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Neglecting to tell stories

Brent Florine, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2017

photo credit: Ashlyn Kehoe | illustration credit: Eva Berezovsky Repressing current events as a result of  over-politicization Our school fosters a community of bright, visionary thinkers, each of whom are continually developing their own personal beliefs. As students, these beliefs are based on ex...

Press Release: Forum’s Forum

Mark Gustaferro, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2015

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as the United States’ thirty-second president, he took the office in one of the worst crises the nation had ever experienced. The Great Depression had devastated the American economy and put around 25% of the national population out of work. Despite the daunti...

Letter to the Writers: Randy Roberts responds to recent piece about current events in Blake’s curriculum

Randy Roberts, Blake Social Studies Teacher

June 1, 2013

Hi Annelise and Brianna, Thanks for your recent opinion column in The Spectrum (titled "Changing world necessitates dedicated current events class" in the 29 May issue). I enthusiastically endorse and commend your efforts to publicly promote a better understanding of current issues and the need for Bl...

Changing world necessitates dedicated current events class

Do Blake social studies classes prioritize history over current events?

Annelise Ellingboe and Brianna Pomonis, Contributing Writers

June 1, 2013

As up and coming sophomores, the idea of repeating another American History class isn’t the most exciting concept we’ve heard. We're not slamming the great history of ‘Murica, and by no means are we saying it’s not important to learn our country’s history, but we would like to see a social...

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