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Fighting for Australia

Fighting for Australia

January 27, 2020

Over 100 wildfires have devastated the Australian territories of Queensland and New South Wales this year; fires that began in September continued to burn into the new year, turning hundreds of miles of...

Students pay $30,000 tuition to receive online math class

Students pay $30,000 tuition to receive online math class

December 20, 2019

Many Battlefield students find themselves applying to, and subsequently attending, one of the most popular colleges in the state: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. More commonly known...

Elevating the environment

Elevating the environment

November 13, 2019

This year at Battlefield, there are over three thousand students. As a whole, the students produce a lot of waste. Things such as using plastic water bottles and misusing the recycling bins are factors ...

Quick tips to improve writing skills

Quick tips to improve writing skills

October 23, 2019

Writing is an important activity. Most people are required to write multiple time from the moment they wakes up to the moment they go to sleep. High school is a time where students are taught many effici...

How women fit into a male dominated career field

How women fit into a male dominated career field

September 24, 2019

Battlefield high school’s journalism program is brimming with female students. In fact, it would appear as though journalism is dominated by the females of the student body. How is it then, when watc...

The non-profit organization changing for profit

The non-profit organization changing for profit

September 20, 2019

In 1899 the non-profit organization, currently known as College Board, was founded under the title of College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). A short 27 years following that, the first fee-based Sch...

Where cyberbullying meets freedom of speech

Where cyberbullying meets freedom of speech

April 28, 2019

In the age of social media, a fine line has formed between freedom of speech and cyberbullying. There are laws regarding the consequences of cyberbullying throughout the states; however, there is a lot...

Girls joining The Boy Scouts of America

Girls joining The Boy Scouts of America

March 5, 2019

On October 11, 2017, The Boy Scouts of America announced that they would be allowing girls to join the program. As effective of February 2019, girls were given the opportunity to join Scouts BSA, a new name ...

Battlefield upperclassmen bombard Baskin Robbins

Battlefield upperclassmen bombard Baskin Robbins

February 28, 2019

In November of 2017 the game changed - the ice cream game. It was at that time that Baskin Robbins, a national ice cream chain, opened up in Gainesville, Virginia. Located at 13801 Heathcote Boulevard, B...

Delivering happiness

Delivering happiness

February 26, 2019

Life in America can get very hectic at times. Some people are so busy, that they do not have the time to wait in lines at restaurants, nor do they have the time to drive down to a fast food place. Many...

Here for a good time, not a long time

Here for a good time, not a long time

February 22, 2019

Imagine living the best possible life and being completely satisfied with what has been completed. Now imagine that this life only spans half of a human’s average life expectancy. Some say this is an...

Netflix’s losses

Netflix’s losses

February 22, 2019

Netflix is a worldwide application that streams movies and TV shows for those who subscribe. Subscribers pay a monthly fee and can either choose the basic plan which costs $6.99, the standard plan which ...

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