The Spearhead

Take Care

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 20, 2019

During the summer students soak up the sun’s rays and spend much of their time taking part in many summer activities. But even if you don’t plan on being out and about everyday you might consider the following tips for taking care of yourself throughout the summer:   H2O is the way to go, maintaining hydration k...

Algebra 2 Takes EOC

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 20, 2019

Changing the Drinking Age

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 14, 2019

Every couple of weeks in elementary school our local police officer, Officer Hopper, would stand against the cubbies and tell us what to do when someone offers drugs or we are pressured to drink alcohol. As a kid, these conversations seemed useless, because at that age just about no one was being off...

Pre-Prom

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 14, 2019

Student Council has created this year’s prom around the idea of “golden hour,” the time period of sunset, as the most sought after lighting for a photo. While the golden hour describes the lighting, 2019’s prom theme “Golden Aura” illustrates the other aspects of a seemingly picture-perfect ...

True/False Wrap Up

Lily Drage

April 8, 2019

The streets flooded with thousands of coat-swathed festival attendees as Columbia opened its doors to the 15th year of the True/False Film Festival. While each year Battle sends its sophomores to a screening of one of the films, it is a personal decision to attend any further viewings. Annually, 200...

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

March 20, 2019

The sound of welcome. It is a sound reconstructed time and time again as the world continues its search for an answer to reoccurring issues of inequality and the loss of hope. For years music and poetry have been utilized as mediums for such curiosity. But for many the sound of welcome was found in t...

Do They Really Care?

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 20, 2019

At a young age I was drawn towards child care, whether it be a regular babysitting job or an actual teaching position. I was fixated on the joy experienced by a child and potentially being the reason behind it. According to Trade-Schools.com, 13.7% of elementary school aged children have a desire to ...

Black Friday Frenzy

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 14, 2018

While families gather on Thanksgiving day in order to give thanks and enjoy a meal, following the meal many prepare for holiday gift shopping. Each year on Thanksgiving night an estimated 34 million people go shopping on Thanksgiving day according to the National Retail Federation. Columbia Mall op...

Mid-Term Election 2018

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 19, 2018

As the Boone County Midterm elections neared Boone County Clerk candidates Taylor Burks and Brianna Lennon demonstrated confidence in this years newly registered voters. TIME magazine stated that a record breaking 800,000 people registered to vote this year. The jump was assumed to be a result of Natio...

Top 10 Spooky Movies to Watch in October

Lily Drage, Writer, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2018

As students embark on the fall season many struggle to find what movies they should watch. While some stick to the classic horror films many would rather watch a Disney Halloween movie or an episode of a show focused on the holiday. According to the Chicago Tribune, about 55% of people will watch a slas...

Things Face Mask Users Need to Know

Things Face Mask Users Need to Know

Lily Drage, Writer, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 27, 2018

Acne is very common in America, as a matter of fact, about 60-70% of the population will get acne in their lifetime, according to Dr. Abidi of the Best Acne Treatment organization. While the statistics are staggering, the most shocking observation, made by dermatologist Yoram Harth, was that Americans...

Model UN

Lily Drage

April 27, 2018

You may have seen groups like Battle’s Model UN in many movies and shows. Similar to the actual United Nations, Model UN enlightens group members about popular political issues and the contributions to them from foreign nations.  “I guess when you learn that we simulate the real United Nations a...

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