The Booster Redux

Ensemble evolution

Ensemble evolution

Story by Journey Jaramillo, Managing Editor

November 8, 2017


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As approximately 12 percent of the student population gathers in one room, vocal music instructor Susan Laushman reflects on the growth of her program throughout the years. Over 15 years, the vocal music program, Encore, has grown dramatically. The number of students increased from 13 to 72. “We...

Auditioning with Glee

Auditioning with Glee

Story by Haleigh Mynatt, Reporter

November 8, 2017


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This year 14 girls from Girls Glee have the opportunity to audition for District choir for the first time. Districts is a competition where you sing individually for an all-districts choir performance made up of other qualifiers from Southeast Kansas area. “My Girls Glee group has improved over the...

Ruiz elected state president, attends conference in D.C.

Ruiz elected state president, attends conference in D.C.

Story by Vincent Norman, Reporter

November 7, 2017


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From Sept. 16-19, representatives of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) met at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Washington D.C for the 11th Annual Washington Leadership Academy.   Junior and Kansas HOSA president Rachel Ruiz attended the conference as a part of Kansas’s officer te...

Laying the foundation for success

Laying the foundation for success

Story by Katie Painter, Reporter

November 7, 2017


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For senior Coltin Oehme, competing at the World of Concrete and Masonry Tradeshow in Las Vegas will become a reality in January. “I’m really nervous and excited about this competition. I don’t know how to put into words how I feel,” Coltin said. “I have never been to a competition this lar...

Mastering the art of a strong rebuttal

Mastering the art of a strong rebuttal

Story by Gina Mathew, Editor in Chief

November 6, 2017


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As he stands at the podium, legal pad and pen in hand, junior Austin Edwards prepares to deliver an eight-minute speech about education reform. This year, policy debaters argue the national topic: “The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of element...

Meet the majors

Meet the majors

Story by Susana Canales, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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Izabelle Lunday As a drum major, senior Izabelle Lunday feels her duties include helping band director Cooper Neil with anything he needs. Drum majors are responsible for managing time and keeping track of all 75 members. “At games, we have to make sure everyone's uniforms are put away, every part of their un...

Defying Stereotypes

Defying Stereotypes

Story by Maddie Baden, Editor in Chief

November 6, 2017


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The word blocking has two meanings for senior P.J. Monsour. With being on the offensive line in football he blocks players to save the quarterback, but Monsour is also involved in theatre and switches his perspective of blocking to his movements around the stage. Monsour, along with senior Crispin vonWinkle...

Faith Turner

Faith Turner

Story by Journey Jaramillo, reporter

June 12, 2017


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As she cleared her head and focused on succeeding, freshman Faith Turner set her mind on beating anyone she could. April 14, at the Pitt State stadium, Faith broke the school record in the 100 meter dash of 12 seconds by 0.04 seconds. “I was not expecting to do as well as I did because it was...

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