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  • Communications majors explore various fields of art area
  • Annual communication showcase gives audience overview of department
  • Neil Gorsuch: new robed wonder
  • Author of Insignia visits Bak
  • Communications majors explore various fields of art area

    Communications majors explore various fields of art area

    Sylvia Ng, Entertainment Editor

    May 18, 2017

    Aside from mastering the basics such as creative writing, video production and speech and debate, communications students have been affected by the art throughout their years in a variety of different ways. “Communications has affected me by teaching me how to be myself while doing the work I love...

    Chris Bedecs, seventh grade communications major rehearses his lines for the Communications Showcase, which kicked off May 10, while electronic news gathering students set up their equipment to gather shots.

    Photo by Sylvia Ng

  • Annual communication showcase gives audience overview of department

    Annual communication showcase gives audience overview of department

    James Walter, Business Manager

    May 18, 2017

    This year’s annual communication showcase or Bakademy Awards, featured videos and live performances from every aspect of communications. This years theme was change, to commemorate Bak’s twentieth anniversary. “The showcase was a great event because it was interesting to see all the departments...

    Tatiana Canessa and Jordan Taylor introduce the nominees for best speech and debate performances. In the end, the winner of original oratory was Katherine Oung with a speech entitled, "How to be Extraordinary".

    James Walter

  • Neil Gorsuch: new robed wonder

    Neil Gorsuch: new robed wonder

    Jarom Gordon, Website Editor

    May 10, 2017

    After over a year with a vacant seat in one of the United States’ most powerful institutions, the Supreme Court welcomed Neil Gorsuch as its newest justice on April 10. “As a deep believer in the rule of law, Judge Gorsuch will serve the American people with distinction as he continues to faithfully...

    Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden April 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

    Courtesy of Olivier Douliery

  • Author of Insignia visits Bak

    Author of Insignia visits Bak

    Ben Shainman, Technology Editor

    May 10, 2017

    On April 25, S.J. Kincaid, author of the book “Insignia,” visited Bak. “I invited her because she wrote one of the Sunshine State Readers that Battle of the Books had read,” Jennifer Oliver Gardener said. “It was also a dystopia, which kids like to read.” Kincaid gave a presentation...

    S.J. Kincaid reads part of her book “Insignia” to sixth grade and Battle of the Books students. She came to the school on Tuesday, April 25 and gave a presentation to fifth period classes in the main stage.

    Photo by Tori Maxwell

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Annual eighth grade dance met with excitement

Annual eighth grade dance met with excitement

Anushka Lakum, Editor in Chief

Every year, eighth graders had the chance to travel to the Kravis Center and dance with their friends. This year, the dance was held on May 13, and the theme was “Anchors...

May 18, 2017

Annual communication showcase gives audience overview of department

Annual communication showcase gives audience overview of department

James Walter, Business Manager

This year’s annual communication showcase or Bakademy Awards, featured videos and live performances from every aspect of communications. This years theme was change, to...

May 18, 2017

MSOA Foundation supports arts at Bak

MSOA Foundation supports arts at Bak

Thomas Ashley, Photo Editor

   The MSOA Foundation is a program that generates money from contributors and helps many art programs at Bak MSOA. “I feel that the MSOA Foundation is a crucial componen...

May 12, 2017

Bak teachers win prestigious award

Bak teachers win prestigious award

Yasmin Ali, Copy Editor

Over the years, several Bak teachers have either been nominated or have won the prestigious Dwyer award. “I won the George T. Elmore thirtieth Anniversary Dwyer Award...

May 12, 2017

  • Teacher Appreciation Week gives opportunity for students to celebrate their teachers May 12, 2017
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Sports & Clubs

Track and field start new season

Track and field start new season

Sreenidhi Nidamanur, Sports and Clubs Editor

Track and field began their season on April 20 with a meet at Jeaga. “To prepare for our first meet, we did stretches, dynamic workouts, and relays,” Vincent Maio,...

May 26, 2017

Boys’ volleyball wins first page against Duncan

Boys’ volleyball wins first page against Duncan

Ashlie Cubas, Arts and Academics Editor

Boy’s volleyball won their first game of the season against Duncan on April 28 in an away game. “After we won the game against Duncan, I was surprised because they...

May 22, 2017

Girls soccer team wins county championship

Girls soccer team wins county championship

Bak's girls soccer team defeated Christa McAuliffe Middle School on April 6, cinching the county division championship.  Their final record of the season was 11-3.

April 7, 2017

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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, 2017

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, 2017

Open house allows students to show work to parents

Open house allows students to show work to parents

January 12, 2017

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, 2016

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

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

May 16, 2016

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Technology

Apple partners with (RED) to help mothers with HIV

Apple partners with (RED) to help mothers with HIV

Ashley Kulberg, Features Editor

Today, 400 babies were born with HIV, a preventable virus. To resolve this issue, Apple released a new line of red products and donated a portion of the profits to (RED). (RED)...

May 18, 2017

New Sony Touch ‘projected’ to shake up technology market

New Sony Touch ‘projected’ to shake up technology market

Jacob Schlessel, Technology Editor

In a world of ever-changing technology, the Sony Touch is the closest thing to Star Wars on the market. The Sony Touch combines the portable screen of a traditional projector...

May 18, 2017

3D printed patch helps hearts heal

3D printed patch helps hearts heal

James Walter, Business Manager

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a patch that helped heal scar tissue that has been damaged during a heart attack. According to twin-cities.umn.edu,...

May 18, 2017

The cube that leaves people fidgeting with excitement

The cube that leaves people fidgeting with excitement

February 24, 2017

One headphone to rule them all

One headphone to rule them all

February 24, 2017

SpaceX revitalizes program with improvements

SpaceX revitalizes program with improvements

February 22, 2017

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Features

Good sleeping habits lead to fuller, deeper sleep

Jacob Schlessel, Technology Editor

Many students struggle with lack of sleep. Bad tendencies picked up from all-nighters remain with students throughout the week. These habits can be replaced with good habits...

April 5, 2017

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Arts & Academics

Students compete in Academic Games Nationals Tournament

Photo by Miles Wang

The tournament was held at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia. The Palm Beach County team was able to enjoy activities like paddle boating, an indoor pool, and hikes around the hilltop.

Students compete in Academic Games Nationals Tournament

Miles Wang, Copy Editor

Forty-two students and nine chaperones from Palm Beach County traveled to the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia and competed in the annual Academic Games National...

May 26, 2017

Annual musical showcases student talent

Victoria Rosenthal

Explaining how the Baker and his wife, eighth grade theater majors, Victoria Hockton and Seth Greenburg, may lift a curse on their house, the witch, Emily DeFabia, eighth grade theater major, jumps at the couple telling them to “Go to the wood!” “I love being the witch because I love her ecstatic personality,” Defabia said.

Annual musical showcases student talent

Victoria Rosenthal, Photo Editor

Bak’s annual spring musical, “Into the Woods,” debuted in front of audiences for the first time on May 3. The cast worked on the show since they returned from winter...

May 18, 2017

Communications majors explore various fields of art area

Communications majors explore various fields of art area

May 18, 2017

‘Through Our Lens’ film festival teaches students marketing skills

‘Through Our Lens’ film festival teaches students marketing skills

May 10, 2017

Author of Insignia visits Bak

Author of Insignia visits Bak

May 10, 2017

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