The Spectrum

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

The Aamoth Stadium lays empty during this time

Catherine Barry, Food Features Editor

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 contracting COVID-19.  As of May 13, Governor Tim Walz announced that some small non-essential b...

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

Catherine Barry, Food Features Editor

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 college in the small town of Corsicana, Texas. Instead of just focusing on the competition rou...

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes

Robert Grace, Contributing Writer

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 jobs as a teacher and as a coach. Because of this, many have to prioritize and organize their time so that...

Students Don’t Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions

Students Don't Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions

Catherine Barry, Sports Editor

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 get older, these notions change. Nate Heithoff ‘22 believes high schoolers going trick or treating wi...

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

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

Emma Martinez Sutton, Managing Editor

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 in the Cherne; it will most likely take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays this year.  Shenelle Haines...

New Girls’ Tennis Coach Brings New Energy to Successful Team

Bravo strategizes with Ellie Nixon '23

Audrey Anderson, Contributing Writer

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 system for each player on the team.  Bravo’s approach to coaching players during matches changes...

Summer Jobs you Should Try

Summer Jobs you Should Try

Catherine Barry, Contributing Writer

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 who participate in other activities, these five ideas will guide you in finding a job that fits ...

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

Sara Richardson, Catherine Barry, Staff Writers

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 ‘19 had the idea of Keegan shooting the ball from over fifty yards out. Keegan says tha...

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