The Spectrum

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

William Lyman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Phan Thi Kim Phúc, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, published author,  international speaker, and founder of a successful nonprofit visited Blake on Wednesday, October 11.  After surviving a napalm bombing on her village at the age of nine, she sustained injuries that marked the beginning of an inspirati...

Best shows on TV

Penelope Winton, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2017

Comedy Central’s Broad City follows the lives of eclectic roommates Abbi and Ilana as they navigate their hectic lives in New York City. Dealing with seemingly trivial problems that range from fixing the AC to dropping bike locks down the sewer grate, executive producer Amy Poehler expertly grapples...

Eurocentrism in mapping

Alyssa Story, Opinions Editor

April 28, 2017

It’s no secret that Social Studies in America is biased and Eurocentric. However, some schools have worked to combat this issue.      Recently, The Boston school system has commited to remove the use of Mercator Projection Maps from their public schools.      Mercator maps, proposed by Ge...

Science Spotlight: Tech Requirement

Minjae Lee, Editor Emeritus

February 9, 2017

Despite living in a digital age, the core curriculum of private liberal arts institutions often lacks a distinctive technology requirement.                However, in recent years, higher education institutions such as Barnard College are gaining national attention due to their technology re...

Hydrate or die-drate

Hydrate or die-drate

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

February 9, 2017

The warnings are endless: your grades will go down if you stop drinking water, dehydration putting your vigilance and motor skills at odds. Regardless, Blake students largely disregard drinking throughout the day.      The most widely recommended daily water intake is two litres, or, in Blake te...

Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight

Chapel Puckett and Additional reporting by: Josie Lagerstrom, Eva Berezovsky, Zoe Wellik

November 3, 2016

The hole dug by construction workers on Tuesday for water main repares flooded with water from the domestic pipeline.

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...

Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy

Drew Rosenblum, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016

Legacy Day is the only day of the year where all three campuses of The Blake School including every grade (1 through 12), over 100 volunteers, and every single faculty member all get together and help give back to the community through service.      For one day out of the 277 we are in school, the entire student ...

Fight or flight fear

Fight or flight fear

Penelope Winton, Front Page Editor

November 3, 2016

Fear stems from the most primitive parts of our being; nestled in the temporal lobe of the brain, the concept of fear traces back all the way back to the earliest of hominids. This instinctive--almost reptilian--response to stimuli found its beginnings when our ancestors still lived in caves, hunting a...

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Emily Hykes and Isaac Gittleman

September 29, 2016

Over the summer, one of the middle school’s biggest assets–Aamoth Stadium–underwent some significant upgrades and the long-anticipated turf project was completed. Construction began on March 7th last year and finished August 15th this summer. 9700 square yards of turf material were brought in t...

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 media is too harsh―even on celebrities

The media is too harsh―even on celebrities

March 18, 2016

Comedy at the expense of others negatively influences young minds.

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