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Feature: Bringing art to the community


Feature: Bringing art to the community

By Eli Balisi and Brynne Albert When COVID-19 first shut down schools across the country, one thing that was lost was a sense of community and creativity among students. However, in spite of those difficulties, members of the National Art Honors Society here at BHS renewed efforts to improve the artistic quality of the school […]

Claire Nazos: on and off the court


Claire Nazos: on and off the court

By Alexa Schorr, Isabelle Konopacki, & Madison Wilson Generous, perseverant, selfless, strong, committed, and passionate. These are only some of the many attributes used by coaches, teammates, friends, and family to describe Claire Nazos.  “Claire has been a great leader throughout high school,” said longtime girls’ basketball coach Kevin Jensen.  “She is always looking out […]

Feature: Has the pandemic benefitted student development?


Feature: Has the pandemic benefitted student development?

By Mira Nevins The pandemic deepened a learning crisis and affected students across the world. This forced more than 1 billion kids around the world to halt their education and resume it online. It is argued that this adjustment did more harm than good, with students not participating, sleeping during classes, and limited of social […]

Katrina Schlenker: record-breaking runner goes into her last season at BHS


By Sophia Hayden, Emma Hirschauer, Olivia Gebhardt Every evening before a meet, Katrina Schlenker is already thinking about her approaching race. Her routine is intricate: after she gets home from a slow three-mile pre-meet run, she goes home and does yoga. Before bed she stretches and rolls out her legs, always making sure to get […]

All about Sydney Short’s artistic journey


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 of the last artist of the week for the school year of 2020-21.  “I’ve been […]

Teen musician Brogan making a name for herself


Teen musician Brogan making a name for herself

By Grace Bennett Lauren Brogan has been interested in music for the majority of her life. Whether it’s a cover of a song or a verse of an original song, she will spend up to weeks perfecting it to the best of her ability to make sure everything sounds right and putting a lot of […]

Mamminga, Blahnik produce song on Spotify


Mamminga, Blahnik produce song on Spotify

By Hailey Adams Producing a song on Spotify is a huge experience, especially if you are just in High School. Rachel Blahnik and Lily Mamminga wrote and produced a song on Spotify. From August to September freshman Mamminga and sophomore Blahnik wrote and produced “November.” Any spare minute they got was spent creating the song […]

AP Exams in 2021: Is it worth it?


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 will be the internal monologue of thousands of students across the country as they take their AP exams in 2021. Passing the exam […]

Williams’ lasting legacy at BHS


Williams’ lasting legacy at BHS

By Hailey Haddon The social outcast: they’re in every high school movie ever. Adorned with glasses, braces, and occasionally pigtails, the movie industry has invented a personality type. Preston Williams often describes herself as the weird, quirky kid portrayed in these movies. She’s Mia Thermopolis, Luna Lovegood, and McLovin rolled into one. The ironic thing […]

Running off the record boards


Running off the record boards

By Natalie Zagorski and Abby Tutt Her mind, body, and motivation are all a machine, moving simultaneously together on a grind continuously year-round. She fuels up her body’s engine and produces award-winning accomplishments. All of her training has a purpose fueled by a passion for demolishing any limits others pose on her athletic abilities. Highly […]