The Booster Redux

Why we should thank our teachers

Why we should thank our teachers

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

May 10, 2020

As the school year draws to a close, it’s important to look back on the memories we made and to remember the people that helped us along the way.  Whether you’re a freshman that’s trying to survive high school or a senior preparing for the next chapter of your life, you’ve met a teacher, c...

What to watch?

The photo above is from the A24 film The Florida Project, directed by  Sean Baker.

Story by McKenna Hodges, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2020

While staying home and practicing social-distancing, I’ve had so much time on my hands. What better to do than stay up until three in the morning binge-watch T.V. shows and movies on Netflix? Below are my favorite movies and shows while being stuck at home.    1. The Florida...

“I Am Not Okay With This” Review

“I Am Not Okay With This” Review

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

April 26, 2020

On Feb. 26, “I Am Not Okay With This” aired on Netflix for the first time. The show is about a 17-year-old girl named Sydney Novak that describes herself as a “boring 17-year-old white girl,” but little does she know that she’s anything but boring.  With puberty comes awkward phases, mood swin...

Life beyond high school: effects of early graduation

Art above features the different classes and attempts to demonstrate the lack of numbers in the senior class.

Story by McKenna Hodges and Lane Phifer

April 8, 2020

At every pep assembly, the students of PHS gather together to participate in the class yell. Although there are 203 freshmen, 230 sophomores, and 199 juniors, a small number of seniors stand in the bleachers to cheer for their class.  With a senior class of 173 students, 106 of them have reduced sc...

Paramore’s Hayley Williams produces first solo album “Petals for Armor”

Paramore’s Hayley Williams produces first solo album “Petals for Armor”

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

April 7, 2020

American singer-songwriter Hayley Williams from Paramore has released her first solo album, Petals for Armor I. The album is to be released on May 8, but fans have been getting a few sneak peeks of the album.  The album will be split into two EPs (Extended Plays): Petals for Armor I and Petals...

District partners with Mammoth Sports Construction

The partnership with Mammoth Turf and Pittsburg Community Schools was approved by the USD 250 Board of Education on Monday, January 27, 2020.

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

April 7, 2020

On Jan. 27, the USD 250 Board of Education approved a $399,999 plan for the replacement of the turf on Hutchinson Field. The district is partnering with Mammoth Sports Construction to install the new product, which is called FieldTurf CORE. According to, CORE is “the first multi-layer dua...

Getting through the day, one paint stroke at a time

Getting through the day, one paint stroke at a time

Story by Joy Lee, Strategic Communications Chair

April 6, 2020

Moments before the bell after first hour rings, senior Gracie Puckett heads straight towards the art room, sets her bag down, uncovers her canvas and starts to paint. Puckett’s artistic journey began with drawings and sketches for as long ago as she could remember. However, when she received acry...

Coronavirus state by state

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

April 3, 2020


Combating Coronavirus boredom: three ways you can occupy your time

Informatiional graphic that represents the number of cases, deaths, and recoveries of the Coronavirus in the United States

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

March 21, 2020

Following the outbreak of Covid-19, more commonly known as the Coronavirus, many American citizens have been advised to practice social distancing and stay inside their houses as often as possible. While this new isolation is helping to counteract the spread of the disease, it's not so great at helping st...

AP tests to be administered online and reduced to 45 minutes

Mikayla Kitchen 12 participates in scavenger hunt in Marjorie Giffin's AP Government class. AP. classes will take a modified test at home this year due to the corronavirus epidemic.

Story by Joseph Lee, co-editor-in-chief

March 20, 2020

On Friday, March 20, the Advanced Placement (AP) released information proposing online testing and access to free online course material in response to COVID-19.  AP is a branch under the College Board, which also owns the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  According to information rele...

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