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Fashion Weeks Across World Shift During COVID-19 Crisis

Fashion Weeks Across World Shift During COVID-19 Crisis
Fashion brands forced to change their plans
November 4, 2020

In typical 2020 style, Fashion Weeks around the world have been modified to accommodate new COVID-19 safety regulations. Well-known brands, such as Chanel, Gucci, and Saint Laurent, typically usher in...

School Morning Breakfast Ideas

Apples and Granola Fall Breakfast.
Quick, easy recipes to start your morning
October 1, 2020

Apples & Granola Fall Breakfast Ingredients:  Serving of Granola: I use Pumpkin Cinnamon Purely Elizabeth granola.  1 apple: I prefer Fuji apples.  3-4 Medjool dates Recipe: This...

Seniors Remain Optimistic about New Traditions

Seniors paint the rock outside the West Entrance.
Despite changes with COVID-19, students hope to maintain a sense of community
October 1, 2020

Experiencing a very unique ending to their junior year, as school was fully remote for the spring quarter, Solveig Bingham ‘21 shares, “It would be very special to incorporate past traditions this...

Staff Editorial: COVID-19 Closures and Openings Elicit Conversations About the Balance Between Economic Security and Health

Staff Editorial: COVID-19 Closures and Openings Elicit Conversations About the Balance Between Economic Security and Health
Varying responses to government policies increase tension in communities
May 20, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting states differently, the stay-at-home orders mandated by individual state governors are enacted on a state-by- state basis. These differing responses, closures,...

Movies, TV Shows Offer a Great Escape

Kelly Dayton '22 is enjoying watching Outer Banks on Netflix.
Netflix shows' popularity soars in quarantine
May 11, 2020

With quarantine boredom setting in, students and teachers alike are broadening their movie and TV watching horizons, exploring new genres and rewatching nostalgic and heartwarming classics. Some popular...

Some of the Spectrum Staff’s Favorite Smoothie Recipes to Try

Maggie Seidel's '22 smoothie  (bottom left) with the ingredients she used (top left) and Sara Richardson's  '21 smoothie (top right) and the ingredients she used (bottom right)
These healthy berry smoothie recipes are a great way to start your morning.
May 9, 2020

In an attempt to brighten our morning and begin our days with a nice breakfast, certain members of the Spectrum Staff have been perfecting their personal smoothie recipes to share.  Maggie’s Recipe:  ...

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine
Adding other vegetables and/or spices to the top of your avocado toast is also a great idea to keep your avocado toast interesting.
April 22, 2020
We are so lucky to enjoy an array of nice entrees, sides, and salads for lunch when we are at school. Since our school experience has been altered significantly these past few weeks, it can be easy to be at a loss for what to prepare for ourselves for lunch. I, however, have found myself preparing one recipe regularly for lunch: avocado toast. 

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine
Adding other vegetables and/or spices to the top of your avocado toast is also a great idea to keep your avocado toast interesting.
April 18, 2020

We are so lucky to enjoy an array of nice entrees, sides, and salads for lunch when we are at school. Since our school experience has been altered significantly these past few weeks, it can be easy to...

Book Series Versus TV Show Remains as a Popular Debate: Gossip Girl Edition

Blake Lively stars in the Gossip Girl TV series as Serena van der Woodsen.
Both platforms provide a nuanced depiction of the plot, enhancing the reading and viewing experience
March 31, 2020

Over spring break, I was determined to accomplish something. I decided that my activity would be reading fiction. I regularly enjoy reading, however it is difficult to find the time. With the influx of...

Traveling Sustainably is Easy

According to WasteAdvantage magazine, every flight, the standard passenger produces an average of 3.15 pounds of waste before leaving the aircraft and as air traffic increases, so does the amount of waste produced.
Preparing for spring break with eco-friendly travel essentials
March 11, 2020

With the excitement of spring break building, many students prepare to embark on travel expeditions near and far from home. While traveling, it is necessary to focus your efforts on incorporating sustainable...

Chocolate Covered Strawberries with White Chocolate Drizzle Recipe

Maggie Seidel '22 creates these festive white chocolate drizzled and chocolate covered strawberries from the original recipe by Driscoll's berries.
Creative and festive twist on simple dessert
February 7, 2020

Ingredients: 1 package Driscollís Strawberries 1 bag Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Flavored Melting Wafers (Any chocolate will do) 1 cup of White Chocolate Baking Morsels 1 tbsp 'Rose Mix' Sprinkles...

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