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...

Hybrid Learning Cooks Up Problems, Frustration in Cafeteria

Seniors enjoy their lunch in the lunchroom. Unlike juniors and sophomores, seniors are allowed to eat in the courtyard or go to the senior lounge when they’re finished. They find this time helps them stay on top of their schoolwork and college applications.
Lunch changes lead to safety concerns, complaints
October 1, 2020

Although the new lunchroom changes are to ensure safety and social distancing, there is a social aspect of school that is lost. Bailey Abraham ‘21 attests to this sentiment, stating, “[the new protocols]...

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...

Bigger, Better

Forum delivers larger cups to lunchroom
October 16, 2017

Say “goodbye” to multiple trips, but be prepared to say “hello” to longer lines. A new school year brings new changes, but none may be bigger than the addition of larger cups in the cafeteria. After...

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...

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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