The Spectrum

Transitioning from Daily Bulletin to BearHug

The scheduling tab of BearHug.

Miki Rierson, Arts and Culture Editor

October 3, 2018

Everyday at 3:05 p.m., Blake Upper School students have received Daily Bulletin email in their inbox, courtesy of Betty Brown. But this year, this tradition has been done away with: the bulletin has been eliminated and all announcements will be on BearHug, the student created online scheduling and announ...

Rower Reflects on her Sport

Annika Gutzke '19 has been rowing since eighth grade.

Yeukai Zimbwa, Copyeditor

September 24, 2018

Annika Gutzke ‘19 started rowing competitively during the summer after her eighth grade year. She remembers sitting in class one day and thinking to herself, “I’m tall; I should row.” She was also drawn to the sport because of the scholarships available for students who excel in the art of r...

Taylor competes in Junior Snowboarding World Championships

Submitted by Will Taylor

Brent Florine, Opinions Editor

September 24, 2018

Will Taylor ‘19 competed in the Junior Snowboarding World Championships in Cardrona, New Zealand in early September, placing 28th in the parallel giant slalom event and 34th in the parallel slalom event. “I was super happy with my performance,” said Taylor. He was one of only four Americans ...

Ultimate Team Splits into Two

Ultimate Team Splits into Two

Carter Puckett, Photo Editor

September 24, 2018

Starting this year, the Blake Ultimate team is splitting up. Sarah Yousha '20 and Jing Jing Munson ‘21 are leading the charge. Yousha says, “We are trying to create an atmosphere that allows for more girl attendants." The Blake Ultimate team will be separating into two teams, Girls and Boys...

SIAC hosts game day, nurtures school bonding

Averi Sullivan, Multimedia Editor | News Editor

September 10, 2018

On September 4, Blake’s SIAC representatives hosted a game day for the student body in place of assembly that included volleyball, minute to win it, and more party games. In reflection on the event, Kaja Bingham ‘19, a SIAC member, comments, “Creating spaces where people are allowed to connect in an...

Theater productions announced

Theater productions announced

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

September 10, 2018

The Upper School Fall Play and Spring Musical were announced to be Rumors, and Fiddler on the Roof to the Upper School Thespians by theater director Diane Landis on Wednesday, September 5, during TASC. Rumors, a farcical play written by playwright Neil Simon, will be performed in November with a...

Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Ben Lee '19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Maya Chadda, Editor-in-Chief | Opinions Editor

September 9, 2018

On August 30, Ben Lee '19, the 2017 National Student Poet representative for the Midwest region, traveled to Washington D.C to welcome the incoming National Student Poets for 2018 at the National Library of Congress. The National Student Poets Program receives over 20,500 works and from the initial subm...

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

William Lyman, Features Editor

September 9, 2018

Returning to the Martha Bennett Gallery is the “Back to School” exhibition, curated by Sara Gregor ‘19 and Azalea Hallin-Graber ‘19. The installation features all forms of art created and submitted by students during the summer season, a diverse collection of personal expression. The exhibit...

News brief: Cyrus Northrop Lounge renovations

News brief: Cyrus Northrop Lounge renovations

Sarina Dev, Creative Director

September 7, 2018

Excellence Accelerated, the financial campaign for updated facilities at the Hopkins campus, has resulted in delays to the renovations for the Cyrus Northrop Lounge. Despite the senior class of 2018’s gift for a renovated senior lounge, the Cyrus Northrop Lounge, commonly referred to as the senior loung...

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