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How college admissions and test scores are changing due to the pandemic

January 13, 2021

Although the pandemic has brought uncertainty on everyone, high-school seniors are catching the brunt of its effects. For almost three months, testing sites around the country were closed due to COVID-19,...

Wellness Week

Wellness Week activities
A week to be mindful
December 18, 2020

The global pandemic and the challenges of virtual school have been hard on everyone this year. To help alleviate some stress and anxiety, the Student Council is having a wellness week to help support anyone...

How Speech and Debate is coping with COVID-19

December 16, 2020

COVID-19 has proved to be a trying obstacle for many clubs and teams. In the interest of keeping club members and audiences safe, the Speech and Debate Team has had to move almost completely online. It...

In-Person Elementary School- How it was going and what’s happening now

November 16, 2020

On October 5, the CPS Board of Education voted that elementary students from pre-K to fifth grade would go back to school on October 19. Precautionary measures including mask-wearing and social distancing...

The Show Must Go On

October 22, 2020

With school pressing forward in an online environment, the choir and acting classes/clubs are taking a little longer to get back to the stage. So far, practices and learning have been online, but students...

How are teachers managing online school

October 20, 2020

Due to the presence of COVID-19 in Columbia, sixth through twelfth grade students will continue online. Being online is a challenge for students, but how are the teachers of those students managing?  Teachers...

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration
Students reflect on their past and look forward to their future
February 21, 2020

Battle High School Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars and Black History Planning Committee will host an afternoon celebration in recognition of Black History Month, Feb. 27. The afternoon celebration,...

Coats For All

Spartan Closet gives coats for students in need
February 21, 2020

When Battle opened, Dana Harris, counselor, created a “closet” where students could receive free coats, pants, food, shoes, and more. The program started out smaller than it is today, mainly to see...

Eating Disorders Among Teens

February 4, 2020

To most people, eating a full meal seems like a simple, everyday function that can easily be done at least three times a day. However, 60 percent of the teenage population say eating is a sickening chore...

A New Future

January 6, 2020

There is something exciting coming to Columbia Public Schools next year, there will be a program where high school students can attend college. Moberly Area Community College (MACC),  is partnering with...

Snow Day Finals Fiasco

December 18, 2019

It’s been a chilly two days, and a huge snow storm has hit just in time for finals week. On Sunday night a snow storm came in to Columbia, causing Columbia Public Schools (CPS) to cancel school, the...

Snow day disrupts finals week

Snow begins to blanket the city of Columbia. (Nic Myers)
December 16, 2019

Columbia Public Schools announced on Sunday that school would be canceled on Monday, Dec. 16 due to inclement weather.  This cancelation falls on an important review day for students in order to prepare...

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