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Students experience teaching in elementary classrooms

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

October 1, 2019

Students in Columbia Public Schools are getting a head start on real-world experience within the teaching industry.  “Fresh out of college, you rarely have anything significant to say in a job interview. No one asks about your accounting class or what grade you got on a group project,” Kaitlyn ...

Not cool to Juul

Nicholas Myers, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Vaping, or the consumption of nicotine through vapor, has become a widespread phenomenon amongst high schoolers all across the nation. Vaping chemicals have recently caused an outbreak of lung illnesses among e-cigarette users.  Eight users have died due to lung illness, sparking an investigation from ...

FASFA to Come Out Oct. 1

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

September 30, 2019

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will come out on Tuesday, Oct. 1.  The United State Department of Education gives away more than $120 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and low-interest loans to cover expenses such as tuition, books, and room and board, according to stud...

Darkroom Records Hosts First Ever ‘Busk 4 Blues’ Competition

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

September 18, 2019

Aspiring artists meet every afternoon in a recording studio at Battle High School. This year, however, Darkroom Records, a free recording studio in Columbia Public Schools, is sending artists out of the recording studio and into the community. Darkroom Records introduced their first-ever ‘Busk 4 Blues’...

Annual Activities Fair to Happen Wednesday

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

September 10, 2019

Amongst the hustle of back to school season, students will have the chance to learn more about the clubs and organizations Battle has to offer. The annual activities fair, hosted during school lunches, is scheduled for tomorrow, Sept. 10.  Alex Huck, athletic director, said there will be a large variety...

Sophomore Class Project

Raven Atwood, Reporter

May 20, 2019

   Every student in English 10 and English 10 honors was assigned a project using research that students could give to an audience, like a poster or something the viewers could be left with. Students were to pick problems around the world that violated a human right.    Olivia Daller, Engli...

Algebra 2 Takes EOC

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 20, 2019

Shy in School

Allison Collier, Reporter

May 14, 2019

Introversion and Extraversion. We hear those terms thrown around a lot. Introverts are synonymous with isolated individuals, the kind of people who stay at home all the time. Extraverts bring to mind the social butterfly, the ringleader of many circles of friends. However, these are stereotypes, and ther...

Grand Tetons Trip Garage Sale

Adrian Maddox, Editor

May 8, 2019

Tiny groups of students and parents gathered with items to sell at the circle drive at Fairview Elementary School. The group was raising money for the annual Yellowstone and Grand Tetons science trip held during the late spring. The garage sale began around 8 a.m, and ended whenever sellers were ready...

AVID takes on MIZZOU

Ema Higgins, Reporter

May 1, 2019

On April 26, sophomores got to visit the University of Missouri with the Bridge Mentorship group. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective class offered for middle and high school students in Columbia Public Schools. In AVID, students get to expand their education skill...

Select Students Receive Outstanding Student Award

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

April 26, 2019

Students from Battle High School have been awarded “Outstanding Student”, the highest award students can receive at the Career Center. The award dates back 30 years ago when the Career Center dedicated time to celebrate students achievements at the end of the year, and today Outstanding Students ar...

Missouri Bull Rider’s Death

Maddie Vessar, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Bull Riding is very fun to watch, but with entertainment comes danger. Mason Lowe, 25, of Exeter, Missouri was a part of Professional Bull Riding  (PBR). He ranked 18th in the world and competed for a chance to go to worlds in Las Vegas on Nov.6-10. Lowe was competing in Denver, Colorado on Jan. 16 at the Nationa...

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