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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Harrison Oxford23 tees of in a Match against Wayzata at Burl Oaks

Boys Golf Looks To State Using Past Advice

Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor June 2, 2021

It was not long ago since Derek Hitchner '18 teed off to win the Class AA State Championship in 2016. Now concluding his sophomore year at Pepperdine University, the echoes of his swing can be heard throughout...

Collin Craig ’24 preforms a dive during practice this season.

Diving Maintains Practices, Hones Skills

Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2021

     This year has brought unique challenges for each sport; with mask mandates, social distancing measures, and other restrictions, practices and games look very different. Diving, however, is one...

Students often do classes and homework in the same spot. This lack of movement can make it difficult to concentrate and focus.

RTLP Causes Mental Health to Deteriorate

Nina Bush, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

Last year's remote learning taught me the value of learning in-person and made me appreciate the little things about school, like side conversations at the start of class, seeing people in the halls, getting...

Pictured above is the 2019-2020 Blake Volleyball team. They entered the fall expecting not to be able to play until the spring, but due to the new MSHSL guidelines, delivered September 21, they are now able to begin their fall 2020 season rather than waiting until spring.

MSHSL Makes Changes Guidelines, Allows Fall Seasons to Begin

Jasper Liu, Contributing Writer October 1, 2020

Before Monday, September 21, Minnesota high school volleyball and football seasons were supposed to take place in the spring amid Covid-19 concerns. But throughout the morning of September 21st, members...

Girls’ Swim & Dive Team Swims on Despite New Restrictions

Girls’ Swim & Dive Team Swims on Despite New Restrictions

Amelia Bush, Contributing Writer October 1, 2020

Like many other sports this year, Blake Girls' Swim and Dive has had to make many adjustments and sacrifices in order to have a season. The team has been split into two different groups that practice during...

Cancellation of Tennis Season Present Opportunity for Growth

Ben Lim, Staff Writer May 26, 2020

Due to Covid-19 spring sports have been canceled. When I learned this I barely thought about it because I’m only a sophmore in highschool. I have two more years of tennis that I get to enjoy and experience....

The Aamoth Stadium lays empty during this time

Cancellation of Spring Season Leads to Plans for Summer, Impacts Recruitment

Catherine Barry, Food Features Editor May 23, 2020

Among all the chaos that has come with the outbreak of COVID-19, student-athletes whose sports are in the spring are devastated that they won’t have a season due to the close contact and high risk of...

Home Gyms Become Essential For Athletes

Home Gyms Become Essential For Athletes

Gabe Ganz, Sports Editor April 2, 2020

In a time of closure for all public gyms and workout areas, athletes of all levels find themselves struggling to find methods of staying in shape. However, for the athletes lucky enough to have workout...

The Boys Hockey team competes against the Eagles from Eden Prairie in the state semi-final game, eventually losing 4-1.

Boys’ Hockey Finds Success With 2A

Catherine Barry, Food Features Editor March 9, 2020

The Boys' Hockey team has had a very successful season thus far with their new Head Coach Rob McClanahan. McClanahan was on the U.S. Olympic team in 1980 and a part of the team that beat the Soviet Union...

Bearstangs Win State Tournament

Bearstangs Win State Tournament

Anisa Thompson, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

Following outstanding performances and receiving the first place title at the 2020 Minnesota State High School League Boys Section 2A Swim & Dive Championships, the BreckBlake Boys’ Swim and Dive...

Students share their evening schedules.

Students Participate in Broad Range of Activities After School

Lachen Reid, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

Different endeavors that take place after school comprise students' evening hours.

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes

Robert Grace, Contributing Writer November 6, 2019

Within our community, there are about 12 teachers and faculty members that currently coach a sports team for Blake, not including former coaches. Therefore, it is imperative that they balance both their...

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