The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

This Target edition record of “folklore” plays “august” by Taylor Swift.

Best Summer Songs

Sofia Perlman, Sci-Tech & Perspectives Editor June 1, 2022

Let The Sun In by Wallows -  Nothing captures the happy and carefree energy of summer more than “Let The Sun In” by Wallows. The song immediately brings me to a hot day in the middle of summer....

Caribou Offers Refreshing Summer Drinks

Caribou Offers Refreshing Summer Drinks

Cleo Kilpatrick , Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Are you getting tired of ordering the same drink before school? Caribou is my go-to coffee spot, especially in the morning. I love that itís local and the baristas are usually super friendly. Here are...

Summer Encourages Exploration

Gabby Monahan, Contributing Writer September 19, 2019

For many, summer is the perfect opportunity to erase the thought of school from their mind and dive into fun and exciting activities. These activities can range from camps, clubs, organizations, jobs,...

Addison Anderson 19 works with students during the summer.

LearningWorks Creates Community, Positive Learning Environment

Nora Fox , Contributing Writer May 13, 2019

“I learn so much from my students because we all create a community together through LearningWorks. It feels like Blake transforms into a new place during the summer even though it’s the same building,”...

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Senior Summer Reading Recommendations

Sarina Dev, Editor Emeritus May 10, 2019

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Don’t thank me, thank Mr. Barry. I read this book first semester in my Utopian and Dystopian Literature class and it completely blew me out of the water. Mandel...

Kajas Top Five: Spring Break Essentials

Kaja’s Top Five: Spring Break Essentials

Kaja Bingham, Columnist March 11, 2019

1. GlowMotions glow oils by Sol de Janeiro In Brazil, glowing, highlighted skin is a year round obsession and a huge beauty secret. These glow oils fully capture the ultimate glow, highlight, and smooth...

Learning from the Outdoors

Learning from the Outdoors

Louise Ba, Contributing Writer October 3, 2018

“Alright guys, I need all the bolts taken out of these picnic tables. It shouldn’t take you that long!” I looked up at the source of this strange suggestion, our project sponsor at Afton State...

Students reminisce on global immersion trips to Cuba, Vietnam

Drew Rosenblum, Opinions Editor October 16, 2017

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...

Summer, A Social Construct

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer December 8, 2016

Show off those pale ashy legs with some timeless “Jorts” or classic Nike Athletic shorts. Shorts aren’t just for summer, and with Blake’s bipolar heating there is no reason not to take off...

Michael Dejoras 17 and Jimmy Gruver 17 both went on the Cuba trip this past summer.

Polyglots Unite

Bennett Mattson, Staff Writer September 28, 2016

¡Hola! Hello! Bonjour! Hallo! Salam! I just greeted you in Spanish, English, French, Dutch, and Azerbaijani. Why? To emphasize the fact that learning a second, third, fourth, or even fifth language is...

Martinez-Sutton does just about nothing.

Juggling leisure and work alters summer structure

Louis Cosentino and Matthew Martinez-Sutton, Contributing Writers September 29, 2015

Matt: I essentially did nothing this summer. I had no job. Each day I would float between the country club and my house, with the occasional time with friends in between tennis lessons and rounds of golf....

Tom Thumb Donuts, a state fair classic.

Review: Culinary Tour of State Fair

Eva Berezovsky, Contributing Writer September 29, 2015

The State Fair may be the only week where Minnesotans gather in one setting, sharing warm smiles and even warmer cheese curds. Absolutely nothing compares to flavors at the Fair. It’s as if every past...

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