The Spectrum

Empowering men

Empowering men

William Lyman, Features Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under INDEPTH

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 upon men in our school. Tennis shoes, khakis, a sweatshirt, nothing fancy. This uniform comes along w...

Understanding defensiveness

William Lyman, Features Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under INDEPTH

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 for power within our government. In other words, the aggressive fight between political parties perpe...

Uncovering forces behind Blake brand

William Lyman, Features Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under INDEPTH

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 of Blake website, Cyrus magazine, Life at Blake video series, Family Directory, Bear Essentia...

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

William Lyman, Features Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Artwork @ Blake, NEWS, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

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 by students during the summer season, a diverse collection of personal expression. The exhibit...

Eco-friendly eating

Eco-friendly eating

William Lyman, Off site Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under FOOD

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' plates. Farm-to-table eating has become increasingly popular in recent years due to their su...

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

Kim Phúc delivers inspiring symposium

William Lyman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

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 on her village at the age of nine, she sustained injuries that marked the beginning of an inspirati...

Desperate measures necessary for students to avoid being tardy

William Lyman, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under Comedy

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, hoping that someone will be kind enough to notice and let them in. It is 7:59am. You are supposed ...

Student body holds peanut revolution

Student body holds peanut revolution

William Lyman, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Comedy

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 students sneak peanut butter bars in their backpacks or hide trail mix in their pockets for a snack later...

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