The Spectrum

Abrupt End to Senior Year Allows Opportunity to Reflect

Assembly Moderators Lauren Smith'20 and Mathew Krelitz'20 prepare to announce senior speeches. 
 Students can still view senior speeches every Monday and Wednesday.

Drew Rosenblum, Editor Emeritus

May 6, 2020

     I don’t think anyone expected the year to end like this. Between the last day of school before spring break and the day we found out school for the foreseeable future would be online, the world slowly descended into isolation. While uncertainty had plagued our last real day of school, nothin...

Independent Schools Deserve Protections For Journalistic Freedom

Independent Schools Deserve Protections For Journalistic Freedom

Drew Rosenblum, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 12, 2019

This story was originally published on February 1, 2019   “A student shall have the same right to exercise his or her right to free speech on campus as he or she enjoys when off campus.” While this is a seemingly desultory quote, it is the single most powerful tool of a private school j...

A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE EDITORS: Restructuring Policies Paramount to Clarification

Frederick Leow ‘22, Yeukai Zimbwa ‘20, and Kelly Dayton ‘22 work together in the Photography room on a layout for FLASH.

Drew Rosenblum, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2019

While there are many different mechanisms for discipline at Blake, perhaps the most well known is the community judiciary board or CJB. The eight-member committee hears cases on a variety of issues, a common one being academic honesty. While the number of cases per year has remained about the same f...

Honestly Confusing

Honestly Confusing

November 8, 2019

  “I, _______, acknowledge that academic honesty and integrity are core values at Blake and core components of a Blake School education. I understand that I am expected  to abide by all policies regarding academic honesty and integrity, and I recognize that should I break the trust invested in m...

Marcus Hudson joins Blake support service team

Marcus Hudson joins Blake support service team

Drew Rosenblum, Managing Editor

October 3, 2018

A new addition to our school, Marcus Hudson is a now a member of the Blake support service team this year. Before coming to Blake, Mr. Hudson worked for “[The] University of Minnesota and Apple”. Mr. Hudson’s job is a support service technology assistant. In addition, he will be filling in f...

Journalism contributes to idolization of school shooters

Graphic credit: Eva Berezovsky

Drew Rosenblum, News Editor

March 14, 2018

There’s a serious issue with school shootings in America, and part of that stems from an ancillary subject no one is talking about. Aside from the gun control debate, there is a serious problem with the journalism covering it. Every shooting sets off a clickstorm of searches of the shooters’ name and...

Leaving a legacy

Service from Legacy Day contribute to over 8 non-profit charities; students learn to give back to organizations across the Twin Cities through a series of speeches, activities, and group dialogues.

Drew Rosenblum, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016

Legacy Day is the only day of the year where all three campuses of The Blake School including every grade (1 through 12), over 100 volunteers, and every single faculty member all get together and help give back to the community through service.      For one day out of the 277 we are in school, the entire student ...

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