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Tea Party

Ema Higgins, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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Before the Beauty and the Beast Saturday show, toddlers and elementary aged children got to meet the cast face to face. Boys and girls had the opportunity to come to a tea party with Belle and the characters from the castle such as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and Cogsworth. They ate cookies and drank lemonade ...

Stephen Hillenburg

Connor Parrish, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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On Nov 26 in San Marino, California Stephen Hillenburg passed away from ALS at age 57. Hillenburg is known for creating the popular nickelodeon animated tv series Spongebob SquarePants.   According to infoplease, Hillenburg is a former Marine biologist and scientist, and just like his famous c...

Winter Wonderland

Ema Higgins, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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Many high school students go home right after school, but few are here late every night. Those students occupy themselves with extra curricular activities like sports and different clubs. But on December 6th, some stayed to sing. The winter choir performance showcased Battles vocal arts students sin...

Music Review: Come Out and Play

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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Billie Eilish is a sixteen year old, American singer-songwriter. “Ocean Eyes”, her debut single was released in 2017 and as of October of this year, it has over 132 million streams on Spotify. Eilish tours around the world and has many sold out events. On Nov. 20 of this year, the young star released...

Students Rely on Permanent Substitute

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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Art teacher Sherri Parker recently had a baby, leaving her class in need of a permanent substitute. In this case, Carol Hall became the permanent substitute for Parker’s classes. This can cause difficulties and benefits not only for students who need to continue to learn without their teacher, but also...

Traffic Box Art

Traffic Box Art

Maddie Vessar, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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In downtown Columbia, each year a traffic box is painted into a beautiful piece of art. Battle  has been selected to decorate the traffic box on Walnut and 7th. Jody Spriggs received a called from the Cultural Affairs Office about painting a traffic box. The process for submitting designs is ve...

Behind The Scenes

Jocelyn Calhoun, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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This year’s musical is Beauty and the Beast. The musical was performed four times for students, families, and elementary kids. While most people only see the production on the stage, many don’t realize the time and process of completing the stage sets that will be visually appealing. William ...

Spooky Mix

Ema Higgins, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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If you love fall, this is a treat for you. Don’t eat boring chex mix all year long, eat spooky mix. Spooky mix is basically a mix of treats that remind me of fall.   Ingredients: 1 cup of candy corn 2 cups of corn chex cereal 1 cup of life cereal cinnamon 1 cup of sweet chocolate chips 1 ...

Billboard’s Top Ten Pop Songs

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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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 ...

Upcoming Movie Releases

Connor Parrish, Reporter

October 31, 2018


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Upcoming movie releases Summer blockbuster season is over, and all the big studios have released their movies. So what movies are coming out next? The Nutcracker and Four Realms - November 2, 2018 The film stars Clara (Mackenzie Foy) who needs a magical key to unlock a box that contains a priceless gift. ...

Book Recommendations

Cheyenne Leasure, Reporter

October 29, 2018


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As a reader, do you often find yourself searching for a new book to read after you have just finished one? Here are a few books I recommend you read when you just can’t find something that looks interesting to you. “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank: A young Jewish girl during...

The Difficulties of Band

The Difficulties of Band

Raven Atwood, Reporter

September 27, 2018


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While some are still in bed or brushing their teeth,100 students are at school for marching band practice. These students practice at least 15 hours a week, coming in every day before school, as well as after school and on weekends for competitions if they are coming up. Marc Lewis, one of the marching band instruc...

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