The Booster Redux

Graduated admission

Graduated admission

Story by Gina Mathew, Editor In Chief

April 6, 2018

Along with caps, gowns and tassels, seniors will receive tickets to deliver to family and friends for graduation. Administration opted to reserve the commencement ceremony as a ticketed event this year following discussions on reduced occupancy levels in the main gymnasium. Construction in the gym over the summer incl...

Stepping into the light

Stepping into the light

Story by The Booster Redux Staff

March 8, 2018

The eight students featured on this page have undergone, and are going through, battles. The events and situations in these students’ lives have been overshadowed by views of society. By sharing their stories with the Booster Redux, they have exited the shadows and stepped into the light. &...

Students discuss viewpoints on gun regulations

Students discuss viewpoints on gun regulations

Story by The Booster Redux Staff

March 8, 2018

In light of recent events, the Booster Redux asked students and teachers about their opinions regarding gun control and safety. These are their responses.   Addy Campbell, sophomore "We are having an issue here, and people are dying. From one hunter to another, I understand that there...

Hoping to enact change

Hoping to enact change

Story by The Booster Redux Staff

March 8, 2018

As we’re sure you can tell, this issue does not resemble our typical monthly coverage. Our staff members felt an inherent obligation to address not only our nation’s divisive political climate, but also to bring to the forefront our society’s apparent inability to speak responsibly about controv...

#METOO

#METOO

Story by Journey Jaramillo, Managing Editor

March 5, 2018

The stories described sexual assaults that took place at home, church, the workplace and on school property. These are their stories. 

Wrestling a new challenge

Wrestling a new challenge

Story by Kali Poenitske and Matthew Moore

February 5, 2018

After he removes his prosthetic leg, sophomore Coby Fryar inches onto the wrestling mat. “I go up to the [registration] table, and I take my leg off right there,” Coby said. “Then, I'll crawl onto the mat and put my left foot up and my right knee down and go from there.” Coby was born ...

Fighting like girls

Fighting like girls

Story by Ximena Ibarra, reporter

February 5, 2018

Last year millions of Americans made history by participating in the Women’s March. This year #MeToo fueled the flames of another Women’s March, but this time Pittsburg hosted one of the many marches. The local Women’s March was put together by the local chapter of the National Organization for...

Managing multiple positions

Managing multiple positions

Story by Joseph Lee, Reporter

February 5, 2018

Serving as Pittsburg’s mayor and Pittsburg High School’s Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) administrator, Jeremy Johnson lives a life involved throughout the local community. Working as a JAG administrator, Johnson utilizes his tools as mayor to look for opportunities to engage high school stu...

‘Urinetown’ is statebound

‘Urinetown’ is statebound

Story by Kali Poenitske, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2017

On Jan. 4, the music repertory class will be performing “Urinetown” in front of an audience of 1,800 thespians on opening night of the Kansas Thespian Festival. When sophomore Addy Campbell heard the news, she was filled with excitement. “I actually kind of flipped out. I almost started cry...

Ensemble evolution

Ensemble evolution

Story by Journey Jaramillo, Managing Editor

November 8, 2017

As approximately 12 percent of the student population gathers in one room, vocal music instructor Susan Laushman reflects on the growth of her program throughout the years. Over 15 years, the vocal music program, Encore, has grown dramatically. The number of students increased from 13 to 72. “We...

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