The Spectrum

Nicolle Thomas: Cooking up Community

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.
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...

Students Experience New Lunchroom Guidelines In the Wake of Coronavirus

Students Experience New Lunchroom Guidelines In the Wake of Coronavirus
The new system in the lunchroom keeps students both safe and distant while picking up their food
September 3, 2020

Tobin Spiller '22, Keaton Rannow '22, Wyatt Dayhoff '22 and others wait in line to enter the lunchroom.

Appreciating Second Lunch

Many seats are left open during a second lunch. The lunch- room is usually quiet and spacious during this block.
The merits of the lunch block
November 2, 2018

The beginning of a new semester brings new classes and new teachers to students, but possibly the most important new addition to the Blake student’s life is the infamous Google document which contains...

The problem with our lunchroom

The problem with our lunchroom
Student health jeopardized not by choice of what to eat, but whether to at all
April 28, 2016

Healthy eating behavior is one of the most important habits that people must form at a young age. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition states, “Dietary habits established in childhood...

Learning lunch creates space for education and reflection

The school's choir sang in solidarity and respect for the protestors in the nearby Fourth Precinct
Students discuss the unrest and protest in Minneapolis during an all-inclusive lunch
November 24, 2015

“For those of us who live at the shoreline / standing upon the constant edges of decision / crucial and alone,” Marie Michael recited. The learning lunch began with a recitation of Audre Lorde’s...

You can help alleviate the lunch crunch

December 3, 2013

Chicken tenders. Santa Fe rice bowl.  Pasta bar. These might be your favorite dishes served in the lunch room, but they are also three of the several lunches that force us students to stand in seemingly...

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