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She Kills Monsters

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

December 13, 2019

The spring play, She Kills Monsters, will include Dungeons and Dragons, wicked battles, (and wicked dance battles), and a whole lot of girl power.  The play follows a young girl named Agnes, who lost her family when she was in high school. As a young adult, she discovers her sister’s Dungeons a...

Netflix and Nickelodeon deal

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

December 13, 2019

As the streaming wars continue, Netflix and Nickelodeon announce a multi-year deal to produce original animated content based on the Nickelodeon library and new characters after the launch of Disney+.  The partnership between the two have already produced specials like “Rocko’s Modern Life: ...

Christmas foods around the world

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

December 13, 2019

There are many ways to celebrate Christmas, and caters a wide variety of foods during the holidays as well.  Your traditional ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, and gingerbread cookies, definitely aren’t the norm on the Christmas tables all around the world.   In the Philippines, Christmas isn’t comple...

Hispanic Thanksgiving

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

December 13, 2019

Latinos have their own Thanksgiving tradition; however, it’s not typically celebrated the same way as a standard American family. Latinos often celebrate with tons of flavourful dishes, pastries, huge family gatherings and tons of fun games.  A Cuban thanksgiving is always accompanied by platanito maduros ...

The history of Counter Strike

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

December 10, 2019

The history of Counter Strike On June 19, 1999 two university students got together and worked on a modification for the popular game called Half Life. The mod made the game into a First Person Shooter (FPS) and became one of the biggest hits of its time. This mod was called Counter Strike (CS). It w...

Best holiday music to listen to this season

Marazul Bullard, Reporter

December 10, 2019

December is finally here, and it couldn’t come soon enough. The holidays tend to bring lots of joy and get people into the celebrating spirit. There are many ways to get into the Christmas mood, but one popular way is by listening to famous Christmas tunes. Here are the most popular Christmas song...

December Horoscope

Marazul Bullard, Reporter

December 10, 2019

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - This is your month to get things back on track, try focusing more on your goals and what you want out of your career, relationships, and/or school life.   Aquarius (Jan. 21- Feb. 19) - Take this time to surround yourself with your loved ones since you may have...

TEDx Battle returns after a two years absence

Colten Stone, Managing Editor

December 10, 2019

After TEDx Battle last appeared in 2017, it is making its return to the high school. The conference, also known as the Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference, will mark the third TEDx Battle held at the school. TEDx is an event where people come together to not only come together as one, but to li...

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review

Nic Myers, Web Editor

December 6, 2019

Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts (EA) have developed and published a new addition to the Star Wars collection of video games, “Jedi: Fallen Order”. This game is a brand new standalone, single player game that utilizes unique lightsaber combat that is similar to scenes from the Star Wars mo...

Countdown to the holidays calendar

Countdown to the holidays calendar

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

December 2, 2019

Once Thanksgiving rolls by, children and adults are ready to celebrate the holidays. The holidays are known for family time, giving, and celebrating the new year, and children across the country are excited for what is to come within the coming weeks. Here is a countdown to the holidays with fun activi...

Battle Student’s Design to be Featured on 2020 Election Stickers

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

December 2, 2019

The real incentive for casting your vote in local elections? The free sticker. Columbia Public Schools (CPS) students had the chance to design their own “I Voted” sticker, one of which would be chosen to be the featured design on the 2020 Boone County voting stickers. Out of over 130 contestants, tw...

AP Drawing Perspective Art

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

December 2, 2019

Drawing up a storm, AP Studio Drawing is working on perspective drawings of our school and experimenting with the use of charcoal.  Students work on rendering of form, light, shade, and the illusion of space in their project. As they pick an on-site location to begin their drawings, students use...

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