The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The @blakestories_ Instagram posts feature a trigger warning slide and a slide detailing stories submitted by students on the anonymous Google Form

Blake Stories Page Raises Awareness

Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor May 7, 2021

Sharing their first post on Mar. 22, the anonymous Instagram account @blakestories_ was created as a safe space for members of the Blake community to share their stories of sexual harassment...

TikTok creators and influencers as a whole have been infamous for ignoring COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Influencers’ Nonexistent COVID-19 Practices

Amelia Bush, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

With the new COVID-19 strand and over 500,000 deaths due to the disease in the United States, following the proper procedures is more necessary than ever; however, this hasn't stopped influencers from...

Social Media Influences Body Image, Health

Social Media Influences Body Image, Health

Mallika Malaviya, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Every morning, I scroll through TikTok and Instagram and find myself looking at another girl who I aspire to be. Her body is amazing, and her life seems so perfect, making mine seem dull in comparison....

Online News Platforms Fail to Fulfill Their Advertised Mission Statements

Online News Platforms Fail to Fulfill Their Advertised Mission Statements

Chad Woerner, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Twitter's main purposes, according to their website, are to "give everyone the power to create and share ideas" and "not detract from a free and global conversation." Instagram's mission statement claims...

Social Media Activism Spreads, Ignites Change

Social Media Activism Spreads, Ignites Change

Clara Lee Molina, Contributing Writer October 7, 2020

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, the world collectively erupted in justified protest. One of the most popular mediums of protest was (and still is) social mediaóparticularly Instagram. As...

Dont Blame TikTok for Unwanted Content

Don’t Blame TikTok for Unwanted Content

Will Rosenblum, Opinions Editor April 28, 2020

TikTok, a video sharing app released in 2016, has exploded onto the online-scene with over one billion users in March of 2020. But the app has been met with its fair share of flaws and criticisms by users....

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Anderson Blum, Science, Technology & Health Editor March 14, 2019

In little over a decade, social media has gone from a group of various technological experiments to domination of the United States and many other countries. Modern children live in a completely different...

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Yeukai Zimbwa, Contributing Writer March 14, 2019

Hello! Good Morning! How are you? I’m fine. For human beings, performing is a part of life: automated responses, scripted small-talk, pseudo-conversations about the weather while passing in the hallways....

Background

Background

Nadia Lee, News Editor March 14, 2019

The ubiquity of personal smartphones raises growing concerns, specifically amongst young people. According to a Common Sense Media (CSM) study, since 2011, the amount of time spent on cell phones has increased...

Gen Z Podcast ep. 1: Social Media

Meara Sullivan, Lorna Kruesel, Contributing Podcasters November 13, 2018

https://anchor.fm/spectrumnewspaper/episodes/Gen-Z-Podcast-ep-1-Social-Media-e2j1ob/a-a6esfn

Arts and Culture Poll

April 30, 2016

From which sites do you get your popular culture news? When was the last time that you bought a teen magazine? When you read a magazine what do you flip to? What celebrities do you...

Load More Stories