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 »

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 More »

 

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

OPINION: So…what now?

By Brad Balicki On Wed., Nov. 10, president-elect Donald Trump and current president Barack Obama met following the aftermath of an upset of an election. They reportedly talked about topics ranging from foreign policy to domestic policy and a variety

Harry Potter Quiz

With the new Harry Potter based movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, coming out on November 18 the excitement for Harry Potter fans is awfully high. In the wake of all of this excitement you can test your

Three apps for stressed students

by Grace Gerardi The end of a semester is a hectic time during which organization is often neglected. Important tasks fall through the cracks due to the sheer size of student’s workload. In order to save time, it is important