The Booster Redux

Local alternative rock band One Fret High perseveres through COVID-19

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor April 18, 2021

For some people, music is a hobby, for others it’s an experience. But for the members of the local band One Fret High (OFH) — it's a lifestyle.  Lead singer, lyricist Ari St. Claire and drummer,...

Librarian Samantha Warren receives Rainbow Library book grant

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor March 8, 2021

On Jan. 24, librarian Samantha Warren received notification the PHS library was a recipient of the Rainbow Library Grant. This grant sends free LGBTQ+ affirming books to schools across states such as Kansas,...

English teacher Emily George leads participants in a Jazzercise class after school. George is passionate about the class and enjoys using movement as a way to unwind.

Jazzing it up with English teacher Emily George

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Online Editor-in-Chief, Print Managing Editor March 5, 2021

Heart pounding and chest heaving, English teacher Emily George moves her body to the beat of the music playing overhead, instructing the 10 women standing in front of her to do the same. She’s teaching...

Angela Pallarés looks at Natalie Talent (12) while giving her critiques of her speaking quiz.

Native speakers better understanding the language through Spanish class

Story by Francisco Castaneda, Photographer, Videographer March 3, 2021

As sophomore David Vail walks the halls at PHS, he struggles to read club flyers and communicate with peers. When he walks into his Spanish class, he is able to take a breath and understand the environment...

Senior Madden Petty shooting against the Chanute Comets.

Madden Petty joins 1,000 point club

Story by Kaley Mussa and Lane Phifer March 1, 2021

On Feb. 12 in a win over the Chanute Comets, senior Madden Petty joined the 1,000 point club. She achieved her goal of 1,000 without playing her junior season. Shortly after, Petty suffered a season ending...

Breaking Gender Roles: Junior Drake Plain shares his journey with makeup

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor February 17, 2021

As junior Drake Plain gets ready for school, he gets out of bed, brushes his teeth and begins applying his makeup look for the day.  For years, Plain hid his passion for makeup behind closed doors...

TenMinuteTalks: Black History is American History with Robert Gomez and Alexyia Lunday

TenMinuteTalks: Black History is American History with Robert Gomez and Alexyia Lunday

February 11, 2021

Welcome back to the show! Similar to last week's episode, I'll be having junior Robert Gomez co-host with me. In this week's episode we'll be talking about Black History month, why it matters and why it...

Painting with passion: senior Audrey Goode curates a portfolio

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor January 30, 2021

After the second bell rings, senior Audrey Goode walks to her Independent Study art class, gathers her materials, sits down and begins painting segments of her latest art project.  On Jan. 7, Goode...

TenMinuteTalks: Talking about Tattoos with Mercedes Angeles, ft. Auynx Estes, Jessica Franklin, Keith Matlock and Walter Simpson

TenMinuteTalks: Talking about Tattoos with Mercedes Angeles, ft. Auynx Estes, Jessica Franklin, Keith Matlock and Walter Simpson

Story by Lane Phifer and Mercedes Angeles January 30, 2021

In this week's episode on TenMinuteTalks, we are joined my Pitt Media staff member Mercedes Angeles where her and host Lane Phifer co-host together and discuss tattoos in the workplace, teens with tattoos,...

This illustration showcases how police reacted to the Black Lives Matter protests compared to the Capitol Break in protests.

A closer look at Jan. 6

Story by Keith Perkins, Reporter January 23, 2021
Following the incident Wednesday, January 6, in which white nationalist demonstrators overwhelmed police officers and breached the United States Capitol building, and the nature of the response by authorities has raised questions. 
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