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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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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

  Daniel Stechschulte replaced Timothy Regula as assistant principal for students with last names starting with “G” through “O”...

Firefighter Gabriel Springer looks up at the sentimental piece of the building. Station 63, in Palm Beach Gardens, has a public memorial for people to mourn the lives that were lost on 9/11. “It always makes us aware when we get calls. We always wonder what could happen today,” Springer said. Photo by Kya Small-Brush
2001 Attack Has Lasting Impact
Kya Small-Brush, Photo Editor • September 12, 2022
A large passageway surrounds the great and aged temple of Sri Amman Kovil, in India. “It was my grandpa and his brothers who built the temple a long time ago. One of the cool parts of the structure is the staircase at its side, which is used to go up on the top for rituals and religious ceremonies,” Yuvan Shandalingam said. Courtesy of Yuvan Shandalingam
Students reflect on their summer adventures
Landon D’Alessandro, Copy Editor • October 10, 2022

Reading stories about the daring journeys of renowned explorers like Marco Polo or Ferdinand Magellan entices people to replicate these experiences....

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Reading through his digital textbook, Brody Gansz, seventh grade theater major, uses the resources located in the online counterpart to work on his assignment. “They have a lot of good tools to make reading easier, and it does a good job of explaining  whats happening in the text,” Gansz said.  Photo by Jaya Ramanujan
Students say new textbooks enhance learning
Jaya Ramanujan, News Editor • October 10, 2022
Theater majors follow steps to learn a dance in preparation for their production of “Oklahoma.” Zachary Fischetti, eighth grade theater major, said, “It feels pretty good to be a part of this, and Im really excited, as it incorporates all aspects of musical theater.” Photo by Rotcelyn Caceres
Eighth grade theater students prepare for the new ‘Oklahoma!’ musical
Rotcelyn Caceres and Malina Asnani, Copy Editor and Features Editor • October 10, 2022
Jamie Groves refines her students’ skills for their upcoming fall concert. “I love seeing what the new students have learned,” Groves said. Photo by Christian Nemes
Bak musicians return to improve their skills for upcoming fall concert
Christian Nemes, News Editor • October 10, 2022
Preparing for one of MSOA Replay’s premiere shows, Jamie Bohanek, eighth grade communications major, positions the camera for the upcoming segment. “My favorite part of this class is getting to learn about all the interesting things that we are covering. I get to grow more as a communications student,” Bohanek said. Photo by Gabby Cohen
Lights, camera, action: TV magazine returns to Bak
Maja Milovanovic and Gabby Cohen, Feature Editor and Website Editor • September 27, 2022
The new panic buttons provide many parents with the reassurance that their children are safe. “It’s really comforting to know that the teachers have an effective and reliable way to contact the right people during a certain situation,” Bharat Purohit, Bak parent said. Photo by Yashvi Rajpurohit
New panic button system in Palm Beach County Schools is designed to promote school safety
Yashvi Rajpurohit, Technology Editor • October 10, 2022

New panic buttons were added to teachers’ IDs all across the School District of Palm Beach County to establish a safer school environment for...

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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

A student takes a deep breath and walks up to the stage. Then, they start with their monologue, putting their passion into their piece. Or, maybe...

Utilizing her study hall class, Lyra Radashkevich, eighth grade communications major, works hard to finish a history worksheet. “I plan to achieve my goals by having good time management, so I am able to finish all my work and still have time to do other fun activities. I even set alarms on my phone, so that way I could stick to a schedule,” Radashkevich said. Photo by Cassie Glomann
Students create goals to thrive this year
Cassie Glomann, Assistant Editor-In-Chief • October 10, 2022
6th grade students Summerill and  Nicolaas eating lunch with a few of their friends. “I was really happy that I got in,” Nicolaas said. Photo by Bella Leon
Sixth graders adjust to middle school
Monica Chirolde, Photo Editor • October 10, 2022
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Opinion: Bak students need access to lockers
Yashvi Rajpurohit & Shrenik Keshava, Technology & Sports & Clubs Editors • October 17, 2022

Imagine a student lugging around all of their textbooks – and their computers on top of that. The use of lockers for students at Bak was discontinued...

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At tryouts, Madelyn Horner warms up by throwing a ball to her partner. “Warming up, stretching, and throwing to each other at the beginning of practice is necessary so you are ready to work and play hard for the entirety of it,” Shah said. Photo by Cole Hoffman
Softball returns to Bak for the first time since the pandemic
Cole Hoffman, Arts/Academics Editor • October 10, 2022
Hitting the baseball, Ben Bagatell, eighth grade communications major, sends the ball to the outfield. “I can bring great balance to the team because I believe I am one of the more powerful hitters,” Bagatell said. Photos by Gabby Cohen
After COVID, baseball team pitches into beginning of season
Gabby Cohen, Website Editor • October 10, 2022
Sylvia Douglas, Eric Bolanos, and Jaya Ramanujan are new members of the Original Oratory event, which is where you write a 7-10 minute speech about a topic that is important to you. Bolanos, eighth grade vocal major, listens attentively to his event captain as she explains how the event works. “I chose to do OO because personally, I love giving speeches,” Bolanos said. Photo by Cole Hoffman
Banging the gavel once again: Students return to in-person Speech and Debate tournaments
Cole Hoffman, Arts/Academics Editor • October 10, 2022
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
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