Photography Inspiring Change: A look inside the artistic and philanthropic club

Photography Inspiring Change: A look inside the artistic and philanthropic club

By Madison Rossi Editor In Chief The idea first came to senior Sahil Chatterji during his sophomore year. He was developing a passion for photography, and wanted to take his hobby further. When Chatterji realized there weren’t any photography clubs at BHS, he decided to create his own. Photography Inspiring Change, commonly...
Upcoming TV shows

Upcoming TV shows

By Emily Liu Opinion Editor Brooklyn Nine-Nine An American action comedy set in Brooklyn at the (fictional) 99th Precinct of the New York City Police Department. The show follows a talented yet childish detective (Andy Samberg) and his new strict boss (Andre Braugher). Viewers have acclaimed the show as “messy,...
Jack Taylor: Hidden NCAA Gem

Jack Taylor: Hidden NCAA Gem

By Owen Reith Staff Writer   People all over the world love to watch and play basketball. In Barrington it is one of the biggest sports and a lot of people flock to the games to watch. No matter who you are, all fans love people who can score a...
Fragrance Overload

Fragrance Overload

By Georgia McCauley and Marissa Plescia Staff Writer and Assistant Features Editor Everyone experiences that cloud of fragrance from the people walking on the streets or in the hallway. But there are often cases when a face mask may be necessary for the victims on the receiving end of the...
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Review

By Jack McBreen Sports Edit   The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the sequel to the smash hit, The Hunger Games, which came out in 2012.  Both these movies are based on the books by Suzanne Collins, and tell the story of Katniss Everdeen.  Everdeen lives in the fictional country...
Going Interstellar: Voyager 1 Explores Beyond

Going Interstellar: Voyager 1 Explores Beyond

By Jack McBreen Sports Editor   2013 has been full of great scientific discoveries, from shaping future physics to finding ancient lakes.  However, one of the most impressive achievements comes from the Voyager 1’s exploration of interstellar space.  This small probe is the first human-made object to make it beyond...
Nix the gym uniforms

Nix the gym uniforms

By Pauline Gaffney Executive Opinion Editor Running the mile, swimming laps, and playing badminton. All of the above are painful gym activities that every student in a gym class has to face. But even more painful than that are the uniforms that students are forced to wear in order to...
The Fifth Estate: Movie Review

The Fifth Estate: Movie Review

By Pauline Gaffney Executive Opinion Editor The Fifth Estate followed the story of Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Berg (Daniel Bruhl). Assange came up with the idea for Wiki-leaks; a website that would publish unedited documents. He then got Berg, a technology prodigy, to help him in the technical...
A Double Homecoming: BHS alumna Veronica Roth returns during special week

A Double Homecoming: BHS alumna Veronica Roth returns during special week

By Morgan Nguyen Managing Editor The sound of laughter reverberated through the BHS auditorium Thursday night, October 3rd. But unlike usual, they weren’t caused by a funny musical scene or the barbershop quartet; no, the chuckles and exchanged glances of delight were derived from BHS alumna Veronica Roth. Upon being...
Get Involved at BHS!

Get Involved at BHS!

By Jessica Holzknecht Staff Writer    As a student (especially if you’re a freshman), everyone is telling you the same thing. Get involved! But that’s easier said than done, especially when you only see the occasional flyer in the hallway advertising a club that you know little to nothing about....
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Improv brings out the best in BHS

Improv brings out the best in BHS

By Rachael Rowley News Editor As one walks into the Black Box Theatre on November 17, 2012, it’s packed. Almost every seat is filled with those both young and old, friends and family, and those who simply enjoy the art of theatre; all here for one thing: to support the small cast of Barrington High...
Why Welfare Isn't Working

Why Welfare Isn’t Working

 By Jack McBreen Staff Writer With the presidential election upon the United States, both candidates are working hard to convince the public that they know what is right for America. In the national debates, strong points have been made about foreign policy, the economy, and other domestic issues.  However, with the national debt increasing and...
Gifts under $5

Gifts under $5

Christina Oehler Staff Writer As she swipes her card and gets ready to leave the pool of Prairie Stone Fitness Center, Junior Annemarie Cress knows that as a new part-time life guard, the profit she earns now is not nearly as much as she would hope to be making this holiday season. Earning around $9/ hour...
Decision 2012: Point of View

Decision 2012: Point of View

  Republican You have all seen the ads: “He can CREATE jobs, LOWER taxes, and CUT national budget spending! Vote today!”  Of course, that all sounds nice.  But really, what teenage kid wanted to know about “working closely with Israel to maintain its strategic military edge?”  Personally, I didn’t. I did not care about any...
Wimpy Watches: A scaredy cat's guide to horror movies

Wimpy Watches: A scaredy cat’s guide to horror movies

 By Tim Foszcz Assistant Features Editor Scary Movies Silent House (2011)    Renovations on an old family house go haywire when Sarah’s mind throws her for a loop as she remembers her father’s terrible abuse of her as a child. Let me start by saying I was immediately intimidated—in a good way. The filming locations...

Return From Rwanda

 By Tate Fischer Staff Writer There is no better way to learn a culture than to be immersed in it. This is exactly what senior Maddie Ordway had done when she and her family left for Rwanda for ten months. Senior Ordway recently returned to Barrington after the ten month excursion in Kigali, Rwanda with...

Love and Letter Grades

By Samantha Lee Graphics Editor Walking down the hallway, two teachers coming from opposite directions make eye contact with one another. Surprised, they say their hellos, smile, and continue to walk. These two coworkers see each other at work and at home. Mrs. and Mr. Bell are one of the few married couples who are...
A Special Look Into The Corral

A Special Look Into The Corral

 By Rachel Robertson Staff Writer This year, the Corral, BHS’s student produced yearbook, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a look back through the years in a special all-color edition of the yearbook to be released at the end of the school year.   While most of the details are under wraps, yearbook advisor Laura Minerva...
Hit Head On

Hit Head On

 By Rachael Rowley News Editor  Tweee! The familiar squeal of the silver whistle signals halftime. The score is 21-14. Only one more touchdown and the game between Fremd and Barrington will be tied. The coach calls the team to the sidelines and signals team manager, senior Grayson Giroux, to join the huddle. The team has...

By Pauline Gaffney Assistant Opinion Editor Walking down the sidewalk in my red glittered shoes I feel the crunch of leaves beneath my feet. Like every other Halloween, it is freezing and as the wind whips through the air I am reminded, “I am no longer in Kansas anymore.” Scanning the horizon I see salvation....
Save the Clocktower

Save the Clocktower

By Nidhi Madhavan Copy Editor BHS Study Skills Coordinator Sean Paras believes that being a teacher is “like being on stage.” Many would agree with this comparison, yet not all teachers know this from experience. But Paras, who has performed at both venues, does. Paras is the lead guitarist and vocalist for a Chicago area...
Change Through Letters: Amnesty International's Efforts Impact Everyone

Change Through Letters: Amnesty International’s Efforts Impact Everyone

By Moriah Meyer Staff Writer Every day, people’s freedom and human rights are denied. Amnesty International, a club at BHS, works to raise awareness about the exploitation of these rights, advocating for groups and individuals unjustly imprisoned. The actual Amnesty International Organization sends the school what it calls “urgent actions,” which are letters explaining specific...