The Spearhead

Competing for the win

Drawing

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

February 21, 2020

As the second semester starts, the Visual Arts department is competing at the annual Columbia College High School Art Competition this February. The shows will run from Feb. 3 to Feb.15. The competition will be held at the Sidney Larson Gallery in Brown Hall on the Columbia College campus. The Visua...

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

February 21, 2020

Battle High School Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars and Black History Planning Committee will host an afternoon celebration in recognition of Black History Month, Feb. 27. The afternoon celebration, originally scheduled for Feb. 4, was due to inclement weather. The program will begin at 6:30 PM...

Coats For All

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

February 21, 2020

When Battle opened, Dana Harris, counselor, created a “closet” where students could receive free coats, pants, food, shoes, and more. The program started out smaller than it is today, mainly to see if it was a program that would be helpful for students, now through the past year’s Battle’s st...

Take a coat

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

December 13, 2019

Need a coat, take a coat, have a coat, give a coat. The school is providing free coats of all sizes for students and staff members in need of a coat, the coats are outside of the counseling office. For Students that are in need of a warm jacket, they are told to go ahead and grab one. Staff and admi...

She Kills Monsters

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

December 13, 2019

The spring play, She Kills Monsters, will include Dungeons and Dragons, wicked battles, (and wicked dance battles), and a whole lot of girl power.  The play follows a young girl named Agnes, who lost her family when she was in high school. As a young adult, she discovers her sister’s Dungeons a...

Netflix and Nickelodeon deal

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

December 13, 2019

As the streaming wars continue, Netflix and Nickelodeon announce a multi-year deal to produce original animated content based on the Nickelodeon library and new characters after the launch of Disney+.  The partnership between the two have already produced specials like “Rocko’s Modern Life: ...

Christmas foods around the world

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

December 13, 2019

There are many ways to celebrate Christmas, and caters a wide variety of foods during the holidays as well.  Your traditional ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, and gingerbread cookies, definitely aren’t the norm on the Christmas tables all around the world.   In the Philippines, Christmas isn’t comple...

Hispanic Thanksgiving

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

December 13, 2019

Latinos have their own Thanksgiving tradition; however, it’s not typically celebrated the same way as a standard American family. Latinos often celebrate with tons of flavourful dishes, pastries, huge family gatherings and tons of fun games.  A Cuban thanksgiving is always accompanied by platanito maduros ...

AP Drawing Perspective Art

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

December 2, 2019

Drawing up a storm, AP Studio Drawing is working on perspective drawings of our school and experimenting with the use of charcoal.  Students work on rendering of form, light, shade, and the illusion of space in their project. As they pick an on-site location to begin their drawings, students use...

Students produce music

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

October 28, 2019

Turning up the volume in Dark Room Records, Upcoming band ‘After Dark’, with lead singer Jennifer Pereyra, and beat maker/piano player Towrie Marina Lem, are hitting up the studio and creating music for everyone to listen to. After Dark is a lofi hip hop inspired band, influenced by Joji, Rich Brian, ...

Eerily Enchanting

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

October 28, 2019

Melanie Adele Martinez, American singer-songwriter, actress, and director, has released her second studio album, ‘K-12’ on Sep. 6. With 13 songs on the album, and an additional eerily enchanting musical film written and directed by Martinez herself.  After four long awaited years, Martinez came...

Developing skills

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Photography 2 is working to develop their first roll of film for the year and printing in the darkroom. The class creates a series of portfolios that address a wide variety of photographic concepts and skills.  Their first roll was called ‘Glorious Objects.’ Students were tasked with photographing mundane or ...

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