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Cole Mathews swipes his card at the west door. This year, Brandon Krona (pictured above) and the rest of the security team have made swiping out mandatory when leaving the campus during school ours

Survey Invites Dialogue Between Students and Administrators

Survey finds that students split on admin trust
Caroline Hardy and William Lyman May 24, 2019

An anonymous survey conducted by The Spectrum of 180 students from all four grades found that 50% of Upper School students believe that Blake administrators do not trust them. Although it is often...

Girls’ Golf Hopes To Continue Great Culture

Positivity will be a big part of season
William Lyman, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2019

“It’s right next to a prison,” says Anna Secor ‘20 of Parker’s Lake Golf Center, the off-campus home of the Blake Girls’ Golf team. The placement of the course, just off of Vicksburg Lane in...

Kenna Vavricheck '21 makes good contact with the ball as she swings.

Softball Leaps Into Future

New coaches, new players give more opportunity to players
William Lyman, Co-Editor in Chief April 19, 2019

It was 5:13 pm on Monday, April 8, as Kenna Vavrichek ‘21 stepped up to bat during the bottom of the 3rd inning. It was the inaugural game of the Girls’ softball 2019 season against Legacy Christian...

Empowering men

Empowering men

Decoding gender conformity among men
William Lyman, Features Editor December 18, 2018

Often in the era of female empowerment, popular culture forgets about the issues of toxic masculinity that limit self-expression in men and boys. There exists a uniform, an unspoken contract imposed...

Understanding defensiveness

Examining the limitations of seeing the other perspectives
William Lyman, Features Editor November 5, 2018

We exist in a community and a political landscape that relies on competition. Small margins of victory for political candidates in presidential and congressional elections have heightened the struggle...

Uncovering forces behind Blake brand

An inside look on legal resources and communications team
William Lyman, Features Editor September 28, 2018

While both the Communications team and Legal Team are such integral parts of the operations of the school, little is known about how they operate. The communications department is responsible for the operation...

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

William Lyman, Features Editor September 9, 2018

Returning to the Martha Bennett Gallery is the “Back to School” exhibition, curated by Sara Gregor ‘19 and Azalea Hallin-Graber ‘19. The installation features all forms of art created and submitted...

Eco-friendly eating

Eco-friendly eating

Exploring the benefits of farm-to-table restaurants
William Lyman, Off site Editor March 5, 2018

Farm-to-table restaurants are one of the most exciting trends in sustainable dining in recent years. This restaurant model cuts out the middleman, delivering locally sourced ingredients directly to diners'...

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

World-renowned 'Napalm Girl' shares emotional story
William Lyman, Staff Writer November 3, 2017

Phan Thi Kim Phúc, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, published author,  international speaker, and founder of a successful nonprofit visited Blake on Wednesday, October 11.  After surviving a napalm bombing...

Desperate measures necessary for students to avoid being tardy

Removal of advisory from the morning wreaks havoc
William Lyman, Staff Writer November 2, 2016

You sprint up the steps leading into the school building. You throw open the doors and are met with the confused face of a freshman trying to figure out the code. The freshman starts to enter random numbers,...

Tripp Markusen ‘19, C.U.N. leader, sports protest shirt at school.

Student body holds peanut revolution

Experts suspect that forbidding nuts made them more common
William Lyman, Contributing Writer September 29, 2016

Following the announcement that Blake would go nut free this year, some students have started an illegal nut smuggling organization to fulfill their nutty needs and get the sustenance they desire. Many...

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