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Students overcommit to academics, extracurriculars

Students overcommit to academics, extracurriculars

November 15, 2019

About an hour after arriving home, I finally sit down at the table to start doing homework. I reach into my backpack and pull out all the papers I just crammed in. Geometry, Biology and Spanish, all laid out in front of me.  My stomach dropped as I realized that I haven’t even started on a proje...

Bathrooms for all: equal access for every student

Bathrooms for all: equal access for every student

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia

November 14, 2019

Like many transgender people, determinating which public restroom to use is a battle I face every day. I question my safety and how others will perceive me depending on which restroom I choose, not to mention the state laws.  In 2016, the Trump administration created the “Bathroom Bill,” which ...

Post Malone underwhelms, but delivers new pop sound

Post Malone underwhelms, but delivers new pop sound

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

November 12, 2019

After his break-out single, “White Iverson”, singer-songwriter Austin Post, known as Post Malone, has been on a meteoric rise from opening for Justin Bieber, to selling out shows all across the world. Post’s newest album Hollywood’s Bleeding, was released on Sept. 6, 2019.  I’ve been a...

Brooks argues against the use of plastic straws

Brooks argues against the use of plastic straws

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

October 29, 2019

Did you know that Americans use over 500 million plastic straws each day? This number may seem astronomical, but let’s look at the facts: Every year 10 million tons of plastic waste gets funneled into our oceans. Every person on earth wastes 88 pounds of plastic each year, and 79% of that plasti...

Antonio Clown breaks up with NFL

Antonio Clown breaks up with NFL

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

October 11, 2019

As a life-long Kansas City Chiefs fan, I can confidently say that I strongly dislike former NFL player Antonio Brown.  On Aug. 10, Brown’s former trainer filed a federal lawsuit against him accusing him of sexual assault. As the news of his recent sexual assault charge was released, it really d...

Seeing through the smoke

Seeing through the smoke

Story by Sarah Alcantar, Assistant online co-editor

October 10, 2019

This summer, I went to the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Conference (CADCA). At the convention, our Youth Coalition for the Crawford County Livewell Addiction Prevention Taskforce learned about different ways to help our community fight against drugs and tobacco use and also bringing awar...

Hobbs and Shaw delivers entertaining ride

Hobbs and Shaw delivers entertaining ride

Story by Sarah Alcantar, Online Co-Editor

October 8, 2019

I recently watched the movie Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw, another action-packed movie where two people, Luke Hobbs, and Deckard Shaw, team up to fight off Brixton Lorr a bad guy who likes to call himself “black superman”.  Lorr wants to destroy all of humanity and Hobbs and Shaw ...

Banned Books

Banned Books

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

September 25, 2019

You’ve heard debates about whether or not we should ban energy drinks and even cell phones, but what about books? That’s right, schools across the globe are pushing to restrict what reading material is allowed to be taught in their English and literature classes. If you remember reading Of Mice an...

Senior columns: Konopelko and Ibarra

Senior columns: Konopelko and Ibarra

Story by Nicole Konopelko and Ximena Ibarra

May 10, 2019

Editor-in-Chief Nicole Konopelko and managing editor Ximena Ibarra reflect on their years of work for The Booster Redux and student publications, and say their final goodbyes.

Solidifying a passion

Solidifying a passion

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2018

158 days. Three months. Three articles. In journalism time, that’s how long it’s been since I embraced 50 passionate, talented student journalists in Washington, D.C., one-by-one, as tears welled up in my eyes. Tears for the future of journalism. Tears for how much my life had changed in three...

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