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COVID-19 affects sports

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

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 everyday life and all of the things we do on a daily basis, but it has also left a huge impact ...

Coronavirus impacts broadcasting students trip, forced to return

Sarah Mosteller carries her luggage while traveling back from the Student Television Network convention.

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief

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, made the announcement Wednesday after D.C. city officials urged STN organizers to cancel.  STN mad...

Jill Biden Visits Columbia on Eve of Missouri Primary

Jill Biden Visits Columbia on Eve of Missouri Primary

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

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 for her husband, candidate Joe Biden. Over the weekend of March 7, Biden’s campaign spent time lo...

A High School Student’s Guide to the Democratic Candidates

A High School Student's Guide to the Democratic Candidates

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

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 democratic nomination in serious contention, finding the right person to represent you can be tough, ...

Hosni Mubarak passes away

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

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, in the Monufaya Governorate, just northwest of Cairo. Mubarak grew up there and attended the Egypti...

Missouri fights injustices Downtown

Rachel Eaton, Reporter

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 on women’s rights, but also to advocate for black rights and LGBTQ+ rights.   Battle High Scho...

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

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, originally scheduled for Feb. 4, was due to inclement weather. The program will begin at 6:30 PM...

Coats For All

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

February 21, 2020

When Battle opened, Dana Harris, counselor, created a “closet” where students could receive free coats, pants, food, shoes, and more. The program started out smaller than it is today, mainly to see if it was a program that would be helpful for students, now through the past year’s Battle’s st...

“World War III” TikToks, Explained

Sunkha Kimhang watches a WW III TikTok on his phone.

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

President Donald Trump rang in the new decade with a surprising military decision that has not only sparked debate among Americans and the larger political community, but has inspired a plethora of new memes and TikTok among the younger generation. Here is a list of popular TikTok trends related to the mi...

A Brief Explanation of the Iowa Caucus

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

As a mainstay of the United States election process, the Iowa Caucus attracts thousands of politicians, reporters, and voters’ attention to the Midwest. But what even is the Iowa Caucus, and why is it important?   How does a Caucus work? Every four years, Iowans gather in public places...

“Servant of the People” Review

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

“Servant of the People” isn’t a good show. It follows Vasyl Petrovich Holoborodko, a plain Ukrainian school teacher that gets thrusted into becoming the president of his country. The production value and writing isn’t anything special, and the plot is generally predictable and stale. However,...

Generation Z Takes on Politics

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

Generation Z is gaining quite the reputation for getting their news from social media, influencers, and YouTube. This trope goes hand-in-hand with the notion that the latest crop of voters are disconnected, uninterested, and above-it-all. But, based on interviews, Battle students tended to refer to the...

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