The Booster Redux

How Covid-19 affects downtown Pittsburg: what’s next?

Photo credit: Ashlan Brooks.
Sign posted on the outside of Pitt Discount Liquor's main entrance. Sign advertises that people use their drive through only due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

May 15, 2020

Kansas Governor, Laura Kelly, lifted the stay at home order on May 3rd, but enacted a plan to keep the public safe beyond their quarantine. Barbershops, bars, gyms, theaters, hair and nail salons or state-owned casinos aren't allowed to open until May 18th. However, this date could be changed depending...

Alternative workforce experiences

Nick Bastion 12, along with other trade students, is at the CTEC building working on semester project.

Story by Abby Painter, Social Media Editor

April 8, 2020

At 9:00 on Monday morning, senior Jason Campbell walks in the Career & Technological Education Center (CTEC) building, picks up his torch and sparks fly as he begins to weld. Campbell began taking welding classes his junior year. He was inspired by his father to enroll at CTEC after finding ou...

District implements new program to prepare students

Dr. Brad Hanson, assistant superintendent, gave a presentation on a new educational program called Capitals Advanced Personal Studies, also known as CAPS, to local businesses in the community.

Story by Sarah Alcantar, assistant online co-editor

April 7, 2020

There is a new program that will be coming to Pittsburg High School next year. Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is a program that allows students to get immersed in the community and prepare them for the workforce with personalized learning experiences. “It's similar to [internships], but it's s...

Coronavirus state by state

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

April 3, 2020


AP tests to be administered online and reduced to 45 minutes

Mikayla Kitchen 12 participates in scavenger hunt in Marjorie Giffin's AP Government class. AP. classes will take a modified test at home this year due to the corronavirus epidemic.

Story by Joseph Lee, co-editor-in-chief

March 20, 2020

On Friday, March 20, the Advanced Placement (AP) released information proposing online testing and access to free online course material in response to COVID-19.  AP is a branch under the College Board, which also owns the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  According to information rele...

Cases, Countries, and the Coronavirus: a situation summary by region

Cases, Countries, and the Coronavirus: a situation summary by region

Story by Sarah Alcantar and Ashlan Brooks

March 18, 2020

This is a map of all of the countries that have had confirmed cases of COVID-19.

BREAKING: District cancels schools for March 16-20 in response to COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, USD 250 is canceling school March 16-20.

Story by Joseph Lee, co-editor-in-chief

March 15, 2020

On Sunday, March . 15, USD 250 administration closed all schools March 16-20 in response to COVID-19.  District-affiliated sports, fine arts, clubs and public events are canceled until further notice and spring break, scheduled for March 23-27, will continue as planned. All other Crawford County s...

BREAKING: Absences removed from finals exemption criteria

Above is fill a photo for the news category. Designed by Elle Burgess

Story by Hannah Gray and Kaley Mussa

March 11, 2020

As of March 9, Pittsburg High School has excluded absences from the criteria of finals exemption policy.  Due to policy, students were motivated to attend school while symptomatic to maintain eligibility for final exemptions.  Sophomore Rachael White visited SEK Urgent Care on Sunday after experiencing a sore...

Junior Emily Wachter travels to Washington, D.C. as Tourette ambassador

Junior Emily Wachter poses with her nails which are decorated with Tourette's awareness colors and art.

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

March 3, 2020

From March 2-4, junior Emily Wachter will be representing Kansas as an ambassador at the Tourettes Association of America (TAA) in Washington, D.C. TAA offers the Youth Ambassador Program, where teens 13+ across the U.S. are chosen to represent their state by nomination.  After Wachter was neu...

Competing from the screen: a new Esports club available at PHS

Link to the PCMS eSports Website

Story by Sarah Alcantar, assistant online co-editor

February 24, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 25 there will be a meeting for the new Esports club for the high school at 7:45 a.m.  “Esports is just like any other sport, you have a group of people competing against each other,” said Jamie Howard, Technology Integration Specialist and co-founder of the Esports club. ...

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