The student news site of Battle High School

The Spearhead

The student news site of Battle High School

The Spearhead

The student news site of Battle High School

The Spearhead

Battalion Wins Again

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor March 3, 2023

 Battle High School’s show choir, Battalion, is on fire this season after winning show after show.        Battalion won Grand Champs out of 17 choirs for the Show-Me Classic Show Choir Competition...

Op-Ed: Why SRG Will Fail

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor March 3, 2023

Standards-Referenced Grading (SRG) is a relatively new grading system that has been integrated into CPS since 2016, and will soon be making its debut at the high school level.       SRG is a new...


Blockbuster Trades in NBA

Graham Hoffman, Freelance Reporter February 15, 2023

      As the NBA season nears its midpoint, we approach a day all NBA fans love: the NBA trade deadline. Known as one of the most dramatic deadlines in sports, the NBA trade deadline is always packed...

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Walking Out of Darkness

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor November 29, 2022

     On Sunday, Oct. 16, Columbia held the Out of Darkness Walk in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). This year, BHS’s club Youth Kindness Ambassadors (YKA)...

Jared Hyler substituting for Hannah Nandors Honors Chemistry class. Photo by Jackie Ozanich

Teaching Profession Under Stress

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor May 11, 2022

  The majority of teachers can agree that the 2021-22 school year has been the hardest and most stressful school year of their career. Teachers cite reasons such as low pay, attacks on educators by the...

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Winter Olympics Formal

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor May 11, 2022

     The winter formal was held on April 23, from 8-10pm, with the theme Winter Olympics. Despite the snow day that made the original set date for the formal, Feb. 12, that made the theme confuse many,...

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Pollinators In Need

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor March 8, 2022

     Several bee species are endangered, and some even consider the American bumblebee endangered as well. Urgent action needs to be made to help the bee population as a whole, for food and crops and...

Student Council Gets Inspired From District Meet-Up

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor December 6, 2021

Our BHS Student Council (StuCo) saddled up for the Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC) Northeast 2021 District meeting on Nov. 8. This year's meeting was held by the current president school,...

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Unthanksgiving: The Hidden Story

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor November 10, 2021

Thanksgiving, celebrated in the U.S. and Canada, is a day to celebrate the harvest and blessings of the past year. Everyone has their own traditions and plans for this upcoming Thanksgiving, but the spotlight...

World Honors Block picked a class costume: decades; front row: Ben Ticgelaor, Jordan McManus, Susie Adams, Abi Henderson; second row: Josh Brown, Alex Inn, Terica Kimble, TiAisha Harris, Aaliyah Beck, Kayiona Lilly, Faith Wathen, Anne Borgmeyer, Anna Wright, and Patrick Nkongoro.

Halloween Around The World

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor November 2, 2021

From Australia to Ireland to Portugal, everyone celebrates Halloween differently. Dive into the rich culture of Halloween around the world. Every year, millions of Americans get ready to celebrate Halloween...


Bus Drivers Needed

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor September 30, 2021

Every day, thousands of students rely on the school bus to get to and from school. This year, specifically, transportation has become a problem, due to the surplus of students streaming into our schools...

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