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Amazing Athletes: Kayla Pelt

Roxy Garcia

February 3, 2016


Filed under A&E, Sports, Uncategorized

Swimming is a sport that has been around since man lived near water (in other words forever). Stone Age drawings depicting early swimmers have been discovered in "The Cave of Swimmers" in Greece; and in Japan, swimming was one of the noble skills of the samurai. The modern sport of swimming can tr...

Art Around Battle

Art Around Battle

Madalynn Owens

December 15, 2015


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Video Game Preview: Winter 2015

Video Game Preview: Winter 2015

Hayden Elder, Online Editor

November 9, 2015


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2015 has been quite the year for video games. Almost every month has held three or four highly anticipated titles for video game fanatics to drool over, but this winter holds the best of the best. Here are0 a few of the titles that are hitting shelves this winter and are keeping us up late into the night...

The Path to Success: Summer Interns

The Path to Success: Summer Interns

Hayden Elder, Editor of Online Newspaper

October 16, 2015


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Working a summer job is a rite of passage for most high school students, who work long hours for minimum wage slinging burgers and fries at the local fast food joint. For some lucky students here at Battle, their summer job was a piece of air-conditioned heaven at the corporate giant IBM. Over an ...

2nd Annual Battle Talent Show

2nd Annual Battle Talent Show

Mariah Brisco, Writer

April 30, 2015


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The 2015 Battle Talent show was the place to be on April 16, 2015. The tickets were $2 at the door. Battle's Band and vocal arts was able to pull in supporting parents and friends to set the perfect tone for our unique talent show. Raising over $350 dollars for the music and art programs, Battle's t...

Battle of the Bands’ Music Competition

Paige Ellis, Writer

April 29, 2015


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Battle of the Bands is an old school tradition making a comeback. The custom gets amped up this year with the addition of a new high school to kick it in gear. The CPS tradition started around 2005 and has seen a dying interest, according to Mr. Smith, academy of rock leader it's "due to the changing...

Righteous Records: Evans the Death

Paige Ellis, Writer

April 6, 2015


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Evans the Death is an indie rock band that formed in London in 2011. They are comprised of Katherine Whitaker (vocalist and keyboardist), Dan Moss (guitar), Olly Moss (bass), and James Burkitt (drums). Their second album release took place earlier this month; Expect Delays, produced by Slumberland Records....

“Alice?” Play Review

“Alice?” Play Review

Stacy Christmas and Bethani Thompson

April 6, 2015


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Alice? is a witty comedy with a deeper underlying meaning: Who are you? In this modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Alice, the main character, played by Joelle Junio, suffers from self-identity issues, and tries to her true self. The show opens up with her Momma sitting on ...

Featured Film: The Imitation Game

Paige Ellis, Writer

February 11, 2015


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The Imitation Game is a historical thriller based on Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the British mathematician Alan Turing, who helped crack Nazi codes including the Enigma code, a seemingly impossible task during the Second World War, and was later prosecuted...

Academy of Rock’s Revved Up Growth

Academy of Rock’s Revved Up Growth

Paige Ellis, Writer

January 14, 2015


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Battle's second year of operation settles some dust and lends for more clubs and programs to get their feet wet. Our chapter of Academy of Rock hit the ground running, wasting no time. Mr. Smith and Mr. Soden quickly set up weekly meetings, community events, and future projects. Gaining members quickly,...

Cinderella: Behind the Scenes and Sneak Peek

Cinderella: Behind the Scenes and Sneak Peek

Bethani Thompson and Stacy Christmas

November 12, 2014


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Behind the Curtain: Battle High School is putting on Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella the Musical, and I was thinking about all of the hard work that goes into for the musical for it to work. I have been to some of the tech club meetings and the Theater Tech class and I have noticed the amount o...

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