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COVID-19 cancels field trips and spring break plans

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 St. Louis Zoo field trip hosted by Rachel Tinsley was canceled due to the outbreak. Chuck Mille...

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) Department of Statistics determined that most students are largely uninvolved in politics. Jill...

Which test to take

Andrew Madsen, Reporter

February 21, 2020

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) are notorious for being two of the most important tests students have to take in order to get into colleges that they want. While they are essential for the college admission process, the two tests have some differences in scoring, ti...

BHS Seniors Compete At MWI Comp

Ian Melville, Reporter

February 21, 2020

For the second year in a row, a group of seniors traveled to Nevada, Missouri to compete at one of the top ten pipe welding schools in the nation, the Missouri Welding Institute (MWI). This is the tenth annual high school division Welding Competition held at MWI. Students from all over the nation went t...

Coats For All

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

February 21, 2020

When Battle opened, Dana Harris, counselor, created a “closet” where students could receive free coats, pants, food, shoes, and more. The program started out smaller than it is today, mainly to see if it was a program that would be helpful for students, now through the past year’s Battle’s st...

Required/Not Required

Required/Not Required

Colten Stone, Managing Editor

February 21, 2020

English, math, science, and social studies: These are the four subjects that students are required to take in order to graduate high school. If students are particularly interested in any of these four core subjects, students can take additional classes to learn more about the subject, specifically throu...

Juniors prepare for the ACT

Kenny Miller, Reporter

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 25, juniors will take one of the most important tests in their lives, the American College Testing (ACT). It is a big test for many because it can affect what colleges they can attend and what scholarships they can get. So what do students do to prepare themselves for the ACT? Some juniors,...

How much time do students spend on tik tok?

Kalea Baker, Reporter

February 21, 2020

TikTok became popular towards the end of 2019 and has stayed popular into 2020. Many high school students spend a large amount of time on this app and they describe it as being addictive.  The app has a lot of features that are appealing to teens. For example, users can watch videos that other peo...

Presko’s Last Semester

Dr. Presko will retire in 2020 after seven years as head principal of Battle. (Nathan Stever)

Nathan Stever, Reporter

February 21, 2020

Battle High School officially opened in 2013. For the past seven and a half school years, Kim  Presko has been at the helm as Battle’s first principal. This semester is her last semester, which will complete her eighth year as principal. She will be retiring at the end of this school year. Pre...

WWII takes a trip to the Holocaust Museum

Kenny Miller, Reporter

February 21, 2020

On Jan. 20, students in the World War II and the Twentieth Century (WW2) class got to see what they’ve been learning first hand when they visited the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis. “It puts everything in perspective. We talk about it in class but seeing it in person changes...

Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Marazul Bullard, Reporter

February 4, 2020

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and love is filling the air. Around this time, students feel pressure to give their significant other a gift for this holiday. Here are a few gift ideas for the ones you care for: Flowers - a classic demonstration to show you care. Just make sure they aren’t allergic first...

TOP Club

Marazul Bullard, Reporter

January 6, 2020

Battle offers an immense amount of extracurriculars for students including a wide variety of clubs. One of these many clubs is the Teen Outreach Program (TOP).  A group of adults from the Boone County Health Department teach teens how to deal with situations in everyday life such as communication skil...

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