The Spectrum

  • Blake hosts first cross country meet on Thursday, September 17. Go Bears! Fall Play will be announced on Friday at 4:00. What will the play be?

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...

Race at Blake

Civil discourse comes in all sizes and shapes always attached with some amount of emotion, which is completely fine. The bigger issue would be use any privilege you have to ignore and step over the issue.

Conor McDonough

March 19, 2015

Despite what many white people would like to believe, race is still a prominent influence on America and at Blake. In our lives where overt racism on the individual level is not as visibly present, white students question why they are having “race shoved down their throats” when they can’t see...

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