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These Bells They Are A-Changin’

These Bells They Are A-Changin’

Hayden Elder, Awesome Purveyor of All Things Newsy

February 11, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Just getting used to the extra five minutes in Spartan Time? Disappointed because you don't get to enjoy that extra five minutes because you have a Career Center Class? Well get ready because the bell schedule is changing again. On February 22, 2016, the school day will be shortened by five minutes ...

A Sampling of Sushi

A Sampling of Sushi

Hayden Elder, Online Editor

February 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Living in Columbia we have the unique opportunity to get a taste of other cultures' cuisines. People from all over the world have set up shop around the city, offering everything from Polish pierogis to Indian curry. Recently, I had the opportunity to taste two of the best Japanese (specifically sus...

One and Done: Are One to One Programs Worth It?

One and Done: Are One to One Programs Worth It?

Hayden Elder, Online Editor

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Today, technology is a part of our lives like never before. We wake up to our phone's alarm, we find our way to new locations with the built-in GPS, and we monitor every step with a Fitbit. Every waking moment technology is occupying our time. With this new surge of connectivity, the next logical step would be ...

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

Hayden Elder, Online Editor

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

  Winter is a car's worst nightmare. The sub-freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on many key mechanical parts, snow and ice turn the tires into an ice skating rink, and the salt put onto roads does its best to rip holes into the exterior of the car. Winter isn't kind to cars or people, most ev...

A+ Gives Students a Way to College

A+ Gives Students a Way to College

Hannah Dietzel, Yearbook Editor

October 14, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The A+ program was started to keep high school students motivated to pursue higher education while they're attending school. If students stay on track they earn a major reward- two free years of college. Students have to meet several strict requirements before they can get credit. To stay involve...

Rad Fads: Fall Fashion 2015

Natalie Tiffany

October 12, 2015


Filed under Student Life

Fall Fashion changes with the leaves, and this year has been no exception. New York Fashion week kicked off the month of September, followed by London, Milan, and Paris. Fashion week hosted a number of famous names including Diane von Furstenberg, Givenchy, Kanye West, and Versace. Some common tr...

Tardy Sweeps Clean Up Battle High

Tardy Sweeps Clean Up Battle High

Madalynn Owens, Writer

October 2, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Nervous freshmen filled the classrooms of Battle High School for the first Spartan Time of the year. Freshmen, and many other students, were shocked at the strict new policies from administration. Among the most controversial of these new policies are the Spartan 300 Challenge and the Tardy Sweeps immediatel...

Rad Fads: Summer Sensations

Hannah Dietzel, Yearbook Editor

September 21, 2015


Filed under Student Life

Before school let out last year I wrote a story about the upcoming summer fashions. I predicted that fringe and crochet tops will take the summer by storm. They did, but I was highly surprised and impressed when I saw what else people were doing with their looks this summer. The 70's style came back with h...

The Halls Are Alive With the Sound of Music

The Halls Are Alive With the Sound of Music

Noah Doolady

September 15, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Last Friday, Battle started what students hope to become a long tradition of musical Fridays. Students rushed to the commons with excitement for something more than the usual Bosco Sticks. When I heard the faint, yet unmistakable beat of Silento's Watch Me, I knew something was up. Heading towards the commons...

Rad Fads’ Summer Edition

Hannah Dietzel, Writer

April 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

I've seen a great change this year when it comes to young ladies stepping it up into a women's heel. Even fourteen year olds are getting the hint these days by not tying their over large tee's with a scrunchie to make it look tighter. People are sticking with a more modern, classy look. Follow these...

College Caf : Collegiate Questions

Chase Lampkin, Writer

April 6, 2015


Filed under Student Life

Seniors may act nonchalant, but when the subject of college is brought up, you can sense a bit of fear in them. Now we have an advice column devoted to making college dreams a reality! Questions run rampant through the minds of the upperclassmen when they start to the think of the future; "Will I...

Rad Fads’ Halloween Coverage

Hannah Dietzel, Writer

November 17, 2014


Filed under Student Life

Deciding on what to be for Halloween is almost impossible. There are just so many things to figure out. And a whole lot of planning to do too. Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year; it's where you can be anything you want for an entire night. The candy is always a plus too, with the Butterfingers,...

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