The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Students of the swim school pose in the water. Each lesson lasts for 30 minutes at Blakes Hopkins campus.

Swimming Strikes Unique Community Service

Ainsley Pflaum, Staff Writer June 14, 2022

Blake’s adult swimming lessons program started this spring with the mission of teaching all families, faculty, and staff to be comfortable in the water. Spearheaded by Tom Moore, father of Charlie Moore...

Plethora of Precautions Recommended as Omicron Cases Rise

Max Yousha, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

With the Omicron COVID-19 variant on a high rise recently, it is more important than ever to take necessary precautions to stay safe. The aforementioned variant has greatly impacted the Blake School...

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...

Rishabh Balachandran 23 gives presentation on Microsoft.

Blake Asset Management Club Gains Popularity

Ainsley Pflaum, Staff Writer February 2, 2022

“I don’t really feel like going broke when I grow up; I want to be financially independent,” says Tia Gnanapragasam ‘25. She is a member of the Blake Asset Management Club (BAM), which teaches...

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced major changes in the education system and college admission process. Due to concerns of spreading the coronavirus, ACT, SAT, and AP tests have been altered and/or rescheduled. In response, colleges are re-evaluating their admission standards.A
College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

College Board Cancels, Reschedules, Reformats: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP Exams

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced major changes in the education system and college admission process. Due to concerns of spreading the coronavirus, ACT, SAT, and AP tests have been altered and/or rescheduled....

Taken on March 14, 2020, the Walgreens on Vernon Ave S cleaning supply section completely stripped of cleaning supplies.

Apprehensive Residents Strip Grocery Stores, Pharmacies Dry

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor April 16, 2020
Almost ten days before Minnesota's Governor Walz announced the “shelter-in-place,” local grocery stores and pharmacies were left empty. Amidst the chaos of growing COVID-19 cases, Americans have taken it upon themselves to stock up on essential household items, many of which being cleaning supplies.
Taken on March 14, 2020, the Walgreens on Vernon Ave S cleaning supply section completely stripped of cleaning supplies.

Apprehensive Residents Strip Grocery Stores, Pharmacies Dry

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor April 1, 2020

Almost ten days before Minnesota's Governor Walz announced the “shelter-in-place,” local grocery stores and pharmacies were left empty. Amidst the chaos of growing COVID-19 cases, Americans have taken...

Activists approach the Capitol.

Students Take Action Against Climate Change

Anna Johns, Staff Writer October 14, 2019

“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean” Greta Thunberg, an environmental activist whose unrelenting passion has brought her to the...

New math teacher, Erin Oakley settles into her new classroom.

Upper School Welcomes New Teachers

Julia Lucas & Scott Klinefelter, Contributing Writers September 19, 2019

Erin Oakley made the transition from the Blake Middle School Math Department to that of the Upper School. She’s ready to help students in Geometry and Honors Algebra 2 reach their “ohh, I get it!”...

Parking Confusion: Construction, Carpooling, Congestion

Tyler Holmes, Noor Naseer, and Will Rosenblum September 19, 2019

Students have not had access to the Parade Park parking lot (located across from the math wing, next to the Sculpture Garden) since the start of the school year due to the Minnesota State Fair and, now,...

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