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How to keep the pests out of your garden


How to keep the pests out of your garden

By Evelyn Lopez Summer is right around the corner and with summer comes a chance at planting a garden. The most a gardener should have to worry about is the weather, but when the bugs, birds, and small rodents try to eat everything that was planted, it can be infuriating. Knowing your enemy and choosing […]

Top Five Things You Can do in Honor of Earth Day


Top Five Things You Can do in Honor of Earth Day

By Sophia Jech Earth Day is a holiday that comes once a year, but that doesn’t mean you have to be limited to sharing an Instagram post on it that day. There are many wonderful options you can use that can make an impact on the environment and be fun for you too; Not to […]

Students at BHS protest to show support of trans and non-Binary peers in Batavia


Students at BHS protest to show support of trans and non-Binary peers in Batavia

By Cole Conklin On Tues., April 5, a group of students gathered together in front of Batavia High School with cowbells, loudspeakers, and signs. The students were protesting what was viewed as a lack of equity action from the school board.  After an equity statement was promised in February, many students noticed that discrimination problems […]

Batavia small businesses: Small but mighty


Batavia small businesses: Small but mighty

By Ava Curran, Faith Borre, Amanda Melvin https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AE23K2qOqB1_pgxJ_dH71rmmibGpB753/view?usp=sharing

Youth and Government Students Showing Success


By Sophia Jech

Feature: Bringing art to the community


Feature: Bringing art to the community

By Eli Balisi and Brynne Albert When COVID-19 first shut down schools across the country, one thing that was lost was a sense of community and creativity among students. However, in spite of those difficulties, members of the National Art Honors Society here at BHS renewed efforts to improve the artistic quality of the school […]

Claire Nazos: on and off the court


Claire Nazos: on and off the court

By Alexa Schorr, Isabelle Konopacki, & Madison Wilson Generous, perseverant, selfless, strong, committed, and passionate. These are only some of the many attributes used by coaches, teammates, friends, and family to describe Claire Nazos.  “Claire has been a great leader throughout high school,” said longtime girls’ basketball coach Kevin Jensen.  “She is always looking out […]

Katrina Schlenker: record-breaking runner goes into her last season at BHS


By Sophia Hayden, Emma Hirschauer, Olivia Gebhardt Every evening before a meet, Katrina Schlenker is already thinking about her approaching race. Her routine is intricate: after she gets home from a slow three-mile pre-meet run, she goes home and does yoga. Before bed she stretches and rolls out her legs, always making sure to get […]

NEWS: Building the future together in BPS 101


NEWS: Building the future together in BPS 101

By Eli Balisi and Brynne Albert Batavia Public Schools is currently planning a multi-year project called the Building Our Future Together Plan that, if passed, will see renovation and reconstruction of Batavia school buildings. If the plan is approved, Alice Gustafson, H.C. Storm, J.B. Nelson, and Louise White Elementary Schools will all be completely rebuilt, […]

Rock the runway: a blissful experience


Rock the runway: a blissful experience

By Sophia Hayden Feb. 4 marked Batavia High School’s 14th annual Rock the Runway show, a wearable art show in which student designers must create pieces that align with a particular theme. The catch is designers cannot use any actual clothing, resulting in exponentially creative uses of everything from bubble wrap to butter containers. This […]