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An Overview of Battle Corps

An Overview of Battle Corps

Marc Chauvin, Wizard Journalist

May 2, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

Is someone in need? Call Battle Corps to the rescue. They organized and ran six projects ranging from Homeless Hygiene Operation all the way to cleaning up the sides of Columbia's roads. What is Battle Corps? Battle Corps was started in the first year of Battle High Schools opening in 2013. Kaiya...

Mizzou: How Did We Get Here?

Madalynn Owens, Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under News

Columbia and the University of Missouri were thrust into the spotlight this fall after racial tensions sparked into protests on campus. Articles and investigations from national and local news outlets like the Huffington Post, CNN, Kansas City Star, and The Columbia Tribune were flooded with negative publ...

Battle For The Ages

Josie Nichols and Breezy Day

April 29, 2016


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Once a year since 2014, the spartan parents host a fundraiser called Battle for the Ages. The event includes three main events including Battle Bistro, Spartan Sprint, and the Spartan Scramble. Sherry Colwell, who assists in coordinating the event, says "it's a major fundraiser with huge u...

Beaux Arts Ball

Beaux Arts Ball

Emily Adams, Editor In Chief

April 29, 2016


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Battle's small gym was transformed into a Gatsby like ball Friday, February 26 for the annual winter dance. The room was filled with flapper girls and the sounds of jazz as people took their seat at white clothed tables. Band, Choir, and Orchestra performed while students enjoyed a catered di...

Bernie vs. Hillary

Noah Doolady, Writer

April 29, 2016


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As students reach the age of adulthood they begin to consider the daunting responsibility of voting and engaging in the democratic process. This year is no exception... Or is it? According to NPR, the turnout of youth voters in Iowa reached a record high number, showing an increase in young vo...

Battle Community Celebrates History

Battle Community Celebrates History

Madalynn Owens, Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

On Friday, February 5, Battle High School embarked upon a legendary first. As a kick off for Black History Month students put together an assembly to celebrate Dr. Muriel Battle, the school's namesake. Fourth block teachers took their students to the cultural celebration assembly in the Performance ...

Senior Timeline

Miranda Mattingley, Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

Attention Seniors!! The end of the year is coming sooner than you think. Aside from prom and graduation there are a multitude of senior events that you must attend. The dates of these events are not set in stone as teachers and students are still in the planning process. Mandatory Class Meetings:...

TEDx Recap

TEDx Recap

Adrian Maddox, Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

April 22nd Battle High School held a successful TEDx event in the school's performing arts center. The event started at 9:00 with the superintendent of Columbia public schools, with the topic of "La��Dor Va Dor: From Generation to Generation." First hour held much variety in the talks, from self...

2016 Annual Battle of The Bands

2016 Annual Battle of The Bands

Roxy Garcia, Funky Journalist

April 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The annual Academy of Rock-Battle of the Bands event is coming up next Monday, May 2. There will be around eight bands competing with three judges and an audience of friends, family, and community members.The event will take place at a local venue, The Bridge located downtown at 7:00pm. There will be...

Battle: Transcending the Block

Battle: Transcending the Block

Adrian Maddox, Writer

April 18, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Battle High School will host a TEDx event in the performing arts center, April 22nd. The event is called "Transcending the Block" and will have student speakers along with members of the Columbia community. Twenty three students will speak in front of one hundred live bodies as well as thousands...

These Bells They Are A-Changin’

These Bells They Are A-Changin’

Hayden Elder, Awesome Purveyor of All Things Newsy

February 11, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Just getting used to the extra five minutes in Spartan Time? Disappointed because you don't get to enjoy that extra five minutes because you have a Career Center Class? Well get ready because the bell schedule is changing again. On February 22, 2016, the school day will be shortened by five minutes ...

Video Game Preview: Winter 2015

Video Game Preview: Winter 2015

Hayden Elder, Online Editor

November 9, 2015


Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

2015 has been quite the year for video games. Almost every month has held three or four highly anticipated titles for video game fanatics to drool over, but this winter holds the best of the best. Here are0 a few of the titles that are hitting shelves this winter and are keeping us up late into the night...

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