The Spearhead

Senior Year Recap

Jackson Meyer, Reporter May 4, 2021

This school year has been nothing short of wild. Here we are in the month of April, slowly returning back to normal. At the beginning of the year, there was a high level of uncertainty about whether or...

Despite Pandemic, Graduation Proceeds

Jackson Meyer, Reporter April 29, 2021

As senior year comes to a close, the topic of graduation arises. The official graduation ceremony will take place on May 22 at Mizzou Arena with two separate ceremonies, the first hybrid group at 3:30...

Scott Nesbit walks out of school at the end of the day.

Battle Students Joyful Over Five Day Return

Jackson Meyer, Reporter March 25, 2021

On Monday, March 8, the CPS board of education held its annual monthly meeting. For this meeting, the topic of discussion was whether or not it was safe to return five days a week, in-seat, for the rest...

Cachao Gianquinto drives to the basket.

Battle Basketball Seniors and Coaches Recap Season

Jackson Meyer, Reporter March 11, 2021

On Monday, March 1st, the Battle boys basketball team went to go take on Washington in hopes of reaching yet another district title game. Unfortunately for the Spartans, they would come out with a loss...

McGregor Vs Poirier Recap

Poirier shines in rematch vs McGregor
Jackson Meyer, Reporter January 29, 2021

It was UFC 178, on September 27, 2014. Connor McGregor and rival Dustin Poirier would be meeting for the first time that night, serving as the fight before the co-main event. McGregor was looking to capitalize...

AFC championship game preview

Payson Davenport January 24, 2021

The divisional round of the NFL Playoffs have finished and the outcome of the games this past weekend is looking like the Green Bay Packers will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship game...

CYBA brings joy to Columbia’s youth

Jackson Meyer, Reporter January 15, 2021

2020 has been a crazy year and that is safe to say. The pandemic has been the main topic of discussion for everyone and for good reason. Just one of the things that COVID has done is strip freedom away...

Battle basketball prepares for new year

Jackson Meyer, Reporter December 25, 2020

As winter kicks in, that means that it’s time for yet another year of basketball. With this new year comes lots of changes and the team is looking forward to extending off a successful 2019-2020 campaign...

Mizzou football exceeds expectations

Jackson Meyer, Reporter December 14, 2020

Before this football season had started, Mizzou did not go into the year with high expectations. Heading into the season with a completely new staff and the wacky situation with COVID-19, Missouri was...

How does the BLM movement effect local residents?

Jackson Meyer, Reporter November 2, 2020

Ever since the death of George Floyd on May 25th of this year, the BLM movement has taken the world by storm and has helped bring awareness to a glaring issue in this country: police brutality and the...

COVID-19 affects sports

Coronavirus puts a halt to the sports world and leaves fans empty
Jackson Meyer, Reporter March 18, 2020

It’s safe to say that the coronavirus has sent the word into mass panic. After all, it’s been a while since the CDC has issued a pandemic among the American population. Not only has the virus affected...

Xavier Pinson shows excellence on the court

Pinson sparks recent success for Missouri
Jackson Meyer, Reporter February 27, 2020

Mizzou basketball has had a season full of rollercoasters and ups and downs. Early in the year, Mizzou showed their fierce defensive play during the non-conference schedule and looked like a contender...

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