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Rachel Eaton, Reporter January 29, 2021

What is BEPA? You may ask, BEPA stands for Battle Environmental Protection Agency, the club was started last year by current president of the club Asia Smith, senior. Smith  and other members continue...

What Students Think About Going Back To School

Rachel Eaton, Reporter January 28, 2021

On Jan. 19 students and faculty of Columbia Public Schools went back to school in  in-seat learning.   Middle school and high school will attend school for this second semester in hybrid form. This...

How college admissions and test scores are changing due to the pandemic

Makayla Voris January 13, 2021

Although the pandemic has brought uncertainty on everyone, high-school seniors are catching the brunt of its effects. For almost three months, testing sites around the country were closed due to COVID-19,...

December movie suggestions

Makayla Voris December 18, 2020

The month of December marks excitement for millions around the world. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or just enjoy the festive season. There is one thing that can be counted on: movie companies...

How Speech and Debate is coping with COVID-19

Makayla Voris December 16, 2020

COVID-19 has proved to be a trying obstacle for many clubs and teams. In the interest of keeping club members and audiences safe, the Speech and Debate Team has had to move almost completely online. It...

Alissa Simmons Continues Golf To College

Rachel Eaton and Makayla Voris December 13, 2020

Senior Alissa Simmons signed a letter of intent on Dec 7th to play golf for Central Methodist University. This honor doesn't happen to everyone- it takes hard work, persistence, and love for the sport. “It...

Thanksgiving during Global Pandemic

How covid-19 had an effect on the holidays
Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter November 30, 2020

As the whole world faces rough times during a global pandemic, with at least 13 million confirmed covid cases in the US alone, Thanksgiving still goes on. Whether you celebrate it alone, with family, friends,...

Favorite Thanksgiving Food

Rachel Eaton, Reporter November 30, 2020

It’s that time of year- the turkey is in the oven, the pies are cooling on the counter, those fantastic mashed potatoes are steaming from the bowl, and the rolls are piping hot. That's right, it’s...

Seniors vote in presidential election

Rachel Eaton, Reporter November 16, 2020

This year marked an emotionally charged presidential election during a critical time in our country's history that motivated many to vote, including high school seniors.  Seniors that were eligible...

In-Person Elementary School- How it was going and what’s happening now

Makayla Voris November 16, 2020

On October 5, the CPS Board of Education voted that elementary students from pre-K to fifth grade would go back to school on October 19. Precautionary measures including mask-wearing and social distancing...

COVID-19 cancels field trips and spring break plans

The novel Coronavirus is affecting multiple aspects of school.
Aaron Melville, Copy Editor March 18, 2020

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) many people’s field trips and spring break plans are being canceled due to how widespread the disease is and how easy it is to transmit.  The biannual...

Should kids be involved in politics

Rachel Eaton, Reporter February 25, 2020

As the need for students to get involved in politics increases, recent studies show that minors are participating less in politics. A study conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)...

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