The COVID vaccine: The real experience from a real patient

Recently, many have been encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as an effort to, of course, maintain nationwide safety and finally retain some form of normality. While some have a negative opinion More »

All about Sydney Short’s artistic journey

By Katherynn Ramirez 2020 and 2021 have been full of paint spills, blurry brush strokes, and gloomy colors but many have come out on top as artists of the week. Sydney Short More »

AP Exams in 2021: Is it worth it?

By Emily Newburn and Emma Kilburg “A… no, it’s got to be C, or maybe D. At least I know it can’t be E, unless… maybe it is.” This has been and More »

News: What will graduation look like for seniors in 2021?

By Emily Newburn On Wed., May 26, the class of 2021 will be able to celebrate their graduation all together, outdoors at Northern Illinois University.  Last year, 2020 graduates had no idea More »

NEWS: Batavia prom an opportunity for normalcy for ’21 graduating class

This year, at Batavia High School, it was known that prom would be cancelled for the second year in a row due to the Covid-19 restrictions put into place.  Instead of putting More »


Teen musician Brogan making a name for herself

By Grace Bennett Lauren Brogan has been interested in music for the majority of her life. Whether it’s a cover of a song or a verse of an original song, she will spend up to weeks perfecting it to the

REVIEW: ‘Chemtrails over the Country Club’ delivers somber feel

By Amanda Schmelder Chemtrails over the Country Club is Lana Del Rey’s seventh studio album, released March 19, 2021. It explores her usual themes of love, heartbreak, and glamour. The album opens with “White Dress,” with its somber and dark

Mamminga, Blahnik produce song on Spotify

By Hailey Adams Producing a song on Spotify is a huge experience, especially if you are just in High School. Rachel Blahnik and Lily Mamminga wrote and produced a song on Spotify. From August to September freshman Mamminga and sophomore

AP Exams in 2021: Is it worth it?

By Emily Newburn and Emma Kilburg “A… no, it’s got to be C, or maybe D. At least I know it can’t be E, unless… maybe it is.” This has been and will be the internal monologue of thousands of

‘Swordfish’ Q&A

By Aubrey de Guzman Batavia has lots of restaurant choices from fast food to formal sit-down restaurants. Swordfish is a contemporary sushi restaurant found on N. Randall Road in Batavia. Gabrielle Kuretsky is a BHS sophomore sharing her opinions on

REVIEW: ‘Swordfish’ one of Batavia’s best

By Aubrey de Guzman Swordfish is a contemporary sushi and grill restaurant that offers a wide and unique selection of sushi and other menu items. Going 17 years strong, the restaurant opened in the spring of 2004. It can be

REVIEW: ‘Tenet’ – a disastrous sensation

By Francesca White Christopher Nolan has directed a number of noteworthy films. Tenet, one of his most recent films, is a perplexing piece of art. The script for the film took over five years to write and had a total

Five movies to watch in 2021

By Emily Newburn It’s time to get excited! There are a lot of good movies coming out in 2021. Here are five of the top picks for movies you can watch in theaters this year. 1. Black Widow On July

Ranking 5 Seconds of Summer Albums

By Grace Bennett 5 Seconds of Summer has been making music since their first EP came out in 2012. They have continued to make music and tour throughout most of the nine years, with the exception of their small break

OPINION: BHS should add leadership classes

By Sofia Bellafiore There are many classes offered at Batavia High School that give students the opportunity to learn things that they enjoy.  Classes like art, graphics, or marine biology are electives that center around an individual’s interests, and they