The Spectrum

Re-defining discourse

Maxine Whitely and John Miller, Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager

December 3, 2015

In the wake of national unrest about race relations on college campuses, discussions of the subject have naturally permeated into high schools, too. Uncomfortable, necessary conversations have graced our world through online mediums and face-to-face interactions. Our administration even felt it necessary ...

Staff Editorial: Overworked and stressed

Staff Editorial: Overworked and stressed

Sam Gittleman, Opinions Editor

October 30, 2015

Posted up in the new English wing lounge, a group of ninth graders, merely ankle-deep in the maelstrom of high school, illustrates the heaviness of a Blake student’s course load; there is evidence of long nights, limited time for extracurriculars, and minimal time to breathe. “I have had no sleep....

Voice of the Staff: Open-Source Textbooks

Voice of the Staff: Open-Source Textbooks

The Spectrum Staff

September 29, 2015

You finish the final page of The Things They Carried, put it aside, open up your laptop, and begin reading again. But this time, it’s for chemistry on your digital textbook. With such rapid technological advances, students are quickly gaining the option to utilize technology for a variety of academi...

Staff Editorial: Different approach to service could spark lifelong commitment

Staff Editorial: Different approach to service could spark lifelong commitment

Maxine Whitely, Editor-In-Chief

March 19, 2015

The importance of service resounded in the community as advisories spent the second half of a Wednesday afternoon engaging in volunteer work. Some students took charge of the planning and helped find a cause that they were exceptionally passionate about. Others went with the flow of advisories, signing...

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