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First Day Jitters

First Day Jitters

Madalynn Owens, Yearbook Editor

August 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Before Finals Are Final

Before Finals Are Final

Rachel Godbey, Punny Journalist

May 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Some may say that life goes by in a flash, but when it comes to finals the only thing that's going fast is the clock ticking down the time you have left to write an outrageous essay. It's not your fault that you completely forgot to study for. One clock that is ticking down is the clock that sits in ...

An Overview of Battle Corps

An Overview of Battle Corps

Marc Chauvin, Wizard Journalist

May 2, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

Is someone in need? Call Battle Corps to the rescue. They organized and ran six projects ranging from Homeless Hygiene Operation all the way to cleaning up the sides of Columbia's roads. What is Battle Corps? Battle Corps was started in the first year of Battle High Schools opening in 2013. Kaiya...

Learning to Let Go: Jai Guru Deva Om brings relaxation and mindfulness to Battle

Learning to Let Go: Jai Guru Deva Om brings relaxation and mindfulness to Battle

Emily Adams, Newspaper Editor

April 29, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Senior Leslie Ramirez, like most students, was hit hard this semester by the stress of life. One day, as she was sitting in Mr. Soden's world religion class, she heard the song "Across the Universe" by the Beatles and found inspiration for a novel idea. In October she began the painstaking process of ma...

Battle Community Celebrates History

Battle Community Celebrates History

Madalynn Owens, Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

On Friday, February 5, Battle High School embarked upon a legendary first. As a kick off for Black History Month students put together an assembly to celebrate Dr. Muriel Battle, the school's namesake. Fourth block teachers took their students to the cultural celebration assembly in the Performance ...

Senior Timeline

Miranda Mattingley, Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

Attention Seniors!! The end of the year is coming sooner than you think. Aside from prom and graduation there are a multitude of senior events that you must attend. The dates of these events are not set in stone as teachers and students are still in the planning process. Mandatory Class Meetings:...

Freedom Walk for Human Trafficking Awareness

Freedom Walk for Human Trafficking Awareness

Marc Chauvin, Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The Average age of a modern day slave is 12. Human Trafficking is modern day slavery and it pulls in over 150 billion per year. 27 million slaves on earth, what can be done to help? Anica Contreras got interested in this when she went to a conference. While she was at the conference her eyes were...

TEDx Recap

TEDx Recap

Adrian Maddox, Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

April 22nd Battle High School held a successful TEDx event in the school's performing arts center. The event started at 9:00 with the superintendent of Columbia public schools, with the topic of "La��Dor Va Dor: From Generation to Generation." First hour held much variety in the talks, from self...

2016 Annual Battle of The Bands

2016 Annual Battle of The Bands

Roxy Garcia, Funky Journalist

April 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The annual Academy of Rock-Battle of the Bands event is coming up next Monday, May 2. There will be around eight bands competing with three judges and an audience of friends, family, and community members.The event will take place at a local venue, The Bridge located downtown at 7:00pm. There will be...

Senior Activities: Good or Bad?

Senior Activities: Good or Bad?

Ross Terry

April 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

With graduation less than a month away, the excitement is rising. Seniors are making the final push to raise their grades and prepare for finals. Among all this, Battle High School has some activities planned for the seniors. On May 19th, the Senior Picnic is being held at Stephens Lake Park. Starting...

A Snapshot of Photography

A Snapshot of Photography

Marc Chauvin, Wizard Journalist

April 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Art is a transformative way to express yourself. Photography is a form of art that transforms your artistic style, it transforms how you see and perceive the world. Battle High School has a really successful photography program. Students have won awards through the teachings they have gotten from...

Taking a Break, a Spring Break

Taking a Break, a Spring Break

Hayden Elder, Online Editor

March 25, 2016


Filed under Student Life

When the ground is blanketed in snow and the sun is habitually cloaked by the thick, grey clouds of winter, students tend to lose hope that Spring will ever make an appearance. Luckily, 2016 decided to warm up quickly: 60 and 70 degrees in February? Talk about global warminga�� In addition to the weather, sch...

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