Batavia High School named Illinois Democracy School

By Abigail Solano Batavia High School was recognized as a 2017 Illinois Democracy School in early August after displaying the practice of democracy within the school over the years.  This award is More »

Freshmen in the House

By Abby Kent and Claire Gearhart Starting next school year, a new system will be put in place called the House System and will impact mostly freshman. This is the beginning of More »

Kaleidoscope concert enjoyed by everyone

By Alexa Garcia The 6th annual kaleidoscope concert occurred in the BFAC on Wed., Dec. 9 to showcase musicians at Batavia High School. This concert included performances from the band, choir, orchestra, More »

Batavia decides to follow UEC neighbors to new DuKane Conference

By Jackson Lambert and Liam Hellard Over the past several weeks, a new conference called the DuKane Conference (composed of Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles East, St. Charles North, Wheaton North, Wheaton South, More »

Freshman finals survival kit

By Xander Lundblad Are you feeling the normal stress of a typical high schooler now that the semester is coming to a close? Is your stomach aching? Are your palms sweating? If More »

 

Morris’ ‘fighter personality’ will bring success in military

By Sarah Hager Most 18-year-old girls do not aspire to one day serve in the military. However, this is the goal of Batavia High School senior Kate Morris. In the upcoming school year, Morris will be packing her bags and

Chahmirzadi rocks the drumline

By Maggie Boersma The drums pound, their loud sound ringing through the air. It echoes around the room, the beats growing into a song. The drum line participates in several competitions and performs many times. The season of drum line

Burken recovers from concussion, returns to cheer

By Abby Kent Head injuries; a scary concept for all, but a reality for Freshman Junior Varsity cheerleader Caty Burken. One day about two months ago a fluke accident caused her to suffer her first serious injury – a concussion.

Freshmen prepare for final exams

By Julia Pelech As finals approach, Batavia’s freshmen have been questioning how they are going to prepare as this is their first time taking final exams in high school. Finals are scheduled for the two days right before the start

Fitzpatrick defying gender norms

By Holly DuBose, Lauren Casper, and Carly Casper She straps her pads on and pulls on her helmet. She heads out to the field, in disguise and blends in with the other male teammates. She steps in front of the

Kaleidoscope concert shown through the student’s eyes

By Claire Gearhart The soft glow of the fairy lights was visible even through the blinding stage lights that brought out the worst shadows in the face. Stomachs fluttered with metaphorical butterflies as nerves were brought out by walking onto

Batavia decides to follow UEC neighbors to new DuKane Conference

By Jackson Lambert and Liam Hellard Over the past several weeks, a new conference called the DuKane Conference (composed of Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles East, St. Charles North, Wheaton North, Wheaton South, Glenbard North, and Lake Park) has gained traction

Burke’s time to shine

By Kyra Swims The shuffling and mumbling of the audience rings in your ear as you’re anxiously waiting backstage. You’re heart is beating at rates you never knew possible as your hands are balled into the tightest fist. As a

Freshman finals survival kit

By Xander Lundblad Are you feeling the normal stress of a typical high schooler now that the semester is coming to a close? Is your stomach aching? Are your palms sweating? If you answered, “yes, that’s me!” then sit back

Liftup101: Kindness is a virtue

By Brad Balicki and Wah Htoo A new positivity challenge created by elementary school Mary Jensen is meant to help spread random acts of kindness in tough times. “Liftup101” was started with the intent set on making the world a