The Booster Redux

Q&A with Bressler

Q&A with Bressler

Story by The Booster Redux Staff, Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Feature

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...

Managing multiple positions

Managing multiple positions

Story by Joseph Lee, Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature

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...

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