Monthly archive October, 2011
Strumming on thin air

Strumming on thin air

By Katherine Luby Staff Writer You’re riding in your car, fed up with your parents’ obnoxious singing when you decide to tune them out with your own music. Praying for the sweet release from the agony your parents are putting you through, you hit the shuffle button on your iPod. Suddenly, the sound of the...
Baby steps- advice for freshman athletes

Baby steps- advice for freshman athletes

By Maggie Del Vecchio Graphics Editor   So Freshmen: you want to be a high school athlete? Heed these words from those who have dug their cleats on this turf, whose sneakers have scuffed these gym floors, and whose cries of victory and exasperation have echoed through the stadium. Forget your past experiences with tryouts...

September Editorial

By The RoundUp Editorial Board We want you to make us feel stupid. We want your scathing opinion of our work, our grammatical errors, and our seplling mitsakes. We want you to question us; we want your letters to the editor, your beliefs, and your humor. We deeply appreciate your comments because we’re tired of writing...
Feathers for fashion: not worth the cost

Feathers for fashion: not worth the cost

By Amanda Dee Photo Editor Plucking roosters for hairstyles hurts more than just the animals… Like bell-bottoms, poodle skirts and shoulder pads preceding it; feather hair extensions are currently the trend. Sparked by stars like Ke$ha and Steven Tyler, the feather boom has spread to teenagers, adults and even toddlers. These extensions seem as innocent...
Should we have year-round school?

Should we have year-round school?

By Kelsey Kober Assistant Features Editor PRO: “This is a vital change Barrington needs.”   It’s the end of summer. Your days are now being spent on the couch, lazily flipping through the TV channels and awaiting texts from friends. It’s hot outside, too hot for any activities and you’ve run out of other ideas....
Tell your Dad to stop riding his bike

Tell your Dad to stop riding his bike

    By Tom West Editor-in-Chief Tell your Dad to stop riding his bike. I’m serious. I don’t want to see him wearing that ridiculous fanny-pack on my road again. Tell him to stop pumping his pedals through my neighborhood. Tell him to stop taking up so much space and take off that form fitting,...
Summer music reviews

Summer music reviews

  By Rajeev Jayaraman Business Manager   The Adventures of Rain Dance, “Maggie” By: Red Hot Chili Peppers There are two unique styles of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The first being a funk based style that appears in many of the earlier albums like Blood Sugar Sex Magic and Mother’s Milk. The second style...
Pauline’s picks- Summer movie reviews

Pauline’s picks- Summer movie reviews

  By Pauline Gaffney  Staff writer   Midnight in Paris Directed by Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris tells the story of Gil (Owen Wilson), who is a writer currently working on a novel. While visiting Paris with his fiancé, he decides to take a moonlight stroll alone. While walking, a carriage full of partiers invites him...
Am I crazy, Or...

Am I crazy, Or…

Mehgan Keeley Sports Editor …does high school resemble a roller-coaster ride way too much?   Freshman year: First step into the doors of high school; first research paper to write with ten citation sources; first encounter with the inside of a locker. Except that the last one doesn’t really happen (thank you, Disney Channel high...
More than a dance- Barrington homecoming traditions

More than a dance- Barrington homecoming traditions

    By Samantha Stubitz Copy Editor   Guys, who will you ask? Girls, what will you wear? What will your Filly football name be? These are the many thoughts and topics of conversation surrounding BHS Homecoming every year. Most students at BHS have Homecoming marked on their calendar as September 24, 2011 7-11 p.m....
A+ summer- teachers share their summer experiences

A+ summer- teachers share their summer experiences

By Abbie Donoghue Assistant Opinion Editor      As the last bell rings, thoughts of lectures, tests, and finals are forgotten and replaced with vacations and lazy days. Students and teachers alike long for a break after a grueling school year.    “Teachers are constantly planning and grading, we need time to unwind and recharge...
A stint under the sun- Students get summer employment

A stint under the sun- Students get summer employment

    By Samantha Lee Graphics Editor   “I almost wish I had the opportunity to apply for a summer job,” freshman Michael Amato said. Students at BHS haven’t wasted their summers lying around, waiting for opportunities to fall into their laps. Rather, they are taking the initiative to find a job through family and...