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OPINION: Batavia should up their game for spirit week


OPINION: Batavia should up their game for spirit week

By Angelyce House  It can be fun but also important to keep up with the school spirit like the spirit weeks. Our spirit weeks not only promote school spirit but bring students together, creating a welcoming environment for everyone. At Batavia High School, the student council and its committees are given the opportunity to choose […]

OPINION: BHS repairs in need


OPINION: BHS repairs in need

Batavia high school’s lack of repairs has been affecting its students’ education and how they feel about the school’s environment. There have been many reports of bathrooms not being able to flush or clogging, and sinks not running water or not having hot water run out. Many classrooms have broken air conditioners or dysfunctional air […]

OPINION: Batavia’s water fountains not often filtered


OPINION: Batavia’s water fountains not often filtered

By Angelyce House  At Batavia High School, students are given access to a water fountain refilling station. These refill stations have a filter sensor at the top, telling students if the water filter is good or not. Many people may say water has no taste but I think everyone can agree on the change in […]

OPINION: College debt should be avoided


OPINION: College debt should be avoided

By Evelyn Velazquez College can be very expensive, and could take years to pay off tuition fees. Therefore, college education should be free. Free college education tuition would give students in low poverty an opportunity to be able to partake in any career they would like to do without dealing with large amounts of debt […]

OPINION: Gas car bill will make problems worse


OPINION: Gas car bill will make problems worse

By Sophia Nahorski If you own a gas car, better say your goodbyes to it. With the Biden administration aiming to end all gas vehicles purchases by 2035 through the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, there will be endless waste, effects on those who are living off of a low income, and a loss […]

OPINION: The school system is failing and students are paying the price


OPINION: The school system is failing and students are paying the price

By Alexa Quiroz In today’s society, debates about the flaws of the public school system have become increasingly critical. The public school system is intended to provide all students with equal opportunities for academic success and growth. However, throughout the years it has become more clear that the system is failing to fulfill its true […]

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: Negative effects of too much screen time


OPINION: Negative effects of too much screen time

By Eva Holzl What is screen time and what is considered too much?  We should first answer this question as it’s something that many don’t recognize as an issue because it’s such a normal part of our modern society. Technology has advanced dramatically since Apple first released the “iPhone” nearly 17 years ago in 2007. […]

OPINION: Outdated Systems in the U.S. have got to go


OPINION: Outdated Systems in the U.S. have got to go

In the standard laws of our country, as well as the Constitution, there are many old processes and functions that were made to deal with issues of the times. Certain amendments and institutions like these are now obsolete, for example the electoral college, which was originally intended to maintain the balance of power between states […]

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 […]