Darkroom Records Hosts First Ever ‘Busk 4 Blues’ Competition

Aspiring artists meet every afternoon in a recording studio at Battle High School. This year, however, Darkroom Records, a free recording studio in Columbia Public Schools, is sending artists out of the recording studio and into the community. Darkroom Records introduced their first-ever ‘Busk 4 Blues’ competition. “The ‘Busk 4 Blues’ competition is a chance [...]

Aspiring Teachers Intern in Columbia Public Schools

Students in Columbia Public Schools are getting a head start on real-world experience within the teaching industry.  “Fresh out of college, you rarely have anything significant to say in a job interview. No one asks about your accounting class or what grade you got on a group project,” Kaitlyn Tradbucco, founder of Educents by CoLearn, [...]

The Last Rise

While the sun rose on August 15 just like any day, this sunrise had much significance for the class of 2020 and will be one they will remember for the rest of their lives. The senior sunrise, a new event hosted by the 2020 class officers, marked the start to the end of their high [...]

CPS Introduces New Online Schedule Pickup System

This year Columbia Public Schools (CPS) implemented a new schedule pick-up format. Unlike past years where students would come to school to pick up their schedules, all families needed was a computer and access to the internet.  CPS announced in May that students would receive their schedules online through the Family Portal. Families received a [...]

Minimum Wage Increase: How Midterm Elections Could Impact the Youth

Missouri residents can expect an increase in minimum wage within the next four years. Voters passed Proposition B, a measure placed on the 2018 Midterm ballot that will gradually increase minimum wage to $12.00 an hour by the year 2023. It will take effect starting Jan. 1, 2019. Currently, 20 states will raise their minimum [...]

Students Attend Annual College Fair

Students filled the commons for the second annual College Fair. Over 30 institutions–  public, private, and technical– attended the college fair to talk to students about college. Stephen’s College admission representative Carrie McKee stresses the importance of attending a college fair. “College fairs help students become more informed about their options after high school,” McKee [...]

Select Students Receive Outstanding Student Award

Students from Battle High School have been awarded “Outstanding Student”, the highest award students can receive at the Career Center. The award dates back 30 years ago when the Career Center dedicated time to celebrate students achievements at the end of the year, and today Outstanding Students are given more opportunities through this award. According [...]