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Sophomore Anshul Nadendla, senior Anna Gustafson, junior Sarah Fitzgerald, seniors Emily Won, Danny Pashkow, Kyra Sarantapolous and Neha Doppalapudi (from left to right) pose in front of an IHSA banner at the Heartland Community College gym. They began competing at 9:30 a.m. and ended at 1:00 p.m. Photo by Laura Minerva.

Barrington journalists place eighth at state competition

Daniel Pashkow and Neha Doppalapudi
Published April 26, 2024

After competing at the sectional competition earlier this month, nine Barrington journalists progressed to compete at the state level in Bloomington, IL. Barrington students who placed in the top three...

A map of preliminary damage reports from the storm system on Feb. 27. Each blue/green line is a path of a tornado from the storm. Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service

Tornado Troubles

On Tuesday, Feb. 27 there were reports of tornadoes across the Chicago area due to the severe thunderstorms. An unconfirmed number of 10 tornadoes were reported in both Illinois and northwestern Indiana....

Barrington Area Librarys outdoor garden. Photo courtesy of the Barrington Area Library

A green giveaway

Alexander Brudvik, Staff Writer
Published February 12, 2024

Barrington Area Library’s (BAL’s) seed library kicked off for its 5th year this February. The seed library offers over 50 different types of seeds such as flowers, vegetables and herbs. Anyone can...

Emma Moorut ‘25, Riya Shah ‘25, Aarohi Chatterjee ‘26, Maya Moorut ‘26 and Deeksha Adhikary ‘27 pose after their performance for the Garba. The girls are part of the group “Dance Without Borders” that promotes styles of dancing native to the Indian subcontinent. Photo by Anika Shinde, ‘25

Spreading the light

Anshul Nadendla, Features Editor
Published November 27, 2023

South Asian Student Association, a club that seeks to empower South Asian voices and inform on South Asian cultures, is working to celebrate and spread awareness on the holiday of Diwali, an important...

Members from Lincoln-Douglas debate stand outside the building where one of their tournaments took place.

Up for Debate?

Abby Monk, News Editor
Published October 26, 2023

The Lincoln-Douglas debate team has begun preparation for their first tournament of the year, which will take place on Oct. 21 against Homewood Flossmoor High School. The team meets on Mondays and Tuesdays...

Students dance at the Homecoming celebration, with the disco ball adding more to the ambience. Sponsors Lisa Nardiello and Angela Concha were overall pleased with the turnout this year. (Photo Credits: Benice Udeogu, ‘25)

Homecoming 2023: Unique or Just the Same?

Simran Panwar, Staff Writer
Published October 24, 2023

Barrington High School kicks off a new school year with another Homecoming celebration. About 1400 students attended the dance, surprising student council sponsors Lisa Nardiello and Angela Concha, who...

Band director Kevin Krivosik coaches students Nate Troxell, Abby Brudvik, Nathan Salvador, Sai Neelkantan and Lila Collette during 8th hour for their upcoming jazz band concert. Photo by Ava Lutsi, 26

New band director adjusts to school culture as he prepares for first concert

Ava Lutsi, Staff Writer
Published October 24, 2023

After longtime band director Randy Karon’s retirement in May, the jazz band is preparing for their concert on Oct. 24 with a new leader, Kevin Krivosik. The class meets every day during school hours....

Seniors Cindy Yang, Sophia Kostov and Sahana Ramesh pose for a photo at Gir1C0de. The club supports girls who are interested in computer science. Photo by Hafsah Khan, 25

An Introduction to Gir1C0de

Sasha Kassel, Staff Writer
Published October 18, 2023

Gir1C0de held its first meeting of the year on Sept. 28, where they discussed club details, received input from attendees and ate cookies. Gir1C0de is a club that supports girls interested in computer...

Seniors Megan Bergquist, Matthew Vitale and Brady Wright pose for a photo. The three were chosen as this years Homecoming Ambassadors. Photo by Samantha Scheinman

Homecoming Hoorah

Kathryn Quintanar, Staff Writer
Published October 16, 2023

Homecoming Ambassadors Megan Bergquist, Matthew Vitale and Brady Wright were crowned on Sept. 22. These three seniors were selected from the ten seniors chosen by the student body and staff. A few years...

Michael Vargas practices music for the upcoming Love Lights the Sky concert. The concert features acts from all five curricular choirs. Photo by Alana Zink, 27

“Love Lights the Sky” concert briefing

Alana Zink, Staff Writer
Published October 11, 2023

All five curricular choirs will perform the upcoming concert “Love Lights the Sky” in the auditorium from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 28. The songs for the “Love Lights the Sky”, and the overall...

Evie Webber, Ava Lutsi, Sofia Stern, Jacquelyn Hoffmann, Dylan Murphy, Eden Ellison, Georgiana Daughton, Lily Sehnert, Aanya Pareek, and Mia Harshman pose for a photo before last years Freshman Spotlight Performance.

Freshman Spotlight Performance? What’s that?

Hassan Javed, Staff Writer
Published October 6, 2023

Choir director Brandon Pemberton will direct the Freshmen Spotlight Performance on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. The fine arts talent show for freshmen takes place in the Black Box Theater and will involve 21 participants. “The...

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