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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 […]

FEATURE: The Great Renz


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 […]

FEATURE: Schulhof secures pole vaulting to Arizona


FEATURE: Schulhof secures pole vaulting to Arizona

By Reina Manabe A senior girl, Megan Schulhof, who has been working hard in track and pole vaulting, has made one of her dreams come true. The coach, Justin Allison, saw potential in her, resulting in her signing with the Arizona track team for the next four years in college. Schulhof started her sports life […]

Top 5 best cars for teens


Top 5 best cars for teens

These are the top 5 best and most affordable cars for teens. This list is compiled with cars that have the best gas mileage, are most efficient, and are the most reliable whenever you drive. 2016 Toyota CorollaThe 2016 Toyota Corolla is a four-door compact car that can seat up to five people and scored […]

 Dawgs taking Ws  


 Dawgs taking Ws  

By Darian Susic Batavia Basketball has its best season in years going 20-11.  At 20-11, this was Batavia Basketball’s best season since 2017-2018. After a hot start to the season, winning six straight, they finished fourth in the DuKane Conference and lost to a talented Glenbard North team in overtime to end their playoff hopes. […]

Skilled sleepers to target this fantasy football season


Skilled sleepers to target this fantasy football season

By Darian Susic These are three of the top fantasy football sleepers for the 2022-2023 season. In most fantasy football drafts you won’t get lucky and have Derrick Henry fall to the fourth round. But there are hidden gems that you can pick up in these later rounds. Last season, most people would have never […]

REVIEW: ‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ entertaining but strayed from Marvel traditions


By Cole Conklin A fascinating mix between fantasy, science fiction, action, thrillers, and psychological horror, the much anticipated Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness certainly steps out of the traditional bounds of Marvel movies. For the average moviegoer, the movie is reminiscent of films such as The Matrix, Inception, and Interstellar, with a creative […]

OPINION: Dirty Deals – the cost of Illinois’ power


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 […]

NEWS: BHS Art Mart allows students to explore their creative side


NEWS: BHS Art Mart allows students to explore their creative side

By Amanda Melvin There is a multitude of awesome clubs here at Batavia High School, from ultimate frisbee to book club, but not many like the new art mart. Why is it so unique? The club itself, and the items sold, are made by students, run by students, and sold by students.  Art Mart sells […]

OPINION: More students should consider studying internationally


OPINION: More students should consider studying internationally

By Alice Neville With student loan debt increasing, high school students are desperate for an affordable and enriching college experience. After 2 years living in a pandemic, young people are getting restless about staying in their hometowns after high school because of how unaffordable out-of-state college tuition is. Although many students don’t even know it’s […]

NEWS: Community works to start a boys’ volleyball team


By Faith Borré Batavia High School girls’ volleyball has had five teams for many years, but with not one men’s team to be found. Many parents at Batavia have expressed their interest in starting one. There appears to be no financial issues and all surrounding schools have already had this addition to the volleyball program. […]