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A inside look at district transportation

A inside look at district transportation

Story by Sarah Alcantar, Mattie Vacca, and Hannah Gray

December 4, 2019

Around the country, there are parked school buses with a sign that reads: "Bus drivers wanted."  According to Forbes, there is currently a bus driver shortage across the nation. However, in District 250, that is not the case. Though there is not a shortage now, with the continued growth of sp...

Fighting the flu: Hunziker stresses importance of flu shots

Fighting the flu: Hunziker stresses importance of flu shots

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

November 15, 2019

As the 2019 flu-season approaches, nursing staff prepares for the annual sickness.  Advanced practice registered nurse Amber Hunziker, who is in her first year of practice at the high school, has witnessed firsthand the signs of flu-season. “I feel like we've had more confirmed cases sooner...

When the brave return home: the aftermath of active service and those left behind

When the brave return home: the aftermath of active service and those left behind

November 15, 2019

An American flag drapes over a wall. A mannequin is dressed in fatigues and battlefield gear while the corner of his office is decorated with pictures of comrades and memories from his time of service in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Chuck Boyles, teacher and technical theatre director, sees the 22 years he s...

Behind the scenes: a look at Pippin’s makeup

Behind the scenes: a look at Pippin’s makeup

Story by Joy Lee, Strategic Communications Chair

November 15, 2019

Before the red curtains open up the stage to start the show, all 33 cast members rush to get their faces painted, hair done and ready for the first scene.  On Nov. 15-17, Pittsburg High School theater is performing PIPPIN at the Memorial Auditorium. Senior Kennedy Tomasi, along with eight other s...

Bathrooms for all: equal access for every student

Bathrooms for all: equal access for every student

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia

November 14, 2019

Like many transgender people, determinating which public restroom to use is a battle I face every day. I question my safety and how others will perceive me depending on which restroom I choose, not to mention the state laws.  In 2016, the Trump administration created the “Bathroom Bill,” which ...

A class for every student

A class for every student

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

November 14, 2019

Before class starts, freshman Logan Johnson and senior Jorden Johnson start off their day by playing football together with a group of friends. Running to both sides of the gym, Logan and Jorden laugh as they try to see who can catch the ball first.    “It shocks me how the other boys involve h...

Band’s annual glow show lights up Hutch Field

Band’s annual glow show lights up Hutch Field

Story by AJ Ortiz, Reporter

November 12, 2019

During a typical football performance, junior drum major Emma Noonoo steps into her position above the band and raises her hands up, the band frozen in place, ready to start the show. This performance, however, has one key difference; the field isn’t lit up by the stadium lights. The band does their per...

Sophomore Camron Jefferson competes at XC state

Sophomore Camron Jefferson competes at XC state

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

November 8, 2019

Sophomore Camron Jefferson was the only Pittsburg runner that qualified for cross country state this year. Jefferson ran an overall time of 18:07.1 and earned the place of 84th out of 102, averaging a 5:49 mile.  This was Jefferson’s first year running on the team.  “It was a new thi...

JV volleyball team ends season undefeated

JV volleyball team ends season undefeated

Story by Braden Benson, Business Manager

November 7, 2019

It’s the third set and the junior varsity volleyball team is losing 14-9. If Fort Scott scores one more point, the game is over. Freshman Alaycia Harris felt hope of winning fade away and her teammates were accepting defeat.  The Dragons scored a point and the score is now 14-10. Another p...

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