The Spectrum

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

Caroline Hardy and William Lyman

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 painted in broad strokes, high level administrators, for the purpose of this survey, consist of the Head of ...

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.

Bennett Hawley and Gwyn Alexander

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 of the Presidential Inauguration in the Juliet Nelson Auditorium in effort to educate and inform our fa...

Joe Ruggiero Fun Facts

Maxine Whitely, Editor-in-Chief

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 color R: My favorite color is blue. S: What do you like to do in your free time? R: In my free time I like to trave...

Hello Joe Ruggiero

Hello Joe Ruggiero

Maxine Whitely, Editor-in-Chief

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 the Blake community as the Upper School Director, coming from the Francis W. Parker School in Chica...

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