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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 Electrons 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-...

Fake News vs. Real News: How to Tell the Difference

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In a society where news is prominent in everyday lives, media has the ability to construct individual perception. The first television children watch often develops their worldview, influences their thoughts, and manipulates their ideas. According to Pew Research Center, people are spending more time v...

Fall Treats Review

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

People look forward to a fall treats all year round, mainly, the pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, or the pumpkin shaped cookies from Panera. However, there are plenty of other drinks and snacks that are underrated and sold from different places. Pumpkin Spice Frappe from Starbucks There’...

5 good Trick or Treat tips

Connor Parrish, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

5 Good Trick or Treat tips Halloween is often remembered for the costumes and the candy. However, some people don’t know how to make the most of Halloween by not finding the best locations for trick-or-treating. Here are 5  tips to make the most out of your Halloween: 1.) Plan out your route. ...

Fortnite Review

Caden Elkthunder, Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Fortnite has been one of the trendiest games that millions have been playing around the world. As of January, more than 40 million people have downloaded the game. Fortnite is a video game available on PC, PS4, and the Xbox One, created by Darren Sugg and developed by Epic Games. The video game is availabl...

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