The Spectrum

Personalizing English curriculum

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

December 2, 2018

On the first day of school, Spanish teacher Jon Dicus asked his students how many of them had read a book, in any language, for pleasure over the summer. Only two students raised their hands. Due to limited time, as well as lack of interest, pleasure reading of an actual book has become foreign to ...

Reflecting on four years of English reading

Reflecting on four years of English reading

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018

I have read twenty-one novels, eleven plays, and three anthologies in my four years of Blake English classes. Now, as a near-alumni, I find myself reflecting on the stories I read, and wanting to read the best ones again. In ninth grade World Literature with Cory Tao we read twelve books. Far ...

New courses dig deep

New courses dig deep

Minjae Lee, Fashion Editor

March 18, 2016

Let’s face it. Playing three varsity sports and taking six advanced placement courses is a common struggle students deal with on a daily basis.  So, by the time students receive course catalogs for a new academic year, registering for courses doesn’t always sound pleasant or invoke enthusiasm. Karen Ph...

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