The Spearhead

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 st...

Finals Decisions

Olivia Childs, Reporter

January 4, 2017


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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 Gol...

Road To Recovery

Roxy Garcia, Reporter

December 15, 2016


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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 Epstein Barr...

Bullying Isn’t Going Away

Neil Bates, Reporter

December 15, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

1 out of every 10 teenagers drop out of high school because of bullying. At Battle, the staff tries their best to stop it at the source but it is still a problem.   Samuel Young*, a junior, has experienced bullying throughout his schooling. He often faces name-calling slurs towards his sexuality...

Fashion Highlights

Batkhuleg Battur, DABKING Journalist

December 13, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life, Student of the Month

Going to school everyday you may see your friends and other people wearing fancy clothes that are worth more than a fortune, and you may look at yourself thinking, "I wish I had those clothes." Fashion trends at Battle have gone wild with new extremes. Jaylon Williamson has a unique arrangement of cool, young, and ...

The road after high school

Batkhuleg Battur, Reporter

October 28, 2016


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After graduating high school, seniors have plenty of options on what they could do next. It's either going straight to work with a low minimum wage income and no college degree, or getting accepted into a 2/4 year college/university around the country, or live on the streets and do nothing. High school...

Battle’s second TEDx event

Battle’s second TEDx event

Adrian Maddox, Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Battle is eager to begin the process of bringing another individually hosted Ted event. This will be the second Tedx event to be brought to Battle. Auditions for the school's second event begin September 15th and September 16th . Last year Battle High School hosted the first Tedx event at a Columbia high s...

Water Bottle Fillers

Water Bottle Fillers

Adrian Maddox, Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Halfway through a dramatically long practice, a dry feeling scrapes through the bottom of a choir students throat, slithering up to dry the back of their tongue. As they hold out the last long note, the agonizing pain worsens. This is the recurring nightmare known to every vocal art student. "Without ...

Club Day

Club Day
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Batkhuleg Battur, Reporter

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

In school, there are tons of students who are enrolled in after school activities such as clubs and sports. Many students don't know anything about clubs, but they know a lot about sports. The main focus is how clubs here at Battle can influence students to join. That is by far the hardest thing tha...

Road To Success

Road To Success

Batkhuleg Battur, Reporter

September 9, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

      In high school, there's always that group of people who are welcomed into a new school where they are ready to take the special treatment from upperclassmen and tend to get pranked. They are the Freshmen, and being a freshman in high school is a tough time to get used to...

Cross Country First Meet

Cross Country First Meet

Marc Chauvin, Journalist

August 29, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

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