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The RoundUp

The Student News Site of Barrington High School

The RoundUp

The Student News Site of Barrington High School

The RoundUp

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Referendum updates
Dylan Mota, Staff Writer • Published October 19, 2021

Wouldn’t it be great if areas within our school were updated for the better?  Barrington High School will undergo some changes as part of a five-year referendum plan. The referendum looks to introduce...

Future healthcare professionals to internationals
Future healthcare professionals to internationals
Grace Tripathy, Editor-In-Chief • Published April 10, 2021

As mentioned in a previous article, this marks the first year that the Future Healthcare Professionals of America club (FHP) is competing in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Conference,...

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Be the Change Barrington calling for racial equity
Sarah Quig, Staff Writer • Published March 15, 2021

Out of 643 BHS students and alumni surveyed last year, 78 percent of those respondents believe that racism is a problem in Barrington 220 Schools. In order to address these concerns, a coalition of Barrington...

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The school needs to redecorate
The school needs to redecorate
Vidya Madana, Editor-In-Chief • Published October 18, 2021

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”  Walking through the Fine Arts hallway freshman year, I’d see this quote almost daily. It’s always stuck with me, to be...

Dear high schoolers: A letter from senior Aliyyah Zaidi
Dear high schoolers: A letter from senior Aliyyah Zaidi
Aliyyah Zaidi, Staff Writer • Published May 20, 2021

People say high school goes by in a flash, but for me, it’s been four long, agonizing years. I’ve learned a lot of things, both about myself and the people around me, and as much as I wish I could...

Shadow & Bone review
Shadow & Bone review
Mia Fischel, Copy Editor • Published May 18, 2021

Shadow and Bone is a fantasy show based off of the Grishaverse books by Leigh Bardugo. The show takes place in the cities of Ravka and Ketterdam, which are inspired by Tsarist Russia. It takes the plot...

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Nailing the nail art
Nailing the nail art
Leslie Carrillo, Staff Writer • Published October 17, 2021

Caroline Turnball, ‘24, Yoanna Nolasco, ‘23, and Michelle Islas, ‘23, all agree on one thing: nails are a way to express yourself. “It's always interesting when you see people’s nails. I feel...

Volunteers work on the farm to harvest beets. Volunteer work is a really important part of Smart Farms start and growth. It was a really fun experience, Alexia Lee, 23, said.
Farming smart: A Q&A with Mia Spaid
Vidya Madana, Editor-In-Chief • Published September 14, 2021

Mia Spaid works as the farm program manager at Smart Farm in Lake Barrington. The farm, created as a means to help with food production and helping distribute healthy produce, has continued to expand...

Nancy Creswell: A lifetime of dance with passion
Nancy Creswell: A lifetime of dance with passion
Rebecca Li, A&E Editor • Published May 29, 2021

Past the auditorium and down the grey ramp, to your left is the dance room. In the space, you’ll find yourself surrounded by mirrors, a ballet bar, a sturdy, a smooth dance floor and for the last 21...

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Trapp's take on tunes: Reviewing 2021 albums
Avery Trapp, Opinions Editor • Published October 17, 2021

2021 saw the revival of many industries that were brought down by COVID-19, particularly, the music industry. The surplus of albums and singles dropped by some of the biggest artists of our time period...

Shadow & Bone review
Shadow & Bone review
Mia Fischel, Copy Editor • Published May 18, 2021

Shadow and Bone is a fantasy show based off of the Grishaverse books by Leigh Bardugo. The show takes place in the cities of Ravka and Ketterdam, which are inspired by Tsarist Russia. It takes the plot...

5 Books I Rated 5 Stars In 2020 That You Should Read in The New Year
5 Books I Rated 5 Stars In 2020 That You Should Read in The New Year
Rebecca Li, Staff Writer • Published April 5, 2021

2020 was quite a year, to say the least. With so many events happening, it was quite ironic how personally some of our lives were uneventful being in quarantine at home. In the face of boredom, many people...

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Virtual athletes: athletic heroes
Virtual athletes: athletic heroes
Grace Den Ouden, Staff Writer • Published March 13, 2021

Sports are a good way to stay active, especially for sophomore Emily Mann. However, due to the pandemic she’s had to take some precautions to stay safe, which limit her ability to play basketball ideally. Mann...

Masked student athletes
Masked student athletes
Emily Yang, Staff Writer • Published March 13, 2021

As many states and communities return to sports and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes have been trying to adapt to this new ‘normal’ on their own. Wearing masks and practicing social...

Rallies and birdies: girls’ badminton starts their new season
Rallies and birdies: girls’ badminton starts their new season
Emily Won, Staff Writer • Published March 8, 2021

Through virtual meetings, distanced tryouts and masked games, the recently formed girls’ badminton team has been playing in scrimmages with other schools and practicing six days a week. Despite the...

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Vaping: when will the smoke clear?
Vaping: when will the smoke clear?
Camille Wodarz, Editor-in-Chief • Published October 23, 2019

Together they cramped in the bathroom. The summer before freshman year. A group of kids, hiding from the birthday party gathering, for just a few minutes. Behind a locked door, the air was hot and sticky. *Alexis,...

New school cop, Hakeem Smith, poses in front of his patrol car. Smiths goal is to form a positive relationship with all students. Photo by Camille Wodarz.
You got a friend in me
John Cook, Staff Writer • Published October 30, 2018

Detective Hakeem Jamal Smith’s desktop is open to Pandora’s “Chill Pop” playlist. His office is one of stark contrast — on the walls hang inspirational quotes, and behind his desk sits a riot...

Senior Amanda Dern volunteers at Democratic nominee Sean Castens Barrington campaign office. During her time in the office, she makes phone calls and helps volunteer. Photo by Delaney Nelson.
Gen Z makes their voice heard
Delaney Nelson and Emily PostlethwaitPublished October 29, 2018

Why students  get involved The morning of November 9, 2016, senior Amanda Dern woke up to what she found to be devastating news. The presidential election of the night before hadn’t gone as planned,...

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On the floor
On the floor
Sarah Huddleston, Camille Wodarz, Grace Tripathy, Editors-In-Chief • Published March 12, 2021
Finding her rhythm: Q&A with gymnast Gergana Petkova
Finding her rhythm: Q&A with gymnast Gergana Petkova
Vidya Madana, Multimedia Editor • Published February 28, 2021
On the floor
On the floor
Sarah Huddleston, Camille Wodarz, Grace Tripathy, Editors-In-Chief • Published February 26, 2021