The Spectrum

Setting the record straight

Setting the record straight

Chapel Puckett, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016

Students sitting in the dark, Elizabeth Ben-Ozilio stuck in the elevator, and no access to running water were all products of a complication with repairs of the main sewer line in front of the school on Tuesday, October 25.      These problems caused classes to be relocated for the rest of the T...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

Chess Club: Chess The Club was approved and will start this week. The club meets fridays after school and the faculty advisor is Steve. Kaback. The Chess Club would practice weekly, and participate in local tournaments along with the two state tournaments offered. The club would have approximately 10 me...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016

The Club Handbook: The Club Handbook will be released to club advisors and faculty members who have requested to see it. Some clubs have not responded to Forum’s request for an updated description, so Forum plans on keeping past years descriptions. Clubs that no longer exist have been deleted. T...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016

The Halloween Costume Contest is scheduled to happen this year with a prize of candy. The Animal Awareness Club was proposed. The club’s purpose is to address global and local issues involving animals. Activities sponsored by the club include bake sales for endangered animals, trips to ani...

Blake Debate goes abroad

Blake Debate goes abroad

Chapel Puckett, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016

It seems as though Blake Debate is constantly bringing home new trophies and accolades due to the exceptional work of its team members and coaches; now, though, Blake Debate is going abroad. Ellie Grossman ‘17 has been named one of the 9 members of the 2016 National Debate Team. Grossman applied for th...

The new Aamoth Field

The new Aamoth Field

Steven Nye

September 19, 2016

Stay tuned for more coverage on the new turf at Aamoth Field!

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016

Legacy Day: For convocation during Legacy Day this year various stories and poems will be shared. For one of the poems a member from each grade has a line to speak. One of the main goals is to make Legacy Day more welcoming towards younger students. Forum Election: New Forum members include: for 9th...

Forum’s Forum

Forum’s Forum

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

  Blood drive: The blood drive happens two times every year, and this year Forum would like more donors along with parents to participate. Club Fair: Revisions to the Club Fair for next year include getting more tables, having trashcans to reduce trash left after the fair, and lastly making the ...

This year, the SAT comes with new changes

This year, the SAT comes with new changes

Willy Verneris, Staff Writer

April 26, 2016

Whether you hear it or not, somewhere in America, somebody is talking about standardized testing, specifically the SAT or ACT. Students work hard to conquer these tests and receive scores that they deem presentable to colleges to which they apply. While earning good scores on these tests can be accredited to ha...

Press Release: Forum’s Forum

Mark Gustaferro, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2015

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as the United States’ thirty-second president, he took the office in one of the worst crises the nation had ever experienced. The Great Depression had devastated the American economy and put around 25% of the national population out of work. Despite the daunti...

Students by day, pirates by night

Students by day, pirates by night

Michael Feldkamp, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2015

Getting things for free isn’t always your best bet. Everyday, thousands of videos and songs are illegally pirated. Pirating is when someone uses or reproduces another’s work for profit. There is a hefty fine and even imprisonment for anyone who is caught pirating. For movies, the consequences are...

A cultural exchange

A cultural exchange

Katya Tobak, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2013

Each year at Blake, there are always foreign exchange students that are an enormous, important part of the Blake community. The Blake School, being partners with Assist for five years, has often led to this exchange of students every year. Assist is a non-profit international and cultural exchange program...

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