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Finn Keith: A Journey Through Art

Aubrei Roland, Reporter February 12, 2021

The metallic scent of paint filled the room, partnered with the soft thud of paint brushes moving swiftly against the canvas. This is where Battle senior Finn Keith can be found, conjuring and transferring...

Students Help Out At DECA Food Drive

Students Help Out At DECA Food Drive

Rachel Eaton, Reporter December 22, 2020

On Dec 16th Columbia DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) collected food and money for the local Food Bank; they raised $955 and six boxes of food. They are only five dollars short of their goal.  “The...

Wellness Week activities

Wellness Week

A week to be mindful
Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter December 18, 2020

The global pandemic and the challenges of virtual school have been hard on everyone this year. To help alleviate some stress and anxiety, the Student Council is having a wellness week to help support anyone...

Asia Smith speaking at a protest.

Students attend BLM protests

Kamiah Kelly 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

Audrey Cornell 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...

Screenshot of Hannah Nandors youtube video

Lab Classes Continue In a Virtual Setting

Audrey Cornell 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

Makayla Voris 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...

Sarah Mosteller carries her luggage while traveling back from the Student Television Network convention.

Coronavirus impacts broadcasting students trip, forced to return

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief 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
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...

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration

Students reflect on their past and look forward to their future
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,...

Sunkha Kimhang watches a WW III TikTok on his phone.

“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...

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