The Spearhead

Seniors Rally Together at Annual Senior Tailgate

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

November 4, 2019

Senior year is known for many lasts. The last homecoming dance, the last first day, the last class assembly. Since 2017, it has become tradition that seniors rally together to celebrate their last football season at the senior class tailgate. This year, the class of 2020 saved that honor for their last...

Welding Changes Curriculum

Ian Melville, Reporter

October 28, 2019

Every day, third year welding students travel to the Columbia Area Career Center (CACC) to attend class. This year, there has been a change in curriculum to the class, to learn about welding pipe instead of learning to Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) weld. The industry where most welders are needed is the ...

ACT Your Way To Success

Haily Cook, Reporter

October 28, 2019

For decades, the American College Testing (ACT) is a standardized test used for college admissions. However, in recent months there has been a growing debate about whether the ACT is an accurate reflection of a student’s ability to perform well in college, along with whether a student should take t...

AP vs dual credit

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

October 28, 2019

Studies have shown Advanced Placement (AP) and dual credit classes are both an efficient way to earn college credit while students are still in high school. But which class is the best to take? The answer to this depends on students’ learning style.  While both of these classes can give student...

ACT To Implement New Changes

Leah Freeman, Reporter

October 28, 2019

In the United States, there are many requirements, skills, and scores that the average student needs to have to meet a college’s admissions requirements. One important test score that colleges require before admitting an applicant is the student’s American College Testing (ACT) score. The ACT ha...

Walk in other people’s shoes

Walk in other people’s shoes

Rachel Eaton, Reporter

October 28, 2019

People walk in groups around the calm of the park, talking about the ones they lost, the thoughts they had. They walk to stop the feeling of being alone. To prevent suicide. The annual Out of the Darkness Walk, ran by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), was held Oct. 20 at Stephens La...

M(ag)nificent day

M(ag)nificent day

Colten Stone, Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

On Oct. 17 students filled the A wing to see and pet animals at this year’s annual Ag Day.  Ag Day is an annual event that happens once a year, where the agricultural classes bring their animals for students to explore different aspects of agriculture. Students can come down during their lunch time...

From Screen to Reality

Aaron Melville, Copy Editor

October 25, 2019

Every year, the graphic design class taught by Sawyer Wade does projects to gain real world experience including meeting deadlines, communicating with clients, and creating the best possible design they can. But this year, students said there was one specific project that stood out not only to them but ...

It’s a Small World

October 25, 2019

“It’s a small world.” Some people don’t believe that saying, but it applies to 23-year-old Cameron Hawkins. Hawkins, a 2015 Battle High School graduate, has found his way back to Battle as a Special Education Aide after he developed a love for teaching.   Hawkins did not go to public school at first...

Fighting for change

Nicholas Myers, Web Editor

October 25, 2019

As the school year progresses and the temperatures drop, many people across the nation come together to raise awareness and advocate for change against a problem that impacts us all: climate change.  Global climate change strikes were carried out in the past weeks in places including Canada, New Yor...

Passport through the hallways

Passport through the hallways

Kenny Miller, Reporter

October 17, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, a committee of teachers, guidance counselors and administrators made a new policy involving planners. These planners will help students stay organized and help them keep track of important dates and times. However, students are concerned about what this new policy will...

Project lit

Jacob DeOrnellas, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Lynn Hagen started Project Lit at Battle after she joined the Project Lit community in 2016. She first introduced Project Lit to her AVID 10 class in 2107, but they didn’t commit to the club until after they read their first book, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. The  Project Lit community was f...

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