The Booster Redux

Coronavirus state by state

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

April 3, 2020

                   

AP tests to be administered online and reduced to 45 minutes

AP tests to be administered online and reduced to 45 minutes

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

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

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

BREAKING: Absences removed from finals exemption criteria

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 travels to Washington, D.C. as Tourette ambassador

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

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

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. ...

A lot on his plate: Chef Anthony Fischer selected to compete in broadcasted culinary competition

A lot on his plate: Chef Anthony Fischer selected to compete in broadcasted culinary competition

Story by Ashlan Brooks and Mattie Vacca

February 24, 2020

On top of teaching culinary class, Chef Anthony Fischer will be competing in the Show-Me Chefs culinary competition set to film in March. Show-Me Chefs is a broadcast run by students of Missouri State University. He will be facing 11 other chefs for the chance to win $4,000, of which $1,000 will be donated ...

Underage substance abuse can lead to lifelong struggle

Underage substance abuse can lead to lifelong struggle

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Some teens may use their $20 to buy dinner or go to the movies, but Tom, a junior boy who drinks alcohol and smokes marijuana recreationally, decides to spend his money differently. Tom has requested to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the subject.  “Usually I get it from olde...

Coronavirus hits ESOL teacher Lijun Zhu’s hometown

Coronavirus hits ESOL teacher Lijun Zhu’s hometown

Story by Joseph Lee

February 13, 2020

On Jan. 31, the World Health Organization declared a national health emergency in response to a coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. The coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19, continues to spread throughout Hubei Province, home to nearly 60 million people and considered a transportation hub.  ESOL teacher Liju...

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