The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The Makerspace was expanded to fit both study rooms as opposed to the previous one.

Makerspace Unveiled in Library

Mackenzie Higgins , Staff Writer February 3, 2022

As part of a growing movement across schools in the U.S., Blake has recently put in a Makerspace in the library, providing students with space to work on physical projects. Nat Gilsdorf, the Upper School's...

Get to Know Marina Battig

Get to Know Marina Battig

Mackenzie Higgins , Staff Writer December 7, 2021

Marina Battig ‘24 has been living with Tess Blake ‘24 for the past few months while studying at Blake for the semester. Battig previously attended Blake in Lower School until her family moved to Uruguay...

Williams was a player on Season Five of “Jeopardy” on May 23, 1989. She was featured on episode number 1102.

Adventures of Janet Williams

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

Janet Williams was not always interested in teaching chemistry. Williams, who grew up in southern Michigan, explains that Chemistry was probably her least favorite class in high school. She didn’t...

Ben & Jerrys Speaks Out, Corporate Activism

Ben & Jerry’s Speaks Out, Corporate Activism

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Ben & Jerry’s is well known not only for its ice cream but also for its activism. In 1985, Ben & Jerry’s created the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation to fund organizations in Vermont and around...

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 National Science Bowl was virtual. Both Blake teams did well and placed 19th & 34th overall.

Club Spotlight: Science Bowl Club Looking for New Members

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Science Bowl Club functions similarly to a knowledge or quiz bowl but with science-related questions. The topics range from biology, chemistry, physics, and even astronomy. Participants answer questions...

Plant-Based Burger Chain Opens Soon

Plant-Based Burger Chain Opens Soon

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The restaurant Crisp & Green has amassed immense popularity in the past five years since its inception. According to StarTribune, founder and entrepreneur Steele Smiley has the same intentions for...

Double the Amount of Students Complete Service Path Recognition

Double the Amount of Students Complete Service Path Recognition

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

The Service Path Recognition Program requires students to complete 100 hours of service as well as a reflection on their experience. Students pursuing the award this year have been facing many challenges...

New Year’s Resolutions Inspire Optimism Despite the Pandemic

New Year’s Resolutions Inspire Optimism Despite the Pandemic

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

New Year's resolutions look a little different in 2021 than they usually do. Around this time last year, people were committing themselves to goals as they would any other year, but within a few months,...

Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020

Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

1: The Undoing:  The Undoing is an intriguing thriller miniseries on HBO Max. This show follows Grace Fraser and her son Henry as her husband, Jonathan, is suspected of the murder of Elena Alves, a...

Art, Music Aids Stress Relief

Art, Music Aids Stress Relief

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer December 7, 2020
Student’s use creativity to cope
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