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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


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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...

FAFSA preview

FAFSA preview

Connor Parrish, Reporter

October 15, 2018


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FAFSA Preview “How am I gonna afford college?”, “how am I gonna pay for college?” These are many questions students and parents ask about college. But students could get a loan from the federal government with FAFSA (free application for federal student aid). The FAFSA Frenzy is right around...

The Importance of the A+ Program

The Importance of the A+ Program

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

October 11, 2018


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One of the several opportunities students have in high school to get to their goal of getting into a college or university is the A+ program. The A+ program is a scholarship for high school students to get two years of community college or a technical colleges for free, which they can then transfer in...

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Jocelyn Calhoun, Reporter

September 27, 2018


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Doubling up on science classes can lead to new opportunities in high school, college, and future careers. Sophomore, Addison Gish, a student who takes honors chemistry and biology,  explained that she is glad she doubled up on science classes for different reasons.  “I really enjoy chemistry a...

School Safety

Ema Higgins, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

A few weeks ago there was a threat on social media made to Brunswick High School in Georgia. This raised concern for Battle High School, because the threat was made to “BHS” and some people thought that it was about Battle. Although it was not a threat to Battle High School, it brought up a lot of ...

Spanish Class Adventures

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

September 27, 2018


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Students enrolled in Spanish 3 with Mrs. Sanchez and Spanish 4 with Dr. Galve had the opportunity to travel to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri to learn about the importance of creativity and innovation. On September 11, students had to arrive at the main entrance of the school at 7:50 in the mo...

Taking a Walk of Faith

Connor Parrish, Reporter

September 27, 2018


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On Saturday, September 15 at 7am, 700 people of all different ages showed up at the first annual Lizzy’s Walk of Faith 5K,a fundraiser to find a cure for osteosarcoma and to honor families that have suffered from pancreatic cancer. But most of all, this event is a way for the Wampler family to honor...

Project LIT BHS

Project LIT BHS

Madalynn Owens, Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Gallery, Showcase, Student Life

AVID 10 welcomed author Nic Stone to Battle High School on Thursday, February 22 to talk about her book, Dear Martin. Many AVID 10 members took a leadership role with the help of AVID 10 teacher Lynn Hagen to organize and put on the 3 Project LIT book club meetings throughout the day....

Black History Assembly celebrates diversity

Adrian Maddox, Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

February is commonly known for its celebration of Black History Month, a month-long observance of achievements from African Americans throughout history. Annually, Battle hosts an assembly in the performing arts center where the choir, jazz band, and theater classes perform. This year there were two 30-min...

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