The Spearhead

Should kids be involved in politics

Rachel Eaton, Reporter

February 25, 2020

As the need for students to get involved in politics increases, recent studies show that minors are participating less in politics. A study conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Statistics determined that most students are largely uninvolved in politics. Jill...

Missouri fights injustices Downtown

Rachel Eaton, Reporter

February 21, 2020

Hundreds of people from around Mid-Missouri descended on the streets of Downtown Columbia to march for women's rights on Jan. 18.  According to the Women’s March website, the march was not just focused on women’s rights, but also to advocate for black rights and LGBTQ+ rights.   Battle High Scho...

Little Women Movie Review

Rachel Eaton, Reporter

January 23, 2020

On Dec. 25 the new movie Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig and produced by Amy Pascal, Robin Swicord, and Denise Di Novi, was released to theaters.  A few years after the Civil War, the March family is not together after they go to live life on their own. Jo March, played by Saoirse Ronan, is in N...

Zodiac sign: what is in store for you this month

Rachel Eaton, Reporter

November 5, 2019

Find your birthday listed below to learn what the next month has in store for you, based on the astrological signs.  March 21 to April 19: Aries, this month you will find the match to your long lost sock that you love.  April 20 to May 20: Taurus, this month you will find a surprising “A” on your report card...

Walk in other people’s shoes

Battle's vocal arts performed at the walk

Rachel Eaton, Reporter

October 28, 2019

People walk in groups around the calm of the park, talking about the ones they lost, the thoughts they had. They walk to stop the feeling of being alone. To prevent suicide. The annual Out of the Darkness Walk, ran by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), was held Oct. 20 at Stephens La...

CoMo Smile

CoMo Smile

Rachel Eaton, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Students can be spotted in October taking photos for senior students all over Columbia. The student-run organization, called Como Smile, is a non-profit that allows students to receive senior pictures at no cost.  Peyton Toliver, a student who graduated last year, created the organization after her ...

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