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Got Talent?

Ricardo Rodriguez

April 8, 2019


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The beginning of the Battle’s Got Talent idea started during summer school in 2018, which sparked Battle’s first ever talent show called “Battle’s Got Talent” sponsored by MAC scholars. On March 4 in the PAC, 14 acts were shown at this event including signing, dancing and playing an instrument,...

Countries All Around The World

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

April 8, 2019


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The commons filled with music and crowded with activities as Culture Club put on their first Multicultural Week, an event that has been planned since the start of the school year. The week took place on Feb. 18 through Feb. 22, though it was cut short on the Wednesday due to a district wide snow day....

Blocked Schedule

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

April 8, 2019


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When students choose their schedules, they have the opportunity to take blocked classes. Blocked classes are two integrated classes where students meet daily which typically consist of social studies and English classes combined. These blocked classes help students and various ways and here is why blocked...

True/False Wrap Up

Lily Drage

April 8, 2019


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The streets flooded with thousands of coat-swathed festival attendees as Columbia opened its doors to the 15th year of the True/False Film Festival. While each year Battle sends its sophomores to a screening of one of the films, it is a personal decision to attend any further viewings. Annually, 200...

Nic Stone Returns

Ema Higgins, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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Recently, Nic Stone visited to talk about her new book Odd One Out, and her first book Dear Martin. Stone met with some students in the morning for the book club and a Kahoot about her book. During the day she was introduced by some fellow students for an assembly and Q&A about her and her books...

City of Big Stories

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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The morning of Nov. 1, yearbook staff landed in the windy city of Chicago for the Journalism Education Association (JEA) convention, the largest gathering of student journalists in the country. The convention was held for a journalistic learning experience that approximately six thousand students...

AVID Study Groups

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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AVID provides students with college readiness, challenges, academic and emotional support, and more. One way AVID does this is by having study groups. Seniors have study groups once a week while all grade levels have study groups near the end of the semester for things such as tests, projects, and fi...

Groundbreaking Education

Connor Parrish, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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On October 11 at 5550 Sinclair Road, CPS broke ground on the new middle school set to open before the 2020 school year. The school has been in public development since 2014 in order to bring down the overcrowded population of Gentry Middle School. Gentry has been overcrowded for the past years. Principal Dr. Fa...

Show, Tell, and Sell

Show, Tell, and Sell

Adrian Maddox, Editor

December 14, 2018


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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) hosted their third annual vendor fair this past Saturday, Dec. 8. The fair is held in the upstairs commons and showcases many different handmade shops and independant sales as well as representatives for larger companies. The event occured from 9:45 a.m- 1p.m,...

Black Friday Frenzy

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 14, 2018


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While families gather on Thanksgiving day in order to give thanks and enjoy a meal, following the meal many prepare for holiday gift shopping. Each year on Thanksgiving night an estimated 34 million people go shopping on Thanksgiving day according to the National Retail Federation. Columbia Mall op...

Recap of Last Weeks Stocks

Adrian Maddox, Editor

December 4, 2018


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The week leaded strong, however grew bumpy after Thursday ended a three day streak of higher trading stocks. The previous three months showed a fall in stocks in general, with the fall in the beginning of October, where the DJIA lost over 900 points from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11. Monday’s stocks were expected...

Students Donate to Boys and Girls Club

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

December 4, 2018


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While most Christmas trees are put up in houses after Thanksgiving, the Battle Corps’ Christmas tree is put up right after Halloween. Students walk throughout the hallway and their eyes catch the Christmas tree, lit with cards instead of ornaments. Each card has a different gift for a kid at the Boys and ...

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