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Spartans Return from Winter Break

Spartans Return from Winter Break

Colten Stone, Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Battle High School students returned to school last week for the start of the second semester. Returning from break isn't always the easiest at first but it gives students the opportunity to do better than what they did in the previous semester. The new semester also shows difficulty in new schedules and...

Late Starts, Early Releases & Cancellations

Late Starts, Early Releases & Cancellations

Caden Elkthunder

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

It's winter in Missouri and the weather has caused school to start later or to end earlier. Late start days usually caused by weather like ice or road issues, the starting time for 1st block is 10:55 but all classes have different lengths and lunches start at different times, A Lunch at 12:05, B Lunc...

Battalion Warmups: Senior Summary

Summer Evans

December 20, 2017


Filed under A&E, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Battle show choir, commonly known as Battalion is ready to take the stage this competitive season. At this point in the year, the choral group is going through warm-ups. These intensive practices include learning choreography and music to create a musical experience. The environment of show choir is very i...

Should high school students have debit or credit cards?

Sandra Medina, Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

As cash becomes more obsolete in the age of technology, credit and debit cards are becoming the new norm. More and more teens are having the opportunity to have a debit or credit card. There are many positives and negatives to credit and debit cards, especially for teens under the age of 18. Many t...

5 Tips On How To Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

5 Tips On How To Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

Caden Elkthunder

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

With winter approaching the temperature has dropped almost out of nowhere and been from 40-55 these past weeks getting colder and colder. Here are 5 tips that may help you out for this season.   Don't assume As we know Missouri particularly Columbia has very bipolar weather and doesn't seem to have a pattern...

2nd Semester Schedule Changes

Liam Barry, Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

On Monday, November 27, students may pick up a form to drop or add a class from the counseling department. The students are responsible for getting the needed signatures from a parent/guardian, the outgoing teacher and the incoming teacher. If a student is trying to drop an AP class there is an additiona...

Where’s The Best Place to Get Service at School?

Where’s The Best Place to Get Service at School?

Adrian Maddox, Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As I finish writing my text to my mom, I press the green send button. The little send line shoots past my screen but stops at the last centimeter. It unfortunately never sends and I’m given a “message failure” notice. No matter where I go throughout the school, I can’t seem to send a single message....

Science Has Students in Stitches

Science Has Students in Stitches

Caden Elkthunder, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Science Club held their second monthly meeting on October 24 after school, in F110. Around 35 students showed up to participate in the activities during this meeting. Students were taught how to properly stitch and suture wounds. They practiced with strings, scissors, and tape then moved on to stitc...

Senior Year Must Dos

Sandra Medina, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Student Life

May might seem like months away, but graduation is closer than it seems.Your last days of high school are coming up quick, you might look back and remember all the friends who have come and gone, or the freshmen relationships you might regret. You might even already have plans for the rest of the year ...

Top Halloween Movies

Summer Evans, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Get in the mood for Halloween festivities this weekend by kicking back and watching some great not-so-classic Halloween movies. Final Destination - This film is centered around a story of inevitable death. Alex Browning (Devon Sawa), a student, has a premonition of the plane he is taking to Franc...

Senior Year Preparations 

Senior Year Preparations 

Sandra Medina, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

With December just around the corner, seniors might start to get a little overwhelmed with their busy class schedules and applying for colleges and scholarships. Something most seniors haven't been taking advantage of the past few years are scholarships. Amelia Howser, guidance counselor for last...

DIY at Battle High

Neila Bates, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Halloween is right around the corner and many high school students face the problem of finding a budget friendly but fun Halloween costume to celebrate the festivities in. What can you do? The answer is simple…..DIY!!! With apps like Pinterest and social media in general the options for homemade hallow...

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