Batavia High School Blood Drive
By Evelyn Lopez On April 7, 56 students, staff, and faculty signed up and donated to the blood drive. The event was hosted in the middle gym all throughout the school day. The blood drive was organized by the members of the Key Club, with help from Versiti. From 7:30 to 2:00 people were donating […]
OPINION: Standardized testing – Is it worth it?
By Ava Curran Stressful and time-consuming, the SATs are making their way to your school even while fewer colleges are requiring them. In response, Illinois should make standardized tests optional for students. The standardized tests students take in Illinois, such as ACT, SAT, MAP, & IAR, are quite inaccurate. “So, there’s testing anxiety so you […]
Feature: Has the pandemic benefitted student development?
By Mira Nevins The pandemic deepened a learning crisis and affected students across the world. This forced more than 1 billion kids around the world to halt their education and resume it online. It is argued that this adjustment did more harm than good, with students not participating, sleeping during classes, and limited of social […]
OPINION: Parents should not be allowed to ban books from schools, libraries
By Isabelle Konopacki “Book Banning is the most widespread form of censorship in the United States, with children’s literacy being the primary target,” said Susan L. Webb the student-teacher supervisor at Middle Tennessee State University Recently, parents, lawmakers, teachers, and school board officials are challenging books at an extremely fast rate. This has been worrying […]
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 […]
Showing pride at BHS
By Ben Barranco The Batavia Pride Alliance has been at Batavia High School for many years now and provides amazing support and acceptance for the LGBT community in Batavia and the local area. This is a safe and fun spot for people in this community and allies, people who support the LGBT community, to meet […]
OPINION: Schools give too much homework
By Marissa Mirallegro and Ella Helfer Having too much homework can lead to pressure and stress to students. Schools give too much homework to students and they need to be aware of what it’s causing. “….over 50 percent of students reported feeling stressed, 25 percent reported that homework was their biggest source of stress, and […]
10 types of friends in high school
By Joy Mazur High school friendships are often portrayed as being filled with drama and conflict, but that’s not always the case. Although we may not all have a friend like Regina George from Mean Girls, there certainly are different types of friends. These are the 10 you will have in high school. The […]
Q&A: Preziosio makes impact with VTP students
By Elisa Reamer Julie Preziosio is a special education teacher at Batavia High School. This is her first year teaching the Vocational Transitional Program (VTP) students but has also co-taught history, science, and English classes. Every day she is faced with challenges, but the happiness the students in the VTP class bring her overpowers it […]