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Show, Tell, and Sell

Show, Tell, and Sell

Adrian Maddox, Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News

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...

Halloween Psychology

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

October is commonly associated with the popular holiday Halloween. Activities such as trick-or-treating, eating candy, watching scary movies, and attending haunted houses are common for those who enjoy the scary holiday season. Contrary to those who enjoy these activities, a lot of people try to stay awa...

Behavior at the Big Sonia Assembly

Behavior at the Big Sonia Assembly

Allison Collier, Reporter

October 31, 2018


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  It wasn’t quiet in the PAC. You’d expect as much, when you put more than 500 freshmen and assorted upperclassmen in a room together. But when the lights dimmed and the film started playing, many students continued to chat, joke, sleep, or be on their phones the entire time. They were watc...

Ag Day

Ema Higgins, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On October 2nd, FFA held its annual Agriculture Day where students and faculty can go and learn about the many aspects of agriculture and FFA. Many students were able to help talk about animals, make butter, express how to weld and many more, while others got the opportunity to experience everythin...

Aslin Virus

Adrian Maddox, Editor

October 29, 2018


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Employees of Columbia Public Schools walked into the Aslin administrative building October 3 with no fear for their laptops. However, as the day went on, computers became infected by a virus spread from an email. The Aslin building is an office space for administrative figures and support staff within...

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