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District hires Heardt as new principal, begins replacement process

District hires Heardt as new principal, begins replacement process

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Starting in July, current assistant principal Kelynn Heardt will take over as the head principal of Pittsburg High School. The USD 250 Board of Education approved Heardt’s hiring in its regularly scheduled board meeting on March 4. Heardt will replace principal Phil Bressler, who resigned in early January to seek a su...

Konopelko named Kansas Student Journalist of the Year

Konopelko named Kansas Student Journalist of the Year

Story by Joy Lee, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Senior Nicole Konopelko received a call on the morning of Feb. 24 from Eric Thomas, the executive director of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association, that she was named the Kansas Student Journalist of the Year. “I had been waiting for a few weeks to find out about how my portfolio did and whe...

HOSA members qualify for International Leadership Conference in Orlando

HOSA members qualify for International Leadership Conference in Orlando

Story by Mattie Vacca, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Feb. 20, 26 members of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) program attended the Spring Leadership Conference at Pittsburg State University. Out of the 26, 11 qualified for the International Leadership Conference in Orlando. These students are freshmen Joy Lee and Katie Rodriguez, sophomores...

The process behind canceling

The process behind canceling

Story by Nicole Konopelko and Lane Phifer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Tomorrow is already setting itself up to be another cold day. The National Weather Service (NWS) projects a high of 24°F, a wind chill value as low as five and a possible snow accumulation of 1-2 inches, creating hopes for a snow day. But what factors into the decision to cancel school? T...

Forensics team hosts largest tournament in school history

Forensics team hosts largest tournament in school history

Story by McKenna Hodges, Online Editor

March 2, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The debate and forensics team hosted a tournament larger than last year's 5A State Forensics Tournament at Valley Center, with over 300 competitors from 21 different schools. Due to weather cancelations, several of the previous tournaments had been canceled, which left this tournament as one of th...

Sophomore wrestler places fourth at state tournament

Sophomore wrestler places fourth at state tournament

Story by Vincent Norman, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Wrestling

On Feb. 9, sophomore wrestler Rebeccah Jones competed at the McPherson Girls State Wrestling Championship and won fourth place in her weight class of 106 pounds. 80 schools competed in McPherson, Kansas and with Jones representing it, Pittsburg High School placed 52nd. “Her points alone were pr...

Administration debates on reimplementing Purple Power Hour

Administration debates on reimplementing Purple Power Hour

Story by Sarah Alcantar, Reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Students have been asking what is going to happen with Purple Power Hour, the 50-minute lunch period that was suspended in early September, but according to administration, there isn’t a definite answer. “The new cafeteria is not open yet. If we rewind a little bit, part of our issue was not ...

Creating irreversible masterpieces

Creating irreversible masterpieces

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2019


Filed under Feature, In-Depth, Showcase, Spotlight

I wanna stay in love with my sorrow, oh, but, God I wanna let it go. For some people, these words are nothing more than Evanescence song lyrics. But for sophomore Temper Raign Jetamio Estes — who was diagnosed with clinical depression in middle school — they’re much more. “I completely under...

Gallery: Footloose

Gallery: Footloose

Story by Hannah Abarca, Photographer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Photography, Showcase, Theatre

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