The Spectrum

Denim makes a updated return

Denim makes a updated return

William Lyman, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, FASHION

  A popular trend is making a comeback this fall. Denim has returned to the halls these past weeks as students try to mix being fashionable and warm. Among the everlasting denim fad, new twists on the classic jeans are popping up in fall’s latest trends. Flared jeans, “mom” jeans, and pat...

Fashion restores self-confidence

Fashion restores self-confidence

Ruby McCallum, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under FASHION

Clothing is a lifeline for me. As I was treading through depression last summer and fall and felt too viscerally tired to do anything at all, I hopped on my bike and toured the vintage shops and used clothing stores of my South Minneapolis neighborhood. Nothing distracted me more while simultaneously...

Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

Anneliese Moore, Editor Emeritus

April 28, 2016


Filed under FASHION

Zara , H&M, Forever 21, Gap, Free People, these brands use unethical and unsustainable manufacturing systems, abuse their employees, pay them a minimum wage of $3.00 a day, and force them to work in poor conditions all day long.      It’s the responsibility of consumers to start changing the dan...

Sex ed on the Runway

Sex ed on the Runway

Hazel DeHarpporte, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

  This February, Ruby McCallum ‘17 made a dress made out of condoms for Ready or Hot, an annual fashion show put on by Planned Parenthood. McCallum is on their Teen Council, a group of teens who talk about and teach sex education. Q: What is Ready or Hot? A: It’s a fashion show fundraise...

Snow Daze Dance 2016

Snow Daze Dance 2016

Steven Nye, Photographer

March 14, 2016


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

From east coast prep to Sunday evening casual

From east coast prep to Sunday evening casual

Alexis Reaves, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under FASHION

Save for some caveats, Blake students are free to wear whatever they want.  As a result, distinct styles have formed in the school, from east-coast prep, to Sunday evening casual.   Reece Sanders ‘17, who cites his mother as his main stylistic inspiration, has always had an affinity for smart-wear....

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