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DACA FAQs

DACA FAQs

Liam Barry, Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Recently, DACA has been all over the news, locally and nationally. DACA has been in the news recently because of its rescindment by the Trump administration on September 5, but the phasing out of DACA has been delayed sixth months. So here are some of the things you need to know about DACA. Q: What...

Is There An App For That?

Is There An App For That?

Adrian Maddox, Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Upon the opening of Battle High School's fifth school year, students were welcomed with a new type of assigned technology. From past years, the media center supplied students with an iPad, but switched to Dell Laptops for the 2017-2018 school year. Students had mixed reactions from coming from middle...

Six Minute Passing Time

Six Minute Passing Time

Adrian Maddox, Junior Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

As Battle High School opened the doors to the new school year, students were caught off guard by new policies and rules set in place for the new year. Of the many hallway policies, passing periods saw an additional minute added to each passing period. To some students this was a delight, as it g...

First Day of School

First Day of School

Adrian Maddox, Junior Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Battle High School welcomed its students on Tuesday for the fifth time, allowing students to dive right into the first day of school. While the first day of school can provide varying amounts of stress for both the new and returning students, spirits were bright as students reunited in the commons in the ...

Hyacinthia

Hyacinthia

Madalynn Owens, Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

In the early morning on Saturday, August 5, cars began to trickle into the school parking lot for the annual Hyacinthia. Many students came armed with shovels, rakes, and gardening gloves. The students were divided into groups to help clean up and refresh the Battle grounds for the upcoming school year. ...

Show Me Totality

Show Me Totality

Madalynn Owens, Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  On Monday, August 21, millions of North Americans will experience temporary darkness in the middle of the day for the Great American Eclipse. Mid-Missouri happens to be in a perfect position to experience the path of totality around 1pm on Monday. All Americans can witness the solar eclipse o...

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Ponder

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Ponder

Batkhuleg Battur, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under News, Profiles

There are students who are currently struggling in math class, especially Algebra 1. It’s a tough topic to learn and to understand what the subject means. Calculating x’s and y’s just seems very difficult, but there’s a teacher who loves the concept of math and she knows every concept of all ...

Climate Change

Marc Chauvin, Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under News

Global warming is real, global warming is here. It was 80 degrees in November. Recently there has been a frost advisory issued by forecast.weather.gov. In November, there should be frost now. It should not be 30 or 40 degrees in the morning but in the afternoon it be 70 degrees or above. You’re ...

Finals Decisions

Olivia Childs, Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under News

The final days before the end of the semester are approaching and with it the season of caffeine-fueled all nighters and cram studying minutes before the big exam. Everything about final exams is filled with dread: the sound of the clock ticking on the wall, GPA hanging in the balance. At Battle, the ...

The Hidden Gem

The Hidden Gem

Adrian Maddox, Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

After a season that began in the summer heat of July, the Battle High School Marching Band ends with freezing fall in October. The season finished after many Friday night football games, and four competitions spread throughout Missouri. This year the Battle marching band previewed their show “The G...

Road To Recovery

Roxy Garcia, Reporter

December 15, 2016


Filed under News

Trevor Dubinski, a Battle student, was found unconscious on October 28th. He was taken to Women’s and Children’s Hospital and placed in PICU and has since returned home to convalesce. Dubinski’s family is raising funds so they may focus on his recovery. “He has been diagnosed with the Epstei...

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