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  • Speech and Debate students compete at Nationals
  • THINK before you speak
  • Hurricane Irma leaves path of destruction
  • Historic solar eclipse crosses nation
  • Communications majors explore various fields of art area
  • Speech and Debate students compete at Nationals

    Speech and Debate students compete at Nationals

    Miles Wang, Website Editor

    October 9, 2017

      Over the past summer, 12 speech and debate students traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to compete in the annual national tournament. “Every year the National Speech and Debate Association hosts a tournament. Students from around the country compete in speech, interpretation, and debate events,”...

    The speech and debate team gets ready to head to competition from their hotel. Nirmit Chandan, former Bak student, said it was an “incredible opportunity” to learn important skills. The National Speech and Debate Tournament was held on June 18 to 23, 2017.

    Alyssa Vaknin

  • THINK before you speak

    THINK before you speak

    October 9, 2017

    “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me,” goes the old saying. However, nowadays, words can hurt and something needs to be done about this issue. When you THINK before you speak, you are making sure the words are you are about to say follow each of five principles. The...

  • Hurricane Irma leaves path of destruction

    Hurricane Irma leaves path of destruction

    Kate Wagner, Advertising Manager

    October 5, 2017

    Isolated in their homes, millions of families in Florida prepared for Hurricane Irma, which was recorded as the strongest in recent history that left a path of destruction. “What we preach big time here is that safety is first. Irma is not a force to be reckoned with, so we want everybody to stay...

    A Palm Beach Sheriff's Office deputy patrols Boynton Beach Inlet Park as Hurricane Irma arrives on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (Jim Rassol/Sun SentinelTNS)

  • Historic solar eclipse crosses nation

    Historic solar eclipse crosses nation

    Kamna Nair, Technology Story

    October 4, 2017

    The sky slightly darkened for two minutes as the moon covered the sun. On Aug. 21, many Americans viewed the first total eclipse to cross the nation since 1918. “I have never seen such hype around an eclipse it was kind of neat,” Gary Williams, science teacher, said. A solar eclipse occurs...

    With eyes focusing on the eclipse, the moon slightly move, creating a diamond ring. A diamond ring effect, or the Bailey’s Beads effect, was when the moon’s craters allowed some sunlight to shine in through some places.

    Photo Courtesy of Teresa Krastel

  • Communications majors explore various fields of art area

    Communications majors explore various fields of art area

    Sylvia Ng, Entertainment Editor

    May 18, 2017

    Aside from mastering the basics such as creative writing, video production and speech and debate, communications students have been affected by the art throughout their years in a variety of different ways. “Communications has affected me by teaching me how to be myself while doing the work I love...

    Chris Bedecs, seventh grade communications major rehearses his lines for the Communications Showcase, which kicked off May 10, while electronic news gathering students set up their equipment to gather shots.

    Photo by Sylvia Ng

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News

Trailblazer Program Provides Students with Technology Experience

Trailblazer Program Provides Students with Technology Experience

Sandra Nemes, Entertainment Editor

  Some students and teachers received the Trailblazer program this year to integrate advanced technology and tools into learning. “I think it is important to...

October 10, 2017

Five new teachers join the Bak Family

Five new teachers join the Bak Family

James Walter, Co-Editor-in-Chief

  Every year, as teachers retired and moved to different jobs, gaps were left to be filled. These gaps were filled by new teachers. This year five new teachers joined...

October 9, 2017

Bak clinic receives a makeover

Bak clinic receives a makeover

Raquel Korff, Features Editor

Bak’s school clinic got a makeover over the summer. The clinic was able to thanks to the McCabe family along with the help of friends. “The idea was created by my brother...

October 6, 2017

Bak ranked first in county

Carina Wang, News Editor

  For the school year of 2016-2017, Bak ranked first in the county based on standardized assessment results. “Bak is different from other schools because we are...

