Dana Nachman: Real-Life Wonder Woman

By Eric M. Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a movie director? To be able to plan out and create a film? What are the advantages? What are the challenges? I got the chance on  January 24th to interview the Emmy award-winning director of seven independent documentaries including Batkid Begins:…

Avengers: Infinity War: The year’s best film

by Jackson K. (This article is spoiler-free except for vague descriptions) On Thursday, April 26, the heavily anticipated Avengers: Infinity War hit the theaters. Seats filled up almost instantly; my dad and I got the only two seats left in the cinema for that showing. The film racked up $250 million in domestic theaters and…

Say goodbye to Winnie the Pooh:

The tipping point is nearing by Natalie M. According to NASA scientists, Stephen Hawking, and some Blach students, global warming is real, and humans are a major factor. Stephen Hawking claimed we were edging to the point where global warming could be irreversible due to people in power who don’t believe global warming is a…

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…

Peet’s Coffee: Coffee, for those who enjoy quality and find it a necessity

By Souf R     What makes Peet’s Coffee different from other coffee shops? How does Peet’s Coffee compare to other popular and growing coffee shops, like Starbucks? They both sell coffee, but what makes Peet’s Coffee different from Starbucks? One thing many people don’t understand, is that Peet’s Coffee isn’t underrated by everyone, it depends…

Romaine lettuce is the cause of the latest E.coli outbreak

By: Ava K.   Romaine lettuce is a common salad ingredient for thousands of families across the United States, but recently, based on new information, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning consumers of romaine lettuce to be cautious of what they’re buying. This warning includes all types of romaine, whole heads and…

ShoTime, all the time

  Jackson K. and Wyatt B.   (Article written on 4/17, all statistics are not up to date)   The count is 2-2 with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, runners on second and third. “Japan’s Babe Ruth” readies for the pitch. Cleveland’s pitcher, Josh Tomlin, throws the deuce at 74 miles…

Equality for all or equality for some?

By Langston J. and Souf R. Our country and its overall views on LGBTQ+ folk   Two teenagers showing diversity. Injustice towards LGBTQ+ folk has decreased here in Silicon Valley, California, but what about everywhere else? Does the amount of acceptance in a location affect the lifestyle of those attracted to the same sex? How…

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…

The Couch family is back at it again; mother faces charges and son is in jail

By Celine P.   Affluenza is a supposed disease affecting the minds of young wealthy people, and that’s exactly what Ethan Couch claims he’s afflicted with. Ethan Couch is a 20-year-old American man who killed four people while drunk driving in 2013. He was arrested on four counts of intoxication manslaughter. Nine people were injured…

Controversy of gay marriage in Costa Rica

By Natalie M. Recently in Costa Rica, there was a tight presidential election between Carlos Alvarado, a labor minister and his opponent Fabricio Alvarado, an evangelical pastor. Although they have the same last name, they’re not related. Fabricio was against having same sex marriage while Carlos was a supporter of it. After more controversy over…

NFL First Round Mock Draft

By Saarang B. (With help from Kabir C and Wyatt B) The NFL draft is around the corner and many teams are waiting for it. Many teams are looking to improve their squad for next year, and the draft is one of the best ways to do that. Teams take turns picking top college football…