The Spectrum

Class of 2019: Doing Alright

Carter Puckett, Photography Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Annually, the rise of  a new senior slogan takes its shape to define the academic year for students to come. The "alr19ht" slogan of the class of 2019, however, may just be the most controversial yet. With such few words, the slogan already makes a statement. The senior class stands together with the...

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

April 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, STUDENT LIFE

For seniors Zac Johnson ‘18, Lucy Graham ‘18, Max Owens ‘18, and Abbie Nelson ‘18, getting “inked” was not a decision made lightly. Tattoos, legal at the age of 18, and the more recent minimalist tattoos have started trending among young adults. Johnson has two tattoos, one of the Great Se...

Over 70 students walk out protesting gun violence

Over 70 students walk out protesting gun violence

Caroline Hardy, Staff writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

March 14, 2018—Exactly one month after the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left seventeen students and faculty dead and many more wounded, students at Blake walked out of the school and stood outside for seventeen minutes to honor those seventeen lives lost. Organized primarily by Ze...

DECA remains victorious at State competition

DECA remains victorious at State competition

Amanda Ward, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

DECA, the entrepreneurship club lead by Justin Gainsley ‘18, won big at the State competition this past March 4-6. The club is popular across the world as well as at school due to its profound ability to assist students in their business efforts for future jobs and careers. The DECA club meets e...

Making the most of your autumn

Nikki Stabno, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Eva Berezovsky The fall time can be very stressful with the first quarter ending, fall sports at their peak, and our academic workload starting to build up. Although fall can be filled with homework, cram sessions, and endless cups of coffee, it is also a great time to go out with friends and enjoy th...

Students reminisce on global immersion trips to Cuba, Vietnam

Drew Rosenblum, Opinions Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

From June 11- July 3, 2017, a group of Blake students traveled to the bustling city of Hanoi, the lively city of Saigon, and the peaceful and quiet rural areas of both sides of the country. Julia Abraham ‘19, a student on the trip, gives a summary of what they did on the Vietnam trip.  She says...

Changing the community one blanket at a time

Changing the community one blanket at a time

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Last month, Sam Monahan '18 stood in front of Forum to present her idea: a club focused on helping others feel just a little more at ease in unfortunate circumstances. With all of the clubs at school focused on generally academic or athletic goals, she wanted to bring back a school-wide focus on benevolenc...

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Graduation requirements include art. Senior speeches are frequently given on the perks of taking art courses and branching out through classes from Drawing and Painting to Ceramics. The visual arts are well supported in our community. More than just that, musical arts courses are offered as well; ch...

Students toil with term usage

Students toil with term usage

Gemily Wang, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Political correctness and word choice have been very important to Blake’s community. Now, Blake questions whether as a school and community the use of terms freshmen or ninth graders differs at all or fails to keep up with the times. When ten freshmen and two upperclassmen were interviewed, a bit ...

Teens engage in the election

Teens engage in the election

November 3, 2016


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

With the General Elections featuring the Presidential Election right around the corner, politics are on the foreground of many people's thoughts. This year’s controversial candidates have raised tensions more so than usual. Aditya Shekhar ‘18 says, “Tempers are flared.” With these issues in our society being ...

Teachers approach finals differently

Erin Wordelman, Staff writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

You wake up and realize that you have a week full of exams ahead of you, and the stress starts to kick in. All of your study guides are 10 pages long; the thought of mastering that material is daunting. Each teacher and course has the opportunity to offer a final exam of their choosing, with most op...

Seeing double: the experience of having a sibling at school

Seeing double: the experience of having a sibling at school

Emily Hykes, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

While scanning the sprawling hallways and lounges of Blake, the typical scene tends to be clusters of people often organized by grade, friends, sports, or hobby. But on occasion, you may spot a dynamic duo of siblings either battling to the death or sharing a heartfelt hug. The love-hate relation...

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