The Spearhead

Bringing a Fictional Sport to Life

Allison Collier, Reporter

May 14, 2019

Quidditch is a sport from the popular book and movie series Harry Potter. Harry Potter himself, along with many of his friends, are a part of the school Quidditch team in the book, and Quidditch matches serve as key plot points multiple times. In the book, Quidditch is played on flying broomsticks with with...

Shy in School

Allison Collier, Reporter

May 14, 2019

Introversion and Extraversion. We hear those terms thrown around a lot. Introverts are synonymous with isolated individuals, the kind of people who stay at home all the time. Extraverts bring to mind the social butterfly, the ringleader of many circles of friends. However, these are stereotypes, and ther...

Drama Banquet

Allison Collier, Reporter

May 14, 2019

On May 3, the end of year drama banquet took place. Students were recognized among their peers for outstanding work in theater productions and inducted into the International Thespian Society (ITS). The event began with a general recognition of the actors and technicians involved in each of the year...

Captain Marvel Movie Review

Allison Collier, Reporter

May 13, 2019

Captain Marvel received a lot of media attention in the weeks leading up to its release. As the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to feature a female superhero as its main lead instead of a co-lead, the hype and the expectations were high. For some fans, there was a fear that the movie...

Pursuing Project-Based Learning

Jonas Ferguson and Cassidy Schulte collaborate on a project.

Allison Collier, Reporter

April 22, 2019

Extended Educational Experiences (EEE) is a program that runs from elementary school through high school. It’s different at each level. EEE at Battle is different than at the other schools in the district. “At Rock Bridge and Hickman EEE in the high school level is kind of just ACT prep. Here, it...

Teenage Mental Health

Allison Collier, Reporter

November 19, 2018

You’ve probably heard this before, but a teenager in America today is usually more stressed than the average 1950s asylum inmate. A variety of mental health disorders can be found in teens. Many are getting more attention in the media these days, like depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Some ment...

Behavior at the Big Sonia Assembly

The Big Sonia movie poster from

Allison Collier, Reporter

October 31, 2018

  It wasn’t quiet in the PAC. You’d expect as much, when you put more than 500 freshmen and assorted upperclassmen in a room together. But when the lights dimmed and the film started playing, many students continued to chat, joke, sleep, or be on their phones the entire time. They were watc...

This Ain’t No PowderPuff

Allison Collier, Student

September 27, 2018

Go out the field, warm up, split into groups, practice blocking, practice plays, conditioning. The typical narrative of a football practice--only this one’s told by a girl.   Kayla Moss has been around football ever since she can remember. “I’ve watched football my whole life,” s...

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