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Jill Biden Visits Columbia on Eve of Missouri Primary

Jill Biden Visits Columbia on Eve of Missouri Primary

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

March 9, 2020

On the eve of Missouri’s 2020 Democratic primary election, former Second Lady of the United States, doctor Jill Biden visited Columbia’s Recreation center, the ARC, to rally voters and sway support for her husband, candidate Joe Biden. Over the weekend of March 7, Biden’s campaign spent time lo...

A High School Student’s Guide to the Democratic Candidates

A High School Student's Guide to the Democratic Candidates

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

March 9, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Primary election is coming  quickly and voters in Missouri have until March 10th to make their decision for who to support in the nomination process. With two candidates for the democratic nomination in serious contention, finding the right person to represent you can be tough, ...

Hosni Mubarak passes away

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

February 25, 2020

On the day of Feb. 25 in Cairo, Egypt, the former President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Hosni Mubarak passed away at the age of 91 years old.    Mubarak was born on May 4, 1928 in Kafr El-Musaylhah, in the Monufaya Governorate, just northwest of Cairo. Mubarak grew up there and attended the Egypti...

“World War III” TikToks, Explained

Sunkha Kimhang watches a WW III TikTok on his phone.

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

President Donald Trump rang in the new decade with a surprising military decision that has not only sparked debate among Americans and the larger political community, but has inspired a plethora of new memes and TikTok among the younger generation. Here is a list of popular TikTok trends related to the mi...

A Brief Explanation of the Iowa Caucus

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

As a mainstay of the United States election process, the Iowa Caucus attracts thousands of politicians, reporters, and voters’ attention to the Midwest. But what even is the Iowa Caucus, and why is it important?   How does a Caucus work? Every four years, Iowans gather in public places...

“Servant of the People” Review

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

“Servant of the People” isn’t a good show. It follows Vasyl Petrovich Holoborodko, a plain Ukrainian school teacher that gets thrusted into becoming the president of his country. The production value and writing isn’t anything special, and the plot is generally predictable and stale. However,...

Generation Z Takes on Politics

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

Generation Z is gaining quite the reputation for getting their news from social media, influencers, and YouTube. This trope goes hand-in-hand with the notion that the latest crop of voters are disconnected, uninterested, and above-it-all. But, based on interviews, Battle students tended to refer to the...

Iranians protest in Tehran

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

In the last month, civil unrest has erupted in Tehran, the capital city of Iran, over the recent actions of the Iranian government and takedown of Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) flight 752 bound for Kyiv, Ukraine.    The recent events spiral from tensions between the Islamic Repub...

Brexit

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

Four years after the start of the “Brexit” (British Exit) initiative the United Kingdom has finally left the European Union (EU). The United Kingdom has been a part of the EU since 1973, so what does this mean for the future of Europe and the United Kingdom?   What is the European Union? The European Un...

Deadline to vote in MO presidential primary election approaches

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2020

With the Iowa Caucus coming to an end, citizens are now looking forward to primary elections. If you haven't registered to vote, the registration deadline for the March 10 presidential primary election is this Wednesday, Feb. 12. There are multiple ways to register to vote, according to the Boone County G...

Iowa Caucus Garners Excitement from Voters, Discontent from Candidates

Iowa Caucus Garners Excitement from Voters, Discontent from Candidates

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

February 7, 2020

As a mainstay of the United States election process, the Iowa Caucus attracts thousands of politicians, reporters, and voters’ attention to the Midwest. But what even is the Iowa Caucus, and why is it important? Every four years when the presidential election rolls around, each state conducts a pri...

Top news stories from 2019

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

Now that the book has closed on 2019, millions of people are reflecting on their year. From mass shootings to new science developments, 2019 marked another monumental year. Here are some of the top stories from 2019:  Ethiopian aircraft crash In March, all passengers and crew were killed on a ...

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