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The Men Behind the Mops

Paige Ellis, Writer

October 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Every day the custodial staff arrives before anyone, and stays late into the night. These unsung heroes are the mystical backbone of this high school. There is a definite stigma surrounding janitors; everyone knows to show great respect to police and emergency first responders, but finding anyone willing...

Spirit Week Controversy: Gender Bender Day

Emily Adams, Freelance Writer

October 8, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion

Battle High School's first day of spirit week started off with a bang, as hundreds of Battle students sported their stars and stripes. On day two of spirit week, tension surrounded the enthusiasm. For Wednesday's "Gender Bender Day" students dressed in their version of the opposite sex. Guys and girls...

Rad Fads’ First Installment

Hannah Dietzel, Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

The evolution of clothing has changed so much these past few years. Remember when boot cut jeans used to be in style? Then everyone switched to skinny jeans and never looked back. Now-a-days you can't find a teenaged boy or girl wearing boot cut jeans. Something that did come back was All Star Converse:...

Dr. Gopal Visits the Classical Ideas and World Religions Class

Dr. Gopal Visits the Classical Ideas and World Religions Class

Paige Ellis, Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life

On Wednesday morning, engineering professor Dr. Vellare S. Gopalaratnam (Dr. Gopal) gave a lecture in Mr. Soden's Classical Ideas and World Religions class. Born and raised in India, his Hindu background and firsthand experience with cultures studied within the classroom gave the students a deeper personal...

# Taking Over

Clara Baldwin, Writer

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Hashtags: one of the hottest trends in the most recent years of the 2000's. Seems like everywhere you go and anything you use on media has these little trendy symbols. Hashtags are hard to explain to people who don't use social media. But even as an avid twitterer/instagramer, there are times when one...

Battle Students React to Robin Williams’ Death

Chase Lampkin, Writer

September 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Nobody expected it, nobody saw it coming, so why has the death of Robin Williams affected so many people? Williams died in his home on August 11, 2014. The cause of death is what creates the confusion for many, which was suicide. Throughout his career, Williams had the ability to make a lasting impact on t...

A Tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri

Daysanae Stemmons, Writer

September 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Would you take the time out of your day and actually picture somebody to be a thug or a drug dealer? Would you stop what you are doing out of your day just to kill an 18 year old boy? Would you kill an African American male for some Shells? That's the question everybody wants the answer to. When 18...

Compliment or Competition: New Student of the Month Awards

Kyra Moss, Writer

September 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

The student of the month award at Battle High school has stirred up quite the controversy. When I asked, Zachary Burks how he felt about the award he bluntly said, "It's stupid." When prompted why he felt this way he responded, "I feel like the student of the month award makes those who do not receive...

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