The Booster Redux

Constructing a class

Constructing a class

Story by Maddy Robison, Social Media Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Feature

As they walk into class, students set down their backpacks, pick up a blueprint and trade in their textbooks for safety goggles. This is a normal day for students in Chuck Boyles’s stagecraft class. This year, Boyles teaches two new classes — stagecraft in the fall, and theater design in the spring....

Cooking for a bigger crowd

Cooking for a bigger crowd

Story by Emma Fischer, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Feature

This October, Mandy Duncan, the mother of senior Keaira and junior Deonte Duncan, turned her dream of opening up a restaurant into a reality. “I always wanted to open up a restaurant.  If you would’ve asked me 15 years ago what I wanted to do, this is what I would tell you,” Mandy said....

Creating new experiences

Creating new experiences

Story by McKenna Hodges, Online Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Feature

Every fourth hour, senior Arely Rodriguez heads down to special education teacher Amber Kloster’s classroom to see the kids who are some of her best friends. Rodriguez is a student aide in Kloster’s class and also helps out with the Special Olympics. While in Kloster’s class, she plays...

Surviving the battle

Surviving the battle

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, In-Depth, Showcase, Spotlight

Junior Caden Bressler spends most of his waking hours on the practice field. Starting his second year after moving from Paola, he’s earned varsity positions on the football, soccer, baseball and basketball teams. His name is chanted in the student section on Friday night during football games. ...

Thriving

Thriving

Story by Ximena Ibarra and Matthew Moore

October 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Uncategorized

Every morning at 5:00, junior Ethan Weidert climbs out of his bed, makes his pre-workout shake and heads out the door to work out. Ethan starts as an inside linebacker on the varsity football team. He powerlifts. He throws discus and javelin on the track team. Just last year, as a sophomore, he ...

Breaking gender roles

Breaking gender roles

Story by McKenna Hodges and Nicole Konopelko

September 21, 2018


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Showcase

The sound of the fight song filled the air at Hutchison Field minutes before the start of last Friday night’s football game against Blue Valley North. The football players laced their cleats and tossed the ball to warm up. The band members played through their songs in the Pittsburg Community Mid...

SPECIAL COVERAGE: LGBTQ+ youth in PHS

SPECIAL COVERAGE: LGBTQ+ youth in PHS

Story by Nicole Konopelko and Ximena Ibarra

July 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

It’s hard to live in a body that you feel you were never born to live in. It’s hard to feel accepted when others say you are unnatural because of who you love. It’s also hard to put yourself in the shoes of a person who has dealt with all of these difficulties firsthand. But it’s easy to ...

Bonding for success

Bonding for success

Story by Matthew Moore, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Feature

As senior Coltin Oehme lays his first layer of brick at the SkillsUSA National Masonry Competition, he thinks back to the times he spent learning masonry with his coach and uncle, Nakoma Oehme. “[My favorite part of masonry is] just knowing that I can continue the family tradition: just trying to honor their legacy,...

Freshman finds her passion for speaking without words

Freshman finds her passion for speaking without words

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Showcase

Every time she takes a science test, freshman Emily Wachter grips her pencil and tries to block out every thought running through her head. A potential F on her transcript. A wrong answer. The closet door she had left open in her room. She knows the material, yet self-doubt still infiltrates...

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