The COVID vaccine: The real experience from a real patient

Recently, many have been encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as an effort to, of course, maintain nationwide safety and finally retain some form of normality. While some have a negative opinion More »

All about Sydney Short’s artistic journey

By Katherynn Ramirez 2020 and 2021 have been full of paint spills, blurry brush strokes, and gloomy colors but many have come out on top as artists of the week. Sydney Short More »

AP Exams in 2021: Is it worth it?

By Emily Newburn and Emma Kilburg “A… no, it’s got to be C, or maybe D. At least I know it can’t be E, unless… maybe it is.” This has been and More »

News: What will graduation look like for seniors in 2021?

By Emily Newburn On Wed., May 26, the class of 2021 will be able to celebrate their graduation all together, outdoors at Northern Illinois University.  Last year, 2020 graduates had no idea More »

NEWS: Batavia prom an opportunity for normalcy for ’21 graduating class

This year, at Batavia High School, it was known that prom would be cancelled for the second year in a row due to the Covid-19 restrictions put into place.  Instead of putting More »

 

REVIEW: Cane’s delivers tasty food

By Aubrey De Guzman Canes, a fairly new restaurant that opened in January of 2020, is going strong as one of the town’s favorites. It can be found on McKee St. in Batavia. Ask anyone, they will tell you Canes

Opinion: Should you get the Covid-19 vaccine?

By Francesca White There has been a lot of controversy about the COVID-19 vaccine and whether people should get it or not. While there are many concerns about it, people should get the vaccine because of all the benefits that

REVIEW: Playstation 5: Spend cash or hard pass?

By Drew Page Late 2020, the newest Sony-brand console, the PlayStation 5, was released. Early feedback was positive, but many complained about actually getting their hands on the product; with so few copies released, and highly increasing (perhaps intentionally) their

‘It Takes Two’ – A love letter to gaming as a media

By Drew Page “It Takes Two” is a video game recently released by Hazelight Studios. It’s a puzzle-platformer with a high emphasis on cooperation, with an original story and very unique gameplay. Compared to other titles released by the controversially

REVIEW: Zach Snyder’s ‘Justice League’: 4 hours well spent?

By Drew Page In late 2017, the film Justice League, produced by Warner Bros and directed by Joss Whedon and Zach Snyder, was released to less-than-stellar reviews. People complained about the abysmal CGI (some of which attached to Henry Cavill’s

OPINION: Should schools open back up?

By Drew Page Ever since late March or early April of 2020, schools have been closed down, to half-open, to closed again. It’s been a rollercoaster to say the least. Not to mention the laundry list of other problems we’ve

The COVID vaccine: The real experience from a real patient

Recently, many have been encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as an effort to, of course, maintain nationwide safety and finally retain some form of normality. While some have a negative opinion on the injection, the vast majority of the

Riverside Pizza and Pub: What does Batavia think?

By Drew Page Batavia is no stranger to small businesses and surprisingly delicious restaurants. Somewhat recently (or at least, as time seems to move slower and slower, feels brand new), however, a new restaurant, born in St. Charles, had a

Invincible (Season 1): super hero or super sorrow?

By Drew Page Earlier this year, the first few episodes of Invincible, an animated superhero show on Amazon Prime, were released. Critics were impressed, or about as much as they should have been; the animation was nice, the story was

All about Sydney Short’s artistic journey

By Katherynn Ramirez 2020 and 2021 have been full of paint spills, blurry brush strokes, and gloomy colors but many have come out on top as artists of the week. Sydney Short has showcased her artwork and holds the title