The Booster Redux

Managing multiple positions

Managing multiple positions

Story by Joseph Lee, Reporter

February 5, 2018


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Serving as Pittsburg’s mayor and Pittsburg High School’s Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) administrator, Jeremy Johnson lives a life involved throughout the local community. Working as a JAG administrator, Johnson utilizes his tools as mayor to look for opportunities to engage high school stu...

Hammering out stereotypes

Hammering out stereotypes

Story by Maddy Robison, Online Editor

January 12, 2018


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Putting on her tool belt and picking up a hammer, sophomore Kassidy O’Dell prepares for her first hour. Swapping pencils for eye protection is a requirement for students at the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC). O’Dell is one of 20 students who travel to the CTEC building, and only one of...

Contouring characters

Contouring characters

Story by Vincent Norman, Reporter

January 12, 2018


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Before the opening night of Urinetown, junior Hazel Harper was checking the makeup of the entire cast to make sure they were ready for the stage. The cast of Urinetown traveled to Wichita in January for the state competition. Harper worked with theatre director Greg Shaw to design the stage makeup...

Techy teens

Techy teens

Story by Darius Tinsley, Reporter

December 5, 2017


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In the tech lab, students can be found building an elaborate bridge, using a laser to cut a piece of plywood, and even designing a website depending on the class going on at the time. The technology department offers six elective classes activities intended to cover nearly every field related to the...

Singing in the spotlight

Singing in the spotlight

Story by Violet Norman & Kali Poenitske

December 5, 2017


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Growing up, senior Cassie Hurt-McLarty knew she wanted to major in music. “When I was five years old, I was doing a public performance downtown on Broadway [Street], and I told my mom, ‘This is not the Broadway I meant,’” Hurt-McLarty said. “At 12 years old, I decided I wanted to be a voca...

Taking center stage

Taking center stage

Story by Vincent Norman, Reporter

December 5, 2017


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One day before opening night of “Urinetown,” sophomore McKenna Shaw boarded a plane to New York City. On Nov. 15, McKenna performed with her vocal teacher and mentor, Janine DiVita at Feinstein’s/54 Below, a cabaret and restaurant in N.Y. “To get to be in this place I've heard so much...

Women in healthcare

Women in healthcare

Story by Matthew Moore, Reporter

December 5, 2017


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On Nov. 1st through 3rd, juniors Maddi Davis and Madison Nagel, as well as senior Luciana Hernandez traveled to Kansas City to attend an event hosted by the University Of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center. The event was designed to take upperclassman females who have shown a strong interes...

Original piece commissioned for vespers

Original piece commissioned for vespers

Story by Susana Canales, Reporter

December 4, 2017


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As the Holiday Vespers concert gets closer, all choir members are learning a new song. The song, called Vespers Movement 3, has been in the works since summer started. New lyricist and poetry writer Ms. Johnson, has worked for two months over summer to perfect the lyrics. “The whole piece i...

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

Story by Ximena Ibarra, Reporter

November 14, 2017


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From China to Pittsburg Kansas, Lijun Zhu has taught in different parts of the world. Zhu began teaching in the English as a Second Language (ESOL) program for Pittsburg High School this year, but is not entirely new to the school. Zhu was studying at a university in China when the Kansas State Department...

Magic behind the curtain

Magic behind the curtain

Story by Matthew Moore, Reporter

November 9, 2017


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With four more theatre productions coming up this year, the tech crew has been working to make things flow behind the scenes. Some students do not realize the actors are not the only ones making the play possible. The tech crew has been working behind the curtain to create the shows such as lighti...

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