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Review of Five Popular Youtube Workout Accounts

POPSUGAR is one of many Youtube accounts that create videos that stimulate workout classes

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

May 15, 2020

Review 1: POPSUGAR Fitness POPSUGAR is a lifestyle brand that has a variety of fitness videos as well as health and beauty articles. The workout was the most physically intense out of the other videos, but it was my favorite. POPSUGAR Fitness has a variety of videos from floor pilates to dance ca...

Some of the Spectrum Staff’s Favorite Smoothie Recipes to Try

Maggie Seidel's '22 smoothie  (bottom left) with the ingredients she used (top left) and Sara Richardson's  '21 smoothie (top right) and the ingredients she used (bottom right)

Sara Richardson and Maggie Seidel

May 9, 2020

In an attempt to brighten our morning and begin our days with a nice breakfast, certain members of the Spectrum Staff have been perfecting their personal smoothie recipes to share.  Maggie’s Recipe:  1 Cup Frozen Strawberries ½ Cup Frozen Pineapple 1 Cup Tazo Passion Tea ½ Water ...

Spring Sport Athletes Share Training Schedules, React to Cancellation of Season

Lacrosse player Ava Pihlstrom '22 follows workouts that have been put together by BGL's coach

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

April 22, 2020

Without this season, teams feel more pressure to work hard in the off-season to prepare.  Mitchell states, “But next year, the majority of our team are juniors this year, so we will be seniors next year, and it’s our last season, so it is going to be big. [...] I am sure it's going to be putting in a lot of work next year.”

Spring Sport Athletes Share Training Schedules, React to Cancellation of Season

Lacrosse player Ava Pihlstrom '22 follows workouts that have been put together by BGL's coach

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

April 18, 2020

Before the spring sports’ seasons were officially cancelled, different teams were staying active and preparing for their upcoming seasons. Eliot Mitchell ‘21, explains that her lacrosse coach “made a spreadsheet and we have five workouts a week and then like wall ball and stick challenges and things like that...

50 Things To Do During Quarantine

Coloring is relaxing and a great way to pass time.

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

April 16, 2020

Clean your house. I am not just talking about cleaning your room, but help your parents organize the garage or go through your closet. Personally, I did this during the first two days of quarantine and I feel uncluttered.  Redecorate your room. Move some things around, put some pictures of your friends and family on the wall, or learn about feng shui. 

50 Things To Do During Quarantine

Coloring is relaxing and a great way to pass time.

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

April 2, 2020

  Clean your house. I am not just talking about cleaning your room, but help your parents organize the garage or go through your closet. Personally, I did this during the first two days of quarantine and I feel uncluttered.  Redecorate your room. Move some things around, put some pictures of ...

Students Seek Clarifying Communication of Definition, Consequences

Andrew Richardson ‘23 and David Carlson ‘23 concentrate on an assignment during TASC. Distance is another tactic employed by teachers to protect academic honesty between students.

Sara Richardson, Arts and Culture Editor

November 8, 2019

On paper, academic honesty has a similar definition for most students. Amaka Nwokocha '21 describes the definition of academic honesty as "[j]ust not cheating. Doing your own work." But, while the meaning of academic honesty seems simple, there is abundant confusion and issues between students and t...

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...

Advisory Activities Spark Opposition

October 15, 2019

Advisories are supposed to be fun, relaxing environments where students can build connections with one another. However, many students feel as though forced advisory activities ruin the fun.  This year, advisories are doing forced activities every week, and students are not happy about it. Melanie Su...

Golden Graham Treats

Golden Graham Treats

Sara Richardson, Opinions Editor

May 13, 2019

Ingredients: 6 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 1 bag of mini marshmallows 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 12-ounce box of Golden Grahams cereal Directions: Set one cup of the mini marshmallows aside. Melt the butter, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and vanilla in a large pot over me...

Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Maggie Bowman, Jim Mahoney and Patrick Barry supporting their respective teams, the Minnesota Vikings, the Boston Red Sox, and the Green Bay Packers

Sara Richardson, Opinions Editor

March 15, 2019

Extreme sports loyalties run deep, deriving from family traditions and childhoods in communities where sports are front page news. From fire hydrants painted green and yellow for the Green Bay Packers, batteries being thrown at Red Sox fans at Yankee Stadium, and loyally wearing a Vikings jersey every ...

James ’21’s goal propels Boys’ Soccer to first State Championship since 2008

Sara Richardson, Catherine Barry, Staff Writers

December 2, 2018

The Blake Boys Soccer Team won the Minnesota Class A championship because of the astonishing goal by Keegan James ‘21. After 105 minutes of play, with the score tied at zero against Bemidji, Jake Lundberg ‘19 had the idea of Keegan shooting the ball from over fifty yards out. Keegan says tha...

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