The Spectrum

Student Government Continues Functioning Despite Online Barriers

Forum meets via Zoom to continue their roles for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor

May 6, 2020

“Forum’s just open for business as per usual,” says Student Body President Joe Gustaferro ‘20. The group meets weekly through Zoom, as they normally would during school. Gustaferro shares, “conversation doesn’t flow as easily over Zoom as it does in person, which makes things a little bit difficult, but we’re...

Student Government Continues Functioning Despite Online Barriers

Forum meets via Zoom to continue their roles for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor

May 4, 2020

“Forum’s just open for business as per usual,” says Student Body President Joe Gustaferro ‘20. The group meets weekly through Zoom, as they normally would during school. Gustaferro shares, “conversation doesn’t flow as easily over Zoom as it does in person, which makes things a little bit difficult, but we’re...

Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through rectangles on their computer screen, often muted, with a corner of their house in the background. Online school has brought new challenges, but despite these, students recognize its effectiveness, as well as the faculty’s efforts.

Small Batch of Cookies, Don’t Waste Key Ingredients

The cookies after they had cooled

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

My go to cookie recipe is the one on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip bag. I live and die by this recipe; it has never turned out badly for me, but it makes about 60 cookies. I usually freeze some of the dough, but making that much dough can be a lot of work, and right now especially ...

Teachers Work Climate Change Conversations into Classes

Teachers Work Climate Change Conversations into Classes

Noor Naseer, News Editor

December 9, 2019

Climate change is a constant topic of conversation ringing through the halls, but these conversations take many different forms. According to science teacher Will Bohrnsen, in freshman biology, conversations about climate change might look like a nonchalant passing comment about how the “balance betwe...

Honestly Confusing

Honestly Confusing

November 8, 2019

  “I, _______, acknowledge that academic honesty and integrity are core values at Blake and core components of a Blake School education. I understand that I am expected  to abide by all policies regarding academic honesty and integrity, and I recognize that should I break the trust invested in m...

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, renovations. In the meantime, students are allowed to park in designated areas of the Parade Ice A...

Prom Announcement Raises Student Attention

Prom Announcement Raises Student Attention

Noor Naseer, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

As Spring Break rolls in, news of Prom begins to form a buzz in the high school hallways. While 78% of the then junior attendees enjoyed the dance last year, news of recent changes has become apparent. Many of the complaints from last year’s attendees were related to the DJ and the dance floor setu...

Girls’ Basketball Leads Player to 1000 Points

Noor Naseer, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019

The Girls’ Basketball season is coming to a close. The captains this season are Morgan Phillips ‘19 and Sara Gregor ‘19. According to Phillips, this season came with various challenges, including a tough first couple of games and a new coach. The girls’ previous coach left for family reasons an...

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