Monthly archive April, 2011
The Next Level - Q&A With Football Star Dan Voltz

The Next Level – Q&A With Football Star Dan Voltz

By Will Adams Staff Writer We all hear his name on Friday nights, we see him towering above students in the hallways, we hear rumors of the next school that been recruiting him and what coaches will be at BHS just to see him. He is one of the most highly decorated football players in...
Make a date at Pl8--Barrington's newest hotspot

Make a date at Pl8–Barrington’s newest hotspot

By Samantha Stubitz Staff Writer One is immediately struck by the authentic red and black décor, genuine Asian light fixtures, and contemporary setting upon entering Pl8. Pl8’s chic atmosphere is like stepping out of Barrington and into a downtown Chicago restaurant. Pl8’s (pronounced plate) name is not only interesting, but very significant. “The name is...
Senioritis Epidemic - A Semi-Complete Look At The Most Recent Outbreak

Senioritis Epidemic – A Semi-Complete Look At The Most Recent Outbreak

By Jake Trotta Editor-In-Chief It was a Friday like any other Friday when it struck. December 17th, 6th hour. “Congratulations, you have been accepted to your dream school!” the email said. In that moment, something changed inside me. An incurable disease crawled through my limbs, robbing me of any will to work-senioritis. I write this...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Dean Bradshaw, Today, December 15th, I received a copy of Barrington High School’s, The Round Up. After reading pages 4 and 5 I felt somewhat upset because of the way H.E.R.E. was portrayed. Unfortunately, I found the article to be very degrading to the purpose of the organization H.E.R.E. in Barrington, which I am...
College Apps 101 - The 411 On Writing A Winner

College Apps 101 – The 411 On Writing A Winner

By Kelsey Kober Copy Editor It’s eleven o’clock on a Sunday night, the time when high schoolers should be winding down for the night. However, it is not the case with you. Your heart is pounding; your mind is racing. The deadline for your application is tomorrow and the clock is ticking down. Not only...
New Zodiac Zaps BHS - Changes In Earth's Orbit Raises Questions Over Zodiac

New Zodiac Zaps BHS – Changes In Earth’s Orbit Raises Questions Over Zodiac

By Alexandra Blasch Staff Writer “I’ m obsessed with horoscopes,” said senior Karlee Stahl. “I don’t know how much faith I would put in star signs, but I love reading about mine and finding truths in my horoscope.” According to a Harris Poll taken this year, Stahl is one of roughly thirty percent of Americans...
Athlete Of The Issue - Ella Tracy

Athlete Of The Issue – Ella Tracy

By Megan Santoro HartBeat Editor She can still feel the adrenaline pumping fast through her veins. Even after running two miles, she does not feel the slightest onset of fatigue. Other runners may feel discouraged and tired after a race, but junior Ella Tracy feels great. “Once I finish running, it feels fantastic,” said Tracy....

Concerns for “Commonthread”

We are in the advent of Barrington community building. The past two years yielded H.E.R.E. in Barrington with several concerts, Project Hope, the IT Campaign, and many more programs. The latest such initiative, Commonthread, aims to create an all day event on April 28 unifying the BHS community. It is sponsored by the administration and...
Playing Their Part - Students Entertain At The Garlands

Playing Their Part – Students Entertain At The Garlands

By Abbie Donoghue Staff Writer As the sound of a tuning violin echoes through the halls, tables are shifted and a group gathers to watch as musicians hastily flip through binders and prepare to begin their performance. Conversation halts as the string players nod and draw their bows across their instruments, beginning their first song...
Childhood Dreams to Sunday Reality--A NFL Draft Preview of Big Ten Schools

Childhood Dreams to Sunday Reality–A NFL Draft Preview of Big Ten Schools

By Will Adams Staff Writer If a stranger walked down the hallways of BHS, they would most likely think they were at U of I, Iowa, Northwestern, or any other Big Ten school because almost every other student is wearing some type of Big Ten paraphernalia. I, like many others at BHS, have been a...
Showing Their Colors - United Colors Teaches Confidence And Character

Showing Their Colors – United Colors Teaches Confidence And Character

By Mehgan Keeley Staff Writer Confidence. Of all of the ethical values that students in the Barrington Community are drilled with, confidence remains at the core. Responsibility, trustworthiness, compassion, citizenship, motivation, and, most importantly, success, are all reliant on this trait—from having it one’s in peers as well as in one’s self. Whether it be...
Artist Of The Issue - Eliza Karatjas

Artist Of The Issue – Eliza Karatjas

By Madison Rossi Staff Writer High school students are on a constant identity search. They are always looking for their “thing.” That thing that separates them from the rest of the world. The talent that makes each of them unique; it is their legacy. Freshman Eliza Karatjas has already discovered who she is. Her thing...