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

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 from his time of service in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Chuck Boyles, teacher and technical theatre director, sees the 22 years he s...

Behind the scenes: a look at Pippin’s makeup

Behind the scenes: a look at Pippin’s makeup

Story by Joy Lee, Strategic Communications Chair

November 15, 2019

Before the red curtains open up the stage to start the show, all 33 cast members rush to get their faces painted, hair done and ready for the first scene.  On Nov. 15-17, Pittsburg High School theater is performing PIPPIN at the Memorial Auditorium. Senior Kennedy Tomasi, along with eight other s...

A class for every student

A class for every student

Story by McKenna Hodges, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2019

Before class starts, freshman Logan Johnson and senior Jorden Johnson start off their day by playing football together with a group of friends. Running to both sides of the gym, Logan and Jorden laugh as they try to see who can catch the ball first.    “It shocks me how the other boys involve h...

Band’s annual glow show lights up Hutch Field

Band’s annual glow show lights up Hutch Field

Story by AJ Ortiz, Reporter

November 12, 2019

During a typical football performance, junior drum major Emma Noonoo steps into her position above the band and raises her hands up, the band frozen in place, ready to start the show. This performance, however, has one key difference; the field isn’t lit up by the stadium lights. The band does their per...

Story by Mattie Vacca, Reporter

November 10, 2019

Friendship, sisterhood, community. These are all the characteristics that the Girl Gang strives to achieve. Senior Addy Campbell is passionate about being a part of a strong community for young women.  Campbell was able to do this because of her mentor Mariah Calyn, who founded the Girl Gang. ...

Spanish Club hosts Day of the Dead Celebration

Spanish Club hosts Day of the Dead Celebration

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

November 5, 2019

In order to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Spanish Club members hosted the yearly festival on Nov. 5. The Day of the Dead is a holiday that is traditionally celebrated on Nov 1-2. It began in Mexico, however, it’s also celebrated all throughout Latin America.  “Day of the Dead is split int...

Pittsburg High School hosts first bocce Special Olympics

Pittsburg High School hosts first bocce Special Olympics

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

October 30, 2019

On Oct. 22, Special Olympic athletes exited the building through a tunnel of student supporters on their way to compete in the first bocce tournament held at PHS. The school has participated in Special Olympic sports such as unified bowling and golf, but this was the first time Pittsburg High School ha...

Turnbull selected for Korean War Legacy Project

Turnbull selected for Korean War Legacy Project

Story by Sarah Alcantar

October 29, 2019

Social studies teacher Rebecca Turnbull was selected by the Korean War Legacy Project to travel to South Korea to learn about Korean culture last summer. Korean War Legacy’s goal is to inform the public the outcomes of the Korean War and how it has affected the world. “[The application] was opened to teachers ...

Halloween trends through the decades

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Mattie Vacca, and Sarah Alcantar

October 29, 2019

  Above is a visual representation of the trends in Halloween costumes through the decades. In the 1930s, the animated show Mickey Mouse's Club house aired for the first time. In the following decade, Mini and Mickey Mouse slowly became the most popular costume. With the rise of Wicca, a pagan reli...

Drama Club collects donations for annual Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat

Drama Club collects donations for annual Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

October 26, 2019

Since 2003, the PHS Drama Club has participated in “Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat,” a community service initiative where thespian students collect non-perishable food items to donate to the Wesley House. “By doing TOT-Kids, we hope to help our community because they help us so much,” junior ...

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