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Batul Zanzi

Batul Zanzi, Editor

Batul is a senior and Features Editor. This is her third year on the Gazette staff.

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Khangura opens at the Harris Center after winning Sacs Got Talent 2023.

Local pop-star Alina Khangura’s rise to stardom

Batul Zanzi, Features Editor
April 11, 2024

Lights shine onto sophomore pop-singer Alina Khangura as she begins to sing in front of a vast audience. After a preliminary online video audition, Alina...

Beer cans are placed on top of a car to represent the cause of these deaths.

Every 15 Minutes 2023: Simulation leaves an emotional impact on participants and community members

Crisp fall air surrounds the scene of a black rose placed delicately on the hood of the car. Lying on the car and dripping in fake blood is Aidan Ferrante,...

Opinion: Barbie in the (Oscars)? Thats Impossible!

Opinion: “Barbie in the (Oscars)? That’s Impossible!”

Batul Zanzi, Features Editor
February 9, 2024

1.446 billion dollars. Highest grossing movie of 2023. Barbie.  Yet, director Greta Gerwig did not receive a nomination for Best Director. The whole...

The first link: Link Crew club opens to welcome freshman

The first link: Link Crew club opens to welcome freshman

Batul Zanzi, Features Editor
September 13, 2023

This years’ Link Crew coordinator, Heidi McKeen’s ultimate goal was to make sure “that freshmen are valued, that freshmen are a part of the culture...

Opinion: Project Willow is a new low

Opinion: Project Willow is a new low

Asia Pangelinan and Batul Zanzi
April 12, 2023

The Willow Project, which will take place in Alaska’s remote North slope, is projected to be fruitful after decades. This project is detrimental to nearby...

Review: Netflix’s newest “choose your own adventure” show strays off the path

Review: Netflix’s newest “choose your own adventure” show strays off the path

Batul Zanzi, Assistant Editor
February 10, 2023

Warning: Spoilers Ahead The year started off with a new Netflix original, Kaleidoscope. The show revolves around a group of seven adults, many with...

Junior Soraya Johnson holds posters in support of Iranian women at the local protest outside the Westfield Galleria mall.

Local protests ignite over death of Mahsa Amini

Batul Zanzi, Assistant Features Editor
October 24, 2022

“Zan, Zendegi, Azadi” The Farsi phrase, which means "Woman, life, freedom" is echoed by a crowd of more than 100 protesters. On Sunday Oct. 8,...

Ms. Marvel, the seventh MCU TV show, focuses and celebrates South Asian representation.

Commentary: Ms. Marvel opens the door towards accurate representation of Muslims

Batul Zanzi, Assistant Features Editor
September 22, 2022

Coming-of-age, heartwarming and impactful.  Ms. Marvel, a new Marvel television series  released in June 2022, depicts the process of the main character...

Senior and Speech and Debate co-captain Salini Pillai poses with her trophy after winning 14th place in Speaker in LD.

Debate team co-captain takes impressive title at Nationals

Batul Zanzi, Assistant editor
September 15, 2022

A historic moment in the GBHS community was achieved when senior and Speech and Debate co-captain Salini Pillai won 14th in Speakers in LD at Nationals....

Mike Trout Q&A

Mike Trout Q&A

Batul Zanzi, Staff Writer
June 1, 2022

When and why did you start making music? "Just more recently, probably about three years ago, I started writing music, and then the pandemic hit, and...

Tala Al-Joubori and her family gather with friends to celebrate Eid.

Behind the scenes: celebrating Ramadan

Batul Zanzi, Staff Writer
May 31, 2022

“Allahu Akbar”. Each night, the call to prayer begins as Muslims come together. The atmosphere is filled with the smell of food wafting from the kitchen,...

Victoria uses a funk roll against her opponent.

Athlete of the Month: Victoria Wells

Batul Zanzi, Staff Writer
March 23, 2022

All Victoria Wells had to do was keep her opponent pinned down.  “This is the longest ten seconds of my life,” Wells recalled thinking.  And...

Students talk with friends as they wait in the lunch line.

One-lunch Wednesdays leave mixed opinions among students

Batul Zanzi, Staff Writer
February 18, 2022

During the first few days of school, students were sent an email informing them about the one-lunch Wednesdays which would be starting in the following...

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