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eSports scholarships

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

December 12, 2019

In the 21st century, it seems that almost anything is possible. But did you think that you could receive a scholarship for playing video games?  Scholarships have been around for as long as we know it, but are typically geared towards merit, athletics or based on need. Today, this isn’t the cas...

Preparing for finals week: Study strategies

Kalea Baker, Reporter

December 10, 2019

Finals are right around the corner and many students are looking for ways to begin preparing for finals to finish out this semester strong. Here is a list of strategies that students may use to  prepare for finals: Start early  When you start early you can study small amounts of material at a time and add a littl...

Biology teaching about vaping

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

December 10, 2019

As the issue of vaping starts to rise, biology teachers around the school have come up with ways to teach students about the dangers and effects while also keeping the main lessons of the course at the forefront. In biology, during the Homeostasis and Cell Membrane unit, teachers link objectives to va...

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,...

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...

Poll Up to Vote

Poll Up to Vote

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

December 10, 2019

The real incentive for casting your vote in local elections? The free sticker. Columbia Public Schools (CPS) students had the chance to design their own “I Voted” sticker, one of which would be chosen to be the featured design on the 2020 Boone County voting stickers. Out of over 130 contestants, tw...

Students Look to be Fluent

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor

December 10, 2019

Learning and being literate in a second language has been proven to help students get a leg up in life. A program called Seal of Biliteracy (SB) has recently been adapted by the state of Missouri in order to reward students that have proven themselves to be biliterate in school. At Battle, hundreds ...

Holiday Travels

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

December 10, 2019

With the holidays in full swing, people are travelling all over the country to visit family and friends. Since Columbia has a large population of people from out of state and outside of the country, it’s possible that you know somebody who is going out of town for the holidays. Some of the most c...

Time to make a choice

Nic Myers, Web Editor

December 10, 2019

After a lengthy fall semester and applying to several schools, the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) seniors are beginning to narrow down their decisions in hopes of picking the best school for them. During the last portion of first semester, many colleges and universities require studen...

Zoology Dissections

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

November 26, 2019

The practice of cutting animals open to see and understand them better is something practiced and seen in schools all around the world. But why exactly do we need to do it and what exactly is it like?  Dissection is the act of cutting into a dead animal to understand its anatomy. It can be done t...

Prep for the End

Jacob DeOrnellas, Reporter

November 19, 2019

With only a month left in the first semester, finals are quickly approaching. The question is, how are finals affecting the minds and effort of students? Susie Adams, U.S. history teacher, stated  what she has noticed in her classes throughout the first semester. “I always see a decrease in student e...

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