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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The iced caramel brûlée latte topped with whipped cream in its cup

Starbucks Holiday Drink Review

Catherine Barry, Sci-Tech Editor December 16, 2020

Every winter Starbucks comes out with their seasonal winter drinks. I tried two of their many holiday themed drinks: the peppermint mocha and the caramel brulée latte.  I am not a huge fan of sugary...

The Lowrys BLT-A with a side of sweet potato fries.

The Lowry Excites

Catherine Barry, Sci-Tech Editor December 7, 2020

The Lowry offers online ordering curbside pick-up as well as delivery through services such as DoorDash, GrubHub or Bite Squad. I picked it up and tried the green and grain salad and the BLT-A sandwich.   ...

Nixtas homemade chips, guacamole, and salsa verde.

Nixta: Reheat Flavor

Cleo Kilpatrick, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

Nixta is a Mexican takeout only restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis. Each week they come out with a different menu. There is one meal per week that is always gluten-free and you can request substitutions...

Greek Grill & Fry Co.s chicken kebab platter.

Greek Grill & Fry Co. Stuns, Delights

Noor Naseer, Managing Editor December 7, 2020

On the outside, Greek Grill and Fry Co. may not seem like much, but trust me when I say that it is truly a blessing in disguise.     Outside of the restaurant, there are two gas pumps which provide...

Punchs classic Margherita pizza with basil.

Punch Pizza Review: A Delicious Classic

Cleo Kilpatrick, Contributing Writer November 9, 2020

     Punch Pizza is a popular pizza chain in the Twin Cities. Their pizza is baked in a wood-burning brick oven imported straight from Italy. Personally, I like this style of pizza better than home-cooked...

Young Jonis Korean BBQ pizza.

Young Joni Impresses

Sara Richardson, Managine Editor November 9, 2020

Young Joni, owned by Chef Ann Kim, offers a twist on regular pizza. Their wood-fired pizzas are globally-inspired, bringing a variety of flavors. The different types of pizzas had surprising ingredients...

Pizza Lucés vegan Garden Veggie pizza.

Vegan Pizza Lucé Tested

Zoey Ueland, Contributing Wrtier November 9, 2020

As a vegan, finding vegan pizza has never really been a challenge. However, finding good vegan pizza is another story.      With pizza being one of the most popular foods in America and the number...

Papa Johns pizza sits in its box.

Papa John’s Provides Comfort

Molly Seidel, Contributing Writer November 9, 2020

If you are considering ordering pizza this fall, Papa John's should rise to the top of your list.      I ordered one pizza with a variety of toppings and flavors. There were a variety of toppings to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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