“Yanny” or “Laurel”? The audio clip that is dividing the nation

By Eric M. and Jackson K. The debate started when Georgia student Katie Hetzel had the word “laurel” on her vocabulary list. She visited dictionary.com to find the definition of the word and played the audio clip. She was astounded at what she heard: a robotic voice saying the word “yanny!” She showed the clip…

Mrs. Honigman; Forever in our hearts

By Haley F. Some people walk through your life for a long time, and you don’t notice. But some people walk through your life quickly, and they make a huge impact. While many of the students at Blach have only known Mrs. Honigman for one or two years, they all see the impact she has…

The newest trend: Wasting parents’ money

By: Kabir C. and Wyatt B. There’s a new trend going around in middle school, and it’s not a dance or a toy, but something you wear every day― clothing. These types of clothing are called “urban brands” or “streetwear.” Said brands include Supreme, Santa Cruz, Palace, Off White, and more. An increasing number students…

Blach Book Club Trying to Make a Big Difference

by Haley F. Newly inspired Blach 8th graders have decided to make a difference after reading a motivational novel in their book club. Students Haley F., Reilly K., Carolyn S., and Samantha H. are planning fundraisers, taking donations, and spreading the word about the nonfiction novel, The Garden of the Lost and Abandoned by Jessica…

Major Drama

Sawyer G. Here at Blach Intermediate school we are pretty good at including the arts in our curriculum. In total we have about eight classes of the arts, one of which is drama, taught by Ms. Meckler. So what is drama like as an elective? Many kids don’t even consider taking drama, however I speak…

The Custodian, a Hero in Disguise:

Miguel Alfaro is a custodian at Blach Intermediate School who is a friend to all of the students. By Heidi P. Dry leaves crinkle and the wind whispers as the breeze lifts stray pieces of trash off the ground, momentarily flying before being brought back down to the surface. For once, it seems like peace…