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American Impeachment Explained

American Impeachment Explained

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

October 25, 2019

Over the past month, news sites and radio shows have been overwhelmed with the fast-emerging scandal involving President Donald Trump and the country of Ukraine. An anonymous whistleblower complaint has turned into a full-blown impeachment inquiry for Trump. The statement claims that the President coerc...

Students experience teaching in elementary classrooms

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

Students in Columbia Public Schools are getting a head start on real-world experience within the teaching industry.  “Fresh out of college, you rarely have anything significant to say in a job interview. No one asks about your accounting class or what grade you got on a group project,” Kaitlyn ...

Final Germany Meeting of the Year

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

May 14, 2019

The final travel meeting for students going on this year’s Educational Tours (EF) trip was held on May 2 at 6 p.m. Travelers and their parents were invited to play a game, Secret Hitler, at 5 p.m before the official meeting started. The meeting was held in its usual location, one of the group lea...

Prom Extras

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

May 14, 2019

After weeks of long discussion the prom theme was officially decided:  “Golden Aura”. The Prom committee planned and set up the event using flowers, greenery, touches of gold, and sunset colors. Prom was held at Peachtree on April 27 from 8-11pm. The event was full of dancing, singing, and laughi...

Breathalyzers at Prom

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

May 14, 2019

Last year, Rock Bridge High School introduced a new policy in an effort to minimize underage drinking at the biggest dance of the year, prom. According to a Kansas City Star article, students showed up to the event inebriated and Rock Bridge’s student council decided that breathalyzers would minimi...

National Days in May Calendar

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

May 13, 2019

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Gabe Watkins-Mocumbi Acting Profile

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Junior Gabe Watkins-Mocumbi has been acting since he was in 6th grade and is a respected actor within Battle. He was invited to The International Thespians Society Missouri Conference (ITS) which is a weekend long state competition/festival because of his merit as a performer. During his high school career, he’s been i...

CARE to Work

Avery Lynn, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Summer jobs are common among teenagers. Summertime is the time of the year where many students seek jobs whether it is purely meant to gain money or for the job experience. Students have more free time in the summer and a desire to earn money while away from school. The Career Awareness Related Experi...

The Weeknd Artist Review

Avery Lynn, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Review on the career of The Weeknd.

Traveling for Lunch

Avery Lynn, Reporter

January 7, 2019

Many students at school choose to spend their Spartan Time and lunch time, going out with friends to hang out or grab a bite to eat. Students have noticed that they have to rush, sometimes returning to school late, depending on each students individual situation. Spartan time allows for students who ar...

City of Big Stories

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

January 7, 2019

The morning of Nov. 1, yearbook staff landed in the windy city of Chicago for the Journalism Education Association (JEA) convention, the largest gathering of student journalists in the country. The convention was held for a journalistic learning experience that approximately six thousand students...

TikTok on the Clock

Avery Lynn, Reporter

January 7, 2019

Over the past few months, TikTok, has spread across the country and is used by students in our school. This downloadable app is a video sharing platform, that allows for users to create short videos for entertainment purposes. Many of the videos are designed by creators to be funny, aesthetic, and stu...

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