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Science spotlight: lacking physical activity

Students have to sit all day in class with little time to stretch or go outside.

Maxine Whitely, InDepth Editor

April 28, 2016

Our butts basically bear bed sores with the level of sedentation we’ve grown accustomed to. With recess gone, we’ve lost the time to play outside and move around in the middle of the day; there are no options for standing desks or standing spaces for assembly; there is no functioning school gym to...

Independent study offers artists time to explore

Independent study offers artists time to explore

Maxine Whitely, Editor InDepth

February 8, 2016

“It’s a very improvisational class, to say the least,” notes Gavin Siegert ’16, one of the three members of an art independent study that came to fruition through an odd series of events. Amy Juang ’16 summarizes the path to the class’s creation: “more than 2/3 of our Design class dropped ...

Joe Ruggiero Fun Facts

Maxine Whitely, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2015

Spectrum: What is your favorite animal/do you have any pets? Ruggiero: I would say I'm definitely a dog person, and my favorite is my old beagle -- her name is Tess. S: What is your favorite color R: My favorite color is blue. S: What do you like to do in your free time? R: In my free time I like to trave...

Hello Joe Ruggiero

Hello Joe Ruggiero

Maxine Whitely, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2015

Rooj-e-air-oh. Joe Rooj-e-air-oh, Mr. Ruggiero, or Dr. Ruggiero. Although saying his name might be difficult, integrating him into the Blake community most likely won’t be. Joe Ruggiero will be joining the Blake community as the Upper School Director, coming from the Francis W. Parker School in Chica...

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