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Horrors in the Hallway

Horrors in the Hallway

Madalynn Owens, Staff Member

October 30, 2015


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A+ Gives Students a Way to College

A+ Gives Students a Way to College

Hannah Dietzel, Yearbook Editor

October 14, 2015


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The A+ program was started to keep high school students motivated to pursue higher education while they're attending school. If students stay on track they earn a major reward- two free years of college. Students have to meet several strict requirements before they can get credit. To stay involve...

Creative Students Produce Children’s Books

Creative Students Produce Children’s Books

Devin Smith, Editor and Chief

April 29, 2015


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There is no better way to influence and aid a community, other than impacting the youth. Battle's Creative Writing classes collaborated with Photography 1 and 2 to impact the lives of our resident preschoolers through art and literature. No, there were no readings of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, or...

Battling for Funds: 2nd Annual Battle for the Ages

Battling for Funds: 2nd Annual Battle for the Ages

Paige Ellis, Writer

April 29, 2015


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Last year was the year of bold firsts here at Battle, and this year is the year of continuing traditions by figuring out what works and what doesn't. The Battle for the Ages was a smash, which marks two years of something becoming one of the strongest roots Battle has in the realm of fundraising and...

Teens Run to ISIS

Chase Lampkin, Writer

April 6, 2015


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ISIS has become an ever-growing issue in the world, but now the terrorist group has started to target even younger individuals in an attempt to grow their platform and their age diversity. Three girls from England have gone "missing," even though they have been seen at multiple airports and on multiple...

Blue Cow Rocks the PAC

Blue Cow Rocks the PAC

Drue Horton, Writer

April 6, 2015


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Although the teacher group took short cat naps throughout their performance at Blue Cow, the audience didn't do any snoozing themselves. Upbeat song choices and humor continued to make an appearance during the four performances, allowing the audience to enjoy everything the groups had to offer. Blue...

Construction Ahead: Future Development Near Battle

Paige Ellis, Writer

February 23, 2015


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Transitioning from southern expansion and moving the emphasis to the north side of town stirs up zone questioning around Battle High school. Pre standing subdivisions in the area give insight on the type of construction and atmosphere a new development will bring. The proposed project of 130- acre site...

Late Starts and Snow Days

Paige Ellis, Writer

February 11, 2015


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The late start trend was interrupted with a long anticipated snow day this past week. The late start schedule was integrated into the Columbia Public School system this year; a newly implemented attempt to deal with the inevitable and unpredictable Missouri weather. After last year's infamous snow week,...

Ebola: Scares and Reality

Clara Baldwin, Writer

November 3, 2014


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Ebola. Just the word itself sparks a fear that has been spreading faster than the epidemic itself. But how many of us are actually aware of what Ebola is, much less the background behind it? The 2014 Ebola epidemic is one of the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. There...

On Visiting Shanthi Mandir

On Visiting Shanthi Mandir

Paige Ellis, Writer

October 28, 2014


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On Saturday the Classical Ideas and World Religions students took their lessons out of the classroom and into the real world. Accompanied by Hickman students, a few devoted participants spent their morning at Shanthi Mandir, our local Hindu center, which translates to, "peace temple." This community...

Spirit Week Controversy: Gender Bender Day

Emily Adams, Freelance Writer

October 8, 2014


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Battle High School's first day of spirit week started off with a bang, as hundreds of Battle students sported their stars and stripes. On day two of spirit week, tension surrounded the enthusiasm. For Wednesday's "Gender Bender Day" students dressed in their version of the opposite sex. Guys and girls...

New Junior ACT Opportunities

Kyra Moss, Writer

October 2, 2014


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In an attempt to improve our education system this coming April, all junior students will be required to take the ACT, a college readiness test. Students are tested in four different areas; reading, writing, mathematics, and science, and are given a score to reflect their knowledge on the subjects. The...

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