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5 Tips On How To Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

5 Tips On How To Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

Caden Elkthunder

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

With winter approaching the temperature has dropped almost out of nowhere and been from 40-55 these past weeks getting colder and colder. Here are 5 tips that may help you out for this season.   Don't assume As we know Missouri particularly Columbia has very bipolar weather and doesn't seem to have a pattern...

2nd Semester Schedule Changes

Liam Barry, Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

On Monday, November 27, students may pick up a form to drop or add a class from the counseling department. The students are responsible for getting the needed signatures from a parent/guardian, the outgoing teacher and the incoming teacher. If a student is trying to drop an AP class there is an additiona...

Where’s The Best Place to Get Service at School?

Where’s The Best Place to Get Service at School?

Adrian Maddox, Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As I finish writing my text to my mom, I press the green send button. The little send line shoots past my screen but stops at the last centimeter. It unfortunately never sends and I'm given a "message failure" notice. No matter where I go throughout the school, I can't seem to send a single message....

Science Has Students in Stitches

Science Has Students in Stitches

Caden Elkthunder, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Science Club held their second monthly meeting on October 24 after school, in F110. Around 35 students showed up to participate in the activities during this meeting. Students were taught how to properly stitch and suture wounds. They practiced with strings, scissors, and tape then moved on to stitc...

Senior Year Must Dos

Sandra Medina, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Student Life

May might seem like months away, but graduation is closer than it seems.Your last days of high school are coming up quick, you might look back and remember all the friends who have come and gone, or the freshmen relationships you might regret. You might even already have plans for the rest of the year ...

Top Halloween Movies

Summer Evans, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Get in the mood for Halloween festivities this weekend by kicking back and watching some great not-so-classic Halloween movies. Final Destination - This film is centered around a story of inevitable death. Alex Browning (Devon Sawa), a student, has a premonition of the plane he is taking to Franc...

Senior Year Preparations

Senior Year Preparations

Sandra Medina, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

With December just around the corner, seniors might start to get a little overwhelmed with their busy class schedules and applying for colleges and scholarships. Something most seniors haven't been taking advantage of the past few years are scholarships. Amelia Howser, guidance counselor for last...

DIY at Battle High

Neila Bates, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Halloween is right around the corner and many high school students face the problem of finding a budget friendly but fun Halloween costume to celebrate the festivities in. What can you do? The answer is simplea��..DIY!!! With apps like Pinterest and social media in general the options for homemad...

Parking Lot Woes

Adrian Maddox, Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

As another school year slips through our fingers and students become more comfortable with the school's campus, the parking lot gets dirtier and dirtier. Though there are police who watch the parking lot for most of the day, we are still facing issues ranging from littering to actual damage to our cars. T...

A Useful Intervention

A Useful Intervention

Colten Stone, Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Spartan Time is a time for kids to either just enjoy thirty minutes of free time, or go to their classes to do their work and learn concepts that they really are struggling on and need help. Some students have a hard time with finding engaging or beneficial things to do during this time period. Students...

Solar Eclipse Look Back

Solar Eclipse Look Back

Summer Evans, Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Students gathered their beach towels and blankets to lounge on the sports fields while waiting for the eclipse. The eclipse brought lots of clout to Columbia, Missouri and put it on the map for the recent while. Eclipse merchandise and solar glasses quickly sold nationwide for the once in a lifetime...

Is There An App For That?

Is There An App For That?

Adrian Maddox, Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Upon the opening of Battle High School's fifth school year, students were welcomed with a new type of assigned technology. From past years, the media center supplied students with an iPad, but switched to Dell Laptops for the 2017-2018 school year. Students had mixed reactions from coming from middle...

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