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Saving Border Policies

Saving Border Policies

Sandra Medina, Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as the DACA Program, that former President Obama signed in 2012, will soon be canceled now under Trump’s presidency. DACA is a program run by the federal government that gives “dreamers” (children who were brought to the U.S illegally by their...

Dear Darla

Dear Darla, Advice column

December 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Dear Darla, How do I find out if a boy likes me? Sincerely, Young Love Dear Young Love,    How it warms my heart that you would write in to get an answer. I have three steps on how you can reach your goal and find out if a boy likes you or not. Step 1: Start a conversation with him. Don’t be shy,...

Dear Darla

Darla, Advice column

October 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dear Darla, I have two best friends but I always feel left out when we're all together. What should I do? Sincerely, Third Wheel   Dear Third Wheel, It’s very unfortunate that you feel like that. I can relate, from a personal level. I have learned from this situation that it is...

Dear Darla

Darla, Advice column

October 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dear Darla, I have to go to the Career Center in the middle of my class every other day. I'm missing about 40ish minutes of class. How can I keep up with all the assignments, homework, and coursework that I miss? Sincerely, Hopelessly Confused   Dear Hopelessly Confused, That’s ...

Are Guns The Real Issue?

Ross Terry

May 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Some claim it's the environment. Some say it's a physiological issue. Some say it's video games and issues of this generation. Of course, they're all correct in some way. Already, 4,186 deaths have occurred in 2016 involving guns. 783 were accidental shootings. 504 happened in defensive measures....

Rachel Godbey, Punny Journalist

May 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The year is 2016. Fashion trends take deep turns, sharp cuts, and bold prints. Anyone can see these new dos and don’ts of fashion just by taking a glance over Battle High School. But where do young women or men draw the line of how much they spend on their new threads? American Eagle, H&M, Altered State, Tar...

Before Finals Are Final

Before Finals Are Final

Rachel Godbey, Punny Journalist

May 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Some may say that life goes by in a flash, but when it comes to finals the only thing that’s going fast is the clock ticking down the time you have left to write an outrageous essay. It’s not your fault that you completely forgot to study for. One clock that is ticking down is the clock that sits in ...

How Young Life Changed My Life

How Young Life Changed My Life

Rachel Godbey, Punny Journalist

May 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Profiles, Showcase

Young Life is a group that some may judge because of the people who attend it, or by the topics that it covers; but it is much deeper than that. The teens who attend Young Life are thrown into a world of friendship, games, and most importantly Jesus Christ. Columbia, Missouri holds many different groups of ...

The Life Behind the Trigger: A response to Columbia’s recent shootings.

Rebecca Archer, Writer

April 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On Monday, April 25, Columbia experienced three shootings, and this has raised the question of safety within Columbia's community. Columbia is often known for great festivals, including the True-false film festival and Roots & Blues, but how will the recent shooting impact the feeling of saf...

“Mind of Mine” review

“Mind of Mine” review

Adrian Maddox, writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Zayn Malik recently released his first album as a solo artist. Upon his leave of his former band, I feel the time to listen to it, is now. Malik’s new album “Mind of Mine” goes in to depth of his relationships in a techno, synthetic twist. “Mind of Mine” is zayn’s showcase of his taste in...

Keeping College Ready

Madalynn Owens, Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The past couple of weeks at Battle have been filled with a flurry of anxious students hustling to get their course requests in. Talk of graduation requirements, study halls and AP or honors classes were heard throughout the hallways. This year an honors option is offered for almost every cour...

Senior Activities: Good or Bad?

Senior Activities: Good or Bad?

Ross Terry

April 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

With graduation less than a month away, the excitement is rising. Seniors are making the final push to raise their grades and prepare for finals. Among all this, Battle High School has some activities planned for the seniors. On May 19th, the Senior Picnic is being held at Stephens Lake Park. Starting...

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