The Spectrum

Political Correctness and Cancel Culture Complicate Comedy

Comedy shifts with American culture, politics
February 7, 2020

Political correctness is a term that has taken on many different perspectives over the years. The core meaning of being ìpolitically correctî is to speak, write, or express oneís ideas in a way that...

Best shows on TV

Comedies you haven't heard of that you should... hear of
October 3, 2017

Comedy Central’s Broad City follows the lives of eclectic roommates Abbi and Ilana as they navigate their hectic lives in New York City. Dealing with seemingly trivial problems that range from fixing...

Wanted grade deans

February 9, 2017

Summer, A Social Construct

5 Ways To Bring Summer Back To School
December 8, 2016

Show off those pale ashy legs with some timeless “Jorts” or classic Nike Athletic shorts. Shorts aren’t just for summer, and with Blake’s bipolar heating there is no reason not to take off...

Desperate measures necessary for students to avoid being tardy

Removal of advisory from the morning wreaks havoc
November 2, 2016

You sprint up the steps leading into the school building. You throw open the doors and are met with the confused face of a freshman trying to figure out the code. The freshman starts to enter random numbers,...

Student body holds peanut revolution

Tripp Markusen ‘19, C.U.N. leader, sports protest shirt at school.
Experts suspect that forbidding nuts made them more common
September 29, 2016

Following the announcement that Blake would go nut free this year, some students have started an illegal nut smuggling organization to fulfill their nutty needs and get the sustenance they desire. Many...

High school isn’t all sunshine and rainbows… or musicals

How not to make the same mistakes as Troy Bolton
September 28, 2016

Dear Freshmen, Welcome to the Upper School. I’m sure a solid 50% of you were expecting something along the lines of High School Musical. But, no. I mean, sure,  at one point your stress level...

March Madness for Dummies

March Madness for Dummies
March 19, 2016

Every year you hear about March Madness, this basketball tournament where people can win tons of money. But you figure that only people who watch basketball can win. If your bar mitzvah money just ran...

The media is too harsh―even on celebrities

The media is too harsh―even on celebrities
Comedy at the expense of others negatively influences young minds.
March 18, 2016
Comedy at the expense of others negatively influences young minds.
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