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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...

Beast Takes the Stage

Beast Takes the Stage

Kaylee Faddis, Reporter

September 27, 2018


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They can sing; they can dance. After all, this isn’t France. But it is preparation for the Beauty and the Beast musical! Auditions for the first production of the school year were held in the PAC during the second week of September. Students gathered around anxiously as they warmed up their voices...

Working it out

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

September 27, 2018


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A year and a half ago, Nick Mirielli and Hunter Crawford were recording at the Darkroom Studio at Battle, the sponsor for Darkroom Records, Jordan Smith, asked the two what the name of their band was and Mirielli responded, “I don’t know, that’s in the works”. As a placeholder, Smith wrote...

We Got Pride

We Got Pride

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

September 27, 2018


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On Aug. 26, people started to gather on the streets of downtown Columbia. The annual PrideFest brought hundreds of people from around the community. The festival included live performances, a drag show, and a variety of food and activities. Organizations from the community showed their support by setting...

Battalion performs at Rock Bridge Show Choir Festival

Lily Drage, Writer

February 15, 2018


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On Saturday, January 13, the Rock Bridge gym vibrated with Spartan battle cries, Battalion participated in the Rock Bridge Show Choir Festival. Performances were filled with empowering solos and astounding synchronized dances left the gymnasium in an uproar of applause. Battalion members were quick on...

Pale Waves Music Review

Adrian Maddox, Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Alternative music has been making its way back into the ears of music lovers everywhere as the genre begins to find top spots in popular radios and most played playlists. Alternative music followers were left in awe with the recent update of Apple Music's "Breaking Alternative" playlist, bringing a ne...

Battalion Warmups: Senior Summary

Summer Evans

December 20, 2017


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Battle show choir, commonly known as Battalion is ready to take the stage this competitive season. At this point in the year, the choral group is going through warm-ups. These intensive practices include learning choreography and music to create a musical experience. The environment of show choir is very i...

Five DIY Gifts for the Holidays

Summer Evans and Sandra Medina

December 12, 2017


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The holidays are near. Everyone is looking for a way to show their family and friends the appreciation they deserve. With stores today selling the same thing it's hard to find a gift that seems personal. This holiday season shows those you care about some love with any of these five DIY gifts. Pla...

Elementary and Middle Schools Preview Annie

Elementary and Middle Schools Preview Annie
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Adrian Maddox, Editor

November 15, 2017


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Students of all ages arrived into the Performing Arts Center throughout the day on Wednesday, November 9 for a showing of the fall musical, Annie. More than 1,400 students were expected to watch the two viewings, one at nine in the morning, and one at noon. This was the first year with a younger audience...

Speech and Debate: Refining Students for the Future

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Summer Evans, Writer

November 2, 2017


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Because of the various number of clubs at Battle High School, some students may not be able to choose just one. Every club is different and has its own perks and values that can benefit every student. Speech and Debate is a club that is especially different from the others because it consists of three c...

Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole Cameras

Cheyenne Fields, Writer

October 2, 2017


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Many students here at Battle who have taken Art Foundations choose to go into Photography 1 afterwards. The first project in Photography 1 is the pinhole assignment. Jody Spriggs, art department head and photography teacher, said that the importance of the pinhole camera before a digital is that it...

Vocal Arts Update

Neila Bates, Writer

August 21, 2017


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  With a new year comes new updates and Vocal Arts is gearing up for an enormous concert choir this year. Apollo, the men's choir, has nearly doubled in size to an astounding 47 members. Mr. Rucker, the choral director and choir teacher, commented on the increased numbers, "We never close...

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