The Booster Redux

Spreading too thin

Spreading too thin

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the bell rings, I run out of school with my textbooks slipping out of my hands, my tennis bag strap burning my shoulders and my flute case handle sliding off my fingertips. My friend suddenly stops me and says, “Don’t forget about that biology worksheet due tomorrow.” My heart starts raci...

“Vote them out”

“Vote them out”

Story by Patrick Sullivan, Reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

The phrase “vote them out” could be the strongest call to action for my generation. The March for Our Lives took place on March 24, and displayed the increasing disdain for inaction within our government. Young and old alike gathered in towns from Pittsburg, to Washington, D.C. to show support ...

Booster staff reflects on Purple Power Hour

Booster staff reflects on Purple Power Hour

Story by The Booster Redux Staff

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

From Dragon Time to Study Hall and now Purple Power Hour, PHS has undergone numerous attempts over the past four years to accommodate individualized learning time in the school day. Earlier this year, a group of faculty members toured various schools with combined lunch and study periods before co...

A test from another universe

A test from another universe

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

Prior to taking the SAT, I was certain my 4.5 GPA and rigorous coursework would guarantee a competitive score.   I could not have been more wrong. The SAT was a mental battle for which my teachers had never prepared me, with abnormal questions and an impossible time limit. My three s...

Respecting the Oval Office

Respecting the Oval Office

Story by Connor Balthazor, Managing Editor

April 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

There is a great deal of division on if you should respect the office of the president even if you disagree with the person occupying the office. With the previous 44 presidents, it was pretty easy to disagree with them for some people but most still held a modicum of respect for the office as the p...

Graduation ticket limit concerns students

Graduation ticket limit concerns students

Story by The Booster Redux Staff

April 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Spotlight, Staff Editorials

At the beginning of the semester, seniors met with administration to discuss the changes to graduation. Many of us were notified that all seniors will receive eight tickets for the commencement ceremony. After much consideration, our staff members raised a few concerns. During our conversation as a staff, a majori...

Hoping to enact change

Hoping to enact change

Story by The Booster Redux Staff

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spotlight, Staff Editorials

As we’re sure you can tell, this issue does not resemble our typical monthly coverage. Our staff members felt an inherent obligation to address not only our nation’s divisive political climate, but also to bring to the forefront our society’s apparent inability to speak responsibly about controv...

National Disaster

National Disaster

Story by Patrick Sullivan, Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

On Dec. 4th 2017, Donald Trump announced the reduction of Bears Ears by over a million acres, the largest reduction of protected land in American history. He also plans to reduce the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante by 45 percent. This is an outrageous reduction of land protected under the Antiquities Act...

The Divided States of America

The Divided States of America

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

“Words matter.” This simple, yet powerful phrase is my life motto. I hold an immense amount of pride in my words and opinions. I am never afraid to defend them when they are attacked or support them when they are questioned. But unfortunately, my opinions have also made me a target of hurtf...

Booster Staff comments on policy changes

Booster Staff comments on policy changes

Story by The Booster Staff

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

The new school semester brought many changes to policies at PHS. Most recently, administration implemented a revised attendance policy, along with a Punctuality Ball and donuts every Friday, to promote increased presence and reinforce timeliness. However, the Booster staff doesn’t see the need to in...

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