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Rad Fads’ Homecoming

Rad Fads’ Homecoming

Hannah Dietzel, Writer

November 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

"Got bunz hun?" This year's homecoming was filled with bold jewelry, tight dresses and big hair. A bunch of new fashions were thrown into the air. There were no girls on that dance floor, just a bunch of fun looking ladies with attitude. No more puffy dresses and curly flowing tresses, instead they styled...

On Visiting Shanthi Mandir

On Visiting Shanthi Mandir

Paige Ellis, Writer

October 28, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

On Saturday the Classical Ideas and World Religions students took their lessons out of the classroom and into the real world. Accompanied by Hickman students, a few devoted participants spent their morning at Shanthi Mandir, our local Hindu center, which translates to, "peace temple." This community...

A Better Battlefront

A Better Battlefront

Drue Horton, Writer

October 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Battle's student section, known as "The Battle Front" has done a complete 180 in the name of pride and spirit. Football player Ian Gruen stated that "last year, we would look up and see everyone on their phones, not even paying attention," which didn't help motivate the players at all, but this year,...

Homecoming Queens

Homecoming Queens

Drue Horton, Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Student Life

Battle High has outdone themselves in picking a variety of girls that best represent the diversity of the school from athletes to academic talents. Running for queen, Lydia Delcourt and Kennede Coleman are both varsity volleyball players and known for being extremely outgoing. Lydia, a photography...

Rad Fads’ First Installment

Hannah Dietzel, Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

The evolution of clothing has changed so much these past few years. Remember when boot cut jeans used to be in style? Then everyone switched to skinny jeans and never looked back. Now-a-days you can't find a teenaged boy or girl wearing boot cut jeans. Something that did come back was All Star Converse:...

New Junior ACT Opportunities

Kyra Moss, Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under News, Student Life

In an attempt to improve our education system this coming April, all junior students will be required to take the ACT, a college readiness test. Students are tested in four different areas; reading, writing, mathematics, and science, and are given a score to reflect their knowledge on the subjects. The...

Dr. Gopal Visits the Classical Ideas and World Religions Class

Dr. Gopal Visits the Classical Ideas and World Religions Class

Paige Ellis, Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life

On Wednesday morning, engineering professor Dr. Vellare S. Gopalaratnam (Dr. Gopal) gave a lecture in Mr. Soden's Classical Ideas and World Religions class. Born and raised in India, his Hindu background and firsthand experience with cultures studied within the classroom gave the students a deeper personal...

B lunch scandal

Drue Horton, Writer

October 1, 2014


Filed under News, Student Life

Circling the halls throughout Battle is a story that's spreading like wildfire. The small number of students in B lunch, ranging from 260-325 students, are in an uproar over the news of their not so long lunch. Students who have A lunch are the lucky ones due to Spartan Time giving them an extra 30 minutes,...

# Taking Over

Clara Baldwin, Writer

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Hashtags: one of the hottest trends in the most recent years of the 2000's. Seems like everywhere you go and anything you use on media has these little trendy symbols. Hashtags are hard to explain to people who don't use social media. But even as an avid twitterer/instagramer, there are times when one...

Photographs from Call to Battle

Photographs from Call to Battle

Devin Smith, Editor

September 18, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Photographs by Amelia Bond and Drue Horton ...

Jump Start Day 2015

Jump Start Day 2015

Paige Ellis, Writer

September 13, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Starting our second year off with a kick, Battle took charge with the district-wide Jump Start Day. Held on August 18, the Monday before the official first day of school, freshman were advised to attend Jump Start Day to ease the stress of high school. The day started at the normal start time of 8:55, a pl...

Advice to 2015 Freshman

Stacy Christmas, Writer

September 13, 2014


Filed under Student Life

It's a new school for students from out of town, students from different districts, and, of course, students that are freshmen. Seniors were asked to answer some of the freshmen concerns and this is what they had to say. Freshmen, Gillian Stiles has one concern that many of us went through and has...

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