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CYBA brings joy to Columbia’s youth

January 15, 2021

2020 has been a crazy year and that is safe to say. The pandemic has been the main topic of discussion for everyone and for good reason. Just one of the things that COVID has done is strip freedom away...

Alissa Simmons Continues Golf To College

December 13, 2020

Senior Alissa Simmons signed a letter of intent on Dec 7th to play golf for Central Methodist University. This honor doesn't happen to everyone- it takes hard work, persistence, and love for the sport. “It...

Brooke Anich and Her Involvment in B.E.P.A

October 30, 2020

Senior Brooke Anich has made big impacts in her own community as well as the world around her with her involvement in Environmental Protection Agency Club, which helps promote and spread information...

Cheyenne Leasure Profile Story

Cheyenne Leasure Profile Story
October 27, 2020

Cheyenne Leasure, senior, started karate when she was 12 years old and has been doing karate for 5 ½ years, during that time she has become a black belt candidate. Karate is an independent sport that...

QB Success Continues

New Quarterback Harrison Keller Takes Over
October 25, 2019

  Throughout the six-year tenure of the storied football program, the quarterback position has always been secured by great quarterbacks throughout the years, such as Brevinn Tyler, who is now...

It’s a Small World

After graduating, Cameron Hawkins is now a teacher
October 25, 2019

“It’s a small world.” Some people don’t believe that saying, but it applies to 23-year-old Cameron Hawkins. Hawkins, a 2015 Battle High School graduate, has found his way back to Battle as a Special...

Gabe Watkins-Mocumbi Acting Profile

April 24, 2019

Junior Gabe Watkins-Mocumbi has been acting since he was in 6th grade and is a respected actor within Battle. He was invited to The International Thespians Society Missouri Conference (ITS) which is a...

Art: To Be? or Not to Be?

Kathryn Hosey leans up against a blue swirly wall while smiling bright for the camera (Kaylee Faddis)
Painting her Future Bright: Kathryn Hosey
January 7, 2019

The strong smell of paint sticks to the air, while water is being stained by used brushes. The world between fantasy and reality is finally defined, and now we get to dive into the mind of one of their...

The Presko Project

Dr. Presko stands and smiles for the camera. (Kaylee Faddis)
Building up to Battle
November 23, 2018

     Early last October, Principal Dr. Kim Presko received the outstanding administrator award by the Missouri Council of Career and Technical Administrators (MCCTA). Presko was recognized for her...

Callie Brinkman Profile

Brinkman smiles for a picture.
October 29, 2018

Sophomore Callie Brinkman enjoys having a busy schedule but makes sure to save time for friends and family. Brinkman heavily participates in church, music, golf, and school. A busy schedule comes with...

Haily Cook Profile

Haily Cook Profile
October 29, 2018

While most seventh grade students were playing sports or spending time with friends, sophomore Haily Cook was working with her teacher to become a published author. 7th Grade Poetry (7GP) is a national...

Turning Pro

Photo provided by Cynthia Ricciotti
October 17, 2018

For some professional athletes, time management is something they may struggle with, especially if they are a student. That doesn’t seem to be the case for sophomore Cynthia Ricciotti though. Between...

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