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Healthier Meals in the BHS Cafeteria

Healthier Meals in the BHS Cafeteria

Karen Long, Freelance Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

High school students have many different things to do in life: from going to school, playing a sport, going to work, having a social life, and maintaining good grades. It's rough. But do the school lunches provide enough energy and satisfaction for students to do all of these activities? Many students...

Summer Spots: Ten Ways to Get Away this Summer

Hannah Dietzel, Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Vacations are a reward after you have spent a whole year working hard and dedicating your time to others. This summer, take some time off and go traveling with your friends and family. There are so many beautiful sights to see in this world. It was hard to narrow it down to just ten destinations, but...

A Guy’s Guide to Prom

Paige Ellis, Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Preparing for prom, more often than not, revolves around the girl. A guy can get left in the dust, ringing his date's doorbell in utter confusion the night of prom. But prom is just as important to the guy. This is your chance to look your best, to be your date's right-hand man and that memorable prom...

Cracking the Code: Battle’s Dress Code

Morgan Evanoff, Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The weather is getting warmer and clothing is getting shorter. Is this a dress code violation? Or self-expression? In this article, Battle freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors confess their issues with Battle's dress code. Many students here at Battle don't realize that we have a dress code,...

College Cafe: Collegiate Organizations

Chase Lampkin, Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

College is full of great opportunities and joining clubs and participating in Greek life can greatly affect your college experience. As addressed in the first college advice panel, many students still have questions regarding their own college experience, and what they may miss without the proper knowledge...

A Girl’s Guide to Prom

Daysanae Stemmons, Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Seniors! Stop what you are doing because prom is two days away! Guess who has great ideas about what to do, where to eat, and what will be the "turn up" after prom? As long you keep reading, I, Daysanae aka the Queen of Prom Shenanigans, will help you have a better view on the situation. Prom is Saturday...

Making it Work: Discussing Minimum Wage

Martana Stemmons, Freelance Writer

April 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

On Tuesday, March 10, I visited the capital and talked to Missouri Representative Caleb Rowden about the increase in minimum wage. I asked Rowden why Missouri's minimum wage was lower than the majority of the neighboring states, and what he had to say deepened my opinion on the topic. Missouri's current...

Bridging the Gap: A Perspective on Battle

Emily Adams, Freelance Writer

April 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As Muriel Battle High School embarks on its second year, some members of the community are skeptical of its success. Fighting caught the focus of unflattering local media last semester, and for the students and teachers who work at Battle daily, this negativity can seem adversarial. Community and journalistic...

Late Starts and Snow Days

Paige Ellis, Writer

February 11, 2015


Filed under News, Opinion

The late start trend was interrupted with a long anticipated snow day this past week. The late start schedule was integrated into the Columbia Public School system this year; a newly implemented attempt to deal with the inevitable and unpredictable Missouri weather. After last year's infamous snow week,...

Underage Gambling: A Blind Bet

Hannah Blackmore, Freelance Writer

February 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

In Missouri, underage gambling is a topic of high importance with severe outcomes and consequences among young adults. In fact, throughout the years, studies have claimed underage gambling as a growing public health concern. However, many teenagers, including myself, still know very little about the...

Rad Fads’ Homecoming

Rad Fads’ Homecoming

Hannah Dietzel, Writer

November 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

"Got bunz hun?" This year's homecoming was filled with bold jewelry, tight dresses and big hair. A bunch of new fashions were thrown into the air. There were no girls on that dance floor, just a bunch of fun looking ladies with attitude. No more puffy dresses and curly flowing tresses, instead they styled...

On Visiting Shanthi Mandir

On Visiting Shanthi Mandir

Paige Ellis, Writer

October 28, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

On Saturday the Classical Ideas and World Religions students took their lessons out of the classroom and into the real world. Accompanied by Hickman students, a few devoted participants spent their morning at Shanthi Mandir, our local Hindu center, which translates to, "peace temple." This community...

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