The Spectrum

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Anderson Blum, Science, Technology & Health Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

In little over a decade, social media has gone from a group of various technological experiments to domination of the United States and many other countries. Modern children live in a completely different social structure than the norm had been for generations. Frankly, different does not mean bad. Wh...

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Yeukai Zimbwa, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

Hello! Good Morning! How are you? I’m fine. For human beings, performing is a part of life: automated responses, scripted small-talk, pseudo-conversations about the weather while passing in the hallways. Teenagers born and raised in the 21st century know intimately the pressures that come with the su...

Background

Background

Nadia Lee, News Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

The ubiquity of personal smartphones raises growing concerns, specifically amongst young people. According to a Common Sense Media (CSM) study, since 2011, the amount of time spent on cell phones has increased dramatically. For example, the study found that on average, 13 to 18 year olds spend up to ...

A conversation with Shenelle Haines

A conversation with Shenelle Haines

Alyssa Story, Managing Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

After spending more than two years as a part of the Upper School Tech squad, Shenelle Haines has become an integral part of the community. Through technology troubleshooting, Sophomore advising, and yoga instruction Haines supports students and faculty in many ways. We sat down with her to hear more ...

Scooters on the move

Scooters on the move

Jonah Halper, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH

Bird along with Lime, Skip, and Spin, are some of the leading companies for scooter rental. Bird, on their mobile app, describes the scooters as something that you can use for "your work commute, across college campuses, with friends, or simply just to spread your wings and get some fresh air!" All of ...

Becoming tech warriors

Becoming tech warriors

Anneliese Moore, Managing Editor

December 11, 2015


Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Especially for ninth and tenth graders, getting to know the teachers outside of the six or seven classes you meet with four times a week can be difficult. However, many of these teachers who you might not see every day can be of great help to you, in regard to technology and research questions. The fac...

Online learning presents dichotomy

Online learning presents dichotomy

Willy Verneris, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under OPINIONS

Currently, there are 22 Blake students enrolled in 17 Global Online Academy classes, where they work with students from all around the world. I have taken Big History, a GOA class that was first offered in the 2014-2015 school year. During my time taking this class I worked with people from the R...

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