The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Over Sept. 11-13, all four grades went on retreats.  Freshmen did team-building activities at school, sophmores walked downtown Minneapolis, juniors went to the Como Zoo, and seniors drove out to YMCA Camp St.Croix.

Retreats Return in Full Force, Receive Positive Response

Emily Rotenberg October 9, 2021

     After a year of hybrid and online learning, our community is back and ready to revive the numerous traditions lost throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In a typical school year, students participate...

Staff Editorial: Community Struggles to Connect Through Lack of Dances, Mandatory Fun

Staff Editorial: Community Struggles to Connect Through Lack of Dances, Mandatory Fun

Betsy Fries, Creative Director May 28, 2021

Students would like to think that the adults, namely the administration in the building, prioritize a sense of community among the student body. We acknowledge and fully understand that they are humans...

Dua Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now” with her dancers and bandmates through video chat on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Online Concerts Allow Artists, Fans to Stay Connected

Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused mass cancelations of tours, concerts, and festivals, negatively affecting artists, big or small. However, by continuing to connect with their fans through online concerts...

Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor April 22, 2020
“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through rectangles on their computer screen, often muted, with a corner of their house in the background. Online school has brought new challenges, but despite these, students recognize its effectiveness, as well as the faculty’s efforts.
Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor April 17, 2020

“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through...

Spring Musical Builds Community

Spring Musical Builds Community

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor February 6, 2020

The spring musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," has already been a challenging yet rewarding experience for the theater community. Stage manager, Mathew Krelitz '20, reveals the difficulty...

Annabelle Swigert ‘22, center front, and Planned Parenthood Teen Council sport their new shirts.

Service Path Recognition Inspires Engagement, Focus, Dedication

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer December 9, 2019

Community service takes many forms within Blake, whether that be in service oriented clubs, all school service days, or in the variety of service opportunities that members of the community participate...

Addison Anderson 19 works with students during the summer.

LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

Nora Fox , Contributing Writer May 13, 2019

“I learn so much from my students because we all create a community together through LearningWorks. It feels like Blake transforms into a new place during the summer even though it’s the same building,”...

Refugee crisis incites community response

Refugee crisis incites community response

Maxine Whitely, Editor-In-Chief October 29, 2015

Daniel Wordsworth, President of the American Refugee Committee, visited the Global Communities classes in late September and launched tremendous discussion on the topic of the migrant crisis. Wordsworth’s...

Gittleman and his friend AJ Yablonski take a picture with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobahar

Sam Gittleman ’16 travels to AIPAC

John Miller, Sci-Tech Editor March 19, 2015

“My friend was called both a baby killer and a Nazi.” Sam Gittleman ‘16 is proud of his Jewish identity and is a staunch supporter of Israel. During the first three days of March, he attended...

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