The Spectrum

Upcoming Programs Reflect Desire for Experience

Upcoming Programs Reflect  Desire for Experience

Anderson Blum, Managing Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under INDEPTH

In recent years, the “gap year” has seen its popularity soar. In the year 2015 alone, this post-high school path increased in frequency by 22% according to The Atlantic. Of course, this popularity has extended to Blake, where three members of the class of 2019 will be taking gap years and several...

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

April 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, STUDENT LIFE

For seniors Zac Johnson ‘18, Lucy Graham ‘18, Max Owens ‘18, and Abbie Nelson ‘18, getting “inked” was not a decision made lightly. Tattoos, legal at the age of 18, and the more recent minimalist tattoos have started trending among young adults. Johnson has two tattoos, one of the Great Se...

Seniors plunge for awareness, fun, unification

Seniors plunge for awareness, fun, unification

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

On Friday, March 2 a group of thirteen seniors, along with grade dean Shawn Reid, participated in a Polar Plunge event at Bde Maka Ska to raise money for Special Olympics. Twelve seniors raised over $75 each and Jessie Rudin ‘18 raised $2,073, meaning Blake’s group totaled over $3,100. Polar Plunge MN...

Staff Editorial: Class of 2016 Gift: Funding Future Students

Staff Editorial: Class of 2016 Gift: Funding Future Students

C.C. Lucas, Senior Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

To all current seniors and those who will ever be seniors: eventually, you will try to give a gift you simply know will never add up to what you ‘owe.’ It will be to this school. As you and your classmates sit in the senior lounge–or sprawled across a grassy field on your grade retreat–dis...

Applying to College is too Stressful

Applying to College is too Stressful

Anneliese Moore, Arts and Culture Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under OPINIONS

Every year,  seniors complain about high stress levels as they manage their heavy class schedules while applying to colleges. Only until this year, as a first semester senior, did I actually understand and personally feel this stress. My stress has consistently been at a high during the past thr...

The End of an Era: Reflections from 2012 Class President

The End of an Era: Reflections from 2012 Class President

June 1, 2012


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

As Charles Dickens once said “it was the worst of times.” Just kidding, Upper School was great/weird, but great. See, in High School you get just the right combination of hormones, stress, and external stimulants that make fat middle- aged men look back at them and call them “the best days of their...

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