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Community volunteers gather wearing Santa hats.
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Santa’s helpers

November 23, 2019

Winter is an important time of the year for many Bobcats. Some members of the Battlefield community celebrate holidays, others are on the lookout for upcoming winter sports, and other Bobcats are in it for...

The Student Den at the Gold Out game, supporting the kids and the DECA cause.  Photo via Mrs. Murphy.

DECA Domination

October 23, 2019

DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is facing some changes this year as its president, Ashley Hansen, is finding every possible way to make the club even more successful than in years past. ...

Kaitlyn Breton holding a picture of an animated alien.
Photo courtesy of private collection

The raid on Area 51

October 21, 2019

An event was posted on Facebook to storm Area 51 on September 20 and catch aliens. After being posted, the event went viral on all platforms of social media, hashtags relating to the raid were trending on Tw...

Protestors in Hamburg, Germany on March 1, 2019 marching for climate change regulation
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The rise of teenage protesters

October 21, 2019

Every day, students across the world support causes that seek to improve their local communities. Whether by volunteering, donating supplies, or even just speaking out, small actions of students can m...

Vegan wraps at P.F Changs
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Plants to save the planet

October 15, 2019

It is not a secret that Americans love and cherish their meat. It is quite normal for all of their meals to have some kind of meat incorporated, making it a staple food in their diet. Meat eaters expr...

Students getting their phone taken away.
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Battlefield’s new phone restrictions

September 26, 2019

As the new school year is starting to kick in to gear, Battlefield is making big changes regarding phone use in the school. In late August, Mr. Fererra, the school principal, writes in an email sent out to ...

Battlefield High School logo. Photo courtesy Battlefield High School.

Electives at Battlefield

September 24, 2019

There are many electives offered here at Battlefield. These electives rang from different music electives, Journalism, Creative Writing, Yearbook, a new Culinary class, and so much more. With the vari...

The girl’s VSA team practices on the new wood chips at James Long Park.
Photo by Ashley Donohoe

Long Park’s new makeover

September 20, 2019

James Long Park has been a staple of the Haymarket area for decades, providing the local area with the opportunity to develop a high-level soccer club. This club, known as the Virginia Soccer Associat...

iPhone laying on desk

Apple vs. Android

April 28, 2019

If a student had a choice between an Android or Apple phone, it is easy to say they would choose Apple, even though they do not even necessarily know what having an Android is like. No matter how cool or ...

Billie Eilish performing with her brother Finneas

Billie Eilish’s debut album

April 28, 2019

Billie Eilish, a seventeen year old musician, released her second album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? on March 29. Billie works in collaboration with her twenty-one year old brother, Finneas O...

Photo of journalism magazine and 2017 yearbook, both created by the students in those electives. Photo courtesy of Madison Thorpe.

Elective courses

February 25, 2019

As the underclassman plan out their schedules for next year, a fun component of scheduling is choosing electives! When it comes to choosing electives there may be difficulties due to not knowing what exactly...

The Battlefield Girls Soccer Team in a group huddle before their game against Patriot. Photo by Bill Kamenjar via InsideNOVA.

Can more practice make athletes worse?

February 25, 2019

One of Battlefield’s claims-to-fame is their wildly successful high school sports teams, with a variety of both the boys and girls teams reaching the state level. Behind these teams, however, are the s...

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