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The RoundUp

The Student News Site of Barrington High School

The RoundUp

The downstairs atrium finished construction last December. Students are free to use the downstairs atrium as an extension of the cafeteria, and students are required to scan in with their IDs. Photo by Emily Won, ‘24

Our Atrium: the heart of nowhere

Emily Won, Editor-in-Chief
Published February 23, 2024

On my first day of senior year, I was warmly welcomed by Principal Steve McWilliams, pep rallies and Pepper Construction. For the next four months of my first semester, I grew accustomed to the mysterious...

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No One is Watching the Same TV Show Anymore. Is This the End of the World?

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published February 21, 2024

I am now at the age that my father has dubbed “suitable for watching TV shows.” More specifically, his TV shows: hilarious, strange, 70s TV shows. Full disclosure, I am not one for TV. As a high...

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Glow Recipe or no recipe?

Hannah Kim, Opinions Editor
Published February 19, 2024

Imagine: it’s 2017 and your favorite Katy Perry song is playing from another room as you get ready for the first day of 5th grade. On the car ride there, you beg your parents to use the phone to catch...

Trigger warning: Politics

Trigger warning: Politics

Emily Won, Editor-in-Chief
Published April 18, 2023

I had the recent pleasure of having a political discussion with a classmate. I am a Democrat, and they are a Republican. Spoiler alert: no one died, although many would rather face the unfortunate than...

Calm the club craze: Extracurriculars aren’t just for college apps

Laeticia Cerdas, Editor-in-Chief
Published April 17, 2023

It’s eighth grade, and stepping into the high school is a buzz. This is where it all happens—the TV-show drama, the golden years, the social highlight of your life. You sit in the auditorium, excited...

Illustrated by Sophia Gordon, ‘24.

Jumping through hoops

Sophia Gordon, Online opinion editor
Published March 22, 2023

It’s 3:30 pm and I’m trudging from the Commons over to my “SAT prep class.” It’s the hoop I’m told I have to jump through to ensure I do well enough on the SAT, so I can get into a good college,...

Photo from Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness.

Group therapy: Seven ways to avoid dysfunction

Hannah Kim, Opinions Editor
Published February 22, 2023

Group projects, especially teacher-assigned ones, are notoriously dreaded by students. Many people prefer to work independently in general, and bad group experiences could make even the biggest extrovert...

(Un)natural selection: Why we need to refocus our class selection priorities

(Un)natural selection: Why we need to refocus our class selection priorities

Abby Monk, News Editor
Published February 15, 2023

Dear students of BHS, Imagine, for a moment, that you are going through the class selection process you’re almost certainly familiar with. Maybe you have your heart set on your classes for next year,...

Amazon, cake and how to avoid the fate of the Neanderthals

Amazon, cake and how to avoid the fate of the Neanderthals

Sophia Gordon, Opinion editor
Published December 16, 2022

It’s holiday shopping time, and for better or worse you and Amazon are becoming besties. While the angst of finding Aunt Margo something other than your go-to-auntie-gift (“Oh…gloves?”) can be...

The culture shocks of America: The story of a French exchange student

The culture shocks of America: The story of a French exchange student

Cassandra Nadalig, Staff Writer
Published November 12, 2022

Have you ever heard of something called culture shock? It happens when you are exposed to a whole culture or habits that you aren't familiar with. If this idea was a bit blurry before for me, it hit me...

Photo from IMDB.

Op-off: Is “The Nightmare Before Christmas” a halloween or christmas movie?

Kaitlyn Witas and Nadia Shirey
Published October 27, 2022

Halloween - Kaitlyn “Nightmare Before Christmas” is one of the best Tim Burton movies ever created. For those who don't know who Tim Burton is, he is a filmmaker whose movies consist of a Halloween-esque...

Editorial cartoon courtesy of David Rusin, ‘23.

Editorial: A divided spirit

The RoundUp Editorial Staff
Published October 16, 2022

Students filled the football stadium on August 26 for the annual Back-to-School assembly, but despite filling the stadium, there was little school spirit in the stands. The assembly’s purpose was to...

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