Category Archives: School News

The severity of online school

By Hailey Haddon

BHS seniors express concerns about ’20-’21 school year

By Mason Kruse and Amy Bleakley The class of 2021 has had to make multiple changes during their senior year due to the recent pandemic that hit America in March of 2020. They have had to adjust to their new

Poll on the success of students during the Coronavirus pandemic

By Natalie Zagorski

Improvements being made to BHS during e-learning

By Garret Sims The Batavia Public School District 101 motto is “Always Learning, Always Growing,” and they take it to heart. Currently, the Batavia High School campus is undergoing several significant changes in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year.  According

Despite rough end to year, seniors have plenty to look back on

By Ari Fragen It’s been a wild ride for Batavia High School’s class of 2020. It’s not the senior year anyone hoped for, but things move on nonetheless.  Although the last few months of the school year have been difficult,

Carroll University committed Ostrander recapping the 2019 girls’ varsity tennis season

By Kelly Wenzel While my friends and I were kicking it back at the Quarry last summer, Madison Ostrander was averaging about seven hours a day, five days a week on the tennis court. On the varsity team since freshman

OPINION: JB Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” order isn’t as bad as you think

By Alli Perez The coronavirus spread rapidly and grew out of control before we knew it. The first COVID-19 case dates back to Nov. 17 in China, eventually spreading to the US where it has now surpassed a million cases.

Seniors give advice on what classes to take for incoming freshman

By Nicholas Serpico The Class of 2020 is about to graduate at some point over the summer, and the next wave of freshmen are about to experience high school. This is the end of a chapter in many seniors’ lives. 

Trippi-Payne retires after 33 years of coaching BHS volleyball

By Alexa VanderLuitgaren Lori Trippi-Payne coached for 33 years as a Batavia High School varsity volleyball coach, but after this last season of coaching, she retired. Her decision to retire made many volleyball players upset, especially those who had the

Recap: 2020 Rock the Runway

By Emma Bechtle On Feb. 14, Batavia hosted its 12th annual fashion show.  Looking back at this year’s Rock the Runway, it truly Bloomed with creativity, a night filled with extravagant, unique, and complex fashion designs made of everything but