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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...

Mobilizing #METOO

Story by Ximena Ibarra, reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

The #MeToo movement has given a platform for many victims to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. Hollywood sparked this movement which quickly spread to other places including our government. Though there have been numerous cases of sexual misconduct prior to this movement, #MeToo has...

Net neutrality no longer a reality

Net neutrality no longer a reality

Story by Madison Nagel, Reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Every morning when I wake up, I send my Snapchat streaks and check Facebook, Twitter and my email. Between writing for the Booster and doing research for debate, I spend most of my time on the internet. According to Monica Anderson and Andrew Perrin of the Pew Research Center, as of 2016, 87% of Ameri...

Abusing Power

Abusing Power

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

U.S. Sen. Al Franken has placed women’s issues at the top of his agenda for nine years. He wrote a bill guaranteeing emergency contraception on every U.S. military base. He reintroduced legislation to help ensure safe housing for sexual violence victims. Ultimately, he has been a male champion of ...

Gun Control

Gun Control

Story by Lily Black, Design Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

On the night of Oct. 1, Andrea Castilla was celebrating her birthday in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. She held hands with her sister and danced with her boyfriend, Derek Miller, who received permission from Andrea's father to propose. Instead of continuing with the planned propo...

Take a knee opinion

Story by Brooklyn Ussery, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

Colin Kaepernick pioneered the anthem protests during Aug 2016 over what he was said was “social and racial injustice.” At first he sat on the bench, then a former soldier, Nate Boyer, got in contact with Kaepernick through a letter around October 13th, 2016. The two then met and made an agreeme...

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