The Spectrum

Films Document, Create History

Films Document, Create History

Lorna Kruesel, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

2012: Stuck In Love (Amazon Prime) Stuck in Love is a beautiful film that deals with family, romance, and friendship. The movie follows three couples, a divorced father figuring out how to deal with the love he still holds for his ex-wife, the daughter of the divorced father who refuses to fall in...

Review: Senior Seminar Fails to Impress

Miki Rierson, Editor Emeritus

May 13, 2019

Senior Seminar. Say the word to any senior and you’ll receive an amalgamation of groans, sighs, and an immediate rant regarding the string of assignments due. Complaints have been made, senior meetings with Stavney are filled with grievance after grievance, and speeches critiquing Senior Seminar unite...

Captain Marvel Movie Tries to Please Feminists

Captain Marvel Movie Tries to Please Feminists

Amaka Nwokocha, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019

What the past 20 Marvel movies have taught me is that a hero has to be weak at some points in order to be strong. This is a major theme that is completely overlooked in this movie in favor of portraying Captain Marvel as a strong woman to please feminists. It was a very mediocre superhero movie that h...

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

Amaka Nwokocha, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018

The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr, is about a teenage girl named Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who lives in a predominantly black neighborhood with gangs, drugs, and high crime rates. She goes to a school called Williamson Prep, which is affluent and predominantly white. The school is not...

Appreciating Second Lunch

Many seats are left open during a second lunch. The lunch- room is usually quiet and spacious during this block.

Lachen Reid, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018

The beginning of a new semester brings new classes and new teachers to students, but possibly the most important new addition to the Blake student’s life is the infamous Google document which contains the most heart-breaking or ecstasy-inducing piece of information: Whether their schedule is fille...

Kaja’s Top 5: Autumn Playlist

Kaja's Top 5: Autumn Playlist

November 2, 2018

Lucy by Still Woozy My favorite song this month has to be “Lucy” by Still Woozy. The soft instrumentals and overall melancholic, intimate tone of this song radiate a sense of coziness yet also invite you to get up and dance. Put on your wool socks and move baby!   Trip by Ella Mai ...

The Best croissants Minneapolis has to offer

Josh Power, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of common pastries. Cookies, cakes, and rolls are all delicious, but my favorite has always been, and always will be the croissant. In my opinion croissants are largely underrated, overshadowed by these more popular and mainstream goods. Looking to publicize cro...

Putting pancake reputations to the test

The Original Pancake House has four locations in Minnesota.

Allie Miller and Julia Abraham

March 15, 2018

We visited three iconic breakfast hotspots and put their reputations to the test. Our mission was simple: discern the quality of these popular franchises based on their pancakes’ appearance, taste, and price. We started at the Plymouth Original Pancake House; a classic for pancake lovers. We visi...

Pho Hao review

Pho Hao is an international chain with only one restaurant in Minnesota.

Ian Acheson, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018

Pho Hao is a Vietnamese restaurant that centers around noodle soups and rice dishes. The only branch of this international chain in Minnesota is located on eat street at 2450 Nicollet Ave, a 7-minute drive from school. The environment of the restaurant is small yet efficient. The staff is helpfu...

Starbucks’ infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte spurs controversy

Starbucks' infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte spurs controversy

Elizabeth Opp, News Editor

November 7, 2017

Pumpkin spice lattes are the worst. With a whopping 50 grams of sugar and 18 grams of fat in the 16 ounce drink, consuming just one is a sure way to decrease health. The purpose of coffee is not to be the accessory of an "I'm wrapped up in my favorite flannel sitting next to my fire with my dog and watc...

Kombucha Cravings

Kombucha Cravings

Elizabeth Opp, News Editor

October 3, 2017

As the year 2017 winds down, the popularity of kombucha has increased even more than over the past few years. Whether it’s for the health, the taste, or just the aesthetic, many have turned to kombucha as a daily beverage. Kombucha is a type of fermented tea that originated in China around 221 BCE,...

New scoops at La La Ice Cream

A scoop of Charlotte's web, a creamy flavor swirled with toasted coconut and chocolate chips.

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions editor

May 25, 2017

As a die-hard Sebastian Joe's fan, it breaks my heart to say it, but I think La La Ice Cream may have become, or at least tie my original love, for the position of top ice cream spot in Minneapolis. Located just outside of central Uptown on Hennepin Avenue, La La Ice Cream features homemade ice cream...

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