The Spectrum

  • Blake hosts first cross country meet on Thursday, September 17. Go Bears! Fall Play will be announced on Friday at 4:00. What will the play be?

Code Switching

Code switching, defined as the practice of using different varieties of language in conversation, is usually brought out when talking to teachers. Callie Abraham '17, Savannah Swanson '17 and Steve Kaback converse about Physics during lunch.

Alexis Reaves, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

“I can't tell people my true sexual orientation because I'm too scared of judgement.” “I try to "act white" but still embrace the fact that I am a person of color because I do not want to be seen as less than all of the white people in school.” “I feel like I can't say my conservative opi...

Wrestling with Womanhood

Alexis Reaves surveys a town in the Basque Country in France in May during a study abroad trip.

Alexis Reaves

October 3, 2015

Studying abroad for a year in France, Alexis Reeves ponders Simone de Beauvoir's words, “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Reeves wonders, "How does one become a woman? I know the expectations. I’ve considered them carefully, though I can’t decide whether to follow them or not."

Implementing provisions for gender identity

An illustration of the identities on and off the gender spectrum.

Brendan Barrow, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2015

It’s the beginning of a school year, your teacher is reading off names, and they get yours wrong. And even though you remind them, it persists. If you’re new, many students might get your name wrong, too. You’re left feeling like they just don’t care enough. With gender pronouns, it’s not ...

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