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10 best places to visit in Batavia: BHS student-approved list


10 best places to visit in Batavia: BHS student-approved list

Covering 10 square miles, Batavia has various shops, restaurants, and perfect day-trip spots for a fun afternoon. While it may seem daunting to pick just a few things to do, this list took input straight from local Batavia students to shine a spotlight on the top 10 best places to visit in Batavia. Funway Funway […]

Rozzie Line takes the stage with new album “Honestly”


Rozzie Line takes the stage with new album “Honestly”

By Ellie Carter Rozzie Line stands alone, swaying slightly beside amps and multicolored wiring. She strums a pastel green guitar and hums “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star into the microphone. The singer/songwriter is serenading Cafe & Barr in Geneva, and she is unwavered. It’s not surprising that Line is calm and collected on stage- […]

REVIEW: ‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ entertaining but strayed from Marvel traditions


By Cole Conklin A fascinating mix between fantasy, science fiction, action, thrillers, and psychological horror, the much anticipated Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness certainly steps out of the traditional bounds of Marvel movies. For the average moviegoer, the movie is reminiscent of films such as The Matrix, Inception, and Interstellar, with a creative […]

REVIEW: “The French Dispatch” is a visual masterpiece


REVIEW: “The French Dispatch” is a visual masterpiece

By Ellie Carter A plotless yet engaging story, unforgettable visuals, and a star-studded cast: The French Dispatch, directed, written, and produced by Wes Anderson, is one of, if not the best, movie of last year.  Released in October, the movie follows an ensemble cast of journalists trying to create the final issue of their magazine, […]

REVIEW: ‘Moon Knight’— A full Moon of a finale


REVIEW: ‘Moon Knight’— A full Moon of a finale

By Evelyn Lopez Marvel has released another hero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and his name is Moon Knight.  Moon Knight is a six-episode series where Steven Grant (Oscar Issac), a kind and smart gift shop employee in a London museum, is faced with an interesting dilemma. As Steven faces an issue of blackouts […]

NEWS: Therapy Dogs visit Batavia High School


NEWS: Therapy Dogs visit Batavia High School

By Mary Fornelli and Ava Curran On April 20, the Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club visited Batavia High School with two of their dogs, Cash and Chance. The one-hour visit, from 10:30-11:30, took place in the backroom of the LRC. The ten-minute-long visits consisted of six groups of five students.  According to helpguide.org, petting a […]

News: Students respond to the removal of the mask mandate


News: Students respond to the removal of the mask mandate

By Sophia Jech Mask mandates in schools have been a highly controversial issue lately, especially with our latest change in mask rules at Batavia High School. The removal of our mask mandate has sparked opinions of teachers and parents that have been quite conflicting. In all this mess of opinions, what do students, the largest […]

NEWS: “Handle With Care” notifies teachers when a student has been exposed to trauma


NEWS: “Handle With Care” notifies teachers when a student has been exposed to trauma

By Ellie Carter “Handle With Care” is a collaboration between the Batavia police department and BPS 101 to notify teachers and administrators when a student has been exposed to a traumatic event.  Prolonged exposure to trauma and violence damages children’s ability to focus, behave and learn. It also often leads to academic problems, truancy, being […]

NEWS: How does Batavia match-up against conference opponent St. Charles North?


NEWS: How does Batavia match-up against conference opponent St. Charles North?

By Carson Bollinger Batavia hosts the ST. Charles North North Stars on their home turf this upcoming Monday, May 2. Currently, Batavia is second in the DuKane Conference, just under their rival Geneva. While the 2022 season is on track to be Batavia’s strongest finish since 2015, St. Charles North hopes to derail this crazy […]

Opinion: Batavia Music Education, Best of Illinois


Opinion: Batavia Music Education, Best of Illinois

By Sophia Jech After winning the “Best Communities for Music Education” award from The NAMM Foundation for the seventh time, Batavia has proven they really are the best for music education. In fact, they have won the award six times in the past seven years! With multiple levels of band, orchestra, and choir as well […]