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  • Boys Soccer finishes with 3-6 record
  • FCC repeals net neutrality
  • Vaping is harmful for adolescents
  • It is up to Congress to keep the web free

    It is up to Congress to keep the web free

    Miles Wang, Assistant Editor in Chief

    January 22, 2018

    Net neutrality has been repealed by the Federal Communications Chair (FCC) - the policy that keeps the web free from Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This move will hurt the digital world, placing immense powers in the hands of the ISPs, like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T. Consumers will likely...

    Diagram explaining net neutrality. TNS 2017

    TNS

  • Boys Soccer finishes with 3-6 record

    Boys Soccer finishes with 3-6 record

    Snehith Enjem, Sports Editor

    January 22, 2018

    The Bak Stars ended their season with a record of 3-6. They grew together as a team and improved throughout the season. “The opponent was good at getting the ball at the right moment and being aggressive when they had possession of it,” Joshua Kitaigorod, center midfield, said. The Stars kicked...

    Benjamin Arlosoroff. seventh grade defender, throws the ball to Joshua Kitaigorod, seventh grade midfielder, so they can score a goal. The Bak Stars lost to Independence on Nov. 27 with a score of 4-0.

    Snehith Enjem

  • FCC repeals net neutrality

    FCC repeals net neutrality

    Miles Wang, Assistant Editor in Chief

    January 22, 2018

    The Federal Communications Chair (FCC) recently voted to end the agency’s policy of net neutrality. According to The New York Times, the vote, three to two, scrapped the rules on the agency’s previous policy of net neutrality under the Obama Administration. The rules, enacted in 2015, required...

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Varadaraj Pai testifies on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

  • Vaping is harmful for adolescents

    Vaping is harmful for adolescents

    Ava Wherley, Copy Editor

    January 17, 2018

    Vaping has become more common among middle schoolers than ever. However, many do not know the negative effects that it could have on the body. Vaping was a slang term used for electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes. According to sciencenewsforstudents.org, e-cigarettes- were devices that...

    Vaping appears to have replaced cigarettes as the primary nicotine delivery device for teens. At least 19 percent of high school seniors said that they vaped nicotine in the last year, along with 16 percent of sophomores and 8 percent of eighth-graders.

    Diedra Laird/Charlotte Observer/TNS

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Bak student wins national title

Bak student wins national title

October 12, 2017

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

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January 12, 2017

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LeEco introduces new smart bike
World’s first cable free elevator begins testing
New mug warms and cools any hot beverage
Wearable keycard lets people open doors without lifting a finger

Wearable keycard lets people open doors without lifting a finger

January 11, 2018

MS chair assists diagnosed patients

MS chair assists diagnosed patients

January 11, 2018

Airbar device turns computers into touch screens

Airbar device turns computers into touch screens

November 9, 2017

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Students take hobbies to the next level
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Practice makes perfect, All State proves it

Photo Courtesy of Jamie Groves

All State band members include: Emily Breidenbaugh, Emily Brown, William Coady, Lauren Cortez, Ellen Dahlstrom, Karla De Jesus, Josiah Evans, Harrison Gesser, Amelia Hoffs, Sophie Karbstein, Adrian Lanier, Aldwyn Louis, Natalie Maloon, Ella Martling, Marie Alvarez-Reyes, Samuel Schwartz, Sarang Shravan, Yifei Song, Jonathan Tordi, Nicholas Vogel, Adam Wenta, Rebekah Whitelock, and Jaymin Zhu

Chorale performs at Trump Golf Club

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President Donald Trump waves to supporters from his motorcade traveling to Mar-a-Lago from Trump International Golf Club, on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump was not at the event.

Eighth grade theater majors perform Broadway tunes, Christmas carols at showcase

Eighth grade theater majors perform Broadway tunes, Christmas carols at showcase

January 16, 2018

Students share talents at Winter Strings concert

Students share talents at Winter Strings concert

January 12, 2018

Communications Mix and Mingle allows students to show their parents what they know

Communications Mix and Mingle allows students to show their parents what they know

January 12, 2018

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The iGeneration creates new stereotypes, innovative minds
Vaping is harmful for adolescents
Mix it up day proves beneficial for students

Mix it up day proves beneficial for students

January 17, 2018

Flu shots benefit students at school

November 9, 2017

Flu shots detrimental to students at school

Flu shots detrimental to students at school

November 9, 2017

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