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REVIEW: Gran Turismo- Racing to Reality


REVIEW: Gran Turismo- Racing to Reality

By Zahra Ahmad Gran Turismo, a film based on a true story, released Aug, 25th, 2023, illustrates the unimaginable occurrences in the life of Jann Mardenborough.  The film did a phenomenal job from accuracy to tone in encapsulating the story of Jann Mardenborough and his journey to F1, describing the “drive” it takes to show-up […]

How Israel’s actions aren’t just a human genocide but an environmental one too


How Israel’s actions aren’t just a human genocide but an environmental one too

By Zahra Ahmad “As Gaza enters the rainy season, we expect the rain to fall as acid rain, contaminated with white phosphorus,” said Al Jazeera. Israel’s current measures in Palestine aren’t only genocidal to those living there but to the environment, as well. Activists across the globe have been crying out for a halt to […]

OPINION: Western bias, and how it holds responsibility in aiding the Palestinian genocide


OPINION: Western bias, and how it holds responsibility in aiding the Palestinian genocide

By Zahra Ahmad A Washington Post article is titled, “Four fragile lives found ended” when addressing Palestinians, but titled “Rockets kill Israelis” when addressing Israel.  The West’s bias against countries of color has been prevalent for decades; however, prejudice has taken the spotlight in recent months. The Palestinian genocide often labeled as a “conflict” is […]

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” TV Show – Why the hype?


“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” TV Show – Why the hype?

By Zahra Ahmad The Percy Jackson books are a fantasy series of novels inspired by Greek mythology written by author Rick Riordan. The books quickly took off with over 180 million copies sold! The series was even translated into over 37 different languages.  These books were later adapted into films which received much criticism from […]

NEWS: BHS students reflect on college admissions: Has it really become too competitive?


NEWS: BHS students reflect on college admissions: Has it really become too competitive?

By Zahra Ahmad Batavia high schoolers’ heavily concern over college admissions. As a result changes in BHS are being implemented accordingly.  Seniors are offered senior resource blocks at BHS specifically for applications and scholarship work. A series of college 101 courses have also been started by counselors at BHS to combat the increasing difficulty. These […]

Simone Biles’ husband put on blast after saying “I didn’t even know who she was” in recent interview


Simone Biles’ husband put on blast after saying “I didn’t even know who she was” in recent interview

By Zahra Ahmad Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast in history, some even say she may be the greatest of all time. She competed in her first Olympics at just 19 years old and has won seven Olympic medals since. Now at 26, she continues to compete in gymnastics. In April of 2023 […]