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NEWS: Video students anxiously awaiting MMEA Film Festival


NEWS: Video students anxiously awaiting MMEA Film Festival

By Sunnove Carlson Coming up on April 26th is this year’s Midwest Media Education Association (MMEA) Film Festival, offering a platform for the students enrolled in video production classes all across the Midwest Chicago area. MMEA is a program for film study students to go up against other kids in their area in a friendly […]

NEWS: Batavia varsity girls basketball bringing the heat this season


NEWS: Batavia varsity girls basketball bringing the heat this season

By Eva Holzl The fan-base of the Batavia girls’ basketball games has been increasing recently. This was especially true after an entertaining and nail-biting game this past Friday against Geneva, with around 1,000 people in attendance. The Bulldogs pulled out the win after going into overtime, with a final score of 54-53.  The girls, with […]

NEWS: Snow Day: The Maintenance Issues of Jan. 17


NEWS: Snow Day: The Maintenance Issues of Jan. 17

By Bryant Grizzell On Jan. 17, Batavia High School was shut down by a slew of maintenance issues following several days of inclement weather, resulting in several days of e-learning for students. Problems that were reported to have occurred in the school included burst pipes, malfunctioning heating systems, and water leaks in certain classrooms. The […]

NEWS: Where funding lacks, BHS’s club diversity grows: Esports Club


NEWS: Where funding lacks, BHS’s club diversity grows: Esports Club

Popular new Esports Club hosts first meeting By Lylah Jakubiak A new club introduced itself this week: esports. Led by Connor Legoretta, the club plans on making its debut next Wednesday with an esports team planning to follow next school year. Esports, or Electronic sports, is a career and hobby in which people play video […]

A revived BHS tradition: Key Club’s Top Dog Talent Show


A revived BHS tradition: Key Club’s Top Dog Talent Show

Q&A with Key Club’s president, Emilie Jack. By: Lylah Jakubiak Top Dog, originally known as Mr. BHS, is a student-led event which has been hosted by Key Club for almost 40 years. After COVID’s inevitable closing of the show, it returned last year, rebranded from Mr. BHS to Top Dog. The tradition was supposed to […]

Q&A: Sydney Waters reflects on her role as Gretchen Wieners in BHS’ Production of ‘Mean Girls: The Musical’


Q&A: Sydney Waters reflects on her role as Gretchen Wieners in BHS’ Production of ‘Mean Girls: The Musical’

Q: Tell me about yourself and your connection to the Batavia Music Department.  A: “I have been dancing since I was three years old and have been a part of the Batavia Music Department since middle school. I joined Show Choir as a sixth grader and have been a part of it ever since. I’ve […]

What age should teens stop trick-or-treating?


By Lylah Jakubiak The spooky season is finally underway. All around America, children busy themselves in preparation for the last day of the month: Halloween, the one night of the year when costumed children roam the streets in search of the esteemed king-sized candy bar. Throughout Batavia High School, students are already making plans for […]

Women In STEM: An inside look at the workings of the new club.


Women In STEM: An inside look at the workings of the new club.

By Lylah Jakubiak As homecoming week comes to a close, two students are working to launch a new club to Batavia High School’s ever-growing collection. This new club, founded by Addi (Addison) Lowe and Julia Arulandu, is named Women In STEM, or WiSTEM for short. Assisted by Susan Fricke, their teacher sponsor, this new club […]

Q&A: McEwen uses adaptability to make BHS a more inclusive space


Q&A: McEwen uses adaptability to make BHS a more inclusive space

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself, who are you and what do you do here at the school? A: “My name is Sarah McEwen, I’m the adapted PE teacher and leadership program coordinator. I’ve taught here for nine years, and I am also a coordinator for Link Crew and a  sponsor for Best Buddies.” […]

NEWS: BHS Art Mart allows students to explore their creative side


NEWS: BHS Art Mart allows students to explore their creative side

By Amanda Melvin There is a multitude of awesome clubs here at Batavia High School, from ultimate frisbee to book club, but not many like the new art mart. Why is it so unique? The club itself, and the items sold, are made by students, run by students, and sold by students.  Art Mart sells […]