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 […]
OPINION: Dirty Deals – the cost of Illinois’ power
By Samuel Blazier Electricity. This is one of the great luxuries that we humans have in this country. Sadly, though, we’ve taken this luxury for granted without thinking about where it comes from. I too took the electricity for granted until my first day in AP Environment, where I learned that the lights that the […]
OPINION: Is plastic bag banning productive?
By Sophia Hayden In 2002, Bangladesh became the first country to ban plastic bags, since then the trend has continued to grow. The United Nations reports that 77 countries worldwide have banned plastic bags. This begs the question: is plastic bag banning productive? Ultimately no, plastic bag banning has many cons that suggest it may […]
OPINION: BHS should eliminate plastic straws
By Elizabeth Alholm and Caroline Hager Earlier this year, around 8.3 billion straws polluted beaches, around the world. Schools, businesses, restaurants, and even cities, such as Seattle, have since banned plastic straws. Batavia High School should be the next to do so. Students at BHS are creating more waste each day and straws are a […]