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Top 5 fancy restaurants in Batavia area for Valentine’s Day


Top 5 fancy restaurants in Batavia area for Valentine’s Day

By Nicholas Klann As that special day approaches, more and more people are looking for the perfect place to dine with the ones they love. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of connection and love between people, and the environment can play an important role in setting the mood. Here are the top five fancy restaurants […]

5 fantastic standalone books


5 fantastic standalone books

By Sophia Hayden The Night Circus– Erin Morgenstern  Taking the top spot is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Simply put, The Night Circus is magic in a book. Morgenstern crafts a stunningly intricate world in which we follow the pupils of powerful magicians – Prospero the Enchanter and Mr. A.H – Celia Bowen and […]

OPINION: Why cultures matter


OPINION: Why cultures matter

By Leah Monroy As a Mexican-American teen living in Batavia, Batavia does not celebrate different cultures enough. According to the World Population Review, Batavia is predominantly made up of 88.75 percent white residents while the other 11.25 percent are minority groups.  How can Batavia incorporate and learn about different cultures? How can we be sensitive […]

Seniors struggle to manage stress during college selection season


Seniors struggle to manage stress during college selection season

By Jayelin Haines My shoulders sag as I sit through another class presentation about choices for our future. The words spilling out of my teacher’s mouth stick together and filter into my brain as if they were gibberish. In my head, I map out my to-do list for the coming days. With each given task, […]

Stoneberg teaches students to love tennis


Stoneberg teaches students to love tennis

By Isabella Helm It was what they hoped would be the last point. The two tennis players were at a score of nine to eight in the ultimate tiebreaker. With a swift forehand stroke, the Batavia player had won it. An hour-long match over in just two seconds. As she came off the court with […]

Do BHS students use their lockers?


Students at Batavia were asked if they use their locker. Of those polled, 94 percent of the people asked answered no. It seems that the lockers assigned do not get used because students do not have the time to stop in passing periods. Hallways are crowded as it is and people at their lockers would […]

Batavia stays Home Rule


Batavia stays Home Rule

By Luke Zahner and Jason Talbott In the midterm elections, Batavia residents voted to keep the Home Rule law that allows the city to make its own decisions, separate from the state. The ballot read “Shall the city of Batavia cease to be a home rule unit?’ and by a wide margin, people voted no. […]

FEATURE: Fantastic freshman Neibch helps carry basketball team


FEATURE: Fantastic freshman Neibch helps carry basketball team

By Ellie Alholm The shoes squeak as the players hustle down the court. The Dog Pound chants loudly from the stands. Pom poms shimmer in the fluorescent lights. Freshman Kyle Neibch stops just behind the three-point line. Neibch shoots. He scores, which gives him a season-high 21 points. Neibch began playing basketball 12 years ago, […]

OPINION: Are make-up snow days necessary?


OPINION: Are make-up snow days necessary?

By Grace Summers and Selena Lanham Whether it’s sunny and raining or snowy and gray, Batavia’s weather is dramatically shifting all the time. We’ve just about experienced it all. With a big, unexpected snowstorm on Nov. 25 and 26, Batavia Public School District 101 closed all schools for the day on Mon., Nov. 26. Overall […]

‘No Shave November’ raises record funds


‘No Shave November’ raises record funds

By Isabella Helm Batavia teachers from the high school and middle school raised over $5,000 by not shaving for the month of November to raise money to help fight cancer. Batavia High School’s National Honors Society, along with the National Junior Honors Society partnered with St. Jude’s Research Hospital, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and Cancer Prevention […]