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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 ...

The Impact of Recycling

Avery Lynn, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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Around 300 or more million tons of plastic are produced each year, and about 30 million tons of plastic is discarded in the United States. Of the 30 million tons of plastic that is put to waste, about 20 percent is either recycled or incinerated. This means that a majority of the plastic that is discarde...

Trump Campaigns in Columbia

Trump Campaigns in Columbia

Maddie Vessar, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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About 6 a.m. on Nov 1, many people lined up at the Columbia Regional Airport to see Donald J. Trump. In the first few hours of the day all of the parking was already taken. The organizers rushed to figure out more parking for the many thousands still coming. People came over Missouri and many from out...

National College Fair

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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Students enrolled in AVID from all grades had the opportunity of going to a national college fair in Saint Louis, Missouri, at Saint Louis University. The national college fair included more than 250 colleges and universities from across the United States. Leslie Aguilar, AVID site coordinator, organ...

Mid-Term Election 2018

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 19, 2018


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As the Boone County Midterm elections neared Boone County Clerk candidates Taylor Burks and Brianna Lennon demonstrated confidence in this years newly registered voters. TIME magazine stated that a record breaking 800,000 people registered to vote this year. The jump was assumed to be a result of Natio...

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