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Survey Invites Dialogue Between Students and Administrators

Cole Mathews swipes his card at the west door. This year, Brandon Krona (pictured above) and the rest of the security team have made swiping out mandatory when leaving the campus during school ours
Survey finds that students split on admin trust
May 24, 2019

An anonymous survey conducted by The Spectrum of 180 students from all four grades found that 50% of Upper School students believe that Blake administrators do not trust them. Although it is often...

Inauguration prompts processing

Students watch the inauguration of Donald Trump live in the Julliet Nelson Auditorium while some students chose to leave and accept the consequences. The students who peacefully protested left after the new president was sworn in.
February 9, 2017

The polarization of the 2016 presidential election was almost indisputable and is still being carried into today’s political climate. Despite the divide, the Upper School held a school wide viewing...

Joe Ruggiero Fun Facts

March 5, 2015

Spectrum: What is your favorite animal/do you have any pets? Ruggiero: I would say I'm definitely a dog person, and my favorite is my old beagle -- her name is Tess. S: What is your favorite...

Hello Joe Ruggiero

Hello Joe Ruggiero
March 5, 2015

Rooj-e-air-oh. Joe Rooj-e-air-oh, Mr. Ruggiero, or Dr. Ruggiero. Although saying his name might be difficult, integrating him into the Blake community most likely won’t be. Joe Ruggiero will be joining...

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