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OPINION: ‘I just want to sleep.’


OPINION: ‘I just want to sleep.’

Why BHS should start school later By Lylah Jakubiak This school year, BHS has accumulated almost a week’s worth of E-learning and snow days. As a result, many students ended up sleeping in during this time. Now back in school, some students are beginning to question the 7:35 start time, wishing for their morning sleep […]

NEWS: BHS students reflect on college admissions: Has it really become too competitive?


NEWS: BHS students reflect on college admissions: Has it really become too competitive?

By Zahra Ahmad Batavia high schoolers’ heavily concern over college admissions. As a result changes in BHS are being implemented accordingly.  Seniors are offered senior resource blocks at BHS specifically for applications and scholarship work. A series of college 101 courses have also been started by counselors at BHS to combat the increasing difficulty. These […]

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 […]

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 […]

Batavia’s Baseball Bros


Batavia’s Baseball Bros

By Emma Stoodley, Paige Blasi, and Faith Borré “They have an unspoken bond that is undeniable. They can just give each other a look and both will understand what’s going on,” said head varsity coach Alex Beckmann.  Brothers Charlie and Henry Saul have bonded over baseball since they were little. For the past two years, […]

Kim Kardashian reminisces Marilyn Monroe


Kim Kardashian reminisces Marilyn Monroe

By Paige Blasi Kim Kardashian loses 16 pounds in three weeks to fit in Marilyn Monroe’s historical dress. Monroe was known as an actress and model. She wore the dress while performing “Happy Birthday” for President John F. Kennedy at a fundraiser. This performance remains one of the most famous performances of all time. The […]

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- […]

FEATURE: Lin prepares for pre-med at Northwestern


FEATURE: Lin prepares for pre-med at Northwestern

By Cole Conklin As the year 2021-2022 comes to a close, hundreds of seniors are preparing themselves for the next stages in their life. Some are opting in for joining the military, many are hoping to continue to pursue their interests at state schools like UIUC, Illinois State, and Waubonsee, and still, others are going […]

FEATURE: The Great Renz


FEATURE: The Great Renz

By Samuel Blazier With his comprehensive manner to drive home his point and the ability to brighten one’s day, AP Environmental teacher Daniel Renz is a qualified teacher at Batavia High School, according to both students and other teachers. Ever since Renz first started teaching at Batavia High School 16 years ago, he has, according […]

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 […]