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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Max Vinar ‘26 and Jack Mark ‘26 from Anna Reid’s advisory look up the word integrity in the Merriam Webster Dictionary.

Community Assess Integrity

Ali Hecker, Student Life Editor February 1, 2023

Oxford Dictionary defines integrity as, “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles”. Beginning this year, grade deans have introduced the school’s core values as themes for each...

In-Person Senior Speeches Engages Audience

Max Yousha, Contributing Writer December 1, 2021

Senior speeches are back in person for the 2021-22 school year after being online for all of last year. For some people, this is exciting, and for others, this is not a change-back they were looking forward...

Students, Teachers Acknowledge Lost School Norms

Sage Marmet and Reporting by: Editorial Staff November 30, 2021

Behaviors in the JNA, cafeteria, hallways, and activities pertaining to phones, masks, and academic honesty have all transformed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, marking a communal cultural norms...

Independent Studies Engage Curiosity

Independent Studies Engage Curiosity

Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2021

Independent studies offer students a chance to dive deeper into subject matter that they find interesting in a way that allows them to design their own lessons, pace themselves, and follow wherever their...

Aksel Reid ’21 works early in the morning before school starts.  He mainly serves customers.

Aksel Reid: Baker’s Wife

Christina Chekerdjieva, Perspectives Editor December 7, 2020

The Baker's Wife on S 28th Ave. in Minneapolis is a local bakery where Aksel Reid '21 has been working since before the pandemic. Reid works as an opener, so his shift happens before Zoom school even starts....

Food and household supply donations at Greater Mount Vernon Church.

Students Aid Protests

Will Rosenblum, Multi-Media Editor October 2, 2020

As Minneapolis became the center of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Blake students aided in the fight for racial justice in a variety of ways. Nikki Stabno ’21, Rachel Winkey ’21, Kate...

Andrew Richardson ‘23 and David Carlson ‘23 concentrate on an assignment during TASC. Distance is another tactic employed by teachers to protect academic honesty between students.

Students Seek Clarifying Communication of Definition, Consequences

Sara Richardson, Arts and Culture Editor November 8, 2019

On paper, academic honesty has a similar definition for most students. Amaka Nwokocha '21 describes the definition of academic honesty as "[j]ust not cheating. Doing your own work." But, while the meaning...

The Junior Lounge after the 2019 Senior Prank, a longstanding tradition often contested by faculty.

Changing Traditions Emphasize Transient Community

Emma Martinez Sutton, Managing Editor September 21, 2019

“Human beings crave an understanding of where we come from and I think that’s the benefit and power of tradition... [it’s] the way in which we reconnect with the past,” explains English teacher...

Seniors from the Class of 2020 work in the Senior Lounge, a longstanding tradition.

Traditions Create Identity, Strong Communities

Maggie Seidel, Student Life Editor September 21, 2019

Many institutions value tradition’s communal aspects and properties that interweave with both daily and habitual activities as well as special moments, Blake being no exception. Traditions, at the core,...

Burnout and Branding

Burnout and Branding

William Lyman, Co-Editor-in-Chief | Indepth Editor March 13, 2019

I am tired; not in a way that an extra couple hours of sleep can fix. I have simply burned out. At this point in my life, it appears as if I exist to produce, to work. I wake up hours before school begins...

Restaurant Staff Shares Behind the Scenes Perks

Allie Miller, Chloe Countryman, Julia Abraham, Staff Writers November 5, 2018

The Lowry is an American restaurant located on 21st and Hennepin (about 5 minutes south of the Upper School). Open from 6:30 am to 2 am, the Lowry has countless meal options, with a whole menu just for...

From left to right: Thomas Washington 18, Sara McClanahan 18, Bjorn Holm 18, Kyle Meredith 18, Jackson Saunders 18, Bennett Hawley 18, Sam Shapiro 18, and Emily Hykes 18 lead cheers at the Play for Pink Wolfpack game against St. Croix Lutheran.

Senior class of 2018: Bringing the fun

Eva Berezovsky, Creative Director October 3, 2017

Students come in three breeds upon returning to school: there are those who exude optimism, those who count down the days until next summer before classes even begin, and those who battle to balance positivity...

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