The Spectrum

Neglecting to tell stories

How & why we continuously repress truths
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...

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...

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...

Do Blake social studies classes prioritize history over current events?

Changing world necessitates dedicated current events class

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...

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