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Speech and debate team competes against other schools

Mara Vaknin, Guest Writer

January 27, 2015

Filed under Features

After all of their hard work and practice, the Bak speech and debate team stepped into the competition determined, and hungry for a win. “Winning can have a huge impact on your motivation, and desire to move on as a performer,”...

Personality profile on former rockette

Emma Wolnewitz, Guest Writer

January 27, 2015

Filed under Features

The Christmas Spectacular, the live show that draws more than two million spectators each year, has become a holiday tradition for many Americans. Brittany Lents, former Rockette, and her girlfriends wait anxiously backstage to...

Spirit week lets students showcase their creativity

Yoonie Yang, Guest Writer

January 27, 2015

Filed under Features, Showcase

Students cheered for their grade in the bleachers, wearing their grade colors: blue, gray, and white. This energetic pep rally finished off Bak MSOA’s winter spirit week. Dalia Rubinowicz, seventh grade theater major, said,...

Though they fight, siblings share a life long bond

Jessica Gomez, Guest Writer

January 27, 2015

Filed under Features

Fights between siblings have been going on since the days of Cain and Abel, but having a sibling isn’t really as bad as it can seem. “I just like having a sibling,” Nicole Acosta said. Relationships with siblings are...

Family influences the behavior of children

Faith Tirtarhardja, Guest Writer

January 27, 2015

Filed under Features

The house was dark and gloomy, and yet again there was no one to comfort her when she got home from a bad day at school. No one to give her a hand through tough times, and no one to show support or even love towards her. “A...

Sibilings share a strong bond

Anushka Lakum, Guest Writer

January 27, 2015

Filed under Features

As the girl walked into her little brother’s bedroom, she saw him looking sad and dejected. To comfort him, she gave him a hug, and put her arm around his shoulder. This was just one example of the connections between siblings. “Being...

Candy Quiz Answers

Luke Stone, Sports Editor

January 27, 2015

Filed under Features

By Luke Stone Sports Editor Did you take our Valentine’s Day Candy Quiz? Here are the answers to the quiz.   Dove Snickers Milky Way M&Ms Butterfingers Pez Reese’s Baby Ruth 3 Musketeers Sweethearts  ...

Reading Plus could provide next big jump in reading growth in the PBCSD.

Luke Stone, Sports Editor

January 21, 2015

Filed under Editorial/Op-Ed

Reading Plus is not a favorite among students. Complaints about the workload and content were heard a lot as the semester wound down. However, with a little research, Reading Plus seems to have a positive effect on other schools,...

Stress too much too handle: detrimental to human health

Carleigh Dickinson, Editor-in-chief

January 21, 2015

Filed under Editorial/Op-Ed

The school year is half over, but the pressure was on students to perform well academically and artistically, creating everyone stress. One major problem that has come to the staff’s attention was the effects of stress on...

New year brings new goals to accomplish

Ervin Williams, Editor-in-chief

January 21, 2015

Filed under Student Life

Fireworks brighten up the sky. Shining “light” on what was to be of the New Year. Resolutions are made as the ball drops signaling the goals that people want to accomplish. According to videtteonline.com, the top five New...

Third and final hobbit movie brings series to a close

Carleigh Dickinson, Editor-in-chief

January 21, 2015

Filed under Entertainment

The newest Hobbit movie, “The Battle of Five Armies,” rose above my expectations, becoming the best and shortest movie in the entire trilogy. The story starts up after the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, and follows...

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