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Asia Smith speaking at a protest.

Students attend BLM protests

Kamiah Kelly November 9, 2020

Seeking justice for those who were wrongly killed led three Battle students to attend protests for Black Lives Matter in downtown Columbia during the summer. With the recent deaths of many people in...

Cheyenne Leasure Profile Story

Cheyenne Leasure Profile Story

Addison Hunker October 27, 2020

Cheyenne Leasure, senior, started karate when she was 12 years old and has been doing karate for 5 ½ years, during that time she has become a black belt candidate. Karate is an independent sport that...

COVID-19 cancels field trips and spring break plans

The novel Coronavirus is affecting multiple aspects of school.
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...

Jill Biden Visits Columbia on Eve of Missouri Primary

Jill Biden Visits Columbia on Eve of Missouri Primary

The former Second Lady spoke on hot issues and rallied voters to support her husband in the primaries.
Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor March 9, 2020

On the eve of Missouri’s 2020 Democratic primary election, former Second Lady of the United States, doctor Jill Biden visited Columbia’s Recreation center, the ARC, to rally voters and sway support...

A High School Student's Guide to the Democratic Candidates

A High School Student’s Guide to the Democratic Candidates

Missouri's primary elections will take place on March 10, 2020.
Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor March 9, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Primary election is coming  quickly and voters in Missouri have until March 10th to make their decision for who to support in the nomination process. With two candidates for the...

Disney + Category Rankings

The rankings from best to worst of the different Disney + categories
Jacob DeOrnellas, Reporter February 25, 2020

Disney+ released to the United States on Nov 12, and has come with five main categories to get into: Marvel, Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic. With the streaming service gaining more popularity...

Hosni Mubarak passes away

The former president of the Arab Republic of Egypt has died at the age of 91.
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,...

Which test to take

The differences between the SAT and ACT
Andrew Madsen, Reporter February 21, 2020

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) are notorious for being two of the most important tests students have to take in order to get into colleges that they want. While they...

BHS Seniors Compete At MWI Comp

Ian Melville, Reporter February 21, 2020

For the second year in a row, a group of seniors traveled to Nevada, Missouri to compete at one of the top ten pipe welding schools in the nation, the Missouri Welding Institute (MWI). This is the tenth...

Preparing to slay

Theatre department prepares for their spring play
Sunkha Kimhang, Reporter February 21, 2020

The Performing Arts department prepares for the upcoming play this month “She Kills Monsters.” The play follows the journey of Agnes, a girl who lost her sister while she was in high school. Despite...

Sunkha Kimhang watches a WW III TikTok on his phone.

“World War III” TikToks, Explained

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor February 21, 2020

President Donald Trump rang in the new decade with a surprising military decision that has not only sparked debate among Americans and the larger political community, but has inspired a plethora of new...

A Brief Explanation of the Iowa Caucus

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor February 21, 2020

As a mainstay of the United States election process, the Iowa Caucus attracts thousands of politicians, reporters, and voters’ attention to the Midwest. But what even is the Iowa Caucus, and why is it...

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