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Got Talent?

Ricardo Rodriguez

April 8, 2019

The beginning of the Battle’s Got Talent idea started during summer school in 2018, which sparked Battle’s first ever talent show called “Battle’s Got Talent” sponsored by MAC scholars. On March 4 in the PAC, 14 acts were shown at this event including signing, dancing and playing an instrument,...

Countries All Around The World

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

April 8, 2019

The commons filled with music and crowded with activities as Culture Club put on their first Multicultural Week, an event that has been planned since the start of the school year. The week took place on Feb. 18 through Feb. 22, though it was cut short on the Wednesday due to a district wide snow day....

Battle’s Uniqueness

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

April 8, 2019

As the newly established high school in Columbia, Battle is still on the lookout when it comes to their high school culture, their image and what makes them distinct from other schools. But within these six years, it has developed its own uniqueness and still tends to grow over the years. Freshman...

Ariana Grande “7 Rings”

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

April 8, 2019

On January 18, Ariana Grande released a song called “7 Rings” from her upcoming fifth studio album. “7 Rings” is a trap song that goes for two minutes and fifty eight seconds. The song is a friendship anthem for her six friends, and also being successful and enjoying herself by spending money...

Blocked Schedule

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

April 8, 2019

When students choose their schedules, they have the opportunity to take blocked classes. Blocked classes are two integrated classes where students meet daily which typically consist of social studies and English classes combined. These blocked classes help students and various ways and here is why blocked...

Dropping Courses

Ricardo Rodriguez, Editor

January 9, 2019

As the semester comes near an end, students have the opportunity to drop a class and replace it with some options listed outside the guidance office. They can replace it with a study hall, physical education classes and other classes that may interest them. Senior, Kiessence Bassett decided to drop...

Graduation State Requirements

Ricardo Rodriguez, Editor

January 9, 2019

In Columbia Public Schools, in order to graduate high school, you need 24 credits from different subjects. Some include several credits such as electives where you need 7.5, and others just need 1 credit or less such as personal finance, health, practical arts and fine arts. Although, it may just be...

Holiday Decorating

Ricardo Rodriguez, Editor

January 9, 2019

As the holidays approach, and people start to buy gifts to put under the Christmas tree, setting up candles for Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. There is one thing that people do to be in the holiday spirit throughout the whole month of December and January, and that's the decorations. The lights, the greenery,...

Tips on Passing The Driver’s Test

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Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

November 19, 2018

As students are about to turn sixteen, one of the things they may think about is their driver’s test and passing it, so they get the freedom of driving on the roads individually. In the state of Missouri, teenagers that are sixteen can receive their intermediate license with the completion of the 40 h...

Billboard’s Top Ten Pop Songs

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

November 19, 2018

Trying to find some songs that are currently trending in pop music? How about entries into the top 10 such as Breathin’ by Ariana Grande a song in the top 10 billboards chart. Maybe songs that have been trending on the charts for weeks such as Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer. Here are the top 10 ...

National College Fair

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

November 19, 2018

Students enrolled in AVID from all grades had the opportunity of going to a national college fair in Saint Louis, Missouri, at Saint Louis University. The national college fair included more than 250 colleges and universities from across the United States. Leslie Aguilar, AVID site coordinator, organ...

The Importance of the A+ Program

Amaya Daniels helps Anyha Cain with geometry honors in Mr. Collins.

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

October 11, 2018

One of the several opportunities students have in high school to get to their goal of getting into a college or university is the A+ program. The A+ program is a scholarship for high school students to get two years of community college or a technical colleges for free, which they can then transfer in...

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