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NASCAR Evolves Safety After Recent Crash

Zane Ortega, Managing Editor

March 12, 2020

In the wake of the horrific crash at the 2001 Daytona 500 which cost the legendary Dale Earnhardt his life, NASCAR has since made the safety of each and every driver a top priority. Many new requirements and features have been put into...

2019 Holiday Festivities: Christkindlmarket and more!

Abby Geoffrey, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

The holidays are upon us and winter break is quickly approaching. The last day of the first semester is on Friday, December 20th, and BBCHS students will return to school on Monday, January 6th. Here are some fun things to do ...

The Trouble with Legalizing Marijuana

Sydney Kremer, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

On May 26th of 2019, Governor J.B Pritzker signed a bill to legalize marijuana in the state of Illinois. This law will go into effect on January 1st, 2020. Illinois will be the 11th state to legalize marijuana.  Consumers over ...

New Star Wars Movie Concludes Skywalker Saga

David Cowger, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Since its start, Star Wars has been a huge success, working its way into the hearts of many fans. It is ranked as the second most earning movie franchise, second only to Marvel. On December 20th, the final movie in the 9 part s...

Youtubers Making Change in Our Environment

David Cowger, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

YouTube has always been a source of entertainment for many people, and recently some of the creators on it have used it for good. MrBeast has built his career on giving to those in need, and now he’s trying to give back to t...

BBCHS Girls Bowling Team Ready to Roll

Zane Ortega, Managing Editor

December 18, 2019

In the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, BBCHS introduced its first ever boys bowling team, led by coaches Matt Nanos and Gene Kanak. While the boys team has been growing and improving their skills since then, both coaches...

Instagram Tests Out Removing Likes

Abby Geoffrey, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

On the social media platform Instagram, the success of an account has been able to be defined quantitatively through the number of likes, followers, and comments the account gets. However, Instagram is introducing a new feature th...

Taking on Black Friday

Sydney Kremer, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving when all the stores have major sales. This year, it will be on November 29. Even though most people overspend, it is a good day to get all holiday gifts and stock up on essentials...

How Being Green Keeps Earth Clean

Abby Geoffrey, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Many people have heard the household phrase, “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” It's a catchy slogan that summarizes the three best ways we can do our part to keep the planet green. We put this expression into practice by being mindful ...

TikTok Takes World by Storm

Sydney Kremer, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

TikTok, the newest online craze, has taken over the brains and social media feeds of teens all over the nation. From funny dances to storytimes, TikTok videos can mesmerize any viewer. This new social media platform has explo...

New Security Team Strives To Motivate Students

Zane Ortega, Managing Editor

October 27, 2019

In order to improve the overall safety of BBCHS and its students, a new security team, comprised of former safety monitors as well as some new recruits, is ready to provide a sense of safety in addition to providing help to s...

How Homecoming Week Impacts BBCHS

Zane Ortega, Managing Editor

October 17, 2019

Homecoming Week. It’s a tradition that many people look forward to every school year. What many people do not know is that there is a long history behind the actual tradition, and there is also some unique evidence of that sp...

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