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PHS to host second annual Bill Hanson Memorial tournament

PHS to host second annual Bill Hanson Memorial tournament

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

January 23, 2020

Thursday, Jan. 23 - Saturday, Jan. 25, PHS will be hosting the second annual Bill Hanson Memorial Tournament.  Originally, the tournament was called the “Border Classic”, until it was renamed in 2019, to honor Bill Hanson, a long time PHS basketball coach.  “Two years ago Coach [Kiley] ...

Frontenac defeats Pittsburg 50-24 in Crosstown Throwdown

Frontenac defeats Pittsburg 50-24 in Crosstown Throwdown

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

January 17, 2020

Thursday, Jan. 16, Frontenac defeated the Dragons with a 50-24 win at the first ever Crosstown Throwdown wrestling duel.   Pittsburg suffered 8 losses against the Raiders, including four falls, one TF and three decisions. Beaman held the only win of the day, topping Lathan Lundberg.  “Honestly I’...

Rivalry heats up: wrestlers prepare for inaugural Frontenac duel

Rivalry heats up: wrestlers prepare for inaugural Frontenac duel

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

January 15, 2020

On Thursday, Jan. 16, the wrestling team will compete at the first Crosstown Throwdown rivalry duel with Frontenac High School. In preparation, Frontenac is releasing students K-12 to cheer on the Raiders.  “The assembly dual idea was brought to me from a friend that coaches high school wrestl...

Drama program attends thespian festival

Drama program attends thespian festival

Story by Ashlan Brooks

January 14, 2020

The drama program recently participated in the annual Kansas Thespians Festival on January 8, 2020. The program took a group of 30 students to Wichita, Kansas for a series of workshops and productions. On Thursday, January 9th, the group performed Pippin for an audience and received a standing ovation...

Instagram model sells nude photos to save Australia: is she wrong?

Instagram model sells nude photos to save Australia: is she wrong?

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

January 11, 2020

In recent days, fires have ravaged parts of Australia, consuming more than 6,000 homes and claiming miles of land. In these times of destruction and heated turmoil, many people have stepped up with donations to fund the efforts to fight the fires and preserve wildlife. One of these instances has ...

Pippin qualifies for state

Pippin qualifies for state

Story by Alexyia Lunday, Reporter

December 13, 2019

The musical “Pippin” is leaving Pittsburg and going to state. The musical is a coming-of-age story about the life of a boy named Pippin. Senior Gabe Anderson plays Pippin in the show. His show credits include: “Crucible,” “Aida,” “Footloose,” “Urine Town,” “The Little Mermaid...

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...

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