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Project LIT BHS

Project LIT BHS

Madalynn Owens, Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Gallery, Showcase, Student Life

AVID 10 welcomed author Nic Stone to Battle High School on Thursday, February 22 to talk about her book, Dear Martin. Many AVID 10 members took a leadership role with the help of AVID 10 teacher Lynn Hagen to organize and put on the 3 Project LIT book club meetings throughout the day....

Black History Assembly celebrates diversity

Adrian Maddox, Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

February is commonly known for its celebration of Black History Month, a month-long observance of achievements from African Americans throughout history. Annually, Battle hosts an assembly in the performing arts center where the choir, jazz band, and theater classes perform. This year there were two 30-min...

Nic Stone to visit for Project Lit Battle

Neila Bates, Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

On February 22, the author of Dear Martin, Nic Stone, will be joining the AVID 10 book club meetings to discuss Stones best selling novel . There will be two meetings: one at 8:30AM and another during Spartan Time. Stone is a new author on the scene and is receiving a lot of attention on social me...

Save the Juice

Save the Juice

Summer Evans

January 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

"Save the Juice" Tired of your go-to tool shutting off on you during the day? No one wants to deal with long knotted up chargers throughout the school day or spend time bothering others asking if their charger is on them. Whether or not you charge your laptop before you arrive at school, with the number ...

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...

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