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The Student News Site of Barrington High School

The RoundUp

The Student News Site of Barrington High School

The RoundUp

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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...

Photo by Rio Lecatompessy on Unsplash

Fast Fashion — Tearing at the Seams

Stephanie Murarus, Features Editor
Published December 15, 2023

In the tapestry of online culture, interwoven with reliance on consumerism, our closets expand to match the pace of social media trends. TikTok and Instagram continue to breed new microtrends, changing...

Photo illustration by Stephanie Murarus, 24.

Merry Thanksgiving?

Natasha Baratta, A&E Editor
Published December 1, 2023

The summer air is fading and the cool breezes of fall are arriving. With school back in session, our free time becomes more and more limited. One thing that gets many students through the changing seasons...

Girl rides an indoor bike while watching a bike race documentary. Photo illustration by Ava Lutsi, 27

An American just won a bike race. Here’s why you should care.

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published October 30, 2023

Sepp Kuss (Sep-Koose), an American professional cyclist for the Belgian team Jumbo-Visma (Yum-bo-Veez-ma), crossed the finish line of La Vuelta de Espana (the Tour of Spain) in Madrid surrounded by adoring...

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...

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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...

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