The Spearhead

COVID-19 cancels field trips and spring break plans

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

March 18, 2020

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) many people’s field trips and spring break plans are being canceled due to how widespread the disease is and how easy it is to transmit.  The biannual St. Louis Zoo field trip hosted by Rachel Tinsley was canceled due to the outbreak. Chuck Mille...

Hosni Mubarak passes away

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

February 25, 2020

On the day of Feb. 25 in Cairo, Egypt, the former President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Hosni Mubarak passed away at the age of 91 years old.    Mubarak was born on May 4, 1928 in Kafr El-Musaylhah, in the Monufaya Governorate, just northwest of Cairo. Mubarak grew up there and attended the Egypti...

Iranians protest in Tehran

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

In the last month, civil unrest has erupted in Tehran, the capital city of Iran, over the recent actions of the Iranian government and takedown of Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) flight 752 bound for Kyiv, Ukraine.    The recent events spiral from tensions between the Islamic Repub...

Brexit

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

Four years after the start of the “Brexit” (British Exit) initiative the United Kingdom has finally left the European Union (EU). The United Kingdom has been a part of the EU since 1973, so what does this mean for the future of Europe and the United Kingdom?   What is the European Union? The European Un...

eSports scholarships

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

December 12, 2019

In the 21st century, it seems that almost anything is possible. But did you think that you could receive a scholarship for playing video games?  Scholarships have been around for as long as we know it, but are typically geared towards merit, athletics or based on need. Today, this isn’t the cas...

Holiday Travels

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

December 10, 2019

With the holidays in full swing, people are travelling all over the country to visit family and friends. Since Columbia has a large population of people from out of state and outside of the country, it’s possible that you know somebody who is going out of town for the holidays. Some of the most c...

Federal Aid Craze

Tristan Keith carefully enters his information for the FAFSA Application

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

October 25, 2019

On Oct. 1 every year, the application for Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) opens for students to fill out and submit to schools of their choice.  Battle High School started participating in a statewide after-school program in mid-October every year for students to receive assistance when fill...

From Screen to Reality

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

October 25, 2019

Every year, the graphic design class taught by Sawyer Wade does projects to gain real world experience including meeting deadlines, communicating with clients, and creating the best possible design they can. But this year, students said there was one specific project that stood out not only to them but ...

New Perspectives

Lawrence Chiteri gives a speech to the Culture Club

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

October 25, 2019

“Let the story come,”  Lawrence Chiteri said, a PhD candidate in theatre at The University of Missouri. Chiteri, a native of Nairobi, Kenya, wanted to share the experiences of his homeland in a session that people of all backgrounds could understand.  In his culture, storytelling is a key as...

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