The Booster Redux

Drama program attends thespian festival
ACT adopts new testing policies

December 16, 2019

ACT Inc. plans to adopt a new policy change in September 2020, allowing single-section scores to be improved without the risk of lowering other subsection scores on a retake. In...

Pippin qualifies for state

December 13, 2019

The musical “Pippin” is leaving Pittsburg and going to state. The musical is a coming-of-age story about the life of a boy named Pippin. Senior Gabe Anderson plays Pippin...

Club 209A, Leadership Class collaborate to host donation drives

December 4, 2019

As the holidays begin to approach us, faculty members are taking charge to aid students that don’t have their basic needs met at home. In order to do so, Club 209A, a counseling...

A inside look at district transportation

December 4, 2019

Around the country, there are parked school buses with a sign that reads: "Bus drivers wanted."  According to Forbes, there is currently a bus driver shortage across the...

Self-taught dancer lands a spot on dance team
Senior Ainsley Balthazor performs with local band

December 20, 2019

As senior Ainsley Balthazor approaches the stage at Julie Fest, a women’s and arts festival in Joplin, she feels a rush of adrenaline runs through her as she picks up her instrument...

Freshman Ashleigh Henderson and her journey with twirling

December 6, 2019

Standing in front of the band in purple, white and silver, freshman Ashleigh Henderson spins and manipulates a baton. Her smile is carefully in place and her hands steady from...

When the brave return home: the aftermath of active service and those left behind

November 15, 2019

An American flag drapes over a wall. A mannequin is dressed in fatigues and battlefield gear while the corner of his office is decorated with pictures of comrades and memories...

Students accepted into Girard Medical Program

November 15, 2019

Seniors Cali Donovan, Megan Loudermilk, Mikayla Kitchen and junior Sofie Cummins were accepted into the Girard Medical Center Youth Leadership program.  “The Girard Youth...

Instagram model sells nude photos to save Australia: is she wrong?
New Year, New M-STOP

New Year, New M-STOP

January 3, 2020

With the start of the new year, people all across the world are taking action on their new year resolutions. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get better grades, or to simply...

A paperless route to future problems: why digital isn’t always better

A paperless route to future problems: why digital isn’t always better

December 10, 2019

At this point in every school year, teachers and students alike scramble to make up for lost work and juggle remaining assignments and end-of-semester tests. The only...

How Trisha Paytas’ “Coming Out” video negatively effects the trans community

How Trisha Paytas’ “Coming Out” video negatively effects the trans community

December 4, 2019

American Youtuber Trisha Paytas is known for her clickbait and controversial content that range from topics about plastic surgery, race, hoarding, and most recently, gender identity.  After...

Rivalry heats up: wrestlers prepare for inaugural Frontenac duel
Dance team hires new coach midseason

Dance team hires new coach midseason

January 13, 2020

Before alumna Taylor Redd started dancing, she was reserved and had stage fright. “I was shy before I began dancing,” Redd said. “But after a couple [of] years… I broke out of my shell and no...

Game changer: PHS moves up to a 5A classification

Game changer: PHS moves up to a 5A classification

November 14, 2019

Next year, football will be moving up from the 4A to the 5A division due to an increase in enrollment. Every year in the state of Kansas, a count is taken on Sept. 20 to determine the official enrollment...

Repairing Hutch Field: District investigates turf replacement

Repairing Hutch Field: District investigates turf replacement

November 12, 2019

As the 2019 football season finished, the district is currently in the process of working on a plan to replace the turf on Hutchinson Field. The current turf was installed in 2012.  According to...

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