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Students attend BLM protests

Asia Smith speaking at a protest.
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...

Brooke Anich and Her Involvment in B.E.P.A

October 30, 2020

Senior Brooke Anich has made big impacts in her own community as well as the world around her with her involvement in Environmental Protection Agency Club, which helps promote and spread information...

Lab Classes Continue In a Virtual Setting

Screenshot of Hannah Nandors youtube video
October 30, 2020

Students and Staff are forced to complete their lab based classes online for the 2020 school year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Lab based classes focus their curriculum on hands-on learning to better...

The Show Must Go On

October 22, 2020

With school pressing forward in an online environment, the choir and acting classes/clubs are taking a little longer to get back to the stage. So far, practices and learning have been online, but students...

How are teachers managing online school

October 20, 2020

Due to the presence of COVID-19 in Columbia, sixth through twelfth grade students will continue online. Being online is a challenge for students, but how are the teachers of those students managing?  Teachers...

Coronavirus impacts broadcasting students trip, forced to return

Sarah Mosteller carries her luggage while traveling back from the Student Television Network convention.
March 13, 2020

Student Television Network officials announced Wednesday the annual convention was canceled amid the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.  STN, which was hosting media students in the nation’s Capitol,...

Competing for the win

Art students compete at Columbia College
February 21, 2020

As the second semester starts, the Visual Arts department is competing at the annual Columbia College High School Art Competition this February. The shows will run from Feb. 3 to Feb.15. The competition...

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration
Students reflect on their past and look forward to their future
February 21, 2020

Battle High School Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars and Black History Planning Committee will host an afternoon celebration in recognition of Black History Month, Feb. 27. The afternoon celebration,...

“World War III” TikToks, Explained

Sunkha Kimhang watches a WW III TikTok on his phone.
February 21, 2020

President Donald Trump rang in the new decade with a surprising military decision that has not only sparked debate among Americans and the larger political community, but has inspired a plethora of new...

Required/Not Required

Required/Not Required
Comparisons of Regular and Elective core classes.
February 21, 2020

English, math, science, and social studies: These are the four subjects that students are required to take in order to graduate high school. If students are particularly interested in any of these four...

Norm Stewart Girl’s Classic

Norm Stewart Girl's Classic
Basketball girls take on the 48 hour challenge.
December 10, 2019

Some people prefer to sleep in on their Sunday mornings, go to church, or just hang out. But this past Sunday, in the early hours of the morning, the Battle girls varsity team faced off against Vashon...

Polishing Off Football

Polishing Off Football
The football season season come to an end.
December 10, 2019

The Battle football team was looking to go for their sixth straight district title this season; however, the Spartans came up just short of that goal. The Spartans lost against Fort Zumwalt North 63-20...

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