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Syrian refugees will benefit American lifestyles

Anushka Lakum, Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2016

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Many things are going on in Syria. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group, otherwise known as ISIS, has been terrorizing the people there. Syrian refugees should be allowed into the United States. America has to try to help...

Appreciate the arts: it is why we are here

Luke Stone, Co-Editor-In-Chief

January 7, 2016

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Bak MSOA: Bak Middle School of the Arts. The keyword in that statement is “Arts”. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that staff and students at our school do not support the arts. The Portfolio staff believes that everyone...

Students should care about elections

Valentina Gomez, Arts and Academics editor

November 13, 2015

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Rash decisions on politics, chaos in the economy, a fallout in education, and a drastic change in the environment are just a few potential possibilities if students do not care about the upcoming presidential elections. In...

Safety showcased from new perspective: the reality of school security

November 13, 2015

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The words school and safe should be synonymous. The staff believes that Bak Middle School of the Arts has average school safety standards that are better than some schools, but worse than others, and have room for improvement. Analysis...

Ask Astra

October 12, 2015

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Dear Astra, What advice do you have for sixth graders that are trying to get used to the even and odd day situation you have here at Bak? Do you have any suggestions to help me get organized for even and odd days? Sincerely, Happy...

Transportation lackluster during start of school year

September 24, 2015

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The warning bell rings over a sparsely populated courtyard as students around the county wait anxiously for their buses to arrive in the midst of a transportation debacle. The Portfolio staff, having experienced these problems...

Raised minimum wage would help millions, the economy

Luke Stone, Sports Editor

May 21, 2015

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Working parents scramble in the morning, trying to get their kids to school, then get to work on time, work hard, and only get paid a mere $7 per hour. This is the harsh life of a minimum wage worker. In the United States,...

Genetically modified humans Human genetic experiments creates controversy

Carlos Trivino, Technology Editor

May 21, 2015

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Splicing. A word defined in genetics as the action of joining or inserting a gene and/or a gene fragment into a cell. As of recently, scientists from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China have reported successful modifications...

Too much parental pressure on kids to do academically well can have negative affects

Carleigh Dickinson, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2015

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Many parents put pressure on their children to do well in school, and excel academically. Although putting a lot of pressure on a student is perceived as a good thing, it can have damaging results. The staff believes that putting...

Technology consumes toddlers, bad for social development

Valeria Tezak, News Edior

April 17, 2015

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Most people depend on technology throughout the day. Toddlers these days are becoming just as tech savvy as their parents, spending hours on a tablet or watching TV. But when is it too much? Recent studies have shown that exaggerated...

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