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REVIEW: Adele’s newest album, ’30,’ is her best yet


REVIEW: Adele’s newest album, ’30,’ is her best yet

By Nicholas Klann Adele has said many times that divorce is a wild ride, and it’s not always a happy one. This is what her 2021 album 30 is all about. She dives into the emotions that come along with each stage of a breakup. Her talent for storytelling plays a great role in the […]

REVIEW: ‘The Power of the Dog’ fails to make a powerful statement


REVIEW: ‘The Power of the Dog’ fails to make a powerful statement

By Madison Wilson With three Golden Globe awards and numerous Oscar nominations, the movie The Power of the Dog seems to have caught the eyes of many. The movie, which came out in November, was nominated in seven different categories at the Golden Globes and came home with three awards just last month on Jan. […]

OPINION: Can you separate the art from the artist?


OPINION: Can you separate the art from the artist?

By Sarah Sinovich Ye (Kanye West), Lady A (formerly known as Lady Antebellum), and Justin Bieber are musicians that are highly criticized and deemed as controversial. I don’t particularly listen to their music every day because it just simply isn’t my favorite. Sure, I like a few off of each of their albums but they […]

REVIEW: Super Bowl LVI’s unforgettable halftime show


REVIEW: Super Bowl LVI’s unforgettable halftime show

By Sophia Hayden Rap has long established itself as one of the most popular commercial music genres in America, so a rap-focused halftime show seemed long overdue; taking center stage at Super Bowl LVI’s halftime show were rap trailblazers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. Each artist shined in their […]

REVIEW: Disney’s ‘Encanto’ is an incredible watch


REVIEW: Disney’s ‘Encanto’ is an incredible watch

By Mackenzie Corcoran Disney has been giving generations of kids fun and sentimental movies, and its newest movie is a great addition to Disney’s collection. Encanto is an incredible watch for not just children, but for everyone who wants a heartwarming story about family. Encanto is a movie following the main character Mirabel and her […]

NEWS: BHS goes mask optional


NEWS: BHS goes mask optional

By Olivia Gebhardt Recently, a court order in Southern Illinois was passed making masks optional in around 170 school districts; however, the Batavia school district was not one of those. Batavia can make an individual decision on masking, and as of Thurs., Feb. 10, masking became optional. There are so many opinions on masks in […]

Rock the runway: a blissful experience


Rock the runway: a blissful experience

By Sophia Hayden Feb. 4 marked Batavia High School’s 14th annual Rock the Runway show, a wearable art show in which student designers must create pieces that align with a particular theme. The catch is designers cannot use any actual clothing, resulting in exponentially creative uses of everything from bubble wrap to butter containers. This […]

NEWS: Fuqua retiring after 30 years of teaching


NEWS: Fuqua retiring after 30 years of teaching

By Mackenzie Corcoran and Nick Klann Varsity dance coach and PE teacher, Angela Fuqua, is retiring at the end of this year after 30 years of teaching. This is the end of her coaching career and now the dance team needs a new head coach. If Fuqua’s got to choose, her top picks are Ryanne […]

5 sensational books series from the last 5 years


5 sensational books series from the last 5 years

By Sophia Hayden 1.) Six of Crows– Leigh Bardugo Six of Crows is a fantasy duology that follows a wide cast of characters, most prominently: Kaz Brekker. Per the book’s official synopsis “Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it […]

Top 5 fancy restaurants in Batavia area for Valentine’s Day


Top 5 fancy restaurants in Batavia area for Valentine’s Day

By Nicholas Klann As that special day approaches, more and more people are looking for the perfect place to dine with the ones they love. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of connection and love between people, and the environment can play an important role in setting the mood. Here are the top five fancy restaurants […]