The Booster Redux

Senior Ainsley Balthazor performs with local band

Members of Out of Context are Lynn Kratz, Ainsley Balthazor and Vincent Norman.

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

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 and sings into the microphone.  In July, Balthazor became the lead singer, keyboardist and bass player for the ...

Freshman Ashleigh Henderson and her journey with twirling

Posing with her baton, freshman Ashleigh Henderson twirls with the band and recently helped actors prepare for a performance of Pippin.

Story by Ashlan Brooks and Lane Phifer

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 years of experience. The stadium lights catch the slim rod as it twirls and dips through the air, the drum beats and melodic...

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

Above is a photo of the American Flag. Photo by Hannah Abarca

Story by Joseph Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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...

Students accepted into Girard Medical Program

Junior Sofie Cummins studies a model heart for her health science class. Cummins is participating in Girard Youth Leadership through a program for health science at the medical center.

Story by Keith Perkins, reporter

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 Leadership Program is a cooperation between Girard Medical Center and greenbush,” said HOSA sponsor Stuart Perez. ...

Behind the scenes: a look at Pippin’s makeup

Junior Tabor Workman and other cast members of Pippin apply their makeup as they get ready for the show.

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

On Oct. 28, teacher Amber Kloster organized a field trip to Ol' Yale Pumpkin Patch for students k-12 who have documented disabilities. Freshman Logan Johnson pumps water for the rubber duck race. According to Logan's brother, senior Jorden Johnson, Logan likes to make people laugh.

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

The marching band performed its annual glow show at the last home football game on Hutch Field. Musicians decorate their instruments and themselves with glow sticks and the stadium is blacked out for the performance.

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 hosted a Day of the Dead Celebration to celebrate Hispanic culture.

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

As athletes exited the building to compete at the bocce Special Olympics, students and staff gathered to cheer on the athletes. This was PHS's first time hosting the bocce event.

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...

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