The Booster Redux

Turnbull selected for Korean War Legacy Project

Rebecca Turnbull, social science teacher, witnessed many  economical advances and different sites while she was in Korea.

Story by Sarah Alcantar

October 29, 2019

Social studies teacher Rebecca Turnbull was selected by the Korean War Legacy Project to travel to South Korea to learn about Korean culture last summer. Korean War Legacy’s goal is to inform the public the outcomes of the Korean War and how it has affected the world. “[The application] was opened to teachers ...

Halloween trends through the decades

Designs by Sarah Alcantar, Ashlan Brooks, and Mattie Vacca

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Mattie Vacca, and Sarah Alcantar

October 29, 2019

  Above is a visual representation of the trends in Halloween costumes through the decades. In the 1930s, the animated show Mickey Mouse's Club house aired for the first time. In the following decade, Mini and Mickey Mouse slowly became the most popular costume. With the rise of Wicca, a pagan reli...

Drama Club collects donations for annual Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat

Drama Club participates in a an annual event called Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat to . collect community food donations for Wesley House.

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

October 26, 2019

Since 2003, the PHS Drama Club has participated in “Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat,” a community service initiative where thespian students collect non-perishable food items to donate to the Wesley House. “By doing TOT-Kids, we hope to help our community because they help us so much,” junior ...

Q&A with junior Addison Fornelli

Q&A with junior Addison Fornelli

Story by Joy Lee, Multimedia Editor & Communications Chair

October 26, 2019

How are you doing at PHS? Oh, it's good. It's a lot different, environmentally different, but I'm getting used to it. Why did your family decide to move to Pittsburg? My dad is a baseball coach. He was the head baseball coach at Emporia State for 15 years and then [we] moved this year becaus...

An interview with Condoleezza Rice

Junior Joseph Lee met with former Secretary of State Condelezza Rice on her Oct. 3 visit to Pittsburg.

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

October 23, 2019

On Oct. 3rd, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited Pittsburg State University to give a lecture as a part of the H. Lee Scott Speaker Series. Preceding the lecture, Rice designated time to meet with student journalists from The Booster and Collegio. As a c0-editor in chief, I had the privilege...

Kassi Burns talks about her passion for American Girl Dolls

Sophomore Kassi Burns poses with her first American Girl Doll.

Story by McKenna Hodges, Co-editor-in-chief

October 21, 2019

Junior Kassi Burns first discovered American Girl Dolls as a child on a family vacation at the Mall of America. She and her mother looked through the store but didn’t end up buying a doll until they had done research after the trip. Burns and her mother read books about different American Girl Dolls a...

Sophomore Mason Smith becomes the head programmer for the robotics club

Sophomore Mason Smith becomes the head programmer for the robotics club

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

October 11, 2019

Sophomore Mason Smith has many roles during the day, one of which includes being the head programmer for the robotics club.  Robotics club is one of the many clubs PHS has to offer and Smith says it is a good opportunity for students.  “We get to work on a massive project and I think that is really cool,” Smith sa...

Q&A with freshman Gabby Kasjaka

Freshman Gabby Kasjaka

Story by Kaley Mussa, Reporter

October 9, 2019

What is your favorite part about Halloween? My favorite part about Halloween is the fall scented candles and carving pumpkins. How do you and your family celebrate? My family and I celebrate Halloween by decorating the house, going to haunted houses and carving pumpkins. Do you like to watch...

Q&A with junior chef Hayden Stevens

Junior Hayden Stevens

Story by Kaley Mussa, Reporter

October 8, 2019

When did you first begin cooking? I started cooking around the age of five months, my grandma Debbie was helping me tear up bread for Thanksgiving stuffing. Who is your mentor when it comes to cooking? My grandma plays a really big role in my life and definitely is a major influence in my life. ...

Q&A with sophomore Natalie Horner

Sophomore Natalie Horner

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

October 8, 2019

What do you like about choir? I haven't been in encore very long so this is only my first month, but my favorite part about the choir is probably the atmosphere. We have a very peer-oriented atmosphere and obviously I love singing so that plays a role in the choir too. When did you start showi...

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