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Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial

What Spectrum staff learns from challenges of COVID-19
Maggie Seidel, Business Manager December 7, 2020

Despite the many hardships that 2020 has posed, this year has simultaneously offered new perspectives about human interaction, societal issues, and personal health. No community has been immune to the...

Spectrum Staff Offers Advice to Hybrid Teachers, Administrators

Spectrum Staff Offers Advice to Hybrid Teachers, Administrators

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor in Chief October 2, 2020

While the semblance of normalcy that hybrid learning delivers is exciting, the system is complicated and not without flaws. Now a month into the new system, students have passed the initial shock and have...

Staff Editorial: COVID-19 Closures and Openings Elicit Conversations About the Balance Between Economic Security and Health

Staff Editorial: COVID-19 Closures and Openings Elicit Conversations About the Balance Between Economic Security and Health

Varying responses to government policies increase tension in communities
Maggie Seidel, Features Editor May 20, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting states differently, the stay-at-home orders mandated by individual state governors are enacted on a state-by- state basis. These differing responses, closures,...

Re-defining discourse

Harmful clashes between PC, free speech go nowhere
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...

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Staff Editorial: Overworked and stressed

Thoughts on mindsets and attitudes
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...

Voice of the Staff: Open-Source Textbooks

Voice of the Staff: Open-Source Textbooks

Tackling the pros and cons for students of different methods of accessing 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...

Staff Editorial: Different approach to service could spark lifelong commitment

Staff Editorial: Different approach to service could spark lifelong commitment

How engaging in service in a new way will create more benefits for individuals and organizations
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...

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