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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 ...

Trump Campaigns in Columbia

Trump Campaigns in Columbia

Maddie Vessar, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

About 6 a.m. on Nov 1, many people lined up at the Columbia Regional Airport to see Donald J. Trump. In the first few hours of the day all of the parking was already taken. The organizers rushed to figure out more parking for the many thousands still coming. People came over Missouri and many from out...

Battle vs Fort Zumwalt North State Quarterfinal Preview!

Battle vs Fort Zumwalt North State Quarterfinal Preview!

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Its now in mid November, the district tournaments are now over and now in classes one-five for MSHSAA there are only eight teams remaining and only four in class six, the Spartans are one of eight teams remaining in class five as the 7-4 Spartans will face a pretty successful program in the 10-1 Fort Zumwal...

Battle vs Timberland District Championship Preview!

Battle vs Timberland District Championship Preview!

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

District Championship games at Battle are not given to the Spartans, they earn there chances and indeed they have as the 6-4 Spartans will hit the road against the 8-2 Timberland T-Wolves to try and win their fifth straight district championship. The Spartans are coming in after a 48-44 win over the 4-6 Wentzv...

How Midterm Electrons Could Impact The Youth

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Missouri residents can expect an increase in minimum wage within the next four years. Voters passed Proposition B, a measure placed on the 2018 Midterm ballot that will gradually increase minimum wage to $12.00 an hour by the year 2023. It will take effect starting Jan. 1, 2019. Currently, 20 stat...

Battle vs Holt District Semifinal Preview

Battle vs Holt District Semifinal Preview

Colten Stone, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Its Playoff time, well district playoff time and the 5-4 Spartans get the home field advantage against the 4-5 Wentzville Holt Indians. The Spartans are coming into this game after a bye week from the district quarterfinals, but coming off its 41-28 win two weeks ago in its final regular season aga...

Halloween Psychology

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

October is commonly associated with the popular holiday Halloween. Activities such as trick-or-treating, eating candy, watching scary movies, and attending haunted houses are common for those who enjoy the scary holiday season. Contrary to those who enjoy these activities, a lot of people try to stay awa...

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