The Booster Redux

Looking forward: #METOO

Looking forward: #METOO

Story by Journey Jaramillo, Managing Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, In-Depth, Spotlight

Though the February issue of the Booster Redux highlighted the rise of the #MeToo movement, the aftermath of sexual assault remained in the dark. Students, who will remain anonymous, along with professionals intend to bring the hereafter of sexual assault to light. Although the legal procedures following ...

Classes embrace student diversity

Classes embrace student diversity

Story by Patrick Sullivan, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Feature

The high school’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program has grown exponentially. The ESOL program has 51 students with 25 students receiving direct ESOL services. The program, led by ESOL teacher Lijun Zhu, has influenced other departments to teach classes solely for ESOL students. Th...

Going for gold

Going for gold

Story by Violet Norman, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Feature

Along with selling cookies, Girl Scouts are working toward making a difference in the world. Girl Scout troop 20534 is working towards it’s final achievement, the Gold Award. The troop includes seniors Savannah Jones, Kaity Rhea, Eileen Trasher and Miranda Madden.   To earn the Gold Award, t...

“Yeezy” money

“Yeezy” money

Story by Matthew Moore, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Feature

Isaac Leverenz gathered his equipment and headed to his friend, Ely Parks’s house with the intention of making hundreds of dollars. Over the course of two years Leverenz has made between $1500 and $2000 by “flipping” shoes. Flipping a shoe is when a company such as Adidas creates a low supply ...

Aspiring rappers

Aspiring rappers

Story by Susana Canales, Reporter

April 8, 2018


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On March 11, junior Austin Edwards was preparing for his first live concert. It was 48 degrees and the concert would be held outside at Lakeside Park. Edwards uses MediaFire, a Texas-based app that promotes file sharing and storage, as a platform for his music.        ...

Designing a hobby

Designing a hobby

Story by Darius Tinsley, Reporter

April 8, 2018


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Turning a pastime into a craft, junior Keenan Bishop started building his own skateparks for fingerboarding. According to Bishop, fingerboarding is miniature skateboarding and its appeal comes from the ability to skate almost anywhere at almost any time. Bishop started fingerboarding in seventh gra...

Fleeing 2,075 miles

Story by Ximena Ibarra, Reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under Feature

Two years ago, junior Sam García fled Coatepeque, Guatemala to Pittsburg through mountains, deserts and rivers to seek safety from gang violence, but his stay in the U.S. is not guaranteed. Due to the sensitivity of the matter, all names have been withdrawn to protect their privacy. The Boos...

Stepping into the light

Stepping into the light

Story by The Booster Redux Staff

March 8, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Spotlight

The eight students featured on this page have undergone, and are going through, battles. The events and situations in these students’ lives have been overshadowed by views of society. By sharing their stories with the Booster Redux, they have exited the shadows and stepped into the light. &...

Students discuss viewpoints on gun regulations

Students discuss viewpoints on gun regulations

Story by The Booster Redux Staff

March 8, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Spotlight

In light of recent events, the Booster Redux asked students and teachers about their opinions regarding gun control and safety. These are their responses.   Addy Campbell, sophomore "We are having an issue here, and people are dying. From one hunter to another, I understand that there...

Q&A with Bressler

Q&A with Bressler

Story by The Booster Redux Staff, Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Feature

The Booster Redux (TBR): What urged you to make the Finals Exemptions change? Phil Bressler (PB): We looked at attendance in the fall, and it was a bit of an issue. We went to our building leadership team and our department chairs and decided that [finals exemptions] is the one thing that has wor...

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