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HOSA students qualify for internationals

HOSA students qualify for internationals

Story by Vincent Norman, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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Students from all over the U.S. and Puerto Rico will be competing at Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) internationals leadership conference. Seven students from Pittsburg High School qualified for the competition. This is the largest amount of HOSA qualifiers that PHS has ever had Jun...

Exploring different cultures

Exploring different cultures

Story by Cassidy Bayliss, Reporter

May 14, 2018


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To promote diversity in the school, sponsors Kristin Thomas and Anatolia Ruiz decided to create Multicultural Club. For junior Rachel Ruiz, multicultural club is a place for people of all different ethnicities, and she says she loves being immersed in different cultures and ideas. “Multicultu...

From Southeast Kansas to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Q&A with forensicator Mikayla Kitchen

From Southeast Kansas to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Q&A with forensicator Mikayla Kitchen

Story by Journey Jaramillo, Managing Editor

May 14, 2018


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This year, 14 PHS forensicators and debaters qualified for the National Speech and Debate (NSDA) tournament in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida — the largest group of students in school history. Sophomore Mikayla Kitchen qualified in "humorous interpretation," a 10-minute long comical acting monologue. In an int...

Results: 2018 Poetry Contest

Results: 2018 Poetry Contest

May 12, 2018


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Three students placed in PHS's annual poetry contest, hosted by the English Department. Click the images to read their award-winning poems and bios. Courtesy to Creative Commons for hover photos.

Saying goodbye to PHS

Saying goodbye to PHS

Story by Ximena Ibarra, Reporter

May 6, 2018


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Six PHS staff members will not be returning for the 2018-2019 school year. Click the images to read their final goodbyes and future plans.

#LincolnOrBust

#LincolnOrBust

Story by Gina Mathew, Editor in Chief

May 5, 2018


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While the citizens of “Urinetown” must pay for the privilege to pee, the cast, crew and pit band are hoping not to give a penny toward their trip to the International Thespian Festival (ITF) as a result of a major fundraising campaign. Approximately 7,000 theater students, teachers and professionals...

Driving towards success

Driving towards success

Story by Matthew Moore, Reporter

May 5, 2018


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In the state of Kansas, 80% of school districts offer driver’s education in some capacity, however some of these schools only offer driver’s education during the summer. According to Joan Peterson, the driver/motorcycle education director of Kansas State Department of Education, USD 250 is one of 45...

Bidding farewell to our seniors

Bidding farewell to our seniors

May 4, 2018


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2018 marks the largest graduating class in student publications, with 20 seniors. Here are their final goodbyes to Room 604.

Hitting the target

Hitting the target

Story by Darius Tinsley, Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under Archery, Feature, Sports

An archer since freshman year, senior Tatum vonWinklepleck developed and improved in her shooting skills and was recently awarded a scholarship. “I’ve been shooting competitively since archery started my freshman year. I couldn't shoot above a 200,” vonWinklepleck said. “But I'm glad I continued...

Speaking pretty

Speaking pretty

Story by Cassidy Bayliss, Reporter

May 3, 2018


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Hard work, determination and consistency are a few of the key points in senior Gina Mathew’s success throughout her forensics career. Mathew is the first to qualify for nationals in forensics all four years in PHS history. “I think it is very humbling,” Mathew said. “I’m honored to know that I am the firs...

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