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The student news site of Bak Middle School of the Arts

Portfolio

The student news site of Bak Middle School of the Arts

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Green Team helps to  ‘unwrap the waves’
Green Team helps to ‘unwrap the waves’
Maja Milovanovic, Features Editor • January 23, 2023

Candy wrappers may seem harmless. However, the layer that conceals a sweet treat underneath can be hazardous to marine environments when littered. Green...

Referendum funds district-provided services for students
Referendum funds district-provided services for students
Cassie Glomann, Assistant Editor-in-Chief • January 23, 2023
Working in his office, Daniel Stechschulte, assistant principal, fulfills his daily responsibilities.  “Mr. S is confident, a quick study, and enjoys being with the students,” Clark said. Photo by Bella Leon.
New Assistant Principal Joins Bak Staff
Bella Leon, Copy Editor • September 14, 2022
Drag racers continue to persevere despite the dangers of the track. Miya Mckenzie, eighth grade communications major, said,“I love going fast down the track and it also gives me another outlet to express myself.”
Photo by Miya Mckenzie
Drag racer pursues passion despite risks
Rotcelyn Caceres, Copy Editor • January 23, 2023

Drag racers like eighth grade communications major Miya Mckenzie face many obstacles while on the drag strip. Drag racing revolves around a competition...

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Science fair participants brew up unique experiments
Science fair participants brew up unique experiments
Cassie Glomann, Assistant Editor-in-Chief • January 23, 2023
Performing their Mesopotamia song, Teddi Life, Olivia Pyfrom, Natalia Celestia, and Rheannie Cintron, act out the Euphrates River in their song. “This is the perfect way to get information into my head. It is such a catchy song, it will definitely help on my test,” Life said. Photo by Bella Leon
History song helps students grasp material
Yashvi Rajpurohit, Technology Editor • January 23, 2023
Swiftly playing the violin, Anthony Tan eighth grade strings major, focuses on what soothing note to next play. “When I am on stage, I am calm because I am taught to manage my emotions so they do not interfere with my playing,” Tan said. Photo by Marton Papp
Performances showcase strings and piano students
Marton Papp, Entertainment Editor • January 23, 2023
The school science fair night displayed 27 projects created by students hoping to participate in the county fair. Participants exhibited their science experiments to teachers who judged their presentation. “I tried to get my students excited about the eventual goal that, hopefully, they would be able to attend ISEF,” Steinmetz said. Photo by Cassie Glomann
Science fair participants brew up unique experiments
Cassie Glomann, Assistant Editor-in-Chief • January 23, 2023
USDA approves genetically modified purple tomatoes
USDA approves genetically modified purple tomatoes
Kya Small-Brush, Photo Editor • January 23, 2023

After almost 15 years, the United States Department of Agriculture has endorsed genetically modified purple tomatoes. According to CNN, the...

All eyes are on a prototype of the new iPhone during Macworld in San Francisco, California, Tuesday, January 9, 2007. (Gary Reyes/San Jose Mercury News/MCT)
First edition iPhone sold for over $39,000
Bella Leon, Copy Editor • January 23, 2023
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Writing down musical terms, Daniel Goldberg, eighth grade band major, prepares for his high school audition. “I want to try to focus on academics and my instrument in my high school,” Goldberg said. Photo by Mabruk Alam
Eighth graders take steps to prepare for high school
Mabruk Alam, Editor-In-Chief • January 23, 2023

As eighth graders headed toward their last few months as middle schoolers, their focus had shifted to something new: high school. When applications...

Loading Google Meet, Isabella Monte, seventh grade dance major starts a conference. “Sometimes the Google Meet could get blurry,” Monte said. “Or, you could get kicked out of the meet.” Photo by Shrenik Keshava
Students reflect on virtual auditions
Shrenik Keshava, Sports & Clubs Editor • October 10, 2022
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Student athletes face pressure in school and sports
Gabby Cohen, Website Editor • January 23, 2023

As many may know, students take part in many extracurricular activities, one of the main ones being sports. While trying to balance academics...

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New hope for boys soccer team
New hope for boys soccer team
Marton Papp, Entertainment Editor • January 31, 2023
Stitch club is something many students can enjoy together. “By decreasing the stress you are increasing a lot of laughter,” Co-sponsor Bonnie McCarthy said. “It’s just a good way to get together and enjoy a common interest.” Photo courtesy of Tamara Bejarano
Bak introduces new clubs
Malina Asnani, Features Editor • January 23, 2023
Looking at his discoveries, Samanyu Kodiganti, eighth grade band major helps his community. “It was fun because we were all running around, excited to clean up the beach,” Kodiganti said. Photo by Kya Small-Brush
NJHS helps community through volunteering
Mabruk Alam, Editor-in-Chief • January 23, 2023
Hitting the ball, Isabella Rigaud, eighth grade middle front, wins the point. “Even at school, I work on the mistakes I make and go home and work on them. It improves my playing,” Riguad said. Photo by Gabby Cohen
Girls volleyball team enters new season
Gabby Cohen, Website Editor • January 23, 2023
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