The Booster Redux

Designing a hobby

Designing a hobby

Story by Darius Tinsley, Reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under Feature

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


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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 Due to the sensitivity of the matter, all names have been withdrawn to protect their privacy.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, Multimedia, 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


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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...

#METOO

#METOO

Story by Journey Jaramillo, Managing Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, In-Depth, Showcase, Spotlight

The stories described sexual assaults that took place at home, church, the workplace and on school property. These are their stories. 

Engineering the pathway to regionals

Engineering the pathway to regionals

Story by Patrick Sullivan & Ximena Ibarra

February 5, 2018


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The For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics team is constructing a robot to get out of an arcade game at at the Greater Kansas City Regional March 14-17. Senior Kallie McGuire-Smith hopes to repeat the results of last year’s team.   “I was the driver last ...

Setting the stage

Setting the stage

Story by Cassidy Bayliss, reporter

February 5, 2018


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Seeing her vision come to life, sophomore Kennedy Tomasi put the finishing touches on a grotto. Tomasi spent more than 65 hours building and painting the set of “The Little Mermaid.” As stage manager, she has a number of things to supervise during the show. “I am in charge of the whole backst...

Urinternationals

Urinternationals

Story by Maddie Baden, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2018


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As tears welled up in his eyes, senior P.J. Monsour took what he thought would be his last bow for performing “Urinetown” at the State Thespian Festival on Jan. 2. But what he did not know was it would not be his final curtain call. The next morning, theatre director Greg Shaw announced the cast ...

Fighting like girls

Fighting like girls

Story by Ximena Ibarra, reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Last year millions of Americans made history by participating in the Women’s March. This year #MeToo fueled the flames of another Women’s March, but this time Pittsburg hosted one of the many marches. The local Women’s March was put together by the local chapter of the National Organization for...

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