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Disney + Category Rankings

Jacob DeOrnellas, Reporter

February 25, 2020

Disney+ released to the United States on Nov 12, and has come with five main categories to get into: Marvel, Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic. With the streaming service gaining more popularity around the nation, many people might want to know what category to get into first. Here is my l...

Competing for the win

Competing for the win

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

February 21, 2020

As the second semester starts, the Visual Arts department is competing at the annual Columbia College High School Art Competition this February. The shows will run from Feb. 3 to Feb.15. The competition will be held at the Sidney Larson Gallery in Brown Hall on the Columbia College campus. The Visua...

Preparing to slay

Sunkha Kimhang, Reporter

February 21, 2020

The Performing Arts department prepares for the upcoming play this month “She Kills Monsters.” The play follows the journey of Agnes, a girl who lost her sister while she was in high school. Despite the two not being particularly close, Agnes grieves her sister’s loss and stumbles upon a notebo...

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

February 21, 2020

Battle High School Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars and Black History Planning Committee will host an afternoon celebration in recognition of Black History Month, Feb. 27. The afternoon celebration, originally scheduled for Feb. 4, was due to inclement weather. The program will begin at 6:30 PM...

“Servant of the People” Review

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

“Servant of the People” isn’t a good show. It follows Vasyl Petrovich Holoborodko, a plain Ukrainian school teacher that gets thrusted into becoming the president of his country. The production value and writing isn’t anything special, and the plot is generally predictable and stale. However,...

Presenting the match

Jacob DeOrnellas, Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Battle Speech and Debate team hosted their first tournament on Jan. 18 with 15 schools and170 student competitors.  Marissa Moore, junior, described how she felt before and during the actual tournament. “I felt very anxious before, during, and after the tournament. I can still hear the remnant...

‘1917’ is terrifyingly beautiful

‘1917’ is terrifyingly beautiful

Nic Myers, Web Editor

February 4, 2020

The opening shot of 1917 takes us back into World War I. While many other films have done the same thing, this isn’t your typical war film. The director Sam Mendes created this one with one idea in mind: make the audience feel like they were in the war.  1917 follows the story of two British soldi...

Choir Holiday Taping

Marazul Bullard, Reporter

January 6, 2020

‘Tis the season!  December is finally here and choir is celebrating in their own unique way. Each year, Thomas Hercules, choir teacher, and his students partake in the holiday choir taping; an event where choir students from high schools and middle schools from across mid-Missouri sing holiday songs...

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker movie review

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker movie review

Kenny Miller, Reporter

December 29, 2019

After the 2017 release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I wasn’t excited to see another entry into the Star Wars saga. The Last Jedi had a convoluted plot and the movie dragged on for way too long. Although Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker has some of the same problems, it was a much more enjoyable time and...

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...

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