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Katy Babcock

Katy Babcock, Copy Editor

Katy Babcock is a junior at Pleasant Valley and serves as a Copy Editor for the Spartan Shield. At PV, Katy is involved in A Positive Place, PV Pals, and Young Women's Group. Katy is a member of the girl's swim team and enjoys swimming with her friends. She is also on an all-girls robotics team called Flourish & Bots. During the summers, Katy is a lifeguard at the Davenport Country Club. Her favorite subjects are English and Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys sleeping, watching TV, listening to Taylor Swift, and being with her dogs. 

All content by Katy Babcock
The cool girl is an unrealistic and damaging trope designed by the male gaze.

Kill the ‘cool girl’

Katy Babcock, Copy Editor
January 8, 2023
Winter break is a time of relaxation for exhausted college students.

Home for the holidays

Katy Babcock, Copy Editor
January 8, 2023
the cast of I Am Able receives a standing ovation at the premier of the documentary.

I am able

Katy Babcock, Copy Editor
December 13, 2022
A collage of the top 7 Disney Chanel shows.

Top 7 Disney Channel Shows

Katy Babcock, Copy Editor
October 27, 2022
Jilian Garris goes above and beyond with her character design.

Photo story: haunted theater

Katy Babcock, Copy Editor
October 26, 2022
Junior Katy Babcock is an advocate for ending ableism in schools. Above she is pictured with her older brother who is on the autism spectrum.

Hate: Enabled by Ableism

Katy Babcock, Copy Editor
October 11, 2022
NHI participants walk across the Augustana College campus to attend a mock legislative session.

Latino Youth Forging the Future

Katy Babcock, Copy Editor
September 27, 2022
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