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Competing for the win

Competing for the win

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

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 will be held at the Sidney Larson Gallery in Brown Hall on the Columbia College campus. The Visua...

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

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, originally scheduled for Feb. 4, was due to inclement weather. The program will begin at 6:30 PM...

“World War III” TikToks, Explained

“World War III” TikToks, Explained

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

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 memes and TikTok among the younger generation. Here is a list of popular TikTok trends related to the mi...

Required/Not Required

Required/Not Required

Colten Stone, Managing Editor

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 core subjects, students can take additional classes to learn more about the subject, specifically throu...

Norm Stewart Girl’s Classic

Norm Stewart Girl’s Classic

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

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 High School, at the annual Norm Stweart classic. The game started out as a  neck and neck battle between the tea...

Polishing Off Football

Polishing Off Football

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

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 in the Class Five District Four title game on Nov. 15. This season had a head coach change in first...

FBLA Vends its time

FBLA Vends its time

Kenny Miller, Reporter

December 10, 2019

On Dec. 7, members of the Battle community came out to support the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) vendor fair. The fair has been put on for many years around Christmas time and allows people to shop for last minute gifts during the holidays. Among the vendors, people can buy health care items,...

Battle falls short in Norm Stewart Classic

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

December 10, 2019

On Saturday night the boy’s basketball team played in front of a rowdy crowd at Mizzou Arena against Raytown South. This was the first time the Norm Stewart Classic was held at Mizzou Arena, as it was formerly held at Columbia College.  The Norm Stewart Classic lets teams see how they shape up agains...

Magee Agrees

Magee Agrees

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

After a long day at school on Nov. 21, the football, girls basketball, track, girls swim and dive team and close friends and family came out to see Paige Magee sign her letter of intent to continue her athletic and educational journey at the University of Iowa. Magee had three official visits, which ended...

Journalism heads to the White House

Journalism heads to the White House

Kenny Miller, Reporter

December 10, 2019

On Wed., Nov. 20, high school students around the world traveled to Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.) to experience a whole new world of Journalism. On the trip students got to visit famous landmarks, memorials and museums in Washington, D.C. The students also got to go to a convention where they...

Countdown to the holidays calendar

Countdown to the holidays calendar

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2019

Once Thanksgiving rolls by, children and adults are ready to celebrate the holidays. The holidays are known for family time, giving, and celebrating the new year, and children across the country are excited for what is to come within the coming weeks. Here is a countdown to the holidays with fun activi...

Tarzan Musical

Tarzan Musical

Colten Stone, Managing Editor

November 25, 2019

On Nov. 8, the music department presented to a packed crowd their musical, Tarzan, inspired by the Disney movie. Tarzan is a story on how a child is left in an African jungle and is raised by the Mangani great apes, only for him to find out his civilization and for him to reject it and to continue li...

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