The Spearhead

Juniors prepare for the ACT

Kenny Miller, Reporter

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 25, juniors will take one of the most important tests in their lives, the American College Testing (ACT). It is a big test for many because it can affect what colleges they can attend and what scholarships they can get. So what do students do to prepare themselves for the ACT? Some juniors,...

Battle reacts to the Super Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs Tight End, Travis Kelce (87) after Super Bowl 54 between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers on February 2, 2020. (Matt Starkey) Photo provided by Chiefs media page.

Kenny Miller, Reporter

February 21, 2020

After 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs won their second Super Bowl after defeating the San Francisco 49ers. The Super Bowl was full of emotional and stressful moments but many fans say it was worth it. The game started more defensively, with both defenses preparing well for their opponent. Both offenses...

WWII takes a trip to the Holocaust Museum

Kenny Miller, Reporter

February 21, 2020

On Jan. 20, students in the World War II and the Twentieth Century (WW2) class got to see what they’ve been learning first hand when they visited the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis. “It puts everything in perspective. We talk about it in class but seeing it in person changes...

Super Bowl 54 preview

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Kenny Miller, Reporter

January 28, 2020

It's been a long road to the Super Bowl. After 254 regular season games and 10 playoff games, the Super Bowl has its final two teams. The dynamic offense of the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the dominant defense of the San Francisco 49ers. It will be an exciting matchup for the Lombardi trophy. The...

Kuechly calls it quits

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Kenny Miller, Reporter

January 15, 2020

On Jan. 14, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement at the age of 28. Fans reacted quickly to the announcement, shocked that he’s retiring at such a young age. He was arguably the best linebacker in the league since joined the National Football League (NFL) in 2012. In his...

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker movie review

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker movie review

Kenny Miller, Reporter

December 29, 2019

After the 2017 release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I wasn’t excited to see another entry into the Star Wars saga. The Last Jedi had a convoluted plot and the movie dragged on for way too long. Although Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker has some of the same problems, it was a much more enjoyable time and...

FBLA Vends its time

Venders chat with shoppers.  The vendors sold a wide variety of holiday items including t-shirts, ornaments, wine glasses, and more (Kenny Miller)

Kenny Miller, Reporter

December 10, 2019

On Dec. 7, members of the Battle community came out to support the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) vendor fair. The fair has been put on for many years around Christmas time and allows people to shop for last minute gifts during the holidays. Among the vendors, people can buy health care items,...

An unfair end to a coach’s career

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Kenny Miller, Reporter

December 10, 2019

On Nov. 30, Mizzou ended its run with head coach Barry Odom. Odom had a decent four year career at Mizzou with a record of 25-25, but many fans wished their team could pick up more wins judging how much talent was on the roster. Now as Mizzou searches for a new head coach, fans are debating whether if...

Journalism heads to the White House

Battle journalism students pose for a picture in front of the Lincoln Monument.

Kenny Miller, Reporter

December 10, 2019

On Wed., Nov. 20, high school students around the world traveled to Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.) to experience a whole new world of Journalism. On the trip students got to visit famous landmarks, memorials and museums in Washington, D.C. The students also got to go to a convention where they...

Top 10 Christmas Movies

Kenny Miller, Reporter

November 21, 2019

As the holiday season rolls around, many people are looking for the best movie to get into the Christmas spirit. While there are many great Christmas movies out there, these ten movies separate themselves from the others as the top ten greatest Christmas movies of all time. 1. National Lampoon's Christm...

Mahomes Big Day Back

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Kenny Miller, Reporter

November 13, 2019

On Oct. 17 the Chiefs played the Denver Broncos. In that game Patrick Mahomes suffered a knee injury that took him out of action for two weeks. The Chiefs did not do bad without Mahomes, but fans were waiting to get their star back. So when the MVP returned to play the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 10, four...

Let it Snow

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Kenny Miller, Reporter

November 11, 2019

In 2018, Missouri saw an unusual amount of snow, causing Columbia Public Schools (CPS) to take more snow days then they have had in the last four years combined. Because of this, CPS has implemented a new snow day policy to help make sure students will still be in school and won’t lose learning hours...

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