The Spectrum

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

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

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, and openings in each state have led to more controversy about the balance between maintaining health...

Movies, TV Shows Offer a Great Escape

Kelly Dayton '22 is enjoying watching Outer Banks on Netflix.

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

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 shows include Netflix Originals such as "Tiger King," a true-crime show about big cat breeding tha...

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)

Sara Richardson and Maggie Seidel

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:  1 Cup Frozen Strawberries ½ Cup Frozen Pineapple 1 Cup Tazo Passion Tea ½ Water ...

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

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

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

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 be at a loss for what to prepare for ourselves for lunch. I, however, have found myself preparing one...

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.

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

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 time spent at home and the countless, looming, unscheduled hours that awaited me, I choose to read no...

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.

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

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 practices to promote healthy ecotourism. This can be a challenging feat, but there are a few simpl...

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.

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

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 Directions: 1. Melt the dark or milk chocolate in a microwave. (I used Ghirardelli Melting Wafers...

Traditions Create Identity, Strong Communities

Seniors from the Class of 2020 work in the

Maggie Seidel, Student Life Editor

September 21, 2019

Many institutions value tradition’s communal aspects and properties that interweave with both daily and habitual activities as well as special moments, Blake being no exception. Traditions, at the core, are designed to unite the community.  David Zalk ‘66, Social Studies Teacher, shares, “Traditions at ...

Science Teachers Feature Live Animals In Courses

Science Teachers Feature Live Animals In Courses

Maggie Seidel, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019

Animals appear in electives such as Anatomy, Environmental Science, and on Green Team in the Second Semester. As the second semester courses and electives begin, animals remain intertwined with the science experience. The Science Department consistently strives to incorporate nuanced additions while...

Bee club emphasizes the importance of bees

Bee club emphasizes the importance of bees

Maggie Seidel, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2018

The Beekeeping club resumed last year with the goal of nurturing the beehive, as well as promoting the importance of bees in the natural world. After a five year hiatus, the Queen Bee reclaimed her territory following a colony collapse caused by a pesticide spray near Lake Bde Maka Ska. The Queen...

The student news site of the Blake Upper School
Maggie Seidel