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  • Former student turned Nascar driver visits Bak
  • Medical break through Argus II gives sight to blind
  • Kindness Club benefits students as they learn to be nicer
  • ‘Stranger Things’ reaches expectations in Season 2
  • Former student turned Nascar driver visits Bak

    Former student turned Nascar driver visits Bak

    Miles Wang, Assistant Editor in Chief

    November 9, 2017

    Blake Koch, NASCAR driver and a Bak alumnus came for a pit stop here, and taught students about race car driving on the track and the science behind it.   “I thought that I could do it better than everybody else; I knew that NASCAR was an option and I chased that dream,” Koch said.   Koch was a form...

    Blake Koch teaches about aerodynamics principles to the students. The event contained STEM activities that taught them how the designs of race cars utilizes those principles.

    Jessica Samons

  • Medical break through Argus II gives sight to blind

    Medical break through Argus II gives sight to blind

    Kamna Nair, Technology Editor

    November 8, 2017

    After the surgery, the man opened his eyes, able to see for the first time. The Argus II allowed him to gain his eye sight. The Argus II was a medical breakthrough for patients who are partially or completely blind. According to secondsight.com, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System (Argus II) worked...

    Robert Greenberg, chief executive of Second Sight Medical Products, discusses a chart that explains the workings of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, in Sylmar, California. The device is made up of a chip in the eye and special set of glasses that translate visual information to the brain.

    Ricardo DeAratanha

  • Kindness Club benefits students as they learn to be nicer

    Kindness Club benefits students as they learn to be nicer

    Kamna Nair, Technology Editor

    November 8, 2017

    Bak welcomed a new club dedicated to helping students and their surroundings. It was started in order to promote being nicer and was made for students to feel welcomed. “I wanted to start this club because I thought it would be a great way to make a positive difference at our school,” Bendfelt...

  • ‘Stranger Things’ reaches expectations in Season 2

    ‘Stranger Things’ reaches expectations in Season 2

    Ava Wherley, Copy Editor

    November 8, 2017

    The highly-anticipated season two of “Stranger Things” was released Oct. 27, 2017. The Netflix original was written by Matt and Ross Duffer. It has gained recognition since season one’s release in July 2016. The first season focused on the disappearance of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) into the...

    Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb Mclaughlin in "Stranger Things."

    Netflix

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December 14, 2017

Bak's award winning Portfolio newspaper has done it again - it became a National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker finalist for the third time.  The NSPA announced the...

New gym teacher replaces Haney

James Walter, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017

All students who took P.E. have a new gym teacher, Kara Foulk, to replace the gap left by former teacher Erica Haney after she left in October. “She is a great teacher....

Annual Showcase of Schools provides important information about choice programs in Palm Beach County

Lyla Ibrahim, Photo Editor

November 9, 2017

South Florida fairgrounds held the annual Showcase of Schools on Oct. 17. “The parents find out information to help their children audition for Bak,” Lee Glaze, magnet...

Students receive free flu shots

Miles Wang, Website Editor

November 9, 2017

  To protect students and faculty from the flu virus, the Palm Beach County School District offered free flu shots to everyone at school. “This program was started...

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  • Science Fair project brings many competitors November 8, 2017
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November 30, 2017

The Speech and Debate team competed in the second local tournament on Nov. 15, placing in many events. Dramatic Performance 1st place - Emma Kaminski 2nd place - Tori Rosenthal Congres...

Samantha White, Arts and Academics Editor

November 13, 2017

The SGA Election results   6th Grade Senators: Isabella Bernal David Selva Kaylee Rampersad   7th Grade Senators: Ava Wherley Antonio Selva Samantha White ...

Green team keeps school clean

Ben Shainman, Technology Editor

November 13, 2017

The rumbling echoed through the hallway, as students picked up the recycling bins dumping them in the can. These students had one goal, keeping the school green. “I joined...

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Bak students plays supporting role in feature film

Sophia Roberts, Features Editor

November 9, 2017

Local Bak theater major scored a role in a feature film, “Summer of my Discontent.” “It was such a great experience,” Camila Manrique, eighth grade theater major,...

Bak student wins national title

Carina Wang, News Editor

October 12, 2017

The spotlight was on. Judges watched, as dancers performed their pieces to earn the national title. It was soon announced that Courtney Pirrozi was the 2017 Junior Ms. National...

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

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

February 24, 2017

MSOA: Where at all started

MSOA: Where at all started

January 12, 2017

Open house allows students to show work to parents

Open house allows students to show work to parents

January 12, 2017

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Airbar device turns computers into touch screens

James Walter, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017

Touchscreens have taken over the cell phone market, and they will do the same with computers and laptops. But like phones, touchscreen computers were expensive, with some...

Google and Verizon team up on Pixel 2

Snehith Enjem, Arts and Academics Editor

November 8, 2017

Google and Verizon joined forces to create their newest device, the Pixel 2. The Google Pixel 2 was released on Oct. 19 and the Pixel 2 XL was released on Nov. 15. The two...

Amazon gets its first waterproof Kindle

Alexis Pham, Arts and Academics Editor

November 8, 2017

After almost a decade of Kindles, Amazon released its first waterproof version, the new Kindle Oasis, an updated version of the old one from last year. The new waterproof...

Medical break through Argus II gives sight to blind

Medical break through Argus II gives sight to blind

November 8, 2017

Coding Class proves beneficial to students

Coding Class proves beneficial to students

November 8, 2017

360 degree cameras allow unique angles

360 degree cameras allow unique angles

October 10, 2017

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Luke Cristantiello, News Editor

November 9, 2017

Adopt a cute pet Get organized Read more books Stop being late all the time Meet new people

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Miles Wang, Website Editor

December 5, 2017

Students had the chance to travel to the oldest, still inhabited city in the country where they learned about American history. “The eighth grade social studies department...

Ben Shainman, Technology Editor

November 15, 2017

  The screams, the drops, the thrills, and the learning. Marketing students got to experience a future career opportunity at Hollywood Studios on Nov. 18, 2017. “The...

SGA teaches students leadership, responsibility

November 9, 2017

Set design lets students be behind the scenes

Set design lets students be behind the scenes

November 8, 2017

Science Fair project brings many competitors

Science Fair project brings many competitors

November 8, 2017

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Carina Wang, News Editor

November 9, 2017

  Students and staff received free flu shots from the Palm Beach County Health Department on Oct. 25. This decision helped many families whose children would not...

Flu shots detrimental to students at school

Raquel Korff, Features Editor

November 9, 2017

The Health Department of Palm Beach County provided flu shots for 200 Bak students on Oct. 25. This procedure should not be the solution for the world-wide virus spreading...

Bus drivers deserve more respect from students

November 8, 2017

Con on missing school for solar eclipse

October 12, 2017

Pro on missing school for solar eclipse

October 12, 2017

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