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Bringing a Fictional Sport to Life

Allison Collier, Reporter

May 14, 2019

Quidditch is a sport from the popular book and movie series Harry Potter. Harry Potter himself, along with many of his friends, are a part of the school Quidditch team in the book, and Quidditch matches serve as key plot points multiple times. In the book, Quidditch is played on flying broomsticks with with...

Model UN Conference

Connor Parrish, Reporter

May 14, 2019

On April 3, Model United Nations (UN) club members went to Johns County Community College (JCCC) in Kansas City, Missouri, to participate in a Model UN conference. Model UN is a club where students research world issues and stances by the countries and try to come to a solution that benefits each coun...

Ways to Give Back to the Community

Jocelyn Calhoun, Reporter

May 14, 2019

With summer break quickly approaching, you may be looking for things to do for the three months school is not in session. Here are some fun things to do that also help the Columbia community! Volunteer at an event, like Art in the Park Art in the Park is an annual event held at Stephen’s Lake on June 1...

Upcoming Finals

Jocelyn Calhoun, Reporter

May 14, 2019

With the approaching stress of finals, students have different ways of preparing. Each year, some students struggle to find the best studying methods for them. For some, that may mean taking notes and reviewing them, while for others, taking a break is the best way to prepare. Some students thin...

Pre-Prom

Lily Drage, Reporter, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 14, 2019

Student Council has created this year’s prom around the idea of “golden hour,” the time period of sunset, as the most sought after lighting for a photo. While the golden hour describes the lighting, 2019’s prom theme “Golden Aura” illustrates the other aspects of a seemingly picture-perfect ...

Working in High School

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

May 13, 2019

Many teenagers have jobs while they are in high school, for a variety of different reasons. Some teens have jobs because they want extra spending money while others have jobs because they have no other choice, due to living circumstances. According to Child Trends, twenty percent of high school students...

Chemistry Energy Project

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

May 13, 2019

Students in chemistry were assigned a project that involves studying different energy sources. Every student was in a group of two to three and students could choose from solar, wind, coal, oil, natural gas, biomass, nuclear, geothermal, and hydropower. Students were then given three class periods to fi...

Netflix Recommendations

Jocelyn Calhoun, Reporter

May 13, 2019

With the upcoming stress of finals and EOC’s, it can be hard to find time to take much needed breaks. For many, watching tv or movies is a time to relax and have some fun. Here are seven shows that will ensure that you enjoy your time off from schoolwork. On My Block On My Block is a show ab...

Top 5 Places to Visit in The United States

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Whether going on a vacation with family, friends, or alone, there are a lot of different and unique places to go that will fit all types of interests interests well. The United States offers a variety of different destinations including beaches, mountains, national parks, and big cities. Therefore, deci...

Mizzou Biology Research

Maddie Vessar, Reporter

April 22, 2019

Sophomore biology students have started a new way to learn. Battle biology teachers have been working with Mizzou researchers Laura Zangori and Patricia Friedrichsen on a new way, to teach students about biology by using current events to teach certain stuff such as homeostasis (an equilibrium mai...

Blue and Gold Card Opinions

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

April 22, 2019

Soon after IPRs are given to students, blue and gold cards are given to students who meet the qualifications. In order to receive a blue card, students must have no D’s or F’s, no more than one referral, no more than two tardies, no unexcused absences or truancies, and 90 percent attendance, whereas...

living in the Zero

April 8, 2019

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...

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