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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Legacy Day: Created For Community

Legacy Day: Created For Community

Steven Cao and Tarun Gopalakrishnan September 29, 2022

With Legacy Day around the corner, its return has sparked many mixed emotions around the community.  This year’s Legacy Day feels different than most years, due to the fact that last year’s Legacy...

Where The Crawdads Sing Soars, Excites Audience

‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ Soars, Excites Audience

Sonia Lerner, Contributing Writer September 29, 2022

The movie adaptation of Where The Crawdads Sing, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Taylor John Smith, hit theaters mid-July. Critics say that Edgar-Jones fell short in terms of doing justice to main character...

“Don’t Look Up” Movie Review

Sofia Perlman, Perspectives Editor February 3, 2022

         The recent Netflix movie Don’t Look Up forces its viewers to examine our society and future consequences of our current lifestyle. Despite the movie's mixed reviews with many either...

COVID-19’s Effect on Teenagers, Socialization

COVID-19’s Effect on Teenagers, Socialization

Mallika Malaviya, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Although unexpected, increased isolation caused by the pandemic has resulted in teenagers becoming more social than they were previously. Being a teenager is often defined by lots of socialization, and...

TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition

TikTok Audios, Trends Give Small Artists Platforms, Recognition

Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor May 28, 2021

TikTok has exploded since its creation in 2016, and with it, the world has entered a new era in music creation. A massive component of the media sensation has been music, as trends that fuel content on...

Seniors Share Advice and Reflect

Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor May 28, 2021

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO YOUR FRESHMAN SELF? Tommy, you have so much room to grow. Don’t be afraid to go after all the opportunities Blake has to offer. It all will turn out ok.” - Tommy Pan I would...

Staff Editorial: Community Struggles to Connect Through Lack of Dances, Mandatory Fun

Staff Editorial: Community Struggles to Connect Through Lack of Dances, Mandatory Fun

Betsy Fries, Creative Director May 28, 2021

Students would like to think that the adults, namely the administration in the building, prioritize a sense of community among the student body. We acknowledge and fully understand that they are humans...

Award Shows Adapt to COVID-19

Award Shows Adapt to COVID-19

Amaka Nwokocha, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Through 2020, the world went through a pandemic that devastated the entertainment industry. Last spring, movie releases and film festivals got canceled, albums got pushed back, and filming for countless...

On May 13, Blake offered over 600 community members COVID-19 vaccines at the Middle School.

COVID-19 Vaccination Processes Shift, Easing Summer Restrictions

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

To most Minnesotans, the COVID-19 pandemic has seemed like a nearly 15 month marathon since the first stay at home order was issued on March 25, 2020. For the first time in over a year, real, tangible...

Dangers of Praising, Idolizing Politicians, Blurs, Obscures Truth

Dangers of Praising, Idolizing Politicians, Blurs, Obscures Truth

James Prince, Games & Ads Editor May 28, 2021

In the United States, cult followings have sprung up around politicians like former President Donald Trump, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Senator Bernie Sanders. The acceleration of said...

An Ode To Sun, Light

Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor May 28, 2021

Dear Future,  The sun currently dictates our mood, lifestyle, and atmosphere in a way I truly never knew possible. We currently depend upon the glimpse of light to show us that time continues despite...

Biden Keeps Campaign Promises, Actions, Policies

Keaton Rannow, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

While it is still the early days of Joe Biden’s presidency, it can be helpful to see how far his various campaign promises have come as a measure to determine his effectiveness as a president. When examining...

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