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Battalion Auditions

Battalion Auditions

Cheyenne Leasure, Reporter

May 13, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase

On Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. several performers gathered in room A112 to audition for the Battalion show choir. On the first day of auditions, students were expected to prepare a piece to sing. On the second day, everyone that auditioned was to have the firs...

Lighting Up the Night

Lighting Up the Night

Kaylee Faddis, Reporter

April 30, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase

The loud bass echoes in the crowded room. The audience cheers on the performers. The backdrop of the stage, designed with stars, represents what every performer hoped to be at Cafe Berlin that night. Darkroom Records had its fifth album release at Cafe Berlin in downtown Columbia on April 26. Doors o...

Pursuing Project-Based Learning

Pursuing Project-Based Learning

Allison Collier, Reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Extended Educational Experiences (EEE) is a program that runs from elementary school through high school. It’s different at each level. EEE at Battle is different than at the other schools in the district. “At Rock Bridge and Hickman EEE in the high school level is kind of just ACT prep. Here, it...

Step it Up!

Cheyenne Leasure, Reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase

On February 22, students gathered for the first ever Battle step team practice. The 13 girls that showed up for practice created three lines with captain Dennis Darks alone in the front. Darks had already created a routine for the group to learn prior to the first practice. As Darks taught the routine, th...

CoMo Cow

CoMo Cow

Kaylee Faddis, Reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The lights were dim as the crowd whispers in the silent auditorium. Audience members shift in their seats as the first group struts on stage. A small group of Battle students begins their synchronized dance moves and lip-syncing after practicing for weeks on end. For many CoMo Cow participants, it takes...

Got Talent?

Ricardo Rodriguez

April 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The beginning of the Battle’s Got Talent idea started during summer school in 2018, which sparked Battle’s first ever talent show called “Battle’s Got Talent” sponsored by MAC scholars. On March 4 in the PAC, 14 acts were shown at this event including signing, dancing and playing an instrument,...

Countries All Around The World

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The commons filled with music and crowded with activities as Culture Club put on their first Multicultural Week, an event that has been planned since the start of the school year. The week took place on Feb. 18 through Feb. 22, though it was cut short on the Wednesday due to a district wide snow day....

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...

Ariana Grande “7 Rings”

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase

On January 18, Ariana Grande released a song called “7 Rings” from her upcoming fifth studio album. “7 Rings” is a trap song that goes for two minutes and fifty eight seconds. The song is a friendship anthem for her six friends, and also being successful and enjoying herself by spending money...

Blocked Schedule

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

When students choose their schedules, they have the opportunity to take blocked classes. Blocked classes are two integrated classes where students meet daily which typically consist of social studies and English classes combined. These blocked classes help students and various ways and here is why blocked...

Basketball season kicks off

Basketball season kicks off

Connor Parrish, Reporter

January 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On December 4th the basketball program had opening night for both boys and girls varsity teams. The girls losing by 17, and the boys winning by three. The varsity girls opened up the night at 6 pm playing the Rolla Bulldogs. In the first quarter Battle was down six but showing great defense, but the...

Show, Tell, and Sell

Show, Tell, and Sell

Adrian Maddox, Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) hosted their third annual vendor fair this past Saturday, Dec. 8. The fair is held in the upstairs commons and showcases many different handmade shops and independant sales as well as representatives for larger companies. The event occured from 9:45 a.m- 1p.m,...

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