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Movie Review – The Foreigner

Madalynn Owens, Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Foreigner a?�a?�a?�A? R-Rated Thriller/Action The Foreigner is the new Jackie Chan movie involving terrorism involving Northern Island and the United Kingdom based on the novel "The Chinaman". The story begins with Quan (Jackie Chan) and his daughter Fan (Katie Leung) shopping for a ...

Album Review – Hard EP

Madalynn Owens, Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

We've all heard the song "Sweater Weather" by The Neighbourhood, but they have almost disappeared from the radio waves since their big hits from their first studio album, I Love You, back in 2013 that had a somber and almost melodramatic yet catchy tone. They came back two years later in 2015 with Wi...

Artist Review – Run the Jewels

Madalynn Owens, Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Run the Jewels, or RTJ, is a hip-hop duo including El-P (shortened from El Producto) and Killer Mike. They have released three albums: Run the Jewels in 2013, Run the Jewels 2 in 2014, and Run the Jewels 3 in 2016. Recently, they released the single "Mean Demeanor" for the FIFA 18 Soundtrack. RTJ bri...

Dear Darla

Dear Darla

Dear Darla, Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Q: What can I do to better manage my classes and stay organized? I'm worried that it's too late to get organized because it's so late in the yeara��   Dear Unorganized, It's never too late in the school year to get organized! First and foremost I would suggest a planner and with a p...

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 parents)...

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, you ...

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 a...

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 un...

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 ...

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