The Booster Redux

Driving towards success

Driving towards success

Story by Matthew Moore, Reporter

May 5, 2018


Filed under Feature

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 3, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature

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...

Following in Dylan’s footsteps

Following in Dylan’s footsteps

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Showcase

Last Thursday, junior athlete Joel Kafka boarded a school bus to the Robert Plaster Center’s indoor football field. But this time, he didn’t come to jump over track bars or throw a football across the field. Instead, he stood on the sidelines and high-fived Special Olympic athletes as they threw...

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 Vincent Norman, Reporter

April 9, 2018


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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.         ...

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