The Spearhead

Take Care

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

During the summer students soak up the sun’s rays and spend much of their time taking part in many summer activities. But even if you don’t plan on being out and about everyday you might consider the following tips for taking care of yourself throughout the summer:   H2O is the way to go, maintaining hydration k...

Changing the Drinking Age

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Every couple of weeks in elementary school our local police officer, Officer Hopper, would stand against the cubbies and tell us what to do when someone offers drugs or we are pressured to drink alcohol. As a kid, these conversations seemed useless, because at that age just about no one was being off...

Lunch Atmosphere Opinions

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under Opinion

If every single student were to be placed in an AP calculus class, some, if not most, kids would struggle to maintain a good grade or stay focused because of the atmosphere of the class. The atmosphere would be serious and the class would have a large workload, which is an environment that not all kid...

Blue and Gold Card Opinions

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Soon after IPRs are given to students, blue and gold cards are given to students who meet the qualifications. In order to receive a blue card, students must have no D’s or F’s, no more than one referral, no more than two tardies, no unexcused absences or truancies, and 90 percent attendance, whereas...

Battle’s Uniqueness

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the newly established high school in Columbia, Battle is still on the lookout when it comes to their high school culture, their image and what makes them distinct from other schools. But within these six years, it has developed its own uniqueness and still tends to grow over the years. Freshman...

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The sound of welcome. It is a sound reconstructed time and time again as the world continues its search for an answer to reoccurring issues of inequality and the loss of hope. For years music and poetry have been utilized as mediums for such curiosity. But for many the sound of welcome was found in t...

Do They Really Care?

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

At a young age I was drawn towards child care, whether it be a regular babysitting job or an actual teaching position. I was fixated on the joy experienced by a child and potentially being the reason behind it. According to Trade-Schools.com, 13.7% of elementary school aged children have a desire to ...

Top Five Movies to Watch With Friends

Jocelyn Calhoun, Reporter

January 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

For many, the holidays are a time spent with family and friends. However, after doing all the traditional “no school” activities like spending hours at a time on your phone, winter break can become a bit dull but watching movies can make it more fun. The following five movies are movies you can ...

Call of Duty Review

Avery Lynn, Reporter

January 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is yet another installment of the very popular video game series. Black Ops 4 is a first person shooter video game, that was developed by Treyarch, and published by Activision. The Call of Duty series has sold well over 220 million copies worldwide. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is the...

How Midterm Elections Could Impact The Youth

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Missouri residents can expect an increase in minimum wage within the next four years. Voters passed Proposition B, a measure placed on the 2018 Midterm ballot that will gradually increase minimum wage to $12.00 an hour by the year 2023. It will take effect starting Jan. 1, 2019. Currently, 20 stat...

Top 10 Spooky Movies to Watch in October

Lily Drage, Writer, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As students embark on the fall season many struggle to find what movies they should watch. While some stick to the classic horror films many would rather watch a Disney Halloween movie or an episode of a show focused on the holiday. According to the Chicago Tribune, about 55% of people will watch a slas...

Fun Things to do on Halloween

Raven Atwood, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

There are so many fun things to do in the month of October, leading up to Halloween. Most enjoy the changing weather, the leaves changing in color, and the kids running around in costumes. One may ask, what are we going to do? There are so many alternate things that we may do to fill in for trick-or-...

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