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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,...

Norm Stewart Classic Spartans on fire vs the Dragons!!

Norm Stewart Classic Spartans on fire vs the Dragons!!

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The basketball season opened up at the third annual Norm Stewart Classic Tournament. The Norm Stewart Classic is a 48 hour straight tournament at the Southwall Complex at Columbia College with 24 games in total.  With a free throw contest, each team had the chance as well to raise money for the Ame...

The Presko Project

The Presko Project

Kaylee Faddis, Reporter

November 23, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

     Early last October, Principal Dr. Kim Presko received the outstanding administrator award by the Missouri Council of Career and Technical Administrators (MCCTA). Presko was recognized for her continued support in both career education and technical education. Jordan Smith, teacher and adviser of Darkroom...

Battle vs Fort Osage State Semifinal Preview!

Battle vs Fort Osage State Semifinal Preview!

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The round of eight teams is over, the final four begins and the 8-4 Spartans will travel on the road to face against the 8-4 Fort Osage Indians. The Spartans are coming off of what people would call an “upset” over the 10-2 Fort Zumwalt North Panthers, the game began with two td runs from Pant...

Traffic Box Art

Traffic Box Art

Maddie Vessar, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase, Student Life

In downtown Columbia, each year a traffic box is painted into a beautiful piece of art. Battle  has been selected to decorate the traffic box on Walnut and 7th. Jody Spriggs received a called from the Cultural Affairs Office about painting a traffic box. The process for submitting designs is ve...

Get Involved!

Cheyenne Leasure, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Getting involved in school related activities is often suggested by teachers, parents, and other adults, but why is it so important? What long or short term benefits does it provide? One reason adults are pushing these activities onto students is because being involved in extracurricular activities ...

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