The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Students of the swim school pose in the water. Each lesson lasts for 30 minutes at Blakes Hopkins campus.

Swimming Strikes Unique Community Service

Ainsley Pflaum, Staff Writer June 14, 2022

Blake’s adult swimming lessons program started this spring with the mission of teaching all families, faculty, and staff to be comfortable in the water. Spearheaded by Tom Moore, father of Charlie Moore...

Menge works behind his desk outside the senior lounge. His office is decorated with gifts of gratitude from former students. During his time at Blake he has also been a biology teacher, soccer coach, interim Upper School Director and a grade dean as well as an advisor to a current junior advisory.

Paul Menge Tells Tale of Teaching, Retirement

Kaylee Chen, Staff Writer June 1, 2022
“[Mr. Menge] has been one of the kindest teachers at the school... he’s guided me through my school career. If I have any questions he’s always there.”
Security guard Rio Hansen as well as Head of Security Gene Paulauskas have bikes that they frequently ride to school

Motorcycles Inspire Debate: Safety, Pros, Cons

Erik Norberg, Calvin Bredesen, Contributing Writers June 1, 2022

Recently, some students have begun to ride their motorcycles to school, upending the former ideas surrounding necessary transportation. With gas prices soaring students have begun to question if driving...

Justin Krelitz 23 was elected as new years Student Body President

Forum Elections Foment Questions, Interest

Oscar Walsh, Staff Writer & Photographer June 1, 2022

Last week’s elections for student body president and Forum, marred by questions of insufficient notice and publicity, have raised interest in the process of nominating and becoming a candidate.  The...

Truman Morseman 23, Grace Flikke 24, Davin Khan 24, Woerner, Kelly Deng 25, Eloise Walsh 24

Hunger Committee, Empty Bowls Meld for Fundraiser

Cleo Kilpatrick, Sports Editor June 1, 2022

On Monday May 2, 2022 the Hunger Committee and Empty Bowls Club had a very successful charity event. The event raised $1,254 for Every Meal, a non profit organization, with a mission to fight child hunger.They...

Plethora of Precautions Recommended as Omicron Cases Rise

Max Yousha, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

With the Omicron COVID-19 variant on a high rise recently, it is more important than ever to take necessary precautions to stay safe. The aforementioned variant has greatly impacted the Blake School...

From Paulauskas’s time in the military to his government and investigative work, he has experience from across the world in many specialities. Paulauskas had a 34 year career as a Criminal Investigator, sharing that he had “been all over the world doing that.”

Gene Paulauskas Chronicles Career

Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

Currently, Gene Paulauskas works as the Lead Security Officer after his tenure began in early Nov. 2020, but this is simply another stepping stone in his long list of successful and unique careers. Represented...

Webb shares a glimpse into his thought process before breaking the record saying, “Well,
behind the blocks it was really hard to figure out if we were on pace or not and we kind of
have one person who always does it and he’s right before me and I didn’t know if we were
on pace.”

Henry Webb

Zoey Ueland , Staff Writer November 6, 2021

The motivation that comes with a deep passion for swimming drove Henry Webb '25  this past summer when, on the last night of Senior State finals (Aug. 1 2021), he and three of his  teammates destroyed...

Tips to Destress

Tips to Destress

Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

From sports to school to friendships to living through a pandemic there are about a million reasons every day to get stressed or overwhelmed. Pippa Pflaum ‘24 states “I would say the most stressful...

Similarities, Differences Between Roaring 20s, Post-COVID-19 World

Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

The year 2020 was expected to be full of extravagance and fun, similar to the "roaring twenties" 100 years before. Yet, three months after January 1st, we were trading in party dresses for masks, locked...

Zach Brener ‘22 and Kunga Shidhe-Chokra ‘22 both work at the Wendy’s near Southdale Mall on Hazelton Road.

In-person Dining Reopens, Employees Affected

Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Minnesota restaurants have opened back up for indoor dining. Governor Tim Walz enacted executive order 20-99 on Nov. 18 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. During this time, restaurants were allowed...

Robin Grant’s watercolor painting entitled “Pig,” is featured in the gallery’s online Parent Show. Grant is the parent of two lower school children. They began exploring art last year through an online art class and they have grown to love it.

Martha Bennett Gallery Moves Online, Shows Parent Artwork

Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

The Martha Bennett Gallery serves as a place to mix art with community and showcase budding artists separate from a regular class at school. Additionally, it celebrates people in the community while simultaneously...

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