The Booster Redux

Taking Action

Story by Darius Tinsley, Reporter

January 22, 2018


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As the semester begins, administration is taking steps to encourage positive attendance habits using money, donuts and a new policy. Last semester, students would reportedly show up more than 10 minutes late to a class in order to avoid a tardy due to an imbalance in consequences. According to las...

Eating away at the debt

Story by Maddie Baden, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2018


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Senior Alexis Pichler is an office aide. One of her tasks is delivering notes from the office to students. As she walks in and hands over one specific note in the middle of third hour, she can see the expression change on the students’ faces as they read the piece of paper. The note from USD 250...

‘Urinetown’ is statebound

‘Urinetown’ is statebound

Story by Kali Poenitske, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Jan. 4, the music repertory class will be performing “Urinetown” in front of an audience of 1,800 thespians on opening night of the Kansas Thespian Festival. When sophomore Addy Campbell heard the news, she was filled with excitement. “I actually kind of flipped out. I almost started cry...

Math dept. adopts new textbooks

Math dept. adopts new textbooks

Story by Kali Poenitske, Editor in Chief

November 3, 2017


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On Sept. 27, a parent meeting was held to explain the new math delivery system. With only 24 hours notice, over 90 parents and students attended what was supposed to be a 30 minute meeting, but turned into an hour and a half. Parents voiced concerns about the effectiveness of the new instructional method...

Dreamers On The Field

Dreamers On The Field

Story by Gina Mathew and Ximena Ibarra

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Spotlight

At a glimpse, the soccer team at PHS is like any other. The minute the dismissal bell rings, players gather at the soccer field to practice assists, kicks, blocks and headers. But the diversity of players is what makes them unique, incorporating students from different genders, ethnicities, schools...

Students encouraged to attend tonight’s DACA March & Rally

Story by Gina Mathew, Editor in Chief

September 8, 2017


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A rally will take place tonight at 6 at the Pittsburg Farmers’ Market, where junior Ximena Ibarra will be a featured speaker. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era program allowing undocumented immigrants who came to...

Students View Eclipse

Students View Eclipse

Story by Nicole Konopelko

August 28, 2017


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Americans across the nation were using their protective glasses to observe the first total solar eclipse crossing the country from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean since June 8,1918. Across the district, elementary and middle school students made pinhole projectors out of paper and were provided with g...

Advocating for Action

Advocating for Action

June 14, 2017


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When the Booster Redux staff first published the story about the newly hired principal’s questionable credentials on March 31, we were thrust into an international spotlight for instigating her resignation. Major news organizations, from Good Morning America to the New York Times, kept the phones ringing...

District Hires New Principal

District Hires New Principal

Story by The Booster Redux Staff

June 14, 2017


Filed under News, Spotlight

Following the hiring of incoming Pittsburg High School (PHS) principal Dr. Amy Robertson on March 6, discrepancies arose between Robertson’s personal accounts of her education and information provided by education institutions she said she attended. The discrepancies cast doubt on the accredit...

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