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Nicole Konopelko named Runner Up for Journalist of the Year

Nicole Konopelko named Runner Up for Journalist of the Year

Story by Lane Phifer, Reporter

May 20, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

After winning Kansas Journalist of the Year on Feb. 24, senior Nicole Konopelko, along with 50 other 2019 State Journalists winners, was given the opportunity to submit her portfolio to the National Journalist of the Year competition. However, Konopelko was selected as runner-up. The competition ...

Junior Dominic Hyatt balances his 50 hour work week with his school work

Junior Dominic Hyatt balances his 50 hour work week with his school work

Story by Hannah Gray, Reporter

May 20, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Junior Dominic Hyatt finds it difficult to balance his job, school life and home life. Dealing with his home life and school work while working up to 50 hours a week fills his schedule. According to Hyatt, after he turned 16, he immediately went out and looked for a job hoping to fill the holes in ...

The places we’ve been

The places we’ve been

Story by Ashlan Brooks and Sarah Alacantar

May 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Below is an interactive representation of places that the Pittsburg High School (PHS) student body and staff have been. Each colored area is a place that someone from PHS has been.  Feel free to click on each marker to learn the stories and memories students and staff have made.  This map may...

Trifecta of broken records

Story by Natalie Talent and Emma Lawson

May 17, 2019


Filed under Film, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field, Video, Videos

Student-athletes, Joel Kafka, Laken Robinson, and Faith Turner breaks records during their 2019 Varsity track season. Watch this video to learn more about them and what they do. 

Behind the scenes with Julian Archuleta

Story by Lane Phifer and Vincent

May 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Video

Invitation only was the title for this year's annual social issues play hosted and performed by the music repertoire class. This year's play focused on party culture along with drug and alcohol abuse.  Senior Julian Archuleta sat down and discussed his journey and how he was able to get into his...

Podcast: Senior Ross Laidler talks about his high school experience

Podcast: Senior Ross Laidler talks about his high school experience

Story by Keith Perkins and Ian Sullivan

May 15, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase, Uncategorized

Keith Perkins and Ian Sullivan interview guest, Ross Laidler about his high school experiences and plans for college. Click below to listen.  https://soundcloud.com/ian-sullivan-824817919/podcast-episode-1

The rise of thrifting

The rise of thrifting

Story by McKenna Hodges and Cassidy Bayliss

May 14, 2019


Filed under Fashion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Thrifting has been around for a while but lately, there’s been a rise in popularity for second-hand shopping. Social media influencers like Emma Chamberlain, have popularized the second-hand clothing market. With this, they have gotten rid of the stigma around “used” clothing. For some students,...

2019 senior goodbyes

2019 senior goodbyes

Story by The Booster Redux Staff

May 14, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Click on the images below to read 14 students' final words about their time on the staff of Pittsburg High School student publications.

A day in the life of a teen mom

A day in the life of a teen mom

Story by Ximena Ibarra, Managing editor

May 11, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Click below to view the life of junior Neira Garcia. Garcia is the mother to 11-month-old Daniel Garcia. ...

Senior columns: Konopelko and Ibarra

Senior columns: Konopelko and Ibarra

Story by Nicole Konopelko and Ximena Ibarra

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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.

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