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  • Boys’ basketball works to achieve success
  • Girls’ basketball loses to Watkins
  • Past and present come together in 20th annual winter dance concert
  • Boys’ basketball works to achieve success

    Boys’ basketball works to achieve success

    Thomas Ashley, Photo Editor

    February 24, 2017

    Bak’s boys basketball team was selected on Jan. 25 and had been practicing since Jan. 30. They have been working on improving their skills as a team. “I think this team will be very competitive with their size and their speed,” Douglas Battle, head coach said. The team had their first win...

    Point guard, Camar O’Neal guards the ball away from a Watkins opponent and looks for the open pass. The boys lost to Watkins 28-45 at their first home game.

    Thomas Ashley

  • Girls’ basketball loses to Watkins

    Girls’ basketball loses to Watkins

    Sreenidhi Nidamanur, Sports Editor

    February 24, 2017

    Girls’ basketball team lost their first home game to Watkins with a score of 18-21. “I think we need to improve our defense and circulate offense. We also need to improve on communicating with the team,” Penelope Ryan, seventh grade, center-forward said. Raven Hunter, forward, scored the...

    Brianna Liedy, center, passes the ball to Penelope Ryan, center-forward, as she tries to score a two-pointer with 30 seconds left on the clock. “I like playing basketball because it relieves any type of stress I may have,” Ryan said.

    Sreenidhi Nidamanur

  • Past and present come together in 20th annual winter dance concert

    Past and present come together in 20th annual winter dance concert

    Nikita Tanguturi, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    February 24, 2017

    Celebrating 20 years, the dance dept. held their annual winter performance on Jan. 27 and 28, which showcased students of all three majors. “Dance is something that I love doing,” Chelsea Costa, eighth grade dance major, said, “and no matter how many times I have performed, I always get nervous...

    At the concert, students performed pieces from various types of dance, including ballet, modern and jazz. “I felt very uplifted and joyful,” Jacqueline Albanese, seventh grade dance major said, “Dancing is what I love to do.” Albanese sautéed across the stage in a ballet piece.

    Nikita Tanguturi

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Busch Gardens gives eighth graders chance to explore physics

Busch Gardens gives eighth graders chance to explore physics

Anushka Lakum, Editor-in-Chief

Eighth grade students traveled to Busch Gardens early in the morning on Friday, Feb. 17. There, they learned how physics related to the real world. “The trip allows students...

February 24

Pennies for Patients makes a difference- one cent at a time

Pennies for Patients makes a difference- one cent at a time

Ashley Kulberg, Features Editor

The girl strode confidently past her classmates, up to the front of her class. She knew she would help so many children with the contents of her pocket. With a small grin,...

February 24

New assistant principal brings great advice, ideas

New assistant principal brings great advice, ideas

Bella Velez, Features Editor

Students with last names starting with G – M received a new assistant principal. Ronda Johnson, who arrived at Bak mid-year, begins work again – this time as an assistant...

February 22

SpaceX revitalizes program with improvements

SpaceX revitalizes program with improvements

Bella Velez, Features Editor

SpaceX, the space exploration startup helmed by Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, revitalized its rocket program. The first occurred on Jan. 14, 2017. This is the first launch after...

February 22

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Sports & Clubs

New girls soccer team starts season off strong

Brianna Angiolillo, News Editor

The girls’ soccer season kicked off with the first game on Monday, Feb. 13 at Watkins home. “I’ve been playing soccer for seven years already and I’ve always wanted...

March 8

Bak’s Battle of the Books Club brings home first place for the third time

Tori Maxwell, Guest Writer/Courtesy of Masterpiece Yearbook

The students’ sat down at their desks, some with computers to type up questions for Cranium Core, others read the assigned books. Each student preparing themselves for the...

March 8

Boys’ basketball works to achieve success

Boys’ basketball works to achieve success

Thomas Ashley, Photo Editor

Bak’s boys basketball team was selected on Jan. 25 and had been practicing since Jan. 30. They have been working on improving their skills as a team. “I think this...

February 24

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Student Life

Past and present come together in 20th annual winter dance concert

Past and present come together in 20th annual winter dance concert

Nikita Tanguturi, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Celebrating 20 years, the dance dept. held their annual winter performance on Jan. 27 and 28, which showcased students of all three majors. “Dance is something that I...

February 24

MSOA: Where at all started

MSOA: Where at all started

Ashley Kulberg, Features Editor

Since Middle School of the Arts first opened its doors in 1997, it had one goal: to provide an outstanding arts and academic program to every student. Even after building...

January 12

Open house allows students to show work to parents

Open house allows students to show work to parents

January 12

Student to mentor: former visual major Rebecca Mock visits her alma mater

Student to mentor: former visual major Rebecca Mock visits her alma mater

November 15

Summer’s past, summers present: student memories, student plans

Summer’s past, summers present: student memories, student plans

May 16

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Technology

The cube that leaves people fidgeting with excitement.

The cube that leaves people fidgeting with excitement.

Brianna Angiolillo, News Editor

Designed specifically to aide those who have various disorders such as anxiety, the Fidget Cube is currently a popular demand online. The cube’s six sides each feature...

February 24

One headphone to rule them all

One headphone to rule them all

Jarom Gordon, Website Editor

Dreams of a universal method of communication have taken one step closer to reality with Waverly Labs’ Pilot Bluetooth Earpiece. The new device aims to eradicate language...

February 24

SpaceX revitalizes program with improvements

SpaceX revitalizes program with improvements

Bella Velez, Features Editor

SpaceX, the space exploration startup helmed by Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, revitalized its rocket program. The first occurred on Jan. 14, 2017. This is the first launch after...

February 22

Smarter blocks lead to smarter kids

Smarter blocks lead to smarter kids

February 15

3D technology meets automobile industry

3D technology meets automobile industry

February 13

History of Cell Phones

History of Cell Phones

January 23

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Features

Top places to go for spring break

Yasmin Ali, Copy Editor

Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone is a national park in the state of Wyoming. According travel.usnews.com This park offers activities such as hiking, watching the...

February 22

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Arts & Academics

Busch Gardens gives eighth graders chance to explore physics

Anushka Lakum

Rushing to get the perfect shot, eighth grade vocal major Zoe Dupont takes a picture of rollercoasters moving as an example of kinetic energy. Students had to take pictures of physics for their science project.

Busch Gardens gives eighth graders chance to explore physics

Anushka Lakum, Editor-in-Chief

Eighth grade students traveled to Busch Gardens early in the morning on Friday, Feb. 17. There, they learned how physics related to the real world. “The trip allows students...

February 24

Seventh graders begin frog dissections

Sylvia Ng

Photo by Sylvia Ng Seventh grade vocal majors, Valentina Ezcurra and Caroline Paul try to pry open the bullfrog’s jaw using forceps. “We started opening the jaw, but then it got really gross and we got someone else to open it,” Paul said.

Seventh graders begin frog dissections

Sylvia Ng, Entertainment Editor

Mixed emotions of disgust, shock and excitement washed over students’ faces as trays of preserved frogs were laid down in front of them. “I’ve had everything from...

February 24

Pennies for Patients makes a difference- one cent at a time

Pennies for Patients makes a difference- one cent at a time

February 24

Smarter blocks lead to smarter kids

Smarter blocks lead to smarter kids

February 15

Theater: it is more than just acting to students

Theater: it is more than just acting to students

February 15

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