Category Archives: School News

High school students nationwide organize walkouts in response to school shootings

By Julianna Tassi and Joanna Garcia Since the fatal shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14, the students and staff of thousands of schools nationwide have been thinking about school shootings more than ever before

Boys’ track wins UEC title

By Brandon Kalsch Batavia boys track recently garnered another achievement by claiming an Upstate Eight Conference win on Sat., March 17. Batavia won seven events at the meet, winning events like the 55-meter hurdles, 200-meters, 800-meters, and shotput. West Aurora

New lockdown procedures earn high marks from teachers, students

By Anna Sandri On April 25, Batavia High School students and teachers practiced a variety of lockdown drills to prepare for an active shooter situation. These drills were a major update to the previous hard lockdown drills where teachers would

VTP run/walk/roll was huge success

By Katie Cole On Sun., April 15, the VTP run/walk/roll 5K took place in the Batavia High School fieldhouse. The 5K was organized by senior Claire VanTreeck and it was meant to raise awareness and money for the Vocational Transitional

Theft on the rise in BHS cafeteria lunch line

By Emma Exon Students have been stealing miscellaneous food items from the cafeteria lunch line, disregarding the consequences it may have. Many students think it is something to brag about, taking things ranging from a candy bar to an entire

‘Rock the Runway’ a huge success

By Claire Gearhart On Fri., March 16, Batavia High School held its ninth annual “Rock the Runway” show where students compete in a competition to see who can make the best dress or accessory item without fabric or any other

Vaping becoming a problem at BHS

By Allyson Mata and Izzy Mach Vaping has taken over high schools with new and different types of vapes coming out all the time.  Junos, Juuls, and Sorin’s are a few of the many different types of vape products teens

What does the designers do with their dresses after Rock the Runway?

By Lilika Suzuki On Fri, March 16th, the most artistic students in Batavia high school participated in a fashion show competition called Rock the Runway. The winner’s name was Preston Williams, the first freshman winner to ever win. All pieces

‘Letters to Sala’: a look inside the BHS play

By Joy Mazur Letters to Sala is a play focused on the Holocaust, and will be performed at the BFAC from April 19-21 with shows at 7:30 pm and matinees at 2 pm during the weekend– information and tickets are

Caliendo wins IWOCA Fresh/Soph State Tournament

By Alex Richards Freshman wrestler, Michael Caliendo, won the Springfield IWCOA Fresh/Soph state tournament on March 10 and 11. Caliendo, who wrestled in the 126 weight class, relied on his previous wrestling experience to assist in his victory. According to