The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Kyle also loves to reread her diverse book collection and watch sports movies, one of her favorites being Rudy.

Ms. Kyle Discusses College Counseling Journey

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Sara Kyle, Director of College Counseling, found her passion for counseling early on. Kyle has worked at Blake as a college counselor for 19 years, but she says that she has “been in college admissions...

A Conversation With Your Counselors: Hobbies, Mental Health, Life

A Conversation With Your Counselors: Hobbies, Mental Health, Life

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer December 5, 2020

When it comes to her job, Counselor Jill Rabinovitz believes that the relationships she fosters with students, families, and coworkers are the most important part of her work. Rabinovitz has worked at...

Thomas makes homemade pasta at Threshing Table Farm, a farm in Wisconsin. She partners with them for farm fresh produce and also has farm dinners outside.

Nicolle Thomas: Cooking up Community

Jack Prince, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2020

Nicolle Thomas, Blake's Lunch Program Administrator can be in her office crunching numbers, in the food line handing out meals, or in the dishroom cleaning. Wherever you locate her, you will find her wearing...

The Equity Lab came from the Office of Equity and Community Engagement (OECE), pictured above. However, the Lab is only virtual.

Equity Lab Promotes Anti-racism Through Discussion

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer November 8, 2020

With the summer Black Lives Matter movements on the forefront of everyoneís minds, the Equity Lab emerged at an ideal time. The Lab was created by Tyneeta Canonge, the Director of the Office of Equity...

Jones Eckhardt says that she would describe herself as someone who is “welcoming, engaging, funny, but stern if I have to be, approachable, empathetic, and just somebody you’d be comfortable talking with!”

Students, Teachers, Staff Welcome CJ as the new Senior Grade Dean

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer November 8, 2020

We have all experienced so many changes in the past six months from COVID-19 to widespread Black Lives Matter movements, so it's understandable that any more change could throw some of us off the deep...

The unprecedented COVID-19 has greatly affected the stock market.

Stock Market Crash Reveals New Strategy for Investors

Jack Prince, Managing Editor, Online Editor April 24, 2020

For about the last 11 years, investors in the stock market have grown accustomed to high returns and a booming economy that presents itself with new jobs and companies. However, that streak has come to...

Films Document, Create History

Films Document, Create History

Lorna Kruesel, Staff Writer February 7, 2020

2012: Stuck In Love (Amazon Prime) Stuck in Love is a beautiful film that deals with family, romance, and friendship. The movie follows three couples, a divorced father figuring out how to deal with...

Addison Anderson 19 works with students during the summer.

LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

Nora Fox , Contributing Writer May 13, 2019

“I learn so much from my students because we all create a community together through LearningWorks. It feels like Blake transforms into a new place during the summer even though it’s the same building,”...

Harlow hosting a 2019 CNN Town Hall Forum with presidential candidate Howard Schultz

Poppy Harlow Gives a “Voice to the Voiceless”

Shira Aronow , Staff Writer April 18, 2019

When Poppy Harlow ‘01 was asked to conduct an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg the same week that her son was born, she was unsure whether she could realistically do it. But there she was,...

Maggie Bowman, Jim Mahoney and Patrick Barry supporting their respective teams, the Minnesota Vikings, the Boston Red Sox, and the Green Bay Packers

Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Sara Richardson , Opinions Editor March 15, 2019

Extreme sports loyalties run deep, deriving from family traditions and childhoods in communities where sports are front page news. From fire hydrants painted green and yellow for the Green Bay Packers,...

A student studies in front of the main fireplace of Northrop, circa 1951

If Walls Could Talk

Sarina Dev , Editor Emeriti February 3, 2019

Studying at the Carlson Commons, going to the English wing for class, meeting up with friends in the "Junior Lounge". The current spaces of the Northrop campus are so integral to students' and faculties'...

Learning from the Outdoors

Learning from the Outdoors

Louise Ba, Contributing Writer October 3, 2018

“Alright guys, I need all the bolts taken out of these picnic tables. It shouldn’t take you that long!” I looked up at the source of this strange suggestion, our project sponsor at Afton State...

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