The Spearhead

Grand Tetons Trip Garage Sale

Adrian Maddox, Reporter

May 8, 2019

Tiny groups of students and parents gathered with items to sell at the circle drive at Fairview Elementary School. The group was raising money for the annual Yellowstone and Grand Tetons science trip held during the late spring. The garage sale began around 8 a.m, and ended whenever sellers were ready...

living in the Zero

April 8, 2019

You walk through your daily grocery store, though there are many workers, you find the store to be under stocked and littered with trash. It becomes difficult to walk through the isles as the trash begins to pile up, deeper and deeper until you can barely breathe. This is the reality for many aquatic...

Show, Tell, and Sell

Show, Tell, and Sell

Adrian Maddox, Reporter

December 14, 2018

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) hosted their third annual vendor fair this past Saturday, Dec. 8. The fair is held in the upstairs commons and showcases many different handmade shops and independant sales as well as representatives for larger companies. The event occured from 9:45 a.m- 1p.m,...

Recap of Last Weeks Stocks

Adrian Maddox, Reporter

December 4, 2018

The week leaded strong, however grew bumpy after Thursday ended a three day streak of higher trading stocks. The previous three months showed a fall in stocks in general, with the fall in the beginning of October, where the DJIA lost over 900 points from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11. Monday’s stocks were expected...

Aslin Virus

Adrian Maddox, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Employees of Columbia Public Schools walked into the Aslin administrative building October 3 with no fear for their laptops. However, as the day went on, computers became infected by a virus spread from an email. The Aslin building is an office space for administrative figures and support staff within...

Outstanding Academic Profile: Adam Lake

Adam Lake uses his computer to help him study during a class lecture in Advance Placement Psychology.

Adrian Maddox, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Each year, 16,000 students qualify for the National Merit Scholarship through the PSAT by scoring in the top 1%. From the 16,000 qualifying students, 7,500 students are selected and receive $2,500 for each year they’re in college. As a semifinalist, Adam Lake is of the top 1%. Lake entered his senior...

The Great Debate: Weighted Vs. Unweighted Grades

Infographic showing the Grade Point Average outline in a weighted GPA school.

Adrian Maddox, Reporter

September 27, 2018

When applying to colleges, high school students have many variables to worry about on their application. While clubs, activities, sports, and types of classes are factors to a college application, so is Grade Point Average (GPA), the point system that calculates how well students do overall in their...

Call to Battle Journalism Photobooth

Alissa Perkins and Tayus Jones

August 9, 2018

The Newspaper and Yearbook hosted a photo booth at the annual Call to Battle, an event to showcase the courses and extracurricular activity the high school has to offer. The event occurred on the football field on Aug. 9, from 6-8p.m. ...

Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Plays in California High School Varsity Tournament

Decarlo Harris dribbles a ball down the basketball court during a morning practice (Adrian Maddox).

Colton Stone, Writer

January 26, 2018

Two weeks ago, the junior varsity boys basketball team competed in the 84th annual California High School varsity tournament. The team lost both matches in the game, the first game against Fulton High School 57-69 and the second team against Boonville High School 48 to 57. This tournament would help...

Elementary and Middle Schools Preview Annie

Gabriel Watkins-Mocumbi, playing Daddy Warbucks, talks through the phone to the president in the school musical,

Adrian Maddox, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Students of all ages arrived into the Performing Arts Center throughout the day on Wednesday, November 9 for a showing of the fall musical, Annie. More than 1,400 students were expected to watch the two viewings, one at nine in the morning, and one at noon. This was the first year with a younger audience...

Where’s The Best Place to Get Service at School?

Liam Barry shuts his phone off while sitting in class.

Adrian Maddox, Reporter

November 6, 2017

As I finish writing my text to my mom, I press the green send button. The little send line shoots past my screen but stops at the last centimeter. It unfortunately never sends and I'm given a "message failure" notice. No matter where I go throughout the school, I can't seem to send a single message....

Pinhole Cameras

Brett Henry sets up to take a photo through his homemade pinhole camera (Olivia Childs).

Cheyenne Fields, Writer

October 2, 2017

Many students here at Battle who have taken Art Foundations choose to go into Photography 1 afterwards. The first project in Photography 1 is the pinhole assignment. Jody Spriggs, art department head and photography teacher, said that the importance of the pinhole camera before a digital is that it...

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