Category Archives: Features

FEATURE: Schlenker hurdling one goal after another

By Mary Shields Sabrina Schlenker hears the crowd cheering as she waits for the running mark. When she begins her event she can feel the wind on her face as she sprints to be the first one to leap over

FEATURE: Lollapalooza is a popular event for a reason

By Joanna Garcia The excitement running through your body as your in line is surreal. The security line seems so long, everyone is looking at each other admiring each other’s creative outfits.  Girls have different colored glitter falling down their

Johnson makes his mark as a sophmore

By Savaughn Anderson Jan. 5, 2018: It’s game-day for the Batavia Bulldogs basketball team. The gym is full, a sellout crowd for the team’s matchup against St. Charles East. The aroma from the popcorn fills up the gym´s air. The

How-To: Wire Rings

Cass Norville Jewelry is credited to have begun with Ancient Egyptian legends like Cleopatra. The Egyptians would use jewelry to show social class or just to add a little flair to each outfit. One of the most popular features of

How to remake a doll

By Lilika Suzuki Dolls just reminds me of my childhood. In the young age, at least once there must been a doll colored with a sharpie and the kids will say “I gave her/him a makeup.” Dress a male doll

FEATURE: LaSalle makes name for herself through triathlons

By Katie Cole Imagine plunging into a freezing pool, lake, or river and then swimming almost a half mile. After that, you bike 12 miles along winding, uneven roads. All of this is followed by a grueling 5K run under

Highly anticipated movies of 2019

By Cass Norville How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (March 1, 2019) – The third film in Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon series, this film will focus on the main characters, Hiccup, and his dragon, Toothless, as

FEATURE: Band goes to (Super)State

by Joy Mazur Krannert Center glows under the highly vaulted ceiling’s bright lights.  The hall has an open atmosphere, seemingly inviting to the students of Wind Symphony, Batavia High School’s highest-level band. On Friday night, May 4– the night before

FEATURE: Dryden still making an impact on community

By Emma Exon Dryden is a well-known name in the Batavia High School community. Though it was a name shrouded in controversy towards the end of his teaching career, John Dryden was a beloved teacher according to colleagues and students

Franz the Manz: making history engaging

By Julianna Tassi It’s not a one-time experience for the first thing students see walking into room C116 to be a tall man jumping around the room. He says, “Oh my gosh oh my gosh, guys! Do you know what