The Spearhead

Final Germany Meeting of the Year

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

May 14, 2019


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The final travel meeting for students going on this year’s Educational Tours (EF) trip was held on May 2 at 6 p.m. Travelers and their parents were invited to play a game, Secret Hitler, at 5 p.m before the official meeting started. The meeting was held in its usual location, one of the group lea...

Prom Extras

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

May 14, 2019


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After weeks of long discussion the prom theme was officially decided:  “Golden Aura”. The Prom committee planned and set up the event using flowers, greenery, touches of gold, and sunset colors. Prom was held at Peachtree on April 27 from 8-11pm. The event was full of dancing, singing, and laughi...

Ways to Give Back to the Community

Jocelyn Calhoun, Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

With summer break quickly approaching, you may be looking for things to do for the three months school is not in session. Here are some fun things to do that also help the Columbia community! Volunteer at an event, like Art in the Park Art in the Park is an annual event held at Stephen’s Lake on June 1...

Breathalyzers at Prom

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

May 14, 2019


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Last year, Rock Bridge High School introduced a new policy in an effort to minimize underage drinking at the biggest dance of the year, prom. According to a Kansas City Star article, students showed up to the event inebriated and Rock Bridge’s student council decided that breathalyzers would minimi...

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The sound of welcome. It is a sound reconstructed time and time again as the world continues its search for an answer to reoccurring issues of inequality and the loss of hope. For years music and poetry have been utilized as mediums for such curiosity. But for many the sound of welcome was found in t...

The School Newspaper

Alissa Perkins, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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A widespread belief has been circling around that the journalism profession is dying. However, according to The Washington Post, “journalism isn’t dying, it’s just changing in ominous ways.” People don’t read newspapers everyday, in 1990 there were 1.28 million media types and in 2016 there...

Spooky Mix

Ema Higgins, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Uncategorized

If you love fall, this is a treat for you. Don’t eat boring chex mix all year long, eat spooky mix. Spooky mix is basically a mix of treats that remind me of fall.   Ingredients: 1 cup of candy corn 2 cups of corn chex cereal 1 cup of life cereal cinnamon 1 cup of sweet chocolate chips 1 ...

Fun Things to do on Halloween

Raven Atwood, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

There are so many fun things to do in the month of October, leading up to Halloween. Most enjoy the changing weather, the leaves changing in color, and the kids running around in costumes. One may ask, what are we going to do? There are so many alternate things that we may do to fill in for trick-or-...

Homecoming Dance

Homecoming Dance

Ema Higgins, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

This year Battle High School’s homecoming was on September 22nd. The theme was back to the 80’s and it was Battle’s 6th annual homecoming.   Sophomore Sierra Tripp has attended homecoming her freshman year, however this year marking her favorite of the two. “The best part of homecom...

Kaitlyn Bailey

Kaitlyn Bailey

September 27, 2018


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Kaitlyn Bailey is a junior at Battle High School. For the last two years, she has been a staff member for her schools, yearbook, newspaper and magazine. She is the junior editor-in-chief, as well as a reporter for CPS360, her district’s broadcast TV program. In addition to journalism, she takes...

Model UN

Lily Drage

April 27, 2018


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You may have seen groups like Battle’s Model UN in many movies and shows. Similar to the actual United Nations, Model UN enlightens group members about popular political issues and the contributions to them from foreign nations.  “I guess when you learn that we simulate the real United Nations a...

Late Starts, Early Releases & Cancellations

Late Starts, Early Releases & Cancellations

Caden Elkthunder

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

It's winter in Missouri and the weather has caused school to start later or to end earlier. Late start days usually caused by weather like ice or road issues, the starting time for 1st block is 10:55 but all classes have different lengths and lunches start at different times, A Lunch at 12:05, B Lunc...

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