The Spearhead

Students Rely on Permanent Substitute

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Student Life

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


Filed under A&E, Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under A&E

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


Filed under A&E, Uncategorized

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


Filed under A&E

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


Filed under A&E, Showcase

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


Filed under A&E, Showcase

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


Filed under A&E, Showcase

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


Filed under A&E, Showcase

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


Filed under A&E, News

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...

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