The Spectrum

Getting Behind the Scenes of the Gallery

The Martha Bennett Gallery Team together in the Gallery. Not pictured: Azalea Hallin-Graber '19

Zoe Wellik, Staff Writer

September 30, 2018

Grade lounges and other seating areas are filled daily with the same routine of friends in the moments before class in the morning. However, between the original Northrop building and the science wing is a beacon of the four Upper School grades as a collective: the Martha Bennett Gallery. This school...

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Hazel DeHapporte '19 performs at Open Mic Night on November 10th.

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

March 13, 2017

Graduation requirements include art. Senior speeches are frequently given on the perks of taking art courses and branching out through classes from Drawing and Painting to Ceramics. The visual arts are well supported in our community. More than just that, musical arts courses are offered as well; ch...

AP Government class takes on congressional races

Zoe Wellik, Online Editor

November 6, 2016

While all eyes have been on the presidential candidates leading up to election day, many go to the polls uninformed on their state's candidates. Even worse, candidates for other states typically remain completely anonymous to a given voter. To strengthen an idea of how important this knowledge can be...

Girl, Manterrupted

Zoe Wellik, Online Editor

November 3, 2016

In a highly polarized culture, the minimal presence of women in positions of power does not act alone in amplifying the opinions of male peers. During all three of the presidential debates, many took to the internet to communicate shock and intrigue with the amount of times Donald Trump interrupted ...

Coffee linked to extensive history

Zoe Wellik, Arts & Culture Editor

May 24, 2016

The Twin Cities is a hot pot of coffee. Literally. The metro has a strong Scandinavian heritage and identity as well as a large East African immigrant population; coincidentally, these two regions are connected by the one thing our city or, rather, nation, relies on most: coffee. But besides the drink...

Politics fuel cynicism

Cynics often criticize one parties rather than strongly supporting another, compounding a two party system. Politics, then, turns into a dodgeball-like game where people are simply attacking the party they don't approve of.

Zoe Wellik, Arts & Culture Editor

April 28, 2016

For such a polarized system like politics, it is easy when supporting a candidate to  reduce other candidate’s views to being trivial or unqualified, purely to shield your own views from being debated.  But at the core, candidates bully themselves in this way; through debates, focus can be turned aw...

“Inconveniences” turn into profound effects

Lights produce many dangerous effects on the environment; they emit about a kilogram of carbon dioxide after just an hour of use, depending on the light bulb.

Zoe Wellik, Arts & Culture Editor

March 18, 2016

As students file in and out of the lunchroom, halls, and library, the most overt example of their unawareness about environmental habits is seen. It is here that, as the plates and plastic boxes of food travel throughout the building, students make decisions that shape the school’s environmental im...

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