The Spearhead

Disney + Category Rankings

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 around the nation, many people might want to know what category to get into first. Here is my l...

Presenting the match

Jacob DeOrnellas, Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Battle Speech and Debate team hosted their first tournament on Jan. 18 with 15 schools and170 student competitors.  Marissa Moore, junior, described how she felt before and during the actual tournament. “I felt very anxious before, during, and after the tournament. I can still hear the remnant...

Prep for the End

Jacob DeOrnellas, Reporter

November 19, 2019

With only a month left in the first semester, finals are quickly approaching. The question is, how are finals affecting the minds and effort of students? Susie Adams, U.S. history teacher, stated  what she has noticed in her classes throughout the first semester. “I always see a decrease in student e...

Top 5 Christmas gifts

Jacob DeOrnellas, Reporter

November 8, 2019

With the holiday season coming up, everyone’s itching to get their hands on some of their favorite gifts this season. However, others might not know what to get with their money over Black Friday weekend. So, here’s a list for the top five gifts to get for the holidays.   iPhone 11 The new iPhone is a perfect gift th...

Zombieland: Double Tap Movie Review

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Jacob DeOrnellas, Reporter

October 29, 2019

After waiting a decade since the first Zombieland movie, was Zombieland Double Tap able to become a “great” movie?  The movie, created by Rhett Reese, Dave Callaham, and Ruben Fleischer, was a nice refresher to the zombie/apocalyptic genre.  The story follows four main survivors including...

A War of Words Begins

Jacob DeOrnellas, Reporter

October 28, 2019

The speech and debate team is gearing up for their upcoming competitions(the first one was on the weekend of Oct. 12-13)while using beneficial skills received while being on the team.  Speech and Debate, a recognized team of talented scholars led by Adym Cooney and Brian Corrigan, offers students opport...

Project lit

Jacob DeOrnellas, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Lynn Hagen started Project Lit at Battle after she joined the Project Lit community in 2016. She first introduced Project Lit to her AVID 10 class in 2107, but they didn’t commit to the club until after they read their first book, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. The  Project Lit community was f...

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