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Something new to cheer about

Jaelyn Garcia, Staff Writer April 16, 2023

News has sprung all around BAL that there has been a new announcement of cheerleading tryouts. Many BAL students had signed up for tryouts and were eagerly awaiting the day for tryouts. Students are excited...

A Play with Layers

Eddely Urena, Staff Writer April 16, 2023

On Friday the 13th the theater crew performed a play where it takes place in a dystopian future where teenagers are stuck in a maze with a crazy game master who has emotional guards where the teens need...

The Life of a “New” Student

Jaelyn Garcia, Staff Writer April 16, 2023

2 months ago I, Jaelyn Garcia moved back to New York from being in Hershey, Pennsylvania for almost 2 years. Though I came back to the same school I went to before it was still very different. In my...

Are Different Cultures Represented Among NYC School Staffs:

Are Different Cultures Represented Among NYC School Staffs:

Emma Mpassi, Staff Writer April 16, 2023

In many NYC public schools lack of representation is an ongoing issue. Statistics show that in 2022 the percentage of minority teacher in NYC schools citywide was 46%. This percentage is incredibly low...

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Scream VI Reviewed: A Scary Good Time

Alexandra Ramos, Staff Writer March 27, 2023

From the moment I saw the trailer of Scream VI I knew I had to go see it. I had high expectations because prior to the others Scream movies they had always caught my attention but this one had me in a...

Staff Profile: Ms. Pecharo

Staff Profile: Ms. Pecharo

Sermera Drayton, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Dana Pecharo has been working here for 7 years. She was born in “King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania.” She used to be a 9th and 11th grade ELA teacher.  Before here, she was in “Bronx Design and Constructive...

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The Problem with Social Media

Fatou Dolley, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

There was a trend back in 2022 where students of a school would create various Instagram accounts for their school but it had different parts. People hopped on the trend from different schools.  BAL...

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Should everyone go on field trips?

Sermera Drayton, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

It doesn’t feel good to know there's a school trip and you weren't invited. Students can get invited to fun trips but not everyone is allowed to go. There are trips pretty regularly right?. But here’s...

Raven Mail Staff Profile: Emily Aguayo

Eddely Urena March 15, 2023

Emily Aguayo is a photographer and editor at the Raven Mail and she takes picture and videos of certain events in school. Her talents are playing volleyball, drawing and crafting. She is on the girls fencing...

Staff Profile: Ms. Authenreith

Staff Profile: Ms. Authenreith

Eddely Urena February 24, 2023

Catherine Authenreith is 44 years old originally from Saugerties Upstate New York and has been working in the BAL community since 2017. A fun fact about her is that she and Ms.Debonis went to the same...

The College Application Experience

The College Application Experience

Alexandra Ramos February 24, 2023
When entering senior year I was excited not only because it was my last year of high school but it was my year to apply to different colleges. But in the back of my head, I was hesitating to start the process because I would hear that it can be stressful to find the right college that fits you and it wasn’t fun.
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