won’t have a season due to the close contact and high risk of...

Netflix’s New Hit Series “Cheer” Reveals What it Takes to Cheer Among Some of the Best

Series aims to expose the often overlooked mental and physical battles of these junior college cheerleaders.
April 2, 2020

Netflix recently came out with a very popular new original six-part series entitled “Cheer.” The premise of the show is that it follows the story of the Navarro cheerleading team from Navarro community...

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes
Teachers who coach get to know students better outside of school
November 6, 2019

Within our community, there are about 12 teachers and faculty members that currently coach a sports team for Blake, not including former coaches. Therefore, it is imperative that they balance both their...

Students Don’t Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions

Students Don't Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions
Trick or treating popularity reduces
October 14, 2019

Many students believe Halloween to be a holiday that you celebrate when you are younger by going out with your friends, getting dressed up in a costume, and going trick or treating.  Yet as people...

Yoga Classes Are Offered as an Easy Way to Fill Sports Requirement

Yoga Classes Are Offered as an Easy Way to Fill Sports Requirement
Haines hopes to entice students with relaxing and low commitment yoga classes
October 14, 2019

Yoga at Blake provides a relaxing, fun, and different way for students to earn their required sports credit. This winter sport lasts from about November to February and meets twice a week after school...

New Girls’ Tennis Coach Brings New Energy to Successful Team

Bravo strategizes with Ellie Nixon '23
Bravo alters style of teaching to appeal to different players
September 25, 2019

The Blake girl's tennis team welcomes a new assistant coach to the team this year: Victoria Bravo. Bravo hopes to convey to the team that she is not only a coach, but she is also there to act as a support...

Summer Jobs you Should Try

Summer Jobs you Should Try
Suggested summer jobs provide independence and responsibility for students
May 19, 2019

Summer jobs are a great way to step out of your comfort zone, take on more responsibility and earn your own money. Though finding the time during the summer to work can be a difficult task for many students...

James ’21’s goal propels Boys’ Soccer to first State Championship since 2008

The half-field goal to went viral overnight showcasing the team's successes beyond our community
December 2, 2018

The Blake Boys Soccer Team won the Minnesota Class A championship because of the astonishing goal by Keegan James ‘21. After 105 minutes of play, with the score tied at zero against Bemidji, Jake Lundberg...

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Catherine Barry