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 [...]

Breaking Boundaries: One Line at a Time

Columbia Public Schools reached a conclusion on new boundary lines that will increase the population of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch at both Battle and Hickman, while decreasing the population of students who qualify at Rock Bridge. Battle will increase from 54% to 55%, with Rock Bridge’s population will drop from 22.5% [...]