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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

Sabrina Roach

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief

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(From left to right) Scout Storms, ‘25, Kaleigh Burns, ‘24, Abby Lewis, ‘26 and Mia Sirois, ‘27 sprint to the line before the start of their race. The four distance runners finished eleventh in the 4x1 mile relay. Photo courtesy of John Storms.

The Fastest Party on the Planet: BHS Girls Compete at New Balance Nationals Indoor

Sabrina Roach, Zoey Watson, and Casey Swart
Published April 24, 2024

As distance runners, Mia Sirois, Abby Lewis, Scout Storms and Kaleigh Burns are no strangers to running a mile. With Lewis, Storms and Burns state being runner-ups in the 4x800m relay (and freshman Sirois...

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....

Photo from Pexels

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...

Illustration by Sabrina Roach.

Disney is Dead (In More Ways Than One)

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published December 13, 2023

Last weekend, I was sitting in a dark theater showing "The Eras Tour." Waiting for the movie to start, I passed the time critiquing preview after preview with my friend. An action movie with loud explosions,...

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...

Illustration by Sabrina Roach, ‘25.

Students perform at the district orchestra ‘Solo and Ensemble’ festival

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published March 23, 2023

From fourth to 12th grade, orchestra students have an opportunity to perform during the district-wide spring Solo and Ensemble festival. Like the name suggests, students perform a piece either alone (solo)...

A Roadmap of Construction

A Roadmap of Construction

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published March 20, 2023

The school is facing major upgrades in the next few years - so much so that they can be hard to keep straight. Here is a guide to the renovation and construction looking forward, which, in the words of...

Sunny Hill scriptwriters

Sunny Hill scriptwriters

Sabrina Roach, Daniel Pashkow, Avery Trapp, and Sarah Quig
Published February 13, 2023

The fine arts provide opportunities for students of all ages. This is seen in the biannual experimental play, which is written entirely by theater students. The spring experimental performance will highlight...

Photostory: Boys varsity basketball

Photostory: Boys varsity basketball

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published February 3, 2023

Boys varsity basketball played Streamwood on Jan. 21, 2023. The team won 58-23. Photos by Sabrina Roach, '25.  

Senior Sophie Swanson pictured during the game.

Fillies set sights on future games after Friday’s loss to Fremd

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published December 11, 2022

The Varsity girls basketball team lost 52-67 last Friday, December 9 to Fremd High School. The Fillies (8-4) were tied at halftime to the Vikings (9-0), but fell short in the final two quarters. This marks...

Review: Andor

Review: Andor

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published October 25, 2022

There is a time in our lives when some of us need to accept that we are giant nerds. And that’s ok. For most of my life, I tried to pretend that I wasn’t one. One of the things I kept myself from...

Galadriel from the Rings of Power. Photo from IGN.

The Rings of Power: A return of the king

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published September 19, 2022

  I am nothing of a Tolkien hater. In all actuality, I love the Lord of the Rings movies. But to learn that a Lord of the Rings series was being made was something of a surprise. You have...

Vegetarians in the Wild: During lunch, Ria Patel (“25) eats meat-free food with Sophia Edels (“25). Patel often brings lunch to school, but the school’s extensive selection of vegetarian options (such as mac n’ cheese and meat-free paninis) allows for her to occasionally buy from the school cafeteria. “When I buy lunch theres a lot of flexibility,” Patel said. “I can usually get whatever I want.”

Plant based life

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published March 16, 2022

The pescatarians and vegetarians disagree on the importance of one thing: fish. McNuggets, McChickens and McChildhoods have all become synonymous with the American experience. Of the 39,198 McDonald’s...

Fixing an Apple a day

Fixing an Apple a day

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published December 6, 2021

Library Tech Assistant Ian Roets sits down to give students the run-down on iPads, his experience with technology and opportunities for students who want to go into (or get into!) technology. Ian Roets...

Orchesis performs this weekend

Orchesis performs this weekend

Sabrina Roach, Editor-in-Chief
Published October 23, 2021

For the dancers in Orchesis, this weekend has been a long time coming. After months of gruelling after-school practice, they will finally put on their fall showcase. There are two shows this weekend,...

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