The student news site of Battle High School

The Spearhead

The student news site of Battle High School

The Spearhead

The student news site of Battle High School

The Spearhead

Striking for Success

Striking for Success

Jacei Roland, Reporter November 29, 2022

This year the softball team faced a lot of obstacles that have helped them grow as a program. The Spartans faced teams such as cross-town rivals Rock Bridge, Hickman, and Jeff City, ending with a .500...

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Walking Out of Darkness

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor November 29, 2022

     On Sunday, Oct. 16, Columbia held the Out of Darkness Walk in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). This year, BHS’s club Youth Kindness Ambassadors (YKA)...

Blue & Gold Cards Return

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor November 12, 2022

     Blue and Gold cards are returning to Battle this year! Blue and Gold cards are student rewards for being a Spartan that meets expectations in the classroom and out. Students who receive blue or...

Improved Security Measures

Improved Security Measures

Ethan Magee and Ethan Magee September 20, 2022

For those returning to Battle this year, it might have been hard not to notice changes in school security. From the new two-factor authentication system at the student entrance to locked doors during class,...

Final Days: Senior

Final Days: Senior

Monyae hickem May 11, 2022

As the month of May reaches its final weeks, seniors are growing excited for Prom and the relief of 12 long years finally coming to an end. May can still be a stressful time just as an exciting one. The...

Jared Hyler substituting for Hannah Nandors Honors Chemistry class. Photo by Jackie Ozanich

Teaching Profession Under Stress

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor May 11, 2022

  The majority of teachers can agree that the 2021-22 school year has been the hardest and most stressful school year of their career. Teachers cite reasons such as low pay, attacks on educators by the...

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Winter Olympics Formal

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor May 11, 2022

     The winter formal was held on April 23, from 8-10pm, with the theme Winter Olympics. Despite the snow day that made the original set date for the formal, Feb. 12, that made the theme confuse many,...

TikTok: more than just funny videos

TikTok: more than just funny videos

Patrick nkongro , Reporter March 10, 2022

TikTok is more than just funny videos, it has become a social media platform that connects, relates, and educates kids and adults.    TikTok allows people to be themselves and it also shows...

Pretty girls protect bees

Pollinators In Need

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor March 8, 2022

     Several bee species are endangered, and some even consider the American bumblebee endangered as well. Urgent action needs to be made to help the bee population as a whole, for food and crops and...

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Unthanksgiving: The Hidden Story

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor November 10, 2021

Thanksgiving, celebrated in the U.S. and Canada, is a day to celebrate the harvest and blessings of the past year. Everyone has their own traditions and plans for this upcoming Thanksgiving, but the spotlight...

World Honors Block picked a class costume: decades; front row: Ben Ticgelaor, Jordan McManus, Susie Adams, Abi Henderson; second row: Josh Brown, Alex Inn, Terica Kimble, TiAisha Harris, Aaliyah Beck, Kayiona Lilly, Faith Wathen, Anne Borgmeyer, Anna Wright, and Patrick Nkongoro.

Halloween Around The World

Jackie Ozanich, Managing Editor November 2, 2021

From Australia to Ireland to Portugal, everyone celebrates Halloween differently. Dive into the rich culture of Halloween around the world. Every year, millions of Americans get ready to celebrate Halloween...

Girls Strong

Girls Strong

Aaliyah Preyer, reporter November 2, 2021

Are you interested in Women’s issues? Are you looking for a new club to join? Girls Strong may be the club for you.      Girls Strong formed 2 years ago to empower women and other genders...

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