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New Teachers To Battle High School

Rachel Eaton, Reporter February 12, 2021

This school year has been a weird one due to the COVID-19 pandemic for students and teacher, but there is an extra layer of weird and new experiences for teachers that are new to our school.  “I...

B.E.P.A.

Rachel Eaton, Reporter January 29, 2021

What is BEPA? You may ask, BEPA stands for Battle Environmental Protection Agency, the club was started last year by current president of the club Asia Smith, senior. Smith  and other members continue...

What Students Think About Going Back To School

Rachel Eaton, Reporter January 28, 2021

On Jan. 19 students and faculty of Columbia Public Schools went back to school in  in-seat learning.   Middle school and high school will attend school for this second semester in hybrid form. This...

Students Help Out At DECA Food Drive

Students Help Out At DECA Food Drive

Rachel Eaton, Reporter December 22, 2020

On Dec 16th Columbia DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) collected food and money for the local Food Bank; they raised $955 and six boxes of food. They are only five dollars short of their goal.  “The...

Alissa Simmons Continues Golf To College

Rachel Eaton and Makayla Voris December 13, 2020

Senior Alissa Simmons signed a letter of intent on Dec 7th to play golf for Central Methodist University. This honor doesn't happen to everyone- it takes hard work, persistence, and love for the sport. “It...

Favorite Thanksgiving Food

Rachel Eaton, Reporter November 30, 2020

It’s that time of year- the turkey is in the oven, the pies are cooling on the counter, those fantastic mashed potatoes are steaming from the bowl, and the rolls are piping hot. That's right, it’s...

Seniors vote in presidential election

Rachel Eaton, Reporter November 16, 2020

This year marked an emotionally charged presidential election during a critical time in our country's history that motivated many to vote, including high school seniors.  Seniors that were eligible...

How are teachers managing online school

October 20, 2020

Due to the presence of COVID-19 in Columbia, sixth through twelfth grade students will continue online. Being online is a challenge for students, but how are the teachers of those students managing?  Teachers...

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)...

Missouri fights injustices Downtown

Girl Strong fights for women's rights 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...

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...

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...

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