The Booster Redux

Cleaning up purple power hour

Cleaning up purple power hour

Story by McKenna Hodges, Online Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Did you actually use Purple Power Hour? I don’t know about you, but Purple Power Hour (PPH) gave me a chance to finish homework and catch up on work I didn’t have time to do otherwise. Between writing stories for The Booster Redux and working after school 20 hours a week, those 50 minute...

Subtracting storage

Subtracting storage

Story by Cassidy Bayliss, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

During the first week of school, I acquired three textbooks, was required to make two binders for classes and carry all of my school essentials. Needless to say, having a locker was important to me. At first, lockers were not available to students. After students approached administration, it was decided ...

Nowhere to go

Nowhere to go

Story by Emma Fischer, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Social Issues

“Do you ever feel lonely?” I asked some friends of mine this. They are the kinds of people who had those stereotypical, small-town childhoods.  The kinds of people who have been friends their entire lives. But when I asked if they've ever felt lonely, they said yes. I asked more people...

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...

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