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The student news site of Bak Middle School of the Arts

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The student news site of Bak Middle School of the Arts

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Studying for the language arts FSA for the final time, Milo Stamp, eighth grade communications major, taps into his expansive vocabulary to find the best answer to a high level comprehension question. “I’m happy this is the last time [I’m taking it]. It’s such a repetitive test,” Stamp said.
Students, teachers give opinions on FSA
Enan Khan, Copy Editor • May 4, 2022

The Florida legislature had finally approved Governor Ron DeSantis’s bill to end common core testing. In simpler words, the Florida Standardized...

Rushing in after the regular line, kids in the a la carte line get to choose between items like chips and cookies. Jacob Quartel said, “A lot of people were losing their place in line during the first semester. Now, everything is more efficient.”
New line system in place at lunch
Ben Seelig, Copy Editor • May 2, 2022
Taking notes, Marton Papp writes down details about the Norse civilization. “We copy down information about each topic, while Mrs. Barefoot informs us about other facts,” Papp said.
Elective class focuses on mythology
Gabby Cohen, Sports and Clubs Editor • May 4, 2022

The semester-long world mythology class, led by Dyan Barefoot, taught students about various ancient cultures, while they participated in hands-on...

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Playing the witch in “Into the Woods”, Danielle Yodowitz finishes the song. Yodowitz said, “I feel I did great and I had lots of fun performing.”
Eighth grade theater students perform last musical
Mikayla Lipson, Sports and Clubs Editor • May 4, 2022
Using her journalism skills, Lila Goldin wins a journalism award. “I’m grateful for all of
the opportunities. I’ve been able to have, and to be a part of the journalism community,”
Goldin said.
Student wins Aspiring Journalist Award
Malina Asnani, Features Editor • May 4, 2022
Music majors end year off with final performances
Mabruk Alam, Technology Editor • May 4, 2022
As Legend Vasquez dissects the frog, he screams in disgust when seeing the frog’s
intestines. “While I was doing the dissection, I was extremely grossed out, but it was still
interesting to learn about,” Vasquez said.
Students participate in bullfrog dissection
Maja Milovanovic, Features Editor • May 4, 2022
Passengers and staff walk over a set of “Pavegen” tiles at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). The tiles function by converting kinetic energy from human footsteps into electricity.
Pavegen steps into future of energy
Ashwin Kishor, Photo Editor • May 4, 2022

The endless quest to find a clean energy source had gone through many supposed “solutions,” but British engineer Laurence Kemball-Cook revolutionized...

An AFP journalist views a video on January 25, 2019, manipulated with artificial intelligence to potentially deceive viewers, or "deepfake" at his desk in Washington, D.C. (Alexandra Robinson/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
Deepfakes wreak havoc in news
Enan Khan, Copy Editor • May 4, 2022
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Spending time with her friends, Finleigh Townsend makes the most of the time she has left with them for this school year. “I’m going to miss all of my friends that I have made at Bak, and I will miss performing with all of them,” Townsend, eighth grade dance major, said.
Eighth grade students move on to high school
Lila Goldin, Editor-In-Chief • May 4, 2022

As the end of the year approaches, eighth grade students prepared for their transition to high school. The high school acceptance process...

In her math class, Violet Nixon prepares for the statewide testing. “I’ve been preparing for the math FSA this whole week. I have been taking little assessments on each benchmark that we’ve done,” Nixon said.
Teachers help students prepare for FSA testing
Cassie Glomann, Arts and Academics Editor • May 4, 2022
Raising the trumpet to his lips, Mathew Harper practices his solo for the final band performance. Harper said, “I stress out when I have thoughts while playing, so I try to keep thinking to a minimum.”
Local trumpeter competes in NTC
Ben Seelig, Copy Editor • May 4, 2022
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An auto reply email notifies Ashwin Kishor, eighth grade communications major, that his email to his student interview contact is blocked. Photo by Lillian Howells
Peer to peer email communication has benefits
Lillian Howells, Advertising and Business Manager • May 2, 2022

Communication is essential to the success of any group project. Students have the ability to email their teachers through their school district...

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Attempting to roll a pair of sixes, Chase Bauer, sixth grade theater major, plays “HeroClix” in the media center.  “It’s [Geek Games] about students teaching and playing with other students,” Zane Hurley said.
Geek Games provides haven for students
Ashwin Kishor, Photo Editor • May 4, 2022
The track and field team members run around the track to prepare for upcoming competitions.  “The constant running is a big challenge because it can become difficult to keep running after a while,”  Carl J. Gibbons II, eighth grade shot put event said.
Track, field team sprints into new season
Liliana Kirby, Arts and Academics Editor • May 4, 2022
Spiking the ball, Gavin Chandler jumps to win the point. “We are a new team, and since most of our players are inexperienced, we are forming a bond that many teams have had for the past few years. It encourages us to work harder during practice,” Chandler said.
Boys’ volleyball begins season with win
Gabby Cohen, Sports & Clubs Editor • May 4, 2022
Derrick Martin (right, #28) poses with his team, the Florida Fury, inside FLA Live Arena. The team was invited to watch the Panthers play as a group. “My favorite goal-scorer is Jonathan Huberdeau [of the Panthers]. He is at the peak of his career right now and is easily one of the best, if not the best, players in the NHL,” Martin said.
Communications student shows off talent for hockey
Izzy Huntley, News Editor • May 2, 2022
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