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Virtual Run

Virtual Run
Making a difference in someone else's life
November 14, 2020

On your marks, get set, go! Making a Difference One Step at a Time is hosting a virtual run on November 14th, an all day event to raise money for Dance Ability, an organization that allows people with...

Students attend BLM protests

Asia Smith speaking at a protest.
November 9, 2020

Seeking justice for those who were wrongly killed led three Battle students to attend protests for Black Lives Matter in downtown Columbia during the summer. With the recent deaths of many people in...

Lab Classes Continue In a Virtual Setting

Screenshot of Hannah Nandors youtube video
October 30, 2020

Students and Staff are forced to complete their lab based classes online for the 2020 school year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Lab based classes focus their curriculum on hands-on learning to better...

The Show Must Go On

October 22, 2020

With school pressing forward in an online environment, the choir and acting classes/clubs are taking a little longer to get back to the stage. So far, practices and learning have been online, but students...

How are teachers managing online school

October 20, 2020

Due to the presence of COVID-19 in Columbia, sixth through twelfth grade students will continue online. Being online is a challenge for students, but how are the teachers of those students managing?  Teachers...

COVID-19 affects sports

Coronavirus puts a halt to the sports world and leaves fans empty
March 18, 2020

It’s safe to say that the coronavirus has sent the word into mass panic. After all, it’s been a while since the CDC has issued a pandemic among the American population. Not only has the virus affected...

Coronavirus impacts broadcasting students trip, forced to return

Sarah Mosteller carries her luggage while traveling back from the Student Television Network convention.
March 13, 2020

Student Television Network officials announced Wednesday the annual convention was canceled amid the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.  STN, which was hosting media students in the nation’s Capitol,...

Jill Biden Visits Columbia on Eve of Missouri Primary

Jill Biden Visits Columbia on Eve of Missouri Primary
The former Second Lady spoke on hot issues and rallied voters to support her husband in the primaries.
March 9, 2020

On the eve of Missouri’s 2020 Democratic primary election, former Second Lady of the United States, doctor Jill Biden visited Columbia’s Recreation center, the ARC, to rally voters and sway support...

A High School Student’s Guide to the Democratic Candidates

A High School Student's Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Missouri's primary elections will take place on March 10, 2020.
March 9, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Primary election is coming  quickly and voters in Missouri have until March 10th to make their decision for who to support in the nomination process. With two candidates for the...

Hosni Mubarak passes away

The former president of the Arab Republic of Egypt has died at the age of 91.
February 25, 2020

On the day of Feb. 25 in Cairo, Egypt, the former President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Hosni Mubarak passed away at the age of 91 years old.    Mubarak was born on May 4, 1928 in Kafr El-Musaylhah,...

Missouri fights injustices Downtown

Girl Strong fights for women's rights Downtown
February 21, 2020

Hundreds of people from around Mid-Missouri descended on the streets of Downtown Columbia to march for women's rights on Jan. 18.  According to the Women’s March website, the march was not just focused...

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration
Students reflect on their past and look forward to their future
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,...

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