Monthly archive November, 2011
Thinking of Thanksgiving

Thinking of Thanksgiving

Morgan Nguyen Staff Writer    A breath on the frosted window pane reveals the joy inside the busy house. The glow of candles reflects off maroon walls, as the room suddenly booms with laughter. Uncle just told another one of his corny jokes, oblivious to the fact those girls’ senses of humor change from age...
Am I crazy, Or...

Am I crazy, Or…

  Mehgan Keeley Sports Editor …is there a 90s song/band for literally every mood? I’ll answer that for you. I’m not crazy. I know I’m not the only student at this school who wishes I was this age in the 90s; I’ve heard a lot of other kids talking about it too. And the 1990s...
A look into "The Rabbit Hole"

A look into “The Rabbit Hole”

  Courtney Wilt Staff Writer Each year the theater department produces two central, main stage shows: a spring musical and fall play.  While the fall play, the Shakespeare medley “The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet,” has recently come to an end, a different kind of production is coming to fruition this weekend—the fall experimental,...
Smart Boards?

Smart Boards?

By Courtney Wilt Staff Writer The chalkboard was first incorporated into educational facilities in 1801, and with this addition came a revolutionized teaching environment.  Now a new upgrade has taken place; in 200 years, we’ve gone from scraping chalk on slate to swiping giant projected touch screens.  That’s right—I’m talking about the Smart Board, a...
Should technology replace tradition?

Should technology replace tradition?

By Rajeev Jayaraman   Business Editor Before 1993, people wrote letters and mailed them. For some time, they would be transported by several horses sprinting through the countryside. Now, Electronic Mail, also known as E-mail, has replaced that. However, technology has evolved into something much larger than E-mail. People can see and talk to each...
The Green Team

The Green Team

By Nidhi Madhaven Staff Writer In previous years, it was not uncommon to walk past  fellow students dragging large overfilled recycling bins in and out of the school every Thursday and Friday. Members of BHS’s Green Team were largely responsible for handling the weekly recycling for the entire school, taking bins in and out of...
Kid Slim: Barrington's own rapper

Kid Slim: Barrington’s own rapper

By Megan Santoro Assistant Editor-in-Chief For most seventeen year-old high school students, becoming a rapper may seem to be an impossible dream. Sure they may have the passion for it but they must also get signed by a record label, write and mix songs, and be able to record. For senior John Schneider, this dream...
Bought or brought? Students explore lunch options

Bought or brought? Students explore lunch options

                     By Samantha Lee Design Editor A lunch box can either be a student’s pride or fall. Junior Caroline Burns is one that takes complete pride in the contents her lunch box holds. “The variations and colors incorporated into my lunch are usually quite appealing. Grilled...
Beyond Barrington: Students struggle to transition to college

Beyond Barrington: Students struggle to transition to college

    By Rachael Rowley Staff Writer All around the country, college freshmen have started their year. For many, the transition from high school to college is new, fun, and exciting, but also a shock. In a study done by the Chicago Tribune, public high school graduates’ GPA’s are dropping significantly once they become college...

Teaching assistants- not just in college

By Megan Wadin and Samana Walji News Editor and Managing Editor Learning math is hard enough, but imagine teaching it. This task is exactly what several seniors this year set out to do as a part of the Math Department’s teaching assistant program. A teacher’s assistant acts as a student, a teacher, and a private...
Inspiration: where do you find yours?

Inspiration: where do you find yours?

By Mehgan Keeley Sports Editor Inspiration comes in many forms. For Elvis Presley, it was the gospel music of his religion that inspired him to express himself and present the world with an entirely new generation of music, even if it meant being critiqued as a rebel. Everyone defines success differently. For some, a “good...
The girl with kaleidoscope eyes- student photographer showcases talent

The girl with kaleidoscope eyes- student photographer showcases talent

    By Christina Oehler Staff Writer With approximately 3,000 students, BHS does not lack in creative talent. Junior Stephanie Walterman is one of many students involved in the arts. Walterman takes a very proactive role in exploring her passions. An Orchesis member and actress, Walterman says photography is her biggest interest. “Photography is basically...