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The Student News Site of Barrington High School

The RoundUp

The Student News Site of Barrington High School

The RoundUp

The Student News Site of Barrington High School

The RoundUp

An artistic exposition displays mannequins for the International Day against Domestic Violence. Photo courtesy of Mika Baumeister via Unsplash.

“Does it count if I said ‘Yes?'”

Cindy Yang, Daniel Pashkow, and Alana Zink
Published May 1, 2024

“Yes” is a word often used to agree, or give consent, to something. But what happens when it’s not freely given? And how do you know the difference? “Sometimes people don't even realize that what...

At what cost?

At what cost?

Neha Doppalapudi, Editor-in-Chief
Published November 17, 2022

AP Student While the rest of her family slept, junior Adaobi Ibe sat on her bedroom floor in the center of dimly lit academic chaos. She had a Chromebook in her lap, her iPad and her Advanced Placement...

Students sit in the stadium during an assembly. Photo by Aarya Arun, 23.

Barrington: Figment of belonging

Sarah Quig, Editor-in-Chief
Published October 20, 2022

*indicates unnamed source. A story of unbelonging: “I have never felt like I’ve belonged in all four years I’ve been here,” *Jane Doe said. The thought of ‘fitting in’ and an inclusive community...

Somewhere in the rainbow: What pride means to LGBTQ+ youth

Somewhere in the rainbow: What pride means to LGBTQ+ youth

Annie Thyfault, Media Editor
Published May 1, 2022

As a LGBTQ+ youth, being comfortable with your identity is already difficult enough. When knowing that you may face discrimination for your identity, another unimaginable weight is added. The fear of discrimination,...

The teenage nicotine abuse epidemic: A story of getting help

The teenage nicotine abuse epidemic: A story of getting help

Kaitlyn Witas, A&E Editor
Published April 26, 2022

“It sometimes feels like you can’t breathe,” junior, unnamed source said. “You can’t think, you can't focus. Your only focus is getting that next fix.” The list of places in which one can...

Highlighting diversity: Who is Barrington?

Highlighting diversity: Who is Barrington?

Vidya Madana and Sarah Quig
Published October 27, 2021

Every assembly, bellowing to the crowds, Principal Steve McWilliams shouts, “We are Barrington!” We are Barrington, yes, but who are we? Our school is filled with stories of diverse and unique individuals....

Vaping: when will the smoke clear?

Vaping: when will the smoke clear?

Camille Wodarz, Co-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 Postlethwait
Published 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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