Category Archives: Features

Coach Holm voted into Hall of Honor

By Michael Lanterman Matt Holm stands on the twisted, distorted face of the growling bulldog logo in the middle of Bulldog Stadium, wearing a baseball hat and a pair of black sunglasses. At his feet, laying down on the turf,

Jansey Talks Football…Again

By Neal Patel Michael Jansey Jr. is a 6-foot-2-inch 215-pound linebacker for the Batavia Bulldogs. He is only a junior and already has various offers from Division-I schools. These schools also include some of the most prestigious universities in the

Nataleigh Rix co-directing spring play

By Yonglin Zheng It’s a Friday noon and at Nataleigh Rix’s house, the entire family is home. There was no school that day but Rix has to go to the Batavia High School at 2:30 to work on the upcoming

Holcombe commits to play D-I soccer

By Allison Bleakley Ever since she was a kid, Anna Holcombe has always had a love for sports, especially soccer. For 12 years, Holcombe’s love for sports grew as she played softball, cross country, basketball, and tennis, but it was

Batavia senior makes impact on community

By Vanessa True “I have learned how to give back to the community, organize events, and I have confidence when public speaking,” said Maggie Keating. Since Keating’s freshmen year, she has grown due to her passion for helping others. Her

Batavia’s genius hour program is genius!

By Emily Tratar Students prepare for the beginning of class; filing into the room, pulling out books, chatting with friends, snapchatting. When the bell rings, the teacher stands in the front of the room, bursting with energy. The students quiet

Radtke makes a name for herself through the Tube

By Bri Pierce Inspiration from art and music rooted a new form of passion for Batavia High School student Maddy Radtke: Youtube. The platform Radtke uses to express with the world her love for music and the soul spark it

Put procrastination in prison with processes

By Rudy Mix and Koby Kett We all know the story, one that occurs night after night. A student who has a tremendous amount of work to get done, walks into his room, promising himself to get all the work

Ducoff devotes her life to school

By Elisa Reamer Kenna Ducoff, a senior at Batavia High School, sits in her bedroom for hours working on different projects.  She shakes in her seat at a club meeting, becoming more and more anxious for it to end. Ducoff

Hawkins motivated to swim at state, score this year

By Xander Lundblad Last season, Keegan Hawkins, captain of the Batavia-West Chicago swim team, qualified for the IHSA State swim meet for the first time in the 200 freestyle with 1:44.04 and in the 100 breaststroke with 59.19. However, he