The Spearhead

living in the Zero

April 8, 2019


Filed under Student Life

You walk through your daily grocery store, though there are many workers, you find the store to be under stocked and littered with trash. It becomes difficult to walk through the isles as the trash begins to pile up, deeper and deeper until you can barely breathe. This is the reality for many aquatic...

Dropping Courses

Ricardo Rodriguez, Editor

January 9, 2019


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As the semester comes near an end, students have the opportunity to drop a class and replace it with some options listed outside the guidance office. They can replace it with a study hall, physical education classes and other classes that may interest them. Senior, Kiessence Bassett decided to drop...

Graduation State Requirements

Ricardo Rodriguez, Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Student Life

In Columbia Public Schools, in order to graduate high school, you need 24 credits from different subjects. Some include several credits such as electives where you need 7.5, and others just need 1 credit or less such as personal finance, health, practical arts and fine arts. Although, it may just be...

Holiday Decorating

Ricardo Rodriguez, Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Student Life

As the holidays approach, and people start to buy gifts to put under the Christmas tree, setting up candles for Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. There is one thing that people do to be in the holiday spirit throughout the whole month of December and January, and that's the decorations. The lights, the greenery,...

Traveling for Lunch

Avery Lynn, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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Many students at school choose to spend their Spartan Time and lunch time, going out with friends to hang out or grab a bite to eat. Students have noticed that they have to rush, sometimes returning to school late, depending on each students individual situation. Spartan time allows for students who ar...

5 Ways to Study for Finals

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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School during the month of December is commonly associated with finals. Finals can cause a lot of stress for students. According to The Butler, about 31% of students say that finals are the biggest reason for why they have stress at school. It is important to try to reduce this as much as you can because...

TikTok on the Clock

Avery Lynn, Reporter

January 7, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Over the past few months, TikTok, has spread across the country and is used by students in our school. This downloadable app is a video sharing platform, that allows for users to create short videos for entertainment purposes. Many of the videos are designed by creators to be funny, aesthetic, and stu...

Driving with Discipline

Driving with Discipline

Kaylee Faddis, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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The ticket is squeezed between the wipers, big numbers illuminate from the paper as you get nearer and nearer. A parking ticket, a parking violation, and a citation. What do these have in common? They are all tickets, and they all cost money. If you drive safe, smart, and cautious, you don’t ever have...

Teenage Mental Health

Allison Collier, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Student Life

You’ve probably heard this before, but a teenager in America today is usually more stressed than the average 1950s asylum inmate. A variety of mental health disorders can be found in teens. Many are getting more attention in the media these days, like depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Some ment...

Students Rely on Permanent Substitute

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Student Life

Art teacher Sherri Parker recently had a baby, leaving her class in need of a permanent substitute. In this case, Carol Hall became the permanent substitute for Parker’s classes. This can cause difficulties and benefits not only for students who need to continue to learn without their teacher, but also...

Traffic Box Art

Traffic Box Art

Maddie Vessar, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase, Student Life

In downtown Columbia, each year a traffic box is painted into a beautiful piece of art. Battle  has been selected to decorate the traffic box on Walnut and 7th. Jody Spriggs received a called from the Cultural Affairs Office about painting a traffic box. The process for submitting designs is ve...

No-School November

Raven Atwood, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Student Life

There are so many days missed during the month of November. Two teacher work days, Thanksgiving break and an Election day. With six days missed, one may ask, what do the students do on their days off? Aaliyah Potes, sophomore , enjoys No-school November because, “It’s nice to have a break fr...

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