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Tips on Passing The Driver’s Test

Tips on Passing The Driver’s Test

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Student Life

As students are about to turn sixteen, one of the things they may think about is their driver’s test and passing it, so they get the freedom of driving on the roads individually. In the state of Missouri, teenagers that are sixteen can receive their intermediate license with the completion of the 40 h...

Halloween Psychology

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

October is commonly associated with the popular holiday Halloween. Activities such as trick-or-treating, eating candy, watching scary movies, and attending haunted houses are common for those who enjoy the scary holiday season. Contrary to those who enjoy these activities, a lot of people try to stay awa...

Five to Fall for Autumn Activities!

Five to Fall for Autumn Activities!

Kaylee Faddis, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Want to spice up your fall life and get ready for the holidays? Here are five things that will guarantee you are set for fall. 1. Piles and Piles - Relive some childhood memories by rolling around in fresh fall leaves in the brisk autumn weather. Simply grab a rake, and gather leaves into a big pile. E...

Students Gather for the Annual Zombie Defense League

Students Gather for the Annual Zombie Defense League

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Once a year, students in Zombie Defense League from around Columbia Public Schools gather together in the commons at Battle High School for the annual lock in. Although, Zombie Defense League hosts three lock in nights throughout the course of the school year, Battle only hosts one. This year, the event...

Students Attend Annual College Fair

Students Attend Annual College Fair

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Students filled the commons for the second annual College Fair. Over 30 institutions--  public, private, and technical-- attended the college fair to talk to students about college. Stephen’s College admission representative Carrie McKee stresses the importance of attending a college fair. “C...

Student Athletes in PE Classes

Student Athletes in PE Classes

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Student Life

In order to graduate high school, one physical education credit is required. Some students take physical education in summer school and some take it during the school year. Either way, two semesters are required. All students are required to do this, including student athletes, which can raise quest...

Outstanding Academic Profile: Adam Lake

Outstanding Academic Profile: Adam Lake

Adrian Maddox, Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Each year, 16,000 students qualify for the National Merit Scholarship through the PSAT by scoring in the top 1%. From the 16,000 qualifying students, 7,500 students are selected and receive $2,500 for each year they’re in college. As a semifinalist, Adam Lake is of the top 1%. Lake entered his senior...

Homecoming Dance

Homecoming Dance

Ema Higgins, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

This year Battle High School’s homecoming was on September 22nd. The theme was back to the 80’s and it was Battle’s 6th annual homecoming.   Sophomore Sierra Tripp has attended homecoming her freshman year, however this year marking her favorite of the two. “The best part of homecom...

Note Taking 101

Cheyenne Leasure, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Notes are a vital part of learning when it comes to school. In almost every class, students are often required, or expected to take some kind of notes to help them keep track of the information they are being taught. There are many ways to take notes, two of which include on paper or on computer, but th...

Things Face Mask Users Need to Know

Things Face Mask Users Need to Know

Lily Drage, Writer, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Acne is very common in America, as a matter of fact, about 60-70% of the population will get acne in their lifetime, according to Dr. Abidi of the Best Acne Treatment organization. While the statistics are staggering, the most shocking observation, made by dermatologist Yoram Harth, was that Americans...

Up for the Challenge

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

One of a student’s biggest decisions in school is choosing the classes they are going to take the next year. Students have the opportunity to take higher or lower classes which include AP, honors, or on-level. This is mostly a decision that is up to all students and allows them to make their own d...

School Safety

Ema Higgins, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

A few weeks ago there was a threat on social media made to Brunswick High School in Georgia. This raised concern for Battle High School, because the threat was made to “BHS” and some people thought that it was about Battle. Although it was not a threat to Battle High School, it brought up a lot of ...

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