October 6, 2017

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Sports & Clubs

Bak NJHS starts off year with new sponsor, new members

Bak NJHS starts off year with new sponsor, new members

Sophie Roberts, Feature Editor

Bak’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) started off the year with new students and a new sponsor. “I like the idea of bringing the civics curriculum into the real...

October 12, 2017

Girls’ softball season starts with high hopes after rough start

Girls’ softball season starts with high hopes after rough start

Reese Gallagher, Photo Editor

Despite a bumpy start with a 0-2 record, the girls softball team has high confidence for their season. “I expect to grow as a team and grow more confident on the field,”...

October 12, 2017

Boys’ baseball starts up season

Boys’ baseball starts up season

Snehith Enjem, Sports and Clubs editor

  The boys’ baseball team started off their season with a 1-2 record. They lost against longtime rival Jupiter, destroyed Conservatory, and were surpassed by Independence. “I...

October 12, 2017

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Student Life

Bak student wins national title

Bak student wins national title

Carina Wang, News Editor

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...

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

Nikita Tanguturi, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Celebrating 20 years, the dance dept. held their annual winter performance on Jan. 27 and 28, which showcased students of all three majors. “Dance is something that I...

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

Student to mentor: former visual major Rebecca Mock visits her alma mater

Student to mentor: former visual major Rebecca Mock visits her alma mater

November 15, 2016

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Technology

360 degree cameras allow unique angles

360 degree cameras allow unique angles

Kamna Nair, Technology Editor

aThe 360 degree camera allowed photographers to take panorama images without the photographer having to move the camera. The 360 degree camera was a device which rotated...

October 10, 2017

iPhone X comes with many specs

iPhone X comes with many specs

Snehith Enjem, Sports Editor

On Sept. 12, 2017, Apple announced their tenth anniversary Iphone. The Iphone X comes with vastly different features and newer upgrades from the older Iphones. The newest...

October 10, 2017

Evolution of camera snaps into play

Evolution of camera snaps into play

Ben Shainman, Website Editor

  With an increasingly amount of technology [cameras] being invented, many do not realize that the era of invention was already about 200 years ago. While the first...

October 9, 2017

Apple partners with (RED) to help mothers with HIV

Apple partners with (RED) to help mothers with HIV

May 18, 2017

New Sony Touch ‘projected’ to shake up technology market

New Sony Touch ‘projected’ to shake up technology market

May 18, 2017

3D printed patch helps hearts heal

3D printed patch helps hearts heal

May 18, 2017

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Features

Characters inspire Halloween costumes

Characters inspire Halloween costumes

Sophia Roberts, Feature Editor

Monsters roamed the streets. Animals ran wild. Wizards and witches casted their magical spells. Behind these costumes were kids of all ages awaiting a sweet treat. “I like...

October 12, 2017

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Arts & Academics

Exploratory Arts class teaches students decision making skills

Lyla Ibrahim

Sixth grade dance majors, Sophia Curbelo and Katelyn Sadorf, and sixth grade strings major Mattia Pregadio discuss what they are doing for their chair dance project. The Exploratory Arts class exposed students to artistic elements to help students create collaborative works.

Exploratory Arts class teaches students decision making skills

Alexis Pham, Arts and Academics Editor

Incoming sixth graders at school were required to take the exploration arts or research and decision making. This required class gave students exposure to all arts as well...

October 10, 2017

New student information system produces significant change for schools

Samantha White, Arts and Academics Editor

The School District of Palm Beach County, announced last school year to teachers and administrators, that the Grade Quick System, would be replaced by the new Student Information...

October 10, 2017

Science Egg Drop Competition gives students opportunity to ‘practice scientific method, teamwork’

Science Egg Drop Competition gives students opportunity to ‘practice scientific method, teamwork’

October 10, 2017

New communication equipment big boost for department

New communication equipment big boost for department

October 10, 2017

Local Anchor Visits Bak

Local Anchor Visits Bak

October 10, 2017

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