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How To Life Movement reaches out to teens in Columbia

Payson Davenport April 29, 2021

In March of 2015, over 700 students attended the first ever How To Life event in Arkansas. The movement was started by high schooler Jordan Whitmer who had a vision of showing his friends and classmates...

Posters representing 3 of the Prom Court members, encouraging students to vote for them.

How The Prom Committee Set Up Prom

Aubrei Roland, Reporter April 23, 2021

Amidst many other improvements regarding the COVID-19 pandemic within America, our seniors were given great news on March 26, with the announcement of this year's prom. The theme centers around Folklore,...

Encore Drama Club

Encore Drama Club

Giving students the opportunity to have fun
Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter April 22, 2021

Are you an actor, techie, or enthusiastic theatre person? Then join the Encore Drama Club, which usually meets twice a month at 4:15p – 5:15p in room B106, where you’ll join Theatre teacher Myriah...

Jaylee Nistendirk finishes making her pillow

Learning Hands-On

Students and Teachers get to be more hands-on at a safe distance
Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter April 20, 2021

Now that school is finally back five days a week, classes are finally getting their chance to interact with each other and get back to work. Working on science experiments, painting pictures, and presenting...

National School Library Month

National School Library Month

Payson Davenport April 14, 2021

The month of April is National School Library Month and our librarians here at Battle have taken the time to celebrate! This month is being kicked off by having students fill out forms on their reading...

Caught Being KInd

Caught Being Kind Campaign

Even if it's a small act of kindness, all gestures count.
Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter April 13, 2021

Often those who are kind don’t get the recognition they deserve. To fix this the Battle Youth Kindness Ambassadors would like to celebrate our kind students and staff. This is the first year of the Caught...

Scott Nesbit walks out of school at the end of the day.

Battle Students Joyful Over Five Day Return

Jackson Meyer, Reporter March 25, 2021

On Monday, March 8, the CPS board of education held its annual monthly meeting. For this meeting, the topic of discussion was whether or not it was safe to return five days a week, in-seat, for the rest...

Cachao Gianquinto drives to the basket.

Battle Basketball Seniors and Coaches Recap Season

Jackson Meyer, Reporter March 11, 2021

On Monday, March 1st, the Battle boys basketball team went to go take on Washington in hopes of reaching yet another district title game. Unfortunately for the Spartans, they would come out with a loss...

Amani Poindexter Photography

Photography 1 Portfolio

Photography 1 students turn in their first portfolio
Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter February 25, 2021

Photography 1 recently started working on new projects. While still under a pandemic, they’ve been approaching new ways to work completely digitally versus their normal darkroom experience. Their...

Finn Keith: A Journey Through Art

Aubrei Roland, Reporter February 12, 2021

The metallic scent of paint filled the room, partnered with the soft thud of paint brushes moving swiftly against the canvas. This is where Battle senior Finn Keith can be found, conjuring and transferring...

Students Help Out At DECA Food Drive

Students Help Out At DECA Food Drive

Rachel Eaton, Reporter December 22, 2020

On Dec 16th Columbia DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) collected food and money for the local Food Bank; they raised $955 and six boxes of food. They are only five dollars short of their goal.  “The...

Asia Smith speaking at a protest.

Students attend BLM protests

Kamiah Kelly November 9, 2020

Seeking justice for those who were wrongly killed led three Battle students to attend protests for Black Lives Matter in downtown Columbia during the summer. With the recent deaths of many people in...

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