The Spectrum

New AP Test Brings Challenges, Unknown Format

New AP Test Brings Challenges, Unknown Format

Shira Aronow and Anna Johns

May 14, 2020

Many students are uncertain about what to expect with this year’s new changes to the AP exams; however, the resources provided by Blake teachers and The College Board have made the transition easier. Andrew Chang ‘21 states that this year he is taking a different approach to preparing for the ...

A Look into Students’ Daily Routines

A Look into Students' Daily Routines

Shira Aronow & Anna Johns, Staff Writers

April 25, 2020

During this new era of synchronous learning, some students have found comfort in spending more time with family and structuring their own routines at home, while others miss the school environment and spending time with their classmates. Some may even feel a little bit of both. Joshua Enebo ‘21 e...

Service Path Recognition Inspires Engagement, Focus, Dedication

Annabelle Swigert ‘22, center front, and Planned Parenthood Teen Council sport their new shirts.

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Community service takes many forms within Blake, whether that be in service oriented clubs, all school service days, or in the variety of service opportunities that members of the community participate in individually. One way that Blake acknowledges the individual work of students outside of the school...

Excitement, Anticipation Brews for Upcoming Thanksgiving Break, Holiday

As fall quickly starts to feel like winter, students look forward to the approaching Thanksgiving holiday.

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Thanksgiving means something different to many members of the student body. And, the homework-free weekend is experienced in a variety of ways as well. A time to celebrate with old and new traditions, eat tasty meals, to be grateful, and some time away from school are aspects of the upcoming holiday t...

Poppy Harlow Gives a “Voice to the Voiceless”

Harlow hosting a 2019 CNN Town Hall Forum with presidential candidate Howard Schultz

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

When Poppy Harlow ‘01 was asked to conduct an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg the same week that her son was born, she was unsure whether she could realistically do it. But there she was, sitting with a Supreme Court Justice while wearing an adult pregnancy diaper. Harlow’s experiences...

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical’s uniqueness

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical's uniqueness

Shira Aronow and Anna Johns

March 10, 2018

The Blake School musical Once on This Island opens Friday, March 9, and the cast and crew agree their hard work has come together to make a great show. Members of the cast have loved participating in this musical on and off the stage during rehearsal and speak to how it was as a commitment. Anika Hahn ‘2...

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